Journey To Ixtlan

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
 

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Contents

PART
1
Erasing Personal History
9
Losing SelfImportance
18
Death Is an Adviser
26
Assuming Responsibility
36
Becoming a Hunter
47
Being Inaccessible
59
Disrupting the Routines of Life
71
A Battle of Power
121
A Warriors Last Stand
139
e The Gait of Power
155
NotDoing
181
I6 The Ring of Power
200
A Worthy Opponent
214
Journey to Ixtlan
231
Stopping the World
246

The Last Battle on Earth
78
Becoming Accessible to Power
88
The Mood of a Warrior
105
Journey to Ixtlan
256
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Page v - For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

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Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960's and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.

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