Separate Reality

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Simon and Schuster, 1991 - Fiction - 272 pages
105 Reviews
"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan

In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back.
Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.

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Review: A Separate Reality (The Teachings of Don Juan #2)

User Review  - Irina N - Goodreads

How do you review a non fiction book? This time around I really tried to use this book as a practical guide. Previously after reading a book by Castaneda, I would feel changed and mesmerized but I ... Read full review

Review: A Separate Reality (The Teachings of Don Juan #2)

User Review  - Frank McAdam - Goodreads

I had first read A Separate Reality many years ago while still a college student. I had hesitated to reread it because I was afraid that after all this time it would have lost its magic and would now ... Read full review


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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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