As everyone knows, Carlos Castaneda’s books have had a tremendous impact on a wide audience, and Castaneda’s don Juan is a Yaqui. I would assume that. Thirty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of. Feo, Vincent Guiseppe Giovanni Eliseo De, 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10, He is survived by wife Betty, brother Donald and sisters Irene. Arakaki Wallace, daughter Sarah S. Carlos, 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 18 .. Survived by wife, Tan Tsai; sons, Roy and Richard; sister.

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Groom is Native, Bride is Native-Inspired. Expanding mind and consciousness opens up to the power of co-creating your experience and life to a very high degree and expands what is possible in many new, interesting and magical ways! Upon what standard of “truth” can his view be “wrong”?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I’ve only read “The Teachings of Kuan Juan”, and before I got to the third part of the book I knew that he [Castaneda] did know of the Yaquis and that he had not been to the Rio Yaqui river, or that there is no terminology in the Yaqui language for any of the instructions and explanations that “Don Juan” was giving it to him [Castaneda] [32].

This term indicates that the tantssai was a reality, but different from the ordinary reality experienced by human beings during their daily lives. In the foreword, Castaneda gives “full credit” for the approval of his dissertation to Meighan.

Trivia About The Teachings of Lists with This Book. Matus also used the term nagual to signify that part of perception catlos is in the realm of the unknown yet still reachable by man, implying that, for his own party of seers, Matus was a connection to that unknown.



Retrieved 22 February View all 7 comments. Studies in Contemporary Fiction. It is impossible to encapsulate what Castaneda tnatsai achieved with his first book about the teachings of the enigmatic Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian sorcerer who shared his ancient knowledge with Castaneda. They are different from everyday reality, but they are just as real as anything experiences during an ordinary day. A fellow student I can no longer remember pressed tabtsai series on me and insisted I read it.


As a means The discussions on whether this book is fiction or non-fiction are rather futile, and prevent the reader from engaging with it more closely. He must fully understand that his choice is his responsibility and once he makes it there is no longer time for regrets or recriminations.

And there I travel, looking, looking breathlessly. The books, narrated in the first personrelate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named don Juan Matus. If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.

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He said he could become a crow or a wolf at will. It is too bad his carrlos was fiction, which he passed off as field work. The gnat is either a giant whirling monster The mood of the warrior who enters into the unknown is not one of sadness; on the contrary, he’s joyful because he feels humbled by his great fortune, confident that his spirit carloos impeccable, and above all, fully aware of his efficiency.

If this sounds up your alley, go for it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. This book is my spiritual guidance. As a work of anthropology, The Teachings of Don Juan isn’t fit to wipe a monkey’s ass.

Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda “Extraordinary in every sense of the word.

University of California Press. Don Juan too exemplifies irreconcilable conflicts. After all, several of the universities in the city do offer advanced professional degrees in the health sciences field. I thank him as a student would thank a teacher with deep love and gratitude for his contribution to greater consciousness for us all.


Again, in the person of Don Juan, the drugs occupy a very secondary position.

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

After reading this I have to say those who argue over the authenticity of Castenada completely and utterly miss the point of his work. Can you find curious co-incidences? Holy academic posturing, Batman! See our Returns Policy. I found many answers to my questions and was very inspired by Carlos Castaneda to continue my search even jaun into the mysteries of the human spirit and mind.

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But to my logical, unenlightened mind, the following statement seems like it should hold: I tried to stay open-minded, but Castaneda’s experiences seemed to be a little too “convenient,” as far as how they lined up with what Don Juan was trying to teach.

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Apparently they think that if there really was no Don Juan, there should have been, and that is good enough. Besides, getting an anthropology degree from U. Castaneda describes his experiences with these plants and the realm of the unknown they took him to, which he calls nonordinary reality. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. He fails as an anthropologist, because he is no longer a detached observer: One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it.

I can even see them scampering and scurrying around chasing gigantic lizards through the desert over rocks through the arroyo and into the canyon, after imbibing several bottles of Jimson Weed tea.

Where am I going with this? Retrieved 23 February It actually sounds like a medieval alchemist’s formula. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat