"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.read more
Reviews for Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
This adventerous meditation explores the spiritual ways of an Yaqui Indian sorceror in Mexico. Castaneda's writing is eloquently simple while conveying his ideas and experiences throughout the very mindful narrative. Good humors are prevelant while at the same time trying to take the sorcerors guidance with a serious and transcendental point of view. The peyote use alludes to a more naturalist era, almost pre-psychedelic, yet very much covering some of the same terrain of the enlightened mindscape. I recommend reading this book in one sitting, on a warm afternoon while roasting under the unfiltered sun.read more
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