A Separate Reality

A Separate Reality A Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now in A Separate Reality Castaneda tells how he

A Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now, in A Separate Reality, Castaneda tells how he returned to Mexico, to don Juan, and to a world of experience no man from Western Civilization had entered before It is a fascinating journey into the heart of magic readerA Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now, in A Separate Reality, Castaneda tells how he returned to Mexico, to don Juan, and to a world of experience no man from Western Civilization had entered before It is a fascinating journey into the heart of magic readers will not forget Full description

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  1. Carlos Castaneda December 25, 1925 April 27, 1998 was a Peruvian born American author Immigration records for Carlos C sar Arana Casta eda indicate that he was born on December 25, 1925 in Cajamarca, Per Records show that his surname was given by his mother Susana Casta eda Navoa His father was C sar Arana Burungaray His surname appears with the in many Hispanic dictionaries, even though his famous published works display an anglicised version He moved to the United States in the early 1950s and became a naturalized citizen in 1957 In 1960 he was married to Margaret Runyan in Tijuana, M xico They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until 1973 He was educated at the University of California, Los ngeles UCLA B.A 1962 Ph.D 1973.Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism His 12 books have sold than 8 million copies in 17 languages The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.Castaneda died on April 27, 1998 in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico It wasn t until nearly two months later, on June 19, 1998, that an obituary entitled A Hushed Death for Mystic Author Carlos Castaneda by staff writer J.R Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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  1. A Separate Reality Further Conversation with Don Juan The Teachings of Don Juan 2 , Carlos Castaneda 1986 1 The Teachings of Don Juan A Yaqui Way of Knowledge 1968 1365 2 A Separate Reality Further Conversation with Don Juan 1971 1364 3 Journey to xtlan Lessons of Don Juan 1972 4 Tales of Power 1974 1363 5 The Second Ring of Power 1975 1364 6 The Eagle s Gift 1981 1365 7 The Fire from Within 1984 1368 8 The Power of Silence, Further Lessons of don Juan 1988 1368 9 The Art of Dreaming 1994 1374 1 [...]


  2. Our lot as men is to learn and one goes to knowledge as one goes to war I have told you this countless times One goes to knowledge or to war with fear, with respect, aware that one is going to war, and with absolute confidence in oneself In order to become a man of knowledge one must be a warrior, not a whimpering child One must strive without giving up, without a complaint, without flinching, until one sees, only to realize then that nothing matters In this book, Castaneda returns to his appren [...]


  3. Castaneda books were very popular when I was an undergraduate, and when I first started teaching in the 1970s I remember reading all three and being amused and confused I suspect I was mostly interested in the author s descriptions of his experiences with peyote Years have passed, and I revisited A Separate Reality after a friend s adult son passed away I saw imagery and a quote from Castaneda in his artwork, and thought this might be a time to see what I could learn from the book What a differe [...]


  4. I recommend Carlos Castaneda s body of work, which had a great impact on my worldview A Separate Reality the second in the series describes his studies with Don Juan, the Yaqui shaman that he first wrote about in Teachings of Don Juan, a Yaqui Way of Knowledge Like Teachings, A Separate Reality explores the multiple realities that we experience in our lives, such as our dreams, which while we re dreaming are our true universe, and our waking reality, in which our dreams are just a fantasy A key [...]


  5. Don Juan had once told me that a man of knowledge had predilections I asked him to explain his statement My predilection is to see, he said What do you mean by that I like to see he said, because only by seeing can a man of knowledge know What kind of things do you see Everything But I also see everything and I m not a man of knowledge No You don t see I think I do I tell you, you don t What makes you say that, don Juan You only look at the surface of things Do you mean that every man of knowled [...]


  6. When I was an undergraduate in the mid 70 s, Castaneda s Don Juan trilogy with maybe a little Hermann Hesse thrown in was what one read to be considered deep and interesting Thirty years on, Hesse still holds up for the most part For Castaneda one can only ask What was I thinking But presumably that s what undergraduate time should be used for to read broadly and indiscriminately So not everything you read in college is going to be good.


  7. There is another world just beyond our reach and we only need to seek it to find it.In the 1960s Carlos Castaneda made his way to Mexico to learn about Yaqui Indians and to do a little soul searching What he found was a man named don Juan, a very powerful sorcerer and a force to be reckoned with Don Juan turns Castaneda s whole world upside down by teaching him the ways of a sorcerer and the results are some of the most beautiful and touching pieces of nonfiction.In A Separate Reality Castaneda [...]


  8. You can either view Castaneda s work as extremely well written psychedelic fiction prose or you can view it as a collection of vital truths that will help you live a better life Either way you would be right in my opinion, and the fact that it is all most likely completely made up only makes the fiction that much magical to me, and true It was as if the point of departure had always been myself It was as if Don Juan had never really been there, and when I looked for him he became what he reall [...]


  9. Second Don Juan book A little weaker than the first Plus, there are hints of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy re packaged as native American wisdom Old wine in new age skins But instead of reading these as the non fiction they are marketed as, I am reading them as fantasies That said, I love the new character Castaneda introduces here, don Genaro A true trickster, he makes me laugh But the wisdom revealed here is less interesting than the wisdom revealed in the first volume Instead of grounded, her [...]



  10. This is the volume following Castaneda s revised doctoral dissertation, The Teachings of Don Juan 1968 , and preceding Journey to Ixtlan 1972 The three were eventually issued as a cloth trilogy I started the series in paperback, but found the trilogy soon after and purchased it, probably at Stuart Brent Bookstore in Chicago near where I worked during the summer months between college and seminary.


  11. This book was hard to follow, I found myself asking wether or not what was being read was actually occuring or if it was part of a story I still enjoyed it, the book has the potential to open a mind and explore different dimensions outside of this world I really think I would have captured of the books teachings if I had joined in the peyote smoking




  12. A Separate Reality is the second book written by Carlos Castaneda, and while still practically mired in the realm of hallucinogenic mixtures, a few new topics are brought to life seeing, living like a warrior, and shutting off the internal dialogue.It is those three concepts, which bring a rather large change to the narrative presentation Some people argue that it is because the book veers away from the initial inspections of the first book that it must all be fake Okay, very possible It is also [...]



  13. This was a reread from a college assigned book It s a fictional but well written account with some philosophy buried in mystical pretense Castaneda never declared it to be fictional Strange, I wish it were true, and I m not sure why Maybe we want there to be a different world lurking just beyond conscious perception This book and the whole Yaqui Way of Knowledge is an appeal to the mystic want to be It makes our reality seem so boring But actually it s not A separate and better reality is right [...]


  14. This book would probably seem strange to most and only interesting to a few For me I can only say that this book chose me, it came to me at a time in my life in which I was approaching a major spiritual awakening, though I didn t know it This book helped push me over the edge I feel if I would have read it any time sooner than when I did it would have been lost on me.


  15. anthropology or fabrication doesn t matter can t be too much carpe diem literature and this is excellent i ve loved page 88 for many decades


  16. I really tried to read his book, but I d read I thought that the author had spent time with Don Juan on using some kind of drug.


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  18. Esse segundo livro da colet nea dos Ensinamentos de Dom Juan deixa de lado o car ter acad mico ou de entendimento, segundo uma organiza o racional dos pressupostos expostos pelo brujo e anotados pelo aprendiz, para entrar em um jornada diferente, mais complicada, incompreens vel e perigosa.Nessa segunda etapa de aprendizados, depois do retorno de Castaneda aos ensinamentos de Dom Juan, o ponto primordial a capacidade de ver, n o de enxergar, olhar ou compreender, mas algo mais inexplic vel que c [...]


  19. Read this mostly in one sitting at the DMV A world altering read for me The book starts slow but careens into mystical extremes by the second half Castaneda plays the role of the modern person rational, verbal, objective Castaneda is amazingly, remarkably bad at succumbing to metaphysical experience This is hilarious and endearing Castaneda might have been resisting the non linear because he was ostensibly doing anthropological research In any case this makes Castaneda a relatable foil to the wi [...]


  20. Carlos finally returns after years of self reflection, as he attempts to get some additional points of knowledge from Don Juan This ultimately causes Carlos to become interested in the concept of seeing , of which he is willing to go back to experimenting with The Little Smoke in order to accomplish this goal Carlos is exposed to an onslaught of new concepts such as will , the 8 points of experience , controlled folly , and many By the end of the book, Carlos fundamental beliefs about the natur [...]


  21. Read this one first then the first book as well as the others in the series at night, alone if you want the shivers True story Who knows Full of great philosophy Magic Sorcery Imagination When Don Juan tells Carlos about why he lost the one woman he loved, you ll cry When he tells him that his death is always at his left shoulder, and if he looks fast he ll see it, to remind him that everything is fine I haven t touched you yet and it s a friend for doing so, you ll try and look to see it too An [...]


  22. Really enjoyed this book, couldn t stop reading it once I started I read the teachings of don juan prior to a separate reality, but enjoyed the latter better In a separate reality Carlos Castaneda shares his experience once he decided to resume his journey to knowledge This book goes way deeper into the yaqui way of knowledge and describes vividly various mystic experiences Entertaining and full of wisdom, would recommend it to anyone exploring alternate sources of knowledge and orthogonal point [...]


  23. Fact or fiction aside, this was much interesting and rather action driven than The Teachings of Don Juan Read as part of the LOST Book Club, from the episode He s Our You, when a young Benjamin Linus brought this book to an imprisoned Sayid along with a meal Ben described the book as really good, stating that he had read it twice.


  24. One just can t deny, Castaneda s books somehow slip into your soullife and start doing things I liked this book very much because it appeals to my imagination, it s like I can relate to what he writes Altough there is controversy about authenticity, it doesn t bother me, on the contrary.These books are 50 years old and still feel very much alive


  25. Es un libro con un mensaje interesante, el del camino del guerrero y el de ver de una manera distinta sin embargo no ha sido mi libro favorito y me quede literalmente dormido muchas veces intentando leerlo Diferente, pero no un diferente atrapante.


  26. Este libro me gust m s que el primero de Carlos Casta eda Es la continuaci n, pero este es mucho m s personal y lo senti mucho m s enriquecedor.


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