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The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Thei&hellip by Carlos Castaneda
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book reduces Castaneda's writing to bite size paragraphs which are easy to read and accessible as they are presented book by book. He also adds very short anecdotes about his experiences. It helps to serve as a useful reminder and to stimulate thought about his writings.
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledg&hellip by Carlos Castaneda
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It it hard to calculate the impact this book has on your world view. we learn for the first time about Carlos castanedas apprenticeship with Don Juan and it`s devatating effect on his perception of the world. I was moved by the haunting beauty of his accounts of the desert and the startling experiences he had at the mitotes. It is necessary to read the later books in his series to fully understand what was occuring for Carlos as much that was happening to him was either inaccessible to his ordinary memory or incomprehensible to him at the time. When I read Fire From Within I had to totally reassess all of the previous works as I was completely confounded. These accounts are beautiful… Read more
Sorcerer's Crossing: A Woman's Journey (Arkana) by Taisha Abelar
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
For a person who has been reading and following Carlos Castanedas accounts of his apprenticeship it is refreshing and joyful to read an account that corroborates his accounts. I was deeply moved and inspired by Taisha`s experiences as she was taught how to manipulate her perception. I feel it provoked a fundamental change in myself and lead me to re-order my life. One can truly achieve remarkable things with the philosophical basis of what Taisha and Carlos describes. What is best about Taisha`s account for me is the clarity and readability of her writing. Sometimes Carlos Castaneda`s writing of the dialogues can be hard going and repetitive. All in all Sorcerers Crossing is a very… Read more