Carlos Castaneda

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Carlos Castaneda AKA Carlos Cesar Arana Castañeda

Peru 1925 – 1998

Comments: Mezo- American Sorcerer ;Shamanism; psychedelic drugs; tensegrity, Toltec regimen of exercises; nagual, or leader of a party of seers; Lucid dreaming; ultimately, the truth or falsity of the myth Carlos created in Don Juan is less important than the techniques, derived from both European and Native Shamanic sources, available in this Path. See

Teachers: "Don Juan" AKA a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named Don Juan Matus; Aldous Huxley; Timothy Leary; Alan Watts;

Students: Chuck Furnace; Terence McKenna; Robert Anton Wilson; Wavey Gravey; Richard Alpert AKA Baba Ram Dass; Gerald Gardner; Andrew Weil; Ralph Metzner; Regina Thal AKA Florinda Donner-Grau; Maryann Simko AKA Taisha Abelar; Kathleen Pohlman AKA Carol Tiggs; Patricia Partin; Amalia Marquez ; Kylie Lundal; R. Gordon Wasson; Theodore Rosak; Sandra Burton; David Silverman; Felix Wolf,, author of The Art of Navigation: Travels with Carlos Castaneda and Beyond.; Amy Wallace, author Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda; Luis Carlos de Morais; Anne Bancroft; Dr. Stephen LaBerge; William S. Burroughs;


Enemies: Richard de Mille, author of Castaneda's Journey: The Power and the Allegory;

Organizations: ("Fellow Travellers of Awareness"); Cleargreen

Author: The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968; A Separate Reality; Journey to Ixtlan ; Tales of Power; The Second Ring of Power, 1977. (Meeting his fellow apprentices after the 'Final Meeting'); The Eagle's Gift, 1981 (Continuing with his fellow apprentices; and then alone with La Gorda.); The Fire From Within, 1984. (Don Juan's 'Second Attention' teachings through to the 'Final Meeting' in 1973.); The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan, 1987. (The 'Abstract Cores' of don Juan's lessons.); The Art of Dreaming, 1993.; (Review of don Juan's lessons in dreaming.); Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico, 1998. (Body movements for breaking the barriers of normal perception.); The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe, 1998. (Selected quotations from the first eight books.); The Active Side of Infinity, 1999.