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Teachings of Don Juan, The: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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The first book that dared to reveal carefully guarded secrets of antiquity and introduce the world to a truly unforgettable character: don Juan Matus, a man of knowledge.

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The Teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" - the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan.


An insidious common thread weaving through all the Castaneda books is the association of the spiritual (narrow) path to the Left-Hand Path; the Initiate constantly reminded to think of him or herself as a "sorcerer" — set apart from, and above, the average man. And accordingly, the self-centered sorcerer is the only one with a chance of getting out of here alive. Since these mind-boggling shamanic techniques and insights are inextricably linked with a false promise of freedom, they should be approached with caution — the pearls of wisdom carefully extracted from the manure (the dogma).

"An extraordinary spiritual and psychological document."    ~The New York Times

"Castaneda's sanity lends to even the most lurid experiences the force of data. It compels us to believe that don Juan is one of the most extraordinary figures in anthropological literature, a neolithic sage. It helps us to accept, from the continent we stole, a mysterious gift of wisdom."      ~Life

"A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret his steps."

Author Matus, Juan
Coauthor Castaneda, Carlos
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 238 pp.
Publisher Simon & Schuster 1990
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