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Separate Reality, A

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In 1961, young anthropologist Carlos Castaneda began an extraordinary apprenticeship with don Juan Matus, a powerful and mysterious Yaqui Indian spiritual leader. The second incredible installment.

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In 1968, Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no one from Western civilization had ever entered before. A Separate Reality follows Castaneda's intimate and intensely personal reunion with don Juan, as he learns to challenge conventional perceptions of reality on the difficult and dangerous road to becoming a "man of knowledge."


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).

"Extraordinary in every sense of the word, and much more than a sequel. While it has the same intelligent modesty, graceful modulation and narrative skill as the first book, Castaneda here abandons his frustrating reticence."     ~The New York Times

"A warrior takes responsibility for his acts; for the most trivial of his acts. He waits patiently, knowing that he is waiting, and knowing what he is waiting for. That is the warrior's way."

Author Matus, Juan
Coauthor Castaneda, Carlos
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 272 pp.
Publisher Simon & Schuster 1991
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