Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda
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 Name: Carlos Castaneda, Ph.D.
 Country of Origin: Peru
 Occupations: Anthropologist
 Year born: 1925
 Year died: 1998
 Age: 73
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2213 8914
 LCNA: n80007692
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Carlos Castaneda was an American author.

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named don Juan Matus. His 12 books have sold more than 28 million copies in 17 languages. They have been found to be fiction, but supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy.

Castaneda withdrew from public view in 1973, living in a large house in Westwood, California from 1973 until his death in 1998, with three colleagues whom he called "Fellow Travellers of Awareness." He founded Cleargreen, an organization that promotes "tensegrity", which Castaneda described as the modern version of the "magical passes" of the shamans of ancient Mexico.

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The Active Side of Infinity
Carlos Castaneda - The Active Side of Infinity
"Carlos Castaneda was one of the most profound and influential thinkers of this century. His insights paved the way for the future evolution of human consciousness. We are all deeply indebted to him." — Deepak Chopra

Published in: English
Editions available: 4
Magical Passes
Carlos Castaneda - Magical Passes
For us to perceive any of the worlds that exist beside our own, not only do we have to covet them but we need to have sufficient energy to seize them. In this revolutionary book, Carlos Castaneda offers readers the...

Published in: English
Editions available: 4
The Wheel of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe: (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 8)
Carlos Castaneda - The Wheel of Time
World-renowned bestselling author Carlos Castaneda's Selection of his writings on the shamans of ancient Mexico.

Thema Categories: History of Ethnic & Tribal Religions
Published in: English
Editions available: 5
The Art of Dreaming
Carlos Castaneda - The Art of Dreaming
The author of The Teachings of Don Juan reveals the spiritual adventures that can be attained through dreams, describing his own journeys into new worlds by using ancient, powerful techniques

Published in: English
Editions available: 4
The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan : (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 7)
Carlos Castaneda - The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan
Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence—wise, infuriating...

Published in: English
Editions available: 6
The Fire From Within : (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 6)
Carlos Castaneda - The Fire From Within
Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings of don Juan and his own experiences, a stunning...

Thema Categories: Shamanism
Published in: English
Editions available: 6
The Eagle's Gift : (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 5)
Carlos Castaneda - The Eagle's Gift
Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical."

Thema Categories: Supernaturalism
Published in: English
Editions available: 4
The Second Ring of Power: (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 4)
Carlos Castaneda - The Second Ring of Power
ENTER THE SORCERESS! Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a defeated and meaningless life to a warrior, a...

Published in: English
Editions available: 4
Tales of Power : (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 3)
Carlos Castaneda - Tales of Power
Don Juan concludes the instruction of Castaneda with his most powerful and mysterious lesson in the sorcerer's art—a dazzling series of visions that are at once an initiation and a deeply moving farewell.

Published in: English
Editions available: 4
Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan: (The Teachings of Don Juan Book 2)
Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan
In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it...

Published in: English
Editions available: 6
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Carlos Castaneda
Carlos Castaneda was an American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs.
Carlos Castaneda
Country of Origin: Peru
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Occupation(s): Anthropologist