Las ensenanzas de Don Juan: una forma yaqui de conocimiento, es un libro escrito por Carlos Castaneda. Se publico por primera vez en en ingles y en . The Teachings of Don Juan has ratings and reviews. I am going to give the same review to all the Carlos Castaneda books I read in that series. therefore, it seems unreal. CARLOS CASTANEDA (From The Eagle’s Gift; prologue) us to the point of exhaustion. before we open ourselves to it. DON JUAN.

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This book has the spirituality of Coehlo’s The Pilgrimmage though more believable because of the use of psychotropics – i couldn’t finish that one and the mind-bending trips of Wolf’s ‘The Electric Koolaid Acid Test.

The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to castameda him.

It purports to document the events that took place during an apprenticeship with a self-proclaimed Yaqui Indian Sorcerer, don Juan Matus from SonoraMexico between and I understand why don Juan was annoyed with the narrator, he got on my nerves at times, too. Las Ensenanzas de Don Como novela el libro es un acierto. Get to Know Us. He also displays a certain penchant for yerba del diablo i. My impression is that the thesis form of the book is supposed to give credence to the idea that the book is non-fiction, as CC claimed.

The book does have a Paolo Coehlo quality that can feel empowering, with instructional sentences that have a come-from-above flavor. As far as I can tell, the following two propositions should strike most people as uncontroversial: Yet, it is important to keep in mind that there are only two characters in the book: Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do.


The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda

Want to Read saving…. Please try again later. A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He describes his fascination with psychotropic cacti, mushrooms and jimson weed, and Although the authenticity of this text has been questioned over the years, and it has been disowned as an anthropological case study for obvious reasonsthis text remains a beautiful and thought-provoking piece of historical fiction.

After discontinuing his lessons and training, he synthesized everything he has learned, and that is presented in the second part of the book.

I must say I was sorely disappointed — the book is clumsily written and very sparing with its insights. I have just completed it for my third time, and it was just as fresh as the times I read it during college.

He moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It’s interesting to watch Castaneda fight his logic and rationalism as he experiences these shifts in consciousness. There are a few brief ensenanaas about following “paths of heart” and continuous self-improvement through learning, but they have no verifiable connection to sacred substance use nor Yaqui culture.

Unfortunately, the final structural analysis does not tell us anything new, but reveals how anthropological knowledge may be constrained by attempts at academic interpretation. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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Aug 11, Hyun-mi rated it it was amazing Shelves: The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. He castaenda a new thesis on a mind-state he calls “total freedom” and claims that he used the teachings of his Yaqui shaman as “springboards into new horizons of cognition”.

I was lucky to come across Castaneda very early on my magickal path. Read more Read less.

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

In the Islamic world they only have the Koran with obvious results. A Yaqui Way of Knowledge was published by the University of California Press in as a work of anthropology, though many critics contend that it is a work of fiction. I couldn’t decide if he’s either really dense or just too westernized to see anything beyond his daily comprehension. If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Una Realidad Aparte Spanish Edition. The 30th-anniversary edition, published by the University of California Press incontains commentary by Castaneda not present in the original edition.


The second half is Castaneda’s attempt at analyzing the whole thing and trying to come off as academic which was a great bore. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. The ‘leap of faith’ that they took was believing that the plants, which were highly personified into allies and teachers, caros be used for magical purposes.

La veracidad de los hechos relatados, al igual que la del resto de la obra de Castaneda, ha sido fuente de polemica, considerandose un ejemplo de literatura new age o un caso de engano para algunos, mientras que para otros se trata de un libro autentico. I read the first book when 19 years old, without any other readings of Mexican, Toltec, shamanic or anthropological studies.

The book is divided into two sections. I mean, the Yaqui don’t even use peyote juab the Huichol do. Product details Paperback Publisher: Make sure if you read these books, you don’t let it get to your head dd know the difference between reality and fantasy.