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The author of the book: Carlos Castañeda
Edition: Penguin Books Ltd.
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Date of issue: 1974
ISBN: 0140038655
ISBN 13: 9780140038651
Language: English
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This volume shows the reader the means by which a "man of power" sees, as opposed to merely looking, & how by his concentrated "seeing" he can, indeed must, "stop the world." In it, Carlos Castaneda describes the lessons, the omens, the exercises of the will & body, the arduous trials & tests, the simple yet mysterious demonstrations, the extraordinary visions & experiences by which don Juan, his mentor & friend, prepares him for the task of perceiving things as they are, instead of describing them by the words, conventions & standards of conventional, a priori ideas & language. Here, in the high mountains & in the bright arid desert, Castaneda reaches for power in a series of startling encounters with the unknown--a confrontation with death & the past in the form of an albino falcon, with the twilight wind, with a flesh-&-blood mountain lion, with a mountain fog--& learns the techniques, the concentration, the compassion of the hunter, the man who is "without routines, free, fluid."


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Ebook Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan read Online! Carlos Castañeda (December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian-born American author. Immigration records for Carlos César Arana Castañeda indicate that he was born on December 25, 1925 in Cajamarca, Perú. Records show that his surname was given by his mother Susana Castañeda Navoa. His father was César Arana Burungaray. His surname appears with the ñ in many Hispanic dictionaries, even though his famous published works display an anglicised version. He moved to the United States in the early 1950s and became a naturalized citizen in 1957. In 1960 he was married to Margaret Runyan in Tijuana, México. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until 1973. He was educated at the University of California, Los Ángeles (UCLA) (B.A. 1962; Ph.D. 1973).

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books' internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda's detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

Castaneda died on April 27, 1998 in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico. It wasn't until nearly two months later, on June 19, 1998, that an obituary entitled A Hushed Death for Mystic Author Carlos Castaneda by staff writer J.R. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times.



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