The Teachings of Don Juan

Discussion in 'Beat and Hippie Books' started by MgicMshroom420, May 2, 2006.

  1. MgicMshroom420

    MgicMshroom420 Member

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    I just started reading this about a week ago. It's pretty amazing. I had always heard a lot about it, but just finally started it. Anybody else reading it or really liked it?
     
  2. Imaginenothing

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    IAM!!!! my mom read it in the 70's and wanted me to read it.. I really love it. what part are you at?
     
  3. MgicMshroom420

    MgicMshroom420 Member

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    I just reached the part where he flies. We've been playing a lot of gigs lately so I haven't read in weeks.
     
  4. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    I hope you guys are reading these books for historical reasons, because Don's cult is a well known joke.
     
  5. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

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    i hope they read them from book 1 to book 6,,in order..
     
  6. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

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    http://www.prismagems.com/castaneda/djintro.html

    audio of

    1968--The Teachings of don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
    1971--A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with don Juan
    1972--Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of don Juan
    1974--Tales Of Power
    1977--The Second Ring of Power
    1981--The Eagle's Gift
    1984--The Fire From Within
    1987--The Power of Silence: Further lessons of don Juan
    1993--The Art of Dreaming
    1999--The Active Side of Infinity.
     
  7. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    I read from the Tales of Power backwards, then gave up. It was the same stuff over, and over again.
     
  8. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    Hillbillie, were some hopeful people huh?
     
  9. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

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    hey man i didnt say it was pulitzer prize winning shit,, it was just a right of passage in the 70s to read his first 4 before ya got really dosed,, lol..
     
  10. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    hahahahahahahaha
    Some stuff he wrote was ok, not saying he was stupid, but it was dragged on and on, and then I saw interviews with his old cult buddies, and WOAH what a bunch of nut jobs. I tough Heavens Gate was gonna blow open right out of my screen
     
  11. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

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    eww where was the interveiw/?

    how long was it?
    is a documentery??

    i wonder if net flix has it?? sounds cool?
    title?/

    sorrry got a rat nibblin at me ear..
     
  12. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    my friend had a dvd of it, ummmm i think it was called : Carlos Castaneda - Enigma of a Sorceror
     
  13. 2cesarewild

    2cesarewild I'm an idiot.

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    Enigma of a Scam Artist, I believe, was the... title.
     
  14. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

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    sweet thanks netflix has it..

    moved it to the top of our que..

    luv n light..
     
  15. RELAYER

    RELAYER mādhyamaka

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    no problem.
    But ya got to admit, enigma of a scam artist was pretty funny!
     
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    Roffa Senior Member

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    So did Don Juan really exist, or did Castaneda make him up? And if there was such a person, was he a genuine sorcerer or a hustler (assuming one can admit a difference)?
     
  18. LostLass

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    Given that anthropologists and investigators have uncovered glaring inaccuracies related to Castenada's lack of understanding of Yaqui culture, I'd say the hustler was Castenada. Who knows, maybe he saw an interesting looking elderly man and did a heck of a lot of extrapolating.
     
  19. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    It may have been a scam,but there were certainly some interesting and helpful(for the times)info that I enjoyed very much.There was a point in my life where I could open any of the first 5 books to any page and gain something of value for myself.The times are differant now--maybe not so many seeking the kind of enlightenment such as many of us did ,as the society was undergoing the major changes of the 60s from the "pleasantville" of the 40s-50s.There were many changes going on and along with those changes was the seeking of spiritual enlightenment.Much of Castenada's writing fit the times and what we were seeking.Bullshit or not,they can still be interesting reading.
     
  20. smot_poker420

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    My dad had the first 6 books I think and I read the first one it was really god I didnt get all the way through the second one it was kinda slow but I plan on reading them more there really good books
     

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