Carlos Castaneda, the spiritual author was born in Peru on December 25th,
1925 and died in Los Angeles on April 27th, 1998.
Published spiritual books by Carlos Castaneda include "The Teachings
of Don Juan: a Yaqui way of knowledge", "The Fire from Within",
"The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan", and
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- If we could learn
to code reality or stimuli the way a shaman does, perhaps we could elongate
our range of what we call real.
- He's very artful.
He posed once the idea to me that the whole, the totality of the universe
is just perception. It's how we perceive things.
- I exhausted my
resources and I couldn't go beyond that and its coherent with the American
Indian idea that knowledge is power.
- Don Juan Matus
gave us the formidable example of a man who lived according to what
- One is not the
player in this cosmic chess match, one is simply a pawn on the chessboard.
What decides everything is a conscious impersonal force that sorcerers
call Intent or the Spirit.
- There was something
remarkable about his eyes, which seemed to shine with a light all their
own. You see, we are -- unfortunately we don't want to accept this,
but we are apes, anthropoids, simians.
- Sorcery involves
reprogramming our capacities to perceive realms as real, unique, absolute,
and engulfing as our daily so-called mundane world.
- That's something
don Juan and I argued about all the time. He said in effect that he
was despinning me and I maintained he was respinning me. By teaching
me sorcery he presented a new lens, a new language, and a new way of
seeing and being in the world.
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