BORDER CROSSINGS: A Psychological Perspective on Carlos Castaneda's Path of Knowledge, Donald Williams. There are many unseen aspects to be uncovered while exploring the nagual don Juan's teaching as presented in Carlos Castaneda's marvelous books. Williams, a Jungian analyst, explores the early works of Castaneda, and presents a fascinating Jungian psychological penetration into the underlying mystical and magical themes. The beginning apprentice may often be charmed, astounded and bewildered simultaneously by the mysterious not-doings of the nagual don Juan and his party of consciousness explorers. Fortunately for those on the path of journeys beyond the realms of conventional awareness Don Williams peers deeply into these magical adventures while illuminating seemingly impenetrable hijnks. A great guide to discovering and enjoying hidden meaning in Castaneda's works. [Edward Plotkin]
From the back cover: "Here, for the first time, is a thorough psychological examination of Castaneda's works. Using dreams, fairytales, and mythic and cultural parallels, the author brings Carlos' spiritual journey down to earth, showing that everyone's search for emotional balance and self-realization involves borders--between the tonal and the nagual, consciousness and the unconscious."
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Tales Of Power is perhaps the finest of the early Castaneda works. My dog-eared copy has been annotated, bookmarked, folded, stained, tossed, re-glued, and thoroughly scoured for even the tiniest nugget of new vision and understanding. When I first came upon don Juan's teachings I was as blind an apprentice as Castaneda himself had been during his first bumbling meeting with the toweringly incomprehensible and magnificently wise Yaqui sorcerer, don Juan. Although Castaneda had the advantage of the wondrous seer and sorcerers' presence and tutelage, I had the sorcerers' knowing and seeing in writing. Who can say how far a disciple can go in luminous awareness whether it is in the presence of a master seer and man-of-knowledge, or from the printed page? Consider that we learn from the printed page during our schooling, and while many graduate, a few select students soar! Perhaps you will soar, too. As don Juan has said.... power finds a way.
"Today I have to pound the nail that Genaro put in, the fact that we are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless. The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us. We, or rather our reason, forget that the description is only a description and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in our lifetime."
If you do not yet have a copy of Tales Of Power , seize your cubic centimeter of chance now! [Edward Plotkin]
From the back cover: "Don Juan concludes the instruction of Castaneda with his most powerful and mysterious lessons in the sorcerer's art - a dazzling series of visions that are at once an initiation and a deeply moving farewell."
Mysteries shimmering behind the words will haunt you ...consistently
vivid, precise, and powerful""
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The Wheel of Time : The Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe
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Excellent Abstraction of Castaneda's Warrior's Way, July 31, 2000
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Carlos Castaneda's Magical Passes: Unbending Intent
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Are you feeling stifled? Indecisive? Perhaps the wisdom of the ancients can awaken your body to reveal new powers. Watch the body workers in Carlos Castaneda's Magical Passes: Unbending Intent and feel the power coursing through them; soon you'll be tracing these positions and movements yourself. Castaneda's teacher Don Juan Matus learned these martial art-like motions in dreams and passed them on to his apprentices as a means to achieving mastery over one's will, or "unbending intent." Now these instructions are made available on two videotapes showing clearly the precise movements and the theoretical benefits of each one. In time, you can perform each series with the same fluid grace Castaneda's disciples display, though to get the best results you may have to consult with an instructor. Simply watching the men and women slip, crouch, slide, and bounce is energizing, but following along can be a spiritual workout. --Rob Lightner
Practical wisdom in daily life that really works., August 2, 1999
Reviewer: A viewer from Los Angeles, California
This video is the companion to Carlos Castaneda's book Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico. It covers the first of the five parts depicted in the book, in addition to an alternative long form version of the movements strung together and an added Saber-tooth long form (very exciting and invigorating, by the way.) After a sophisticated intro of dragonflies landing on the opening logo, the video begins with a surreal setting of silhouettes against a sunset colored background, as narration briefly describes the source of these movements. The video then quickens the pace to a thorough rendition of the forms depicted from the book, in full, breathing color. With vibrant instructors and smart videography, the movements are easily digested and the viewer is given a substantial amount of lessons in little time. Not only are the movements demonstrated in an easy to follow format, but they really work. And there seems to be an undercurrent of awareness stirred in the body, strikingly similar to episodes read about. Not that the world flips fantastically, but rather, a subtle ignition of my facilities. For anyone looking for a practical way to feel good, I recommend this video. At first I was lured by it being a piece of the Castaneda collection. After seeing the video, I soon realized that it brought many aspects of what I enjoyed on an intellectual level to an intimate one, to which I could actually apply in daily living. All in all, a visually intriguing set of movements which offers dynamic yet simple strikes, breaths, and leg movements.
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than just an interesting book about Indians in Mexico January 10, 1998
The Four Agreements : A Practical
Guide to Personal Freedom a Toltec Wisdom Book (Ruiz, Miguel, Toltec Wisdom Book.)
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A beautiful guide to
achieve a life of freedom and happiness, May 29, 1998
1. Be Impeccable With Your Words.
2. Don't Take Anything Personally.
3. Don't Make Assumptions.
4. Always Do Your Best.
You can't break it down much more than that. These basic goals and hopes are wonderfully helpful and a path to making ones life a bit easier.
While, I'm not one for a lot of self-awareness books, self-help, etc....but, I certainly found this one helpful, honest and forceful. It made me take a good look at myself and make some changes in how I plan to proceed from this day. If nothing else, give yourself a chance and read this book. It might be helpful.
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The Mists of
Dragon Lore; The Toltec Teachings (Volume 3)
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Paperback - 310 pages (October 1, 1998)
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Topics include: Waking up in the common dream. How to acquire enough belief in self to control the contents of the dream. How to acquire the true honor of the warrior. The life challenge of stepping into the unknown. The powerful technique of learning to shift the focus. The meaning and existence of alternative worlds, and the mysteries surrounding the 21 different aspects of awareness.
publisher, Charles Mitchley. firstname.lastname@example.org,
September 24, 1998
Leonardo S. Burton from Atlanta, Georgia USA
This volume is a clear and pragmatic treatise on the common dream of humanity, how to wake up in this dream, and ultimately how to achieve freedom in this awakened state. Other topics such as shifting the focus, true combing of shadows, going beyond the veil of time, and safely accessing the 4th dimension are also covered.
I say, with all my heart, that Mists of Dragon Lore has been one of the most important books that I have read. It has been, and is, very instrumental in my life as I am discovering my full potential. I have read the teachings and I am applying the principles covered and, without a doubt, my transformation is directly proportional to my living these teachings.
This book is the quintessential manual for anyone who is serious about waking up in this common dream and "surfing life's challenges with skill and joy."
I more than highly recommend this book!
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The Life &
Teachings of Carlos Castaneda (Hardcover)
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