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Old 18-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #21
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have you read any of the books of carlos castaneda and the teachings that don huan gave him? what do you think of them? did you find your own path and views on life in them? just your opinios...
Anthropologists in the McCarthy years wouldn't dare to publish their findings, so the stories went 'round amongst them, and got exaggerated.

Carlos Castaneda was an opportunist who saw changing times, so he compiled the stories into his own stuff.

He probably did have some kind of shamanic training as well, but shamen are tricksters sometimes.

It's all designed to be unique to himself so that no one can chalenge him on it.

That's my take on it.

I read them up to the seventh book and loved every one of them.

It's got valuable roots, but it's best to remember that 'following' his writing is like reverse engineering a legend.

Also, some of the power plants might cause death if prepared the way he described them.
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Old 19-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #22
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In the last pages of THE POWER OF SILENCE by CastaƱeda
he is asked "how long were you dead, Don Juan? A whole day it seems, he said.
(:: he reminded me that he had taught how warriors act in said siituations. They give the best of themselves and later, without remorse or feeling sorry, they stay quietly and let the spirit decide the result.
Don Juan was thought to be dead and placed by peasants in an artificial tomb. He went back to his benectors house where he was treated as if he had never left. His benefactor told him that the ticket of a witch to go to the impecability was his death. It had been 70 years he had bought the ticket and it was still brand new.
Thanks. I means I knew Carlos couldn't die because he had to live to write the books!
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Old 19-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #23
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Anthropologists in the McCarthy years wouldn't dare to publish their findings, so the stories went 'round amongst them, and got exaggerated.

Carlos Castaneda was an opportunist who saw changing times, so he compiled the stories into his own stuff.

He probably did have some kind of shamanic training as well, but shamen are tricksters sometimes.

It's all designed to be unique to himself so that no one can chalenge him on it.

That's my take on it.

I read them up to the seventh book and loved every one of them.

It's got valuable roots, but it's best to remember that 'following' his writing is like reverse engineering a legend.

Also, some of the power plants might cause death if prepared the way he described them.
There's no disclaimer in the book. Has anyone ever sued Carlos for injuries and fatalities suffered?
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Old 19-02-2008, 05:19 PM   #24
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There's no disclaimer in the book. Has anyone ever sued Carlos for injuries and fatalities suffered?
Well the book's full of things like, do it wrong and the allie will kill you, so it's self disclaiming.

The only thing he advocates is tensegrity.

He doesn't say everyone can jump off cliffs or climb across waterfalls.
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Old 22-02-2008, 11:37 AM   #25
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Thanks. I means I knew Carlos couldn't die because he had to live to write the books!
Dude.. Carlos never jumped of any cliff in his books
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Old 22-02-2008, 10:54 PM   #26
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Dude.. Carlos never jumped of any cliff in his books
Yes he did! At the very end of Tales of Power.
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Old 23-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #27
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Yes you're right mate. I was having a blond moment, its been a long week. For some reason I thought it was Don Juan that jumped not Carlos... doh! I've even read Tales of Power about 5 times aswell...
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Old 24-02-2008, 08:39 PM   #28
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or maybe the hill jumped of carlos, depending on the way you see it
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