The Wheel Of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts by Carlos Castaneda

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Initially attracted to Yaqui Indian non secular chief don Juan Matus for his wisdom of mind-altering vegetation, bestselling writer Carlos Castaneda quickly immersed himself within the sorcerer’s magical global solely. Ten years after his first stumble upon with the shaman, Castaneda examines his box notes and is derived to appreciate what don Juan knew all along—that those crops are in basic terms a method to figuring out the choice realities that one can't totally include on one’s personal. In trip to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new technique for the 1st time and explores, as he involves adventure it himself, his personal ultimate voyage into the lessons of don Juan, sharing with us what it truly is wish to really “stop the area” and understand fact on his personal phrases.

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Only a crackpot would undertake the task of becoming a man of knowledge of his own accord. A sober-headed man has to be tricked into doing it. There are scores of people who would gladly undertake the task, but those don't count. They are usually cracked. They are like gourds that look fine from the outside and yet they would leak the minute you put pressure on them; the minute you filled them with water. When a man is not concerned with seeing, things look very much the same to him every time he looks at the world.

It permeated my acts without the possibility of my consciously dwelling on it, or seeking an explanation. In retrospect, I can only say that I was deadly afraid, although I couldn't determine what I was afraid of. I tried many times to analyze this sensation of fear, but I would immediately get fatigued;, bored. I would instantaneously find my inquiry groundless, superfluous, and I would end up abandoning it. I asked don Juan about my state of being. I wanted his advice, his input. "You are just afraid," he said.

Quotations from "Tales of Power" The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity. There are lots of things a warrior can do at a certain time which he couldn't do years before.

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