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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Carlos Castaneda (1925 - 1998)

1968 First Edition, later printing.  Ballantine Books (02656x125)

Pocket book in original psychedelic art.  NEAR FINE pristine condition with only the expected toning.  276pp.  The book is clean and bright with sharp tips.  $1.25*** Castaneda's work remains among the most profound and prolific works from the 60's and 70's.  His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages.  " extraordinary spiritual and psychological document."  ~The New York Times.  "...remarkable... a jarring and total immersion into a wholly alien but irresistibly fascinating sensibility." ~The Los Angeles Times.  Introduction and Appendixes. 

Don Juan was a Yaqui Indian from Sonora, Mexico, an old man in his seventies known to be a brujo--a "medicine man, curer, sorcerer."

Carlos Castaneda was a graduate student in anthropology at UCLA, gathering information on peyote and the medicinal herbs used by the Indians in that area. 

The Teachings of Don Juan is the story of the five years these two men spent together as master and pupil--years in which don Juan taught Castaneda the uses of peyote, jimson weed, and other hallucinogenic plants in opening the doors of perception, initiated him into the ways of achieving awareness and mastery of a world on "nonordinary reality" completely beyond the concepts of Western civilization, and started him on the strange and frightening spiritual journey a man must undertake in order to become "a man of knowledge."