By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no relatives, no domestic, no kingdom, yet in simple terms existence to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a unprecedented apprenticeship to carry again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary truth" and the tricky and unsafe street a guy needs to trip to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the deliver of that global, hard to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicines, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered sooner than.
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Extra resources for A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan
I related to don Juan the sequence of my astounding vision almost as soon as he got into my car. He laughed with great delight and said that my vision was a sign, an omen as important as my first experience with Mescalito. I remembered that don Juan had interpreted the reactions I had when I first ingested peyote as an all-important omen; in fact he decided to teach me his knowledge because of it. Don Juan said that during the last night of the mitote Mescalito had hovered over me so obviously that everyone was forced to turn toward me, and that was why he was staring at me when I looked at him.
Let's stop and get something to eat," I said. " Don Juan looked at me, smiling, and said that there were not any clean towns for a long stretch and that he had understood my policy was not to eat from the stands on the roadside. " he asked. I knew he was being sarcastic, yet he kept an inquisitive and at the same time serious look on his face. "The way you act," he said, "one would think that diarrhea is lurking out there, waiting for you to step out of the car to jump you. " Don Juan's tone was so serious that I began to laugh.
We fool ourselves. The allies just take the outward appearance of whatever is around and then we take them for what they are not. " "I'm not clear about their function, don Juan. " "This is like asking me what we men do in the world. I really don't know. We are here, that's all. " We involved ourselves in another long argument at this point Don Juan said that for him there was only the world, the place where he put his feet. I asked him how he knew that we had not always been in the world. "Very simple," he said.