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    carlos castaneda

    Post  sparkly on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:11 am

    i've read of this guy many times, in passing, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about him here?
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    Carlos CastanedaBornDiedOccupationNationalityPeriodSubjects

    Carlos Castaneda 1962
    Carlos César Salvador Arana Castañeda
    December 25, 1925(1925-12-25)
    Cajamarca, Perú
    April 27, 1998(1998-04-27) (aged 72)
    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Anthropologist, author
    American
    20th-century
    Shamanism
    Carlos (César Salvador Arana) Castaneda[1] (anglicized from Castañeda; 25 December 1925 – 27 April 1998) was a Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in sorcery. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named Don Juan Matus. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. Critics[who?] have suggested that they are works of fiction;[citation needed] supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices which enable an increased awareness.
    Castaneda withdrew from public view in 1973 to work further on his inner development, living in a large house with three women ("Fellow Travellers of Awareness") who were ready to cut their ties to family and changed their names. He founded Cleargreen, an organization that promoted tensegrity, purportedly a traditional Toltec regimen of spiritually powerful exercises.
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    Re: carlos castaneda

    Post  Violet on Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:55 pm

    Hi Sparkly, i've never heard of him



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    Re: carlos castaneda

    Post  sparkly on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:40 am

    i have come across his name so many times!
    mind, i read from a very wide selection. at least i used to.

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