To start the day … The path!!

~~April 27, 2014~~

Carlos Arana Castañeda ( December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian-American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology.

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castañeda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named Don Juan Matus.

His 11 books have sold more than 28 million copies in 17 languages. Critics have suggested that they are works of fiction; supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices which enable an increased awareness.

Castañeda withdrew from public view in 1973 to work further on his inner development, living in a large house with three women (“Fellow Travelers 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.

“We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.” 
~~Carlos CastanedaJourney to Ixtlan~~

“Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.” 
~~Carlos Castaneda~~

“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.” 
~~Carlos CastanedaThe Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge~~

~~Carlos Castañeda – Does This Path Have A Heart?~~

~~Uploaded on Feb 24, 2012~~

Don Juan Matus explains that all paths lead to the same place: no-where.

He suggests asking yourself this question: Does this path have a heart?

“Carlos Castañeda – The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge”

We ALL are ONE!!

10 thoughts on “To start the day … The path!!

  1. I remember starting these books when I was far too young to really understand them. Then reading them again when my first mother gave them to me as a gift, hating them because she loved them. Then finally reading them for myself first in my thirties and finally being able to begin to understand their wisdom, not always agreeing but understanding and allowing this to settle along with others.


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