A Separate Reality

A Separate Reality A Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now in A Separate Reality Castaneda tells how he

  • Title: A Separate Reality
  • Author: Carlos Castaneda
  • ISBN: 9780671732493
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now, in A Separate Reality, Castaneda tells how he returned to Mexico, to don Juan, and to a world of experience no man from Western Civilization had entered before It is a fascinating journey into the heart of magic readerA Separate Reality In The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda published the account of his five year apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer don Juan Now, in A Separate Reality, Castaneda tells how he returned to Mexico, to don Juan, and to a world of experience no man from Western Civilization had entered before It is a fascinating journey into the heart of magic readers will not forget Full description

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    • Ahmad Sharabiani says:

      A Separate Reality: Further Conversation with Don Juan (The Teachings of Don Juan #2), Carlos Castanedaناریخ نخستین خوانش: یازدهم ماه ژوئن سال 1986 میلادیمجموعه ی این دوازده کتاب به توالی تاریخ انتشار به زبان اصلی که همه به فارسی ترجمه شده به قرار زیر است1-The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge (1968)تعلیمات دون خوان (طریقه ی معرفت نزد ی [...]

    • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ says:

      "Our lot as men is to learn and one goes to knowledge as one goes to war; I have told you this countless times. One goes to knowledge or to war with fear, with respect, aware that one is going to war, and with absolute confidence in oneself.""In order to become a man of knowledge one must be a warrior, not a whimpering child. One must strive without giving up, without a complaint, without flinching, until one sees, only to realize then that nothing matters."In this book, Castaneda returns to his [...]

    • Sherry (sethurner) says:

      Castaneda books were very popular when I was an undergraduate, and when I first started teaching in the 1970s. I remember reading all three and being amused and confused. I suspect I was mostly interested in the author's descriptions of his experiences with peyote. Years have passed, and I revisited A Separate Reality after a friend's adult son passed away. I saw imagery and a quote from Castaneda in his artwork, and thought this might be a time to see what I could learn from the book. What a di [...]

    • Steven Fogel says:

      I recommend Carlos Castaneda's body of work, which had a great impact on my worldview. A Separate Reality (the second in the series) describes his studies with Don Juan, the Yaqui shaman that he first wrote about in Teachings of Don Juan, a Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Like Teachings, A Separate Reality explores the multiple realities that we experience in our lives, such as our dreams, which while we're dreaming are our true universe, and our waking reality, in which our dreams are just a fantasy. A [...]

    • Diana Silaghi says:

      Don Juan had once told me that a man of knowledge had predilections. I asked him to explain his statement."My predilection is to see," he said."What do you mean by that?""I like to see" he said, "because only by seeing can a man of knowledge know.""What kind of things do you see?""Everything.""But I also see everything and I'm not a man of knowledge.""No. You don't see."I think I do.""I tell you, you don't.""What makes you say that, don Juan?""You only look at the surface of things.""Do you mean [...]

    • David says:

      When I was an undergraduate in the mid-70's, Castaneda's "Don Juan" trilogy (with maybe a little Hermann Hesse thrown in) was what one read to be considered deep and interesting. Thirty years on, Hesse still holds up (for the most part). For Castaneda one can only ask "What was I thinking?". But presumably that's what undergraduate time should be used for - to read broadly and indiscriminately. So not everything you read in college is going to be good.

    • Rob Poole says:

      There is another world just beyond our reach and we only need to seek it to find it.In the 1960s Carlos Castaneda made his way to Mexico to learn more about Yaqui Indians and to do a little soul searching. What he found was a man named don Juan, a very powerful sorcerer and a force to be reckoned with. Don Juan turns Castaneda's whole world upside down by teaching him the ways of a sorcerer and the results are some of the most beautiful and touching pieces of nonfiction.In "A Separate Reality" C [...]

    • Daniel Parks says:

      You can either view Castaneda's work as extremely well written psychedelic fiction prose or you can view it as a collection of vital truths that will help you live a better life. Either way you would be right in my opinion, and the fact that it is all most likely completely made up only makes the fiction that much more magical to me, and more true. "It was as if the point of departure had always been myself. It was as if Don Juan had never really been there, and when I looked for him he became w [...]

    • Leo Walsh says:

      Second Don Juan book. A little weaker than the first. Plus, there are hints of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy re-packaged as native American wisdom. Old wine in new [age] skins But instead of reading these as the non-fiction they are marketed as, I am reading them as fantasies. That said, I love the new character Castaneda introduces here, don Genaro. A true trickster, he makes me laugh. But the "wisdom" revealed here is less interesting than the "wisdom" revealed in the first volume. Instead of [...]

    • Samson Martirosyan says:

      Դոն Խուանի հետ առաջին հանդիպման պահից անցավ արդեն 10 տարի։ Մարտիկ դառնալու ու տեսնելու ճանապարհը լի է դժվարություններով, որոնք հեղինակը փորձում է հաղթահարել այս անգամ ավելի պրակտիկ գործողություններով, սակայն ամենաբարդ բանը՝ լիովին ընդունել սկսած ճանապարհը, կողքի դնելով ս [...]

    • Erik Graff says:

      This is the volume following Castaneda's revised doctoral dissertation, The Teachings of Don Juan (1968), and preceding Journey to Ixtlan (1972). The three were eventually issued as a cloth trilogy. I started the series in paperback, but found the trilogy soon after and purchased it, probably at Stuart Brent Bookstore in Chicago near where I worked during the summer months between college and seminary.

    • Sandra Hernandez says:

      This book was hard to follow, I found myself asking wether or not what was being read was actually occuring or if it was part of a story. I still enjoyed it, the book has the potential to open a mind and explore different dimensions outside of this world. I really think I would have captured more of the books teachings if I had joined in the peyote smoking! :>

    • DNF with Jack Mack says:

      The first half-hour did not compel me to finish the audiobook.

    • Ahmadreza says:

      بالاخره بعد از 1.5 سال انتظار فرصت مناسب برای خوندن این کتاب پیدا کردم. آشنایی با دون خوان گنجیه که نمیشه روش قیمتی گذاشت. تمام چیزهایی رو که فلاسفه با تلاش های فکری بسیار میتونن در ذهن بیارن دون خوان براحتی زندگی میکنه و بسیار هم از اونها فراتر میره. مهمترین تفاوتش اینه که سلوک [...]

    • Aaron Dennis says:

      A Separate Reality is the second book written by Carlos Castaneda, and while still practically mired in the realm of hallucinogenic mixtures, a few new topics are brought to life; seeing, living like a warrior, and shutting off the internal dialogue.It is those three concepts, which bring a rather large change to the narrative presentation. Some people argue that it is because the book veers away from the initial inspections of the first book that it must all be fake. Okay, very possible. It is [...]

    • Nima says:

      این کتاب را موقعی خواندم که در استانه ی تغیر بزرگی در زندگی ام بودم. خواندن کتاب بسیاز کمکم کرد تا اراده را بفهمم و تازه درک کردم که اراده ی بسیار کمی در زندگی ام دارم.به عنوان یک رمان خوانده شود بهتر است. چون تجربه ی گیاهان توهم زا بسیار خطرناک است. تجربه ی این گیاهان همچون دوپین [...]

    • David says:

      This was a reread from a college-assigned book. It’s a fictional but well written account with some philosophy buried in mystical pretense. (Castaneda never declared it to be fictional.) Strange, I wish it were true, and I’m not sure why. Maybe we want there to be a different world lurking just beyond conscious perception. This book and the whole Yaqui Way of Knowledge is an appeal to the mystic want-to-be. It makes our reality seem so boring. But actually it’s not. A separate and better r [...]

    • Aaron says:

      This book would probably seem strange to most and only interesting to a few. For me I can only say that this book chose me, it came to me at a time in my life in which I was approaching a major spiritual awakening, though I didn't know it. This book helped push me over the edge. I feel if I would have read it any time sooner than when I did it would have been lost on me.

    • Jeff says:

      anthropology or fabrication? doesn't matter--can't be too much carpe diem literature and this is excellent--i've loved page 88 for many decades--

    • Anna says:

      I really tried to read his book, but more I'd read more I thought that the author had spent time with Don Juan on using some kind of drug.

    • Emily Rosewater says:

      Чувство собственной важности и правда в наибольшей (чем что-либо ещё - чем какое-либо из навязчивых состояний) мере оборачивает человека в неповоротливую массу самоуверенний и предпочтений. Человек теряет форму, исполняясь оного чувства, а от малейшего дуновения ветерка в [...]

    • Lucas Lima says:

      Esse segundo livro da coletânea dos Ensinamentos de Dom Juan deixa de lado o caráter acadêmico ou de entendimento, segundo uma organização racional dos pressupostos expostos pelo brujo e anotados pelo aprendiz, para entrar em um jornada diferente, mais complicada, incompreensível e perigosa.Nessa segunda etapa de aprendizados, depois do retorno de Castaneda aos ensinamentos de Dom Juan, o ponto primordial é a capacidade de ver, não de enxergar, olhar ou compreender, mas algo mais inexpli [...]

    • Catherine says:

      Read this mostly in one sitting at the DMV. A world-altering read for me. The book starts slow but careens into mystical extremes by the second half. Castaneda plays the role of the modern person: rational, verbal, objective. Castaneda is amazingly, remarkably bad at succumbing to metaphysical experience. This is hilarious and endearing. Castaneda might have been resisting the non-linear because he was ostensibly doing anthropological research. In any case this makes Castaneda a relatable foil t [...]

    • Noah Clark says:

      Carlos finally returns after years of self reflection, as he attempts to get some additional points of knowledge from Don Juan. This ultimately causes Carlos to become interested in the concept of “seeing”, of which he is willing to go back to experimenting with “The Little Smoke” in order to accomplish this goal. Carlos is exposed to an onslaught of new concepts such as “will”, the “8 points of experience”, “controlled folly”, and many more. By the end of the book, Carlos’ [...]

    • Edward Caliguri says:

      Read this one first (then the first book as well as the others in the series) - at night, alone - if you want the shivers. True story? Who knows. Full of great philosophy. Magic? Sorcery? Imagination? When Don Juan tells Carlos about why he lost the one woman he loved, you'll cry. When he tells him that his death is always at his left shoulder, and if he looks fast he'll see it, 'to remind him that everything is fine; I haven't touched you yet' and it's a friend for doing so, you'll try and look [...]

    • Rey Hernández Sedelmeier says:

      Really enjoyed this book, couldn't stop reading it once I started. I read the teachings of don juan prior to a separate reality, but enjoyed the latter better. In a separate reality Carlos Castaneda shares his experience once he decided to resume his journey to knowledge. This book goes way deeper into the yaqui way of knowledge and describes vividly various mystic experiences. Entertaining and full of wisdom, would recommend it to anyone exploring alternate sources of knowledge and orthogonal p [...]

    • Christopher says:

      Fact or fiction aside, this was much more interesting and rather more action-driven than The Teachings of Don Juan. Read as part of the LOST Book Club, from the episode "He's Our You," when a young Benjamin Linus brought this book to an imprisoned Sayid along with a meal. Ben described the book as really good, stating that he had read it twice.

    • Ray Lo says:

      One just can 't deny, Castaneda's books somehow slip into your soullife and start doing things. I liked this book very much because it appeals to my imagination, it's like I can relate to what he writes. Altough there is controversy about authenticity, it doesn't bother me, on the contrary.These books are +50 years old and still feel very much alive!

    • Bryan Ceballos says:

      Es un libro con un mensaje interesante, el del camino del guerrero y el de "ver" de una manera distinta sin embargo no ha sido mi libro favorito y me quede literalmente dormido muchas veces intentando leerlo. Diferente, pero no un diferente atrapante.

    • Carolina Muñoz Berrio says:

      Este libro me gustó más que el primero de Carlos Castañeda. Es la continuación, pero este es mucho más personal y lo senti mucho más enriquecedor.

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