By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no kinfolk, no domestic, no nation, yet purely lifestyles to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a unprecedented apprenticeship to convey again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary fact" and the tricky and unsafe street a guy needs to commute to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the carry of that international, hard to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda lower back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicinal drugs, and to an international of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered prior to.
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Extra info for A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan
I had a sensation of uneasiness. Don Juan seemed to notice my concern, or perhaps he was only noticing that I was speeding up. He looked at me first, then he turned around and looked at the distant headlights. He asked me if there was something wrong with me. I told him that I had not seen any cars behind us for hours and that suddenly I had noticed the lights of a car that seemed to be gaining on us all the time. He chuckled and asked me if I really thought it was a car. I told him that it had to be a car and he said that my concern revealed to him that, somehow, I must have felt that whatever was behind us was something more than a mere car.
It is impossible to explain that knowing," don Juan said to Eligio, "because it is different for every man. The only thing which is common to all of us is that Mescalito reveals his secrets privately to each man. Being aware of how Genaro feels, I don't recommend that he meet Mescalito. Yet in spite of my words or his feelings, Mescalito could have a totally beneficial effect on him. " Don Juan got up. "It's time to go home," he said. " Two days later, on September 6, Lucio, Benigno, and Eligio came over to the house where I was staying to go hunting with me.
He asked. " "People go really crazy when they take that peyote stuff," Genaro continued. "I've seen the Huichol Indians eating it. They acted as if they had rabies. They frothed and puked and pissed all over the place. You could get epilepsy from taking that confounded thing. That's what Mr. Salas, the government engineer, told me once. " "That's being worse than animals," Bajea added solemnly. "You saw only what you wanted to see about the Huichol Indians, Genaro," don Juan said. "For one thing, you never took the trouble of finding out from them what it's like to get acquainted with Mescalito.