We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Metaphysics- General

More copies of this ISBN

The active side of infinity

by

The active side of infinity Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal.

"My teacher, don Juan Matus, said this in guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life. Don Juan Matus was a Yaqui Indian shaman from Sonora, Mexico; he was a nagual, a leader of a group of fifteen men and women shamans who traced their lineage to the shamans who lived in Mexico in ancient times. Over the course of thirteen years, don Juan ushered me into the cognitive world of those shamans, a world which was, according to him, ruled by a different system of cognition than the one which rules our world of everyday life.

"Writing The Active Side of Infinity was a response to don Juan's directive to collect such an album of memorable events. Though it seemed at the time that don Juan had given me this instruction on the spur of the moment, as time went by he revealed to me that gathering such a collection was a traditional task given by the shamans of his lineage to their apprentices. Don Juan said that it was called a collection or an album because it was like an album of pictures made out of the recollection of events that had profound significance in the shaman's life, events that changed things for him, that illuminated his path. Don Juan stated that to formulate an album of this nature demanded such discipline and impartiality that it was, in essence, an act of war.

"Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as 'life after death' was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable events in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the a active side of infinity.

In this book written in the final years of preparation for his definitive journey, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

About the Author

Carlos Castaneda was the author of the bestselling books, including the acknowledged classic The Teaching of Don Juan and most recently The Art of Dreaming and Magical Passes. He departed on his definitive journey in 1998.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060192204
Author:
Castaneda, Carlos
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Spiritualism
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Altered states of conciousness.
Subject:
New Age x
Subject:
Mysticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19981209
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.60x6.51x.98 in. 1.13 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Second Ring of Power Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and...
    Used Trade Paper $14.95
  4. Eagle's Gift Used Mass Market $1.50
  5. The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. Being-In-Dreaming: An Initiation... Used Trade Paper $8.95

Related Subjects

Metaphysics » General
Metaphysics » Shamanism

The active side of infinity Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages HarperCollins,c1998. - English 9780060192204 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.