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"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life…. 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 in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity."

In this book written immediately before his death, 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.

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When Castaneda's teacher instructs him to collect the memorable events of his life — events with a profound significance for him ? he performs a task that turns out to be the preparation necessary for facing "the definitive journey" every human being must take at the end of life.

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Best-selling author of The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos Castaneda delivers his most autobiographical work in years.

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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.

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piikeaa, May 9, 2006 (view all comments by piikeaa)
Deeply thought-provoking and by now, having read Castaneda over many years, a thoroughly enjoyable read. I always liked Castaneda's exquisite use of language - very stripped yet totally descriptive, so it was sheer joy to read the 'sorcery stories' and have them burst into life because the imagery was so vibrant . It's as if they were laying down flat and Castaneda came along, filled them with his art for words, and stood them up!! Some of the 'stories like 'Figures dancing in a mirror', and the one about the king vulture are pure storytelling to me. Others like the elaboration of the jump into the abyss, and Castaneda's search for Don Juan were fascinating and stirring. Castaneda's books have always given me a sense of happiness and joy even though my own struggles are mundane and hopelessly tired. I try to live a good, strong life in spite of myself and to me, The Active Side of Infinity is a most precious gift for making the effort.
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ISBN:
9780060929602
Author:
Castaneda, Carlos
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Carlos Castaneda
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Parapsychology
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Yaqui Indians
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Altered states of conciousness.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Altered states of consciousness
Subject:
Juan
Subject:
Metaphysics-Shamanism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
NASA/TP-1999-209362
Publication Date:
19991222
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.01x5.26x.67 in. .48 lbs.

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