Castaneda, Don Juan
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undefined DON JUAN MATUS: REAL OR IMAGINED? Castaneda's teacher Don Juan Matus is described as being a powerful Yaqui Indian shaman-sorcerer who learned his art under the direct auspices of a Diablero.
Anything is possible if one wants it with unbending intent and you don't let your thoughts interfere. Power comes only after we accept our fate without recriminations. * * * When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.
I am teaching you how to see as opposed to merely looking , and stopping the world is the first step to seeing . The sorcerer's description of the world is perceivable. But our insistence on holding on to our standard version of reality renders us almost deaf and blind to it. When you begin this teaching, there is another reality, that is to say, there is a sorcery description of the world, which you do not know.
Question - Is Carlos Castaneda's Guru, Don Juan an Enlightened Master? Osho - If there were someone like Don Juan he would be enlightened, he would be like a Buddha or a Lao Tzu -- but there is nobody like Don Juan. Carlos Castaneda's books are ninety-nine per cent fiction -- beautiful, artful, but fiction. As there are scientific fictions, there are spiritual fictions also. There are third-rate spiritual fictions and first-rate ones: if you want third-rate, then read Lobsang Rampa; if you want first-rate, then read Carlos Castaneda.