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Castaneda's Journey: The Power and the Allegory

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Carlos Castaneda was a brilliant scholar but legitimacy bored him. At UCLA he got a Ph.D. in anthropology by turning the latest social science theories into controversies with a mushroom-smoking hermit and feeding them back to his professors as an ancient Indian wisdom.

Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by
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May 11, 2016 Tero rated it did not like it
I grabbed this book to find answers to the questions presented there, concerning the veracity of Carlos Castaneda's accounts of his time with the Yaqui sorcerer Don Juan. Ex-Scientologist, psychologist Richard de Mille wrote this book eight years after the publication of Castaneda's first book 'Teachings of Don Juan' (1968), in order to bring to daylight what he thought to be a scientific hoax. He claims in this book, that Castaneda invented the people and events in his books, copying ideas ruth ...more
Mar 20, 2016 Alrik rated it it was amazing
This book was much better than I anticipated. Not at all a dry exposition on how "magic doesn't exist", it instead provides a explanation why Castaneda's writings were accepted as an academic thesis: they fit right into the paradigm adhered to by the Anthropology department at UCLA. He also provides a very plausible psychological analysis of Castaneda as a lonely, confused man unable to deal with normal relationships. His description of Castaneda's attitudes towards women was validated by later ...more
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Jun 12, 2012 Ellen Snyder rated it it was amazing
Excellent expose of the Castenada legacy. But you have to admit, Castenada was a good fiction writer. But essentially dishonest to make money by claiming a story is true. Same with Whitney Schriber and Amityville Horror and things like that. Sorry I ever believed these things.
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De Mille has deconstructed the statements of Castaneda. The first of two volumes of such critique.
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