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هدیه عقاب (The Teachings of Don Juan #6)

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Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the sorcerer's knowledge--t...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published 1986 by فردوس (first published 1981)
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CD
I particularly liked this one and remember it as having as much substance as any of these works of an ethereal nature.

[ June 2011

Another box of books has been reopened for cleaning, sorting, and reevaluation and lo and behold, many of the collected works of Carlos Castaneda are part of the contents.

Many years have gone but I remember this author and his works vividly. [Now don't get any ideas as to an allusion I may or may not be making] At some point I stopped purchasing more in the series and
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Farsan
the review is from my blog: http://artang.wordpress.com/2010/12/1...

finished the eagle’s gift by carlos castaneda. carlos’s books are very engaging, now that the book is finished i somehow miss it, i feel somewhat connected to his group, and i feel i know and like a few of them.

the book starts very mysteriously; unknown happenings, magical figures and spirits of the dead warriors connected with the chichen itzas and other power places. then it continues by unraveling these mysteries and connecti...more
Sternej
Another great one in an uneven series. This is the first one where Castaneda introduces the concept of the Eagle, which seems like a theistic God concept. Everything, all creation, life organic and inorganic matter emanates from the Eagle. So this book introduces that concept in his form of Shamanism. Don Juan is back in this volume. There are times throughout the series where Don Juan's concepts are kind of dry, pedantic and lacking creative magic. At other times they are magical and deeply int...more
Laura
Sep 15, 2007 Laura rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pagans
Shelves: witchynonfiction
I am going to give the same review to all the Carlos Castaneda books I read in that series, simply because they are all outstanding. I was lucky to come across Castaneda very early on my magickal path. My spells and rituals have always relied on the power of intent, and I have found no better education on how to focus your intent than in this series of books. Back then (1994) they were classifed as nonfiction. Lately, they say they are fiction. All I know is much of what is in these books works....more
Chad
It was a great time to read this book, right when my Magical Passes class is beginning. Casteneda hadn't mentioned Magical Passes, yet, when he wrote this book. Don Juan and all the warriors in his party are described as being in amazing physical shape even though they were all like 20 years or more older than Casteneda. I'm sure Magical Passes had something to do with that, but then being an "impeccable warrior" would include a lot of habits that would keep you in damn good shape. Physically an...more
Patrick
Castaneda was a graduate student studying Anthropology and was doing his thesis on Mexican Shaman and their use of regional plants and herbs to induce psychotropic effects in an attempt to cure people of various illnesses. Castaneda starts off with a scientist view, as a skeptic and later is blown away by what happens to him, which then becomes his life long pursuits. If you plan on reading these books, start with the Yaqui Way of Life, which is the first book and be prepared to be engrossed in...more
Brian
A lot happens in this book. Much of it stems from the emergence of memories suppressed in the warriors by the sorcerers. Much structure is revealed among the warriors and sorcerers, with details of different warrior types. The general tenor of discourse changes as well to relating details of events with enough information about inner states to maintain the narrative without their close examination. This change brings back the question as to whether all the events in the series actually happened...more
Ray Foy
The Eagle's Gift is the last in a series of six books by Carlos Castaneda about the time hs spent learning from a Yaqui Indian shaman called Don Juan Matus. This book focuses (at least in the first part) on Mr. Castaneda's time with the other apprentices of Don Juan after Don Juan has left them. Even so, the progress of the narrative is not that linear and so Don Juan plays a large part of it in flashback. But somewhere around the middle of the book, the narrative seems to meld with the flashbac...more
Patrick\
This one is out of my league. For the advanced only. The path of heart, however, is still the only safe one. From Buddha and compassion, to Jesus and love, to Aurobindo and bakhti yoga, H. Rednick and the Way of the Beloved, the paths call for the same. Good journeying.
Phoenix
This was he 6th of his books if I counted correctly. I am not going to make a full review until I have an opportunity to reread it. Like many others we went through a period where Castaneda affected our thinking and perhaps even our lives at some point in time. He made an important contribution to anthropology, mysticism, literature and spirituality.
Eliana
One of the most fascinating looks into another culture's belief system about our place in the universe that I've ever read. All the ones after this keep getting better and better. An incredible mentorship and friendship between the author and his Yaqui native shaman mentor.
Edvard Pohl
What a great deception :(
Last week I was flying next to an eagle for some time despite the fact that I'm just an beginner paraglider. That was when I decided to start reading this book again, since I've stopped here years ago.
Than, after a short searching on net I've found BBC documentary about Castaneda.
I feel sadness and anger that I need so many years to find that a man don't need this kind of teacher to fly with eagles.
I know that is sounds banal, but can any of you say how is it to fly wi...more
Christa
Carlitos and La Gorda have regained their memories from their left attentions and can contextualize all of the teachings of Don Juan Matus and his party of warriors as they prepare to cross into the third attention and guide each other through the crack in the world. Very cool. I especially resonated with the seven tenets of stalking, and dreaming continues to interest me. If I could only find my damn hands
Joseph Hofmann
Only the most faithful of Castandea's readers will get through this somewhat tedious book. I love his stuff but must admit that were times when the existential principals set forth had me wondering if i should bother to turn the page. You really only need his 1st 3 ot 4 books.....after that it becomes an exercise in drifting to and fro between fiction and non-fiction.
Ivinela Samuilova
All books of Carlos Castaneda are very important to me. He (and his Don Juan), Vadim Zeland - writer from Russia, quantum physicist and Alexey Bachev - an unusual psychologist from Bulgaria, protagonist of my book Life Can Be a Miracle have shaped my way of thinking, perceiving, experiencing the reality. Very grateful for showing me the miraculous way of living!!!!
Jason
Having finally gone off the deep end, Castaneda is less convincing than ever here, and more boring.

Even with the introduction of more cartoonish bad guys, there's no entertainment here, and certainly no insight.

But at least there are blobby spirit energies blooping around.
Gyuri
This book of Castaneda seemed to be more scientific than the later ones. It was even more convincing that those experiences could be really authentic. I enjoyed reading it, it really shifts the way howe we think about the world.
Anastasia
I did not really enjoy 'Eagle's Heart' as much as I thought I would. It got a little confusing in the middle for me and I got lost in the end. So far I loved all Castaneda's books , so I'm hoping the next one will be better.
Lindsay
Overall I really liked it. There were parts that were difficult to get through. Perhaps I didn't understand the depth of the subject matter or perhaps it just wasn't my cup of tea. But overall, I really like Castaneda's work
Cheryl
Personally I have no concern with whether these books are fiction or non-fiction, I found them to be good friends. Some very enjoyable tricks learned in the choices I makes when interacting with my environment.
alex
The perfect accompaniment to my trip to mexico. The 6th book in this series, so no point in reading it if you haven't read the others, but lemme tell ya, it all comes together (finally) in this book.
Txai Folly
not the best of castaneda's works, but very good book, kind of confusing because of the constant changes in the sequency of the story and a lot of concepts to asimilate thrown very quickly at you.
Hector Williams
May 17, 2013 Hector Williams rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the open minded
Recommended to Hector by: Juli
it was a book that at the time in my life when I read it came to help me in unexpected way's .. . all I can say is that I was grateful it came me way as such good things do , HDW
Sima Andriejaityte
It completely turned me on the biggest trip of my life. After the book, infact when I finished the Carlos Castaneda's Eagle's Gift, I had noteworthly findings.
JP
Scanned The Teachings of Don Juan and The Eagle's Gift. Some of the stories held my interest but it is too "far out" to merit serious reading.
Danielle
I got about a third of the way through this book before I couldn't stand it anymore. It's not nearly as gripping as its four predecessors.
Mike
Jun 26, 2008 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychtropers
pretty strange. Read it out of series with the other books so it felt like I was out of the loop with a lot of the happenings.
Belinda
Casteneda's meetings with Don Juan and his journey on the Yaqui Way of Power document the male spiritual journey.
Levanah
Si buscas un libro cualquiera este es aburridisimo. Si buscas a Castaneda, este es un poco confuso y apagado.
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Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian-born American author. Immigration records for Carlos Cesar Arana Castaneda indicate that he was born on December 25, 1925 in Cajamarca, Perú. Records show that his surname was given by his mother Susana Castañeda Navoa. His father was Cesar Arana Burungaray. His surname appears with the ñ in many Hispanic dictionaries, even thoug...more
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