Carlos Castaneda


Born
in Cajamarca, Peru
December 25, 1925

Died
April 27, 1998

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Carlos Castaneda was an Latin-American author.
Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs.
The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named don Juan Matus. His 12 books have sold more than 28 million copies in 17 languages.
Critics have suggested that they are works of fiction; supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy.
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Average rating: 4.0 · 104,111 ratings · 2,869 reviews · 76 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Teachings of Don Juan: ...

3.93 avg rating — 40,204 ratings — published 1968 — 142 editions
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A Separate Reality

4.04 avg rating — 18,371 ratings — published 1971 — 87 editions
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Journey to Ixtlan

4.04 avg rating — 12,661 ratings — published 1972 — 81 editions
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Tales of Power

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The Art of Dreaming

3.93 avg rating — 6,189 ratings — published 1993 — 57 editions
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Second Ring of Power

4.04 avg rating — 3,344 ratings — published 1977 — 58 editions
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The Eagle's Gift

4.07 avg rating — 3,341 ratings — published 1981 — 50 editions
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The Fire from Within

4.15 avg rating — 3,040 ratings — published 1984 — 56 editions
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Power of Silence

4.23 avg rating — 2,815 ratings — published 1987 — 49 editions
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The Active Side of Infinity

4.18 avg rating — 2,344 ratings — published 1998 — 38 editions
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The Teachings of Don Juan: ... A Separate Reality Journey to Ixtlan Tales of Power Second Ring of Power The Eagle's Gift The Fire from Within
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“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.”
Carlos Castaneda

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”
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