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The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan Summary
Carlos Castaneda

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The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan Summary

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THE POWER OF SILENCE is anthropologist Carlos Casteneda's account of the teachings and methods of a Mexican Indian sorcerer, don Juan Matus, taught him. This book is one of many that record the on-going process of becoming a sorcerer, including Carlos's path to sorcery. Carlos notes that to deal intelligently with everyday life we need to train for years. The knowledge we need is complicated. The same, he says, is true of the sorcerer's world - it requires great schooling through oral instruction, manipulation of awareness, and so on.

Don Juan describes himself as a nagual, his name for a sorcerer. The nagual worldview holds that the world is contained of great bans of energy that emanate from a kind of world spirit. It manifests itself in a force known as intent. The center of energy in the universe is a God-like power known as the Eagle. Humans...

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