Carlos Castaneda | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sam Keen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Carlos Castaneda.
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Critical Essay by Sam Keen

Does Don Juan exist? Yes or no? The skeptical mind insists on the facts. Strip the legendary hero of the adornment of miracle and find the core of historical truth. Placed under the microscope, Don Juan shrinks. My guess is that he is Carlos Castaneda's imaginary playmate….

The most important question we can ask is not: "Can Juan Matus be located in 1977 in Sonora, Mexico?" It is rather: "What does Don Juan tell us about ourselves, about the millions in this country and abroad, who have read his words in 11 languages?" As an archetypical hero, Don Juan may reveal to us something, about the contours of the collective unconscious and the longings of our time. (p. 40)

With Don Juan, the classical hero (with a thousand faces) returns to the scene. The wise old man has...

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This section contains 956 words
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