Carlos Castaneda - This character introduces himself in The Teachings of Don Juan as a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, who finds himself undergoing an apprenticeship to the Yaqui Indian sorcerer.
Don Juan Matus - A Yaqui Indian mentor, a full-fledged sorcerer, this character is present in the book through memories of his teachings and actions. He is most often referred to as The Nagual.
Maria Elena (La Gorda) - This character has received a series of teachings that she is to impart to the author when he comes looking for answers.
Benigno - This character is the eldest apprentice of the sorcerer who believes his teacher wants the male apprentices to cross the parallel lines by jumping into an abyss, but their time has not yet come.
Carmela - An easterly stalker, this character is the older of her sisters, who met...
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