This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Carlos Castaneda - This person is the protagonist of this autobiographical story. In the early 1960s, as part of his graduate fieldwork in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, this person makes several trips to the Southwest U.S. He collects information on medicinal plants used by the Indians.
Don Juan Matus - A poor, white-haired, wrinkled, uneducated, and old leader of "perceptual enhancement" who hails originally from Sonora, Mexico, this person becomes the author's mentor in the ancient mystical ways of the Yaqui Indians.
Mescalito - This individual...
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