A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan - Part 1: Chapter 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 3 - 4 Summary and Analysis

On June 10 Castaneda and don Juan prepare to attend a mitote. Castaneda expresses his fear of taking peyote again, which don Juan dismisses because it all has to do with seeing in the right way, not discovering some subtle and nonexistent communication scheme. The author thinks the sorcerer is simply being evasive.

Along the way they stop to eat at a town named Los Vidrios, which is Spanish for glass. Castaneda thinks the name comes from the surrounding mountains that are made of largely volcanic glass, but don Juan says the name comes from a hill of broken window glass that had resulted from a truck accident. The sorcerer then explains that Castaneda is in Mexico because he wants to be there, and a warrior would never have any fear about what is about to happen. Don...

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