A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan - Part 1: Chapter 5 - 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 5 - 6 Summary and Analysis

In early October Castaneda visits don Juan with a list of questions regarding what happened the night that Eligio met Mescalito and learned his peyote song. The author's first question is whether he had seen that night as a sorcerer. Don Juan answers that he had to some degree. Castaneda had seen Eligio move about in striking ways, but had the author seen only a man sitting still, he would have not been seeing as a sorcerer. Don Juan points out that Mescalito had been kind to Castaneda to allow him to see almost the whole lesson, yet Castaneda continues to turn his back on the generosity of Mescalito.

The next question has to do with a sorcerer's controlled folly. Don Juan explains that he choses to act, but it is still an act of an actor...

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