A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan Setting & Symbolism

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Peyote

Peyote is a type of psychoactive cactus plant used to open people to a spirit called Mescalito. Ingesting peyote is the first step along the path of becoming a man of knowledge.

Psilocybin Mushrooms

Don Juan uses psilocybin mushrooms to help Castaneda see like a sorcerer and meet his ally. The psychoactive mushrooms are dried and mixed with other dried herbs, then smoked through a pipe.

Luminous Egg

People look like luminous eggs when a person can see like a sorcerer. The eggs are made up of luminous fibers, and very powerful luminous tentacles emanate from the navels of sorcerers like Genaro.

Castaneda's Notes

Most of the book is written from Castaneda's notes. His continual writing annoys don Juan, as this distracts from the tasks involved in becoming a man of knowledge. The notes also symbolize Castaneda's attachment to reason, which is also a barrier.

Waterfall

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