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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part One, Stopping The World: Chapter 10, Becoming Accessible to Power Summary

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Part One, Stopping The World: Chapter 10, Becoming Accessible to Power Summary and Analysis

On August 17, 1961, Castaneda does not feel well. He is getting over the effects of ingesting peyote buttons, which the Indian finally allows. Don Juan leads him to sit down. Castaneda does not amplify on the experience other than to recall his interaction with a dog during the hallucinatory effects of the plant. Don Juan explains that the dog was not really a dog, but the spirit of Mescalito, the deity in peyote. Castaneda feels discomfort and unhappiness, which are common after-effects of peyote.

Don Juan tells Castaneda to take notes if it will put him at ease, and comments that he is starting to learn because Mescalito allowed him to play with him. This makes Castaneda is a "chosen man." This perplexes Don Juan since Castaneda is...

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