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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan - Part One, Stopping The World: Chapter 15, Not Doing Summary & Analysis

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At Don Juan's, he tells Castaneda to work on his notes as if nothing has happened. He explains they must distance themselves from entities which have affected Castaneda. Because Castaneda may become deathly ill, they must go to Castaneda's "place of predilection to be cleansed and restored" as precaution. They arrive at the hilltop and Don Juan preps a bed of branches, and gives Castaneda leaves to place on his stomach. Castaneda enters a state of joy and well being. The peace arouses emotions about his past. He talks about his evil to others. Don Juan agrees that he does not like himself, and recommends that he drop the remorse, because "to isolate one's acts as being mean or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self...

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