By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no kinfolk, no domestic, no nation, yet in simple terms lifestyles to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a unprecedented apprenticeship to convey again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary truth" and the tough and unsafe highway a guy needs to go back and forth to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the carry of that international, not easy to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medications, and to an international of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered prior to.
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The bottle went around a second time. The men smacked their lips, repeated their statements of praise, and engaged themselves in a lively discussion about the noticeable differences between the tequila made around Guadalajara and that made at a high altitude in Chihuahua. During the second time around don Juan again did not drink and I poured only a dab for myself, but the rest of them filled the cup to the brim. The bottle went around once more and was finished. "Get the other bottles, Lucio," don Juan said.
I've never told you that," he said with great conviction. " I reminded him that he had at first told me his benefactor's ally was the jimson weed and his own ally was the little smoke; and that he had later clarified it by saying that the ally was contained in each plant. "No. That's not correct," he said, frowning. "My ally is the little smoke, but that doesn't mean that my ally is in the smoking mixture, or in the mushrooms, or in my pipe. " Don Juan said that the three people I had seen, whom he called "those who are not people"—los que no son gente—were in reality don Vicente's allies.
You have described them in detail, and even told me what clothes they wore. And that only proved to me that you didn't see them at all. " "They were not people? " "But that's impossible. " "No, they were not. " I asked him if they were ghosts, spirits, or the souls of dead people. His reply was that he did not know what ghosts, spirits, and souls were. " And then the definition of spirit: "A supernatural being, especially one thought of... " He said they could perhaps be called spirits, although the definition I had read was not quite adequate to describe them.
A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda