Fire from Within by Carlos Castaneda

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Each of Carlos Castaneda's books is a brilliant and tantalizing burst of illumination into the depths of our deepest mysteries, like a sudden flash of light, like a burst of lightning over the desert at night, which shows us a world that is both alien and totally familiar -- the landscape of our dreams.
Fire from Within is the author's most brilliant thought-provoking and unusual book, one in which Castaneda, under the tutelage of don Juan and his "disciples," at last constructs, from the teachings of don Juan and his own experiences, a stunning portrait of the "sorcerer's world" that is crystal-clear and dizzying in its implications.

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Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960's and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.
Published April 23, 2013 by Atria Books. 323 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Don Juan in his dotage, or (given the shadowy nature of the celebrated Yaqui mystagogue) Castaneda at his dullest: a flavorless rehash of familiar themes—the reality of ""energy fields"" (as opposed to fixed objects), the earth as a ""sentient being,"" the limitless possibilities of the lib...

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