By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of data is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no kinfolk, no domestic, no kingdom, yet merely lifestyles to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a unprecedented apprenticeship to deliver again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary truth" and the tricky and hazardous street a guy needs to trip to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the deliver of that international, difficult to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda lower back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicinal drugs, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered sooner than.
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The women were apparently waiting for us; they must have spotted my car by the dust it raised on the dirt road after I left the paved highway a couple of miles away. The house was in a deep valley, and viewed from the door the highway looked like a long scar high up on the side of the green hills. Don Juan got out of the car and talked with the old women for a moment. They pointed to some wooden stools in front of the door. Don Juan signaled me to come over and sit down. One of the old women sat with us; the rest went inside the house.
And everybody laughed. "Look at me then," don Juan said. " The men did not laugh, but it was obvious that they were not taking him seriously. " Esquere, an old man who seemed to be don Juan's age, chuckled softly as he shook his head from side to side. " he asked. " "People go really crazy when they take that peyote stuff," Genaro continued. "I've seen the Huichol Indians eating it. They acted as if they had rabies. They frothed and puked and pissed all over the place. You could get epilepsy from taking that confounded thing.
I've told you already; they look like whatever they're pretending to be. They take any shape or size that suits them. " "In the company of men they behave like men. In the company of animals they behave like animals. Animals are usually afraid of them; however, if they are accustomed to seeing the allies, they leave them alone. We ourselves do something similar. We have scores of allies among us, but we don't bother them. " I asked, truly bewildered by his statement. "Some of them are not," he said emphatically.