The Wheel Of Time
- Title: The Wheel Of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe
- Author: Carlos Castaneda
- Genre: Differential Geometry, Topology, History of Ethnic & Tribal Religions,
Politics, Social Sciences, Social Sciences, History of Mexico, Shamanism
- Length: 307 pages
- Publisher: Washington Square Press
- Publication Date: November 18, 2009
The Wheel Of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe – Synopsis
World-renowned bestselling author Carlos Castaneda’s selection of his writings on the shamans of ancient Mexico.
Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind-altering plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda soon immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world entirely. Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along—that these plants are merely a means to understanding the alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one’s own. In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it is like to truly “stop the world” and perceive reality on his own terms.
From the Back Cover
WORLD-RENOWNED BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLOS CASTANEDA’S SELECTION OF HIS WRITINGS ON THE SHAMANS OF ANCIENT MEXICO
Near the end of his life, Carlos Castaneda gathered together and reviewed his seminal works on his training as a shaman initiate, recorded in a literary career that spans over thirty years. The result is this groundbreaking collection of quotations — the essence of Carlos Castaneda, drawn from his landmark volumes including The Teachings of Don Juan, Journey to Ixtlan, A Separate Reality, and Tales of Power. Enhanced with an introduction and original commentary by the author, this powerful work illuminates the shaman’s life as never before. Castaneda’s words explore how the ancient shamans could literally touch and direct the wheel of time — a profound yet pragmatic tradition that can be felt even in our day.
About The Author
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.