DescriptionCarlos Castaneda Speaks - Two Interviews
This android app conveniently gives you access to two rare interviews with Carlos Castaneda from the late 60's.
Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in sorcery. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named don Juan Matus.
In his books, Castaneda narrates in first person the events leading to and following after his meeting Matus, a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge", in 1960. Castaneda's experiences with Matus inspired the works for which he is known. He also says the sorcerer bequeathed him the position of nagual, or leader of a party of seers. He also used the term "nagual" to signify that part of perception which is in the realm of the unknown yet still reachable by man, implying that, for his party of seers, Don Juan was a connection in some way to that unknown. Castaneda often referred to this unknown realm as nonordinary reality, which indicated that this realm was indeed a reality, but radically different from the ordinary reality experienced by human beings.
The term "nagual" has been used by anthropologists to mean a shaman or sorcerer who is capable of shapeshifting into an animal form, and/or, metaphorically, to "shift" into another form through magic rituals, shamanism and experiences with psychoactive drugs (e.g., peyote and jimson weed - Datura stramonium).
Reading his books is a must for anyone interested in altered states of awareness, human potential, and shamanism.
The fee collected from this app is in lieu of the production time and to cover hosting costs. The audio streams will be available at no added cost 24/7 for years to come for your enjoyment. This app streams via 3G or wifi connection.