Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of the Magical Passes: positions and movements of body and breath that were dreamt and stalked by men. Carlos Castaneda’s Tensegrity Dreaming Castaneda Images of a 20th-century sorcerer. From Los Angeles Weekly, by Celeste Fremon For me the world is weird. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist.

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Castaneda wrote that don Juan recognized him as the new nagualor leader of a party of seers of his lineage. She described fantastic incidents – about how, for example, one of their sorcery teachers had turned old before their eyes, she said.


When I saw her a few years later at Barzhagi’s wedding, she confided that all the apprentices – Castaneda, herself cawtaneda several other Anglo women – were in a terrible emotional state. Eventually we lost contact.

A review of Carlos Castaneda’s “Journey to Ixtlan: Clement Meighan and Stephen C. Anxious to meet him, I talked my bosses at Seventeen into letting me interview Castaneda. Star Wars, Castaneda, and the Force”.

Carlos Castaneda’s Tensegrity – Dreaming Castaneda

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Castaneda moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen on June 21, For my own provisional answer, I think of Peter A.

While Castaneda was a well-known cultural tensegtity, he rarely appeared in public forums. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Don Juan became his anthropological informant, and then his teacher. Why weren’t these movements mentioned in your earlier books? Carlos Castaneda at Wikipedia’s sister projects.


Carlos Castaneda – Wikipedia

He has created a brilliant fiction based on something real, but fiction nonetheless. Each of his other students has a set of magical passes taught exclusively to them, exclusively geared to each of their energetic configurations – to their personalities. A little fudging perhaps, but not a whole system in the manner of The Teachings, written by an unknown student with, at the outset, no hope of commercial success.

He said that those movements were called magical passes by the shamans who discovered them, because their effect on the practitioners was so astounding. But these increasingly fantastic stories of multiple sorcerer’s apprentices were hard to swallow whole, leading some to conclude that many of Castaneda’s stories also may have been stupendous falsehoods.

He was the subject of a cover article in the March 5, issue of Time which described him as “an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a tortilla”. The magical passes go beyond the musculature to the glandular system: He recounted how famous gestalt therapist and “horny old goat” Fritz Perls had barged unwittingly into Castaneda’s darkened bedroom at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, mistakenly thinking it empty, and proceeded to have a noisy, amorous tryst with a young acolyte – much to Castaneda’s amusement.

Castaneda as his father even though his biological father was a different man.

Carlos Castaneda

Two weeks later, however, Brown called back to say that Carlos had consented to see me. The normally reclusive Casstaneda wrote a glowing blurb on the jacket cover, and soon the news circulated that Donner was claiming to also be an apprentice to Don Juan. The news leaked out when Adrian Vashon, the son of his former wife, received a court letter indicating he was mentioned in Castaneda’s will.


The Lessons of Don Juan.

Yet there was an aggressive emotional imperative with which Castaneda wrote that suited the tenor of the times. Archived from the original on 7 August Through practicing these movements, those shamans were able to achieve a superb physical and mental balance. He never presented Don Juan. I met Donner in when tenaegrity accompanied Castaneda to a dinner party given by Jacques Barzaghi, Jerry Brown’s longtime castanedx.

Today, she serves as a consultant for Cleargreen.

Beginning inRichard de Mille published a series of criticisms that uncovered inconsistencies in Castaneda’s field notes, as well as several instances of apparent plagiarism. Thomas, [30] point out that the books largely, and for the most part, do not describe Yaqui culture at all with its emphasis on Catholic upbringing and conflict with the Federal State of Mexico, but rather focus on the international movements and life of Don Juan who was described in the books as traveling and having many connections, and abodes, in the Southwestern United States ArizonaNorthern Mexico, and Oaxaca.