The Art of Dreaming

By: Castaneda, Carlos

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Book Condition: Fine

The eighth book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Castaneda maintains his vivid sense of wonder as Don Juan escorts him into a new world of mystery and magic; he offers a crisp presentation of esoteric ideas. Taking control of one's dreams, says Don Juan, is the key to a sorcerer's power. But what kind of sorcerer? Don Juan makes a distinction between the ancients, who manipulated the world for personal power, and moderns-- such as himself-- who search for freedom. Castaneda must thread his way between these two opposing camps, balancing his thirst for truth and his personal ambition. In so doing, he passes through three gates of dreaming: becoming aware of falling asleep; waking from one dream into another; seeing yourself asleep. Castaneda passes through these portals all the while communicating with-- and being used by ' inorganic beings' that look like thin tree trunks and give the sorcerers their secret knowledge. His journey ends with a perilous confrontation with a 'death defier', a Methuselah-like male sorcerer in the guise of a woman. Castaneda is rescued from this and other dangerous encounters by his fellow apprentice, the beautiful Carol Tiggs, who at book's close, herself, vanishes into the world of dreaming.

Title: The Art of Dreaming

Author Name: Castaneda, Carlos

Categories: Signed, Literature, Native American,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: taod324

Keywords: Mythology, Native American Signed Rare Specialist