Copyright ©1995 by Victor Sanchez; Recording (P)1997 by Alternative Audio
"Victor Sanchez has clarified and distilled the essence of Carlos Castaneda's writings in a form that anyone can apply to his or her daily life." (Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior)
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"practical and useful"
great material, useful for those who can see. A must read/listen for all Castaneda fans. Looking forward to reading the rest of Victor Sanchez books
"Too much time on techniques"
I would have preferred to read the Don Juan books and caught the process(es) in the narrative of what Sanchez was summarizing here: Climbing trees. Getting permission from trees. Hanging 35 feet in the air on a harrass. Impersonating the fool both to yourself and to strangers, in an bid to transcend ego ("not doing") and attain heightened awareness. These images and more are contained in the strategies of this audioook.
Nope, not for me! :(
Not only are some of these techniques creepy, like caressing the (living) skeleton of your girlfriend, for example, many of these directives are unnecessarily difficult and impractical to execute logistically.
I was hoping this audiobook would discuss the principles of reality and non-reality. What I heard after the first hour was a manual on how to confound your ego and freak out your co-workers. Learning magic or shamanizing is not my ultimate intent, I just want to read about the experiences, get to the revelations--cliff notes style--and meditate on what I read. :)
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