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"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, Don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life.... Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity." 

In this audiobook authored immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

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  • Brian Thurm
  • 16-02-2019

Masterpiece

Flawless contribution from Castaneda and executed brilliantly and with total passion from the narration of Luis Moreno.

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  • Trinh Nguyen
  • 24-05-2019

Incredible and awe inspiring!

Thank you for the creators of this collective experience!
The personal experiences and elaborations of this work really open your mind to a world much more. After going through the authors first book TEACHINGS I had been lead to this work. I absolutely recommend going through the first before this in order to get the frame of reference and connotation this work is built upon. A must have experience for all seekers!

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  • MARIUS DANAILA
  • 30-12-2018

Best story ever told !

Remarkable story, I will never look at the world in the same way. Life changing book !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2018

abstract gold





With an open heart and an understanding of abstraction...this book is everything! I loved it!

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  • 777WCG
  • 21-08-2019

A other great book by Carlos

Great journey recorded by one of the best. Great reading/listening for a trip. Nice gems in this one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-2021

very enjoyable

I somehow missed reading this one back in the day. very enjoyable. a lot of the abstract action. but very cool like the other books.

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  • Le Roux
  • 08-03-2020

infinity don't care about continuity

excellent narration. On a stretch of the imagination, Castaneda breaks all realisation. on a quest for understanding a simple aspect of infinite human cognition and condition

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  • John Fidlin
  • 10-11-2018

An excellent rendition

Luis Moreno performs The Active Side Of Infinity in a way that is enjoyable and engaging throughout.

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  • Andy Donaldson
  • 30-09-2018

brilliant

great read, narrator excellent as is the norm. I will listen to this and the others many times... thank you

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  • Daniel Simmons
  • 04-10-2020

inconsistent with the other book

I started this book straight after "journey to Ixtlan" and it seems much of the terminology has changed and some of the events don't line up too. Maybe I'm reading it too literally, but there is a noticeable difference in tone.
Still, there are some interesting concepts raised and a few good stories. The ending does take a nosedive into the absurd though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-12-2019

Brilliantly crafted challenge

Like always Carlos and his stories blow the mind and help us question out reality.

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  • Brian R Larcher
  • 05-04-2019

Sheer Brilliance - a must read

This book raises as many questions as it answers, sewing and feeding the seeds of a real search for the Sorcerer's way.

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