The Art of Dreaming

4.1 avg rating
( 3,448 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060170516: The Art of Dreaming

The author of The Teachings of Don Juan reveals the spiritual adventures that can be attained through dreams, describing his own journeys into new worlds by using ancient, powerful techniques. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carlos Castaneda was the author of 11 international bestsellers describing his work with don Juan Matus. His work and ideas will be continued by Cleargreen, the organisation that he founded to promote his ideas.

From Kirkus Reviews:

The eighth--and one hopes the last--book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. By now, Castaneda's bestselling engine is running on empty, at least to judge by this lackluster entry, which adds fuel to the argument that the Don Juan books are fiction and that their author has passed his creative prime. Gone is the vivid sense of wonder as Don Juan escorts Castaneda into a new world of mystery and magic; gone the crisp presentation of esoteric ideas; gone the crackling tension between teacher and student. What remains is a token representation of Don Juan, guffawing at Castaneda or smacking him on the back, and a cloud of confused teachings about the world of dreams. 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 barges through these portals in his typically bumbling fashion, 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 vanishes into the world of dreaming. Will Castaneda rescue her in the next volume, playing Orpheus to her Eurydice? Tune in, if you care. The Art of Dozing is more like it. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carlos Castaneda
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060170514 ISBN 13: 9780060170516
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060170514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
42.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carlos Castaneda
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060170514 ISBN 13: 9780060170516
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060170514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
39.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Castaneda, Carlos
Published by Harpercollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0060170514 ISBN 13: 9780060170516
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060170514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
42.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds