"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.
"A Separate Reality "is a novella or short story, which I value highly. It is about a woman who suffers from mood disorders, depression or existential emptiness typical in today's society. She experiences periods of so-called normality to periods of depression more or less accentuated, in which everything is paralyzed and loses importance. Tired of this, she makes a decision, perhaps the only decision taken consciously or impulsively, but definitely from within her soul, to leave everything and go away for a while, not even she knows where. She will come to terms with herself, face to face with herself, dive into her own unconscious, in a separate reality, in a parallel dimension, with little importance. This woman will be helped by herself ... and a black cat ... and ... with the passing events in her life ... so many things will change. Until one day, a ray of sunlight takes her away.
A host of top-flight creators including Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith begin our collection of Doctor Strange at his very best! They'll take you on a trip to the dark side of the Marvel Universe and bring you before The Undying Ones, Baron Mordo, the cosmic threat of Eternity and the eldritch horror of Shuma-Gorath. Then, Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner break new boundaries of cosmic consciousness and other-dimensional adventure. Their all-time classic Sise-Neg Genesis and Silver Dagger sagas feature deliriously lush art and stories that plumb the depths of Strange's soul. COLLECTING: VOL. 3; DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) 180-183; SUB-MARINER (1968) 22; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 126; MARVEL FEATURE (1971) 1; MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) 3-14; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) 1-5
"Now unto us is born ... the magician! The Master of the Mystic Arts' earliest adventures continue as Strange stands as mankind's last, best hope against the dark otherworldly forces that conspire to steal the life of the conscious world - including Nightmare, Dormammu, Lord Nekron, and the Sons of the Satannish! Featuring the origin of Dr. Strange ... and Strange and Clea's first kiss!"--Amazon.
A host of top-flight creators including Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith begin our collection of Doctor Strange at his very best! They'll take you on a trip to the dark side of the Marvel Universe and bring you before The Undying Ones, Baron Mordo, the cosmic threat of Eternity and the eldritch horror of Shuma-Gorath. Then, Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner break new boundaries of cosmic consciousness and other-dimensional adventure. Their all-time classic Sise-Neg Genesis and Silver Dagger sagas feature deliriously lush art and stories that plumb the depths of Strange's soul. COLLECTING: VOL. 3; DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) 180-183; SUB-MARINER (1968) 22; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 126; MARVEL FEATURE (1971) 1; MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) 3-14; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) 1-5.
Set in the early 1970s, A Separate Reality is the story of Mark Grosfeld, a twelve-year-old growing up in Phoenix with politically active liberal Jewish parents. Mark, who is lonely and unhappy, meets Anna Voigt, a teacher who becomes his mentor. Anna, an ex-hippie poet, encourages Mark to write, and he becomes part of a circle of teenagers who meet at Anna's house to smoke pot and read poetry. She introduces him to the Beats, Zen Buddhism and the popular pseudo-anthropologist, Carlos Castaneda, author of Journey to Ixtlan. Mark goes on a semi-comic suburban vision quest, trying to conduct his life according to the teachings he uncovers in the books he finds through Anna - most significantly, Castaneda's. Mark soon discovers all these books share the belief that through a loss of "self" one can, somehow, transcend reality. A Separate Reality is a novel about the risks and appeal of the desire to be perfect; a portrait of the artist as a young man in the Seventies.
The formula one incarnate nature of the Word of God has often been depicted as a summary of Cyril of Alexandria s (ca 378-444) christology. But no systematic study into his christological works has been published. Besides, there is no consensus regarding the meaning of the key terms and expressions in these works. This book addresses this deficiency by an integral investigation of the archbishop s christological writings during the first two years of the Nestorian controversy, and comes to the conclusion that his christology is basically dyophysite. This re-appraisal of his christology bears on the understanding of the Council of Chalcedon and on contemporary ecumenical relations, especially those between the Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox.
Have you ever believed in a life after death? Do want to know what the most rattling secrets of the existence of mankind are? If questions such as these stir a sense of curiosity in your mind then this book is for you. Come with me as I take you to a journey in which we will see what life after existence really feels like. Along the way we will be coming across some of the most renowned geniuses that have embraced our planet ever since the beginning of time. Not only will we have in depth discussions on all of the biggest questions that have confused mankind over the years with these geniuses, but we will also be uncovering some of the most mindboggling secrets along the way. “Eros and Thanatos” follows the story of “DEM” and how I travelled the gates of hell and paradise with Dante. The stories we find in this book provide an interesting outlook on many of the most heated debates that the greats have long discussed but come to no conclusion despite thinking about countless concepts and ideas.
Thirty years ago, the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan" initiated a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western world view, embarking on a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on more than a million readers around the world. This concise supplement to Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. This volume also covers "A Separate Reality" and "Journey to Ixtlan."
Transurfing Reality was one of the top non-fiction bestsellers in the world in 2005 and 2006. Unknown till now in the West, the series has sold over 1,300,000 copies in Russia in three years. This translation (by Natasha Micharina) describes a new way of looking at reality, indeed of creating it. It provides a scientific explanation of the laws that help you do this, building up a scientific model, speaking in detail about particular rules to follow and giving important how-to tips, illustrated with examples. The author introduces a system of specific terms, notions, and metaphors, which together make a truly convincing, thought-provoking theory of creating your own life. “You are ruled by circumstances and it will always be like that until you learn how to manage your reality,” says the author. Bringing together the cutting edge of modern science and philosophical teaching, the book's style is popular-scientific, metaphorical and conversational. Books in the series: Reality Transurfing 1: The Space of Variations; Reality Transurfing 2: A Rustle of Morning Stars; Reality Transurfing 3: Forward to the Past; Reality Transurfing 4: Ruling Reality; Reality Transurfing 5: Apples Fall to the Sky
Acknowledging the influence of such thinkers as Bion, Winnicott, Lacan and Ricour Jurgen Reeder charts his own course in this 'exploration into my own standpoints'. At the heart of this book is an ethical question: 'With what legitimacy do I assume the right to interpret my fellow being?' This question is raised in the context of a critique of a particular hermeneutic interpretation of psychoanalysis, namely, psychoanalysis as an objectifying discipline in which the other (the analysand) is regarded quintessentially as a representation or exterior object to be understood.Reeder embraces the fundamental intersubjectivity of psychoanalytic experience. Intersubjectivity is viewed as the human encounter within the psychoanalytic setting where there occurs a mutual influencing or acting upon, rather than an encounter guided by an essentially objectivating scientific knowledge.Truth in this conception is not a cumulatively acquired possession, but an always-emerging process coiled within an interpretative dialectic occurring between human beings. This is a thoughtful, nuanced, clearly articulated and challenging book that engages directly with the perceived crisis of psychoanalysis.
From a bar hosting its nightly Sad Hour to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army general, Jim Heynen’s new collection of micro fiction presents character sketches of strange yet fascinating men and women. Modeled after Theophrastus' Characters — brief, verbal snapshots of people created by the Greek philosopher — Heynen captures not just the quirks and eccentricities of his characters, but also their humanity. Guilty of only ordinary and forgivable sins, these sketches reveal universal human idiosyncrasies as much as they do the individual characters. Paired with the wonderfully evocative illustrations of renowned illustrator Tom Pohrt, Ordinary Sins will appeal to story lovers and collectors of beautifully made books alike.
Nikki Stafford's series - the only complete episode-by-episode guide to Lost - continues its exploration of the deeper meanings behind every episode of this critical and commercial success. The season five instalment will included analyses on how John Locke could become Jeremy Bentham (and what it means to the show's overriding themes) and chapters on literary references like Stephen King's The Stand and James Joyce's Ulysses. Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of the new season on location in Hawaii.

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