I know I've mentioned my reservations about Castaneda before, but I recently found this over at e-budo:
Sorry folks, but little Carlito is "beyond bad budo" so to speak.
While I very much enjoyed reading Castaneda as a teenager, Journey to Ixland being my favorite, I grew out of it AND Carlos became a VERY BAD MAN.
Essential reading to balance his books are the above mentioned A Magical Journey by Margaret Runyan Castaneda and especially Sorcerer's Apprentice: my life with Carlos Castaneda by Amy Wallace 2003 Frog Ltd.
Carlos ran a wicked little cult towards the end. Died a natural death. And left several followers missing, dead and presumed dead.
Completely cut off both heads,
Let a single sword stand against the cold sky!
Entire thread viewable here: http://www.e-budo.com/forum/showthre...1&page=2&pp=15