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Old 07-25-2007, 09:19 AM   #28
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Reeling Silk Verbatim

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.
Doug Walker
Completely cut off both heads,
Let a single sword stand against the cold sky!
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