By Carlos Castaneda
"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no relations, no domestic, no kingdom, yet simply existence to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a rare apprenticeship to convey again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's global of "non-ordinary fact" and the tricky and hazardous street a guy needs to go back and forth to develop into "a guy of knowledge." but at the convey of that global, hard to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicinal drugs, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered sooner than.
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They frothed and puked and pissed all over the place. You could get epilepsy from taking that confounded thing. That's what Mr. Salas, the government engineer, told me once. " "That's being worse than animals," Bajea added solemnly. "You saw only what you wanted to see about the Huichol Indians, Genaro," don Juan said. "For one thing, you never took the trouble of finding out from them what it's like to get acquainted with Mescalito. Mescalito has never made anyone epileptic, to my knowledge. The government engineer is a Yori and I doubt that a Yori knows anything about it.
May 25,1968 Don Juan spent nearly all his time today showing me how to assemble trapping devices for small animals. We had been cutting and cleaning branches nearly all morning. There were many questions in my mind. I had to talk to him while we worked, but he had made a joke and said that of the two of us only I could move my hands and my mouth at the same time. We finally sat down to rest and I blurted out a question. " "You have to learn to see in order to know that. " "No. " "Try me, don Juan.
He said we would be going right away. A group of ten women and eleven men left the house. The man heading the party was rather husky; he was per-haps in his mid-fifties. " He moved with brisk, firm steps. He carried a kerosene lantern and waved it from side to side as he walked. At first I thought he was moving it at random, but then I discovered that he waved the lantern to mark an obstacle or a difficult pass on the road. We walked for over an hour. The women chatted and laughed softly from time to time.