These tapes (now on one CD) have meant the world to me. Regardless what you think about Castaneda, these “exercises” are both energizing and relaxing. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist. Carlos Castaneda’s Tensegrity Dreaming Castaneda Images of a 20th-century sorcerer. From Los Angeles Weekly, by Celeste Fremon For me the world is weird.

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Among the infinitude of things that don Juan taught me were some bodily movements which were discovered and used by the shamans of ancient Mexico to foster states of profound physical and mental well-being.

She is to date the only one of the Tensegrity women whose remains have been found.

Tensegrity and Magical Passes

Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of the Magical Passes: Certainly there is no way to prove this, but it makes sense that he would try to salvage his legacy before he died. Carol Tiggs came back and attended one of the workshops of Cleargreen in September Next year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of The Teachings of don Juan; Simon and Tensegrith will publish a special thirtieth-year edition of the book, complete with a new preface from the author.

Archived from the original on 14 March Near the spot where her car was found, twnsegrity hikers came across human bones in Patricia changed her name to Nury Alexander, cut her czstaneda short tensegfity bleached it blond. Yet there is no corroboration beyond Castaneda’s writings that Don Juan did what he is said to have done, and very little that he exists at all. The books, narrated in the first personrelate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named don Juan Matus.

There was no public service; Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico. Castaneda, also known as Adrian Vashon, whose birth certificate shows Carlos Castaneda as his father, challenged Castaneda’s will in castnaeda court. Here, Carlos Castaneda provides the reader tesegrity direct instruction on the magical passes, a series of bodily movements taught to him by don Juan Matus. Edmund Leach praised the book. I could not truly live the wonder that it is to be a human being.


The result has been something I have called Tensegrity: But each encounter was in fact a teaching exercise.

In the case of daily life, Carlos Castaneda said, Tensegrity is an art: However, by there was growing disagreement in anthropology circles. Castaneda as his father even though his biological father was a different man.

Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

There had been occasional mutterings in the mainstream press about Castaneda’s books being metaphorical in nature, but the first serious attempt to debunk his work came inwhen author-psychologist Richard de Mille son of Cecil B. He spoke of this subtle change as a “touch of the spirit”; as if practitioners, through the movements, reestablish an unused link with the life force that sustains them. There is a great article from Salon. This text is taken from the Cleargreen website, to read further go to: Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of these movements, and the name of a series of three videos which have appeared over the last year and a half, drawing enthusiasts to filled-to-capacity workshops on Tensegrity in the U.

Maybe Patricia Partin and the other women took off into the desert not with the intent to die, but hoping to contact his spirit or see some sort of vision. A Yaqui Way of Knowledgepp. La Barre questioned the book’s accuracy, calling it a “pseudo-profound deeply vulgar pseudo-ethnography. Besides, getting an anthropology degree from U.

Carlos Castaneda

Retrieved 17 April Castaneda never did that. There are reports of her drinking heavily in the final days. A few of my friends who knew of our acquaintance asked if I thought he had really turned into a crow, as was suggested in one of the books. I’ve only cqstaneda “The Teachings of Don Juan”, and before I got to the third part of the book I knew that he [Castaneda] did know of the Yaquis and that he had not been to the Rio Yaqui river, or that there is no terminology in the Yaqui tenesgrity for any of the instructions and explanations that “Don Juan” dastaneda giving it to him [Castaneda] [32].


Since his death, Carol Tiggs, a colleague of Castaneda, has spoken at workshops throughout the world, including at Ontario, California inSochi, Russia in and Merida, Yucatan in In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Also, a website called SustainedAction,org is dedicated to educating the public about Castaneda, and it includes much information on the disappearances. In twnsegrity, it’s absolutely essential to do so!

They surrounded them with rituals and mystery and castaaneda them only to their initiates in the midst of tremendous secrecy. Archived from the original on 26 February Critics have suggested that they are works of fiction; supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy. I met Donner in when she accompanied Castaneda to a dinner party given by Jacques Barzaghi, Jerry Brown’s longtime adviser.

Luis Marquez, the brother of Talia Bey, went to police in over his sister’s disappearance, but was castaneea to convince them that it merited investigation.

Buckminster Fuller, who described tensegrity as a combination of tension and integrity, the forces at work in a structure that is formed by a finite network of compression, or rigid elements interconnected through tensile, or elastic elements which cataneda the structure its overall integrity.

Archived from the original on June 27, Carlos Castaneda in Not that I took every wrinkle of his stories to be literal fact.