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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Cataneda can one expect “results”? The Don Juan Papers: The New York Review of Books. We are adventurers, struggling to perpetuate, to better, to evolve our species.

Retrieved from ” https: Thanks for this overview of tensegrjty disappearances. At this point, the Vietnam War was still in full swing, and Nixon was about to be re-elected. Max, Mel and the Witches. Yes, I suspected whatever became of Carol was different than the others. We call these composites Tensegrity. Clement Meighan and Stephen C.

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanismparticularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs. That proof hinges on the credibility castabeda Don Juan as a being and Carlos Castaneda as a witness. Archived from the original on 14 March The books, narrated in the first personrelate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed casganeda a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named don Juan Matus.

Copyright New Times There is a new series of brief and intensive workshops on Tensegrity in various U. Castaneda died on April 27, [3] in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. The story behind their disappearances is strange, tangled and somewhat disturbing.


Castaneda continued to be popular with the reading public with subsequent publications that unfolded further aspects of his training with don Juan. Four months after Castaneda’s death, C.

He painted himself in his stories as a castanedda naif bumbling through a magical yet deeply ethical spiritual system that could be taught and transferred. But some of those who knew him well have tensegfity at a provisional answer.

Disappeared: The Women of Tensegrity, missing 15 years. –

Cxstaneda review of Carlos Castaneda’s “Journey tensegrigy Ixtlan: The curmudgeonly Brown agreed to pass the message on to Castaneda only because, he said, I reminded him of his daughter, adding that there was no hope of Carlos replying. 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.

He recounted how famous gestalt therapist and “horny old goat” Fritz Perls had barged unwittingly into Castaneda’s darkened bedroom at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, mistakenly thinking it empty, and proceeded to have a noisy, amorous tryst with a young acolyte – much to Castaneda’s amusement.

Scholars have debated “whether Castaneda actually served as an apprentice to the alleged Yaqui sorcerer don Juan Matus or if he invented the whole odyssey. She changed her name to Taisha Abelar and moved in with Castaneda when he first purchased his compound on Pandora Avenue in Westwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Ralph Beals asked to see Castaneda’s field notes and was unhappy when Carlos continually dodged the request.

She has never been heard from again. What is the difference between the magical passes of Tensegrity and other forms of exercise like tensegruty or calisthenics? The Teachings were submitted to a university press, an unlikely prospect for best-sellerdom. Anthropologyethnographyshamanism. All nine books are still in print, and have been translated into more than seventeen languages.


Often we simply went for lunch or dinner, then for a walk. The New York Times. The positive results are almost immediate, if one practices meticulously and daily – tensegtity energy generates calmness, efficiency and purpose.

Witnesses speak of her reverting to a child-like state, and there are reports that new followers of the Tensegrity group were told to play dolls with her. Castaneda never castzneda that.


There is a great article from Salon. Certainly there is no way to prove this, but it makes sense that he would try to salvage his legacy before he died.

If anything, the controversies surrounding Castaneda are greater than ever. Don Juan explained to me that in tensegrkty states of heightened awareness called dreaming, those men and women were able to reach levels of optimum physical balance.

In the end, it’s the work that mattered, whatever its provenance. He further explained that the movements were called magical passes because by means of practicing them, shamans were transported, in terms of perception, to other states of being in which they could sense the world in an indescribable manner. December 25, CajamarcaPeru.