The Teachings of Don Juan

  • by Carlos Castaneda
  • Narrated by Luis Moreno
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For over 40 years, Carlos Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan has inspired audiences to expand their world view beyond traditional Western forms. Originally published as Castaneda’s master’s thesis in anthropology, Teachings documents Castaneda’s supposed apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian sorcerer, don Juan Matus. Dividing the work into two sections, Castaneda begins by describing don Juan’s philosophies, then continues with his own reflections.


What the Critics Say

"It's impossible to view the world in quite the same way after reading him.... If Castaneda is correct, there is another world, a sometimes beautiful and sometimes frightening world, right before our eyes at this moment - if only we could see." (Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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Amazing story

What made the experience of listening to The Teachings of Don Juan the most enjoyable?

The narrator is great. Story is amazing. The wisdom is so unique and one of kind.

What other book might you compare The Teachings of Don Juan to and why?

So unique it's hard to compare to anything else.

What does Luis Moreno bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

TONE!! Luis has an amazing ability to transition between characters so well. So far he is the best narrator I've heard.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The extent a person is willing to go to acquire knowledge. Reminds me of me.

Any additional comments?

An absolute must for all students of shamanic culture.

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- jesus

The Teachings of Don Juan

I was very fortunate to have actually met the author. This was sometime in the late seventies or early eighties. I was living with my teacher, who was a native american medicine person. When this odd sort of person just showed up one day and stayed for... somewhere around one or two weeks. He would always sit away from the main group and simply watch, listen, and write. I do not wish to elaborate here, but I have to say that the personal experiences I had when I would notice him were enough to make me believe that Mr. Castaneda did indeed have a spiritual gift and that he had also received some very real training. He ended up leaving a notebook behind when he left and I did read what he had written. One page included an unpublished declaration of release, by Don Juan. To this very day, I still use it!
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- LarryNC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books