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By Carlos Castaneda

"A guy of information is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no kin, no domestic, no nation, yet merely lifestyles to be lived."--don JuanIn 1961 a tender anthropologist subjected himself to a rare apprenticeship to carry again a desirable glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's international of "non-ordinary truth" and the tough and hazardous street a guy needs to trip to turn into "a guy of knowledge." but at the convey of that international, not easy to all that we think, he drew back.Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda back to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic medicines, and to a global of expertise no guy from our Western civilization had ever entered earlier than.

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Then we drove in silence for a long time. When we arrived at a highway stop for trucks called Los Vidrios— Glass—it was already quite dark. " "Pork meat," a woman shouted back from inside. "I hope for your sake that the pig was run down on the road today," don Juan said to me, laughing. We got out of the car. The road was flanked on both sides by ranges of low mountains that seemed to be the solidified lava of some gigantic volcanic eruption. In the darkness the black, jagged peaks were silhouetted against the sky like huge menacing walls of glass slivers.

I've seen the Huichol Indians eating it. They acted as if they had rabies. 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.

But Carlos is not insane now. " don Juan asked Genaro. " Genaro retorted. They all broke out laughing, including don Juan. " Benigno asked. " Eligio asked. "He said he wanted to know," Lucio answered for me. "I think Carlos is getting to be like my grandpa. " "It is impossible to explain that knowing," don Juan said to Eligio, "because it is different for every man. The only thing which is common to all of us is that Mescalito reveals his secrets privately to each man. Being aware of how Genaro feels, I don't recommend that he meet Mescalito.

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