> It makes a big difference to me in regards to how the message
> is sent, or the intention. What I am sensing here is that it
> doesn't seem to matter how we get the message, as long as we
> get it. What if Castaneda was knowingly committing fraud? Just
> knowingly and outright lying to possibly make a few bucks? And
> he certainly made many, many bucks because he sure could tell a
> good yarn.
> I will be honest with you. I have never read any of his books.
> I tried at one time but my intuition, my gut feelings, just
> said no.
> If he was lying, imagine the Karmic return on such a betrayal
> to his readers and himself? I would need to do more research,
> but it doesn't sound so far from what I gathered that Castaneda
> found much contentment in the latter years of his life, in fact
> it seemed rather miserable.
Can I suggest Thomas.., that it would have been not only obligatory.., but even modestly intelligent.., to have read at least one- but more importantly ALL of his works- before bringing up his name with such pathetically derogative intent.