But your reply has nothing to do with what I posted .
Even while reading these books as a teenager, I assumed they were probably not literally true. And I think many readers felt the same .
They were / are enjoyable, thought provoking and in some ways revelatory . I feel no betrayal whatsoever if he made this stuff up .
Bach made his music up .Leornardo made his creations up .William Blake made his stuff up . The Beatles made their stuff up . And so did Castaneda, apparently .
Big deal .