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TStreicher wrote:

> Carlos Castaneda had discovered in the latter portion of his
> life that: "The extraordinary effect that psychotropic plants
> had had on me was what gave me the bias that their use was the
> key feature of the teachings. I held on to that conviction and
> it was only in the later years of my apprenticeship that I
> realized that the meaningful transformations and findings of
> sorcerers were always done in states of sober consciousness."

Sure, but those "meaningful transformations and findings" found in sobriety might have never occurred to them if they had never had their psychotropic plant experiences. It's sort of like the creativity of the Beatles. They normally worked in the studio sober, but with songs written under the influence. BOTH sobriety and the other-than-ordinary-experiences contributed to the final product.


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Further Castaneda Controversies 227 TStreicher 25-Jul-12 03:57
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 128 Sherman Peabody 25-Jul-12 09:21
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 148 Brooks Johnson 25-Jul-12 21:51
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 152 Misterx 26-Jul-12 12:32
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 146 TStreicher 25-Jul-12 22:08
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 135 Sherman Peabody 26-Jul-12 11:20
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 148 brucenyc1 28-Jul-12 06:40
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 149 TStreicher 25-Jul-12 13:43
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 149 PB Bytes 26-Jul-12 03:24
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 133 Sherman Peabody 26-Jul-12 11:25
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 161 PB Bytes 27-Jul-12 01:54
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 232 Hoppy 27-Jul-12 20:57
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 103 brucenyc1 28-Jul-12 00:52
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 145 David L 28-Jul-12 00:57
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 229 Hoppy 28-Jul-12 01:30
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 151 TStreicher 28-Jul-12 04:21
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 146 brucenyc1 28-Jul-12 06:19
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 128 Glorious 28-Jul-12 08:20
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 137 brucenyc1 28-Jul-12 19:32
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 142 TStreicher 28-Jul-12 19:50
Tricky business 142 PB Bytes 28-Jul-12 20:25
Re: Tricky business 139 brucenyc1 29-Jul-12 01:52
Then again... 136 PB Bytes 29-Jul-12 06:59
success and it's effect on others 142 brucenyc1 29-Jul-12 23:17
nah 138 PB Bytes 30-Jul-12 04:17
sorry 145 brucenyc1 30-Jul-12 05:21
Re: sorry 124 PB Bytes 30-Jul-12 05:48
Re: success and it's effect on others 257 Hoppy 31-Jul-12 01:46
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 152 Lorelei 29-Jul-12 06:31
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 161 Glorious 29-Jul-12 07:16
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 157 PB Bytes 29-Jul-12 07:37
Mod Note > Language Edit 144 Dr. Troglodyte 29-Jul-12 17:21
Re: Further Castaneda Controversies 140 brucenyc1 29-Jul-12 23:21


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