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An edition of The active side of infinity (1998)

The active side of infinity

1st HarperPerennial ed
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This edition was published in by HarperPerennial in New York.

Written in English

272 pages

"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life…. Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity."
In this book written immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

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Cover of: The active side of infinity
The active side of infinity
2000, HarperPerennial
in English - 1st HarperPerennial ed
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The active side of infinity
1999, Thorsons
in English
Cover of: The active side of infinity
The active side of infinity
1998, HarperCollins
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Aktivnai︠a︡ storona beskonechnosti
Aktivnai︠a︡ storona beskonechnosti
1998, Sofii︠a︡
in Russian / Русский язык - 2 izd., pererab. i dop.

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The active side of infinity

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"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life…. Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity."
In this book written immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

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Library of Congress F1221.Y3 C37 1998
Dewey 299/.7

The active side of infinity

1st HarperPerennial ed

This edition was published in by HarperPerennial in New York.


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Pagination
272 p. ;
Number of pages
272

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OL22853231M
ISBN 10
006092960X
Library Thing
301643
Goodreads
12841

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