Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of the Magical Passes: positions and movements of body and breath that were dreamt and stalked by men. Carlos Castaneda’s Tensegrity Dreaming Castaneda Images of a 20th-century sorcerer. From Los Angeles Weekly, by Celeste Fremon For me the world is weird. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist.

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I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count tensegriity you are going to be here for only a short while; in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

But I was unexpectedly detained by power! This text is taken from the Cleargreen website, to read further go to: This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Gordon Wassonthe ethnobotanist who made psychoactive mushrooms famous, similarly praised Castaneda’s work, while expressing doubts regarding the accuracy of some of the claims. They were also able to discover – in dreaming – the exact movements that allowed caztaneda to replicate, in their hours of vigil, those same levels of optimum physical tensetrity.

Tensegrity: Carlos Castaneda’s Esoteric System

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. As with Castaneda, Donner’s emotional turmoil seemed intense and genuine. Archived from the original on 6 June Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties.

Studies in Contemporary Fiction. Yaqui Beliefs and Ceremonies in Pascua Villagegives caflos of Yaqui vocabulary associated with spirituality: When can one expect “results”? Participants will practice the magical passes presented on the three Tensegrity videos, plus a number of magical passes conducive to relaxation, and, at the same time, alertness – two conditions needed for the keen attention required to deal with the limited time.


Carlos Castaneda – Wikipedia

I was 24 years old and working for Seventeen magazine. He wrote these books as his research log describing his apprenticeship with a traditional “Man of Knowledge” identified as don Juan Matusallegedly a Yaqui Indian from northern Mexico. Even those of us who’d been believers, or nearly so, couldn’t help but wonder if we hadn’t, castanrda fact, simply been audience members to a sort of Truman Show in reverse, a troupe of actors who had infiltrated the real world, staging a magical theater that had lasted for decades.

He did a great deal of ccastaneda over the years, often under other names. The normally cadlos Carlos wrote a glowing blurb on the jacket cover, and soon the news circulated that Donner was claiming to also be an apprentice to Don Juan. The challenge was ultimately unsuccessful [3].

Jacques Maquet, then head of UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, also objected to the fact that no hard evidence had ever been presented to back up Castaneda’s accounts. But each encounter was in fact a teaching exercise. The books, narrated in the first personrelate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui “Man of Knowledge” named don Juan Matus.


Carlos Castaneda

He spoke of this subtle change as a “touch of the spirit”; as if practitioners, through the movements, reestablish an unused link with the life force that sustains them.

He was, according to his own description, “a plain, brown man,” 5-foot-5 and sturdy, with an unremarkable sort of face.

At first, and with the backing of academic qualifications and the UCLA anthropological department, Castaneda’s work was mostly praised by reviewers.

Retrieved 15 July Each went on to write books that explored the experience of being followers of Castaneda’s teachings from a feminist perspective. A review castajeda Carlos Castaneda’s “Journey to Ixtlan: I have labored for ten years to make a synthesis of those movements.

He painted himself in his stories as a frightened naif bumbling through a magical yet deeply ethical spiritual system that could be taught and transferred.

Where, for example, was the motive for an elaborate scholarly put-on? Yaqui Beliefs and Ceremonies in Tensetrity Village. He would call me back from some pay phone in order to arrange a time.

The magical passes go beyond the musculature to the glandular system: It was like something you’d imagine seeing in a science-fiction movie, but we actually saw it happen.