Friday, 30 November 2018

Self knowledge in the books of Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda and the #psychology of #SelfKnowledge and freedom

Quote from "Journey to Ixtlan"
Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan

(personal baggage and habits).

“He wanted me to endeavor in my daily world

to erase my personal history by any means conceivable.

Then, he wanted me to stop my routines,

and finally, he wanted me to dethrone my sense of self-importance.

“How am I going to accomplish all this, don Juan?” I asked him.

“I have no idea,” he responded.

“None of us has any idea of how to do that pragmatically and effectively.

Yet, if we start the work, we will accomplish it without ever knowing what came to aid us.”

Fiction (probably!) as therapy; writing as #ArtTherapy

Tags: art therapyfreedompsychologyself knowledgeCarlos Castaneda


  1. Could anyone rid themselves of self importance? They might think so...

  2. The Dalai Lama and Avner the Eccentric? The early books of Castaneda are interesting. I haven't read the later ones, having become more interested in depth psychology.


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