Bibliography of Carlos Castaneda

Bibliography of Carlos Castaneda

Bibliography of Carlos Castaneda. [ [ Carlos Castaneda Bibliography] Retrieved 03/08/2008] [ [ Carlos Castaneda Biography and List of Works] Retrieved from LitWeb 03/08/2008] [ [ A Critical Bibliography of Carlos Castaneda] Retrieved from Sustained Reaction 03/08/2008]

Carlos Castaneda was a Peruvian-born American author who graduated from the University of California with a PhD in Anthropology. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, he wrote a series of contoversial books that purported to describe his training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. Initially his books were considered works of anthropology, but five years after the first book was published, people such as Joyce Carol Oates began to question whether they weren't in fact fiction. Castaneda never provided any field notes and no professional has ever met the individuals about whom he wrote.

Castaneda was very protective of his privacy and until recently little was known about him outside what we learned from his twelve books. He rarely spoke in public except toward the end of his life, and he gave very few interviews.

Since those early days when Joyce Carol Oates called his writings into question academics, concluding that his books were fiction, have written about the inconsistencies in his work, citing the books' internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda's detailed knowledge of shamanic practices, and the lack of corroborating evidence. While today his publisher Simon & Schuster still publishes his books as non-fiction, it is generally acknowledged that there is little evidence to suggest that Castaneda's books were the result of actual field work with a Mesoamerican shaman as he originally claimed.

This bibliography is a listing of books and other works produced by Castaneda including interviews and interview based articles written about him. In addition this bibliography lists biographical works, critical works that examine his writing, associated works by his peers or on related topics that help put Castaneda's work in context, a listing of works by authors who Castenada claims also trained by his teacher don Juan, and finally, works by authors who have extended the philosophical ideas presented by Castaneda.


*"" (1968) ISBN 0-520-21757-8.
*"A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan" (1971) ISBN 0-671-73249-8.
*"Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan" (1972) ISBN 0-671-73246-3.
*"Tales of Power" (1974) ISBN 0-671-73252-8.
*"The Second Ring of Power" (1977) ISBN 0-671-73247-1.
*"The Eagle's Gift" (1981) ISBN 0-671-73251-X.
*"The Fire From Within" (1984) ISBN 0-671-73250-1.
*"The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan" (1987) ISBN 0-671-73248-X.
*"The Art of Dreaming" (1993) ISBN 0-06-092554-X.
*"Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico" (1998) ISBN 0-06-092882-4.
*"The Active Side of Infinity" (1999) ISBN 0-06-092960-X.
*"The Wheel of Time: The Shamans Of Mexico" (2000) ISBN 0-14-019604-8.


*Corvalan, Graciela, Magical Blend #14, "A conversation with the elusive Carlos Castaneda".
*Corvalan, Graciela, Magical Blend #15, "Carlos Castaneda, part II".
*Burton, Sandra, Time Magazine, "Magic and Reality". 1973.
*Corvalan, Graciela, "Der Weg der Tolteken - Ein Gesprdch mit Carlos Castaneda", Fischer, 1987, ca. 100p., ISBN 3-596-23864-1
*Fort, Carmina, "Conversationes con Carlos Castaneda". Madrid (Spain), 1991.
*Keen, Sam, Psychology Today, "Sorcerer's Apprentice". 1975.
*Leviton, Richard, Yoga Journal, March/April 1994 #115, "The Art of Dreaming". gopher://
*Thompson, Keith, New Age Journal, March/April 1994, "Carlos Castaneda Speaks: Portrait of a Sorcerer".
*Wagner, Bruce, Details, March 1994, "The Secret Life of Carlos Castaneda: You Only Live Twice".

Biographical Works

*Amy Wallace. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda" (2003)
*"Filming Castaneda: The Hunt for Magic and Reason" by Gaby Geuter (2004) ISBN 1-4140-4612-X

Critical Works

*Artaud, Antonin. "The Peyote Dance". Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976.
*Ash, Lee. [Review of A Separate Reality.] "Library Journal", 1971 (May 1)
*Barthelme, Donald. "The Teachings Of Don B.: A Yankee Way Of Knowledge." New York Times Magazine, 1973 (Feb 11), 14-15, 66-67. Reproduced in D. Barthelme, Guilty Pleasures. Dell, 1974.
*Beffeman, Gerald D. "Anemic And Emetic Analyses In Social Anthropology." American Anthropologist, 1966, 68(2, pt 1), 346-354.
*Castaneda, Margaret Runyan, as told to Wanda Sue Parrott. "My Husband Carlos Castaneda." Fate, 1975 (Feb).
*Castaneda, Margaret Runyan. "A Magical Journey with Carlos Castaneda." Victoria: Millenia Press 1996
*Cook, Bruce. "Is Carlos Castaneda for Real?" National Observer, 1973 (Feb 24).
*Crapanzano, Vincent. "Popular Anthropology." Partisan Review, 1973.
*Cravens, Gwyneth. "Talking To Power And Spinning With The Ally." Harper's Magazine
*De Holmes, Rebecca B. "Shabono: Scandal or Superb Social Science?" American Anthropology [Vol. 85, p. 664]
*de Mille, Richard. "The Perfect Mirror Is Invisible." Zygon, 1976 (Mar)
*de Mille, Richard. "Castaneda's Journey: The Power and the Allegory." Santa Barbara: Capra Press. 1976. ISBN 0884960676
*de Mille, Richard. "The Don Juan Papers: Further Castaneda Controversies." Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company. 1990. ISBN 0534121500 / Santa Barbara, California: Ross-Erikson. 1980 ISBN 0915520257
*Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. "Visionary Vine: Psychedelic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon." San Francisco: Chandler, 1972. Dover, 1975.
*Eliade, Mircea. "Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy." Princeton U., 1964.
*Fikes, Jay Courtney. "Carlos Castaneda, Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties." Millenia Press (1993).
*Fire, John/Lame Deer & Erdoes, Richard. "Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions." Simon & Schuster, 1972.
*Foster, George M. "Nagualism in Mexico and Guatemala." Acta Americana, 1944(Jan-Jun)
*Freilicher, Lila. "The Carlos Castaneda Trilogy." Publishers Weekly, 1972(Nov 20).
*Furst, Peter T. "Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens." Praeger, 1972.
*Furst, Peter T. "Huichol Conceptions Of The Soul." Folklore Americas, 1967(June).
*Giddings, Ruth Warner, collector. "Yaqui Myths and Legends." U. Arizona, 1959.
*Gill, Jerry H. "The World Of Don Juan: Some Reflections." Soundings, 1974.
*Globus, Gordon G. "Will The Real 'Don Juan' Please Stand Up." The Academy, 1975(Dec).
*Goldschmidt, Walter. "Exploring the Ways of Mankind." 2nd edition. Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.
*Grosso, Michael. "Plato And Out-Of-The-Body Experiences." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1975 (Jan).
*Harris, Marvin. "Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture." New York: Random House, 1979.
*Holmes, Rebecca. 1983 "Shabono: Scandal or Superb Social Science?" American Anthropologist [85]
*Keen, Sam. "Sorcerer's Apprentice." Psychology Today, 1972 (Dec).
*Kendall, Elaine. 1982. "Review of Shabono by Florinda Donner." Los Angeles Times, May 9
*Picchi, Debra. 1983. "Review of Shabono by Florinda Donner." American Anthropologist 86: 674-675
*Kennedy, William. "Fiction or Fact." New Republic, 1974 (Nov 16).
*Kitiver, Heinrich. Mescal, "The" Divine "Plant and It's Psychological Effects." London: Kegan
*Kleps, Art. [Letter] "New York Times Book Review," 1973 (Feb 4).
*Kluckhohn, Clyde. "Navaho Witchcraft." Boston: Beacon Press, 1944.
*Kurath, William & Edward H. Spicer. "A Brief Introduction to Yaqui, A Native Language of Sonora" (University of Arizona Social Science Bulletin No. 15). U. Arizona, 1947.
*La Barre, Weston. "Hallucinogens and the Shamanic Origins of Religion." (In Furst--op.cit.)
*La Barre, Weston. "The Peyote Cult", 4th edition. Schocken, 1975.
*Leach, Edmund. "High School." New York Review of Books, 1969 (June 5).
*Levy-Bruhl, Lucien. "The" Soul "of the Primitive." Praeger, 1966.
*Lewis, C.S. "Till We Have Faces." Harcourt, Brace & World, 1956. Eerdmans, 1964.
*Madsen, William & Madsen, Claudia. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Natural History, 1971(June).
*Mandelbaum, David G., editor. "Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture and Personality." U. California, 1949.
*Mandell, Arnold J. "Don Juan In The Mind." Human Behavior, 1975(Jan).
*Margolis, Joseph. "Don Juan As Philosopher." In Noel (228-242), 1976.
*Moises, Rosalio, Kelley, Jane Holden, & Holden, William Curry. "The Tall Candle: The Personal Chronicle of a Yaqui Indian." U. Nebraska, 1971.
*Myerhoff, Barbara G. "Peyote Hunt: The Sacred Journey of the Huichol Indians." Cornell U., 1974.
*Noel, Daniel. "Seeing Castaneda: "Reactions to the" Don Juan "Writings of Carlos Castaneda," Perigee Books (1976)
* Noel, Daniel C. "The Soul of Shamanism: Western Fantasies, Imaginal Realities." New York. Continuum. 1997
*Oates, Joyce Carol. "Anthropology-or fiction?" [Letter] New York Times Book Review, 1972 (Nov 26)
*Oates, Joyce Carol. "Don Juan's Last Laugh." Psychology Today, 1974(Sep).
*Oates, Joyce Carol. "Letter to Daniel C. Noel." (In Noel (69), 1976--op.cit.)
*Parrott, Wanda Sue. "I Remember Castaneda." Fate, 1975(Feb).
*Pearce, Joseph Chilton. "Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg." Julian, 1974. Pocket Books, 1975.
*Pearce, Joseph Chilton. "The Crack in the Cosmic Egg." Julian, 1971. Pocket Books, 1973.
*Puharich, Andrija. "The Sacred Mushroom." Doubleday, 1959, 1974.
*Pulvino, Charles J. & Lee, James L. "Counseling According to Don Juan." Counseling
*Radin, Paul. "The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology." Philosophical Library, 1956.
*Rank, Otto. "The Double." U. North Carolina, 1971.
*Riesman, Paul. "The Collaboration Of Two Men And A Plant." New York Times Book Review, 1972 (Oct 22).
*Roll, William G. "The Poltergeist." New American Library, 1972, 1973.
*Roszak, Theodore. "A Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nation, 1969 (Feb 10)
*Silverman, David. "Reading Castaneda." London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.
*Spicer, Edward H. [Review of The Teachings of Don Juan] "American Anthropologist," 1969 (Apr)
*Spicer, Edward H. Pascua, "A Yaqui Village in Arizona." U. Chicago, 1940. St. Petersburg Times (Florida), April 25.
*Sukenick, Ronald. "Upward and Juanward: The Possible Dream." In Noel (110-120), 1976. (op.cit.) First published in Village Voice, 1973(Jan 25).
*Tart, Charles T. "Did I Really Fly? Some Methodological Notes On The Investigation Of Altered States Of Consciousness And Psi Phenomena." In Roberto Cavanna, editor, Psi Favorable States of Consciousness. New York: Parapsychology Foundation (29 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019), 1970. Times Book Review, 1974(Oct 27)
*Tomkins, Calvin. "The Teachings Of Joe Pye: (Field notes for Carlos Castaneda's next epiphany)." New Yorker, 1973(Feb 3).
*Valero, Helena: as told to Ettore Biocca. "Yanoáma: The Narrative Of A Girl Kidnapped By Amazonian Indians." 1971 New York: E.P. Dutton; New York: Kodansha International. 1999.
*Wallace, John. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Conversations with Carlos Castaneda." Penthouse, 1972 (Dec).
* Wallis, Robert J. "Shamans/neo-Shamans: Ecstasy, Alternative Archaeologies and Contemporary Pagans." London: Routledge. 2003. ISBN 0-415-30203-X
*Wasson, R. Gordon, Valentina P. "I Ate The Sacred Mushrooms." This Week, 1957(May 19).
*Wasson, R. Gordon. "Seeking The Magic Mushrooms." Life, 1957(May 13).
*Wasson, R. Gordon. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968
*Wasson, R. Gordon. "The Hallucinogenic Fungi of Mexico." Harvard University Botanical Museum Leaflets, 1961(Feb 17).
*Wasson, R. Gordon. "The Divine Mushroom: Primitive Religion and Hallucinatory Agents." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1958 (June)
*Whorf, Benjamin Lee. "Language, Thought, and Reality." MIT, 1956.
*Wilk, Stan. [Review of A Separate Reality] . "American Anthropologist." 1972 (Aug)
*Young, Dudley. "The Magic of Peyote." New York Times Book Review, 1968 (Sep 29).

Associated Authors

*Florinda Donner-Grau. "Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rain Forest" by (1982,1992) ISBN 0-06-250242-5
*Florinda Donner-Grau. "The Witch's Dream." 1st edition 1985 ISBN 0-671-55198-1; current re-print(1997) ISBN 0-14-019531-9
*Florinda Donner-Grau. "Being-In-Dreaming: An Initiation into the Sorcerers' World" (1992) ISBN 0-06-250192-5
*Taisha Abelar. "The Sorcerer's Crossing." 1st hardback edition 1992. 1993 edition ISBN 0-14-019366-9

Related Works

*Victor Sanchez. "The Teachings of Don Carlos" ISBN 1-879181-23-1
*Kelley, Jane Holden. "YAQUI WOMEN: Contemporary Life Histories" (1997)
*Edward Plotkin "The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment: Guide To Don Juan's Nagualism & Esoteric Buddhism" (2002) ISBN 0-9720879-0-7
*Armando Torres "Encounters with the Nagual: Conversations with Carlos Castaneda" (2002) Spanish (2004) English ISBN 968-5671-04-4
*Neville Goddard. "Awakened Imagination" by heavily influenced the work of Castaneda.Fact|date=January 2007
*Alice Kehoe, "Shamans and Religion: An Anthropoligical Exploration in Critical Thinking." 2000. London: Waveland Press. ISBN 1-57766-162-1
*Graham Kane: "Toltec Dreamer: A Collection of Memorable Events from the life of a Man-of-Action" (2002 UK) Little Big Press. ISBN 0-9543630-0-0
*Martin Goodman: I was Carlos Castaneda: The Afterlife Dialogues (2001 New York) Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80763-3
*Jon Whale: The Catalyst of Power: The Assemblage Point of Man (Paperback) ISBN 1899171738 Findhorn Press (March 1, 2001)
*Merilyn Tunneshende: Don Juan and the art of sexual energy; The rainbow serpent of the Toltecs (2001, Rochester, Canada, ISBN 187918163-0
*William Patrick Patterson: The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda (2007, Arete Communications, ISBN 978-1-879514-97-3)


ee also

* Carlos Castaneda
* Tensegrity
* Florinda Donner
* Taisha Abelar
* Carol Tiggs
* Patricia Partin
* Amalia Marquez

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