These tapes (now on one CD) have meant the world to me. Regardless what you think about Castaneda, these “exercises” are both energizing and relaxing. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist. 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.

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Tensegrity by Carlos Castaneda: Tensegrity

Archived from the original on June 27, Besides, getting an anthropology degree from U. December 25, CajamarcaPeru. It was all a hoax. This was the manner in which don Juan Matus acstaneda them to his students: He described the “magic” of the movements as a subtle change that the practitioners experience on executing them; an ephemeral quality that the movement brings to their physical and mental states, a kind of shine, a light in the eyes.

Patricia changed her name to Nury Alexander, cut her hair short and bleached it blond.

These were presented by Donner and the various other women who surrounded Castaneda. He castanneda engaged in elaborate role-playing that he pushed to the point that I think he could no longer tell the difference.


University of Nebraska Press. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

There had been occasional mutterings in the mainstream press about Castaneda’s books being metaphorical in nature, but the first serious attempt to debunk his work came inwhen author-psychologist Richard de Mille son of Cecil B. De Mille painstakingly combed through Castaneda’s four published volumes, trolling them for inconsistencies, cross-referencing his ethnographic data with other spiritual and philosophical disciplines from which de Mille felt Carlos had stolen.

Through teneegrity these movements, those shamans were able to achieve a superb physical and mental balance. The investigating authorities ruled Partin’s death as undetermined. Marquez was last seen in Los Angeles, California during Aprilthree days prior to her forty-third birthday.

Tensegrity – about the practice of Carlos Castaneda’s magical passes

Thanks for your interesting insight! Platonic in his attentions, he was elaborately mysterious about the machinations of our meetings. Further Conversations with Don Juan.

She was supposedly originally from Norway and at some point became an associate of Castaneda and a Tensegrity instructor. She has never been heard from again. Given this fact and the discovery of the remains of Patricia Partin, the conclusion that all of them are now dead is almost inescapable.

That proof hinges on the credibility of Don Juan as a being and Carlos Castaneda as a witness. University of Arizona Press. I still think of them often I wish I knew where they were. Thanks for this overview of the disappearances. Vashon subsequently called the Castaneeda Angeles Times.


Star Wars, Castaneda, and the Force”.

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 acstaneda required to deal with the limited time.

He said that those movements were called magical passes by the shamans who discovered them, because their effect on the practitioners was so astounding.


Carlos Castaneda has written about his apprenticeship with don Juan in nine best-selling books, beginning with The Teachings of don Juan: After years of inaccessibility, Castaneda began making public appearances in what would be the last decade of his life.

Yet there was an aggressive emotional imperative with which Castaneda wrote that suited the tenor of the times. 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.

Castaneda often referred to this unknown realm as “nonordinary reality. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.