Auteur: Florinda Donner
An initiation into the Sorcerer's World
A clarifying and hauntingly feminine perspective on the Castaneda sorcery. Her compelling account pulls us right into the excitement, pain, confusion; and love that mark the first transitions from the everyday into the magic that lies beyond, into the lifelong search for freedom and knowledge that propel us into worlds that are wild and alive and fabulously different from the one we know." —KAY CORDELL WHITAKER, author of The Reluctant Shaman
Journey into a surrealistic world of ancient MesoAmerican traditions, enchantment, and magic with Florinda Donner and a circle of enigmatic sorcerers—including Carlos Castaneda.
Donner, the longtime colleague and fellow dreamtraveler of Castaneda and the acclaimed author of The Witch's Dream and Shabono, takes us back some twenty years to offer a riveting autobiographical account of her halting, sometimes unwilling, often bewildering initiation into the world of beingindreaming.
While traveling in northern Mexico, Donner, then a young student at UCLA, happened upon "another world that coexists with ours." Peopled by the followers of a sorcerers' tradition originating with the Indians of preColumbian Mexico, this tantalizing world became her spiritual and intellectual passion.
By slipping from one identity to another and engineering bizarre and serendipitous encounters, Castaneda and his circle upset all of Donner's assumptions about time, space, and existence while questioning all her notions of femininity.