2016-06-30
Nominated by Shambhala Sun


The Don Juan here is not Byron's or Moliere's, but a Yaqui Indian sorcerer named Don Juan Matus. The Chicago Tribune said, "It's impossible to view the world in quite the same way after reading [Castenada]." In a 1997 interview, Castenada said, "Don Juan Matus gave us the formidable example of a man who lived according to what he said."

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