This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau’s experiences with doña Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists . The Witch’s Dream by Florinda Donner-Grau, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A renowned student of Don Juan Matus, Florinda Donnergrau entered the world of spiritual healing as an anthropologist. But her involvement soon deepened.

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Carlos Castaneda Foreword by. The wisdom contained in these books are often timeless and universal, yet dressed up in the latest “ancient” fad.

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In solitude and against terrifying odds [she] has remained faithful to the warriors’ path, and has followed don Juan’s teachings to the letter. This page was saved using WebZIP 7. Rebecca De Holmes, the author of the critique, stated that it was unlikely that Donner had spent any amount of time among the Yanomami.


In other words, the whole society became a cult. The validity of De Holmes’ critique was largely accepted by the anthropological community. Other books in this series. Jan 26, Fkorinda rated it liked it Shelves: In addition to working on Castaneda’s books, she has written several books about indigenous healing, sorcery and lucid dreaming. These include events for which she has no rational explanation.

These are the myths retold by Homer and Ovid. Feb 03, Gaze Santos rated it liked it.

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Robin rated it liked it May 08, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It has some great insights, if you’re interested in anthropology and the “witches’ way”. An Initiation into the Sorcerers’ World. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He also wrote the Art of Dreaming A Healer’s Way of Knowledge. Carlos wrote the forward to this, in fact.


The Witch’s Dream seems to read easier than Carlos Casteneda’s books, which often get bogged down in glorinda and anthropological observation. Prarthana Narang rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Another critical review, by Dr.


The secularist site Salon comments on this situation: Part Four Chapter Although Florinda Donner-Grau also claims to be a florknda anthropologist, she approaches the book more as a story rather than field observation. The Florindaa of Milarepa Lobsang P. Since the body of one of them—the one he adopted and then had sex with—has been exhumed, the leading theory is that they followed a plan initiated by Castaneda himself and killed themselves by jumping to their deaths.

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The Witch’s Dream

That story of love and betrayal and death ends with the appearance of Mercedes’ lover of long ago at her doorstep. He also wrote the Art of Dreaming His first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, was the story of the first period the two men spent together as master and pupil.

For example, on more than one occasion she apparently demonstrated mediumistic powers.