"Carlos Castaneda", was an American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology.
Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly a group that he called the Toltec (Castaneda)/Toltecs. The books, narrated in the first-person narrative/first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a Yaqui people/Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named Don (honorific)/Don Don Juan Matus/Juan Matus. His 12 books have sold more than 28 million copies in 17 languages. Critics have suggested that they are works of fiction; supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices which enable an increased awareness.
Castaneda withdrew from public view in 1973 to work further on his inner development, living in a large house with three women who he called "Fellow Travellers of Awareness", and who were ready to cut their ties to family and changed their names. He founded Cleargreen Incorporated/Cleargreen, an organization that promoted Tensegrity (Castaneda)/tensegrity, purportedly a traditional Toltec regimen of spiritually powerful exercises.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Carlos Castaneda on Wikipedia.
'The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.'Carlos Castaneda