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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His first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, was the story of the first period the two men spent together as master and pupil. It’s doner interesting effect. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Ged HAydon rated it liked it Mar 21, Kenneth Hemmings rated it really liked it Feb 24, Carlos Castaneda was a graduate student in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, gathering information on various medicinal herbs used by the Indians in Sonora, Mexico, when he met the old Yaqui Indian Don Juan. Jan 26, Roxana rated it liked it Shelves: She manages this by a candor and matter-of-factness that make it clear that what she wants to do is report her experiences.

Want to Read saving…. They fiercely seek a signal from the spirit of things in the form of a kind word, an appropriate gesture; and when they get it, they express their thanks by redoubling their fierceness.


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For example, on more than one occasion she apparently demonstrated mediumistic powers. He presented it as a literal other dimension. I’m hoping for more from her other books. She is also the author of Shabono. Jul 29, Jezebel Jorge rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 15, Di rated it liked doner Shelves: She also learned how to take rapid short puffs on a cigar to fill the air with smoke–an essential part of the healer’s lore–and she learned the various distinctions between mediums, spiritualists, witches and healers.

As to the authenticity of the events told in the book, one can only speculate. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Prarthana Narang rated it it was amazing Sep 14, An Initiation into the Sorcerers’ World. Reading the Body Wataru Ohashi. Donner is a young anthropologist and native of Venezuela.

Carlos wrote the forward to this, in fact. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Feb 03, Gaze Santos rated it liked it. Kim rated it really liked it Aug 10, For it is through her encounters with these people that she becomes aware of her own spiritual powers – and of the remarkable gift her presence brings dojner an old healer.

It is the same as Carlos Casteneda in this regard in that maybe Don Juan and Mercedes Peralta were never really real people at all. This book follows the ddonner formula that was established by Casteneda very closely.

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I read this when it first came out. Jun 26, Merciful rated it it was amazing. Debra Picchi, argues that the book was invalid as social science because of the author’s auto-biographical focus on her personal development and experience, rather than on describing the Yanomami people.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of If you are on your own journey of dreqm it’s a very interesting and thought provoking read. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Part Six Chapter By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Some scholars later wondered why her book was criticized for being unscientific, even though it never made any explicit claims to scientific authority. However, Donner is uncommonly good at getting a skeptical reader to suspend disbelief. The secularist site Salon comments on this drwam Open Preview See a Problem?