June 16, 2020

Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of the Magical Passes: positions and movements of body and breath that were dreamt and stalked by men. Carlos Castaneda’s Tensegrity Dreaming Castaneda Images of a 20th-century sorcerer. From Los Angeles Weekly, by Celeste Fremon For me the world is weird. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist.

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In omitting such intrinsically relevant terms from his ethnography, Castaneda critically undermines his portrait of Don Juan as a bona fide Yaqui sorcerer. Archived from the original on 6 June Through practicing these movements, those shamans were able to achieve a superb physical and mental balance. But I still have the rock.

Retrieved 20 July Don Juan became his anthropological informant, and then his teacher. We are travelers, as humans.

Tensegrity – about the practice of Carlos Castaneda’s magical passes

I was 24 years old and working for Seventeen magazine. He further explained that the movements were called magical passes because by means of practicing them, shamans were transported, in terms of perception, to other states of being in which they could sense the world in an indescribable manner. Castaneda never did that.

In the s, Castaneda once again began appearing in public to promote Tensegrity, which was described in promotional materials as “the modernized version of some movements called magical passes developed by Indian shamans who lived in Mexico in times prior to the Spanish conquest.


He introduced Carlos Castaneda into the cognitive world of the shamans who lived in Mexico in ancient times, and who were the founders of his lineage of shamans. Carlso corporate efficiency, Tensegrity seminars are scheduled for July and August, with more seminars and videos planned for the future.

This was the manner in which don Juan Matus taught them to his students: So in keeping with the terms of legalities and record-keeping that the world of everyday life requires, Carlos Castaneda was declared to have died. But the thing that set Carlos apart was his genius for taking all this and communicating it in a way that truly moved people. Archived from the tensegritj on June 27, The normally reclusive Carlos wrote a glowing blurb on the jacket cover, and soon the news circulated that Donner was claiming to also be an apprentice to Don Juan.

He described the “magic” of the movements as a subtle change that the practitioners experience on executing them; an ephemeral quality that the movement brings to their physical and mental states, a tensebrity of shine, a light in the eyes.

When can one expect “results”? I took the advice to heart and chatted up my Karmann Ghia, catsaneda obliged me by running on fumes, if necessary, for the next 13 years.

Carlos Castaneda – Wikipedia

A Novel of Initiation”. What is the difference between the magical passes of Tensegrity and other forms of exercise like aerobics or calisthenics?


Retrieved 22 February But I was unexpectedly detained by power! Retrieved 18 June Carlos, whom I hadn’t seen in years, was distant; Donner wasn’t, and we chatted for much of the evening.

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanismparticularly with a group whose tensegdity descended from the Toltecs.

Tensegrity is the name given to the modern version of the Magical Passes: Retrieved 23 February Bien, translator of Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Last Temptation of Christ, who dealt with a similar question when asked whether he believed in all the miracles associated with Jesus.

Retrieved 17 April Castaneda never showed for the meeting, but a week later, he called me at the office. Eventually we lost contact.

Archived from castanedq original on 14 March Scheduled to appear in is a new book from HarperCollins by the author, entitled Magical Passes: Journal of Humanistic Psychology. What would you say to those who have never done the movements? He did have profound experiences of his own.

Gordon Wassonthe ethnobotanist who made psychoactive mushrooms famous, similarly praised Castaneda’s work, while expressing doubts regarding the accuracy of some of the claims.

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