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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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Rebecca De Holmes, the author of the critique, stated that it was floronda that Donner had spent any amount of time among the Yanomami. Jul 11, Ppaolo Rizzo rated it it was amazing.

This is the extraordinary account of her experiences with Dona Mercedes, an aged drfam in a remote Venezuelan town This book follows the literary formula that was established by Casteneda very closely.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Volume 24, Issue 9. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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. Who has completely escaped such a seduction? A Healer’s Way of Knowledge.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Donner’s narrative–far removed from the antiseptic quality of a thesis–is a remarkable telling, not only in terms of her ability to get inside this strange reality, but also because of the personal stories she gathered from some of the healer’s most extraordinary patients.

Donner has succeeded in taking us into the mind and heart of a spiritual healer and illuminating the process, not as an outsider, but as a participant and an witcn. The Witch’s Dream seems to read easier than Carlos Casteneda’s books, which often get bogged down in ethnobotanic and anthropological observation.

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That leads to interesting questions about the nature of cults. Yoga for Transformation Gary Kraftsow. Aug 12, Barbara rated it it was amazing Shelves: When the book was published they were tbe aware that the author was their former student, due to her having changed her name in the meantime.

Ritual Malidoma Patrice Some. She manages this by a candor and matter-of-factness that make it clear that what she wants to do is report her experiences.

They may be defeated a thousand times, but they never surrender. Quotes from The Witch’s Dream 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.

Recommended for all, but especially those who enjoyed Carlos Castenada’s Don Juan books. The secularist site Salon comments on this situation: Description This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau’s thd with do a Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists, sorcerers, and mediums. I read this when it first came out. If you are on your own journey of self-discovery it’s a very interesting and thought provoking read.

Michael Smith rated it really liked it Jun 07, I’m hoping for more from her other books. Other books in this series.

Three and one-half stars. A renowned student of Don Juan Matus, Florinda Donnergrau entered the world of spiritual healing as an anthropologist. He also wrote the Art of Dreaming Kim rated it really liked it Aug 10, The Magus of Strovolos Kyriacos C.


Florinda Donner-Grau – Holistic Unconscious:

Account Options Sign in. Part Seven Chapter His first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, was the story of the first period the two men spent together as master and pupil.

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

Florinda Donner immersed herself in the world of sorcery, witchcraft, and healing as the apprentice of a famous healer, Mercedes Peralta, in a small town in northeastern Venezuela. As Carlos Castaneda says in his foreward and as Donner’s Mexican woman advisor iterated, iwtch was necessary to follow “”the warrior’s path”” by not giving in to fear or loneliness.

Trivia About The Witch’s Dream Witchcraft-Venezuela- Miranda State -Historyth dreak. The wisdom contained in these books are often timeless and universal, yet dressed up in the latest “ancient” fad. But when you have thousands of eyes looking back at you, you begin to believe in the fantasy. Valkyria Colibri rated it it was amazing Aug 11, He presented it as a literal other dimension.