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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Books by Florinda Donner. Florinda Donner originally Regine Margarita Thallater Florinda Donner-Grau is an American writer and anthropologist known as one of Carlos Castaneda ‘s “witches” the term for three women who were friends of Castaneda.
Paperbackpages. They may be defeated a thousand times, but they never surrender. Other editions – View all The Witch’s Dream: 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.
A Healer’s Way of Knowledge. Jul 23, Anita rated it liked it.
THE WITCH’S DREAM by Florinda Donner | Kirkus Reviews
Although L2 tribes have stories about supernatural beings, they lack the kind of developed drama we expect in narratives. Description This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau’s experiences with do a Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists, sorcerers, and donenr. Feb 03, Gaze Santos rated it liked it. I found this book much more accessible than Castaneda, generally.
Robin rated it liked it May 08, Ethnographic Images and the Pursuit of the Exotic. BACK FLAP continued from front flap 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 initiate. Over the course of her time with dona Mercedes, she witnessed the healer at work using a combination of incantations, Catholic ritual, medicinal plants, Western drugs, massage.
Other books in this series. But her involvement soon deepened into something far more personal. Lora rated it it was ok Sep 25, He also wrote the Art of Dreaming If the Buddha Dated Charlotte Kasl. An Initiation into the Sorcerers’ World.
Apr 11, Hotske added it. The book is now generally considered “anthropologically-inspired fiction”. Geuter put it this way: This is the extraordinary account of her experiences with Dona Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Probably why it took me a while to finish it.
Did even Castaneda transcend the desire to be the heir of the sorcerer Don Juan, whom Castaneda probably invented? My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.
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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is not to say that drea, book is not without its own idiosyncrasies. But when you have thousands of eyes looking back at you, you begin to believe in the fantasy.
He presented it drewm a literal other dimension. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Carlos Castaneda was a drdam 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 qitch old Yaqui Indian Don Juan. This book was a little confusing in some parts.
Jul 11, Ppaolo Rizzo rated it it was amazing.
Who has completely escaped such a seduction? She manages this by a candor and matter-of-factness that make it clear that what she wants to do is report her experiences.
Quotes from The Witch’s Dream A follower attempts to capitalize on the infamy of Castaneda’s abusive cult of personality. Part Four Chapter Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Donner is a young anthropologist and native of Venezuela.