Category Archives: The Discredited Famous

For God’s Sake, Don’t Breathalyze the Judge!

(Originally published by the late lamented Earthblog.net, October 24, 2006) Any watcher of TV shows and movies about crime, any reader of detective novels, learns one ubiquitous and eternal rule: do not kill a police officer. It’s the crime you’re … Continue reading

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Surviving Carlos Castaneda

I don’t know who it was, but someone called Castaneda the Ultimate Trickster. In “Homage to a Sorcerer, Carlos Castaneda,” Michael Ventura wrote an event that had happened about 12 years before, which would have been 1986. He went to … Continue reading

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Carlos Castaneda and Drugs

Amy Wallace’s book, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, is about her years in a complicated relationship with Carlos Castaneda. It contains these words: Carlos despised this association with drug use. He explained in books and lectures that don Juan had given him psychedelics … Continue reading

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Carlos Castaneda – Media Worth Consulting

Radio interview YouTube offers a 1968 Pacifica Radio interview, which is the only one of many audio recordings of the sorcerer himself, recognized as authentic. (Kind of irksome to listen to. Castaneda frequently does that “uh” thing.) Stage Production Diablero … Continue reading

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