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Castaneda, Carlos Cesar Aranha

Born: 1925 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Peruvian
Categories: Authors

1925 – Born on December 25th in Cajamaru, Peru. Peruvian author.

1955 – Castaneda enrolled in Los Angeles Community College.

1957 – Became a naturalized American citizen.

1958 – Castaneda worked at the Mattel Toy Company plant on Rosecrans Ave. and Hawthorne.

1959 – Castaneda graduated from LACC with an Associate of Arts degree in psychology.

1960 – Carlos Aranha Castaneda marries Margaret Evelyn Runyan in Tlaquiltenango, Mexico.

1961 – Met a Yaqui shaman named Don Juan Matus who took him on a spirit quest through the use of peyote and datura.

1962 – Castaneda received his B.A. from UCLA in Anthropology.

1993 – Married to Florinda Donner.

1998 – Died of liver cancer on April 27th in Westwood, California.

         – Author of the books, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, A Separate Reality: Further Conversations With Don Juan, Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan, Tales of Power, The Second Ring of Power, The Eagle’s Gift, The Fire From Within, The Power of Silence: Further Lessons from Don Juan, The Art of Dreaming, Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico and The Active Side of Infinity.