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.