“Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his. Spanish version: El Lado Activo del Infinito. Full English version: The Active Side of Infinity Return to Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan’s Teachings. CARLOS CASTANEDA was the author of ten bestselling books, including their entrance into that concrete region which they called the active side of infinity.

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They are the means by which the universe tests us.

The Active Side of Infinity

We cannot stand up to this [process of backward angels taking over our human intellect] by putting our zide in the sand like ostriches, but only by consciously entering into the experience. To face the world around us in the terms that we do is the result of the interpretation system of mankind with which every human being is equipped.

This struck me as more like leftovers than a capstone to the series, so three stars instead of four or five.

Their bodies in their entirety have been turned into energy, energy possessing awareness that is not fragmented. It simply can’t be true, for sorcerers or for average men, or for anyone. Till then one can do no better than to heed Rudolf Steiner when he closed Lecture 10 with this exhortation which sounds a bit like advice of don Juan to Carlos:. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Everything around them is for their eyes alone. If Castaneda is correct, there is another world, a sometimes beautiful and sometimes frightening world, right before our eyes at this moment–if only we could see.


They interact without ever being part of the interaction. We all have our magic cure which we trust will cure everything, and resolve every one of our problems. The task of sorcerers is to face infinity.

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There’s a ‘blur’ factor as I recall Another bright shiny slde book that hasn’t most likely been read by me. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The units of your normal cognition, no matter how pleasant and rewarding they are for you, are beginning to fade. It must stem from nothing, and go back again to nothing.

The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castaneda

Let’s get personal, dear Reader, do you feel that others are judging you? If you judge them, you will only get the worst out of them. By playing on our self-reflection, which is the only point of awareness left to us, the predators create flares of awareness that they proceed to consume in a ruthless, predatory fashion.

At this ifinity in your life, as a sorcerer, you easily lose your grip on your new awareness. Although this story seems constructed after the fact to fit the earlier narrative.

There is nothing that I can say to you, and there’s nothing that you can say carkos yourself. The first time castaneva automatic book check in was broken and the second time it was working but would not accept the book because it is older and did not have the appropriate bar code sticker on it.

This book felt a lot like a cap stone.

Perhaps you can recall what I said to you about one of our biggest flaws as average human beings. They gave infjnity their mind! You must deliberately journey through the dark sea of awareness but you’ll never know how this is done.


It’s the flyers’ fear, because it knows that you will do exactly as I’m telling you. Feb 18, Michael rated it it was amazing. The way sorcerers perform the recapitulation is very formal.

No matter what he’s saying, no matter what he’s doing, he’s shaking in his boots, just like you. The fault is with you, because you can help your self, but you are bent on judging carloe, at a deep level of silence. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Fire from Within. It’s the event that drags us to the actual moment that we lived it.

The Active Side of Infinity

You understood what people are saying, without knowing their language, and you see the strand of energy that connects human beings to certain other beings, and you select those aspects through an act of intending it. Not unlike the relationship he describes with don Juan, I suppose. Didn’t understand lots of the teachings here and yet am fascinated with different explanations of our energy and energy fields and those Mexican shamans have a view, an understanding that certainly took Carlos over the abyss and back.

Each of these books will have this introduction bracketed and italicized when I add a more specific commentary regarding the individual entry.