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Start your review of Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rain Forest Write a review Dec 13, Joseph Pfeffer rated it liked it A work of anthropological fiction that reads like a personal journey of self-fulfillment from the complacent certainties of Western civilization to the mystical joys of a simpler community life that dispenses with all the gadgets and gewgaws for a more deeply human experience. Some say she was his second wife. When Castaneda died in , Donner disappeared the next day, and has never been found. She is assumed to have committed suicide in the desert. This comes through in the book itself: it all somehow seems too easy for Donner to make the transition from life in LA and Caracas to life in the heart of the rain forest.

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That best, for us, entails total examination of whatever we do. Summary and Introduction As the following chronology establishes, Florinda Donner-Grau originally Regine Margarita Thal has told numerous contradictory--and, in many cases demonstrably false--stories about her supposed apprenticeship to "don Juan. Conveniently, however, Florinda never once referred to her husband of five-and-a-half years in anything she wrote or said publicly.

Conveniently too, her ex-, Edward M. Steiner, died only a little more than a year after their divorce, at the age of The fact is, Florinda did not hold herself out as a "disciple of don Juan" until late I was an apprentice of Castaneda who was an apprentice of Don Juan.

In those workshops, Florinda described major experiences she supposedly had with don Juan that are strangely omitted from her book, or which directly contradict statements made there e. For example, she claimed that "Tycho Thal," the so-called "Orange Scout" was her natural daughter from a liason with "a huge, fat Indian from Oaxaca," through a process "very much directed by don Juan". In reality, the younger "Ms. Miles Reid" was a "surgeon.

And while those who discount these various fabrications as mere "stalking" are certainly free to do so, please note how many of these false statements seem intended to aggrandize the people referred to, seemingly in an effort to heighten their credibility as people having real "sorceric" teachings to impart. She responded to a question about the whereabouts of Josefina and the other Little Sisters by claiming that they had "left" in , whereas on a few occasions at workshops in , Florinda had described at length the then-current occupations of the Genaros and Little Sisters, whom she claimed they still interacted with.

In reality, in the years before Florinda claimed to be a "disciple of don Juan," she admitted in a interview with the Los Angeles Times that she no longer drove because she had "accumulated too many tickets and forfeited her license.

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Florinda Donner

That best, for us, entails total examination of whatever we do. Summary and Introduction As the following chronology establishes, Florinda Donner-Grau originally Regine Margarita Thal has told numerous contradictory--and, in many cases demonstrably false--stories about her supposed apprenticeship to "don Juan. Conveniently, however, Florinda never once referred to her husband of five-and-a-half years in anything she wrote or said publicly. Conveniently too, her ex-, Edward M. Steiner, died only a little more than a year after their divorce, at the age of The fact is, Florinda did not hold herself out as a "disciple of don Juan" until late

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Disappeared: The Women of Tensegrity, missing 15 years.

Disappeared: The Women of Tensegrity, missing 15 years. Aside from Partin, whose remains were discovered in , all of the women remain missing to this day. The story behind their disappearances is strange, tangled and somewhat disturbing. Supposedly this Don Juan took Castaneda on various spiritual journeys and showed him new ways of knowledge based on Native American mystical traditions.

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Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rain Forest

While initially praised as a compelling account of Yanomami culture, in controversy broke out when an article in American Anthropologist [2] accused the book of not being based on original ethnographic work, but instead being a patchwork made of previously published ethnographic accounts. Rebecca De Holmes, the author of the critique, stated that it was unlikely that Donner had spent any amount of time among the Yanomami. Particularly she criticized Donner for having plagiarized the biographical account of the Brazilian woman Helena Valero , who grew up as a captive among the Yanomami, without acknowledging having borrowed large parts of her life-story. Another critical review, by Dr.

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