Enigma of a Sorcerer

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A best-selling author for 30 years, Carlos Castaneda inspired millions to break free from social dogma, fueling controversy over his work's authenticity and assertions of perceiving non-ordinary reality. Genius, guru, cult leader or fraud? No one really knows. Over three years in the making, this expose explores Castaneda's mythic impact, controversial teachings and cult following. Candid interviews coupled with innovative animation and experimental footage, offer an intense visual and intellectual experience. Written by Sujit R. Varma Written, directed and edited by Ralph Torjan; music by Mr. Torjan and Robert J. Feldman; produced by Mr. Torjan and Pamela Weir-Quiton; released by Indican Pictures. At the Two Boots Pioneer Theater, 155 East Third Street, at Avenue A, East Village.

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  • Ladyblueofavalon

    Removed by views.  Update, yo.

  • Paul

    There is nothing fictitious about shutting off the internal dialogue and looking for omens. The dark side of man? is stupidity. Knowledge, like a predator, takes a man by surprise. So shut the fuck up inside your head, and be aware when knowledge takes you as prey.

  • Vik

    I am even more impressed if he made it all up. That would be much more difficult than transcribing from someone else. His books contain much truth and experience. What he did with the knowledge is a whole different matter. The truth when codified becomes corrupt. Don Juan would have walked away from what Casteneda? became. The enlightened should not use their charisma to lead. Mix the truth with a little bullshit maybe, but let others decide how to use the knowledge.

  • bystandard

    They have all to do with the subject... Awful editing, though.

  • Guest Critic

    Wow! How crap-tastic! Floating interview subjects with "screensaver" backgrounds that have nothing to do with (and do nothing to enhance) the subject. I half expected to see flying toasters at some point.

    Do us all a favor and make this move again only this time, don't.

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