On the Toltec Path: A Practical Guide to the Teachings of don Juan Matus, Carlos Castaneda, and Other Toltec Seers

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By Ken Eagle Feather

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Ken Eagle Feather

Ken Eagle Feather
Ken Eagle Feather, also known as Kenneth Smith, is communications director for a medical science research organization. He is also the author of Toltec Dreaming, Traveling with Power, Tracking Freedom, The Dream of Vixen Tor and Awakening the Energy Body. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.



An exploration of the teachings made popular by Carlos Castaneda

• Offers accessible instructions for Toltec spiritual and mystical practices

• Represents the conclusion of an 18-year learning task assigned by don Juan Matus

• Includes a new preface for this 10th anniversary edition

On the Toltec Path is an overview of the theory, discipline, and practice of the Toltec Way, a philosophy and heightened way of perceiving the world taught by the Indian seer don Juan Matus. As a philosophy, it is a method of inquiry using the Toltec three Rs: re-examination, re-interpretation, and re-formulation. As a way of perceiving the world, it offers sophisticated processes of managing perception through dreaming, visions, and learning to see the world as both ordinary and non-ordinary reality. By contrasting and balancing these two realities we are able to stand apart from both and pick and choose the best each has to offer. Learning how to become a true seer enables us to realize the purpose and meaning of our life.

The works of Carlos Castaneda have long been among the best-known introductions for those who wish to study the Toltec Way. However, many who want to learn the practical and technical aspects of this path have found it difficult to discern the details of the techniques buried in Castaneda’s narrative. In this book Ken Eagle Feather provides a complete and accessible explanation of all the technical aspects of the Toltec spiritual and mystical practices. He offers a thorough exploration of Castaneda’s works and a verification of don Juan Matus’s teachings through his own 30 years of personal experiences and observations of the Toltec Way. On the Toltec Path serves as a practical guide to the Toltec Way and offers a valuable complement to the narrative works of Castaneda and other Toltec authors.
"I find the book very useful and written with good insight. It's with pleasure recommended both for those fascinated by Castenada as well as those trying to find a focus in their life or spiritual journey."

The Cauldron Brasil, Oct 2006

"This 10th Anniversary Edition is a welcome item for those interested in Shamanism, and the writings of Carlos Castaneda, among others. The book remains a major overview of the theory, discipline, and practice of the Toltec Way. . . . Clearly written, this is the type of book that will go far in helping those truly interested in the Toltec Way."
Lee Prosser, Ghostvillage.com, Aug 2006

"By the end of this book, you will know whether you want to walk this path completely, or take what was right for you, and leave the rest behind. Whatever you do, you will have grown as a person."
Bonnie Cehovet, Angelfire.com, Nov 2006