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Castaneda, Carlos
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(Dec 24, 1931, São Paulo, Brazil, or Dec 25, 1925, Cajamarca, Peru – Apr 27, 1998, Westwood, CA), cultural anthropologist, writer, and father of the American New Age movement – emigrated to the USA in 1951. Little is known of his background and life; throughout his lifetime he shunned publicity. He studied anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving his Ph.D. in 1973. In 1968 he published his first work, the novel The Teachings of Don Juan; it and the nine works that followed became best-sellers. They dealt with dreams, rites of passage, spiritual …

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Haydt, Claudia, “Castaneda, Carlos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02787>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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