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A book perhaps you don't need
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 17, 2013
I have written reviews of Castaneda's other books, all rated 5-stars. This one is very different! It is not a book in the eight book series, but a collection of quotes from each of the other books arranged, chapter by chapter, book by book. I'm not sorry I have it, but by itself it contributes nothing - kind of a nice summary if you want to look something up for some reason. For example, on page 205 we find: "The Eagle's gift of freedom is not a bestowal, it is a chance to have a chance." I know what that means because of have read the book, The Eagle's Gift. The very understanding of what is meant by 'freedom' is deep; the power which is called the eagle is not an eagle and has nothing to do with an eagle. In short, this is not a book to buy except as a sort of set of notes as to the high points of each of Castaneda's writings.