Saturday, August 29, 2015

Indian sham man

Carlos Castaneda

Author profile

in Cajamarca, Peru 
December 25, 1925

April 27, 1998



About this author

Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian-born American author. Immigration records for Carlos Cesar Arana Castaneda indicate that he was born on December 25, 1925 in Cajamarca, Perú. Records show that his surname was given by his mother Susana Castañeda Navoa. His father was Cesar Arana Burungaray. His surname appears with the ñ in many Hispanic dictionaries, even though his famous published works display an anglicised version. He moved to the United States in the early 1950s and became a naturalized citizen in 1957. In 1960 he was married to Margaret Runyan in Tijuana, Mexico. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until 1973. He was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (B.A. 1962; Ph.D. 1973).

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books' internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda's detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

Castaneda died on April 27, 1998 in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico. It wasn't until nearly two months later, on June 19, 1998, that an obituary entitled A Hushed Death for Mystic Author Carlos Castaneda by staff writer J.R. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times.



Coffee cup stars on
White grains of sugar smallest
All the same mater 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think


I think they're coming for me

St Peterburg Musem of Art Photo History

We are

We are the product of our environment
We are like glass
We are fragile
Some break 
A few are broken
Fewer don't break at all

Graphics by blogger 


Mood variation is normal.  Sustained mood episodes are not - see a doctor. 

August 17, 2015
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bite Me

Lolita is playful she does not harm the hand that feeds

All photos and other media are work of this blogger unless otherwise stated 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bi Polar cure


Artist unknown


Computers are prosthetic devices for nerds

Instead of taking antidepressants this morning I watched Seinfeld

Marriage is like a Street Car Named Desire first you desire to get on then you desire to get off

A twenty year old Ford is a vehicle of necessity a Corvette of the same age is convenience

A dog that is always by your side is showing unconditional love or is hungry

Currency is devalued when populations increase or people stop working

Donald Trump says filthy nasty things to get attention, or he really is just filthy nasty

An iPhone is a remarkable phone but a better marketing tool

Would you rather have a hundred thousand dollars or a college education

Do you treat your parents like children because they treated you like children

A paedophile is used for removing hangnails

In the fifties life was just a bowl of cherries today its still a bowl filled with Bogo

Sardonic humour is a secrete desire to be like Donald Trump

Social media is just a bowl of cherries

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Mike Shaw Photos

I wanted to see if it was possible to take a pure street shot and change it into something different, this was shot at distance, I noticed her head dress and I loved the folds of the cloth around her face, it framed her so well.

Its a man's world


Published on Jul 13, 2012
Music video by Joss Stone performing "It's a Man's World" (James Brown, Betty Newsome) With Keira Knightley and Alberto Ammann, directed by Joe Wright. For CHANEL fragrance Coco Mademoiselle. Capitol Records © 2004. CHANEL © 2011.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The digital age is a conversation

with some one person, or some people who may or may not have anything to say

As a blogger I believe I have a right to be here...