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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book follows the adventures of anthropoligst Florinda Donner as she experiences, firsthand, the wild mystery and slow destruction of an indigenous tribe in the endangered rainforest. Her rich images of daily life as she lives with the Yanomama in their shabonos, or palm-thatched dwellings, and the magic of ritual in this native village portray a world threatened by extinction. Read more Read less. About the Author Florinda Donner, the longtime colleague and fellow dream-traveler of Carlos Castaneda, offers a riveting autobiographical account of her halting, sometimes unwilling, often bewildering initiation into the world of being-in-dreaming.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book follows the adventures of anthropoligst Florinda Donner as she experiences, firsthand, the wild mystery and slow destruction of an indigenous tribe in the endangered rainforest.

Her rich images of daily life as she lives with the Yanomama in their shabonos, or palm-thatched dwellings, and the magic of ritual in this native village portray a world threatened by extinction. Read more Read less. About the Author Florinda Donner, the longtime colleague and fellow dream-traveler of Carlos Castaneda, offers a riveting autobiographical account of her halting, sometimes unwilling, often bewildering initiation into the world of being-in-dreaming.

At turns spellbinding, mysterious, and humorous, Being-In-Dreaming is ultimately an unforgettable spiritual adventure. She is also the author of Shabano and The Witch's Dream.

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Gorgeously lucid. An anthropological document that is a pleasure to read. Florinda sets a benchmark that cannot be exceeded in precision and insight, allowing the people of an isolated Shabona to express themselves. Succinctly distils out the essence of character and perspective.

A very captivating story. As I was reading I could almost feel like I was there with her in the jungle living what's like to be completely fusing with the nature without any necessity of the "civilized word" Serene.

Florinda's books seem to have been written or published in the inverse order of the experiences that gave rise to them, if I understand correctly there are a few references here and there to her past. In light of this, it's useful to know that she was hardly the "geeky anthropologist" as another reviewer put it that she appears to be. This book could have been better if she'd been more open about her background. In all of her books she presents herself as being a little dumb or naive, likely in order to help the ordinary reader empathize with her character.

I don't know if this is really necessary. Castaneda, likewise, always plays the idiot in his books, yet with him it's a transparent technique, whereas with her she never lets on I recommend reading all three of her books, in the opposite order that they were published in, starting with Being-in-Dreaming.

They're not among the absolute best in this genre, but seem much more genuine than most of the others. So, y'know, like, there's this really geeky anthropologist? She's goin around with a notebook and tape recorder, and like sticking her nose in all these foreign people's business?

She probably even, like, goes in for all kindsa dorky music, you know, like Bay Thoven or Lawrence Whelk? But one day, she goes, "Whoa, dude! Like I'm outta here. You shoulda seen his abs. She takes along a big diamond and a pearl, but no matches. She winds up hanging out with this Indian tribe deep in the forest who eat all kinds of totally yucky things, sleep in hammocks, and don't even have TV.

She shoots fish with arrows, goes around naked, gets into body painting, and really gets into the culture, you know what I mean? They know stuff that we don't know, magic and everything. Awesome sunsets and storms too. The real downer was she lost all her notes and photos. What a bummer, huh?

But she gave them her diamond and pearl before she came back to L. Yes, sorry about that. I would say it is engrossing and well worth a few hours of your time. If, however, you are looking for anthropology, if you are looking for information about the oft-studied Yanomamo, the world's official "Primitive People", then give this book a miss. It's unbelievable.

Donner definitely knew something about the Yanomamo, but how much time she ever spent with them is open to question. This book could have been written as anthropo-fiction. If that is the case, then I owe the author an apology because it deserves five stars as an effort in that direction. But with endorsements by Carlos Castaneda on front and back covers, I think she wanted readers to believe that this all happened.

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Florinda Donner

Florinda Donner originally Regine Margarita Thal , later Florinda Donner-Grau is an American writer and anthropologist known as one of Carlos Castaneda 's "witches" the term for three women who were friends of Castaneda. She studied anthropology at UCLA but did not complete her degree, letting her graduate studies lapse in , after having advanced to doctoral candidacy. In addition to working on Castaneda's books, she has written several books about indigenous healing, sorcery and lucid dreaming. While initially praised as a compelling account of Yanomami culture, in controversy broke out when an article in American Anthropologist [2] accused the book of not being based on original ethnographic work, but instead being a patchwork made of previously published ethnographic accounts. Rebecca De Holmes, the author of the critique, stated that it was unlikely that Donner had spent any amount of time among the Yanomami.

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