Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounters his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Dona Soledad. Carlos applies the teachings of Don Juan to dreaming and shows how to enhance and learn from one's dream experiences. The Second Ring of Power centers on the formidable figure of dona Soledad. Trained by don Juan, transformed by his teachings from a bent and gray-haired woman into a sensual and deeply sexual figure of awesome and mysterious power, she uses her sorcery to test Castaneda. This combat constitutes a prelude to an astonishing discovery. For through his confrontations with dona Soledad, Castaneda becomes acquainted with a sorcerer's family, a small closed society in which the teachings of don Juan have become a way of life. His philosophy is so powerful that it touches and explains every aspect of that world and alters the relationships between family members. They are no longer mother and child, husband and wife, sister and brother, friend and enemy, but disciples, witnesses, and accomplices in don Juan's grand design.
This trade size softcover book is in fair condition with moderate spine creases, a forward roll, and page tanning.