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My Introduction to the Feminine Energy Field

I first learned about the feminine energy field from Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998), an anthropologist and author of many books. His first book is entitled: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. I heard him give a lecture when I was a sophomore in college. That lecture changed my life. One of the reasons was that Don Juan was an indigenous wise man from Mexico. Since my grandparents were from Mexico, the idea that this sophisticated and yet magical wisdom flowed from there was intriguing and appealing. Another reason was that the ideas that Carlos spoke about resonated with me. I felt at home. I felt alive and connected. At that lecture I set a wish in motion that I might learn about indigenous wisdom from the Americas and have an apprenticeship similar to Carlos’.