Guide to the Nagualism of Carlos Castaneda' s don Juan, Tibetan Buddhism, Adi Da, and the mastery of awareness
The Four Yogas
Of Enlightenment
Guide to Nagualism, Tibetan Buddhism, Adi Da


    I am delighted to present The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment, a reader's guide to don Juan's Nagualism, esoteric Buddhism, and the mastery of awareness. The Four Yogas book simplifies the teachings of enlightened masters through comparative analysis and progressive meditative exploration. Linking the Nagualism of Carlos Castaneda's don Juan, Jungian analysis, modern physics, transcendental psychology, and the quintessence of eastern and western Buddhist masters, The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment is an essential study for the discerning reader on the path to enlightenment.


How is meditation and the teachings of Carlos Castaneda's don Juan related?

    Meditation is a method for the exploration of consciousness through simultaneous mindfulness and analysis of consciousness. The goal of this exploration is transcendence of the ego, spiritual awakening, and the stabilization and mastery of transcendental awareness.
"Today I have to pound the nail that Genaro put in, the fact that we are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless. The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us. We, or rather our reason, forget that the description is only a description and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in our lifetime."
Carlos Castaneda,  
Tales of Power
Don Juan Matus to Carlos Castaneda
How does the reader benefit?
    The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment enables meditative awareness, and guides the reader along the spiritual path to radical sanity and infinite love in an informal, but informed, and accessible manner.
    In both Tibetan Buddhism and don Juan's Toltec path of knowledge, the teachings are referred to as the way of the warrior.  In everyday life the empowered warrior manifests Self-realized qualities such as fearlessness, serenity, wisdom, and compassion.

What is Carlos Castaneda's 'sorcerery quest'?

    The term sorcery is inadequate to express what sorcerers do, and so is the term shamanism’. The actions of sorcerers are exclusively in the realm of the abstract, the impersonal. Sorcerers struggle to reach a goal that has nothing to do with the quests of an average man. Sorcerers aspirations are to reach infinity, and to be conscious of it.
    Carlos Castaneda,  
    The Active Side Of Infinity
    The Toltec path of knowledge

How does Tibetan Buddhism view the path of self-realization?

    Mahamudra has many different meanings and stands for the ultimate nature of mind and reality. It also stands for the path of self-realization which integrates authentic vision, contemplation, and action into one perfect insight.
    Lobsang Lhalungpa,  
    Mahamudra: The Quintessence Of Mind And Meditation
    Kagyüpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism

What is the perfect insight of enlightenment?

    Once There Is Awakening To Native Identification With The Transcendental (and Inherently Spiritual) Divine Self-Condition...There Is Only The Inherently Free-Shining (or Inherently Spiritual) and Transcendental Divine Self, Which Is Always Already Free, and Which Is Thus Always Already Free Even In The Apparent Context Of conditional knowledge, conditional objects, conditional activity, conditional experience, and All Apparent Confinement To Apparent limitations.
    Adi Da Samraj, 
    The Dawn Horse Testament
    Advaitayana Buddhism

    (The nondual (‘Advaita’) way ('yana', literally 'vehicle') of most perfect Buddhist awakening)

What is the lineage of The Four Yogas teachings?

    The lineage of The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment is the Nagualism of don Juan, Kashmir Shaivist nondualism, Tibetan Nyingma Dzogchen and Kagyü Mahamudra meditation, and the Advaitayana Buddhism of Adi Da Samraj.

Who can access these teachings?

    Nearly anyone with an open and inquisitive mind can learn to meditate and enter the path of enlightenment. The Four Yogas illuminates the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment utilizing the wisdom teachings and methods of esoteric traditions. Each re-reading of The Four Yogas will lead you further towards the way of the warrior and the mastery of awareness.

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