Anthropologists give Carlos Castaneda a lot of shit because he never produced or revealed the true nature of his sources. They think he made it up. And they act like that is an attack! If he made all this up, this dude is a philosophical GENIUS. Read this compilation of quotes from his books and you will find a cohesive paradigm that will serve you as well in times of success as despair. His teachings and aphorisms have formed the backbone of the warrior code for myself and thousands more.