A best-selling author for 30 years, Carlos Castaneda inspired millions to break free from social dogma, fueling controversy over his work's authenticity and assertions of perceiving non-ordinary reality. Genius, guru, cult leader or fraud? No one really knows. Over three years in the making, this expose explores Castaneda's mythic impact, controversial teachings and cult following. Candid interviews coupled with innovative animation and experimental footage, offer an intense visual and intellectual experience.
Sujit R. Varma
Controversial Author. Global Phenomenon. Godfather of the New Age Movement.
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27 February 2004 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,236,
5 March 2004, Limited Release
Gross USA: $94,848, 12 December 2004
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I really believe he became so close with his own teachings, that he wanted to burn from within and go join don Juan, even if that was a fictitious person that he made up.