Some twenty years ago, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda
electrified millions of readers by describing his initiation--under the Yaqui Indian brujo Don Juan
--into an alternate reality. Now Taisha Abelar
, who was taught by the female members of Don Juan's group, recounts her own ""crossing"" in this arresting book.
While traveling in Mexico, Abelar became involved with a group of sorcerers and began a rigorous physical and mental training process designed to enable her to breach the limits of ordinary perception. The Sorcerers Crossing details that process, giving us a highly practical sense of the responsibilities and perils that face a woman sorcerer. Abelar's enthralling story is invaluable as a virtual ""sorcerers manual"", as anthropology, and as a provocative work of women's spirituality.