Castaneda Illusions or Insights. Hailed by many as a hero of a new age, criticised by others as a fake and a fraud. Regardless of your opinion of the author, scholar and anthropologist, his books are no less than thought-provoking. Castaneda’s tales of wandering the Mexican desert as an apprentice shaman, experimenting with psychedelics are enthralling. Delving into an ancient culture Castaneda tell with such believability it opens a door to a whole other world.