Castañeda, Carlos

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Castañeda, Carlos Gender: M
Carlos César Salvador Arana Castañeda
born on 25 December 1925 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Cajamarca, Peru, 7s10, 78w31
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°17' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°44 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 14°42'

Portrait of Carlos Castañeda 
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Carlos Castañeda (1962)
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Peruvian-American anthropologist and mystic, the author of "The Teachings of Don Juan," 1968, "The Separate Reality," 1971, "Tales of Power," 1974 and "Trilogy," 1974. While a student, he spent five years in Mexico as an apprentice to a Yaqui Indian sorcerer. Called by some "the father of the New Age movement," Castaneda's books charter alternate realities and sparked wide interest in New Age Spirituality.

Highly reclusive all of his life, Castaneda always avoided the spotlight. Even though he made millions of readers throughout the world, his ten books continue to sell in 17 languages and he once appeared on the cover of Time magazine, he rarely spoke or appeared in public, nor did he give interviews.

Died of liver cancer on 27 April 1998 at his home in Los Angeles, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 27 April 1998 in Los Angeles (Cancer, age 72)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Richard Ideman quotes Cosmic Seed magazine. Robert Jansky gives 1:45 PM from Astrological Review, 1973/74. Penfield Collection quotes both sources for 1:59 PM. Different reports give his birth place as Cajamarca, Peru or Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Birth record

In July 2014, Lepoivre mentions Kannon McAfee as a source for 9 am birthtime. On 12 July 2014 McAffee wrote on the forum:"I possess a photocopy of the original birth certificate from Cajamarca, Peru. For years times around 2 pm have been passed around after the 5 March 1973 TIME magazine cover article. It appears that a TIME magazine Peruvian correspondent glanced at the birth manifest record made the next day at 2:30 PM and mistook this for the birth time. In fact the document clearly shows that the date of birth was on 25 December 1925 at "nueve a.m." Nine AM. ". A day later he posted a copy of the BC on the forum.


  • Traits : Personality : Mystical
  • Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert (Reclusive, very private)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Liver, terminal)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Metaphysical (Apprentice to Yaqui socerer)
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology (Ten books in 17 languages)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book