Some of the older folk around here will have heard of Carlos Castaneda, the American author who claimed to have been instructed in the spiritual use of Peyote by a mysterious 'Don Juan', a shaman of the Yaqui people. Largely forgotten, his books were massively popular in their time, and played a large role in the emergence of the modern 'New Age' movement. They were also a pack of lies and a load of plagiarised rubbish. 'Don Juan' does not seem to have ever existed, and the Yaqui Indians do not, in fact, make use of peyote for spritual or other purposes. As for Castaneda, he appears to have been just another bogstandard Californian cult leader, and his death seems to have been followed by the disappearance of some of his followers, and at least one suicide. http://www.salon.com/2007/04/12/castaneda/ Never trust a hippy.