Behind a gated wall in the village of San Sebastian Xolopan, adjacent to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, lies the Casa de los Sueños. Within its spacious compound are a dozen rooms decorated with the art of Mexico’s past, both recent and distant. The rooms have modern conveniences, but no modern annoyances. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the house of don Juan’s warrior’s party, as described in the books of Carlos Castaneda, Florinda Donner and Taisha Abelar. One expects time to stretch and space to bend. Miracles seem normal, and are. Meals in the spacious and gracious dining hall are miraculous in themselves, country Mexican food prepared with skill and love. It’s a magical place for a magical time.
The original home which forms the nucleus of the Dreaming House dates back over a hundred years. Although updated and converted entirely for retreat use, traditional family hospitality still graces the grounds.