This piece is simply extraordinary, so exquisite in theme, color, light and detail. You're a fantastic artist, O.K.? Regarding Castaneda's books- I've read them all. Let them inspire you while you're in that world, then take a few steps back and eventually let it go.
Don't stop whatever you are reading. Keep on being inspire. You have an incredible talent and I can wait to finish my first painting, I'm still learning, though. Keep up the great job and thanks for the inspiration