Not much is known about Armando Torres. As a student of journalism in Mexico City he used to attend public talks given by Carlos Castaneda, anthropologist and author, about his long apprenticeship with don Juan Matus, a sorcerer-seer he met during his field study of the use of psychotropic plants among the Sonoran Yaquis. Although Castaneda's training required him to shun close relationships with the uninitiated, Torres became his friend and confidant, as well as the foretold bearer of the Rule of the Three-Pronged Nagual. He described his experiences in his first book, "Encounters with the Nagual: Conversations with Carlos Castaneda." Remaining elusive, Armando Torres lives and practises with a group of healers-seers at an unknown location in rural Mexico.