Journey to Ixtlan. Carlos Castaneda. INTRODUCTION. On Saturday, May 22, , I went to Sonora, Mexico, to see don Juan Matus, a Yaqui. Indian sorcerer . In the first book in this series, Teachings of don Juan, Carlos was led by don Juan into the “crack between worlds” by means of datura (jimson weed), peyote. Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda – In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he.

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I would read with a red pen, underlining what was of value, and could be applied, copying out those underlinings into large notebooks. The Lessons of Don Juan. And, I can see why my friend recommended it to me. As all journeys into understanding, this is a treacherous carloe. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Here’s don Juan explaining the implications of this to Carlos. Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams. My basic assumption in both books has been that the articulation points in learning to be a sorcerer were the states of nonordinary reality produced by the ingestion of psychotropic plants He learns the gait of power and the tricky art of not-doing. Certain questions have gone unanswered, specifically: A pesar de ello, el libro no redunda en lo ya visto, sino que narra nuevas lecciones que datan entre y Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

I am not sure why I held off reading Castaneda’s works for so long, perhaps I just wasn’t at a place to enjoy them, who knows.

I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leav Hm. That world, Castaneda and his world, are phantoms. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. My favourite of Carlos’ books. Open Preview See a Problem? The Teachings of Don Juan 3. But for these books, I might never have considered trying the software that Doyle Henderson had created carloss removing unwanted feelings.


If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices. En ese sentido, el lector ya sabe a lo que se atiene.

In his later years, Carlos Castaneda became the leader of his own cult, something of a Jim Jones figure, a man who apparently induced several women to kill themselves just after Carlos himself died. This is the Castaneda book that many of my friends say is their favorite. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages.

It’s almost impossible not to be infused with his sense of awe and wonder at what don Juan is teaching him, and istlan sorcerer he is changing into.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda, An Evolution of Consciousness Review by Bobby Matherne

When he realized all the real information that he had discarded which were the core teachings of Don Juan he wrote this book. I strongly recommend that you read this mind-expanding book!

A fog will thus be built up around oneself. This and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mids One of the most creative things about Castenada is his ability to identify “non ordinary reality”, or insinuations of it, in otherwise mundane but overlooked aspects of daily life. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

As Castaneda wrote more books, they became more fantastic, until even his most ardent supporters had to agree he’d left the world of anthropology for some sort of science fiction or fantasy.

That was heartbreaking to me, and, it would seem, heartbreaking to Carlos as well. In a sense, Castaneda is a throwback to the 18’th century, when there was a convention of presenting fiction as though it were factual travel writing; think of Swift and Defoe. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me. To those who say it’s fiction, I say journry what? Price may vary by retailer. Jul 17, Aaron Dennis rated it it was amazing.


But, the last chapter, the confession of knowing once you make this transformation, there’s no turning back, and one is still human once conquering their “ally” and seeing the other worlds…and one cannot go back to the place they once called home in ixtlzn of taking the rest of their life to journey back.

Although it appears to be the case that Castaneda, the author, fabricated some of the material appearing in castaenda accounts, including that of his doctoral dissertation which begins the series, it also appears to be the case that he knows a good deal about altered states of consciousness. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Lists with This Book. What is interesting about Castaneda, however, is that, for him, it is not so much a drug-disordered state of mind creating hallucinations as an entry into other worlds.

Taken as allegory, these books may well have value for many readers.

He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor. Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns a Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda? Although it appears to ixttlan the case that Castaneda, the author, fabricated some of the material appearing in his accounts, including that of his doctoral dissertation which begins the series, it also appears to be the case that he knows a good deal about altered s This is the third volume of the trilogy including The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality.