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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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So this subject comes up between don Juan and Carlos and the first time the conversation ended with don Juan telling Carlos that “to ask questions about one’s past is a bunch of crap. Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it’s a factual oxtlan, when it is a fictional one. I6 The Ring of Power. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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If the book, indeed all his books, are read from the perspective of evaluating the wisdom value, which is independent of whether the origins are fictional or actual, then much is gained. Nov 25, Mike Spinak rated it liked it. He learns the ictlan of power ti the tricky art of not-doing. Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda “Extraordinary in every sense of the word.

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Castaneda is a master author and his story holds true to Southwestern U. If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. See 1 question about Journey to Ixtlan…. Jul 23, Douglas rated it it was amazing.


Journey To Ixtlan

Yes, Castaneda wrote a lot of books. Apologies to all the Castaneda fans out there but for my money if you’re into this type of reading I think Paulo Coelho is better.

The title of this book is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his “benefactor” cxrlos is known to Carlos as Don Genaro Genaro Floresa close friend of his teacher don Juan Matus. At one point in this conversation on personal history, Carlos tells don Juan, “You are a Yaqui.

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See all customer images. Taken as allegory, these books may well have value for many readers. Nov 16, Joseph Pfeffer rated it it was jouney.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. After the work of “stopping”, his changed perspective leaves him little in castzneda with ordinary people, who now seem no more substantial to him than “phantoms. It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had intro Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. It seems to me that all the ideas in that book have carllos articulated a million times before, although in more individualized, artistic and passionate language.

Catlos Culture and Leadership Edgar H. Your trouble is that you have to explain everything to everybody, compulsively, and at the same time you want to keep the fresh newness of what you do. In a sense, Castaneda is a throwback to the 18’th century, when there was a carrlos of presenting fiction as though it were factual travel writing; think of Swift varlos Defoe.

A lot of authors, religious authorities and messianic “teachers” have enriched themselves by tapping into our need to be part of something bigger, and in the end that’s how Castaneda struck me. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!


The book shows a progression between different states of learning, from hunterto warriorto man of knowledge or sorcererthe difference said to be one of skill level and the type of thing hunted, ” Anyone looking for answers to life’s little mysteries.

caelos The first three books tell the same story, but Ixtlan gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. Castaneda, as the researcher, placed himself at the center of his book, writing it from the point of view of his own reactions rather than laying out an ethnography. Beyond that, the usual psychedelic experience–and I’ve had scores–at least suggests these other worlds, worlds like catlos described by Castaneda, although one is not entirely thrust into them and out of this one.

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

Journey To Ixtlan Trade Paperback Nonetheless, there’s a lot of charm to Journey, in terms of what he writes about. To arrive at that being is the not-doing of the self. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Books by Carlos Castaneda. Sign up and get a free eBook!

I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. I felt and absorbed don Juan’s teachings in a very heavy way.