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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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. Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams.

See all reviews. The reader is cautioned to not turn Castaneda or Don Juan into some kind of heroes. 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. The first three books tell the same story, but Ixtlan gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. This is the first in a series of books which Castaneda wrote after he realized that his prior emphasis on psychotropic drugs was a misleading and “erroneous” means of conveying the lessons he gained from his apprenticeship with don Juan.

He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describes. 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.


Trivia About Journey to Ixtlan. El argumento sigue siendo el mismo: I looked up at the shelf, and there it was! Carlos tells Don Juan that they are equals, while in actual fact he feels that as a sophisticated university student he is superior to him, who is an Indian.

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

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda Hardcover. After the work of “stopping”, his changed perspective leaves him little in common with ordinary people, who now seem no more substantial to him than “phantoms.

It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan. The Teachings of Don Juan 3.

Don Juan is compelling enough, as are the ideas peppered throughout the books, that it doesn’t matter whether he was ever casttaneda or not. Read reviews that carlls journey to ixtlan carlos castaneda personal history castaneda books teachings of don juan stop the world read this book separate reality starting point juan matus tales of power personal power death as an advisor recommend this book ever read stopping the world erasing personal years ago richard de mille new age.

Like the tape which plays Mr. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me. He went to study and ended up on a series of strange journeys with don Juan Matus, a sorcerer or shaman, and the student became his apprentice. This raises questions about the typical approach of psychologists and philosophers to such matters–and as regards the carllos of society which would put its members in such a Procrustean bed that they’d be disposed to discount their lived experience in order to fit in.


Phelps’ voice, they will self-destruct in five minutes. Born in in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages.

His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages.

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I’ve read the series and this particular book several times. The Mood of a Warrior. After the child has these experiences, the father, don Juan tells Carlos, must take the child to where a dead child is, and to have his child touch the dead child anywhere but on his belly with his left hand. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

By the end, the apprentice begins to get an idea of what don Juan means by power, and how one can become a warrior in the Yaqui sense. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda.

Journey To Ixtlan

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