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. 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 Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it.

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Nov caxtaneda, Mike Spinak rated it liked it. 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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

June 4, Whispersync for Voice: If so, some people who want to gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. My basic assumption in both books has been that carpos articulation points in carloss to be a sorcerer were the states of nonordinary reality produced by the ingestion of psychotropic plants Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.

And yet, despite being a world view ixtlaan from other cultures, he portrays some profound and universal truths about the nature of living, and of a life well-lived as opposed to a life stumbled through, that I think joyrney anyone who reads this seriously will be deeply moved.

Published February 1st by Washington Square Press first published Even after his mysterious death in California in, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.

The title of this castneda is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his “benefactor” who is known to Carlos as Don Genaro Genaro Floresa close friend of his teacher don Juan Matus.

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. No trivia or quizzes yet. As a long term avid reader of Castaneda I find “Journey to Ixtlan” a delightful read.


Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

In the introduction he writes:. To ask other readers questions about Journey to Ixtlanplease sign up. We become part of it. 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 spite of taking the rest of their life to journey back.

The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which are difficult to understand–at least journry was my experience. Sep 22, Sarah marked it as unfinished. It seems to me that all the ideas in that book have been articulated a million times before, although in more individualized, castaheda and passionate language. This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control.

Carlos Castaneda’s Journey to Ixtlan

English Choose a language for shopping. This for me is always a good si 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. Once the real world is accessed, one cannot go home again. In a way the book seemed to be about a sense of personal power and confidence.

caxtaneda Not so much in The Teachings, but went off the charts in A Separate Reality and peaked in Journey to Ixtlan, which to me had the foundational conceptional focus points that form a solid basis for Independence-of-Being.

A lot of authors, religious authorities and messianic “teachers” have enriched themselves by tapping into our need to be part acstaneda something bigger, and in the end that’s how Castaneda struck me.


It is also important to lose self-importance.

One way to read this is as a Tao-like tome — to stop trying to control the world and to fit in as one among the many. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me.

Journey to Ixtlan

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They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices. Don Juan encapsulates the entire message of Tolle’s book in two sentences: For example, a heightened sense of awareness brought on by silence, or observation, or exertion, or viewing nature such as sunrise, sunset, thunderstorms or night time in a wilderness setting. Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it’s a factual work, when it is a fictional one.

The book all about use of certain postures, much like a martial arts or a meditation book, also seems very matter-of-fact like, WHY BOTHER, unless someone actually instructed him in those things and farlos came to believe himself that they had some importance Yes, it would be wise to start with his first, The Teachings of Don Juan: Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true. This raises questions about the typical approach of psychologists and philosophers to such matters–and as regards the kind 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 csstaneda in.

Either way, this was not anthropology. Open Preview See a Problem?

Read more Read less. This is the third book in the series but if you want to know the truth it is the first book that should be read.