Viaje a Ixtlán has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published by FCE, Paperback. Journey to Ixtlan is the third book by Carlos Castaneda, published as a work of non-fiction by Simon & Schuster in It is about an alleged apprenticeship to . : Viaje A Ixtlan () by Carlos Castaneda and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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Return to Book Page. Now that all the controversy is over and the people who pursue that sort of thing have gone on to other interests, it’s possible to sit back and read the don Juan books purely for the enjoyment of their ideas, their unexpected lyricism, their emotional wallop. To arrive at that being is the not-doing of the self.

The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. It is books like this that I really enjoy finding.

That decision is in the realm of the powers that guide men. By the end, the carloz begins to get an idea of what don Juan means by power, and how one can become a warrior in the Yaqui sense.

Terror is to see this world as not real. Anyway, this book goes into my all-time favorites list because of how its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult.

We become part of it. It is about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaqui “shaman,” Biaje Juan. After a while, the ceiling appeared to invert and the little pieces of stucco, or whatever, seemed to be holes rather than protuberances. Phenomenologically, this is certainly the case to many, whether they experience non-ordinary realities through the use of drugs, spiritual exercise or carlis such things happen to them, either occasionally or regularly. His antics and personality are so like myself that I cannot help but love the character.


Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series viame books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. In the introduction he writes:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The only problem with all this is that the books turned out to be fraudulent. The previous two were more concerned with hallucinogenic plants and his experiences with them which he thought was the right track for him to write on.

As the book progresses, we become changed in much the way Carlos does. I also refuse to call this “nonfiction”. This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda. Open Preview See a Problem?

Journey to Ixtlan

Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you are seeking metaphysical understanding, then reject these works as literal truth – but decide for yourself whether they serve you well as allegory and metaphor. Nov 25, Mike Spinak rated it liked it. The wisdom and knowledge of Don Juan is a priceless gift to all of us warriors on the path of knowledge and the books are page turners of the first order. There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describes.

Llasmin Y added it Jul 26, Castaneda died on April 27, in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan.

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This book is published as q, but many people believe it’s fiction. Ever wondered if the Wind itself could be an animated thing roaming around the world,interacting and playing with those who percieve him?

In Journey to Ixtlan Castaneda essentially reevaluates the teachings up to that point. It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Castaedx Juan had introduced since their initial encounter; not-doing, stopping the world, living as a warrior, and dreaming. No matter what he visje, he must first know why he is doing it, and then must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.


This is the Castaneda book that many of my friends say is their favorite.

Want to Read saving…. Sa is currently reading it Dec 10, What baffles me the most is that skeptics-and I was one-fixate on the impossibility of the story without so much as trying any of viajr prescribed techniques. If you are open to fiaje teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and l Ok, I’m a boomer and I went through my own period of reading and living with Carlos Castaneda, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism.

Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Daniel Perez marked it as to-read Dec 12, Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books’ internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda’s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. 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.

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He moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in He is not much read any more, though all his books remain in print.

There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico. En ese sentido, el lector ya sabe a lo que se atiene.

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