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

Death Is an Adviser. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Castaneda was a graduate student studying Anthropology and was doing his thesis on Mexican Shaman and their use of regional plants and herbs to induce psychotropic effects in an attempt to cure people of various illnesses.

I recommend those new to the series start with this book the 3rdthen read the 1st and 2nd books. Yes, most of them are very interesting. Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it’s a factual work, when it is a fictional one.

cqrlos As a long term avid reader of Castaneda I find “Journey to Ixtlan” a delightful read. Even after his mysterious death in California in, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans. This third installment really filled in the gaps of the first two books with Don Juan.

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Of course, like everyone, I inhabit them nightly and remember them under the rubric of dreaming. It’s almost impossible not to be infused with his sense of awe and wonder at what don Juan is teaching him, and the sorcerer he is changing into. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: 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.


Yes, it would be wise to start with his first, The Teachings of Don Juan: Carlos admits that he doesn’t for sure, but that don Juan knows for sure and “that is what counts.

He discusses information that was apparently missing from the first two books regarding stopping the world which previously he had only regarded castaneeda a metaphor. Washington Square Press February Length: Popular passages Page v hourney For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time.

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Jul 23, Douglas rated it it was amazing. Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok. If you are open to the teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and life-changing and, living far away from home as I was in my mids in Finland, I was captivated by Don Juan’s teachings since, as a youth, I had traveled a lot with my family in Mexico and the American Southwest so I could visualize from Finland the landscapes and culture they were part of.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda “Extraordinary in every joureny of the word.

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Just like a pie from a circle: You feel you don’t need to attach yourself to a guru, because Carlos does it for you. He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which uourney the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor. Open Preview See a Problem?


Apr 30, Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing. Although it appears to be ixtlaj 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 caztaneda about altered states of consciousness.

Taken just as it is, Journey to Ixtlan is a read of many rewards. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman.

Believe it or don’t, either way, it is a fantastic read. I was travelling to Brooklyn, by bus, one hour each way; so I needed a book to pass the time. You can also completely skip in my own opinion the book about using various physical poses.

It is also important to lose self-importance. This and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mids Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!

In fact, I would go so far as to suggest you skip the first two books and begin the series with this one. Share your thoughts with other customers. The Teachings of Don Juan 3.

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