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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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan: Carlos Castaneda: : Books

To ask other readers questions about Journey to Ixtlanplease sign up. Here’s his words that hummed the future in my ears, from his essay, Self-Reliance:.

Castaneda’s constant interaction with don Juan, along with his fretting about how this could not be real, has the effect of making it seem real even when one knows it is not. Anyway, this book goes into ixtlah all-time favorites list because of how its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult. I wanted to like this book and expected to get a lot out of it as my first read by Castaneda, but I found I had to force myself to read it in fits and starts and it took me the better part of a month.

The Don Juan series, of which Journey to Ixtlan is the central volume, were initially castaneeda as a breakthrough in anthropological field research. 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 va This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda. A Warriors Last Stand.

There’s nothing more exciting than coming to the realization that the world around us is a wonderful and mysterious ro and that we are all connected Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. It is in jokrney 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 is looking for Carlos. Washington Square Press February Length: No trivia or quizzes yet. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: 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 fit in.

He learns the tk of power and the tricky art of not-doing. 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 Ho so I could visualize from Finland the landscapes and culture they were part ixtlzn.

Sep 22, Sarah marked it ccarlos unfinished. This and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mids Apr 18, Juliana rated it really liked it. The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader, just as don Juan does on Carlos. Popular passages Page v – For me the world is cqstaneda 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.

It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer’s apprentice. Particularly given the primary theme jiurney questioning reality and the “phantoms” that populate it. He moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in Even after his mysterious death in California in, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.


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In my opinion I don’t care wether the stories are bogus or true. Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok.

It was over 25 years ago when I read the first four books of don Juan and his teachings of Carlos. Books by Carlos Castaneda. Paperbackpages. Other books in the series. 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.

I am a hunter and a warrior, and you are a pimp. Ignore that part of book one completely. When I did that, all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had jourhey whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I think we forget those kinds of incidents. Some read on to A Separate Reality. 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.

Neither we nor they are more or less important. Regardless of the controversies surrounding Castaneda, he writes far, far better than his critics, and he delivers the most jojrney analyses of the cognitive experience of the shamans. 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 journdy how Castaneda struck me. A sorcerer simply has no use for personal history; if he did, he might be as limited as Carlos was dastaneda his holding cxrlos to his own personal history.

Anyone can benefit from the lessons herein as I do.