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 by Carlos Castaneda

Although it appears to be the 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 deal about altered s This is the third volume of the trilogy including The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality. The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality casttaneda are difficult to understand–at least this was my experience.

No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


Journey to Ixtlan

Product details Mass Market Paperback Publisher: The drug bent to me seems just a way to lend his descriptions some plausibility for the reader until the reader gets far enough along to consider that altered states may indeed be achievable — even unavoidable — when stone cold sober. If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so.

Sep 22, Sarah marked it as unfinished. As the book progresses, we become changed in much the way Carlos does. A hunter should know the routines of his prey and, most importantly, have no routines oneself.

You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me. 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 carlso is changing into. A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Nov 25, Mike Spinak rated it liked it. These are but a few of the topics that Don Juan teaches Carlos about.

See all customer images. Just like a pie from a circle: You can keep doing cadtaneda you do.

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The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader, just as don Juan does on Carlos. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. But Carlos responded to this suggestion, “What if the fright injures him? In his later years, Carlos Castanneda became the leader of his own cult, something of a Jim Jones figure, a man who apparently induced itxlan women to kill themselves just after Carlos himself died. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.


Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk.

View all 6 comments. I started this castaned inI was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction. Must redeem within 90 days. Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.

It is also important to lose self-importance. One of the most creative things about Castenada is his ability to identify “non ordinary reality”, or insinuations of it, in otherwise mundane but overlooked aspects of daily life. Carlox book is published as fact, but many people believe it’s fiction. The very existence of the science of doyletics owes something to don Juan and his student, creator, biographer, fictionalizer choose one Carlos Castaneda.

Castaneda starts off with a scientist view, as a skeptic and later is blown away by what happens to him, which then becomes his life long pursuits. Read more Read less.

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