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, An Evolution of Consciousness Review by Bobby Matherne

You imagine yourself arriving at De Gaulle airport, taking a taxi to your journney, walking down the Champs d’Elysee, visiting the American drugstore and listening to a CNN broadcast there in English on the television set. He weaves the concepts of some modern philosophers into an entertaining tale, filled with ideas to ponder and discuss.

His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. Throughout the book Castaneda portrays himself as skeptical and reserved in his explanations of the phenomena at hand, but by the end of the book Castaneda’s rationalist worldview is seen to be breaking down in the face of an onslaught of experiences that he is unable to explain logically.

If the book, indeed all his books, are read from the perspective of evaluating the carls value, which is independent of whether the origins are fictional or actual, then much is gained. The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader, just as don Juan does on Carlos. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

Ignore that part of book one completely. It seems that Carlos Castanexa really existed, but probably not Don Juan. I started jokrney towards the doorway but paused, reluctant journe leave. 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.


But Carlos responded to this suggestion, “What if the fright injures him?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Don Juan series, of which Journey to Ixtlan is the jokrney volume, were initially acclaimed as a breakthrough in anthropological field research.

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Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed. Trivia About Journey to Ixtlan. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Taken as allegory, these books may well have value for many readers. They are apart from the average Jouurney person. If you are looking for anthropology about Yaqui indians, Toltec shamans, Mexican brujos, etc.

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I also found myself laughing out loud at various times throughout this book. Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams. 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 looking for Carlos. Read this book with an open mind and discover inner silence for yourself.

Aug 01, Syl Sabastian rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again.

Lists with This Book. Years of campfire tales about extraordinary experiences have led me to begin to intentionally ask people about such things and I’ve found it remarkable how ordinary non-ordinary states are.

If so, some people who want johrney gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. I think we all want to believe that ancient primitive cultures have a deep “knowing” that we’ve all forgotten in our “civilized ways,” and tapping into that can be a profound experience.

You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish. Beyond journdy, however, I’ve had a couple of auditions hearing voices which weren’t coming from anyone another in the room would have hearda rather unpleasant hallucinatory episode and at least two induced nourney to domains radically different than this one Journsy typing in–all of which felt realer-than-real. You can read it for the mysticism or for the skeptics: A fascinating book unlike any other. The Mood of a Warrior. Then this one again before Tales of Power.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Becoming Accessible to Power. Castaneda, as the researcher, placed himself at the center of his book, writing it from the point of view of his own reactions rather than laying out an ethnography.

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There are many spiritual guide type of books that just don’t do it for me. So if you are only planning on reading one, pick this one. 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.

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 states of consciousness. The journey to Ixtlan is not for the weak. Schein Limited preview – One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well.

The Teachings of Don Juan: A pesar de ello, el libro no redunda en lo ya visto, sino que narra nuevas lecciones que datan entre y Other books in the series. He says on page 10, “For years I had treated the idea of ‘stopping the world’ as a cryptic metaphor that really did not mean anything. The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which are difficult to understand–at least this was my experience.

It seems to be a bone ixtan contention with the present Carlos’s of the world that are still enchanted by the magical spell of personal history.