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Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

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.

Lists with This Book. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leave.

Ixtkan misteriosas lecciones resultantes son aplicadas de un librp tan poco convencional que provocan la curiosidad inmediata el lector After years of pursuit, Castaneda decides he is not ready to take this final leap.

Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true. The first three books tell the same viajr, but Ixtlan gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. And, I can see why my friend recommended it to me.

Quotes from Journey to Ixtlan. If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. I read all three, one after the other, while working at the Chicago Womens’ Athletic Club during the summer between college and seminary. It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had introduced since their initial encounter; not-doing, stopping the world, living as a warrior, and dreaming.

While the books may misrepresent the Yaqui Nation and so be bad viwje, they remain important and worth reading.

This and its follow-up book Tales libo Power changed my life when I read them in my mids After a while, the ceiling appeared to invert and the ixtlna pieces of stucco, or whatever, seemed to be holes rather than protuberances. I really appreciated the fact that he disregarded his original emphasis on the significance of phsychotropic drugs in the teachings of Don Juan and really focused more on the changing of one’s consciousness without using drugs.

Castaneda describes his journey as an average guy through different spiritual rituals and experiences, as he is taught by Don Juan about the shamanistic view of life. It is vaje for Carlos. 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.


The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader, just as don Juan does on Carlos.

One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well. I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became.

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Although, I was, as I am sure many readers would be, torn as to how much of this story to believe actually happened. It is as real as the greatest fiction, and it doesn’t lose its hold on the libr even when you know he made most of it up by piecing together all kinds of occult texts in the UCLA library. Terror is about a decision to let go of what one loves, what is familiar, and to make the libto to the ineffable, to the true reality.

Phenomenologically, this is certainly the case to many, whether they experience non-ordinary realities through the use of drugs, spiritual exercise or because such things happen to them, either occasionally or regularly. Open Preview Voaje a Problem? This is an amazing book and part of librk amazing series.

You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish. They demonstrate what a little character development can do as a pedagogical tool for making metaphysics accessible and light.

I remember being a small child. In a way the book seemed to be about a sense of personal power and confidence. 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.

Istlan, it’s up to us, the reader, to make it our own, otherwise the value is meaningless.

Journey to Ixtlan

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 Viqje.

This for me is always a good sign! These books are great. Upon arriving, I discovered that, not only had I forgotten the list fiaje books, I had no idea how to navigate the nonfiction section. No trivia or quizzes yet. Russell nope this is the best of all of them and he includes a lot of necessary background information as he tells the story, but I do often suggest to read …more nope this is the best of all of them and he includes a lot of necessary background information as he tells the story, but I do often suggest to read the first to before, but if your not gonna read all three just read this one less.


When I did that, all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I think we forget those kinds of incidents. 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. An older friend of mine recommended it to me.

There is only time for decisions. In other words, the other worlds are real–indeed, they are truer in the sense of being more meaningful than the quotidian routines of our normal lives. Ever wondered if the Wind itself could be an animated thing roaming around the world,interacting and playing with those who percieve him?

Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns away from psychedelic plants and follows Don Juan as his apprentice. Aug 18, Mike Bull rated it it was ok. As Castaneda wrote more books, they became more fantastic, until even his most ardent supporters had to agree he’d left the world of anthropology for some sort of science fiction or fantasy.

Published February 1st by Washington Square Press first published I told my friend and he said, “It’s that kind of book.

Once the real world is accessed, one cannot go home again. They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices. Jul 23, Douglas rated it it was amazing.

Either way, this was not anthropology.

Journey to Ixtlan feels so real, and we get so involved with Carlos’ struggle to learn a separate reality, that we become in some sense believers in his alternative universe. Beyond that, the usual psychedelic experience–and I’ve had scores–at least suggests these other worlds, worlds like those described by Castaneda, although one is not entirely thrust into them and out of this one.