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. 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 Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it.

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Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

Your trouble is that you have to explain everything to everybody, compulsively, and at the same time you want to keep the fresh newness of what you do. 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. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leave.

They were new wave, new age anthropology, and an often dry academic discipline was given new life by this careful, almost childlike transcription of field notes. 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.

More books from this author: 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. Apr 30, Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing. Even after his mysterious death in California in, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. We become part of it. They are apart from the average Native person.

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Top Reviews Most castanedaa Top Reviews. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. The previous two were more concerned with hallucinogenic plants and his experiences with them which he thought was the right carlps for him to write on.

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.

Journey to Ixtlan

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. There are other things suggesting he really believed at least a part of the experiences he describes whether or not you the reader would literally believe them is an altogether separate issue.

When he realized all the real information that he had dis It is books like this that I really enjoy finding. Want to Read saving…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Get to Know Us. I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became.

Journey To Ixtlan

And yet, despite being a world view unique from other cultures, he portrays some profound and castnaeda truths about the nature ixtlaan living, and of a life well-lived as opposed to a life stumbled through, that I think virtually anyone who reads this seriously will be deeply moved.

A hunter should know the routines of his prey and, most importantly, have no routines oneself. Retrieved from ” https: This for me is always a good si 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.


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See all reviews. Sign up and get a free eBook! They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices. Academic critics claim the ojurney are works of fiction, citing the books’ internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda’s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

He discusses information that was apparently missing from the first two books regarding stopping the world which previously he had only regarded as a metaphor. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He went to study and ended up on a series journsy strange journeys with don Juan Matus, a sorcerer or shaman, and the student became his apprentice.

While the books may misrepresent the Yaqui Nation and so be bad anthropology, they remain important and worth reading. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The writing style of ‘Carlos’ draws me in and I feel like i’m there with him. The basic teachings of how to view the world. Not so much in The Teachings, but went off the charts in A Separate Reality and peaked in Journey to Ixtlan, which to me had the foundational conceptional focus points that form a solid basis for Independence-of-Being.