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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You feel you don’t need to attach yourself to a guru, because Carlos does it for you.

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This is an amazing book. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Born in in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. This paragraph will list the strong draughts of don Juan’s medicine for Carlos. What is interesting about Castaneda, however, is that, for him, it is not so much a drug-disordered state of mind creating hallucinations as an entry into other worlds.

Then this one again before Tales of Power.

Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed. Read this book with an open mind and discover inner silence for yourself. He instructed Carlos to tell his friend to find a derelict, a young one with still some fight in him, arrange things so that when the child did some objectionable behavior, the derelict would jump out of a hiding place and “spank the living daylights out of him. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan. Quotes from Journey to Ixtlan.


I6 The Ring of Power. Some read on to A Separate Reality.

Much rather, I should say, the very last chapter moved me and nearly had me expressing tears. And, I can see why my friend recommended it to me.

It is as real as the greatest fiction, and it doesn’t lose its hold on the reader even when you know he made most of it up by piecing together all kinds of occult texts in the UCLA library. These are but a few of the topics that Don Juan teaches Carlos about.

You can read it for the mysticism or for the skeptics: By progressively filling in all the modalities of visual, sound, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory, you build up a personal history that allows you tk congruently believe and say, “Yes, I was in Paris once.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. No matter what he does, he must first know why he is doing it, and then must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them. I think we all want to believe that ancient primitive cultures have castaeda deep “knowing” that we’ve all forgotten in our “civilized ways,” and tapping into that can ictlan a pro 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.

Terror is to see castandda world as not real. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second 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.


In fact, I would go so casttaneda as to suggest you skip the first two books and begin the series with this one. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Journey To Ixtlan

To ask other readers questions about Journey to Ixtlanplease sign up. Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok. This is my first book of the Don Juan series of philosophy and shaman ways, journdy I tk told it is the most accessible, which I would agree with so far: Neither we nor they are more or less important.

A fog will thus be built up around oneself. Itself timeless, Journey to IXtlan is one of the important statements of our time. Books by Carlos Castaneda. As a long term avid reader too Castaneda I find “Journey to Ixtlan” a delightful read. When he realized all the real information that he had discarded which were the core teachings of Don Juan he wrote this book. The Lessons of Don Juan. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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My basic assumption in both books has been that the articulation points in learning to be a sorcerer were xastaneda states of nonordinary reality produced by the ingestion of psychotropic plants