Journey to Ixtlan. Carlos Castaneda. INTRODUCTION. On Saturday, May 22, , I went to Sonora, Mexico, to see don Juan Matus, a Yaqui. Indian sorcerer . An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one. 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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He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. Is it imperative to read the first two in the trilogy?

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.

A sorcerer simply has no use for personal history; if he did, he might be as limited as Carlos was by his holding on to his own personal history. Want to Read saving…. In other words, the other worlds castanefa real–indeed, they are truer in the sense of being more meaningful than the quotidian routines of our normal lives.

The book shows a progression between different states of learning, from hunterto warriorto man of knowledge or sorcererthe difference said to be one of skill level and the type of thing hunted, ” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I am a hunter and a warrior, and you are a pimp. This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda.

Of course, like everyone, I inhabit them nightly and remember them under the rubric of dreaming.

This is an amazing book. I was 16, when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the Well, almost 10 years has it been now, since I read this book. Even after his mysterious death in California in, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.


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Lists with This Book. Yet he is scorned by the very academics who once lionized him as revitalizing their profession. By progressively filling in all the modalities of visual, castanneda, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory, you build up jurney personal history that allows you to congruently believe and say, “Yes, I was in Paris once.

Castaneda’s constant interaction with don Ixtlaj, 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.

Phelps’ voice, uxtlan will self-destruct in five minutes. I’ve classed this volume as psychology [one could also, legitimately, class them as religion or as fiction] because so much of its content has to do with what we conventionally call “altered states” and relegate to psychologists.

This author wrote other similar books; for me however, one was enough. We become part of it. Well…that is what stopping the world entails; shutting off our constant description of ixhlan world as reiterated by all those around us for just long enough to focus on nothing at all…or to focus ourselves on just one thing.

Published February 1st by Washington Square Press first published In a sense, Castaneda is a throwback to the 18’th century, when there was a convention of presenting fiction as though it were factual travel writing; think of Swift and Defoe.

Disrupting the Routines of Life.

Journey To Ixtlan

The Teachings of Don Juan 1 – 10 of 12 books. 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.

Just didn’t click with me. I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. 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. This book is published as fact, but many people believe it’s fiction.


You can keep doing everything you do. I would read with a red pen, underlining what was of value, and could be applied, copying out those underlinings into large notebooks. There is ot time for decisions.

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series cqstaneda books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. If he succeeds in his hunting he becomes a man of knowledge.

The journey to Ixtlan is not for the weak. A fabulous book in terms of starting one’s journey. From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars.

With consistency ixtlsn great soul has simply nothing to do. He also finds that psychotropic plantsknowledge of which was a significant part of his apprenticeship to Yaqui shaman don Juan Matus, are not as important in the world view as csataneda had previously thought. It is about ixtlxn alleged apprenticeship to the Yaqui “shaman,” Don Juan. You don’t learn it all obviously but it is enough to whet the appetite and give you reason to seek out more. You feel you don’t need to attach yourself to a guru, because Carlos does it for you.

He learns the gait of power and the tricky art of not-doing. Anyway, this book goes into my all-time favorites list because of how its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Taken just as it is, Journey to Ixtlan is a read of many rewards.

Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok. As the book progresses, we become changed in much the way Carlos does. Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed.