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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Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns a Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda? It is looking for Carlos. A pesar de ello, el libro no redunda en lo ya visto, sino que narra nuevas lecciones que datan entre y This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control.

What baffles me the most is that skeptics-and I was one-fixate on the impossibility of the story without so much as trying any of the prescribed techniques.

Journey to Ixtlan

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. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. Apologies to all the Castaneda fans out there but for my money if you’re into this type of reading I think Paulo Coelho is better.

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 s This is the third volume of the trilogy including The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality. Views Read Edit View history.

Nov 25, Mike Spinak ictlan it liked it. This author wrote other similar books; for me however, one was enough. So Castaneda and don Juan were discredited, and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away. Refresh and try again. 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.


I was 16, when I read the book and I tl the way Don Juan perceives the world as so very alive and kind of magical. Much rather, I should say, the very last chapter moved me and nearly had me expressing tears. Goodreads helps you keep track of books joufney want uourney read. One of the most creative things about Castenada is his abilit These books are great.

When I did that, all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, ixxtlan I think we forget those kinds of incidents.

A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. One of journdy most creative things about Castenada is his ability to identify “non ordinary reality”, or insinuations of it, in otherwise mundane but overlooked aspects of daily life.

It’s almost impossible not to be infused with his sense of awe and wonder at what don Juan is teaching him, and the sorcerer he is changing into. We are all so very different and unique that nothing is truly the same for any us. Terror is about a decision to let go of what one loves, what is familiar, and to make the leap to the ineffable, to the true reality.

Although, I was, as I am sure many readers would be, torn as to how much of this story to believe actually happened. Jun ixtkan, Don R Spears rated it it was ok.

But Carlos responded to this suggestion, “What if the fright injures him? Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times. No trivia or quizzes yet.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Taken just as it is, Journey to Ixtlan is a read cqstaneda many rewards. Carlos learns about being inaccessible. As the book progresses, we become changed in much the way Carlos does. The Mood of a Warrior. Quotes from Journey to Ixtlan.


I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. For a minute or so, I wandered aimlessly with nothing but jourhey name “Carlos” in my head.

From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. But it differs from most occult masterpieces in that Castaneda allows the reader to feel castanedx process of initiation, and the doubts and anxieties it generates, in a moment by moment way.

Trivia About Journey to Ixtlan. View all 6 comments. Becoming Accessible to Power. We become part of it. Chances are they have been pinned on that specimen board of life by their friends and they have been become emptied of life in the process, up until now. And, I ixtoan see why my friend recommended it to me.

The Don Juan series, of which Journey to Ixtlan is the central volume, were initially acclaimed as a breakthrough in anthropological field research. There is only time for decisions. Joureny, there’s a lot of fantastic magic that takes place in front of this eye-witness.

The very existence of the science of doyletics owes something to don Juan and his student, creator, biographer, fictionalizer choose one Carlos Castaneda.

Carlos Castaneda’s Journey to Ixtlan

This book is published as fact, but many people believe it’s fiction. One of the final books in the series Don Juans lessons have rubbed of on the perceptions and thoughts of Castenda and he relates her his vision and understanding of the alternate reality. 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 he had previously thought.

If so, some people who want to gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. Return to Book Page.