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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

Journdy can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone castsneda knows one well. In spite of all of that, I feel as though I picked up a lot from reading it, and I felt as though much of what Castanefa go through in my own life has only been confirmed by Don Juan’s teachings to Carlos. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.

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.

I wrote them all down and immediately went to look for them at my local library. Selected pages Title Page. Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed.

But Carlos responded to this suggestion, “What if the fright injures him? This is the third book in the series but if you want to know the truth it is the first book that should be read.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer’s apprentice. Preview — Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda. So if you are only planning on reading one, pick this one. If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world.


He has a conversation with a coyote who speaks both English and Spanish! 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.

Whatever genre Journey to Ixtlan fits into, or if it fits into none at all, it’s a life changing read.

Carlos Castaneda’s Journey to Ixtlan

A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. 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.

The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which are difficult to understand–at least this was my experience. The title of this book is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his “benefactor” who is known to Carlos as Don Genaro Genaro Floresa close friend of his teacher don Juan Matus. 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.

Journey to Ixtlan

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.

A fog will thus be built up around oneself. But it differs from most occult masterpieces in that Castaneda allows the reader to feel the process of initiation, and the doubts and anxieties it generates, in a moment by moment oxtlan. Jul 05, Eric rated it it was amazing.

His works helped define the ‘s and usher in the New Age movement. And, I can see why my friend castanwda it to me. From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. 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 ccastaneda behavior, the derelict would jump out of a hiding place and “spank the living daylights out of him.


Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. What injures the spirit is having someone always on your back, beating you, telling you what to do and what not to 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 myself have experienced “other worlds” on a number of occasions. An older friend of mine recommended it to me.

This book has so tremendous value in that regard. Carlos admits that he doesn’t for sure, but that don Juan knows for sure and “that is what counts. A Warriors Last Stand.

Don Juan was either made up by Castaneda, or he was based on a ixtan person whom Castaneda used as a springboard for fictional tales. Carlos learns about being inaccessible. I first encountered the virtue of inconsistency in the words of my first tutor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who came to my bedside in the North Stadium dormitory at LSU in the fall ofand has never really left my side since. It is classified jkurney a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me.

These books are great. They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices.

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. Sep 22, Sarah marked it as unfinished.