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

His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. I think we all want to believe that ancient primitive cultures have a deep “knowing” that we’ve all forgotten in our “civilized ways,” and tapping into that can be 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.

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.

I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leav Hm. 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.

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Born in in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of casatneda books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. View all 3 comments. Phelps’ voice, they will self-destruct in five minutes. It is books like this that I really enjoy finding.

And I assure you that no one will ever know for sure. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico.

Journey to Ixtlan

If you are open to the teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and l Ok, I’m a boomer and I went through my own period of reading and living with Carlos Castaneda, caetaneda teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism. It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had introduced since their initial encounter; not-doing, stopping the world, living as a warrior, and dreaming.

By the end, the apprentice begins to get an idea of what don Juan means by power, and how one can become a warrior in the Yaqui sense.

Apr 18, Juliana rated it really liked it. His antics and personality are so like myself that I cannot help but love the character. Adventures of the Metaphor: It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and it is written as a first person account as to what Carlos says he experienced.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor. RoutledgeCurzon,xlv-xlvi.


I remember being a small child.

A fabulous book in terms of starting one’s journey. Carlos admits that he doesn’t for sure, but that don Juan knows for sure and “that is what counts. Terror is to see this world as not real. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. But, it’s up to us, the reader, to make it our own, otherwise the value is meaningless. As all journeys into understanding, this is a treacherous one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

That was heartbreaking to me, and, it would seem, heartbreaking to Carlos as well.

My favourite of Carlos’ books. On the other hand, if you have no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with your acts. 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. Casttaneda see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.