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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This dialogue goes on for several pages 32 through 36 and every sentence ixtla a treasure to anyone who feels stultified in their life. They’re not the most sophisticated works on various philosophical concepts, but they’re an entertaining overview for novices.

Quotes from Journey to Ixtlan. 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.

Must redeem within 90 days. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me. You can’t change that. But Carlos responded to this suggestion, “What if the fright injures him? 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?

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages.

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Lists with This Book. His works helped define the ‘s and usher in the New Age movement.

But I digress with a purpose. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After years of pursuit, Castaneda decides he is not ready to take this final leap. Popular passages Page v – For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time.


While the books may misrepresent the Yaqui Nation and so be bad anthropology, they remain important and worth reading. Upon arriving, I discovered that, not only had I forgotten the castanedw of books, I had no idea how to navigate the nonfiction section.

His works helped define the ‘s and usher in the New Age movement. The Yaqui unlike other indigenous people, do not, according to the newspaper have much occult tradition. Just didn’t click with me. 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.

Journey to Ixtlan

I strongly recommend that you read this mind-expanding book! So this subject comes up between don Juan and Carlos and the first time the conversation ended with don Juan telling Carlos that “to ask questions about one’s past is a bunch of crap.

Naturally Carlos was reluctant jorney believe that reality as he understood it could be simply a description that he introjected as a child. 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.

Jul 17, Aaron Dennis rated it it was amazing. Years of campfire tales about extraordinary experiences have led me to begin to intentionally ask people about such castanexa and I’ve found it remarkable how ordinary non-ordinary states are. I started this book inI was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction.


Death Is an Adviser. This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda. I also found czstaneda laughing out loud at various times throughout this book. One of the most creative things about Castenada is his abilit These books are great.

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, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism. This third installment really filled in the gaps of the first two books with Don Juan. Carlos cannot break away from don Juan, no matter how irrational, even crazy, he seems, and neither can we.

This is an amazing book.

Journey To Ixtlan

ixrlan Las misteriosas lecciones resultantes son aplicadas de un modo tan poco convencional que provocan la curiosidad inmediata el lector Remarkable — Los Angeles Times. 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 ixtlsn consciousness.

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 I go through in my own life has only been confirmed by Don Juan’s teachings to Carlos.