Journey to Ixtlan. Carlos Castaneda. INTRODUCTION. On Saturday, May 22, , I went to Sonora, Mexico, to see don Juan Matus, a Yaqui. Indian sorcerer . In the first book in this series, Teachings of don Juan, Carlos was led by don Juan into the “crack between worlds” by means of datura (jimson weed), peyote. 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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Recently I found myself feeling forced to download it to Kindle just so I could read a quote at a conference not having the physical copy with me. Yes, Castaneda wrote a lot of books. Yes, most of them are very interesting. Yes, it would be wise to start with his first, The Teachings of Don Juan: Yes, Journey to Ixtlan is probably the single most powerfully moving of all his books–though most of them have beautiful and memorable passages in them.

You can skip the second half of the first book–the part where he tries to put what he says was Don Juan’s teachings into anthropological mumbo-jumbo hoping he could so he said anyhow submit it for university credit. Ignore that part of book one completely. You can also completely skip in my own opinion the book about using various physical poses. Certain questions have gone unanswered, specifically: I’ve seen some compelling arguments to suggest that at least some pieces are a deliberate fiction like a passage about hiking all day in the heat of a Southwest summer day, without ever mentioning phenomenal water requirements or the possibility of death by heat stroke.


There are other things suggesting he really believed at least a part of the experiences he describes whether or not you the reader would literally believe them is an altogether separate issue. The book all about use of certain postures, much like a martial arts or a meditation book, also seems very matter-of-fact like, WHY BOTHER, unless someone actually instructed him in those things and he came to believe himself that they had some importance And yet, despite being a world view unique from other cultures, he portrays some profound and universal truths about the nature of living, and of a life well-lived as opposed to a life stumbled through, that I think virtually anyone who reads this seriously will be deeply moved.

Read it, and be moved.

Let it change your attitude toward life. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As a long term avid reader of Castaneda I find “Journey to Ixtlan” a delightful read. Sometimes I can almost feel as if “Don Juan” was talking to me directly.

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The writing style of ‘Carlos’ draws me in and I feel like i’m there with him. This book casfaneda particular, has within it’s pages the most direct and plainly stated real world applications of “Don Juans” teachings. Anyone can benefit from the lessons herein as I do. Learning to apply his teachings to jjourney own world has helped me deal with difficult situations, and difficult people, and to just be happier in general.

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Read this book with an open mind and discover inner silence for yourself. A fascinating book unlike any other. You can read it for the mysticism or for the skeptics: I’ve found it immensely helpful. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. There’s nothing more exciting than coming to the realization that the world around us is a wonderful and mysterious place and that we are all connected Regardless of the controversies surrounding Castaneda, he writes far, far better than his critics, and he delivers the most penetrating analyses of carlod cognitive experience of the shamans.


Castaneda is a master author and his story holds true to Southwestern U. I’ve read the series and this particular book several times.

I recommend those new to the series start with this book the 3rdthen read the 1st and 2nd books. Then this one again before Tales of Power. The reader is cautioned to not turn Castaneda or Don Juan into some kind of heroes.

They are apart from the average Native person. And while brujos are not evil per se, they certainly can be, and Natives historically sometimes had to “return them to the Earth” if they became too dangerous. Anyway, this is an excellent csrlos and a magical, mystical journey!

Amazing how picking them up again have all new meaning to the journeys that he takes the reader journdy I have read pieces and xitlan a hundred times. If you take out the time, place and names of the protagonists, that is the essence.

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