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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Please try again later. Just didn’t click with me. It is about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaqui “shaman,” Don Juan.

What is interesting about Castaneda, however, is that, for him, it is not so much a drug-disordered state of mind creating hallucinations as an entry into other worlds.

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Journey To Ixtlan

Also, these books are not about peyote or other drugs. There are many spiritual guide type of books that just don’t do it for me. Nonetheless, there’s a lot of charm to Journey, in terms of what he writes about. This third installment really filled in the gaps of the first two books with Don Juan. You can also completely castanneda in my own opinion the book about using various physical poses.

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Carlos cannot break away from don Juan, no matter how irrational, even crazy, he seems, and neither can we. Yes, I think the teachings are real.


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 profound experience. I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. Although, I was, as I am sure many readers would be, torn as to how much of this story to believe actually happened.

Nov 25, Mike Spinak rated it liked it. This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control. Castaneda describes his journey as an average guy through different spiritual rituals and experiences, as castaneea is taught by Don Juan about the shamanistic view of life. Believe it or don’t, either way, it is a fantastic read.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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.

Must redeem within 90 days. Remarkable — Los Angeles Times. Although it appears itxlan 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 started this book inI was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction.

They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read it, and be moved. A friend of mine, someone Ixtla always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others.


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Anyone looking for answers to life’s little mysteries. 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 cqstaneda and living with Carlos Castaneda, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism. These are but a few of the topics that Don Juan teaches Carlos about. Castaneda starts off with a carloss view, as a skeptic and later is blown away by what happens to him, which then becomes his life long pursuits.

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Schein Limited preview – The book can be a good passageway to realize that the world is more than our rationalistic eyes are used to conceive. Throughout the book Castaneda portrays himself as skeptical and reserved in his explanations of the phenomena at hand, but by the end of the book Castaneda’s rationalist worldview is seen to be breaking down in the face of an onslaught of experiences that he is unable to explain logically.

You can’t change that. The basic teachings of how to view the world. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk.