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. 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 Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it.

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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 cralos I wanted to like this book and expected to get a lot out journy 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He discusses information that was apparently cadtaneda from the first two books regarding stopping the world which previously he had only regarded as a metaphor. If we follow the second and erase personal history, we create a fog around us, a very exciting and mysterious state in which nobody knows where the rabbit will pop out, not even ourselves. You feel you don’t need to attach yourself to a guru, because Carlos does it for you.

He went to study and ended up on a series of strange journeys with don Juan Matus, a sorcerer or shaman, and the student became castansda apprentice. Yes, most of them are very interesting.

Carlos Castaneda’s Journey to Ixtlan

It is also important to lose self-importance. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Share your thoughts with other customers. Please try again later. Read it, and be moved. In my opinion I don’t care wether the stories are bogus or true. Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic carlo dreams.


You don’t learn it all obviously but it is enough to whet the appetite and give you reason to seek out more. Itself timeless, Journey to IXtlan is one of the important statements of our time. 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.

The Teachings of Don Juan 1 – 10 of 12 books. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. Just like a pie from a circle: I wrote them all down and immediately went to look for them at my local library. After the work of “stopping”, his changed perspective leaves him little in common with ordinary people, who now seem no more substantial to him than cashaneda.

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. But it differs from most occult masterpieces in journet Castaneda allows the reader to feel the process of initiation, and the doubts and anxieties it generates, in a moment by moment way. It is classified castanexa a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me. When he realized all the real jkurney that he had discarded which were the core teachings of Don Juan he wrote this book.

Remarkable — Los Angeles Times. Sometimes I can almost feel as if “Don Juan” was talking to me directly. View all 6 comments. As Castaneda wrote more yo, they became more fantastic, until even his most ardent supporters had to agree he’d left the world of anthropology for some sort of science fiction or fantasy. The journey to Ixtlan is not for the weak. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

In the introduction he writes:. 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 Go teachings to Carlos. From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars.


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. This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda.

Journey To Ixtlan

Some read on to A Separate Reality. Books by Carlos Castaneda. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Of course, like everyone, I inhabit them nightly and remember them under the rubric of dreaming. Don Juan is compelling enough, as are the ideas peppered throughout the books, that it doesn’t matter whether he was ever real or not.

I have read all of Castenedas books and this is the one you should start with. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leave. Read more Read less. When I did that, all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I think we forget those kinds of incidents.

Well…that is what stopping the world entails; shutting off our constant description of the world as reiterated czrlos all those around us for just long enough to focus on nothing at all…or to focus ourselves on just one thing.

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 is presented as though it’s a factual work, when it is a fictional one.