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In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach La razón es que “Viaje a Ixtlán” no nos ofrece la continuidad de los hechos. Viaje a Ixtlán has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published by FCE, Paperback. Booktopia has Viaje a Ixtlan, Las Lecciones de Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda. Buy a discounted Paperback of Viaje a Ixtlan online from Australia’s leading.

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He weaves the concepts of some modern philosophers into an entertaining tale, filled with ideas to ponder and discuss. I was 16, when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the world as so very alive and kind of magical.

This for me is always a good si This is the first in a series of books which Castaneda wrote after he realized that his prior emphasis on psychotropic drugs was a misleading and “erroneous” means of conveying the lessons he gained from his apprenticeship with don Juan. Apr 18, Juliana rated it really liked it. Yet caxtaneda book’s faux naif style succeeds in making it just as real as it was before Castaneda’s trickery was discovered.

Viaje a Ixtlán: las lecciones de don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you have read them and think they are phony, you may want to consider quieting your mind tonight when you lay down in bed, and try to find your hands in your dreams. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A fabulous book in terms of starting one’s journey. Anyway, this book goes into my all-time favorites list because of how its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it’s a factual work, when it is a fictional one.

Journey to Ixtlan

Ixtln decision is in the realm of the powers that guide men. Want to Read saving…. View all 6 comments. But, the last chapter, the confession of knowing once you make this transformation, there’s no turning back, and one is still human once conquering their “ally” and seeing the other worlds…and one cannot go back to the place they once ixtln home in spite of taking the rest of their life to journey back.

Viaje a Ixtlán

He learns the gait of power and the tricky art of not-doing. My perception of the world through the effects of those psychotropics had been so bizarre and impressive that Ixttlan was forced to assume that such states were the only avenue to communicating and learning what Don Juan was attempting to teach me. Sa is currently reading it Dec 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When I did that, all my regular thoughts casfaneda subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I think we forget those kinds of incidents.


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A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan. He moved to the United Ixhlan in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in While the books may misrepresent the Yaqui Nation and so be castanedaa anthropology, they remain important and worth reading.

My basic assumption in both books has been that the articulation points in learning to be a sorcerer were the states of nonordinary reality produced by the ingestion of psychotropic plants It is about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaqui “shaman,” Don Juan.

But it differs from most occult masterpieces in that Castaneda allows the reader to feel the process of initiation, and the doubts and anxieties it generates, in a moment by moment way.

Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda?

From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. If you are looking for idtlan about Yaqui indians, Toltec shamans, Mexican brujos, etc. Yes, I think the teachings are real.

The book is well-expressed, though the content is difficult to grasp.