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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From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control. Books by Carlos Castaneda.

Viaje a Ixtlan : Las Lecciones de Don Juan

That world, Castaneda and his world, are phantoms. Jul 01, Lauren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Academic critics claim the books viaej works of fiction, citing the books’ internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda’s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

If so, some people who want to gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and ixxtlan experiences Castaneda describes.

Journey to Ixtlan

Nonetheless, there’s a lot of charm to Journey, in terms of what he writes about. 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.

The title of this book is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his “benefactor” who is known to Carlos as Don Genaro Genaro Floresa close friend of his teacher don Juan Matus. If you are open to the teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and life-changing and, living far away from home as I was in my mids in Finland, I was captivated by Don Juan’s teachings since, as a youth, I had traveled a lot with my family in Mexico and the American Southwest so I could visualize from Finland the landscapes and culture they were part of.


The book shows a progression between different states of learning, from hunterto warriorto man of knowledge or sorcererthe difference said to be one of skill level and the type of thing hunted, ” View all 3 comments.

He discusses information that was apparently missing from the first two books regarding stopping the world which previously he had only regarded as a metaphor.

I viiaje my friend and he said, “It’s that kind of book. Casstaneda am not sure why I held off reading Castaneda’s works for so long, perhaps I just wasn’t at a place to enjoy them, who knows.

Daniel Perez marked it as to-read Dec 12, Yes, it is that kind of book. Ever wondered if the Wind itself could be an animated thing roaming around the world,interacting and playing with those who percieve him? This is a tough one for me! This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

He is not much read castabeda more, though all his books remain in print. In his later years, Carlos Castaneda became the leader of his own cult, something of a Jim Jones figure, a man who apparently induced several women to kill themselves just after Carlos himself died.

In other words, the other worlds are real–indeed, they are truer in the sense of being more meaningful than the quotidian routines of our normal lives. It is about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaqui “shaman,” Don Juan. These books are great.

Castaneda died on April 27, in Los Angeles casttaneda to complications from hepatocellular cancer. I really appreciated the fact that he disregarded his original emphasis on the significance of phsychotropic drugs in the teachings of Don Juan and really focused more on the changing of one’s consciousness without using drugs. It seems to me that all the ideas castqneda that book have been articulated a million times before, although in more individualized, artistic and passionate language.


If the book, indeed all his books, are read from the perspective of evaluating castanedz wisdom value, which is independent of whether the origins are fictional or caetaneda, then much is gained.

Yet the book’s faux naif style succeeds in making it just as real as it was before Castaneda’s trickery was discovered. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leav Hm.

That dishonesty, and the consequent inaccuracies added to the body of anthropological work, and to the subject of metaphysics, has to be considered when reviewing Journey to Ixtlan or Castaenda’s other works in viajd series. 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.

This is vije first book of the Don Juan series of philosophy and shaman ways, but I am told it is the most accessible, which I would agree with so far: The drug bent to me seems just a way to lend his descriptions some plausibility for the reader until the reader gets far enough along to consider that altered states may indeed be achievable — even unavoidable — when stone cold sober.

Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness.

It is also important to lose self-importance.