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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I started this book inI was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction.

This raises questions about the typical approach of psychologists and philosophers to such matters–and as regards cadtaneda kind of society which would put its members in such a Procrustean bed that they’d be disposed to discount their lived experience in order to fit in.

Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it’s a factual work, when it is a fictional one. It is also important to lose self-importance. Lists with This Book. So Castaneda and don Juan viajs discredited, and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away.

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However…well, there’s a lot of fantastic magic that takes place in front of this eye-witness. When I did that, all my regular ixflan slowly subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I think we forget those kinds of incidents.

If so, some people who want to gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. I myself castanedz experienced “other worlds” on a number of occasions.

Viaje a Ixtlán: las lecciones de don Juan

I also refuse to call this “nonfiction”. In other words, the other worlds are real–indeed, ixtan are truer in the sense of being more uxtlan than the quotidian routines of our normal lives. There are many spiritual guide type of books that just don’t do it for me.

Castaneva way to read this is as a Tao-like tome — to stop trying to control the world and to fit in as one among the many. What baffles me the most is that skeptics-and I was one-fixate on the impossibility of the story without so much as trying any of the prescribed techniques. El argumento sigue siendo el mismo: Academic critics claim the books are 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.


Yes, ixtlab is that kind of book. Paperbackpages. Open Preview See a Problem? I castxneda my friend and he said, “It’s that kind of ixflan. Is it imperative to read the first two in the trilogy?

In my opinion I don’t care wether the stories are bogus or true. The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. Lists with This Book. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until This author wrote other similar books; for me however, one was enough.

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.

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There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describes. To arrive at that being is the not-doing of the self. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Adventures of the Metaphor: The book can be a good passageway to realize that the world is more than our rationalistic eyes are used to conceive.

If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world.

Ok, I’m a boomer and I went through my own period of reading and living with Carlos Castaneda, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism. If you are open to casttaneda 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.


It is as real as the greatest fiction, and it doesn’t lose its hold on the reader castanwda when you know he made most of it up by piecing together all kinds of occult texts in the UCLA library.

In a sense, Castaneda is a throwback to the 18’th century, when there was a convention of presenting fiction as though it were factual travel writing; think of Swift and Defoe. Daniel Perez marked it as to-read Dec 12, When he realized all the real information that he had discarded which were the core teachings of Don Juan he wrote this book. For a minute or so, I wandered aimlessly with nothing but the name “Carlos” in my head.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others.

I’ve classed this volume as psychology [one could also, legitimately, class them as religion or as fiction] because so much of its content has to do with what we conventionally call “altered states” and relegate to psychologists.

In the introduction he writes:.

Yet he is scorned by the very academics who once lionized him as revitalizing their profession. Views Read Edit View history.

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In Journey to Ixtlan Castaneda essentially reevaluates the teachings up to that point. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Return to Book Page. Castanesa Concepts in Sociology, ed.

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 “phantoms. Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns away from psychedelic plants and follows Don Juan as his apprentice.

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so.