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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Particularly given the primary theme of questioning reality and the “phantoms” that populate it. En ese sentido, el lector ya sabe a lo que se atiene. One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well. I was travelling to Brooklyn, by bus, one casyaneda each way; so I needed a book to pass the time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now that all the controversy is over and the people who pursue that sort of thing have gone on to other interests, it’s possible to sit back and read the don Juan books purely for the enjoyment of their ideas, their unexpected lyricism, their emotional wallop.

Istlan he succeeds in his hunting he becomes a ixt,an of knowledge.

Return to Book Page. I remember being a small child. This raises questions about the typical approach of psychologists and philosophers to such matters–and as regards the 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. Beyond that, the usual psychedelic experience–and I’ve had scores–at least suggests these other worlds, worlds like those described by Castaneda, although one is not entirely thrust into them and out of this one.


The basic teachings of how to view the world. Castaneda was a graduate student studying Anthropology and was doing his thesis on Mexican Shaman and their use of regional plants and herbs to induce psychotropic effects in an attempt to cure people of va This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda.

His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns a Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda?

Viaje a Ixtlan : Las Lecciones de Don Juan

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. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism.

This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control. If you plan on reading these books, start with the Yaqui Way of Life, which is the first book and be prepared to be engrossed in Don Juan’s teachings. We become part of it. A hunter should know the routines of his prey and, most importantly, have no routines oneself. In the book don Juan takes Carlos on these various degrees of apprenticeshipin response to what he believes are signals from the phenomenological world, “The decision as to who can be a warrior and who can only be a hunter is not up to us.


Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda? This book has so tremendous value in that regard. Apr 18, Juliana rated it really liked it. I was 16, when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the Well, almost 10 years has it been now, since I read this book. Jul 23, Douglas rated it it was amazing. Apr 30, Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing.

Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Just didn’t click with me. This is an amazing book vizje part of an amazing series. Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true.

It is books like this that I really enjoy finding. Want to Read saving…. View all 6 comments. Published February 1st by Washington Square Press first published ixtpan Sep 22, Sarah ixrlan it as unfinished.

Refresh and try again. It can be a worthwhile read for some, if taken for what it is, and not for what it purports to be. The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which are difficult to understand–at least this was my experience.

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Whatever genre Journey to Ixtlqn fits into, or if it fits into none at all, it’s a life changing read. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.