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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Refresh and try again. Although it appears to be the case that Castaneda, the author, fabricated some of the material appearing in his accounts, including that of his doctoral dissertation which begins the series, it also appears to be the case that he knows a good deal about altered s This is the third volume of the trilogy including The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality. Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is only time for decisions. 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; ivaje of Swift and Defoe.

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

We become part of it. His antics and personality are so like myself that I cannot help but love the character. Decentering is a necessary stepping stone to get to an alternative state, whatever this might be. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Journey to Ixtlan

Casatneda journey to Ixtlan is not for the weak. A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads cashaneda. Return to Book Page. From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. Of course, like everyone, I inhabit them nightly and remember them under the rubric of dreaming. Adventures of the Metaphor: 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.


This is the Castaneda book that many of my friends say is their favorite.

The basic teachings of how to view the world. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and it is written as a first person account as to what Carlos says he experienced. 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 ixtllan book. He is not much read any more, though all his books remain in print.

One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one viajje.

Well, almost 10 years has it been now, since I read this book. He learns the gait of power and the tricky art of not-doing.

This and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mids 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.

While the books may misrepresent the Yaqui Nation and so be bad 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 Neither we nor they are more or less important.


Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. After years of pursuit, Castaneda decides he is not ready to take this final leap.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

It is also important to lose self-importance. This book is published as fact, but many people believe it’s fiction. Views Read Edit View history.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. In the introduction he writes:.

There are many spiritual guide type of books that just don’t do it for me. This is a tough one for me!

Some read on to A Separate Reality. Carlos learns about being inaccessible. 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. Anyway, this book goes into my all-time favorites list because of how its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult.