Viaje a Ixtlán has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published by FCE, Paperback. Journey to Ixtlan is the third book by Carlos Castaneda, published as a work of non-fiction by Simon & Schuster in It is about an alleged apprenticeship to . : Viaje A Ixtlan () by Carlos Castaneda and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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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, ” A fabulous book in terms of starting one’s journey. This is the third book in the series but if you want to know the truth it is the first book that viaaje be read.

I think we all want to believe that ancient primitive cultures have a deep “knowing” that we’ve all forgotten in our “civilized ways,” and tapping into that can be a profound experience.

My basic assumption caastaeda 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 Castaneda describes his journey as an average guy through different spiritual rituals and experiences, as he is taught by Don Juan about the viajee view of life.

It can be a worthwhile read for some, if taken for what it is, and not for what it purports to be. 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.

Preview — Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda. In my opinion I don’t care wether the stories are bogus or true. 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.


Llasmin Y added it Jul 26, We are castaeds so very different and unique that nothing is truly the same for any us. I have read all of Castenedas books and this is the one you should start with.

Books by Carlos Castaneda.

He also finds that psychotropic plantsknowledge of which was a significant part of his apprenticeship to Yaqui shaman don Juan Matus, are not as important in the world view as he had previously thought. Retrieved from ” https: I castaedz have experienced “other worlds” on a number of occasions.

There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describes. Ok, I’m a boomer and I went through my ixtlam period of reading and living with Carlos Castaneda, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism.

In the book don Juan takes Carlos on these various degrees of apprenticeship viae, in 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. This book has so tremendous value in that regard.

Journey to Ixtlan

If you are open to the teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and l Ok, I’m a boomer and I went through my own period casateda reading and living with Carlos Castaneda, his teacher Don Juan, and their world of indigenous Mexican shamanism.

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 states of consciousness. The wisdom and knowledge of Don Juan is a priceless gift to all of us warriors on the path of castweda and the books are page turners of the first order.


The previous two were more concerned with hallucinogenic plants and his experiences with them which he thought was the right track for him to write on.

This and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mids I also refuse to call this “nonfiction”. The line-per-line prose writing style of this books is of poor quality. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

But it differs from most occult masterpieces in that Castaneda caetaeda the reader to feel the process of initiation, and the doubts and anxieties it generates, in a moment by moment way. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. Journey to Ixtlan feels so real, and we get so involved with Carlos’ struggle to learn a separate reality, that we become in some sense believers in his alternative universe.

They demonstrate what a little character development can do as a pedagogical tool for making metaphysics accessible and light.

However…well, there’s a lot of fantastic magic that takes place in front of this eye-witness. Books by Carlos Castaneda. Jul 01, Lauren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sa is currently reading it Dec 10, I’ve classed this volume as psychology ixtlzn 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.