Viaje a Ixtlán has 3 ratings and 0 reviews. Esta, la tercera entrega de la serie en la que Carlos Castaneda describe las enseñanzas de don Juan Matus, es. 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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Terror is about a decision to let go of what one loves, what is familiar, and to make the leap to the ineffable, to the true reality. Upon arriving, I discovered that, not only had I forgotten the list of books, I had no idea how to navigate the nonfiction section. It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had introduced since their initial encounter; not-doing, stopping the world, living as a warrior, and dreaming.
This book has so tremendous value in that regard. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican castneda.
This is an amazing book. Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true.
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Apologies to all the Castaneda fans out there but for my money if you’re into this type of reading I think Paulo Coelho is better. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I remember being a small child. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Is it imperative ivaje read the first two in the trilogy? 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 looking for anthropology about Yaqui indians, Toltec shamans, Mexican brujos, etc. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan.
It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and it is written as a first person account as to what Carlos says he experienced. Castaneda, as the researcher, placed himself at the center of his book, writing it from the point of view castandda his own reactions rather than laying out an ethnography. I am a hunter and a warrior, and you are a pimp. One way to read this is as a Tao-like tome — to catsaneda trying to control the world and to fit in as one among the many.
I looked up at the shelf, and there it was! In carllos books, Juan describes that there are only so many kinds of men, and that Genaro is a man of action.
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 viajje the world view as he had previously thought. Don Juan was either made up by Castaneda, or he was based on a real person whom Castaneda used as a springboard for fictional tales. I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became.
When I caroos 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 author wrote other similar books; for me however, one was enough. If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world. Arturo is currently reading it Aug 13, Return to Book Page. Don Juan is compelling enough, as are the ideas peppered throughout the books, that it doesn’t matter whether he viae ever real or not.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I 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.
The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader, just as don Juan does on Carlos. As Castaneda wrote more books, they became more fantastic, until even his most ardent supporters had to agree he’d left the world of anthropology for some sort of science fiction or fantasy. Castaneda acrlos 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.
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 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.
My favourite of Carlos’ books.
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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 the series.
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 various illnesses. Your trouble is that you have to explain everything to everybody, compulsively, and at the same time you want to keep the fresh newness of what you do. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 carls knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.
For example, a heightened sense of awareness brought on by silence, viwje observation, or exertion, or viewing nature such as sunrise, sunset, thunderstorms or night time in a wilderness setting. 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.
It is as real as the greatest fiction, and it doesn’t lose its hold on the reader even when you know he made most of it up by piecing together all kinds of occult texts in the UCLA library. Other books in the series. Although it appears to be the case that Castaneda, the author, fabricated some of the material appearing in castansda 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.
If you are seeking metaphysical understanding, then reject these works as literal truth – but decide for yourself whether they serve you well as allegory and metaphor.