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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In Journey to Ixtlan Castaneda essentially reevaluates the teachings up to that point. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well.

Journey to Ixtlan

The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke in public about his work, have been controversial for many years. No trivia or quizzes yet. The basic teachings of how to view the world. We become part of it.

Open Preview See a Problem? There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico.

But, the last chapter, the confession of knowing once you make this transformation, there’s no turning back, and one is still human once conquering their “ally” and seeing the other worlds…and one cannot go back to the place they once called home in spite of taking the rest of their life to journey back.

You can keep doing everything you do. You feel you don’t need to attach yourself to a guru, because Carlos does it for you. It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer’s apprentice. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan.


It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had intro Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. That decision is in the realm of the powers that guide men.

In my opinion I don’t care wether the stories are bogus or true. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. This is a tough one for me! Well…that is what stopping the world entails; shutting off our constant description of the world as reiterated by all those around us for just long enough to focus on nothing at all…or to focus ourselves on just one thing.

If so, some people who want to gain confidence in themselves might find the alternate perspectives in this book thought provoking. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until 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?

Castaneda describes his journey as an average guy through different spiritual rituals and experiences, as he is taught by Don Juan about the shamanistic view of life. It’s almost impossible not to be infused with his sense of awe and wonder at what don Juan is teaching him, and the sorcerer he is changing into.

Decentering is a necessary stepping stone to get to an alternative state, whatever this might be. Carlos cannot break away from don Juan, no matter how irrational, even crazy, he voaje, and neither can we.


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A friend of mine, someone I’ve always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. The first three books tell the same story, but Ixtlan gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok.

Ever wondered if the Wind itself could be an animated thing roaming around the world,interacting and playing with those who percieve him?

I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. This is my first book of the Don Juan series of philosophy and shaman ways, but I am told it is the most accessible, which I would agree with so far: In his later years, Carlos Castaneda became the leader of his own cult, something of a Jim Jones figure, a man who apparently induced several women to kill themselves just after Carlos himself died.

We are all so very different and unique that nothing is truly the same for any us.

Viaje a Ixtlán by Carlos Castaneda

Paperbackpages. On the other hand it gave me insight carlks how some people see alternate realities and how ordinary cause and effect are seen much differently by some people. When I came to Carlos, my trusty pen worked overtime.

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