Journey to Ixtlan

Journey to Ixtlan In Journey to Ixtlan Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores as he comes to experience it himself his own final voyage into the teachings of don Jua

  • Title: Journey to Ixtlan
  • Author: Carlos Castaneda
  • ISBN: 9780671732462
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it is like to truly stop the world and perceive reality on his own terms.Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knoIn Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it is like to truly stop the world and perceive reality on his own terms.Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind altering plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda immersed himself in the sorcerer s magical world entirely Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along that these plants are merely a means to understanding the alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one s own.

    134 Comment

    • Lauren says:

      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.I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. I felt and absorbed don Juan's teachings in a very heavy way. I also found myself laughing out loud at various times throughout this book. This for me is always a good si [...]

    • Joe says:

      Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda? The Don Juan series, of which Journey to Ixtlan is the central volume, were initially acclaimed as a breakthrough in anthropological field research. Castaneda, as the researcher, placed himself at the center of his book, writing it from the point of view of his own reactions rather than laying out an ethnography. Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns a [...]

    • رؤیا (Roya) says:

      "یک جنگجو برای کشف اقتدار خود را به خاک می سپارد, نه برای اشک ریختن بر سرنوشت خویش.""سفر به دیگر سو" یکی از اعجاب انگیزترین کتابهایی بود که تا بحال خوانده بودم.تلفیقی از واقعیت و خیال بدون هیچ مرزبندی و قاعده ای در حد تصور انسانی.آنجا که ذهن به ظاهر متوهم به قدرتی ماورایی تبدیل شد [...]

    • Juliana says:

      "When one does not have a person history," he explained, "nothing that one says can be taken for a lie. 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. Well, since you can't be excited after explaining everything you have done, you lie in order to keep going.""From now on," he said," you must simply show people whatever you care to show them, but without ever telling exactly how you've done it [...]

    • Erik Graff says:

      This is the third volume of the trilogy including The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality. I read all three, one after the other, while working at the Chicago Womens' Athletic Club during the summer between college and seminary.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 [...]

    • Ahmad Sharabiani says:

      Journey to xtlan (The Teachings of Don Juan #3), Carlos Castanedaمجموعه ی این دوازده کتاب به توالی تاریخ انتشار به زبان اصلی که همه به فارسی ترجمه شده به قرار زیر است1-The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge (1968)تعلیمات دون خوان (طریقه ی معرفت نزد یاکی ها)۰ 1365 انتشارات فردوس ـ ترجمه ی حسین نیر2 - A Separate Reality: Further Conversation wit [...]

    • Douglas says:

      I have read all of Castenedas books and this is the one you should start with. The first three books tell the same story, but Ixtlan gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. From Tales of Power on, I give the books five stars. To those who say it's fiction, I say so what? The wisdom and knowledge of Don Juan is a priceless gift to all of us warriors on the path of knowledge and the books are page turners of the first order.

    • André says:

      Well, almost 10 years has it been now, since I read this book.There have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books, about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describes.In my opinion I don't care wether the stories are bogus or true.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.I was 16, when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the [...]

    • Tandis Toofanian says:

      شما هر روز با هم بودید، تا آنجا که جز ملال احساسی برای هم نداشتید. اینطور نیست؟

    • Aaron Dennis says:

      Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Some read on to A Separate Reality. As I’ve stated before, Castaneda admits later on that his compulsive obsession on non ordinary reality as produced by hallucinogenic plants was the wrong area to fixate, and in Journey to Ixtlan, he recapitulates on many of the notes previously discarded.It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Juan had int [...]

    • ઈiavasĦ says:

      عرفان سرخپوستی از انواع عرفان های طبیعت گرا یا ابتدایی است. بسیاری از مولفه های ادیان ابتدایی , در این عرفان یافت می شود. این عرفان دارای پیشینه ای قدیمی در حوزه قبایل سرخ پوستی ست.کاستاندا خود را شاگرد مرشدی به نام دون خوان معرفی میکند و حاصل رابطه استاد و شاگردی تعالیمیست که د [...]

    • Sarah says:

      Hm. This is a tough one for me!A friend of mine, someone I've always admired, recently recommended this book along with several others. I wrote them all down and immediately went to look for them at my local library.Upon arriving, I discovered that, not only had I forgotten the list of books, I had no idea how to navigate the nonfiction section. For a minute or so, I wandered aimlessly with nothing but the name "Carlos" in my head. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leav [...]

    • Farzane says:

      بنظرم رفتن به عالم بالا یا ابعاد فراتر بوسیله مواد مخدر یا توهم زا که در این کتاب شدیدا مستقیم بهش اشاره میشه هیچ چیز باارزشی نداره.هی تاکید براینکه انسان چیز خاصی نیستم زیاد قشنگ نیست البته به جز اون قسمت که به کارلوس میگه:به گل بگو معذرت میخوام که تورو میکنم و مطمئن باش که من [...]

    • Mike Spinak says:

      Journey to Ixtlan is presented as though it's a factual work, when it is a fictional one. Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true. 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). If you are looking for anthropology about Yaqui indians, Toltec shamans, Mexican brujos, etc then reject [...]

    • Daniel Stafford says:

      This book moved me. Much rather, I should say, the very last chapter moved me and nearly had me expressing tears. 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: the book was very engaging, and did not seem bogged down with philosophy. Although, I was, as I am sure many readers would be, torn as to how much of this story to believe actually happened. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and [...]

    • Blaine says:

      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 and its follow-up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read them in my mid-20s they helped me forge a new identity as an adult, as a warrior with an awareness of personal power, and taught me lessons for a lifetime that are still with me. If you are open to the teachings in these books, they can truly be powerful and life [...]

    • Eric says:

      This third installment really filled in the gaps of the first two books with Don Juan. I really appreciated the fact that he disregarded his original emphasis on the significance of phsychotropic drugs in the teachings of Don Juan and really focused more on the changing of one's consciousness without using drugs.

    • Sofía says:

      No me gustó y no la terminé. Rayos. No me gusta dejar libros a medias pero al llegar a la mitad y ver que sólo lo leía por inercia y por encargo me sentí muy mal con ese libro. Quizás más adelante lo logre. Por lo pronto, sigo sin creerle a Castañeda su trabajo. Queda en ficción, nada más.

    • Mike Bull says:

      I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. This book is published as fact, but many people believe it's fiction. It was written while the author was an anthropology student UCLA in California in the 1970s. He went to study and ended up on a series of strange journeys with don Juan Matus, a sorcerer or shaman, and the student became his apprentice.The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which [...]

    • Don R Spears says:

      I wanted to like this book and expected to get a lot out of it as my first read by Castaneda, but I found I had to force myself to read it in fits and starts and it took me the better part of a month. Just couldn't buy into the whole shamanistic wind/shadows/night are sentient entities, look to the left and ask death world view. 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 pro [...]

    • Thorne Clark says:

      These books are great. They demonstrate what a little character development can do as a pedagogical tool for making metaphysics accessible and light. Don Juan is compelling enough, as are the ideas peppered throughout the books, that it doesn't matter whether he was ever real or not. (Particularly given the primary theme of questioning reality and the "phantoms" that populate it.) Also, these books are not about peyote or other drugs. One of the most creative things about Castenada is his abilit [...]

    • Aaron Meyer says:

      It is books like this that I really enjoy finding. 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. This is the third book in the series but if you want to know the truth it is the first book that should be read. 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. When he realized all the real information that he had dis [...]

    • Patrick says:

      This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda. I started this book in 1983, I was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction. An older friend of mine recommended it to me. I was travelling to Brooklyn, by bus, one hour each way; so I needed a book to pass the time. 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 [...]

    • Behnam says:

      کتاب جالبیه، و حرف هایی می زنه که از جنس دنیای من نیست، شاید هنوز امادگی عرفان سرخپوستی رو ندارم. در هرحال، چیزی که نوشته،‌ در خوشبینانه ترین حالت اگر واقعی باشه، چیزی‌نیست که بتونی تجربه اش رو با خوندن به دست بیاری

    • Sam Rosenthal says:

      This is the Castaneda book that many of my friends say is their favorite. So if you are only planning on reading one, pick this one. You don't need to read the first book, for IXTLAN to make sense.

    • Guillermo Gonca says:

      Este libro constituye el tercer volumen de la serie "Las enseñanzas de Don Juan", sin embargo, puede leerse de manera independiente a los dos anteriores. Si un lector primerizo tuviera la intención de consultar un sólo libro de los cuatro que conforman la "saga", bien podría ser éste. La razón es que "Viaje a Ixtlán" no nos ofrece la continuidad de los hechos narrados en el tomo anterior, sino que retrocede en el tiempo, al punto mismo en que inicia la historia. A pesar de ello, el libro [...]

    • Bradley says:

      Fascinating material. Decent read. =)

    • IonaStewart says:

      I find all of Castaneda’s books unique, fascinating and engrossing, and this one is no exception,We are told about how Carlos met Juan Matus in a bus station in Arizona, and that this was the start of a ten-year apprenticeship.Carlos first learns about the importance of erasing one’s personal history since this makes us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people. One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well. A fog wi [...]

    • Bob Nichols says:

      It’s a strange book and I can’t say I understand its meaning. One way to read this is as a Tao-like tome – to stop trying to control the world and to fit in as one among the many. Thus “plants and ourselves are evenNeither we nor they are more or less important.” The author-narrator (Castaneda) is frequently chided by Don Juan for his thinking, for his intellectualism, for his attempt to “understand.” On this different perspective, Castaneda thought himself as superior to an Indian [...]

    • Cara says:

      I read this book because it had a big influence on my dad. There were a lot of parts that made a big impression on me, particularly the idea that your death is always just over your left shoulder, available to give you perspective. p. 34 "'The thing to do when you're impatient,' he proceeded, 'is to turn to your left and ask advice from your death. An immense amount of pettiness is dropped if your death makes a gesture to you, or if you catch a glimpse of it, or if you just have the feeling that [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *