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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This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Return to Book Page. Yes, it is that kind of book. Open Preview See a Problem? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of the most creative things about Castenada is his ability to identify “non ordinary reality”, or insinuations of it, in otherwise mundane but overlooked aspects of daily life.

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. One can erase personal history by not revealing what one really does, and by leaving everyone who knows one well. It is also important to lose self-importance. Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.

It can be a s read for some, if taken for what it kxtlan, and not for what it purports to be. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Viaje a Ixtlán

As Castaneda wrote more books, they became more fantastic, castanexa even his most ardent supporters had to agree he’d left the world of anthropology for some sort of science fiction or fantasy. So Castaneda and don Juan were discredited, and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away.

The first three books tell the same story, but Ixtlann gets it right and you miss little of importance from the first two books. Books by Carlos Castaneda.

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

The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which are difficult to understand–at least this was my experience. They were new wave, new age anthropology, and an often dry academic discipline was given new life by this careful, almost childlike transcription of field notes. Phenomenologically, this is certainly the case to many, whether they experience non-ordinary realities through the use of drugs, spiritual exercise or because such things happen to them, either occasionally or regularly.


Ixylan constant interaction with don Juan, along with his fretting about castneda this could not be real, has the effect of making it seem real even when one knows it is not. 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.

Sandra marked it as to-read Dec 25, 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 This is the second book in the series written by Carlos Castaneda. This book moved me. 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.

This is a tough one for me! 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: 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. On the other hand it gave me insight into how some people see alternate realities and how ordinary cause and effect are seen much differently by some people.

He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor. 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.

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Particularly given the primary theme of questioning reality and the “phantoms” that populate it. It is looking for Carlos. Russell nope this is the best of all of them and he includes a lot of necessary background information as he tells the story, but I do often suggest to read …more nope this is the best of all of them and he includes a lot of necessary background information as he tells the story, but I do often suggest to read the first to before, but if your not gonna read all three just read this one less.


El argumento sigue siendo el mismo: An older friend carlks mine recommended it to me. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. This book is published as fact, but many people believe it’s fiction.

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. Jul 05, Eric rated it it was amazing. If you are seeking metaphysical understanding, then reject these works castsneda literal truth – but decide for yourself whether they serve you well as allegory and metaphor. Decentering castnaeda a necessary stepping stone to get to an alternative state, whatever this might be. Taken as allegory, these books may well have value for many readers.

Terror ixtaln to see this world as not real. I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. Castaneda died on April 27, in Carlks Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer. Anyone looking for answers to life’s little mysteries. I read all three, one after the other, while working at the Castanedz Womens’ Athletic Club during the summer between college and seminary.

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