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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So Castaneda and don Juan calos discredited, and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away. No trivia or quizzes yet. A hunter should know viae routines of his prey and, most importantly, have no routines oneself. I looked up at the csrlos, and there it was!

Particularly given the primary theme of questioning reality and the “phantoms” that populate it. The previous two were more concerned with hallucinogenic plants and his experiences with them which he thought was the right track castaneca him to write on. So if you are only planning on reading one, pick this one. To those who say it’s fiction, I say so what?

Open Preview See a Problem? It seems to me that all the ideas in that book have been articulated a million times before, although in more individualized, artistic and passionate language. I was 16, when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the world as so very alive and kind of magical. Sep 22, Sarah marked it as unfinished. Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed.

I read all three, one after the other, while working at the Chicago Womens’ Athletic Club during the summer between college and seminary. There was no public service, Castaneda was cremated and the ashes were sent to Mexico. A fog will thus be built up around oneself.


Viaje a Ixtlán by Carlos Castaneda

Supporters claim the castanedaa are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. The line-per-line prose writing style of this books is of poor quality. It is books like this that I really enjoy finding. Carlos cannot break away from don Juan, no matter how irrational, even crazy, he seems, and neither can we.

Viaje a Ixtlán

I was travelling to Brooklyn, by bus, one hour each way; so I needed a book to pass the time. It’s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan.

In other words, the other worlds are real–indeed, they are truer in the sense of being more meaningful than the quotidian routines of our normal lives. Jul 01, Lauren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Return to Book Page.

Journey to Ixtlan

If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. Throughout the book Castaneda portrays himself as skeptical and reserved in his explanations of the phenomena at hand, but by the end of the book Castaneda’s rationalist worldview is seen to be breaking down in the aa of an onslaught of experiences that he is unable to explain logically.

After a while, the ceiling appeared to invert and the little pieces of stucco, or whatever, seemed to be castanwda rather than protuberances. 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.


He weaves the concepts of some modern philosophers into an entertaining tale, filled with ideas to ponder and discuss. Adventures of the Metaphor: 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.

But, it’s up to us, the reader, to make it our own, otherwise the value is meaningless. 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.

Anyone looking for answers to life’s little mysteries. 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.

He moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in You can keep doing everything you do. After years of pursuit, Castaneda decides he is not ready to take this final leap.