Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda


Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan

Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda S 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 o. Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaui 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 discardedIt 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 dreamingWhat baffles me the most is that skeptics and I was one fixate on the impossibility of the story without so much as trying any of the prescribed techniuesI remember being a small child When I went to my grandparents house I used to spend countless hours just lying on the couch staring at the popcorn ceiling After a while the ceiling appeared to invert and the little pieces of stucco or whatever seemed to be holes rather than protuberances When I did that all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoeverthat was my not doing and I think we forget those kinds of incidents Further we obsess over the information that we only use some 10% of our brains and ask ourselves what can we accomplish if we focus the totality of ourselves on only one thought Wellthat 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 allor to focus ourselves on just one thingYes I think the teachings are real No I don t think they apply to all of us in particular We are all so very different and uniue that nothing is truly the same for any us If you have not read any of these books you may want to consider doing so If you have read them and think they are phony you may want to consider uieting your mind tonight when you lay down in bed and try to find your hands in your dreams You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplishHere s another on of those little exchanges that pleases me to no end What s the use of having beautifully polished crystals if you never find the spirit giver of power he said On the other hand if you don t have the crystals but do find the spirit you may put anything in his way to be touched You could put your dicks in the way if you can t find anything else The whole story is replete with power emotion revelations and touched lightly with such grace and humor that it is just so pleasant to read over and over again I also like Juan s counterpart Genaro His antics and personality are so like myself that I cannot help but love the character In later books Juan describes that there are only so many kinds of men and that Genaro is a man of action This doesn t mean much to those who have not read any of the books and it doesn t mean much to those who only give the stories a cursory read but I promise you if you find your path with heart you will see plainly that it doesn t matter how much of the story is real the people s names the area in uestion both of which Carlos admits were made up in an effort to follow Juan s instructions the point is that many of us are plain dormant You can keep doing everything you do Maybe you re happy maybe you re not but why not try something new and see if the universe can t show you something unknownThis is an amazing book and part of an amazing series Believe it or don t either way it is a fantastic read

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Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda Rld” and perceive reality on his own termsOriginally drawn to Yaui 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 year. 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 goingFrom 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 You see he went on we only have two alternatives we either take everything for sure and real or we don t If we follow the first we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world If we follow the second and erase personal history we create a fog around us a very exciting and mysterious state in which nobody knows where the rabbit will pop out not even ourselves p34 35Death is the only wise adviser that we haveThe thing to do when you re impatient is to turn to your left and ask advice of your death p55He said the only thing that counted was action acting instead of talking p61When a man decides to do something he must go all the way but he must take responsibility for what he does No matter what he does he must first know why he is doing it and then must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them p61

Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review

Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda 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 wo. 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 away from psychedelic plants and follows Don Juan as his apprentice He plays the role of the naive sometimes dense and blundering student which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor By the end the apprentice begins to get an idea of what don Juan means by power and how one can become a warrior in the Yaui sense The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader just as don Juan does on Carlos Carlos cannot break away from don Juan no matter how irrational even crazy he seems and neither can we As the book progresses we become changed in much the way Carlos does 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 Journey to Ixtlan feels so real and we get so involved with Carlos struggle to learn a separate reality that we become in some sense believers in his alternative universe We become part of it The don Juan books were runaway best sellers in the 70 s 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 The only problem with all this is that the books turned out to be fraudulent 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 Either way this was not anthropology It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer s apprentice As Castaneda wrote books they became 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 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 So Castaneda and don Juan were discredited and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away He is not much read any though all his books remain in print Yet he is scorned by the very academics who once lionized him as revitalizing their professionIt s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan Yet the book s faux naif style succeeds in making it just as real as it was before Castaneda s trickery was discovered In a sense Castaneda is a throwback to the 18 th century when there was a convention of presenting fiction as though it were factual travel writing think of Swift and Defoe Castaneda s constant interaction with don Juan along with his fretting about how this could not be real has the effect of making it seem real even when one knows it is not 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 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 You feel you don t need to attach yourself to a guru because Carlos does it for you Whatever genre Journey to Ixtlan fits into or if it fits into none at all it s a life changing read Now that all the controversy is over and the people who pursue that sort of thing have gone on to other interests it s possible to sit back and read the don Juan books purely for the enjoyment of their ideas their unexpected lyricism their emotional wallop Taken just as it is Journey to Ixtlan is a read of many rewards

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  • Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan
  • Carlos Castañeda
  • English
  • 06 March 2020
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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda Journey to Ixtlan The Teachings of Don Juan #3 Carlos CastanedaJourney to Ixtlan is the third book by Carlos Castaneda published as a work of non fiction by Simon Schuster in 1972 It is about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaui shaman Don JuanThe title of this book is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his

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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan 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 i

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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda 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 wit

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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review 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 seminaryAlthough i

  5. says: Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review

    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda When one does not have a person history he explained nothing that one says can be taken for a lie Your trouble is

  6. says: Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review

    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda 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

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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda 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 ri

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    Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Summary Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan Well almost 10 years has it been now since I read this bookThere have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describesIn my opinion I don't care wether the stories are bogus or trueCastaneda 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 lifeI was 16 when I

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    Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Carlos Castañeda Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaui Way of Knowledge Some read on to A Separate Reality As I’ve stated before Castane

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    Carlos Castañeda ☆ 9 review Free (Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan) BY Carlos Castañeda Hm This is a tough one for meA 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 libraryUpon 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

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