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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It is looking for Carlos. Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books’ internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda’s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence. An older friend of mine recommended it to me.

Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda. I felt and absorbed don Juan’s teachings in a very heavy way. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Retrieved from ” https: These are but a few of the topics that Don Juan teaches Carlos about.

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. If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. Open Preview See a Problem? In later books, Juan describes that there are only so many kinds of men, and that Genaro is a man of action.

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.

The drug bent to me seems just a way to lend his descriptions some plausibility for the reader until the reader gets far enough along to consider that altered states may indeed be achievable — even unavoidable — when stone cold sober. And, I can see why my friend recommended it to me. I strongly recommend that you read this mind-expanding book!


But, it’s up to us, the reader, to make it our own, otherwise the value is meaningless. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Viaje a Ixtlán

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

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. To those who say it’s fiction, I say so what?

After the work of “stopping”, his changed perspective leaves him little in common with ordinary people, who now seem no more substantial to him than “phantoms.

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. 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.

That decision is in the realm of the powers that guide men. I was travelling to Brooklyn, by bus, one hour each way; so I needed a book to pass the time.

However…well, there’s a lot of fantastic magic that takes place in front of this eye-witness. 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.

As Castaneda wrote more books, they became more 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. They demonstrate what a little character development can do as a pedagogical tool for making metaphysics accessible and light. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In spite of all of that, I feel as though I picked up a lot from reading it, and I felt as though much of what I go through in my own life has only been confirmed by Don Juan’s teachings to Carlos. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Critical Concepts in Sociology, calros. Beyond that, however, Voaje had a couple of auditions hearing voices which weren’t coming from anyone another in the room would have hearda rather unpleasant hallucinatory episode and at least two induced breakthroughs to domains radically different than this one I’m typing in–all of which felt realer-than-real.

The book is full of incomprehensible statements and alternate ways of looking at reality which I took this book out of the library on a whim, because I like looking at different points of view. The only problem with all this is that the books turned out to be fraudulent. The don Juan books were runaway best sellers in the 70’s. If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world.

It can be a worthwhile read for some, if taken for ixtoan it is, and not for what it purports to be.