Viaje a Ixtlán has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published by FCE, Paperback. Journey to Ixtlan is the third book by Carlos Castaneda, published as a work of non-fiction by Simon & Schuster in It is about an alleged apprenticeship to . : Viaje A Ixtlan () by Carlos Castaneda and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .
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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. However…well, there’s a lot of fantastic magic that takes place in front of this eye-witness. The line-per-line prose writing style of this books is of poor quality. 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.
El argumento sigue siendo el mismo: Views Read Edit View history. I started back towards the doorway but paused, reluctant to leave. 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 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.
Journey to Ixtlan
Ever wondered if the Wind itself could be an animated thing roaming around the world,interacting and playing with those who percieve him? This catlos wrote other similar books; for me however, one was enough. View all 3 comments. Jun 30, Don R Spears rated it it was ok.
Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda
I started this book inI was 19 years old, out of high school with no direction. A hunter should know the routines of his prey and, most importantly, have no routines oneself. It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer’s apprentice.
Jul 17, Aaron Dennis rated it it was amazing. Nov 16, Joseph Pfeffer rated it it was amazing.
Viaje a Ixtlán
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Para Don Juan Matus el mundo es un lugar vasto e inexplicable en donde la magia abunda.
Well, since you can’t be excited after explaining everything you have done, you lie in order to keep going. Csataeda died on April 27, in Los Angeles due to complications from castaedq cancer.
Ixtlan is a hard-to-describe mystical or maybe even magical state obtained only by a few. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 23, Douglas rated it it was amazing. When I came to Carlos, my trusty pen worked overtime.
As the book progresses, we become changed in much the way Carlos does.
Castaneda presents the information in great, satisfying detail. He moved to the United States in the early s and became a naturalized citizen in Upon arriving, I discovered that, not only had I forgotten caataeda list of books, I had no idea how to navigate the nonfiction section.
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. Years of campfire tales about extraordinary experiences have led me to begin to intentionally ask people about such things and I’ve found it remarkable how ordinary non-ordinary states are.
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.
I wrote them all down and immediately went to look for them at my local library. Carlos tells Don Juan that they are equals, while in actual fact he feels that as a sophisticated university student he is superior to him, who is an Indian. Castaneda starts off with a scientist view, as a skeptic and later is blown away by what happens to him, which then becomes his life long pursuits. 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.
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I’ve classed this volume as psychology [one could also, legitimately, class them as religion or as fiction] because so much of its content has to do with what we conventionally call “altered states” and relegate to psychologists. He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor. Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation, and was the most noted book of the series because in it Carlos turns a Forty years on, what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda?
Published February 1st by Washington Square Press first published 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.
Well, almost 10 years has it been now, since I read this book. If you have not read any of these books, you may want to consider doing so. 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. Don Juan encapsulates the entire message of Tolle’s book in two sentences: 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 states of consciousness.
This is the Castaneda book that many of my friends say is their favorite.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Whatever genre Journey to Ixtlan fits into, or if it fits into none at all, it’s a life oxtlan read.
Furthermore, Carlos Castaneda consistently claimed this set of books to be true. There are many spiritual guide type of books that just don’t do it for me.