Journey To Ixtlan

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 1991 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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Originally drawn to Yaqui 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 years 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 own. 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 world” and perceive reality on his own terms.
  

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In this one his writing skills sharpen even more. - Goodreads
once my introduction to castaneda. - Goodreads
I found it to be quite the page turner. - Goodreads

Review: Journey to Ixtlan (The Teachings of Don Juan #3)

User Review  - Dawn - Goodreads

Better than the first but not as good as the second in my opinion. Still way too much filler and repetition of just plain stupid questions. Read full review

Review: Journey to Ixtlan (The Teachings of Don Juan #3)

User Review  - gaby - Goodreads

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It's an interesting jaunt down the rabbit hole of New Age modalities, the way of the Yaqui warrior / sorcerer, and beautiful Southwest landscape. I've been ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
Reafiirmations from the World Around
9
Losing SelfImportance
18
Death Is an Adviser
26
Assuming Responsibility
36
Becoming a Hunter
47
Being Inaccessible
65
Disrupting the Routines of Life
71
A Battle of Power
121
13
139
16
200
A Worthy Opponent
214
Journey to lxtlan
231
Stopping the World
246
Journey to Ixtlan
256
Copyright

The Last Battle on Earth
78

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Page v - For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

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About the author (1991)

Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960's and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans.

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