Journey To Ixtlan
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.
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.
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I have a collection of Castaneda's books and have read many of them several times except ' The Art of Dreaming' which I could not complete, may be because i am more interested in stalking than dreaming. I could only get along only if there is a deep communication. And i have been with 'Journey to Ixtlan' many many times, The first few chapters fascinates me beyond measure.
There are some striking similarities between the Hindu approach, J.Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi approach and the Toltec believes.
The reality of the world we maintain is just what we assume or hold by our thinking process. And when that flow of internal dialogue stops there is transformation in consciousness. [ All meditations are directed to Silence, though it may never occur that way as the very intention is self centered].In the transformed consciousness the way of perceiving and acting from a center [ self-centeredness] changes into a wholistic world view where one is free from all fragmentation, personal identity, personal history , self importance, feeling of false security in nationalism, particular religion, family, cast creed, believes, God.
Freedom from all movement of the past or thought while meeting the present and a living in this ultimate moment!!!
the best book i have ever read
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