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Once the real world is accessed, one cannot go home again. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times. It is classified as a book of nonfiction, and This book moved me.

Yet the book’s faux naif style succeeds in making it just as real as it was before Castaneda’s trickery was discovered. Much rather, I should say, the very last chapter moved me and nearly had me expressing tears.

Don Juan encapsulates the entire message of Tolle’s book in two sentences: 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.

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.

Journey to Ixtlan – Wikipedia

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Carlos learns about being inaccessible. Books by Carlos Castaneda. They lived together for only six months, but their divorce was not finalized until He weaves the concepts of some modern philosophers into cwstaneda entertaining tale, filled with ideas to ponder and discuss. 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.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. 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.


It is in this wonderful story that Carlos introduces many concepts, or rather elucidates on many concepts, which Don Cwrlos had introduced since their initial encounter; not-doing, stopping the world, living as a warrior, and dreaming.

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. In Journey to Ixtlan Castaneda essentially reevaluates the teachings up to that point.

His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. 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. 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.

This is the real world, not our lives that our filled with ego and control. Supporters claim the books are either true or at least valuable works of philosophy and descriptions of practices, which enable an increased awareness. But, the last chapter, the confession of knowing once you make this transformation, there’s no turning back, and one is still human once conquering their “ally” and seeing the other worlds…and one cannot go back to the place they once called home in spite of taking the rest of their life to journey back.

I began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became. I myself have experienced “other worlds” on a number of occasions. When I did that, all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoever…that was my not-doing, and I castanwda we forget those kinds of incidents.


The basic teachings of how to view the world. Critical Concepts in Sociology, ed. He plays the role of the naive, sometimes dense and blundering student, which makes the book seem artless and laces it with subtle humor.

Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Viaje a Ixtlán: las lecciones de don Juan

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The previous two were more s with hallucinogenic plants and his experiences with them which he thought was the right carlls for him to write on. It seems to me that all the ideas in that book have been articulated a million times before, although in more individualized, artistic and passionate language. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I strongly recommend that you read this mind-expanding book!

Although, I was, as I am sure many readers would be, torn as to how much of this story to believe actually happened. The books and Castaneda, who rarely spoke viahe public about his work, have been controversial for many years. Don Juan was either made up by Castaenda, or he was based on a real person whom Castaneda used as a springboard for fictional tales.

Jul 17, Aaron Dennis rated it it was amazing. The only problem with all this is that the books turned out to be fraudulent. 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.

Castaneda died on April 27, in Los Angeles due to complications from hepatocellular cancer.