KINDLE [Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan]


Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) iThe book doesn t want to give any answers but rathert stimulates our magination on how we perceive the worldEver wondered f the Wind War Girls itself could be an animated thing roaming around the worldinteracting and playing with those wh Journey to Ixtlan The Teachings of Don Juan 3 Carlos CastanedaJourney to Ixtlans the third book by Carlos Castaneda published as a work of non fiction by Simon Schuster n 1972 It s about an alleged apprenticeship to the Yaui shaman Don JuanThe title of this book As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant is taken from an allegory thats recounted to Castaneda by his benefactor who Lesson Planning and Classroom Management is known to Carlos as Don Genaro Genaro Flores a close friend of his teacher don Juan MatusIxtlan turns out to be a metaphorical hometown to which the sorcerer or warrior or man of knowledges drawn to return trying to get home After the work of stopping his changed perspective leaves him little The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II in common with ordinary people who now seem no substantial to him than phantoms The point of the storys that a man of knowledge or sorcerer The Nightmare Garden is a changed being or a Human closer to his true state of Being and for that reason he can never truly go home to his old lifestyle again 1998 1360 323 1363 460 1366 1371 323 1373 323 9645996026 1375 1380 20 1365 293 1372 1374 1386 441 9789648155433 1973 1 The Teachings of Don Juan A Yaui Way of Knowledge 1968 1365 2 A Separate Reality Further Conversation with Don Juan 1971 1364 3 Journey to xtlan Lessons of Don Juan 1972 4 Tales of Power 1974 1363 5 The Second Ring of Power 1975 1364 6 The Eagle s Gift 1981 1365 7 The Fire from Within 1984 1368 8 The Power of Silence Further Lessons of don Juan 1988 1368 9 The Art of Dreaming 1994 1374 10 Magical Passes The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico 1377 330 964599831 11 The Wheel of Time The Shamans of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death the Universe The Teachings of Don Juan 11 Carlos Castaneda 1377 278 9645998360 1931 1998 20 12 The Active Side of Infinity 1998 1379 16061399 Thiss the third volume of the trilogy ncluding The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality I read all three one after the other while working at the Chicago Womens Athletic Club during the summer between college and seminaryAlthough t appears to be the case that Castaneda the author fabricated some of the material appearing n his accounts ncluding that of his doctoral dissertation which begins the series t also appears to be the case that he knows a good deal about altered states of consciousness While the books may misrepresent the Yaui Nation and so be bad anthropology they remain mportant and worth readingI ve classed this volume as psychology one could also legitimately class them as religion or as fiction because so much of ts content has to do with what we conventionally call altered states and relegate to psychologists What s The Color of Water interesting about Castaneda howevers that for him Mayan Strawberries its not so much a drug disordered state of mind creating hallucinations as an entry Bill Gates (Up Close) into other worlds In other words the other worlds are realndeed they are truer Mistaken Mistress in the sense of being meaningful than the uotidian routines of our normal livesPhenomenologically thiss certainly the case to many whether they experience non ordinary realities through the use of drugs spiritual exercise or because such things happen to them either occasionally or regularly Years of campfire tales about extraordinary experiences have led me to begin to Bunny: A Novel intentionally ask people about such things and I ve foundt remarkable how ordinary non ordinary states are This raises uestions about the typical approach of psychologists and philosophers to such matters and as regards the kind of society which would put ts members and as regards the kind of society which would put ts members such a Procrustean bed that they d be disposed to discount their lived experience The Great Smog of India in order to fitnI myself have experienced other worlds on a number of occasions Of course like everyone I nhabit them nightly and remember them under the rubric of dreaming Beyond that however I ve had a couple of auditions hearing voices which weren t coming from anyone another n the room would have heard a rather unpleasant hallucinatory episode and at least two The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary induced breakthroughs to domains radically different than this one I m typingn all of which felt realer than real Beyond that the usual Psychedelic Experience And I experience and I had scores at least suggests these other worlds worlds like those described by Castaneda although one s not entirely thrust nto them and out of this one I have read all of Castenedas books and this Popular Hits is the one you should start with The first three books tell the same story but Ixtlan getst right and you miss little of mportance from the first two books From Tales of Power on I give the books five stars To those who say t s fiction I the books five stars To those who say t s fiction I so what The wisdom and knowledge of Don Juan s a priceless gift to all of us warriors on the path of knowledge and the books are page turners of the first order Hm This The Creative Habit is a tough one for meA friend of mine someone I ve always admired recently recommended this book along with several others I wrote them all down andmmediately went to look for them at my local libraryUpon arriving I discovered that not only had I forgotten the list of books I had no The Rest of the Story idea how to navigate the nonfiction section For a minute or so I wandered aimlessly with nothing but the name Carlosn my head I started back towards the doorway but paused reluctant to leave I looked up at the shelf and there t was I told my friend and he said It s that kind of book You ll see And then he reminded me of the Dewey Decimal SystemYes t s that kind of book And I can see why my friend recommended t to me ButButNo disrespect to my friend or the will of the universe but I can t do hunterwarrior mysticism I just can t I also refuse to call this nonfictionSorry Joh. S 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 Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don JuanThis s the first n a series of books which Castaneda wrote after he realized that his prior emphasis on psychotropic drugs was a misleading and erroneous means of conveying the lessons he gained from his apprenticeship with don JuanI began reading with few expectations and progressed with delight at how engrossed I became I felt and absorbed don Juan s teachings n a very heavy way I also found myself laughing out loud at various times throughout this book This for me s always a good signThere are many spiritual guide type of books that just don t do t for me The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle s a recent example It seems to me that all the deas n that book have been articulated a million times before although n A Life in Two Worlds individualized artistic and passionate language Don Juan encapsulates the entire message of Tolle s bookn two sentences because the only thing that The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance is reals the being The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories in you thats going to die To arrive at that being s the not doing of the self The problem with books such as Tolle s s that they reuire you to feel without Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species inducing that feeling within you and thats exactly what Journey to Ixtlan succeeds n doingThis book changed my life and I look forward to reading the rest that follow 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 ndigenous Mexican shamanism This and Gwydion's Dawn its follow up book Tales of Power changed my life when I read themn my mid 20s they helped me forge a new dentity as an adult as a warrior with an awareness of personal power and taught me lessons for a lifetime that are still with me If you are open to the teachings n these books they can truly be powerful and life changing and living far away from home as I was Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung in my mid 20sn Finland I was captivated by Don Juan s teachings since as a youth I had traveled a lot with my family Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel in Mexico and the American Southwest so I could easily visualize from Finland the landscapes and culture they were part of Anyway this book goesnto my all time favorites list because of how Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon its teachings so shaped who I became as an adult Powerful stuff Many readers of Carlos Castaneda stop reading after A Yaui Way of Knowledge Some read on to A Separate Reality As I ve stated before Castaneda admits later on that his compulsive obsession on non ordinary reality as produced by hallucinogenic plants was the wrong area to fixate andn Journey to Ixtlan he recapitulates on many of the notes previously discardedIt El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! isn this wonderful story that Carlos Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana introduces many concepts or rather elucidates on many concepts which Don Juan hadntroduced since their nitial encounter not doing stopping the world living as a warrior and dreamingWhat baffles me the most s that skeptics and I was one fixate on the A Mistaken Match impossibility of the story without so much as trying any of the prescribed techniuesI remember being a small child When I went to my grandparents house I used to spend countless hours just lying on the couch staring at the popcorn ceiling After a while the ceiling appeared tonvert and the little pieces of stucco or whatever "SEEMED TO BE HOLES RATHER THAN PROTUBERANCES WHEN I "to be holes rather than protuberances When I that all my regular thoughts slowly subsided until I had none whatsoeverthat was my not doing and I think we forget those kinds of Lodz incidents Further we obsess over thenformation that we only use some 10% of our brains and ask ourselves what can we accomplish f we focus The Totality Of Ourselves On totality of ourselves on one thought Wellthat s what stopping the world entails shutting off our constant description of the world as reiterated by all those around us for just long enough to focus on nothing at allor to focus ourselves on just one thingYes I think the teachings are real No I don t think they apply to all of us The Diminished in particular We are all so very different and uniue that nothings truly the same for any us If you have not read any of these books you may want to consider doing so If you have read them and think they are phony you may want to consider uieting your they are phony you may want to consider uieting your tonight when you lay down n bed and try to find your hands n your dreams You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplishHere s another on of those little exchanges that pleases me to no end What s the use of having beautifully polished crystals f you never find the spirit giver of power he said On the other hand f you don t have the crystals but do find the spirit you may put anything Claimed by a Cowboy in his way to be touched You could put your dicksn the way Discipline if you can t find anything else The whole storys replete with power emotion revelations and touched lightly with such grace and humor that Claim the Night (The Claiming its just so pleasant to read over and over again I also like Juan s counterpart Genaro His antics and personality are so like myself that I cannot help but love the character In later books Juan describes that there are only so many kinds of men and that Genaro Claimed by Desire is a man of action This doesn t mean much to those who have not read any of the books andt doesn t mean much to those who only give the stories a cursory read but I promise you Say Youll Remember Me if you find your path with heart you will see plainly thatt doesn t matter how much of the story Accidental Bodyguard is real the people s names the arean uestion both of which Carlos admits were made up n an effort to follow Juan s nstructions the point Mehr als das is that many of us are plain dormant You can keep doing everything you do Maybe you re happy maybe you re not but why not try something new and seef the universe can t show you something unknownThis s an amazing book and part of an amazing series Believe t or don t either way Abby and the Bachelor Cop its a fantastic read Forty years on what are we to think of Carlos Castaneda The Don Juan series of which Journey to Ixtlan Eye to Eye is the central volume werenitially acclaimed as a bre. In Journey to Ixtlan Carlos Castaneda Accidentally Expecting introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores as he comes to experiencet himself his own final voyage nto the teachings of don Juan sharing with us what t s like to truly “stop the wo. .


Akthrough n anthropological field research Castaneda as the researcher placed himself at the center of his book writing t from the point of view of his own reactions rather than laying out an ethnography Journey to Ixtlan became his UCLA doctoral dissertation and was the most noted book of the series because n Alaskan Nights it Carlos turns away from psychedelic plants and follows Don Juan as his apprentice He plays the role of the naive sometimes dense and blundering student which makes the book seem artless and lacest with subtle humor By the end the apprentice begins to get an dea of what don Juan means by power and how one can become a warrior n the Yaui sense The book takes an almost hypnotic hold on the reader just as don Juan does on Carlos Carlos cannot break away from don Juan no matter how rrational even crazy he seems and neither can we As the book progresses we become changed n much the way Carlos does It s almost mpossible not to be nfused with his sense of awe and wonder at what don Juan Always Look Twice is teaching him and the sorcerer hes changing All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night into Journey to Ixtlan feels so real and we get sonvolved with Carlos struggle to learn a separate reality that we become Any Man Of Mine in some sense believersn his alternative universe We become part of Annalee And The Lawman it The don Juan books were runaway best sellersn the 70 s They were new wave new age anthropology and an often dry academic discipline was given new life by this careful almost childlike transcription of field notes The only problem with all this The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is that the books turned out to be fraudulent Don Juan was either made up by Castaneda or he was based on a real person whom Castaneda used as a springboard for fictional tales Either way this was not anthropology It was the fictional journey of a sorcerer s apprentice As Castaneda wrote books they became 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 In his later years Carlos Castaneda became the leader of his own cult something of a Jim Jones figure a man who apparentlynduced several women to kill themselves just after Carlos himself died So Castaneda and don Juan were discredited and the man who had sold a total of something like 28 million books faded away He s not much read any though all his books remain n print Yet he Anything For His Son is scorned by the very academics who once lionized him as revitalizing their professionIt s hard to set all this aside while reading Journey to Ixtlan Yet the book s faux naif style succeedsn making Anticipation it just as real ast was before Castaneda s trickery was discovered In a sense Castaneda s a throwback to the 18 th century when there was a convention of presenting fiction as though t were factual travel writing think of Swift and Defoe Castaneda s constant nteraction with don Juan along with his fretting about how this could not be real has the effect of making t seem real even when one knows t s not It Annie and the Outlaw is as real as the greatest fiction andt doesn t lose ts hold on the reader even when you know he made Most Of It Up By of t up by together all kinds of occult texts The Single Dad's Redemption in the UCLA library Butt differs from most occult masterpieces A Christmas Affair in that Castaneda allows the reader to feel the process ofnitiation from most occult masterpieces n that Castaneda allows the reader to feel the process of nitiation the doubts and anxieties The Apple Orchard it generatesn a moment by moment way You feel you don t need to attach yourself to a guru because Carlos does When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son it for you Whatever genre Journey to Ixtlan fitsnto or f t fits nto none at all t s a life changing read Now that all the controversy s over and the people who pursue that sort of thing have gone on to other nterests t s possible to sit back and read the don Juan books purely for the enjoyment of their deas their unexpected lyricism their emotional wallop Taken just as t s Journey to Ixtlan s a read of many rewards When one does not have a person history he explained nothing that one says can be taken for a lie Your trouble s 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 Well since you can t be excited after explaining everything you have done you lie Ensimmäinen maailmansota in order to keep goingFrom now on he said you must simply show people whatever you care to show them but without ever telling exactly how you ve donet You see he went on we only have two alternatives we either take everything for sure and real or we don t If we follow the first we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world If we follow the second and erase personal history we create a fog around us a very exciting and mysterious state n which nobody knows where the rabbit will pop out not even ourselves p34 35Death s the only wise adviser that we haveThe thing to do when you re The Lion Seeker impatients to turn to your left and ask advice of your death p55He said the only thing that counted was action acting nstead of talking p61When a man decides to do something he must go all the way but he must take responsibility for what he does No matter what he does he must first know why he s doing Tom Waits - Mule Variations it and then must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them p61 Well almost 10 years hast been now since I read this bookThere have been odd discussions about the truthfulness of of Castanedas books about Don Juan and the experiences Castaneda describesIn my opinion I don t care wether the stories are bogus or trueCastaneda describes his journey as an average guy through different spiritual rituals and experiences as he s taught by Don Juan about the shamanistic view of lifeI was 16 when I read the book and I loved the way Don Juan perceives the world as so very alive and kind of magicalThe book can be a good passageway to realize that the world s than our rationalistic eyes are used to conceiveOh yesclearly. Rld” and perceive reality on his own termsOriginally drawn to Yaui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind altering plants bestselling author Carlos Castaneda mmersed himself n the sorcerer’s magical world entirely Ten year. ,

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