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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reissue edition (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671732463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671732462
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for the groundbreaking work of bestselling author Carlos Castaneda

"Extraordinary in every sense of the word." (The New York Times)

"An unparalleled breakthrough... Remarkable (Los Angeles Times)

"Hypnotic reading." (Chigago tribune)

"It is impossible to view the world in quite the same way." (Chicago Tribune)

"Excquisite... Stunning... Fresh, unexpected visions with the logic of dreams." (Detroit Free Press)

"Taken together [Castaneda's books] form a work among the best that the science of anthropology has produce." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Staggeringly beautiful reading. Itself timeless, Journey to IXtlan is one of the important statements of our time." (Book World)

About the Author

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.

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

So Journey to Ixtlan is where the real lessons about living life in the warrior's way begin.
David
Although I suggest you read his first two books before reading this one but if you read only one book by Carlos Castaneda this is the book to read.
Hallstatt Prince
It feels like we are the ones who are seeing everything through the eyes of Carlos Castaneda, and don Juan is our teacher.
edith mey

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106 of 122 people found the following review helpful By David on February 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
It took a lot for me to get through Castaneda's first book, The Teachings of Don Juan. I was totally unimpressed with it. The whole book was essentially about how a Yaqui Indian "sorcerer" put naive Carlos, then a graduate student in anthropology from UCLA doing research on a hallucinogenic plant, through a bunch of weird drug trips that shook his view of reality. And to me, that doesn't jive at all.
But in Journey to Ixtlan, Castaneda goes back and says, "wait, start over, reset. I was wrong about all of that drug stuff, it's really not necessary, don Juan just put me through that because I was too stubborn and 'rational' to see that there may be other views of reality than the ones I subscribe to." In this book he discovers that he doesn't need drugs to experience other worlds. Rather, there are a series of practices for right living that enable the possibility of perceiving in nonordinary ways.
So Journey to Ixtlan is where the real lessons about living life in the warrior's way begin. I recommend this book highly as a starting point for Castaneda's work; forget the first two books.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By rampageous_cuss VINE VOICE on May 11, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a life-changing book and a spiritual classic (I rarely give ANYTHING 5 stars) but someone ought to mention that there is a certain amount of controversy about the accuracy of Castaneda's Don Juan series. Researcher Richard de Mille is probably the most even-handed of the critics and The_Don_Juan_Papers is worth a read, though some of the criticisms are merely carping small-mindedness.
Regardless of your attitude toward Castaneda's (or Don Juan's!)literal accuracy the series, of which Journey_to_Ixtlan is the best, presents a coherent and engaging spiritual existentialism. A Must Read!!!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hallstatt Prince on April 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Forget the debate as to whether Castaneda's writings were a hoax or that his books became important reading for the drug culture. Although I suggest you read his first two books before reading this one but if you read only one book by Carlos Castaneda this is the book to read. Be his books accurate reporting by a cultural anthropologist (which is becoming increasingly more and more  doubtful), mysticism or hokum, this particular book is quite moving and lyrical. And whether his stories are real or imagined and whether the teaching he transmutes came from Don Juan or from his own mind by his knowledge as a trained anthropologist the underlying mystical principles of these stories cannot be dismissed out of hand.
  Shaman, poet and perhaps an academic scoundrel it is Castaneda's poetry and story telling that comes shining through in this book.
  If Castaneda's books were a hoax and were represented as cultural anthropology as a better hook to sell books it is a shame because he did a disservice to science and to his legacy. Still I myself, as a former researcher in Harvard University's anthropology department and a student of human ethology, can forgive this sin on one level and enjoy this book as a powerful work of liturature.
For if there has been a wrong that has been committed against anthropology it is one that was done by the way the books were marketed and perhaps by the author's personality itself. The works themselves should not suffer and be shunned for this.
His legacy would have been better served if he wrote these same works as a writer of fiction.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 1998
Format: Paperback
I started reading ( & still re-read) Don Juan's
books by "Carlitos" long long ago , (mid 70's) &

still thank God that somehow I found his books

. The most important thing this book taught me

is to ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY ACT

IONS .

I was young & lost & scared & a mess & that

concept had never crossed my mind. I was us

-ed to blaming others & their actions towards me

etc....for the outcomes of my life.

Well let me tell youuuuuuu something. What an

EYE OPENER !!!!! ha ha ha . I also leared not

to judge people & still try not to..... I remember

Don Juan used to say something lilke " do not

send your bad thoughts to a person that may have

done something wrong. It doesn't do them any good or yourself."

I adore Don Juan &' Carlitos' as he used to call him. Don Juan

had the BEST sense of humor I've ever seen.

Castanedas' book enchanted me, terrified me

( to the point that I slept with the lights on a couple

of nights ) enlightened me, inspired me & finally

changed me inside for the better.

I got a lot out of this one book so I read the rest

of them & loved them ALL! , Journey to Ixtlan I

have read so much it fell apart! but I love it .

It is my bible on how to be a decent person.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bluestream on September 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
In this book, Castaneda tries to instill in the reader the components of personal power. A person of personal power can be summed up as someone who chooses to live as a victor rather than a victim. And to break away from the conditioning and habits of society and the norm.
Don Juan tries to impart to Castaneda some empowering mindframes and attitudes, such as by Erasing Personal History, one is able to break away from the excuses most people make in their life, and start to take Responsibility and action to change it, rather than blaming and getting stuck. Also the part about losing one's self-importance is extremely powerful wisdom, as he teaches that self-importance is one's own illusion. Only a person with self-importance easily feels hurt by the remarks of others.
It is interesting to note that this one of the Castaneda books that really sticks in people's mind, and has influenced a whole generation of spiritual and motivational thinkers, such as Wayne Dywer, Richard Bandler, Anthony Robbins among others.
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