Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan

Carlos Castaneda



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.

What will you learn from this book

  • Stopping the World: Learn to perceive reality in a new way by suspending ordinary interpretations and assumptions about the world.

  • Erasing Personal History: Shed the burden of personal history and past experiences to live more freely and authentically in the present.

  • Losing Self-Importance: Recognize and overcome the ego’s grip on your life. Self-importance is a major hindrance to spiritual growth.

  • Death as an Advisor: Use the awareness of death as a motivator to live each moment fully and make meaningful choices.

  • Living Like a Warrior: Approach life with the discipline, courage, and clarity of a warrior. A warrior accepts responsibility for their actions and decisions.

  • Assuming Responsibility: Take full responsibility for your actions and decisions, understanding that your life is shaped by them.

  • Controlled Folly: Engage with the world and its activities without becoming emotionally entangled. This means acting with purpose while recognizing the impermanence of everything.

  • Becoming Inaccessible: Learn to conserve your energy by not giving too much of yourself away. Choose where and how to engage with people and situations wisely.

  • The Power of Intent: Recognize the power of intent as a force that shapes reality. Harnessing intent requires clarity of mind and purpose.

  • The Art of Stalking: Cultivate awareness and adaptability by observing and learning from your surroundings and experiences. Stalking involves strategic action and patience.

Language English
ISBN-10 0671732463
ISBN-13 9780671732462
No of pages 272
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 01 Feb 1991

About Author

Author : Carlos Castaneda


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