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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan | [Carlos Castaneda]

Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan

Carlos Castanada was a student of anthropology when he met Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui shaman and the inspiration for Castanada’s The Teachings of Don Juan. In this controversial work, Castanada relays his experiences being challenged by his mentor on his perception of the world and all living things in it.
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Carlos Castanada was a student of anthropology when he met Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui shaman and the inspiration for Castanada’s The Teachings of Don Juan. In this controversial work, Castanada relays his experiences being challenged by his mentor on his perception of the world and all living things in it.

©1973 Carlos Castaneda (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Curtis Victoria, Australia 10-28-10
    Curtis Victoria, Australia 10-28-10
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    "Journey To Ixtlan"

    Fantastic Book full of wisdom with lots of humor, more of the carlos books need to be put on audiobook. The way of looking at ourselves and our death and the reality of how serious it should be, but how in reality we believe things about ourselves that are false images,this book makes me listen !

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 02-23-12
    Terry 02-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up Journey to Ixtlan in three words, what would they be?

    Great narration / direction


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    not overly dramatic


    What does Luis Moreno bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    pause and effect


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to have ALL the Castaneda books on audible by this narrator

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-02-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Fantastic Audio Book!"

    I couldn't ask for a better reading and performance of this book. Luis Moreno does an incredible job and I really wish they would hire him to do the rest of Carlos Castaneda's astounding books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stanley Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-01-12
    Stanley Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-01-12
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    "Incredibly bad narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Journey to Ixtlan the most enjoyable?

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    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    How could the performance have been better?

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    I read this book quite a while ago; in my teens actually. Currently I have this book in written form. Thinking it might be convenient to listen to the book this time I purchased it from Audible. I feel it my duty to warn others that the narrator is one of the worst I have ever heard. He puts the wrong emphasis on the wrong syllables. His reading is slow and staccato. He almost calls out words rather than reading them. He seems to have no concept of how to read in a flowing manner. He expresses strong emotion in places it is not called for etc. etc. To sum up the narration is so bad that it is very hard get understand the book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 03-12-13
    Matthew 03-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Journey to Ixtan an awakening."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would have to reccomend this book on the premis that it exposes the illusion of our reality.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The most compelling aspect I would have to say is the adventures Don Juan takes our hero on.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was adequate enough to get the story told.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Oakland, CA, United States 02-19-13
    Warren Oakland, CA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2002
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    "So well done! How about doing Tales of Power?"
    If you could sum up Journey to Ixtlan in three words, what would they be?

    This classic Castaneda story, the first which doesn't feature psychedelic drugs, holds up well in time. I first read it 40 years ago. Immediately, after listening to Journey to Ixtlan, I tried to find the audiobook version of Tales Of Power, the book that follows this one, but it apparently does not exist in audio format. I would beg Luis Moreno to do this sequel, as the new generation of audiobook listeners shouldn't be tantalized with Journey To Ixtlan, salivating for more, only to find the series abruptly terminated.


    What other book might you compare Journey to Ixtlan to and why?

    Autobiography of a Yogi is the closest that comes to mind. Truly, there is little out there that compares to Castaneda's writing. He's in a class by himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The "hiding" of Carlos's car was a lot of fun.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love the concept of a "Worthy Opponent," and Carlos's experiences with his.


    Any additional comments?

    Put Tales of Power into Audiobook format!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    maryann vanDrielen Flagstaff, Az. United States 01-15-13
    maryann vanDrielen Flagstaff, Az. United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Well done"
    Would you listen to Journey to Ixtlan again? Why?

    I had read it years ago. This performance was very well done and I might


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason San Diego, CA, United States 08-25-12
    Jason San Diego, CA, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Only if they were in tune with the ideas of Don Juan.


    What other book might you compare Journey to Ixtlan to and why?

    The ones that come before.


    Have you listened to any of Luis Moreno’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, on so many levels.


    Any additional comments?

    I continue to hope that Luis Moreno will complete the series of books related to Don Juan and Carlos Castaneda.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    remo514 08-05-14
    remo514 08-05-14
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    "PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books"
    What did you like best about Journey to Ixtlan? What did you like least?

    PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Journey to Ixtlan?

    PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books


    Any additional comments?

    PLease Get Peter Coyote to narrate all CC books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jesus North las Vegas, NV, United States 07-09-13
    jesus North las Vegas, NV, United States 07-09-13
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    If you could sum up Journey to Ixtlan in three words, what would they be?

    closure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don Genaro.
    His teaching style is so different to that of Don Juan. He plays a much more important role in this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The perceptions of reality without the use of psychotropic plants. (the lost car in particular)
    Close second is the details of the feud with Catalina.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. Don Genaro's story at the end made me cry. The insight he gives into the life of a 'Man of Knowledge' was something Don Juan never touched on.


    Any additional comments?

    You must listen to the first 2 books before this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Gripping"

    Outstanding. I have ordered the rest in the series as this one was so good. The narrator is as shown in the sample clip and after a little time getting used to his voice the book was a beauty. The pace is well read with sensible and natural emphasis. The price is steep so use a credit, but for such a long book and high recording quality (no background noise etc. ) I highly recommend it.

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  • Philip2894
    PRESTON, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "What a Journey!"

    Well, having read the book at least eight times over the years, I was delighted when I saw it was in audio format recently. I listen to the book when there is quiet around (which I feel is a must) as you need all your concentration to fully absord the wonders which are presented to you. The use of an American/Latino reader -Luis Mareno- adds to the sense of reality of the piece. I will be moving on to part two shortly and have just purchased A Separate Reality parts 1 & 2 also! Happy Days!

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