Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan
Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of psychotropic plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda immersed himself in the sorcerer's magical world. Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along--psychotropic plants are merely a means to understanding alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one's own. "Journey to Ixtlan "introduces these clear new ideas--omitted from Castaneda's classic volumes "The Teachings of Don Juan "and "A Separate Reality"--to the reader for the first time. Castaneda explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, and shares with us what it is like to truly "stop the world" and perceive reality on his own terms.