Journey to Ixtlan Author:Carlos Castenada "In the teachings of Don Juan, we watched an adventurous anthropologist trying to rescue a lost pre-Columbian wisdom. In A Separate Reality we saw him become so fascinated by what he learned that he overcame his fears and with great courage plunged into Don Juan's knowledge, hoping to appropriate it as his second language. — "In Journey to Ixtla... more »n, we see that it was Don Juan all along who was doing the rescuing. He initiates each lesson with a devastating perception of one flaw or another in Castenada's character, and he demands that his disciple change his personality to fit his new vocation.
"Don Juan then teaches Castaneda the techniques by which he can achieve and cope with a series of mystical experiences that are the 'separate reality' he must master in order to become a 'man of knowledge.'" Roger Jellineck, New York Times« less