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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan - Part Two, Journey to Ixtlan: Chapter 19, Stopping The World Summary & Analysis

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The following day Castaneda wakes up full of questions. Castaneda insists that he is ruled by logic and that needing explanations is "like a disease" for him. Don Juan contends that Castaneda now has to use all the "not-doing" to stop the world which he has taught him. He must go alone to the mountains and stay until "his body tells (him) to quit." Castaneda asks what to do once there. Don Juan says he will not answer anymore questions. Castaneda drives on southeasterly roads he's previously taken with Don Juan. He parks and hikes on a familiar trail.

Once on a plateau, he has no idea of what to do. He experiences several sensations, including a diminishment of thoughts, followed by annoyance. He comes to a flat rock...

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