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Carlos Castaneda Writing Styles in Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan

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This is written in the first person, so that the perspective is the author's. However the narration encompasses enough of Don Juan's voice point of view to keeps things balanced. This adds an element of conflict between himself and Don Juan, and is an excellent way to contrast the familiar with the unfamiliar. We see through Castaneda's eyes and experience his reservations and fears and in many ways can identify with him. As curious average humans we can understand his fight for logic and explanation. However, most who pick up this book will find his questions a bit shallow. As stated earlier, this is probably done for the purpose of hammering Don Juan's teachings into the reader.

This is the third book in a long list of books written by Castaneda on the teachings of Don Juan. Apparently, in each volume steps up to a realm further away...

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