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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Assess the relationship between Don Juan and Carlos Castaneda.

To what do you attribute Castaneda's hallucinatory experiences, when he has not yet completed his apprenticeship?

What is the purpose and advantage of erasing one's personal history?

When Don Juan refers to death as always being on your left, did you feel compelled to look to your left? What did you feel, if anything?

This book is way ahead of its time, in its focus on respecting nature, because everything in nature has equal importance. List some examples of how Don Juan imparts this lesson to Castaneda.

What is your opinion on Don Juan's contention on "not-doing"? Is it doable?

Don Juan lessons appear far-fetched. In essence, he asserts nature should be thanked and respected. (Catch 5 quails, let three go because two is enough) Does this idea depart from that of most major religious philosophies, i.e. "do...

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