~ Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. There is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free from fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.
- Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan
Ixtlan Industries didn’t come into existence at once. In a way it had always existed. That is to say, elsewhere and for centuries, someone or something had always been labouring towards Ixtlan, in one way or another…
In 1973 the English supergroup Pink Floyd released the most popular record of all time - The Dark Side of the Moon, the war in Vietnam was over, the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee and held out for 71 days, Alejandro Jodorowsky filmed the holiest picture ever, and the best-selling Peruvian anthropologist Carlos Castaneda (1926-1998) reaped major success with his 3rd book, Journey to Ixtlan, which is what the name of Ixtlan Industries alludes to, meaning the metaphoric odyssey unfolded therein by one of Castaneda’s mentors (and not necessarily any one of the several villages with that name in Mexico).
Nearly three decades later a certain bone shaman with a nagualistic disposition told me about the Eagle that would eventually devour every man and woman on Earth. In a way, this prophesized the second coming of Silvio Manuel, the mysterious Mexican seer mentioned in Castaneda’s later books. In 2000 this undead entity from the 2nd attention chose the current fragment of reality in order to bring about several projects in controlled folly, all having to do something with the massive stone sculptures posed amid the ancient ruins of the historic Toltec capital of Tula in Oaxaca.
These statues are believed to be a model of the impeccable human body-mind-soul machinaire, therefore Ixtlan Industries aim to achieve this ageless monolith perfection in any branch of cultural or con-cultural endeavour whatsoever.
Ixtlan releases so far have been arrayed into tonals (sets of 4-8 cdrs/events each) and naguals (seperate releases). The tonal and the nagual are both extremely important premises in new age Toltec philosophy.
As a way of erasing personal history, Ixtlan has decided on eventually deleting its back catalogue by uploading it in free downloadable mode on this exciting music website here.
We also upload musics from friendly artists and labels.
Edited by nefolk on 15 Nov 2011, 11:59
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