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    Post  mudra Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:05 pm

    Encounters with the nagual playlist ( Armando Torres )

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    Post  mudra Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:32 pm

    Enlightment 's youtube chanel
    Loads of audio books of Castaneda, interviews, tensegrity videos etc...

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqSSTkkH0lDWjwHyHat4FA/videos

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    Post  mudra Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:47 pm

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    "I'm going to utter perhaps the greatest piece of knowledge anyone can voice," he said. "Let me see what you can do with it.

    "Do you know that at this very moment you are surrounded by eternity? And do you know that you can use that eternity, if you so desire?"

    After a long pause, during which he urged me with a subtle movement of his eyes to make a statement, I said that I did not understand what he was talking about.

    "There! Eternity is there!" he said, pointing to the horizon. Then he pointed to the zenith. "Or there, or perhaps we can say that eternity is like this." He extended both arms to point to the east and west.

    We looked at each other. His eyes held a question.

    "What do you say to that?" he asked, coaxing me to ponder upon his words.

    I did not know what to say."Do you know that you can extend yourself forever in any of the directions I have pointed to?" he went on. "Do you know that one moment can be eternity? This is not a riddle; it's a fact, but only if you mount that moment and use it to take the totality of yourself forever in any direction."

    He stared at me.

    "You didn't have this knowledge before," he said, smiling. "Now you do. I have revealed it to you. But it doesn't make a bit of difference because you don't have enough personal power to utilize my revelation.

    "Yet if you did have enough power, my words alone would serve as the means for you to round up the totality of yourself, and get the crucial part of it out of the boundaries in which it is contained."

    He came to my side and poked my chest with his fingers. It was a very light tap.

    "These are the boundaries I'm talking about," he said. "One can get out of them. We are a feeling; an awareness encased here."

    He slapped my shoulders with both hands. My pad and pencil fell to the ground. Don Juan put his foot on the pad and stared at me, and then laughed.

    I asked him if he minded my taking notes. He said no in a reassuring tone and moved his foot away.

    "We are luminous beings," he said, shaking his head rhythmically. "And for a luminous being only personal power matters. But if you ask me what personal power is, I have to tell you that my explanation will not explain it.""

    ~ Don Juan, Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda
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    Entering the unknown
    Posted on April 2, 2020 by female warrior

    https://femalewarrior.net/2020/04/02/entering-the-unknown/#more-4452

    A warrior acknowledges his pain but he doesn’t indulge in it. Thus the mood of a warrior who enters into the unknown is not one of sadness; on the contrary, he’s joyful because he feels humbled by his great fortune, confident that his spirit is impeccable, and above all, fully aware of his efficiency. A warrior’s joyfulness comes from having accepted his fate, and from having truthfully assessed what lies ahead of him. ~ Don Juan, Tales of Power


    It’s been a long time since I’ve written because I’ve had nothing to say. And now I’m compelled to write and ironically I still have nothing to say but there’s nothing else to do.

    Those of you who have read my posts since I started blogging in 2009 know that I have always placed a strong emphasis on attaining freedom from The Predator. The ultimate goal of the predator – as I have come to understand it through Carlos Castaneda’s explanations – was to feed off of human energy, to consume them fully until there was nothing left but a lifeless husk. Don Juan said in regards to the predator, There is an explanation which is the simplest explanation in the world. They took over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. Just as we rear chickens in chicken goods, the predators rear us in human coops. Therefore, their food is always available to them.

    One can only assume, at this point in time, that the predator – being the parasite that it is – began its most recent feeding frenzy in an attempt to consume the world. Based on the rising number of cases and deaths it leaves in its wake, it’s gorging itself mercilessly.

    Some of my friends are living in a great state of fear. Others are patiently waiting for the virus to reach its peak and dissipate. Some are expressing that this is going to be known as the era of the great awakening as we witness air quality improving as the earth, and humanity, enter into a state of long-needed restoration. When we become free from the distractions of the world, planetary intelligence will awaken within us and we can continue to evolve the natural and primal vision, the very creation that inspires the universe. (We’ll come back to this in a different post.)

    It’s obvious that we have no control over the predator whatsoever, aside from isolating ourselves in our homes. Now, more than ever, is the ultimate time to unplug. As always, unplugging from the predator remains our only way out. We can’t take a pill to assuage its infiltration, there is no vaccine against it, and it does not discriminate against any one culture, class, or race. Everyone is at risk.

    So how do we free ourselves from the predator now? What words of wisdom can adherents to the Toltec Path align with in order to emancipate ourselves from the reign of fear the coronavirus is causing? It is my belief that we are being forced to recognize that there are no words, there is no doctrine, no spiritual belief system, no political party, no religion, no repenting; essentially no single path or thing that can be named as the salvation to this disease.

    The only thing we can count on now is right action and this begins with ourselves. Now, more than ever, we have to become impeccable with our energy. We are essentially being forced to enter into and explore a new band of awareness. The paradigms that we had based our reality upon for decades, centuries, millennia, no longer exist. New concepts, models, and foundational substrates are emerging as part of an unfolding mystery that affects all of us simultaneously. It is up to each individual to either cling to what was or to co-create the unknown as it transpires.

    What I see is that we are shifting and entering into uncharted territory, and we are assisting each other in this whether we think we are or not. This shift or new band, for seers, is not comprised of a “plan”. It does not have structure. I have come to find that the only thing we can do is align with intent. Period. It takes work, it takes discipline, it takes an extreme measure of mindfulness, diligence and awareness. And then, when we give ourselves over to the unfathomable sea of awareness in total fluidity I trust that the shift will simply emerge in the form of new lines, new energetic fibers and new possibilities. And I look forward to seeing and experiencing what that will be like. In fact, I already am. The new band of awareness already exists, all we need to do is align with intent and we are there. There are no words, it just is.

    Oh, and as I’ve said before, don’t believe a word I say, test it for yourselves.

    ~ Keep Dancing!
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    Post  mudra Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:14 pm

    Rise Up to Your Higher Power
    POSTED ON JANUARY 1, 2021 BY LORRAINE


    The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs. – Don Juan, A Separate Reality

    Happy New Year! Upon entering into 2021 I’ve often wondered if we still have the capacity to choose freedom or if we have to fight for it. It has occurred to me that nothing has changed as it pertains to uplugging from the predator and choosing freedom. I’ve written “unplug from the predator” hundreds of times over the years and now, with the predator as humongous as it is, I continue to declare, “BE GONE, you have no power here.” You are the universe and as such, we have infinite boundlessness and immeasurable power.

    Looking through my past blogs I came across one entitled, Freedom From the Machine, that I wrote on September 8, 2009. I wrote it from the perspective of if we do not do not unplug from the “machine” we will be heading towards disaster. The very things I wrote about twelve years ago are where we live today, only worse.

    My integrity and impeccability remain intact and it is my wish for 2021 that you warriors of freedom out there rise up to your higher power. Power is and power moves! And what is our higher power? It is the awareness that we are pure energy with the ability to move into states of higher consciousness. More deeply committed to my path than I ever imagined possible leaves me with only one choice; to continue to probe everyday into deeper awareness. 2021 is the year that will reveal those who are truly committed to freedom vs those who only talk about it.

    When we are aligned with the frequency of collective human conditioning we are aligned with density consciousness, a frequency that is heavy and causes our energy to vibrate at a lower frequency. Density consciousness has to do with the amount of merit we place, sometimes blindly, upon the stories that we’ve been told on how to assemble our realities in alignment with the human collective. This can cause us to feel as though we are dragging ourselves through our day (or life) with a lot of resistance, under the weight of the world so to speak. It’s time to liberate ourselves from density consciousness and collective human conditioning that is wrought mind-control.

    We are energy but more than that, we are pure consciousness. We are responsible for the energetic frequencies that we choose to create and align with. We cannot experience anything unless we specifically choose to match a particular frequency. If we choose to align with higher frequencies, we will resonate within those bands of awareness.

    Our own consciousness, our state of being, is what creates our reality. If we acquiesce to our own enslavement it is because we have given meaning to the current situation, people, or events as they unfold. Circumstances and other people do not create our reality, only we can create our reality because we are the ones who choose which frequencies we care to align with.

    Rather than living within a state of fear, dread, anger, confusion, distrust, and all of the many other adjectives that can be used to describe the current state of our existence, consider a perception – a point of awareness – that is free of the predatory evil of mass corruption and consumption, and that has an equal opportunity to prevail and overcome.

    We are that point of awareness, and with a fake virus being unleashed onto the population as a means of totalitarianism, we have the opportunity to declare of sovereignty. Our spread of collective higher consciousness has the power to detoxify seemingly resistant attitudes and promote new growth. We are harbingers of freedom.

    Rise up to your higher power, free up from the fear it will devour you, watch out for the ego of the hour, the ones who say they know it will the ones who will impose it on you. – Holly Near, Edge
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    Stalking and Dreaming

    Posted on 15/11/2012 by Toltec Warrior

    The most demanding aspect of the teachings of Don Juan Matus, is in regard to the duality of the warrior; how is it possible to reconcile the two halves of our double nature that comprise the whole.
    Our dual nature is at best both an advantage and something of a burden… it can inhibit our actions and cloud our judgement at times.
    The balancing of the two sides of our being is the answer to this dilemma.
    Don Juan makes it clear that all that remains of the Toltec teachings is in a sense ‘stalking’ and its counterpart ‘dreaming’.
    “Stalkers deal with people, with the world of ordinary affairs. Stalkers are the practitioners of controlled folly as the dreamers are the practitioners of dreaming. Controlled folly is the basis for stalking, as dreams are the basis for dreaming. Generally speaking, a warrior’s greatest accomplishment in the second attention is dreaming, and in the first attention his greatest accomplishment is stalking. In the absence of self-importance, a warrior’s only way of dealing with the social milieu is in terms of controlled folly.”

    STALKING ~

    A warrior follows the rule of the stalkers. The Rule applies to everyone but the stalker takes it on as the only means of buffering the onslaughts of power that come in the pursuit of knowledge. The rule is that a warrior has essentially given up the concerns of his everyday life in the pursuit of knowledge. He is only interested in unravelling the mysteries of the universe. He must come to the understanding that this mystery is infinite, and as such this is a hopeless task but he must proceed anyway. In doing so the warrior becomes a part of the mystery themselves – everything within his universe becomes equal unimportant and as to nothing. This principle is the Rule of stalkers.
    Don Juan lays out the principles for the warrior in regard to stalking:

       To choose the battlefield
       To discard everything which is unnecessary
       To choose your battles with care
       To relax, abandon yourself and to fear nothing
       When faced with odds that cannot be dealt with, warriors retreat for a moment
       A warrior compresses time – making every moment count, aiming at success and ready to make his last stand
       at any moment
       A stalker never Pushes himself to the front – this last principle can only be applied with the implementation of
       the former six principles

    The application of these principles results in three things:-
    “The first is that stalkers learn never to take themselves seriously; they learn to laugh at themselves. If they’re not afraid of being a fool, they can fool anyone. The second is that stalkers learn to have endless patience. Stalkers are never in a hurry; they never fret. And the third is that stalkers learn to have an endless capacity to improvise.”
    Don Juan also outlined the mood for stalking this being:- Ruthlessness, Cunning, Patience and Sweetness. This is the guiding attitude a warrior needs to adopt to stalk effectively.
    One of the principle tools of stalking is recapitulation. This comprises the stalkers ‘sweeping breath’, the purpose of which is to free the warrior from the bonds of energetic filaments that become attached to them though energetic exchanges. The breath itself gives the life-giving healing force needed to purge the luminous being.
    The aim of a stalker is to lose human form. This is can be achieved through a powerful recapitulation followed by implementation of the not-doings of the self such as erasing personal history, losing self-importance and breaking of routines.

    The stalker is the epitome of a warrior in this way is both light and fluid. Free of human form the stalker is also unpredictable, deliberate in action, patient, not concerned about being understood nor concerned about the self-reflection of others – but instead this state allows the individual to be light-hearted and jovial and they truly enjoy their lives.

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    DREAMING ~

    Dreaming is built on the premise that there is something called the ‘double’ or the ‘other’ and this is a replica of the warrior themselves. The important aspect of this concept is in being able to comprehend such idea. ‘Will’ is how the dreaming double is accessed and channelled and through ‘Will’ the dreaming double can become anything. The knowledge of this opens us to the concept that what we are in fact is an energetic configuration of energy fields or indeed as Don Juan called it ~ the luminous being.
    The aim of the dreamer is to find themselves in dreaming. He achieves this with a simple manoeuvre; this is to find the hands in dreaming – which is to look down at the hands while asleep and to realize the dream state. The dreamer also hopes to actually see themselves dreaming. In this instant it is important to avoid the shock of experiencing such a thing. As with all things in dreaming the dreamer takes nonchalantly whatever he sees. The way anything is achieved in dreaming is through the volition of the dreamer. Once the dreamer has found their hands they next attempt to find a location within dreaming and with practice this can then be found in the waking experience.
    There are as in all things various stages within dreaming. Don Juan sited these as:

       “Restful vigil is the preliminary state, a state in which the senses become dormant and yet one is aware.”
        “The second state is dynamic vigil. In this state one is left looking at a scene, a tableau of sorts, which is static.
        One sees a three-dimensional picture, a frozen bit of something – a landscape, a street, a house, a person,
        a face, anything.”
       “The third state is passive witnessing. In it the dreamer is no longer viewing a frozen bit of the world but is
        observing, eye witnessing, an event as it occurs. It is as if the primacy of the visual and auditory senses makes
        this state of dreaming mainly an affair of the eyes and ears.”
       “The fourth state is the one in which you are drawn to act. In it one is compelled to enterprise, to take steps,
        to make the most of one’s time. This state is called dynamic initiative.”

    Quote from “The Eageles Gift”

    As with all aspects of Don Juan’s teachings “stopping the internal dialogue” through the process of Not-doing is a vital component of dreaming. Dreaming requires then a quickened mind and the energy saved from talking to oneself allows one to dream.

    Don Juan states also:

    “The best way to enter into dreaming is to concentrate on the area just at the tip of the sternum, at the top of the belly. The attention needed for dreaming stems from that area. The energy needed in order to move and to seek in dreaming stems from the area an inch or two below the belly button. That energy is the will, or the power to select, to assemble. In a woman both the attention and the energy for dreaming originate from the womb.”

    What one seeks in dreaming is not what one would pay attention to in everyday life. The shift into dreaming is achieved by anchoring the double to the second attention that being the attention of the nagual, The assemblage point makes a natural shift into this left side of awareness when one sleeps. The trick being to store attention in dreaming ~ this is to become totally immersed in the dream to the extent that one is totally detached from the waking experience.
    There are seven gates of dreaming that must be crossed for the dreamer to gain mastery over their dreaming.

       The first gate of dreaming is to gain control of ones attention in dreaming. The easiest way of doing this is
       through finding the hands in dreaming, this anchors the double in the second attention.
       The second gate of dreaming is to learn how to wake up in the dream into yet another dream –
       enabling the dreamer to change dreaming locations entirely.
       The third gate of dreaming is reached when you find yourself staring at someone in a dream and that someone
       turns out to be you. There are two stages to this gate. The first stage, is to arrive at the gate; the second is
       to cross it. By dreaming that you see yourself asleep, you arrive at the third gate.
       The second phase is to move around once you’ve seen yourself asleep.
       The fourth gate of dreaming involves learning to use the energy body as a means of travel.
       This then be used to travel to “firstly concrete places in this world; two, to travel to concrete places out of this
       world;and, three, to travel to places that exist only in the intent of others.”
       The Fifth gate of dreaming is to be able to bring out the dreaming double in everyday life.
       The sixth is to be able to transport the physical body to another location entirely
       And the seventh is to be able to transcend the world entirely and to step beyond this world with the totality of oneself.

    It takes years to master the arts of stalking and dreaming – it requires perseverance and only then comes about by practicing the disciplines that Don Juan prescribed. I have found that remembering direction is a key element. Not only in terms of a long perspective but on the basis of moment to moment orientation (in all planes of being simultaneously). Balancing ourselves and the forces in our world is also of prime importance. Understanding the relativistic and dualistic nature of reality. And coming to an understanding that nothing  essentially matters except perhaps the rule. Once we set out on this path there really is little alternative – when one begins to comprehend the knowledge it cannot then be unlearned, only expanded upon. One may run away but this is not the path with heart and ultimately you will have to pay for this. Understanding the concepts of control folly and controlled abandonment is key. In regard to stalking controlled folly is our shield and guards us against the rigors of power. Control abandonment Don Juan describes as being something simple and ‘there being nothing to it’. But controlled abandonment is in principle the art of sorcery specifically in the application of dreaming – the ability to acquiesce to the situation – to know how and in what proportion. We require both Controlled abandonment and controlled folly in both waking and dreaming – being able to give ourselves to the moment and in the same instance able to act to produce the best possible outcome.  A life lived like a warrior is unsurpassed – one becomes the master of oneself – the ego being defeated along the way. But as Don Juan says this can only be achieved without either rushing or faltering. The abstract will be achieved in time if one holds firm to the path with heart. But in the end reaching the spirit means there are really no devices one can cling to, no object, and no person. We have in the final outcome the say over our lives – it is our decision.

    I am already given to the power that rules my fate.
    And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend.
    I have no thoughts, so I will see.
    I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
    Detached and at ease,
    I will dart past the Eagle
    To be free


    https://toltecwarrior.net/2012/11/15/stalking-and-dreaming/
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    Post  mudra Sat May 08, 2021 1:31 am

    you can download john O'Neil's free pdf :
    Carlos Castaneda Misc Works v2 in the Nagual group.

    I am unable to share it myself here

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