So I've been able to reveal all the gates of dreaming, all the abstract cores and all those knowledge concerning shamans' world, a separate reality. In the early 60s, Carlos Castaneda, a young anthropologist of California University, gets in touch with an old shaman, don Juan, a northern Mexico Yaqui Indio. Later, in the 70s, Carlos Castaneda is charged to have falsified data and reports contained in his books and to have provided a very different biography of himself, in contrast with document data and testimonies.
The Teachings of Juan Matus
Therefore, there is nothing to be surprised if he falsified dates, places and names of his books' characters. Then, in the 80s, Carlos Castaneda writes more and more accurate and detailed reports and other characters, besides don Juan and don Genaro, come on the scene, other Mexican modern shamans and an ancient sorcerer of Mexico, the death opponent. On April 27th Carlos Castaneda dies, as a man, about ten o'clock in the morning and his body is cremated in Los Angeles. And it is undoubtedly interesting to notice what is written in his fifth book - The Second Ring of Power - in which la Gorda, a don Juan's apprentice, reveals to Castaneda that ten o'clock a.
In Carlos Castaneda's sixth book - The Eagle's Gift - Silvio Manuel, a member of don Juan's group, reveals to Castaneda that he was not the right Nagual - four-forked Nagual - to lead the group of apprentices. His bubble's configuration had three compartments - three-forked Nagual - instead of four.
There was another rule for him, that one of the three-forked Nagual. As a Nagual, I decided to present this book in order that the secret teaching of Nagualism may be transmitted in its totality, as I received it - silent knowledge - by don Juan, my teacher, and by the death opponent, my benefactor. And only disciples with the developed chakras were considered to be promising and able to withstand on the path of a hunter and warrior. Therefore, those enrolled in the School had a big experience in psychoenergetical work acquired in their previous lives on the Earth.
That is, they were ready for serious work from the psychoenergetical standpoint.
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This allowed them to start psychoenergetical training not with cleansing and development of the meridians and chakras, but immediately with development of the main power structure of the organism — hara the lower dantian. When the work with hara was completed, the next stage followed: the division of the cocoon into two parts: the upper and the lower bubbles of perception.
It is from these bubbles that one perceives the tonal and the nagual, respectively. Division of the cocoon into two bubbles of perception was regarded as an important intermediate step towards further stages of psychoenergetical self-perfection. Then, further work was performed in order to develop the lower bubble of perception. That is, as in all other advanced spiritual Schools, the techniques aimed at the refinement of the consciousness preceded the large-scale process of its crystallization.
Thanks to the refinement of the consciousness and the work with the lower bubble of perception , including mastering the state of Nirodhi , the disciples attained the state of Nirvana though, they did not know this Sanskrit term. First, they mastered the static variation of Nirvana in Brahman, and after this — the dynamic one, when the crystallized consciousness acts in subtle eons.
In this state, one can easily touch with the consciousness any being within the Earth or near it, provided one has information about this being. At that moment, he for the first time experienced the state of deep peace, for the first time he perceived God, he perceived that God is Love indeed…. But suddenly he heard the voice of don Juan saying that this state was, though fine, — not that to which he had to aspire now. You have to advance further! And what is further? It is the dynamic aspect of Nirvana when the crystallized consciousness acts in the subtle eons.
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In this state, one can touch with the consciousness any being within the Earth and around it; in order to do this, one needs just to have information about this being. The state of Nirodhi, known in all developed Schools of Buddhi Yoga, don Juan described also in endemic terms specific to this School. The disciples were taught that there exist energy waves, which constantly roll on all living creatures and from which we are shielded by our cocoons.
And that one can use the power of these waves for transferring oneself with their help into unknown worlds. These unknown worlds are other spatial dimensions. To make it happen, one has to allow the rolling force to flood the cocoon. It is only after attaining the state of disappearance in Brahman that it becomes possible to cognize Ishvara — and to disappear in Him forever, having conquered death. It should be noted that with the help of the Fire one can master dematerialization of the material body.
Juan Matus and his companions performed this. It is so because God guides people, who devote their lives to Him, according to the same laws of spiritual development.
And now, let us consider in more detail the specific methods of work in the School of Juan Matus, which have been described by Castaneda and which we can apply to ourselves. The first of the preliminary methods is recapitulation. In essence, this is the same as repentance, which is present in all major religions. The disciples had to recall — mainly in seclusion which lasted for several days — all the mistakes they had made in their lives, and to re-live those situations anew, this time correctly.
The quality of the penitential work did not deteriorate because of this trick, since its major goal — to learn to react in the ethically correct way and to avoid sinning — was achieved, provided that the disciples made due efforts. Indeed, if one views oneself as being very important and someone else encroaches on this importance with his or her disrespectful attitude, one reacts with emotional outburst of resentment, anger, and so forth. In this process, the energy of the organism is intensively wasted.
They resorted to this in order to destroy completely the feeling of self-importance, to erase from their memories their own personal history — so as to attain humility. Since everything that happens to a warrior on the physical plane, as Castaneda put it, does not matter , the only thing that matters is the state of the consciousness. And it is of no importance indeed, compared to the Supreme Goal! That which is of principal importance is the ability to be naught, the ability not to defend yourself when someone is unjust to you, but to be protected — so taught don Juan.
He did it, for example, when explaining this principle to his disciples. Once don Juan assembled the disciples, took a sack and put into it a radio, a tape recorder, and several other things found in the house of one of the disciples. Then he gave this sack to one disciple to carry, gave a table to another disciple to carry, and took them to the mountains.
In the middle of a valley, he told them to put the table down and emptied the contents of the sack onto it. Then he took the disciples at some distance from the table and asked them what they saw. Then don Juan came to the table and whisked everything off it. Only then the disciples understood don Juan: he wanted them to see not only the things on the table, but the table itself and more — the space around the table.
But the things on the table prevented the disciples from seeing the world around them by drawing their attention to themselves. In this way don Juan demonstrated to his disciples that in order to cognize the nagual, and then — God, one has to cleanse the tonal around oneself.
Perhaps, it is appropriate to recall the example of observance of the same principle in the history of Christianity: monks had in their cells, besides icons and a few books, a coffin in which they slept — so as to remember constantly about the inevitable death, which urges those who remember about it to intensify their spiritual efforts. For what purpose? In order to attain freedom.
This process comes to an end when the seeker learns to look at all situations with the eyes of the Creator. To illustrate this, don Juan once astounded Castaneda by taking off his usual Native American garments and putting on an immaculate modern suit for his trip to town!
In connection with this, don Juan also taught his disciples to talk to people in the language that they could understand. For example, once he and Castaneda were sitting on a bench near a church and saw how two middle aged ladies came out from a church and hesitated about descending several steps.
Then don Juan came and helped them to come down, and advised them that if they fell, they should not move until a doctor arrived. The ladies were sincerely grateful to him for this advice. The majority of people today are accustomed to banishing the thought of their death. And even when we come across the facts of other people passing away, we never try to imagine ourselves in their place.
We assure ourselves that even if this is going to happen to us, it is a very long time ahead. So, don Juan suggested that we imagine that personified death is always with us. And if one quickly looks back over the left shoulder, then it is possible to catch a glimpse of death. And no one is aware of the moment when he or she is going to die; this is why we should not have any unfinished works.
Let me cite these remarkable words of don Juan, for it is one of his best theoretical developments:. An immense amount of pettiness is dropped if your death makes a gesture to you, or if you catch a glimpse of it, or if you just have the feeling that your companion is there watching you.
It is only because death is stalking us that the world is an unfathomable mystery. A wonderful state! The best of us always comes out when we are against the wall, when we feel the sword dangling overhead.fursdoctnogti.tk
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This is an absolutely necessary prerequisite for mastering the nagual, because the nagual is mastered by means of meditation, and meditation, as Rajneesh put it nicely, is the state of non-mind. That is, to learn to immerse the consciousness into the nagual, one has to learn to stop, to switch off the mind. For the purpose of attaining the mental pause , don Juan used the following techniques:.
It should be noted, however, that don Juan used this method only in the very beginning of their joint work, and later on he gave it up. Hence, it is absolutely unadvisable to follow their example as to using psychedelics. All the more, there are other, far more effective and harmless means of mastering the mental pause at our disposal.
One had to look at some object for a long time and in fixed manner, for example, at a ravine, flowing water, and so on. As a result, the first attention got exhausted and switched off leaving room for the second attention. The training mentioned above resulted in attaining the state that in Chinese Yoga is called wu-wei — non-doing , that is non-doing on the physical plane, when the mind manas stops, and we get the opportunity for directed meditation, for the activity of the buddhi. Manas and buddhi are in reciprocal relations: they cannot act simultaneously, at any point in time only one of them operates.