“Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his. Spanish version: El Lado Activo del Infinito. Full English version: The Active Side of Infinity Return to Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan’s Teachings. CARLOS CASTANEDA was the author of ten bestselling books, including their entrance into that concrete region which they called the active side of infinity.
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From Library Journal Completed shortly before anthropologist-shaman Castaneda’s death in Aprilthis book serves as the fulfillment of a task his teacher, the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus, gave him many years ago, when Castaneda was instructed to collect the significant events of his life.
You can say that shamans react immediately to the lines of the universe. Energy may appear to you as if it were being projected onto a movie screen. They can’t hide behind anything.
The Active Side of Infinity
Make an effort to let the voice from the depths of you speak out and tell you what to select. Infinity always puts us in this terrible position of having to choose. He told me what I already knew: You have enough energy for that.
Most of the great religious and philosophical works are written as narrative metaphors. Then the dark sea of awareness supplies them with whatever is necessary to carry on that journey. It’s really wctive man’s fault. They see how energy flows, and they follow its flow.
That’s the art of warrior-travelers: It is a very predatory mood. This is the reason recounting is so important and vast. We are all deeply indebted to him.
Published December 22nd by Harper Perennial first published January 1st Being immortal, we wouldn’t know how to do that. I believe this is the 12th of his 12 books – that may be why it feels like he’s mailing castanedda in and re I’m bailing out after pages.
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In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous manoeuvre stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. All the rest are trimmings that have no importance at all. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. The old shamans faced this problem of coexistence without concerning themselves with time and space.
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This was not, however, meant as a collection of major milestones in his physical existence but as a selective work describing the transcendent moments and meaningful insights that changed his life From Library Journal Completed shortly before anthropologist-shaman Castaneda’s death in Aprilthis book serves as the fulfillment of a task his teacher, the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus, thr him many years ago, tue Castaneda was instructed to collect the significant events of his life.
When you can see from inner silence, the predator may appear as a gigantic shadow, leaping in the air and then landing with a silent thud. You want castnaeda run away, to plunge into something human, warm, contradictory, stupid, who cares? Nov 13, Neelima Vinod rated it liked it.
The moment one crossed a peculiar threshold in infinity, either deliberately or, unwittingly, everything that happens to one from then on is no longer exclusively in one’s own domain, but enters into the realm of infinity.
The predator is not something benevolent. Then, it lands flat on the ground. Sorcerers express, in this fashion, the thanks that they can no longer voice. The current or stream of filaments that is related to the recapitulation was named by those sorcerers the dark sea of awareness, and also the Eagle. The old sorcerers believed it was the dominion of the different parts of the body that ruled the moods and the actions of the total body; parts that become dysfunctional dreg the rest of the body to castqneda, such as, for jnfinity, when you yourself get sick from eating junk.
Sorcerers’ aspirations are to reach infinity, and to be conscious of it. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal. The total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that we are handling is the preparation for facing the definitive journey: This leap of faith — rather than the leap off the cliff itself — seems to be the more important step in becoming a full-fledged sorcerer.
My sobriety as a sorcerer tells me that their awareness will terminate, the way inorganic beings’ awareness terminates, but I haven’t seen this happen. It simply can’t be true, for sorcerers or for average men, or for anyone.