The sorcerers of ancient Mexico saw the predator. They called it the flyer because it leaps through the air. It is not a pretty sight. It is a big shadow, impenetrably dark, a black shadow that jumps through the air. Then, it lands flat on the ground. The sorcerers of ancient Mexico reasoned that man must have been a complete being at one point, with stupendous insights, feats of awareness that are mythological legends nowadays. And then everything seems to disappear, and we have now a sedated man. ~ Don Juan, The Active Side of Infinity
Carlos and don Juan discuss a predator that exists in the depths of the cosmos and rules the lives of humans, holding them as their prisoners. Though the word predator would not necessarily be my word of choice to describe this particular energy, we’ll use it for the time being to remain consistent with the label keeping in mind that it energetically infuses humans with the foreign installation.
This predator not only feeds off of human awareness; it also manipulates humans. Don Juan said that there are a lot of outside forces controlling people in every moment and that this control is something that exists outside of the domain of language because these experiences lie so far beyond syntax.
Don Juan goes on to further explain that we are food for this energetic awareness and that in the same way that we raise chickens in chicken coops for food, the predators rear us in human coops, our coop being the planet earth. The predator is an energy that flows in the universe and is visible to seers who have enough energy to perceive them. They appear as fleeting shadows and have also been referred to, by Carlos in The Active Side of Infinity as Flyers.
Carlos became infuriated by don Juan’s claim which is, of course, the rational reaction to such a claim. Most people cannot begin to wrap their minds around that fact that we are not alone in this universe. To attempt to understand that there are energies of awareness is a huge leap for most people. Even “god” is depicted as a human being with man being created in his image. The foreign installation runs extremely deep with that one.
Don Juan, appealing to Carlos’ analytical mind, points out the contradiction of “man the engineer” and the stupidity of his systems of belief and contradictory behaviors. He goes on to say that sorcerers believe that the predator has given humanity their systems of beliefs, ideas of good and evil and that they are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. All of this and more is the foreign installation and the mindset was given to us by the predators. As a result, man is living with an incredibly false mindset that they are unworthy and need to be saved. The predator injects into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them to ensure a degree of security that acts as a buffer against their own fears of not having enough.
Yeah, I know, this stuff is difficult to wrap one’s mind around. As human beings we are discouraged from entertaining the idea of the paranormal or mystical. We are encouraged and conditioned to regard things like UFO’s, aliens, spirit possession, orbs, telepathy, clairvoyance and the like as hoaxes, old wives tales and myths. If these are indeed myths then why are so many people experiencing them? Some would say that the people who have these experiences are delusional but my belief is that those who don’t believe in them are delusional and in denial. Also, the foreign installation is prevalent and very difficult to become free of.
Like the Toltec sorcerer’s of ancient times, Shaman were very aware and perceptive to these ulterior entities and took necessary precautions and created ceremonies to ensure that tribes and communities were safeguarded from them. Even modern day priests have specific rituals that are used to this day to perform exorcisms and ward off external entities that attempt to inhabit a body. What is a “spirit possession” anyway? It’s basically an inorganic being or predator feeding off of someone. Clinically insane people are labeled as such because much of their behavior violates what are considered social norms. These crazy, instable and mad people are able to see the inorganic beings clearly enough to have conversations with them. Have they defied the predator to the point that they see it, talk to it and stand up to it or are they the ideal victims being preyed upon relentlessly as some twisted type of cat and mouse game?
Social norms are twisted to me. What is a social norm? Social norms are the rules that deem what is appropriate behavior. Adherence to these “rules” essentially gives you the right to conduct yourself in a deceitful and dishonest manner in order to ensure that you are upholding the expectations required to fit in to societal norms. And where did social norms come from? They are the foreign installation. What’s wrong with authenticity, honesty and integrity!? Perhaps, I too, am going mad. One could only hope.
Down in the depths of every human being, there’s an ancestral, visceral knowledge about the predators’ existence. – Carlos Castaneda