The art of stalking is the riddle of the heart; the puzzlement sorcerers feel upon becoming aware of two things: first that the world appears to us to be unalterably objective and factual, because of peculiarities of our awareness and perception; second, that if different peculiarities of perception come into play, the very things about the world that seem so unalterably objective and factual change. – Don Juan, The Power of Silence
The art of stalking has to do with gaining enough energy to drastically shift the position of the assemblage point. After years of practice with stalking, the warrior is able to have their emanations, their luminous fibers, match the emanations at large which are all of the lines of energy in the universe. The goal for committed warriors is to reach a state of total awareness – to be able to recognize the totality of the mold of man. The mold of man contains every human attribute that you can think of as well as those that you are unable to perceive until you have attained total awareness.
Stalking is not about manifesting something into your reality. Stalking is about eliminating the things within your humanness that define you as a human. Stalking is about cleaning all of your links – this is achieved by erasing personal history, constant recapitulation, and removing yourself from the mold of man. As you do this you will gain the energy that is necessary for accessing unique and new states of awareness and can begin your work on the mastery of intent.
Stalking yourself is the act of releasing all of your masks, the ones that you wear in order to fit in with the world or the mold of man. For this you need to be: ruthlessness without harshness, cunning without cruelty, patience without negligence, and sweetness without foolishness. So what do these mean?
- Ruthless is having compassion without pity.
- Cunning is to arrive at what you hope to achieve without self-importance.
- Patience is to know that what you are cultivating has already happened but you don’t sit and wait for it to come to fruition, you continue to take action.
- Sweetness is to be able to be coy and at the same time lethal in accomplishing your task.
Stalking is done by a warrior so that they are able to align with intent. Stalking is necessary for total freedom; without stalking ourselves in first and second attention we are unable to adequately shift the position of our assemblage points at will. What is happening is that you are basically stopping your own world consistently. Reminding yourself to release the thoughts, actions, and traits that align you with being a human being. It’s all about strengthening your connecting link to the spirit or with intent.
The art of stalking is an art! It is very complex and not easy. It is a discipline and takes constant practice and work. Everything else falls into the art of stalking including controlled folly, stopping the world, shifting your assemblage point, recapitulation, releasing self-reflection, etc.
So what are we stalking? We are stalking awareness and power. This power is the energetic power that flows through the universe and NOT power over others. We stalk ourselves first to release the patterns that we have upheld for our lifetime, the patterns that belong to others. We are essentially recapitulating our knowledge. While one begins to approach impeccability through their practice of stalking the tonal, the first attention, they become prepared to stalk in second attention, the nagual.
When the connecting link with spirit is made and your assemblage point has shifted you are able to perceive in a new way. Things that you could not identify previously begin to emerge for the first time. You are a witness as the mysteries of the universe reveal themselves. It would take a book to explain all of this and for some of it there are no words. There is no substitute for experience. You just have to make a commitment and do it!