Human beings are unable to enter and remain for any extended length of time inside the realm of cosmic awareness – the state which Don Juan called ‘the third attention’. Either we leave it and forget, or we stay and melt into that unfathomable sea. But the power that governs us has found the way to get around this limitation, by creating organisms in which individual entities work as members. – Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual
It is, in my experience, extremely difficult to put the abstract into words because in seeking words to describe an abstract experience we potentially dilute it as well as create the fixation of the assemblage point. The Eagle’s emanations, as written by Carlos Castaneda, are Fluid, forever in motion, and yet unchanged, eternal.
It is said that the Eagle bestows awareness and also devours awareness by making sentient beings relinquish it at the moment of death. In The Fire from Within Don Juan describes the eagle’s emanations as, A presence, almost a mass of sorts, a pressure that creates a dazzling sensation. One can catch only a glimpse of them, as one can catch only a glimpse of the Eagle itself and, there is nothing visual about the Eagle. The entire body of a seer senses the Eagle.
What is sensed are the emanations of the Eagle. And to me, the emanations of the Eagle are the universal flow of energy as it vibrates and continually expands. Its expansion is dependent upon the awareness it devours from sentient beings at the time of death. But, we don’t have to wait until the moment of death to dart past the eagle to be free. When we have enough personal power and are aligned with intent we are capable of doing it here and now. When our luminosity and energetic emanations are in balance with the filaments encased within us to the filaments that surround us, a merging of energy results which thereby provides us with the emanations necessary to match those of the Eagle. When this is achieved, we will not become food for the Eagle because the Eagle is unable to consume that which it already is.
We know that the luminous shell or cocoon of a human consists of energetic emanations. Our luminous shell consists of hardened emanations and fibers and it is the work of the warrior to free themselves from the shell by loosening and realigning the fibers in order to shift the assemblage point along the surface of the shell. When the luminous cocoon of sentient beings that was once intact becomes malleable, we are able to move along the shell without limitations. And then, with perseverance, we are able to unwind the shell completely by unfurling the hardened emanations that are plugged directly into the mystery. This is utter fluidity.
In The Fire from Within Don Juan said, Inside us we have only emanations trying to break the cocoon…only the new seers get around this and by means of the shifts of their assemblage points, they get to realize that the mystery is perceiving…not so much what we perceive but what makes us perceive. When the shell becomes less rigid and more malleable we are capable of realigning our perception with the unfathomable and indescribable mystery. Without the shell encasing our energy we are now continually undulating and flowing within the toroidal energy of existence. Once within the mystery, we weave it as it weaves us, within the flux of the universe. A direct co-creation with the mystery through total and complete alignment with intent. And it is here where all things become not only possible but come to fruition as reality.
To accomplish this feat provides us with the ability to move into a place of pure perception that simultaneously perceives us. There is no longer other, there is only the frequency of infinite emanations of awareness and we are free. Absulutely free. We have darted past the Eagle’s emanations prior to death and in so doing, connected to it and all of its emanations fully. We have entered third attention.
- First attention = Hardened shell and fixated point.
- Second attention = Fluid shell and fluid point.
- Third attention = Filaments weaving new forms into existence. No shell, no point.
In third attention the flower of life and all its components becomes a fluid mass of energetic circles all morphing and pulsing and absorbing new seeds of life into it, forever expanding. The circles represent the feminine and when the lines of awareness, which represent the masculine, enter into the circles of the flower of life, Metatron’s cube can be witnessed. Metatron’s cube contains all five platonic solids representing air, fire, water, light, and ether and represents all things that exist in the known universe and the never ending flow of energy between everything in the universe.
At the core of these organisms a radically new kind of attention is generated, an intent oriented towards exploring the unknown, investigating in teams what we otherwise cannot know. Feelings of individuality are no longer their operative center, because they have been substituted by something much more intense: Living as part of the whole, an energy state that no ordinary man can even conceive of. There are no routines, there is no ego, there is no ignorance, there is no interpretation. That kind of organism is only one stage on the infinite path of awareness, but for us human beings, that stage is final. – Carlos Castaneda, Encounters with the Nagual