You forget too easily, don Juan said. The path of knowledge is a forced one. In order to learn we must be spurred. In the path of knowledge we are always fighting something, avoiding something, prepared for something; and that something is always inexplicable, greater, more powerful than us. ~ A Separate Reality
There is no better way to hone awareness than a walk in the desert under the light of the full moon. I did this for years while living in the Sonoran desert but, I’ve also done it in the mountains, the forest, the ocean and just about any area outdoors as far away from light pollution and noise as I could get. Walking outdoors at any time of day, with intent, was my honing ground, my ultimate teacher, and the allies that reside in those places definitely did spur me on. And depending on where you are will determine which allies appear.
The Predator consumes our awareness through our emotions, properly directed by the internal dialogue. They have designed our social environment in such a way that we are constantly shooting off waves of emotions, which are immediately absorbed. Best of all, they like attacks of ego; for them, that is an exquisite mouthful. Such emotions are the same anywhere in the universe where they occur, and they have learned how to metabolize them. ~ Encounters with the Nagual
Perceiving and witnessing the Predator (flyers, inorganic beings) from a predilection of stalking is quite incredible. With a predilection to stalking I perceive the predator in various situations or aligned with people and slash at its impositions with my warrior sword or vajra dagger…cutting through the illusion one line at a time; well sometimes multiple lines!
Every one of us human beings has two minds. One is totally ours, and it is like a faint voice that always brings us order, directness, purpose, the other mind is a foreign installation. It brings us conflict, self-assertion, doubts, hopelessness: it’s ourselves as the me-me center of the world. ~ Don Juan,The Active Side of Infinity
Not much has been said with regard to female warriors throughout the Castaneda books. Taisha Abelar and Florinda Donner wrote books in order to offer a female perspective of female sorcerers though the teachings that they had received from some of the elder women in don Juan’s party. Most of their writings were an attempt to guide women into becoming free from a male-dominated, patriarchal world which they believed held them captive and perpetuated an energy of being preyed upon and to exist in a role of subservience. Little was said about the power of the feminine energy that has the potential to dream a new dream here on earth, while systematically destroying the ancient lines that support and maintain this current paradigm, particularly by those women who are committed to the warrior’s path.
We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so. They took over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. Just as we rear chickens in chicken coops the predators rear us in human coops. Therefore their food is always available to them. ~ Don Juan,The Active Side of Infinity
Don Juan and Carlos spoke of inorganic beings as an energetic awareness in the cosmos that don’t have form. The most common of these is The Predator which has instilled us with its mindset in order to harvest our awareness as food to sustain itself. Other inorganic beings reside in our “airspace” or alternate realities or in our minds (foreign installation). They most specifically feed off of fear because fear brings up the strongest emotion making it easy to recognize due to the humongous aura it produces. It’s all energy and the inorganics can sense it. When they do, they glom onto it and feed incessantly, if they are allowed. Some inorganic beings are adept at raising fear in people. For instance, I used to walk in the desert at night with fellow warriors to “hunt power”. One of the warriors was always preoccupied with attracting the inorganics and in holding that preoccupation would ultimately attract them. I always said out loud and sternly, “Get out of here, we have nothing for you.” If they continued to remain I would become fierce and tell them that they were pathetic and were more like petty tyrants than powerful beings and they would leave.