Don Juan had defined the concept of warrior-travelers, saying that it referred to sorcerers who, by being warriors, traveled in the dark sea of awareness. He had added that human beings were travelers of the dark sea of awareness, and that this Earth was but a station on their journey; for extraneous reasons, which he didn’t care to divulge at the time, the travelers had interrupted their voyage. He said that human beings were caught in a sort of eddy, a current that went in circles, giving them the impression of moving while they were, in essence, stationary. He maintained that sorcerers were the only opponents of whatever force kept human beings prisoners, and that by means of their discipline sorcerers broke loose from its grip and continued their journey of awareness. ~ Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity
I believe that I read a similar interpretation of this in a book I read by Ken Carey, maybe in The Third Millennium: Living in the Posthistoric World. Carey, who had an apparent connection to the works of Castaneda which is evident in his writing, said something about how the Earth was a travel destination for universal beings, a place where they stopped to refuel, refresh and explore and that one day, a predatory race came to earth, never left and took over. If this is true then it may well explain the alien petroglyphs that have been found carved in stone around the world. Perhaps this was their “I was here” mark, much like people carve their initials in trees. Or maybe, they were depictions carved based on what those who inhabited earth at that time saw. Or both.
The sorcerers’ revolution is that they refuse to honor agreements in which they did not participate. Nobody ever asked me if I would consent to be eaten by beings of a different kind of awareness. My parents just brought me into this world to be food, like themselves, and that’s the end of the story. ~ Don Juan, The Active Side of Infinity
In The Teachings of Don Juan, Carlos talks about ordinary consensus as the implicit agreement on the component elements of everyday life which fellow men give to one another in various ways. We come into the world to parents and others who socialize us by convincing us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. And that we must agree. This is social consensus, an agreement that we make to uphold a single reality that consists of one limited way of seeing the entire world.
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!
There are three kinds of bad habits which we use over and over when confronted with unusual life situations. First, we may disregard what’s happening or has happened and feel as if it had never occurred. That one is the bigot’s way. Second, we may accept everything at its face value and feel as if we know what’s going on. That’s the pious man’s way. Third, we may become obsessed with an event because either we cannot disregard it or we cannot accept it wholeheartedly. That’s the fool’s way. ~ Don Juan,Tales of Power
Denial. The state of turning a blind eye when current circumstances are discarded so one can feel as though it never occurred. The majority of humanity is in state of denial. They want so badly to believe that everything is okay just the way it is and with the exception of a bit of lip service in order to wow their friends through the initiatives they claim to take, they do little to effect change.
Look, see those birds? At some point a program was written to govern them. A program was written to watch over the trees, and the wind, the sunrise, and sunset. There are programs running all over the place. The ones doing their job, doing what they were meant to do, are invisible. You’d never even know they were here. But the other ones, well, we hear about them all the time. Every time you’ve heard someone say they saw a ghost, or an angel. Every story you’ve ever heard about vampires, werewolves, or aliens, is the system assimilating some program that’s doing something they’re not supposed to be doing. ~ The Oracle,The Matrix
The movie The Matrix was a blockbuster hit and a sensation that still has people talking about it. My own experience with this movie very much resembled the state of pure energy and incomprehensible entities that don Juan often made reference to. My earlier post regarding The Predator was posted on another public forum to which it received quite a large number of comments and responses. The forum was not specific to the teachings of Castaneda, but rather, a site where people are attempting to move into an evolutionary realm of conscious awareness.
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.