A sorcerer asks himself: What is the sense of all this? Why invest my resources in something which won’t help me at all? The appointment of a sorcerer is with the unknown, he cannot commit his energy to nonsense. While you walk the Earth, collect something of true value from it, otherwise it wasn’t worth it. ~ Carlos Castaneda,Encounters with the Nagual
This past weekend was spent in communion with the earth; deep, heartfelt, intended unity. The earth is very abstract, abysmal, unfathomable and capable of escorting one into silent knowledge on a level that varies greatly from the silent knowledge that can be accessed by going up and out into the cosmic void of infinity. She is profoundly grounding and wise in the ways that allow you to fully grasp what it means to be in the world but not of it.
The passageway into the world of shamansopens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue. ~ Carlos Castaneda
The shaman or nagual resides in each of us. While some may be more advanced, the realm of shamanism encompasses levels of heightened awareness that are available to anyone. Shaman are the walkers on the wind, those who live on the precarious edge of existence, able to access knowledge at will and enter into dream, altered states, parallel realities by connecting with intent. They are healers, dreamers, creators, manifestors, teachers, communicators, mediators, record keepers, and more.