The Mold of Man

In Carlos Castaneda’s book, The Fire from Within, Don Juan talks about how human beings are pure energy or “an amorphous blob of biological matter” and that a particular pattern of energy serves to stamp the qualities of humanness upon it. He explains it “like a gigantic die that stamps out human beings endlessly as if they were coming to it on a mass-production conveyor belt”.

A lot of people find this term offensive but this mass production of people is what I refer to as sheeple (sheep/people). They are predominantly part of a flock whose most every action relies on the acceptance and validation of others or subservience and acquiescence to others and, sometimes, having power over them. In becoming enmeshed within the energetic structure of “the mold of man”, people become robotic, stepford people who often delude themselves into living appropriately as dictated by the dominant paradigm.

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