The Assemblage Point

The assemblage point is one of the main themes in the Castaneda book series and a critical topic for understanding what the teachings are all about. In this article I explore what the assemblage point is and how to utilize the assemblage point to expand YOUR perception.

The seers associated with the Castaneda’s lineage have passed down knowledge over thousands of years about the nature of reality due to their discovery of seeing pure energy directly, as it flows in the universe. Our familiarity with the world we perceive compels us to believe that we are surrounded by a world of objects, existing by themselves and as themselves, just as we perceive them, whereas, in fact, there is no world of objects, but a universe of energetic emanations. The seers of Castaneda’s lineage were able to see a flux of emanations and to see how man and other living beings utilize them to construct their perceivable world. These emanations or filaments are aware of themselves, alive and vibrating. Fluid, forever in motion, and yet unchanged, eternal. There are so many of them that numbers have no meaning and each of them is an eternity in itself.

Living organisms are able to grasp a certain range of those emanations particular to their species. The emanations at large exert great pressure on the organisms, and through that pressure, organisms construct their perceivable world. For a seer, humans are luminous beings, resembling an egg like cocoon. Our luminosity is made up of a portion of these emanations which are encased in our luminous cocoon. That particular portion, that handful of emanations that is encased, is what makes us people. Human beings are made of these emanations and are in essence bubbles of luminescent energy; each of us is wrapped in a cocoon that encloses a small portion of emanations at large. To perceive is to match the emanations contained inside our cocoon with those that are outside. The emanations inside and the emanations outside, are the same filaments of light. Sentient beings are like bubbles made out of those filaments, and are attached to the infinite emanations.

As human beings, we employ those emanations and interpret them as reality. But what man senses is such a small portion of the big picture, that it’s ridiculous to believe that our perceptions are all there is to reality, and yet it isn’t possible for us to disregard our perceptions either. Perception takes place, because there is in each of us an agent called the assemblage point that selects internal and external emanations for alignment. The particular alignment that we perceive as the world is the product of the specific spot where our assemblage point is located on our cocoon. For most humans, the assemblage point is located on the upper right quadrant of our cocoon, near the rear surface.

The spot where our assemblage point is located on our cocoon is not a permanent feature, but is established on that specific spot by habit. Hence the tremendous stress the seers of Castaneda’s lineage put on new actions, on new practicalities. They wanted to arrive at new usages, new habits. Once a person becomes aware that the world we perceive is the result of our assemblage points’ being located on a specific spot on the cocoon, the assemblage point can move almost at will, as a consequence of new habits.

As infants, we have hundreds of teachers who teach us exactly where to place our assemblage point. Seers see that infants have no fixed assemblage point at first. Their encased emanations are in a state of great turmoil, and their assemblage points shift every which way. Then as they grow, the older humans around them, force the children’s assemblage points to become more steady by means of an increasingly complex internal dialogue. The internal dialogue is a process that constantly strengthens the position of the assemblage point, because that position is an arbitrary one and needs steady reinforcement. So the internal dialogue is what keeps the assemblage point fixed to a steady position, providing us with a stable reality that seems solid and is soon taken for granted. Once inner silence is attained however, the assemblage point can move away from it’s customary position and then, anything is possible in terms of perception.

The assemblage point is like a luminous magnet that picks emanations and groups them together wherever it moves within the bounds of man’s band of emanations. If the assemblage point aligns emanations inside the cocoon in a position different from its normal one, those emanation then align with new emanations outside of the cocoon, and the human senses perceive in inconceivable ways.

The exact position of the assemblage point is an arbitrary position chosen for us by our ancestors, and it can move with a relatively small effort. Once it moves, it forces new alignments of emanations, thus new perceptions. In many cases, people move their assemblage points by accident. For example: hallucinogens can move the assemblage point, but hunger, tiredness, fever, and other things like that can have a similar effect. For a more controlled and voluntary movement, seers begin by stopping their internal dialogue. Once inner silence is attained, the bonds that tie the assemblage point to the particular spot where it was placed begin to break and the assemblage point is free to move. A small movement produces a small change in perception, however once that assemblage point moves beyond a certain limit, it can assemble worlds entirely different from the one we know.

For the assemblage point to shift significantly, one needs available energy. Usually our energy for perceiving is already spoken for, used up by the concerns of our day to day lives. Without enough energy, the force of a new alignment of emanations is crushing. You have to have energy to sustain the pressure of alignments which do not take place under ordinary circumstances. Fortunately, there are many ways to free up surplus of energy, which can then be used to move the assemblage point and perceive new worlds.

Here’s one simple way to get started freeing up surplus energy: Make a list of everything you do each day and eliminate the things that use up the most energy. Certain things are necessary for survival and can’t be eliminated, such as going to work, doing chores, the mandatory. But perhaps the way we do these things can be changed. I’ll explain: if mandatory tasks can’t be eliminated then other things like obvious energy wasting habits can be dropped. If you are honest with yourself and make a thorough list, you will find that our most wasteful energetic habits have to do with our ego and defending our ideas of ourselves and our world. Arguing, becoming offended, having to prove ourselves right, complaining and feeling sorry for ourselves, criticizing others, etc. are energy wasting practices which are certainly not needed and they all stem from the ego. We can never truly vanquish the ego because it’s part of who we are. But we CAN make it less prominent and apply that freed energy toward moving our assemblage point. No one will tell you that shrinking your ego is going to be easy. The ego has been in charge of everything we do for most of our lives and does not let go of the controls so easily.

The list of energy wasting habits is not limited to the world of action. Our thoughts waste energy as well. Constantly talking to ourselves in our head, especially about negative topics, uses a lot of our energy. If we can curtail our internal dialogue and retain more inner silence, the amount of surplus energy that can be saved is surprising. Meditation can help with this, but it will only take you so far. If you want to get to work on getting more control of your internal dialogue AND move your assemblage point to perceive the energies around us, you should try setting aside a few hours every day or night and spend some time in complete darkness, with your eyes open. This method has been refined and developed into an effective technique by the R/Castaneda group on Reddit, and they call this method the darkroom practices. Here is a link to that group if you would like to check it out: https://www.reddit.com/r/castaneda/

Before beginning the darkroom practices, it helps if you have worked on recapitulation and lucid dreaming to help you gain more energy and loosen up your assemblage point. I have some how to videos on my Youtube channel about those two topics if you have not already tried them. I will link those videos at the bottom of this page. You can begin the darkroom practices without recapitulation and lucid dreaming, but your darkroom sessions will be much more productive if you are practicing recapitulation and lucid dreaming as well.

So to begin the darkroom practices, you will need a purely dark room. You should black out the windows with cardboard or a very thick curtain, and tape the edges so that no light gets in. Use tape to cover any LEDs so that the room is completely dark. Then just sit and stare into the darkness with your eyes open, looking for colors. When you begin to see any kind of colors, keep watching them. They will get brighter and brighter over the next few days of practice. Once you can see the colors more brightly, get up and walk around. Look for more colors on the floor, the ceiling, anywhere you can think to look for them. Some of the colors might not be stationary, but keep looking and you soon you will find some that are stationary and look unquestionably real, like you forgot to cover an LED or something.

Next, try to scoop up some of the colors, using your hands, and deposit them onto your body or just swish the colors around. What you are doing is moving your assemblage point to a new place where this perception becomes possible. And this is only the beginning. A full breakdown of what comes next is laid out with explanations and diagrams on the Castaneda subreddit on reddit.com. They have been working with this technique for years and have a great community of serious practitioners who can help answer questions as you work on getting that assemblage point moving!

A link to my Youtube video on Recapitulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGB2YUt1110

A link to my Youtube video on Lucid Dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9s2145BLQY


A Temporary Vow Of Silence?



People on the spiritual path often take a vow of silence, getting deep introspection into both inner and outer reflections. But how long does a vow of silence need to be? Can we get the benefits of a long term vow of silence in a short period of time?

What happens when a person is silent for a long period? Outer noise goes first then, inner noise diminishes. When quiet is allowed to reign, sound takes on a new quality. Especially sounds in nature: the breeze, the rustle of leaves. Silence makes room for a deeper listening and can lead to a profound inner calm.

You don’t have to be a monk or live in a monastery to take a vow of silence. It’s easy enough to change your outlook on silence by simply saying “I will not talk for one day”. If one day is too much, then dedicate just one hour.

To attain complete silence, turn off the television or any noisy appliances and just be; or you can busy yourself with some kind of chore in silence. If something comes up and you need to speak, say as little as possible and then resume your vow of silence. This can have a profound effect on your state of mind and your outlook on dialogue – especially your internal dialogue.

During times when I have taken even a short vow of silence, I have discovered for myself how special words really are. When your vow of silence is complete, it may sound funny but words become special again; they are no longer taken for granted. I would encourage anyone to give this a try. It’s as easy as deciding to do it and then following through. Try it today for the next hour: make a promise to yourself that you will be in complete silence for just one hour and see what happens.

Please feel free to leave your comments, I really appreciate your interest in this segment; the internet and I would like to know what you think about it.

There’s no place like HOME



Silence The Monkey Mind

The monkey mind, always chattering. Ceaselessly it goes on, day and night. Invading our every moment; Every moment! Can we not have one second of peace? No, we have to steal it. We have to focus on the silent mind in order for it to work. Otherwise, the monkey jumps right in and keeps chattering away. Talking and more talking.


To ourselves… does that even make sense? Why would I need to talk to myself if I already know what I’m thinking? Don’t mentally insane people talk to themselves? Here’s the difference: insane people talk to themselves out loud, while the rest of us do it in silence.

Why not quiet your mind every day? Why not quiet your mind every chance you can get, even if just for a few seconds? “But I can’t quiet my mind. I have tried and it doesn’t work.” – they say. If you say that, then this method has a high success rate of quieting the mind. This is a famous tip, most people know it, but it really does work. Try this for just a few seconds. Try breathing on purpose and pay attention to the breath. Pay attention to how it feels, how it sounds, smells, etc. Give the monkey something else to focus on. Breathe on purpose and let that voice in your head go on and talk if it wants to. Meanwhile, continue to concentrate on the breath. Always come back to the breath, no matter what distractions the monkey wants to chatter about.

Once a person learns to silence the monkey mind, it no longer butts in on your experience of what’s happening now. The moment becomes much more enjoyable. Since only a small portion of our brain is responsible for creating words, this could be the key to being able to tap into otherwise unused portions of the brain and find deep wisdom, inner genius and endless creativity.

There’s no place like HOME

Please share this post with a friend who could use a break from the monkey mind!



How to plant a garden in winter

Have you caught yourself thinking about gardening or gazing at your snow-covered garden, longing for spring? If you have garden fever this winter then wait no longer. Some seeds can benefit from time outside in the cold. Continue reading to find out what you can plant this winter and kick the winter time blues.

Not only can most seeds survive outside during the winter, but some seeds and plants such as asparagus seeds can benefit from a period of freezing temperatures. Asparagus plants naturally fall over during the winter, increasing the chance that the berries (pictured below) will deposit their seeds onto the soil, giving them an opportunity to take root and get an early start in spring.

asparagus for blog

Many of the times that I have planted asparagus in spring, few to none of the seeds have ever sprouted. So now I plant them in the fall; or if I miss that opportunity it is just fine to plant them in the dead of winter. If you want to plant a garden in the middle of winter, let nothing stop you. Clear the snow in any way you can and get to digging. This winter has been mild here, but if need be, I won’t hesitate to clear a path using a snow blower.
If the ground is frozen you may have to get out your pickaxe to break up the soil.

axe for blog

This could get you some strange looks from the neighbors – but they’ll be looking for different reasons when your garden is dwarfing everything else around come springtime. I am planting asparagus seeds, early peas and wildflowers. Wildflowers like Echinacea, Calendula and Blue Flax work great for winter plantings, giving your garden some early color and also providing an attraction for beneficial insects. Other seeds and plants that do well in winter include onions, spinach, lettuce, garlic and carrots.

Cover your seeds and plants and make sure that they have enough water as the snow melts into spring. Just click the blue affiliate links that I have provided to check the current prices for seeds and plants available right now on Amazon, just in case you want to give it a try this winter.

Would you plant a winter garden? Have you had any success with garden seeds over winter? If you’ve answered yes, then please share your tips for success in the comments section of this blog post. If this is your first time here, I would love to have you as a subscriber; where you can get gardening tips, ideas and experiments for the curious mind. So that you can see how it’s done, this article is also available in a video format on YouTube here:


I really do appreciate your interest in this segment; the internet and I would like to know what you think about it and I look forward to your feedback.

There’s no place like HOME

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Thank you for stopping by!


What’s Inside The Carlos Castaneda Books?

The Carlos Castaneda book series has had an effect on many people, for many different reasons. Starting in 1968 as a work of Anthropology, the series ends up turning into the story of a sorcerer’s apprentice. First, appealing to the drug culture of the time for it’s reported first hand account of the use of hallucinogenic agents in this sorcery initiation, and moving into the 1990’s, appealing to the mass search for spirituality catching on at that time.

castaneda time

Castaneda received rave reviews from large publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, Deepak Chopra, Life Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and many others. His books have been published in the millions under categories such as NONFICTION, OCCULTISM/PARAPSYCHOLOGY, BODY MIND AND SPIRIT. Castaneda ended up surrounded by scandal before he passed from this Earth. There was a significant amount of support to discredit the works of Carlos Castaneda and there are books and blogs all about compiling information against him. It seems that some people dedicated their life’s work to disgrace and dishonor his name.

So where does that leave the people who’s lives the Castaneda book series has affected? I myself have experienced and verified that the methods, practices and ideas presented in the books are true. There is still no way to prove that, other than by the accounts of people who have experienced it; Similar to when a person sees a UFO, and even though they can’t prove it, they now believe in UFO’s. Some would claim that this is all psychological, and that the brain is tricking the believer of the perceptual input. Others would say that magic is real and that it doesn’t matter if the books were made up by apes using sign language, as long as the information contained in the books has usefulness.

The twelve books in the series are summarized here for the sake of reference as to the contents of each work. Whether taken as a story, a curiosity, an idiotic fraud or a manual for life, I present to you: The Carlos Castaneda Book Series.

castaneda books

The first book: “The Teachings Of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge” begins with Carlos meeting Don Juan. Amidst Carlos’s ramblings, Don Juan gives Carlos a look that numbs his thoughts and stops Carlos talking in mid sentence. Don Juan takes his leave and Carlos is left determined to find an explanation of the how and what of Don Juan’s look.

castaneda don juan

Carlos finds Don Juan and asks him to be his informant on peyote. Don Juan resists at first, but eventually allows Carlos to participate in a peyote ceremony. During the ceremony, don Juan receives an omen from the deity related to the peyote plant: “Mescalito”. Don Juan takes this omen as a sign from Mescalito that Carlos is to be Don Juan’s disciple. From there, Don Juan introduces Carlos to more hallucinogens as part of his initiation. Don Juan uses Peyote, Jimson Weed (Datura), and a psychotropic mushroom to introduce Carlos to the idea that reality is more than meets the eye. The wild hallucinations of Carlos, combined with commentary from Don Juan and his compatriots is highly thought provoking and in some cases, downright hilarious. This book comes to a conclusion when Don Juan pits Carlos against a powerful female sorcerer in order to spur him to learn more about the sorcerer’s path. This encounter proves to be too much for Carlos and he resigns from his apprenticeship – for now.  The Teachings of Don Juan

seperate reality

A Separate Reality begins with Carlos returning to Don Juan after several years leave, in search of answers to questions that he had after publishing his first book. Coming back to Don Juan ushers Castaneda straight back into his sorcerer’s apprenticeship. This time Don Juan is focused on teaching Carlos to see and Carlos is resisting using hallucinogens, because he wants to record a sober and accurate account of the results.

Don Juan wins out on the argument that the hallucinogens are a necessity, not for every sorcery initiate, but for Carlos in particular. Book two in the series goes deep into the details of seeinga perceptual tool used by the sorcerers of Don Juan’s lineage to interpret the universe. This book is full of adventure and insight, with pages and pages of questions about perception from Carlos and answers from the legendary seer Don Juan. Toward the end of the book, Don Juan enlists the help of his cohort in sorcery, the enigmatic Don Genaro, to help Carlos learn to see. The magic of the series really starts bubbling up with A Separate Reality.

journey to ixtlan

The third book in the Carlos Castaneda book series, “Journey To Ixtlan” begins with Carlos explaining that he had edited his field notes to focus on the topics that he considered important at the time of his writing his first two books. Journey To Ixtlan is somewhat of a rehashing of Castaneda’s notes. This time, revealing what Don Juan had taught Carlos about a phenomenon known as “stopping the world”. Stopping the world consists of realizing that the reality we have been perceiving is merely a description of reality, taught to us and every other living being as a means to collaborate, get along with each other, and understand our world.

In order to elicit this act of stopping the world, Don Juan presents Carlos with a set of recommended activities and ideas to implement, which are revealed in this book. These ideas and activities are presented as: #1 Erasing personal history, #2 Losing self-importance and #3 Using death as an adviser. Treks into the wilderness, laced with sorcery shenanigans and encounters with the supernatural, continue into the heart of magic as Don Juan once again recruits his sorcery associate Don Genaro to teach Carlos about power, mystery and the discovery of the esoteric life of a man of knowledge. Journey To Ixtlan is a must read if you are at all curious about the Castaneda Series.

tales of power

Tales of Power, Castaneda’s fourth book, picks up right where Journey to Ixtlan leaves off. This time, Don Juan has decided to teach Carlos about arriving at “the totality of oneself” and seeking the “sorcerer’s explanation”. This book starts right into perceptual strangeness when Carlos has “an appointment with knowledge” and is coached by Don Juan to use seeing in order to view a mushroom shaped representation of several people from the vantage point of the back porch of Don Juan’s house in Mexico.

Carlos in finally given the task of seeing Don Genaro, who appears right then and there, in the flesh. Don Genaro claims that he arrived by means of sorcery, when he noticed that Carlos was seeing him. From that point on, Don Genaro appears to Carlos again and again to show him amazing feats of perception, such as “the double”: a copy of himself arrived at through dreaming. Don Genaro’s double attempts to shake Carlos’s view of reality by showing him that perception is not a thing to be taken for granted.

Later in the book, Don Juan introduces Carlos to the idea of the Tonal and the Nagual, a basic dichotomy of all things inside and outside of existence. Don Juan’s efforts culminate into the end of the apprenticeship when Carlos must pass a test to complete the teachings. Carlos must jump straight off of a sheer cliff and use sorcery in order to “unfold the wings of his perception”, before he hits the ground, to save himself from being dashed against the rocks at the bottom of the cliff. Carlos must accomplish this feat before Don Juan and his party of sorcerers leave this world forever, in search of the incomprehensible, and the clock is ticking. One of the best reads in the entire collection, Tales Of Power is perhaps the definitive work of Castaneda to this day.

second ring of power

The Second Ring Of Power picks up two years after where Tales of Power left off. Carlos had taken a leap from a cliff and disappeared, while Don Juan and his party of sorcerers had left the world, never to return. Carlos finds himself conflicted as to whether or not he had actually jumped into an abyss. He returns to Mexico in search of answers, but in the absence of Don Juan, Carlos goes to the house of one of Don Genaro’s disciples: Pablito.

At Pablito’s house, waiting for Carlos, was Doña Soledad: Pablito’s mother. Doña Soledad was apparently trained by Don Juan to assassinate Castaneda and attempts to kill him when he comes to visit. After fighting off Soledad’s attack by the intervention of some miraculous force which comes out of the top of Castaneda’s head, Carlos finds himself in a deadly game with several more of Don Juan’s other disciples, known as the little sisters. When Castaneda fends off their attacks, he has officially passed Don Juan’s test.

Another disciple called La Gorda shows up and explains that Don Juan had set up the attacks in order to test Carlos and to signify that his training was complete. Explanations and extraordinary weirdness rolls in as Pablito, Nestor and Benigno (fellow sorcery apprentices of Carlos) enter the scene and La Gorda reveals the final pieces of Don Juan’s teachings. Taking on a whole new pace, The Second Ring Of Power transpires in just a few days time and sets a whole new premise for this form of Ancient Mexican Spirituality.

the eagle's gift

The Eagle’s Gift conveniently picks up from where The Second Ring Of Power leaves off. Carlos is working with the other apprentices of Don Juan and Don Genaro to tackle aspects of their teachings such as: losing the human form, stalking, dreaming and seeing.

The apprentices have accepted that they are now the new sorcerer’s party in Don Juan’s lineage of sorcerers. They reorganize amongst themselves with Carlos as their leader or their Nagual. Carlos teams up with La Gorda and they work together to hone their abilities at seeing and dreaming.

Through their work of dreaming together, they eventually realize that there were memories within them both; teachings and dealings with other members of Don Juan’s party of sorcerers that they had forgotten. These teachings were given to them in a special state called “heightened awareness” in which learning is deeply ingrained into the subconscious of the sorcery apprentice, to be recalled and reassembled at a later time.

The last part of The Eagle’s Gift entails the struggle of Carlos and La Gorda to remember these teachings and integrate them into the complete teachings that they were introduced to. The Eagle’s Gift brings about a whole new aspect of Don Juan’s teachings, which comprise the next three books of the Castaneda series: The task of remembering what was taught to them during their states of heightened awareness.

fire from within

The Fire From Within goes into great detail about the origins of Don Juan’s knowledge. As the years go by and Carlos is able to recall more and more about what Don Juan taught him during his states in heightened awareness, Carlos Castaneda begins The Fire From Within with conversations about “The Old Seers” of ancient Mexico.  Don Juan goes on to explain how the old seers stumbled upon hallucinogenic plants and began to examine their experiences and the effects that those plants had on their consciousness.

Over hundreds of years, these ancient seers discovered extraordinary ways to manipulate consciousness and developed a variety of systems which allowed them to achieve unbelievable feats. Through trials and tribulations, their knowledge evolved into the system which Don Juan and his party subscribe to and they now call themselves “The New Seers”. Their knowledge is comprised three major aspects: The mastery of awareness, the mastery of stalking and the mastery of intent. The Fire From Within deals with the mastery of awareness taught to Carlos in order to prepare him for his final test as Don Juan’s apprentice: the act of jumping into an abyss.

Carlos describes some very fascinating aspects of Don Juan’s knowledge including the assemblage point, dreaming, inorganic beings, the earth’s boost, the death defiers and eventually the fire from within. Apparently, the culmination of Don Juan’s teachings is to achieve a state of total awareness, where a person ignites, in one instant, all of the possible perceptions available to a human being. This simultaneous activation of all that can be perceived causes the person to burn with the energetic force of awareness, transforming them into pure consciousness, free from the constraints of corporeal convention. Burning with the fire from within leads the practitioner to a state of “Total Freedom”, liberating them and allowing a complete spiritual ascension beyond time, space and existence as we know it. The Fire From Within is a real page turner and takes the book series to a whole new level, which can leave the reader questioning more than just the nature of existence.

castaneda silence

The Power Of Silence is another recounting of more of Don Juan’s teachings from heightened awareness. Where The Fire From Within deals with the mastery of awareness, The Power Of Silence is a compilation of the mastery of stalking and the mastery of intent, elucidated through sorcery stories. Don Juan tells Carlos stories about the Naguals of their sorcery lineage, demonstrating a pattern that the abstract, intent, or the spirit uses to reveal itself to human beings.

According to Don Juan’s sorcery stories, intent tries to reveal itself to everyone equally at all times. The reason that we don’t notice intent, is because we are all so busy being distracted by our daily concerns. Next, intent resorts to trickery in order to get our attention, thus bringing in the mastery of stalking. Each sorcery apprentice is therefore lead to their connection with intent through their sorcery benefactor’s mastery of stalking, in connection with intent. An abstract work of symbolic gestures, The Power Of Silence takes a somersault of thought into the unknown.

art of dreaming

The Art Of Dreaming is more or less self explanatory by the title. This book is once again, further stories of teachings that have been recollected from earlier states of heightened awareness before Don Juan and his party of sorcerers left the world as we know it.

Carlos goes deep into the aspects of Lucid dreaming, guided by help from the female members of Don Juan’s party, and ends up dealing with forces from the realm of the Inorganic Beings. This work is full of mysteries and so called “easter eggs” from the knowledge of the sorcerers of ancient Mexico. The Art Of Dreaming is a great read for those who wish to take their dreaming to the next level, and beyond!


The active side of infinity is a collection of stories from Carlos Castaneda’s life. Carlos claims that he compiled these stories on Don Juan’s suggestion, as a means to redeploy unused energy from those events. If a sorcerer reorders the memorable events of their life into a collection, it can allow them a vehicle for the emotional and energetic adjustment needed to venture into the unknown.

The book coaxes the reader and hints about another mind within each of us. A mind that Don Juan refers to as a foreign installation. It is not until later in the book, in a chapter named “Mud Shadows” that Carlos reveals that Don Juan had shown him a special type of inorganic being known as the flyers. According to the sorcerers of Don Juan’s lineage, the flyers had given us their mind eons ago, thereby taking over total control of our lives. Our thoughts are their thoughts, and we are their food. They create emotional events in our reality to cause flare ups in our awareness, in order to feed on that energy. To learn more about the flyers, don’t miss out on The Active Side Of Infinity.


The Wheel Of Time is a collection of quotes selected from Castaneda’s first eight books. According to Castaneda, the collection of quotes began as an attempt to collect a series of quotes that would be interesting to read and ponder. Instead, the collection of quotes took on their own momentum, hinting at a deeper meaning. The quotes seemed to draw Carlos into a mood of the sorcerers of ancient times. Sorcerers who had razor sharp focus on a mysterious force that they called intent. By using this force, those ancient sorcerers were able to manipulate the wheel of time. Instead of being stuck perceiving time the way that average humans do, these ancient sorcerers were able to see time not only as it recedes from them, but also as it advances upon them, in the other direction.

The Wheel Of Time encapsulates another perspective of our world, set in motion by a force greater than human comprehension, and steeped in the struggle of the spiritual warrior. An ongoing work of human understanding is contained in this book.

magical passes

Magical Passes is a whole different kind of book, set apart from the rest of the Carlos Castaneda series. This is a book full of hundreds of explanations and illustrations of a system of movements discovered by the shamans of ancient Mexico. The purpose of these magical passes is the redeployment of energy, which has been pushed away from our energetic vital centers during the stress of every day life. This energy, which has settled on the periphery of our luminous spheres, is agitated and redeployed back to our centers of vitality, through the performance of these magical movements. Think of Magical Passes as kind of like the sorcerer’s Tai Chi.

Like listening to books? Get a free e-book with a 30 day trial of Audible on Amazon by following this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NB86OYE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00NB86OYE&linkCode=as2&tag=atftw-20&linkId=c2070e6ecc74312ff12e113e00a0f6f1

Please feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate your interest in this segment; the internet and I would like to know what you think about it.

There’s no place like HOME

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for folks to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Thank you for stopping by!