When discussing the works of Carlos Castaneda there is no avoiding what the Toltec Seers considered to be The Topic of Topics; the predatory nature of the Universe and how we, the human species, are preyed upon for sustenance, the same as we prey upon cattle, chicken and sheep for our dinner. Of course no modern person with a modest education in biology would deny that we are a food source for a plethora of micro-organisms of both beneficial and parasitic natures, or that we human beings occasionally run into animals that are well equipped to hunt and eat our flesh.
The inorganic beings are our counter-part, our twin flame, “our cousins” – the ‘manikiri’ (The invisible ones). We have an arrangement with these beings- an agreement of exchange – energy for awareness. This makes all activities for the warrior possible. The mistake is to believe that there is no agreement – how one resolves the dilemma of the ‘Flyer’s mind’ and how to integrate these beings into our lives as a concept and a reality is to accept their presence, this transmutes fear into love. The concept of mind over matter, rather than being a predatory flyer with the rejection of the interference pattern, there is instead an ally. When one starts out on the warrior’s path we accept this agreement. The mistake comes when they are thought to be something alien. The relationship is one of synergy, rather than being host and a predatory flyer, there then becomes a symbiosis – in this way the rule can be manifested.
The inorganic beings are our counterpart, our twin flame, “our cousins” – the ‘manikiri’ First order creators. We have an arrangement with these beings an agreement of exchange – energy for awareness. When we are out of step with the spirit so to speak this is when the problems come. They make all activities possible. The mistake is to believe that there is no agreement – how one resolves the dilemma of how to integrate the concept into your life, is to accept their presence, this transmutes fear into love. The IOB’s are far more impeccable and flow better within structure of awareness, knowing the rolling and tumbling force far more intimately than we can hope to – and as a result there is a difficulty in applying fluidity and lightness to all situations, as they do. The spinning of the IOB’s then becomes the issue. They twirl the world everything around them, you into the bargain, this is when the testing of the spirit comes in. They throw our assemblage point into new strange locations, this is how they unhook us from reality. The concept of mind over matter, rather than there being a predatory flyer with the rejection of the interference pattern, there is instead an ally. When one starts out on the warrior’s path we accept this agreement. The mistake comes when they are thought to be something alien. The relationship is one of synergy, rather than there being host and predator, there then becomes a symbiosis – in this way the rule can be manifest.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama As a baby, I did not know what a religion was, nor who created it. All I knew is what I knew as that baby, and that was…
My story begins 20 years ago when due to difficulties I was experiencing (to put it mildly), I was taken into mental hospital and sectioned. I had been living in Manchester in the early 90's but moved back to my hometown where I was hospitalised. I was in a bad way.I remember sitting in a chair of the hospital smoking room - they had just put me on new medication that was having adverse effects.
The Flyers mind is the edge of darkness, the emergence of doubt, the edge of the camp fire light somewhere beyond the circle of the known, where the light protrudes into the darkness.
The Flyer’s Mind is the thing which pins us to the spot. It is the barrier of perception. It is our self-pity, our indulgence, our self-importance. It keeps us in the place of not knowing.
Human form is the illusion, everything which flows forth from human form is as a result of our self-reflection. All rules everything which inhibits or restricts our true nature is an aspect of human form. Once we enter the kingdom of the unknown, the forces we experience there for an instant seem somehow malevolent or benign, but this duality is born of our flyers mind, the thing that brings us back to reason.
There is a thread which runs through our lives. As we emerge into the world from the place of spirit, this link with intent is stretched and strained. We become a reflection of our surroundings; imprinted, embedded, indoctrinated and bound. We learn reason and rationality and everything is separated and divided. The magical world we experienced in our childhood ~ is now gone. We are instead taught to get to grips with that which is known…
The flyers mind is our fear, our continued connection with this known reality, a harking back to a place which may have never existed in the first place – a reliance and reluctance to be free from human form – from the illusion of ourselves – the misguided belief that we are indeed in possession of all the facts…
If we brace ourselves and set out into the darkness, the barriers of our perception; that which ties us to the world, is automatically broken down.
Venturing into the unknown we become aware there are realms even beyond the capability of our understanding, this leaves us with nothing left to cling to, not even our humanity. In the world of energy there is no right or wrong, dark or light, there is only energy – everything an expression of its polar opposite/counterpart.
The flyer mind, our predator is not something to be feared or reviled, the trickster is simply a reflection of our mind. The worthy opponent is our unflinching adversary and our only true guide.
it’s a matter of perspective!
The shaman is by no means the chief of the tribe. He is the one who is somewhat removed, even commonly living separately from the rest of the community. This person has the responsibility for the spiritual well-being of the group. Shamans are intermediaries between the human world and that of the spirits. Shamans treat individuals by healing the soul, alleviating traumas and removing foreign bodies that afflict the spirit and restoring the physical body to balance and well-being.
Derangement in my opinion is the worst thing that can be set a warrior. A man of knowledge is only such for a fleeting moment then he must return again to the world of ordinary affairs ~ knowledge is a crashing wave and as it breaks upon the shores of knowing – Only then does a warrior understand and perhaps see
The spirit tests us in order to learn…. The teaching of the spirit is hard but forces us to bring forth the understanding that will counter-act the derangement we experience at that moment
The spirit is inescapable and on the path with heart there is no turning back from the lessons that are taught. It is only through our ability to acquiesce to the spirit, that we can overcome the concepts and ideas that plague us while we are deranged….
…. these are aspects of human form are what Don Juan described as illusory ~ they are what has been taught to us through the description of the world… This anxiety will fade over time as personal power grows and awareness becomes sharper and with a greater ability to handle the gift which is given.
It is important to have a perspective then ~ only through seeing the world is it possible to transcend ideas such as the Flyers, and other aberrant thought forms. With ruthlessness, cunning patience and sweetness, it can be cracked ~
To arrive at intent is the greatest achievement of the warrior ~ to have recapitulated to such a degree that none of these things any longer matter ~ To have the power in themselves to handle intent ~ this is the NAGUAL the true SEER!!