The Warrior Path & Carlos Castaneda
The Warrior Path & Carlos Castaneda

Don Juan quotes

"What Carlos Castaneda writes about has nothing to do with Native Americans.  It has to do with a given point of view from one spirit who was designed, how do you say, generating more from the magical than the natural.  All of these things are designed to be ideals, they are not meant to be achieved.  To provide you with an Ideal to work towards.  The now generation is not like the previous generation.  Ideals have in many cases become achievable.  A little too much in the magical.  A Peaceful Warrior has all the attributes."--Zoosh

"My benefactor used to say that a warrior who stumbles on a petty tyrant is a lucky one."--Don Juan (The Fire From Within p34)

'The characteristic of miserable seers is that they are willing to forget the wonder of the world. They become overwhelmed by the fact that they see and believe that it's their genius that counts.' Don Juan p58

When I read Carlos Castenda’s, The Art of Dreaming, The Eagles Gift and The Fire Within, I saw descriptions of shamanic dreaming and entering into the “second attention” which was similar to a type of other reality abduction.  Or more accurately, a shifting into another reality by changing ones “assemblage point”. In some of these descriptions the Nagual sorcerer could change his apprentice’s assemblage point, after which the “reality/dimension” was changed and they both were in “another reality” instantaneously, body included. In other words, it was not just a mental experience or astral “abduction” but in fact a real shift into other realities. When I consider these practices in sorcery, I am beginning to think that the aliens or even humans in secret projects–are doing something like this, except with the aid of advanced technology. In these cases, it would actually  be a true physical abduction but it is not always remembered clearly. The Nagual sorcerer who is adept at changing his own assemblage point repeatedly can recall the entire experience however. It would behoove us to enhance our own awareness and lucidity in order to understand abductions and heightened degrees of perception. Shamanic and lucid dreaming is a good place to start.Interview of Eve Lorgen by Corvo in English

"Meditation is not circling thought, nor is it the random repeat of a mantra, because this boils down to internal dialogue. True meditation consists of complete inner silence - a silence in which there is only awareness. This awareness is of course the dreamer, and when that state is entered the social being is quite literally en rapport with his dreamer.
    This in effect means that during meditation the practitioner enters into his full awareness, and in that state he is capable of understanding the purpose of his dreamer at that particular moment in time. It should therefore be clear that true meditation cannot take place before the practitioner has first mastered the art of silencing the internal dialogue. However, to stop the internal dialogue, like everything else, requires personal power.......most practitioners get caught up in either the form of the meditation, or else in the mantra, and consequently never reach the desired goal. For example, in Raja Yoga the man normally becomes obsessed with the act of visualization without realising that the visualization is merely an aid to stop the internal dialogue. Likewise, the man who uses a mantra meditation becomes obsessed with keeping the mantra going and does not realise that the mantra should at some point cease as inner silence takes over. In both of these examples it is the man's obsession which is his downfall and which keeps the assemblage point firmly fixed in normal awareness.
The important point here is that when the warrior has acquired sufficient intent he will be able to silence the internal dialogue, which will in turn enable him to break the fixation of his awareness and to make his assemblage point fluid. Once this has been accomplished the warrior not only enters the awareness of his dreamer, but he also becomes at-one with his dreamer, which is of course his real self. It is this state of being which is termed the Third Attention, a level of awareness in which the warrior can consciously manipulate his dreamer's expression of the one universal force, namely the will of the Eagle, or intent. Hence it is stated that there comes a time in the life of the warrior when the command of the warrior becomes the command of the Eagle."---Theun Mares (Return of the Warriors p185)

The purpose of life is Pleasure and Experience

"No man can be trapped without his consent." Theun Mares (Return of the Warriors p80)

The heart has its reason which reason knows nothing about.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.--Emerson

It is a Toltec axiom that everything which has power rarely, if ever, attracts attention, for man's rational mind is geared towards acedemic complexity.

Truth is more important than public belief, and any man who feels the need to adjust his knowledge so as to receive public approval is a man unworthy of trust.Theun Mares (Return of the Warriors p80)

See: the ability to access knowledge by arcane means.


 Western age system

 Warrior Path teachings