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"I saw him coming towards the water [a dog he had just seen]. The dog began to drink. I raised my hand to push him away from the water; I focused my pinpoint vision on the dog to carry on the movement, and suddenly I saw him become transparent." (pg. 47)
"All I was capable of seeing was the dog become iridescent; an intense light radiated from his body. I saw again the water flowing through him, like kindling on a bonfire." (pg. 47)
I put all my concentration on the cat and it looked like he was being lit with a flashlight. It was the only bright object and I could see this whitish glow around him. The back of his legs and tail almost looked transparent, it was like molten steel with bits of solid still floating, in that there were occasional dark spots within the body but it was somewhat fluid.
"...I found I had difficulties focusing my eyes. I looked for don Juan and as I turned my head I noticed that my field of vision had diminished to a circular area in front of my eyes." (pg 46)
"I had the clear sensation of not being able to open my eyes; I was looking through a tank of water." (pg 48)
Everything else [besides my narrow view of the cat] was a greyish haze, moving like light in a very hot environment. Or one of those old movies where they held a colored bottle [of water/whiskey] in front of the projector.
Originally posted by grover
It has pretty much been established now for some time that Castaneda was a fraud and that he made up all those books.
Originally posted by Parabol
I completely agree but I know there is evil and negativity within the world. And I will admit that it's tempting to learn more of this stuff for the power aspect. I don't want a personal lust to interfere with whatever natural mental progression I have. Speaking with Him keeps my intentions in line. I've always been much happier living a positive life, though it's not always the easiest, or initially most exciting path.