again, this makes me think of what Castaneda spoke of in his books. There was a global term for any being that was not 'organic' - the 'inorganic
beings'. However, what you speak of makes me think about a specific type known as the flyers. In this extract from 'The Active Side of Infinity' by
Carlos Castaneda, don Juan helps Castaneda to become aware of the 'mud shadows' (the flyers or 'voladores'):
' "Darkness had descended very quickly, and the foliage of the trees that had been glowing green a little while before was now very dark and heavy.
Don Juan said that if I paid close attention to the darkness of the foliage without focusing my eyes, but sort: of looked at it from the corner of my
eye, I would see a fleeting shadow crossing my field of vision.
"This is the appropriate time of day for doing what I am asking you to do," he said. "It takes a moment to engage the necessary attention in you to
do it. Don't stop until you catch that fleeting black shadow."
I did see some strange fleeting black shadow projected on the foliage of the trees. It was either one shadow going back and forth or various fleeting
shadows moving from left to right or right to left or straight up in the air. They looked like fat black fish to me, enormous fish. It was as if
gigantic swordfish were flying in the air. I was engrossed in the sight. Then, finally, it scared me. It became too dark to see the foliage, yet I
could still see the fleeting black shadows.
"What is it, don Juan?" I asked. "I see fleeting black shadows all over the place."
"Ah, that's the universe at large," he said, "incommensurable, nonlinear, outside the realm of syntax. The sorcerers of ancient Mexico were the
first ones to see those fleeting shadows, so they followed them around. They saw them as you're seeing them, and they saw them as energy that flows
in the universe, and they did discover something transcendental."
He stopped talking and looked at me. His pauses were perfectly placed. He always stopped talking when I was hanging by a thread.
"What did they discover, don Juan?" I asked.
"They discovered that we have a companion for life," he said, as clearly as he could. "We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos
and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we
want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don't do so.
It was very dark around us, and that seemed to curtail any expression on my part. If it had been daylight, I would have laughed my head off. In the
dark, I felt quite inhibited.
"It's pitch black around us," don Juan said, "but if you look out of the corner of your eye, you will still see fleeting shadows jumping all
He was right. I could still see them. Their movement made me dizzy. Don Juan turned on the light, and that seemed to dissipate everything.
"You have arrived, by your effort alone, to what the shamans of ancient Mexico called the topic of topics," don Juan said.'
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I also see those fleeting shadow shapes, always very quick, but unmistakably there. When I was a child, I remember watching them gather on the
ceiling. Once they formed a frightening image.
I wonder if some of the fast moving shadowy shapes are the flyers?
I know there are also shadowy entities called the 'shadow beings' or 'shadow people'. There is a lot of information about them on the internet.
According to those who've seen them, they often have glowing eyes. And they seem to like to watch us.
Originally posted by Raverous
When I was 14-15 I remember waking up in the middle of the night, and turning on the light. There were several fast moving "shadow shapes" moving
around on the wall. Strange considering the light was on and nobody else was in the room, the windows were closed.
It scared me but not enough apparently since in my stupor I just turned my head and went back to sleep. When I woke up I figured It was a
hallucination since I was barely awake when I saw them.