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After lifelong discipline and training, sorcerers acquire thecapacity to perceive the essence of things, a capacity they call
.To perceive the energetic essence of things means that you perceive energy directly. By separating the social part of perception, you'll perceive the essence of everything.Whatever we are perceiving is energy, but since we can'tdirectly perceive energy, we process our perception to fit amold. This mold is the social part of perception, which youhave to separate.You have to separate it because it deliberately reduces thescope of what can be perceived and makes us believe that themold into which we fit our perception is all that exists. Forman to survive now, his perception must change at its socialbase.This social base of perception is the physical certainty thatthe world is made of concrete objects. I call this a social basebecause a serious and fierce effort is put out by everybody toguide us to perceive the world the way we do - Carlos Casteneda