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Carlos Castaneda on * Intention *

chris knight

06-10-2004 01:43:29

While I'd swear Carlos was high when he wrote all of this stuff, there are some clear lessons in this material related to the Power of Intention

Check out this quote

"Perception is the hinge for everything man is or does, and perception is ruled by the location of the assemblage point. Therefore, if that point changes positions, man's perception of the world changes accordingly." - Castaneda
Sounds pretty similar to Dyer's quote about how when you look at the world differently, the way the world is different for you.

What Castaneda calls "Stalking" we now call "Attraction"... Check out this excerpt

The art of stalking is learning all the quirks of your disguise. To learn them so well no one will know you are disguised. For that you need to be ruthless, cunning, patient, and sweet.
Stalking is an art applicable to everything. There are four steps to learning it ruthlessness, cunning, patience, and sweetness. Ruthlessness should not be harshness, cunning should not be cruelty, patience should not be negligence, and sweetness should not be foolishness. These four steps have to be practiced and perfected until they are so smooth they are unnoticeable.

Knowing what intent is means that one can, at any time, explain that knowledge or use it. A nagual by the force of his position is obliged to command his knowledge in this manner.
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A warrior needs focus. Heightened awareness is like a springboard. From it one can jump into infinity. When the assemblage point is dislodged, it either becomes lodged again at a position very near its customary one or continues moving on into infinity.
People have no idea of the strange power we carry within ourselves. At this moment, for instance, you have the means to reach infinity.
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Egomania is a real tyrant. We must work ceaselessly to dethrone it. You can learn to be ruthless, cunning, patient, and sweet. Ruthlessness, cunning, patience, and sweetness are the essence of stalking . They are the basics that with all their ramifications have to be taught in careful, meticulous steps.

Again, my bets are that Carlos was continually "high" on some good drugs when he wrote all of this stuff, but his material is excellent (if somewhat gender politically incorrect)... Considering that he wrote it a few decades ago.

Your thoughts?