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UNWORLDING... the art form formerly known as 'out of body experience,' 'astral travel,' 'lucid dreaming,' 'phasing,' 'the quick switch,' etc.



"Our sexual energy is what governs dreaming," he explained. "The nagual Elias taught me - and I taught you - that you either make love with your sexual energy or you dream with it. There is no other way. The reason I mention it at all is because you are having great difficulty shifting your assemblage point to grasp our last topic: the abstract.

"The same thing happened to me," don Juan went on. "It was only when my sexual energy was freed from the world that everything fit into place. That is the rule for dreamers. Stalkers* are the opposite. My benefactor was, you could say, a sexual libertine both as an average man and as a nagual."

Don Juan seemed to be on the verge of revealing his benefactor's doings, but he obviously changed his mind. He shook his head and said that I was way too stiff for such revelations. I did not insist.

      --Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence

Although I currently believe that the body and the spirit are pretty much the same thing, we have a different perspective that's hard to get rid of--since it's obviously true from a popular perspective--of the spirit dwelling within the body, going out of the body when the body is unconscious, and of the two in general being different things.

I don't want to contribute to this confusion but I have to deal with it somehow, so for one thing let's talk about taking a spirit bath.

Our bodies are well known to be 75% water... or is it 90%? Our home the earth, same story.

To clean our bodies we use the preferred inert solvent, water. "Inert" means that water dissolves your dirt, not your skin.

To find the preferred inert solvent with which we can clean our spirit, we look at our language. The Greek word pneuma is used for spirit and air equally. "Pneumatics" refers to technology that uses air and other gases as the power medium. Words relating to breathing include "inspire" which means the same thing as "inhale".

Air is the preferred inert solvent used for cleaning the spirit. To seek inspiration, try breathing. The more slop you are slogging through, the more you should be breathing.

--W. H. Early, 2015, Meetings of Possible Ways

*STALKERS in the world of Carlos Castaneda's sorcery teachings are practitioners who learn to escape from Earthville by working within Earthville social systems to develop mastery, whereas conversely, 'dreamers' are practitioners who learn how to escape Earthville by unworlding. Unfortunately the term 'stalker' was adopted by the Hoveltongue in its drive during recent decades to convince us that there is a 'stalker' hiding behind every tree, because it benefits the insurance and psychiatry industries--not to mention the home alarm industry--for everyone to be afraid of their own shadow. This modern propaganda buzzword refers to a person who is obsessed with another person and thus 'stalks' them, learning their habits and following them around. It's a side effect of allowing one's government and media to act like hoverparents and then believing all the threats they invent for us to be afraid of. Castaneda's prior term is unrelated. A stalker in Castaneda's world would be stalking his own freedom.

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