The Key to Sorcery is The Manipulation of The Assemblage Point
Feb 21 2006
Forward: This article was first published on Zaadz (Gaia) social website in 2006 and written about 2005. At the time, prior to meeting Paula I had just come off of a string of spiritual experiences that motivated me to pick up the path again. Anyways...I thought I'd give this article a home of its own.
An afterword to the forward: When I wrote this article I was learning about Carlos Castaneda and practicing what he wrote about. In my opinion, his teachings...which are really from The Shamans of Antiquity and ancient Mexican in origin are without a single doubt in my mind, a gift from the spirit world. I guess this is one indigenous set of practices that the conquerors and so-called "crusaders" were never able to wipe out. And AMEN!
Right about the same time I joined Zaadz, the Idea to pick up a Carlos Castaneda book hit me again. I was first introduced to Castaneda's teachings through a friend named Glen. Glen is an old spirit who told me about Carlos some years ago. I read him then, but wasn't quite ready to grasp what he was trying to tell me on the sorcerers of antiquity. Now that I am 34 years old and reading his teachings of the sorcerers of ancient Mexico I now know the path I will take. But there is much more work to be done before I am ready to travel down that road.
That path is what Carlos describes as The Warrior Path. It is the path the ancient sorcerers of Mexico would travel to reach the active side of infinity. Eventually, in a sorcerers life that sorcerer would be given the opportunity to stay in infinity and never come back. It was a decision for that sorcerer alone and nobody else. But it was a real decision made with real energy and if that sorcerer would decide to stay in infinity that sorcerer would be gone for good and without a trace.
For most of us ( not all ) here on this planet we go through life feeling like life goes on forever and never knowing when death will knock on the door. The Sorcerers of ancient Mexico understood this and that is why instead of waiting for death they instead seeked out the active side of infinity. In other words they went to it.
For me, I am just starting out on my path to the active side of infinity. I haven't feared death since I was 17 when I had an event that landed me in that place most call heaven but the Sorcerers of Antiquity called Infinity. I've never forgotten it. Having been in Heaven changed me in every way shape and form. For now though, I have so much to do here on this planet before I am ready to seek it out on my own terms. My time is a ways away but will know when, I am sure of it.
The reason I named this entry "The key to Sorcery is the manipulation of the Assemblage Point," is because it is one of the ways the sorcerers of antiquity used to reach out into that infinity. The saying is one for you to repeat as you are either meditating or laying in bed and "intending" to master the art of dreaming - "The key to Sorcery is the manipulation of the Assemblage Point," But you should beware, if you are not ready to see the world as it really is, you may not want to "intend" any of this. You may want to read his teachings first in their entirety to be informed. Then you decide. I recommend it highly.
Why, you may ask ? For one, all of my life I have been seeing that other world but without any control. That is to say, one night I could go to bed and nothing could happen but on the next night I may find myself staring face to face with a being who is obviously just as curious about me as I am of her - a being not from this planet! But the real question is how was I able to do this? And the answer today is still - "I don't know!" But when you read Castaneda's "Don Juan Teachings," and are ready to repeat the words, "The key to sorcery is the manipulation of the assemblage point," then you won't really want to know why - you will simply be able to do it! You will be able to go anywhere you want and see the world as it really is. Try it! ;)
There are no words in any of the languages that I know to describe the active side of infinity. It is simply without words. All I can say is that if you pursue this you will be able to see or perceive energy as it really is and another world of beings out there who are just that - light beings. And most of the time you won't have to look to hard to find other life out there because most of the time they come to you out of curiosity because they are so amazed that a being of our planet/density has decided to seek beyond our physical limitations. Matter of fact, you might be found as sort of a novelty so to speak.
Author End Note
At the time I wrote this article, nearly 9 1/2 years to the date today, if you asked me if The Assemblage Point could be used as a tool of the spirit to put you in contact with God, I most certainly would have said no. Why? Because I didn't believe in God. Well, actually, it's more like that if a God exists, then why does he not make himself known? Of course, today, I realize that the answer to that question is: Because he is waiting for us to rise up to him. But then again, if you asked me at the time of the writing of this article if I would meet a woman (my twin flame - Paula) and this would put us on a spiritual path that would bring us truths about the pyramids; soul families and divine love, I probably would have doubted it - even though the pyramids and twin flames were more palatable than say, God.
Looking back on this article today, I feel a sense of achievement in that no matter how hard this path has been; no matter what the sacrifices (and there were MANY!); and no matter what anybody thinks about this path that I have journaled and written about in articles to the very best of my ability; I never quit!
When I discovered the teachings of Castaneda, a light bulb went off in my head; a sense of deja~vu hit me and suddenly everything made sense. What Castaneda did was to bring an ancient teaching and truth to the so-called modern civilization - which needs it greatly at this time! Carlos brought us not "thee way" but one of the many ways in which mankind, without the use of rockets or airplanes or anti-gravity devices, can use to make contact with the spirit, aka - The Active Side of Infinity.
Finally, no matter what has been said about Castaneda by those who oppose him and to debunk him because of his lifestyle from the concrete perspective of things (and his many wives,) the fact of the matter is, if he was so terrible or "unalike Our Father," then God wouldn't have made him a messenger! No, his word would have faded out a long time ago... If any"one" or "institution" was upset with him that would be likely a man of "the cloth" or "organized religion." Why? Probably because he wasn't just a man and was more like many men, all in one.
New Living Translation
1 Peter 3:7
"In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered."
In our latest journal entry at Collapsing Duality dated 8/15/2014, I wrote about the "Teacher to Student" training one may receive from the spirit, if that one is humble willing to devote his/her life to the spirit path of enlightenment. Here is that segment:
Years later, after having published numerous articles about the Assemblage Point and Shamanism, I now believe that Don Juan was Carlos Castanada's Higher Self.... similarly to how Oddyseus is the Higher Self to Homer and Socrates to Plato and others... We know that these writers and seekers and philosophers existed. We know this! Why and how, you may ask? There were students involved in the lessons learned and they wrote and taught about it - just like the Shamans of The Bible!!! But, where is the teacher of the lessons taught? Why no evidence other than the story of Homer, Castaneda, Plato or even me, Brendan? Because it was spiritual and the teacher was a spirit ~ a fragment of God ~ The Higher Self - or perhaps God himself, depending on how far the student is willing to travel for the truth! Then came their biggest challenge (the students,) after having been given the truth to share; the task of teaching about their journey of the spirit to rest of the flock about how the spirit really works; where epic battles happened in Heaven; where laws were given to man; and stories of love spanned the space of time - proof positive a higher purpose other than these very physical ways known to man, exists! How do I know this? Because I learned it from my own higher self, Protilius. So, I can relate...
Carlos in Wikipedia
Quote 1: "In his books, Castañeda narrates in first person the events leading to and following after his meeting Matus, a half-Yaqui "Man of Knowledge", in 1960. Castañeda's experiences with Matus inspired the works for which he is known. He also says the sorcerer bequeathed him the position of nagual, or leader of a party of seers. He also used the term "nagual" to signify that part of perception which is in the realm of the unknown yet still reachable by man, implying that, for his party of seers, Don Juan was a connection in some way to that unknown. Castañeda often referred to this unknown realm as nonordinary reality.
The term "nagual" has been used by anthropologists to mean a shaman or sorcerer who claims to be able to change into an animal form, or to metaphorically "shift" into another form through magic rituals."
Quote 2: "Castañeda withdrew from public view in 1973 to work further on his inner development, living in a large house with three women who he called "Fellow Travellers of Awareness", and who were ready to cut their ties to family and changed their names. He founded Cleargreen, an organization that promoted tensegrity, purportedly a traditional Toltec regimen of spiritually powerful exercises."
To read his works, click HERE