Frank Ripel : Nagualism

The author of this book reveals the secret teachings of Nagualism as they have been transmitted to him by don Juan and by the death opponent - Carlos Castaneda's masters - that allowed him to undertake an extraordinary journey thru Pre-Columbian Culture's world and mysteries.

Subject of the book is the organic and systematic reconsideration of the topics discussed by Carlos Castaneda, such as the perception's widening, the art of stalking, the practice of dreaming and the control of the intent.

The author does not confine himself to re-present the teachings already developed in Castaneda's works but, thanks to the teaching he has been given, he can bridge the gaps left by the well-known anthropologist. In Castaneda's books, in fact, many topics remain pending; for example, only the first gates of dreaming and the first abstract cores are described. So, for the first time, the three rules of the Nagual, the secret of the three recapitulations, all eight gates of dreaming and all twenty-one abstract cores are revealed.

This work, which is unique, puts the reader in contact with the magical world, a separate reality that testifies the method of teaching adopted by Mexico's ancient sorcerers and modern shamans.

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ABSTRACT: Foreword and Introduction

Foreword

This book is the result of the secret knowledge I've been transmitted by a modern Mexican shaman and by an ancient sorcerer of Mexico, don Juan and the death opponent, knowledge that allowed me to follow the magical way of Nagualism. All the topics I deal with in this book is the organic and systematic reconsideration of the subjects discussed by Carlos Castaneda, such as the perception's widening, the art of stalking, the practice of dreaming and the control of the intent. With this work I did not confine myself to re-present the teachings already developed in Castaneda's books but, thanks to the teaching I have been given, I could bridge the gaps left by the well-known anthropologist. So I've been able to reveal all the gates of dreaming, all the abstract cores and all those knowledge concerning shamans' world, a separate reality.


Introduction

In the early 60s, Carlos Castaneda, a young anthropologist of California University, gets in touch with an old shaman, don Juan, a northern Mexico Yaqui Indio. Between the old shaman and the young anthropologist was born a new good friendship, an extraordinary mentor-disciple relationship that calls the “classic” one to the mind, such as that one between Socrates and Platone.
In those years Castaneda begins recording his training as an “apprentice sorcerer” and the partnership with his master will produce his books in which he describes his amazing apprenticeship.
Later, in the 70s, Carlos Castaneda is charged to have falsified data and reports contained in his books and to have provided a very different biography of himself, in contrast with document data and testimonies. But, in his second book - A Separate Reality - the well-known anthropologist reports, without making any mystery, what don Juan told him: “…a shaman's real name and the place where he lives must not be revealed”. Therefore, there is nothing to be surprised if he falsified dates, places and names of his books' characters.
Then, in the 80s, Carlos Castaneda writes more and more accurate and detailed reports and other characters, besides don Juan and don Genaro, come on the scene, other Mexican modern shamans and an ancient sorcerer of Mexico, the death opponent.
Finally, in the 90s, Carlos Castaneda develops a system of movements of the body that he calls Tensegrity and states: “To create those 'movements' I got inspiration from the magical passes found out by the sorcerers of ancient Mexico”.
On April 27th 1998 Carlos Castaneda dies, as a man, about ten o'clock in the morning and his body is cremated in Los Angeles. And it is undoubtedly interesting to notice what is written in his fifth book - The Second Ring of Power - in which la Gorda, a don Juan's apprentice, reveals to Castaneda that ten o'clock a.m. would have been his new hour: “If you remain a man you will die around that time. If you become a sorcerer you will leave this world around that time”.
In Carlos Castaneda's sixth book - The Eagle's Gift - Silvio Manuel, a member of don Juan's group, reveals to Castaneda that he was not the right Nagual - four-forked Nagual - to lead the group of apprentices. His bubble's configuration had three compartments - three-forked Nagual - instead of four. There was another rule for him, that one of the three-forked Nagual.

As a Nagual, I decided to present this book in order that the secret teaching of Nagualism may be transmitted in its totality, as I received it - silent knowledge - by don Juan, my teacher, and by the death opponent, my benefactor. I can't provide any evidence of my good faith, but this book provides the reader with the power to value the work I've done and to draw the proper conclusions. [...] Click to download the whole Foreword+Introduction PDF file.



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