Following Carlos Castaneda's recent Tensegrity Workshop in LA, I wanted to add
to my note on the difference between lucid dreams and "dreaming" in
Cargos Castanea's lexicon.
In the sorcerer's view, humans are capable of perceiving an enormous number
of real worlds -- distinct worlds in which we can live and die -- and these
worlds are arranged, one surrounding another, like the skins of an onion.
Dreaming is a vehicle for accessing these worlds.
Lucid dreaming usually takes us to "ghost worlds," or
insubstantial areas between the real worlds. The key point for sorcerer's is
that the quality of our dreaming is directly related to the amount of energy we
have available to us, and that dreaming requires the utmost sobriety which only
a person with substantial energy accumulation can claim.
The practices of Tensegrity (in which one reclaims one's own dispersed energy
through physical movement) and recapitulation (in which one reclaims dispersed
energy through an examination of each of one's personal relationships, past and
present) are designed to help the dreamer energetically so that he or she may be
successful in dreaming.
Information about these can be obtained from the alt.dreams.castaneda
newsgroup or (better still) from Cleargreen, Inc., 11901 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Suite 599, Los Angeles, CA, 90025, USA, or 1-800-490-3020
-- Sandy McIntosh