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Apr 16, 2024

The Horse, the eclipse, and Castaneda

“You say you need help. Help for what? You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” – Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan, Amazon

The Read

I had intended to show the incredible read I was given during the eclipse. Because my horse — in the vision — is key to responding to world events playing out now. And it is reflected in the 1st card in the read.

Horseman = Herald of Change – Shaman’s Dream Oracle.

And the final card in the read, the overview, is the absolute kicker! I was instructed to pull a middle card – instructed to cut the cards – shuffle and pull the middle card. Turns out that card is in complete sync with the message of the previous post.

 Galactic Mushroom = The Divine Matrix – Shaman’s Dream Oracle, Amazon

As it turns out, I need to table that discussion, and instead offer a helpful resource to address timelines shifting outside and beyond our measures for counting.

There is a *mushroom sync — and it will make perfect sense.

The Recap

Spring is always busy but some of this material and the experiences that serve as catalysts is overwhelming to track. Much too complex to translate or convert into a linear description. I’ll go with what I am focused on in the moment and incorporate another seeker/storyteller who has (obviously) been offered as a resource at the (conveniently) perfect time.

What I am sharing is the result of a spiritually guided prompt that happened after the vision of the horse and a meditation during the eclipse.

The Guidance

Seemingly out of the blue, during meditation [after returning from the short getaway for eclipse excitement], a prompt. A telepathic suggestion. The title drops: Journey to Ixtlan. Nothing further, just the title. I assume this is Castaneda. And it is. Curious.

Okay, I’m game. Wondering at the significance of that specific selection, I expected to find the title in my small collection of Castaneda books. When I realized that book was missing, I asked, “Why I am supposed to read that book?”

The response. “Read the first page. You’ll know.” The first page.

Locating the book at the half-price book store, I open it up to see if I have found the right book and what the first page might reveal. No doubt. It’s the right book.

This is the first page.

Of the few Castaneda books in my collection, I’ve read some – skimmed most.

I wasn’t a fan of Castaneda until I grabbed a new book (at the time) to show my husband, who liked Castaneda, the latest release. As he was still looking at other books, I opened the book to check it out (Magical Passes).

When I opened to the page that explicitly described a metaphysical encounter that I had just experienced, I gained a new appreciation for Castaneda’s work. Maybe he did have something to say to me.

Delving deeper into his background, I became aware of the critics and the controversy. It didn’t change the fact that something he described actually happened in my personal experience of reality.

Only recently did I realize the source of my initial disinterest in Castaneda’s writing. It was exactly as he outlines in the introduction to Journey to Ixtlan.

Referring to the focus of his first two books on the use of *psychotropics [previously mentioned mushroom link], he says his world, through the effects of psychotropics:

“…had been so bizarre and impressive that I was forced to assume such states were the only avenue to communicating and learning what don Juan was attempting to teach me.

That assumption was erroneous.”

The drugs are not the focus in Journey to Ixtlan.

My personal experience of incredible events without any mind altering substance made his information less interesting. However, it seems there is a shift in his perspective for book number three.

As the guides have prompted me to explore a new view, I will make time out now for some Castaneda insight.

With the horse vision and the eclipse read on the back burner – I do have one thing to note. There really is an energy shift with an eclipse. When you make time to sense it, the moment reveals itself.

Unfortunately, I know I will forget this wonderful experience at some point – so – I write to remember at such a time that it will be most helpful on my journey. I hope some of this is also helpful to you!

“Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else. – Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Amazon

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