"never in pride rely wholly on your own strength. Help will come when you need it, even when it is least deserved, if you but allow it." ~MSI
"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but usually manages to pick himself up,
walk over or around it, and carry on." ~Winston Churchill
"I told my teacher the same thing you are saying to me now," Don Juan said. "He replied that without trusting the nagual there is no possibility of relief and thus no possibility of clearing the debris from our lives to be free." ~The art of dreaming
The word nagual derives from the Nahuatl nahualli , a term that itself has several meanings, namely: one facile with words, witch, shapeshifter, and animal co-essence.
"Inner silence works from the moment you begin to accrue it. The desired result is what the old sorcerers called stopping the world, the moment when everything around us ceases to be what it's been. It is this moment when man the slave becomes man the free being, capable of feats of perception that defy our linear imagination."
"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting." ~ don Juan Matus
hallucinogenic plants or as Castaneda called them "power plants" were utilized to experience the Nagual as well as other states of awareness.