For us to perceive any of the worlds that exist beside our own, not only do we have to covet them but we need to have sufficient energy to seize them. In thi. Magical Passes or Tensegrity, lately released to the large public by Carlos Castaneda, is a discipline intended to gather the dispersed energy at the edge of our. “TENSEGRITY” AND MAGICAL PASSES. Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist.

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Zharkova rated it did not like it Aug 08, Among the infinitude of things that don Juan taught me were passrs bodily movements which were discovered and used by the shamans of ancient Mexico to foster states of profound physical and mental well-being.

Please try again later. Here, Carlos Pasaes provides the reader with direct instruction on the magical passes, a series of bodily movements taught to him by don Juan Matus.

Amanda rated it really liked it Jul 20, Harmonize your life Shine your light Orgone Wind Chime. He said that those movements were called magical passes by the shamans who discovered them, because their effect on the practitioners was so astounding. He further explained that the movements were called magical passes because by means of practicing them, shamans were transported, in terms of perception, to other states of being in which they could sense the world in an indescribable manner.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Shawn rated it liked it Feb 07, Through practicing these movements, those shamans were able to achieve a superb physical and mental balance.

Paperbackpages. The difference between the magical passes and aerobics or calisthenics is that the latter are designed to exercise the caarlos muscles of the body, while the magical passes are the interplay of relaxation and tension at a deep bodily level. Want to Read saving…. Castaneda offers both a philosophical history of magical passes and an innovative, easy-to-understand instructional format, complete with more than computer-generated illustrations. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on amgical go.


I was willing to give Castaneda a try in lieu of all the accusations leveled at him, but going through this book placed me firmly in the “fraud” camp. Like the book publishers put it out after Carlos died, or flew away or whatever.

Yet gradually the understanding assembles itself, as if by some osmosis of the mind. We decided, therefore, after a lifetime of silence, to join forces to deal with the magical passes and to rescue them from their obscure state.

Don Juan is, in all likelihood, a complete fabrication. Volney Cortes rated it liked it Aug 21, I had this book once many years ago, but I gave it away as a friendship gift. I have labored for ten years to make a synthesis of those movements. For the perceptive, personal verification of the effects of each exercise is subtly immediate. Apr 28, Leeza Donatella rated it really liked it. The magical passes, by helping us store energy, help us to grasp the idea of purposefulness in our thoughts and actions.

By sharing this centuries-old wisdom, Carlos Castaneda makes it possible for readers to travel to some of these other realms, which are as real, unique, absolute, and engulfing as our own world. In any case, whatever is your way, it is good to start doing the passes little by little, and increase the time spent depending on your physical condition. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan inCastaneda wrote a series of books that describe his purported training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism.

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Of course I magcal it. Academic critics claim the books are works of fiction, citing the books’ internal contradictions, discrepancies between the books and anthropological data, alternate sources for Castaneda’s detailed knowledge of shamanic practices and lack of corroborating evidence.

I had no clue how important this book is in reaching one’s totality of being. This is an outstanding book, which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who aspires for a better life.


Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico by Carlos Castaneda

The Power of Silence: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They were also able to discover – in dreaming – the exact movements that allowed them to replicate, in their hours of vigil, those passe levels of optimum physical balance.

Aug 15, Wiser rated it did not like it. See 1 question about Magical Passes…. The Toltec perspective is not easily carpos quickly assimilated, simply because it is culturally unprecedented ; having no familiar reference points.

We’re much more than just Homo sapiens a racewe are also energetic, mental, and spiritual beings.

For those of you new to Carlos Castaneda’s works, start with The Teachings of Don Juan – all books in his series are worthwhile reading and comptemplation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Castaneda offers both a philosophical history of magical passes and an innovative, easy-to-understand instructional format, complete with more than computer-generated illustrations.

The Art of Dreaming. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Moehringer appeared in the Los Angeles Passes. Traditionally, the magical passes were tailored to the individual, so before they could be published, it was necessary to innovate a generalised form for each pass.

After years of effort, we succeeded in merging our four highly individualistic lines of magical passes into modified units of movements applicable to any physical constitution, and all of us together arrived at composites that pawses our innermost expectations.

A formidable task in itself, that reveals the calibre and dedication of a anthropologist who has too often been cynically dismissed by armchair experts.

The “passes” are nothing but new age nonsense, possibly appropriated from older ideas?