The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception: The Living Tapestry of Lujan Matus

The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception: The Living Tapestry of Lujan Matus

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing (July 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412049849
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412049849
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  1. ‘The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception; The Living Tapestry of Lujan Matus’ is a stunningly original work, the first, and hopefully not the last, novel from this mystic pioneer.
    Upon reading the book I became transfixed by the language, drawn into its dream-like web and held there. The novel describes the authors travels and encounters in parallel states of awareness and dreams, and the lessons presented to him by a group of seers, who reveal themselves one by one, cloaked in mystery and to be possessing great power. From the very start, the reader becomes aware that this is no ordinary book, the authors energy literally springs off the page, commanding your attention. Anyone seriously interested in self development, personal empowerment, the nature and navigation of dream states or any other kind of existential enquiry seriously owes it to themselves to read this book. In the fascinating genre of shamanism/sorcery, ‘The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception’ is an extraordinarily exciting book, going beyond, in terms of depth and directness, the works of Carlos Castaneda and his contemporaries Florinda Donner and Taisha Abelar.
    The first chapter, ‘Shamanic Dreaming’, describes the author’s initiation into the dream maker’s realm, where he is cast through a whirlwind of scenes and dream states. We are introduced to Somai and Lucien, seers possessing great power and knowledge. The author is then given his name, as a gift of power; “Your inner child has absorbed the old nagual Lujan’s luminosity and has been qualified, and through this qualification you have also inherited his name.”
    The second chapter, ‘Threads of Intention’, deals with the trappings of mankind, both internally and socially.Read more ›

  2. I am writing this review primarily to thank the author, for reminding me of things I dearly needed to remember. I had my doubts when this book was recommended to me by a dear friend, whose enthusiastic claims seemed to me at the time a little far-fetched and stirred up some resistance and skepticism. Having read the book however, I find myself being transformed by its contents in ways I would not have dared hope for. The revelations of Lujan Matus and his companians have entered my world with profound effects on my conduct, the language of my thoughts and the quality of my interactions. I feel even my past transforming under the impact of new perspectives and intentions, lifting the weight of those collected experiences to reveal previously untapped lessons and gifts. In particular the stories of Lujan’s childhood triggered a personal reconnection to my own memories of that original innocence, which alone was worth the read. Parts of the book I had some trouble getting through – ‘Emptying the Imprint’ as an example seemed conceptually dense and heavy going at the time and I felt as though I wasn’t entirely absorbing the information – but what I discovered later was that when these mysteriously stored concepts collided with my life circumstances, I had new perceptual resources at my disposal and could act with greater fluidity and directness. The detailed information on the alien heiroglyphs also resonated very strongly for me. These maps of awareness have been extremely useful as a key to understanding myself and why things are the way they are – through looking at the state of the inner child as the issue of primary importance in relation to our self expression and ability to percieve. Overall I feel I am being rearranged to become more real and I am truly grateful.
    Thank you.

  3. I have read all of Castaneda’s books and found them immensely valuable in helping me to see things from a different point of view but at times I had difficulty with some of the concepts as they often seemed abstract to me. This book has given me a new way of thinking about some of these concepts. In particular I have struggled with Castaneda’s recapitulation technique and have had trouble disciplining myself with a consistent practice. From this book I have learnt a new approach to the recapitulation which I can relate to much better and it is helping me immensely with this aspect of my development.

    This book has reminded me of the importance of personal integrity for those on a journey of power. I would highly recommend it not only for those who are familiar with Castaneda’s work but for anyone who is interested in self-improvement and making the most of our precious time on the planet.

  4. I’ve read this book three times and the third time I read it something incredible clicked inside of me. I am suddenly energetically more alive because of applying the concepts in this book to my life. I cannot understand the negative comments of the previous reviewer. They blatantly state to have only read the excerpts but then make comments regarding the readability of the book when they haven’t even read it! I did find this book challenging and quite honestly it was not what I expected. It is different to Castaneda’s works but that does not mean it’s inferior. On the contrary after reading this book I find it difficult to read Castaneda’s books because they seem not as hard hitting on an emotional level.The first time I read the book it affected me so deeply that I didn’t think I could stand reading it again. But I persisted because I needed to change my emotional stuckness. I am giving it five stars because it deserves it and like all the other reviewers I believe it is changing my life.

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