The problem I have with Castaneda’s teachings, and most teachings, is that they give you something to do; something to add to your already overfull zen cup.
What we are ‘trying’ to get at with the mind is already here beneath the mind, in back of it, sourcing it, prior to it.
You don’t need to recondition the mind. You need to lose the mind; drop it; stop it; quiet stillness and silence…
But this isn’t something you have to do!
Just LOOK!!! It’s already there/here, behind the content of your mind.
It has always been. It’s what you truly are.
Just SEE this, directly… and everything else will take care of itself.
If you need this Castaneda-ized to make it worth your while – the island of the tonal is floating in the vast sea of awareness that is the nagual. You are the awareness, not the content. Yet you are all of it, content too. The content isn’t different than the awareness. It seems different when you’ve identified with it.