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Castaneda, Carlos - Wheel of Time - Describes rebirth



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Castaneda himself appears not to have gone through this process, however, he seems aware of what happens as such his comments are worth recording


A description of the experience

Carlos Castaneda – Wheel of Time

The power that governs the destiny of all living beings is called the Eagle, not because it is an eagle or has anything to do with an eagle, but because it appears to the eye of the seer as an immeasurable jet black eagle standing erect as an eagle stands, its height reaching infinity

The Eagle devours the awareness of all the creatures that, alive on earth a moment before and now dead, have floated to the Eagle’s beak like  a swarm of fireflies, to meet their owner, their reason for having had life.  The Eagle disentangles these tiny flames, lays them flat, as a tanner stretches out a hide, and then consumes them, for awareness is the Eagle’s food

The source of the experience

Castaneda, Carlos

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