The Eagle's Gift Themes

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Dreaming

The Eagle's Gift describes two disciplines used by impeccable warriors. The greatest accomplishment in the second attention is "dreaming," while in the first attention it is "stalking." The book differentiates second-attention "dreaming" as a special state from everyday dreaming through the consistent use of italics.

Whenever one has the same vision while dreaming three times, it bears noting, but dreamers should take everything with a grain of salt. Volition matters in dreaming, not the body. One should glance at dream situations rather than stare, just as in everyday life. While every dreamer is unique, there are general states of dreaming: 1) "restful vigil" is when the senses go dormant but one is still aware; 2) "dynamic vigil" presents to the dreamer a static, three-dimensional tableau of something or someone; 3) "passive witnessing" allows the dreamer to eyewitness an unfolding event; and 4) "dynamic initiative" draws the dreamer into the act itself.

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