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The Fire from Within Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, The Eagle's Emanations Summary

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Chapter 3, The Eagle's Emanations Summary

The narrator and don Juan take a walk the next afternoon, and don Juan explains that their conversation about petty tyrants was only the introduction to the topic of awareness. The narrator gains a new view on their previous topic of the Yaqui Indian oppression when don Juan argued that it was useless to single out the Yaquis when the conditions of men in general is hell. He also realizes that he will not remember this epiphany once he returns to a state of normal awareness. Don Juan begins to explain the mastery of awareness; men perceive a world of objects which in reality are an universe of the Eagle's emanations. He also differentiates between the known, the unknown and the unknowable. The unknown is exhilarating while the unknowable is draining so new seers separated the unknown from the unknowable.

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