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The Fire from Within Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6, Inorganic Beings Summary

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Chapter 6, Inorganic Beings Summary

Don Juan and don Genaro will not tell the narrator what happened at first. Finally, don Juan explains that the narrator is extremely fatigued because don Genaro pushed him into the unknown, but the narrator does not have enough surplus energy. The unknown is the superfluous part of the average man who does not have enough energy to grasp it. The narrator brought strange things with him when he rushed out of the unknown. Don Juan tells the narrator about the old seers and their practices. Organic beings are not the only creatures that possess life. For seers, to be a live means to be aware. Don Juan explains that fire can transport a man bodily, just as water does, and the ancient Toltecs often used both as a means as transportation to the realm of inorganic life. The narrator wants an example...

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