The Fire from Within - Chapter 7, The Assemblage Point Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, The Assemblage Point Summary

Several months after the narrator's encounter with the allies, don Juan resumes his explanation of the mastery of awareness after sending the narrator into heightened awareness. Don Juan explains that the assemblage point selects internal and external emanations for alignment. In order for the narrator to perceive an ally, it means that his assemblage point has moved away from its customary position. Pushing the emphasis away from the usual emanations to neighboring emanations is called the nagual's blow, and the force of the blow creates a dent in man's cocoon, displacing the glow of awareness, though it is forgotten once the warrior returns to normal awareness. Don Genaro arrives and pushes the narrator's assemblage point. The assemblage point can move almost at will by acquiring new habits. If the assemblage point does not return to its original position, people will either...

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