The Fire from Within Characters

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Don Juan Matus

Don Juan Matus is a nagual and the narrator's mentor. He was mentored by don Julian. With don Genaro's help, don Juan teaches the narrator about seeing. He makes it appears that don Genaro is pushing the narrator while in reality, don Juan is the one who pushes the narrator. Don Juan teaches through explanation, opposed to his mentor who taught more by action. He also cares too much about his fellow man to help them because he fears he would be imposing his will on them. Don Juan often rescues the narrator during his lessons.

Don Juan teaches the narrator about the ancient Toltec seers, petty tyrants, the Eagle, the Eagle's emanations, the glow of awareness, the three levels of attainment, inorganic beings, and the assemblage point. He also shows the narrator examples of the great below, the great bands of emanations, the dreaming body...

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