The Fire from Within Setting & Symbolism

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Mexico

Mexico is the setting where the story takes place. It is also where don Juan lives.

Naguals

Naguals are the leaders of a group of seers. Once they obtain impeccability, their entire party goes with them. Don Juan and Julian are naguals.

Seeing

Seeing is the practice of naguals to see the Eagle's emanations and obtain truth through awareness.

Heightened awareness

Heightened awareness is also known as perceptual clarity and must be achieved in order to see.

Mastery of Awareness, Stalking and Intent

Don Juan teaches the narrator the mastery of awareness, stalking and intent. It must be learned on the path to become a seer, which the narrator's lessons lead toward.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca is the town where don Juan lives.

Don Juan's Bench

Don Juan's bench is located in the square in his town. It is his favorite spot, and he often conducts his lessons there...

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