The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan - Chapter 1: The Manifestations of the Spirit (The First Abstract Core) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1: The Manifestations of the Spirit (The First Abstract Core) Summary and Analysis

Don Juan communicates to Carlos through stories much of the time. Many of his stories concern his teacher, the nagual Julian. The point of these stories is to describe how other sorcerers behaved and what their personalities were. Don Juan emphasizes a focus on the past in order to get a point of reference to examine intent. These stories must be thought through and relived. Don Juan takes Carlos to a cave to recount these stories and notes that the cave was created by ancient sorcerers to promote focus. The first story Don Juan tells Carlos is the story of the "Manifestations of the Spirit," the first abstract core of knowledge. These abstract cores are blueprints of chains of events that lead to...

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