The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan Themes

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The Abstract Cores

The main theme of THE POWER OF SILENCE is that of the six abstract cores. The abstract cores are types of knowledge. They are non-linguistic, "silent" knowledge that cannot always be recalled, at least not until one's assemblage point shifts to the place of silent knowledge. The abstract cores are knowledge of the nature of intent and how to revive one's connection with it. The abstract cores are successive in nature. The first must be grasped before the second and the second before the third. There are six abstract cores: (a) the manifestations of the spirit, (b) the knock of the spirit, (c) the trickery of the spirit, (d) the descent of the spirit, (e) the requirements of intent, and (f) handling intent. Each abstract core is initiated by the spirit, which invites the person to respond by moving his/her assemblage point. The manifestations of...

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