How to cultivate this coveted state so it can be available at any time as a state of seeing. This is but the last section of this hard-hitting and practical text.
Lujan discusses four teachings to bring next-level depth to topics fundamental to any spiritual path. As he sketches the context in visual language he prepares the reader to apply the practice of the Eight Gates of Dreaming Awake".
Written to act as a stand-alone teaching, or as a workbook for the newly revised "The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception" - Lujan's first book:
From the Publisher
The revolution begins within, and this is a step-by-step guide to setting your personal metamorphosis in motion, effective immediately.
Lujan Matus reveals here, in clear and accessible language, how to recover your authentic self, using the simplest yet most profoundly useful techniques you could ever apply. Complex processes of socialization distance us from our original essence very early on in our formation.
Our socio-cultural inheritance weighs heavily on our intangible self and is reflected in an erosion of trust in our intuitive knowing and a consequent inability to see and do what is truly necessary. This dilemma of conditioning, no matter where we are from and however aware we become of its intricacies, cannot be addressed by merely thinking about it.
A complete turnaround is required. Restoring our natural state of inner silence, that elusive axis of enlightenment, is our golden key to personal and collective freedom, and providing a precise and practical way to do that is exactly what this book achieves.
Your journey through the Eight Gates of Dreaming Awake will open the door for your primal essence to return to your present moment continuum. This book delivers ancient shamanic wisdom and quantic insights that allow precious points of arrival to be sustained within the power of one's omnipresence.
The techniques in this book can be successfully applied to any ideology, religion or philosophy.
Contextualization and Review
Whisperings of the Dragon; Shamanic Practices to Awaken Your Primal Power, like Lujan's previous books does not pander to the masses. This book provides a description of man's predicament, the causes and the key requirements to transcend it. These amount to the life skills of one on a spiritual path as life.
NOTE: The book does not teach shamanic practices to apply to clients. It returns to the fundamentals of the mystic shamanism that evolved into esoteric Taoism, and Tibetan Dzogchen.
This text best reveals Lujan's native philosophy in terms of metaphor and terminology. The Oriental influence is clear and did much to make my grasp of The Tao more real.
The Practice of the Eight Gates of Dreaming Awake brings a clear and practical method to develop key life-skills of the manifested spiritual path. The purpose of the term "Path with Heart" was never clearer and now lives in a practicable context that I can gauge through a type of bio-feedback. This text stands out as a truly practical work of high mysticism minus the heady stuff.
Students of the internal martial arts, who tread that path with the purpose of combining it with their spiritual journey will gain much from this book. Important aspects of neigong are addressed.
Those on any spiritual path will benefit from this book and be able to enrich their path.