My discussion is to have you actually read the first chapter..if you can, and then relate your experience with the interaction. Then I want you to tell me if you have a “spiritual guide” like Soc, and if you don’t what would you look for in a spiritual guide. Are you willing to let go of your past and attachments and follow this guide?
Read it… a couple of times.
I read this the first time in the mid-late 80’s. I had read what I could take of Carlos Castaneda and other ‘New Age’ teachings of the time. Seen the Star Wars movies.
Shock therapy wasn’t a surprise when reading the chapter… I had Yoda’s encounter with Luke in the swamps of Dagobah.
Don Juan playing mind games with the author in Castaneda’s books.
Heck, even Merlin’s transformations of Wart (Arthur) into various animals (ant, fish, bird, badger) in “Once and Future King”… just to open his eyes.
Anyway, it is sort of expected by me now… the need to push someone past their boundaries so they are willing to open to greater realities / truths.
….. suppose I should be doing all this in my journal….
….. to be continued…