“Ordinarily, if an average man comes face to face with the nagual the shock would be so great that he would die. The goal of a warrior’s training is not to teach him to hex or to charm, but to prepare his tonal not to crap out ... You call it explaining. I call it a sterile and boring insistence of the tonal to have everything under it’s control. Whenever it doesn’t succeed, there is a moment of bafflement and then the tonal opens itself to death. What a prick! It would rather kill itself than relinquish control. And yet there is very little we can do to change that condition.”
Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power

Quality

This part of the website was originally created to hold my playful experiment of Reading Lila. Over time I sensed it accumulating its own presence and core energy and a potential to hold more. It achieved “critical mass” and tipped over into this, its more comprehensive form when I chose to house in it Christopher Alexander and The Nature of Order.

This space is becomig a home for subjects I consider to be metaphysical: ideas that have reshaped my view of the world.