"The strange story of how I came into contact with the group of Warrior Beings known as the Fellowship of the Serpent and my personal guide, Quetzalcoatl, whom I call Master Q, begins in the summer of 1980."
What a proposition!
Avendar Dragon meets Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent himself. Master Q, as he is referred to becomes his mentor in Mayan Sorcery.
Note: - It would be sad if the misjudge the book by its cover.
This book details several dream journeys with Master Q, in a biographical style. The telling of the journeys reveal the principles, aims and approach of Mayan sorcery. The outlandish nature of the tales combined with the lessons imparted, explicitly and implicitly makes both for a good reading and the creation of a different frame of reference or contextualisation of man and his potential.
The book is not a textbook. Readers who are familiar with Toltec writings will have an advantage because terminology will be familiar, BUT, then the book puts a whole new context around the teachings.
A bit bored with the same old Toltec topics? Waste no time and read this book. If nothing else it will force you to re-evaluate what you may have 'settled on' for an interpretation of Amerindian Mystery Teachings.
This book ups the game a bit with fresh input by way of topics, scope and more detailed journeys through alternate realities. This is not just sight-seeing. Engagements with incorporeal entities provides for some perceptual-shifting conclusions.
PERSONALLY, I found it a most stimulating and thrilling read. It is sorcery of the old-school type. No warm and Fuzzies here. I can think of no other book that communicates a sense of what a warrior and his/her uncompromising environment and vision is. The stuff a Don Genaro Flores or a Silvio Manuel, or indeed a Don Juan Matus -while not stalking Castaneda, must be made of comes accross, imparting a sense, perhaps an alignment.
Sadly volumes 2-6 of this series, and volumes 1-6 of the next
series did not find their way into print. This may be changing, so keep
an eye out.
Adventure of a Lifetime
The Hatred of All Life
Discourse from a Lord of Karma
The Hall of Mirrors
The Mother of Invention
A Meeting with Volcano Elementals
The Obsidian Knife
The Ravings of a Crystal Skull
The God Eaters
The Mirror Planet
The Fragmenting Planet
The Place of the Plumed Butterfly
The Healers of Urselon
The Shape of the Universe
The Starmakers of White Eternity
The Scales of the Dragon
The Shadow Realm
The Jaws of Victory
I recommend this book highly. There is no Toltec book out there like it; It tells it as it is and covers some interesting topics (see table of content) that at first seems to have no relation to mystery teachings.
This book and The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception both
approach the Amerindian mystery teachings from a different angle. Both
let go of the Castaneda terminology and provide a different
context. This alone is a worthwhile engagement, since the experience
almost forces a shift in interpretation of old knowledge.