From the Author
My personal journey is unique to itself and, likethe raven, I have taken elements from many different sources to weave togetherinto a foundation of Knowledge.
I have found that some of the Toltec syntax works well and indeed many of the Toltec techniques may be beneficial. But to adhere strictly to someone else's notion of a "Toltec warrior path" is as false to the authentic Self as adhering strictly to someone else's notion of Catholicism. At that point, it has become nothing more than a religion, replete with the buzzwords of their particular faith.
This path is not a religion to me. I do not bury myself in the earth to recapitulate and I do not hang myself from trees to promote Dreaming. That was Carlos's path, not mine. And after many years of engaging my own journey, I have come to realize that I have found the success and joy I have because I have not allowed myself to become just one more lonely sheep bleating along in someone else's shadow. I have learned from Castaneda, but I have also learned from Buddha. Even learned a thing or two from Anne Rice and Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick, Star Trek and Babylon 5. Such is the nature of the raven - to see what shines even when it may be in an alien nest. But most of all, what I have learned is that there is only one true path, and that is the path inside our own heart, guided by the voice of the double and fueled by Intent.
Being a nagual woman doesn't define me - quite the opposite. It makes me "no-thing" in that it has given me a blank slate on which to create the face of my double and write my own destiny on the face of the infinite. The only one I can follow is mySelf, and that is the best advice I can give to anyone.
And so I walk alone, answering to no masters. That is where I find my heart.