Unbending Intent Leads to Freedom

“Two basic qualities of warriors: sustained effort and unbending intent.” (page 194, The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda) My intent is to study the works of Carlos Castaneda and live the principles to the best of my ability. The goal of the warrior is freedom. Although that word “freedom” seems a bit vague. What Read More …

UNBENDING INTENT

DON JUAN TAUGHT CARLOS CASTANEDA THAT UNBENDING INTENT IS A SPECIAL STATE OF MIND REQUIRING A RIGOROUS, FIERCE PURPOSE. It is a single-mindedness that a warrior-sorceress exhibit, an extremely well-defined purpose and the catalyst to trigger a sorceress’s unchangeable decisions. Hence why a warrior-sorceress has power in all of her words and actions. Unbending Intent Read More …

The Unbending Intent of a Novelist

I often write about unbending intent because it is so important.  The path of the warrior is the one that speaks most clearly to me.  The fundamentals are discipline (unbending intent), freedom, and impeccability. For the warrior, will comes from Spirit, not the ego. This is unbending intent. The idea of unbending intent keeps coming Read More …

The Unbending Intent of a Warrior

There is an apparent contradiction in don Juan’s teachings regarding the warrior’s life; but it really is not a contradiction, only a paradox.  He tells Castaneda that a warrior is fluid, flexible, and unpredictable.  A warrior has no routines.  In fact, the warrior intentionally disrupts any routines that happen to form.  On the other hand, Read More …