The Active Side of Infinity
By Carlos Castaneda
The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castaneda is an autobiographical record of his apprenticeship with Don Juan. In The Active Side of Infinity Don Juan teaches Carlos about the importance of stories. These stories are not just any stories, but inspirational stories that come from significant human events in one’s life.
Finding Stories of
Life Changing Experiences
Don Juan teaches Carlos the importance of recollecting these personal historic events. He also teaches Carlos that there is a difference between remembering stories of events that are based on Nostalgia; and remembering stories of events that have a significant impact on what shapes the warrior soul.
The Longest Journey to Infinity
Carlos is also instructed in the forces of infinity and the path of the peaceful warrior traveller. Castaneda uses the stories taken from personal historic events; to illustrate the importance of discovering what we become; as a result of the significant events that shape us.
For the Tropic of Freedom Books Finders Keepers:
I remember when I was younger, I used to sit at the feet of a woman who would tell me all these amazing stories about her life. I remember thinking to myself at the time, ‘I want to live my life in such a way, so that one day I’ll also have stories to tell.’ Of course, at the time, I didn’t realise the importance of that revelation.
However, I have learned since then, that the importance of telling stories of events in ones life, is not about having something funny or entertaining to tell. The important stories are the ones that have a teaching within them. They are the stories that have either had an impact on your life or can be told to assist someone with something they need to learn.
Once you have read the book, identify the stories from your life that are of significance. These are the stories that have had a significant impact on who you have become.
Which stories of your life do you focus on?
For Other Freedom Books by Carlos CastanedaThe Power of SilenceThe Fire From WithinTales of Power
Are you telling stories to be relatable through wounds or scars?
Are you telling stories to entertain?
Are you telling stories that assist to make it possible for others to come to an understanding or to learn something from it?
For the South African FindersClick on the Icon below to purchase this book from Kalahari.net
Return to What is a Shaman
Return from The Active Side of Infinity
to Tropic of Freedom Books Home