This application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship was submitted by Blair Hebert. If you would like to offer your support for Blair please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
I have since childhood had other worldly experiences and was brought up as a child in a devout Catholic home with seven other siblings, spending many hours on my knees saying the rosary as a family. Because I exhibited mystical tendencies, I was treated as somewhat special by the females and mostly ignored by the males including my father.
Over the last 20 years these mystical experiences have returned as sometime encounters with non-benevolent entities who attack, attach or simply scare me, letting me know we are not alone in our physical reality of perception. I must also include, I experience occasional bliss, joy and an abundance of love. I am not wealthy but I am blessed with a wonderful marriage with a mystical/practical soul partner. I have a grown son who is a practicing meditator and healer and a beautiful 11 year old daughter who has yet to reveal herself.
For reference, I will provide a short chronological review my life path in order to give a better view of who I am as a human. When I was young I was ill a lot with high fevers and had many OBE’s. In my teens I went through 4 years of recreational drug use which became an initiation of sorts into the dream world where I walked alone often frightened. This led to a religious conversion into evangelical Christianity and a return to the Catholic Church and a subsequent four year cycle of spiritual discipline and devotion.
At this time I went to mass every day, and regularly visited monastery’s to retreat. I was celibate and had many mystical experiences at this time, including the magical assistance in the physical world from an invisible source of light I called God. At this time it was not unusual for me to sit in ecstasy and watch light beings walk around touching people. This discipline of my “golden years” ended when I chose a path and entered University.
I was considering a life in the catholic priesthood until I experienced firsthand the hypocrisy and pedophilia of the church. This revelation was shocking and I left the way of devotion to follow the path of worldly affairs. Upon completion of a degree in history/philosophy in my mid 20’s, I continued to have a string of good luck (a residual effect of my dedication and devotion) I entered the world of high tech work, also performing as a professional musician and to this day remain a film technician, composer/ performer and student of philosophy and mysticism.
As I now head toward my 60th year I find myself drawn to the Nagual way. I have so many disconnected thought pathways from all the ingested information that I have absorbed, that I am looking for a soul journey which will put my experience and acquired wisdom and foolishness to good use for the benefit and evolution of the earth and all souls. I am a fool as Christ was a fool, a warrior with only love and willingness as my sword and shield.
I recently have stumbled across the works of Lujan Matus and have listened to the audio book Shadows in the Twilight (which I have listened to several times now). I resonate with the wisdom and like the coauthor Bill, I am sometimes afraid of what I hear and yet have already come to know as truth. I have studied with a master in martial arts as well a spiritual master and acquainted with the warriors path.
What Lujan brings forth is beyond what I have studied to date. The striking factor for me is the depth of love and humility and core discipline of selflessness, the source of his true power. I determine this to be the true sign of a master. I am currently listening to the audio book Awakening the Third Eye and already I am going deeper with Lujan. We are fast becoming friends as I feel his assistance in my life bringing me back to the experience of my years, my forgotten inner disciplines and the joy of just sitting with what is. Blessings to any who read this small testament of my love. Ho.