This application for the Parallel Perception Scholarship was submitted by Martha Traum.
This year the scholarship includes a choice of either: attendance at the Dragon’s Tears Workshop in the Canary Islands from August 2nd-8th – or – participation on the online Transformational Healing and Meditation program.
If you would like to offer your support for Martha please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
Thank you very much for your invitation.I discovered you just a few weeks ago. When I was a young woman I was reading Carlos Castaneda. I read all his books and at that time people would laugh about it and call them “tales”. On me they had the most profound impact.
I studied free art on a famous art school in Germany and a few years after finishing it I left Germany at the age of 30 (1982) to start a new life on the Canary Islands in Gran Canaria.
At this time for me is was normal to lead the life of a (nearly) hippy – high up in the mountains,living without electricity in an old cottage. I started to sell my watercolors on the marketplace and studied Spanish on my own.
After nearly three decades living in Gran Canaria I was one of the most integrated foreigners. I got along with my painting like a muralist, doing also portraits, sewing and designing show-costumes and giving classes. I had a public studio for 10 years, but in spite of not getting rich (always living at the “borderline” of society) I was considered a serious person and a well-known artist. I felt acknowledged and loved and participated in the culture-life of Gran Canaria. I consider myself Canarian.
Five years ago I decided to go back to Germany because the financial crisis in Spain was/is very big and for my family it was very important to spend some time with me.
I have always been reading everything I could find about spiritual life and wanted to know all what is relevant to find my true nature and to live in a world which is real, broad, light and truly intelligent. Actually my investigations could absorb all my energy, because after analyzing what I was reading, very often I found a theory full of limitations or – mostly – a path with laws I could not find explained reasonably.
Never ever I forgot the teachings of don Juan, I read all the books several times, also the books of his colleagues like Florinda Donner and others. Also I practiced Tensegrity, but didn’t find “the point” of feeling content and stronger.
I started to realize that the path of don Juan had stopped out of the blue. Even though giving very precious information. My investigations helped to open other sources to get a true understanding of us, living on this planet, and how it is manipulated and dominated: politics, environment, history, art, alimentation, medicine, religion and, of course, science.
When I came back to the magic path I wanted to practice I found them all very suspicious, half dark-half clear. But I needed something more practical, something where I could believe in but with a broad dimension of humanity, helping me at the same time to get a deeper and quicker understanding for all what belongs to mankind and to earth.
But Then ¿? ———- Yes !!!!!! ———-“Suddenly” I found your books !!!!!
I bought them all at once, when I realized your source. I knew it was true.
The same week I got a phone call of somebody looking for students to take classes in Qi Gong and I realized that must be right the direction to get into the practice of Dragon´s Tears. (?)
“The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception” is a great book (it is the one I read first and I am still reading). It is more than that. It starts where Carlos left the path. It is don Juan talking and showing: now, after all this years: this is the path !!! right here is the link you can go on !!!!
I know he is truly speaking to you, Lujan.
Awareness off humanity today is different than 20 years ago and listening now to the voice of don Juan with the help of your book is very revealing. I feel grateful and happy to be back on the path.
It means to me very much to have found your books and I feel much better, since I study them. Like you offer a free scholarship – with this letter I want to apply for it.
I would love to know your teachings more detailed, specially because I need support for my efforts and I have never been in a group of people involved in the teachings of don Juan.
The teachings of don Juan (and his group) demonstrate a real way to understand the intentions behind the curtain and the act of infinity. I really want to learn it and put it into practice.
Since I am reading your book, I remember very early moments in my life and hope I will get into much deeper insights.
When you are in Tenerife, Lujan, you will be in a very special place. Canary Island is a secret treasure. It is full of energy and mystic places, but if you don´t look for it you won´t see it. It´s worth to stay one week longer, climb down a barranco, go up and see the Teide and from a high point in nature look at the sky by night.
Canarian people always look straight into your eyes and their smile comes right from the heart.
When I found your website, your books, and then I saw you offer a course in where I come from – I was very happy. I wish you to have your best course ever and to feel the strong energy of this most beautiful and tender place.
Luck and happiness for you and your family and lots and lots of thank you, Lujan !!!
Greetings from Germany