Lujan Matus – Lo Ban Pai-Testimonials Page 14

I recently completed the Dragon’s Tears course with Lujan Matus, and found it an amazing experience. Lujan embodies wisdom, warmth, and a sense of boundless peace. Added to this his quirky sense of humour, it created the space for a truly magical 6 day course which I highly recommend to anyone and everyone.

Sally Wellbeloved
Cape Town
South Africa

The Tears give me a doorway into the matrix of this world and enhance my toolbox so beautifully. I now understand what was missing for me in the Tai Chi forms that I practise for 14 years and teach. Lujan’s first book is inspiring and opens many doorways for those who care to look. Cant wait to read the next one. He is an amazing man of our times.

South Africa

Visiting Lujan in Bali was a profoundly magical experience. I could not have imagined beforehand how beautiful it really was. I knew that Lujan was a very humble and genuine person but upon meeting him I was still completely blown away. I had no idea it was possible for a person to be so humble and genuine. There was no sense of lofty guru status whatsoever, everything was clear and present in kindness and support. We are all together in the same boat as human beings, brothers and sisters.

At one point during our first meeting our eyes met spontaneously as so often happens in silent moments of conversation but what I saw upon gazing into Lujans eyes was an immensely vast empty expanse that seemed to open up behind his eyes. It felt exquisitely warm and eternally expansive.

I felt embraced by a truly selfless kindness but there was absolutely nothing “spiritual” or far out about the experience. The expansive presence of eternity was right before my eyes in the most mundane and grounded context with no fancy energy work, just simple presence in the moment which was there without any personal expectation.

What was there in Lujan was automatically awakened in myself and it was the most simple and effortless realisation. We are all profoundly deep and powerful, right here and now. Its our nature.

I was so excited by how simple and powerful my first meeting was that I could hardly sleep. The next day I was a little tired and emotional but in that state I still automatically felt completely safe and comfortable to share with Lujan honestly what was happening with me and how I was feeling.

Lujan was able to see and acknowledge deep aspects of my personal struggle and to have those deepest and most painful feelings acknowledged and understood by another human being was a profound relief for me. I realised I had always somehow felt alone and not accepted but being seen so clearly was a massive weight off my shoulders that I had never even realised was there.

From that point on I felt profoundly calm and silent. Whenever I arrived at Lujan’s house to do Dragons Tears I instantly felt all the residual tension or interference dissipate completely when I saw myself in the context of seeing him. I was constantly reminded that all anxiety or stress I may feel does not truly belong to me and it is perfectly simple to just let it go. The way I felt and interacted was just like I would interact with my closest friends, completely natural and enjoyable within a deeply mutual acceptance.

Despite having practised Chi Kung and martial arts for over half my life, Dragons Tears came at me as a complete curve ball. Even after well over a decade of practice I have never felt the chi as powerfully as in Dragons Tears. Each movement I did with Lujan would flood my attention with such vast volumes of energy that I would lose my memory of what had transpired.

The feeling was absolutely indescribable… like being flooded with eternity, a sense of immense timelessness and disintegration, unlike anything else. There is no doubt that these are no ordinary movements. They are deeply shamanic gestures of infinity.

The energy around my body felt like thick magnetic charge which moved my hands without my own volition, in a selfless state of release. It was a profoundly absorbing experience of total energetic abundance, beyond what I could have imagined.

By the end of each Dragons Tears session I felt completely open and ecstatic. There was a profound feeling of abundant gratitude and deep acceptance which was mutually connected and infusing the presence of everything. Everything looked like new, like I had never seen it before.

The surroundings would glow with presence and resonance and my body felt like nothing I had ever experienced before. Like floating on air, yet completely grounded and protected. I have seldom ever felt so absolutely good, and the perceptual effects for me were more powerful than any hallucinogen. Everything was mysterious but so familiar at the same time. I had never experienced a sense of well being that was so complete.

The transformation I experienced didn’t shake up any unnecessary dissonance in my daily life or force anything to rearrange. Rather it allowed me to more deeply realise that all is well and that it is safe to trust my heart and my body’s wisdom. Practising Dragons Tears each day at home has triggered a gradual cascade of deep internal changes particularly in the way my body feels and how my energy functions. I have never experienced such abundant chi in and around my body.

It feels completely different to before I went. I am much more grounded now and much less accessible to interference from external forces. It feels like my true purpose has been awakening on a much deeper and more primordial level than before I learned the Tears. The deeper mysteries are closer now than ever before.

The experience of getting to know Lujan has made me realise the immense value of genuinely connecting with and supporting our fellow human beings. To uplift each other and share honestly in the journey for mutual growth and enhancement. In humility there is always so much to learn from each other and the true value of connecting with friends and loved ones is incalculable. Our true power appears when the heart is clear and sincere.

Ben Chandler

Since way over 20 years now, my Man Johannes and I both have had the privilege to study with the Nagual and Elder SwiftDeer, Thunder Strikes from the Twisted Hairs Tradition. Since many years, we disseminate the teachings of the Sweet Medicine Sundance path, given by our Nagual , as road people and as Body Dearmoring Dance Chiefs in Europe.

It was first SwiftDeer, who drew our attention to “Parallel Perception”, the book from Nagual Lujan Matus.

The book gave us a new angle of perspective on the journey and it’s landscapes from everyday reality into the non personal, non dual, always present, (and individually not always accessible) parallel reality. The lecture, and how it touched us in an impersonal, yet loving way, invited me, Sabina into a year of private tuition with Lujan.

It had been quite some ago, time since I had phone dates with an unknown stranger, so this was quite adventurous, and in many ways, often quite funny and humorous. The first challenge presented to me was to open my heart. While I am not necessarily very eager in opening my interior to an unknown on the phone, the obviously pure and clear connection nevertheless led me into experiencing an intimate and crystal clear guidance from the beginning.

Lujan invited me into an avenue of Deprogramming my senses of perception. Lujan, lucid, present, intimate and humorously confrontative, was always fast and very direct in spotting where I am contaminated in my perception, thru cultural, social or personal impacts. He would show me clearly and directly where I am in reaction, not true to what I feel, and not able to respond to the moment. The tools Lujan gave me to deprogram my senses are amazingly simple, magical, effective, and continue to be with me intimately.
Within the workings, Lujan also offered me clear and straight mirrors to look into, where I had my heart closed and hidden away, or stayed in the illusion of pain, rather than embracing any energy coming my way. Humorously confronting my defences, Lujan showed me how to unveil many of my patterns and to let them go into the nebula of all illusions.

My previous, and ongoing many- years work with SwiftDeer has allowed me in this process with Lujan to let go of subtle, yet vigorously imprisoning programs.

At some point, Lujan had invited me to share the workings and techniques he gave me with my partner Johannes, so off we took together inward, and into the night skies.

Of course, in the process of tuition, the question arouse, to whom I am really talking to on the phone, and with whom I am openly sharing myself, my feelings and inner processes without even a second thought of reserve. So the idea of scheduling a face to face working to find out was not far at all for Johannes and myself.

Off we went therefore to Bali, curious and excited to meet The Nagual. Lujan had determined we would work on Dragons Tears, and maybe Energy Tapping, if we stayed for another week. We did not know much more than this was some kind of physical exercises, to which we are quite inclined in general.
Bali welcomed us with it’s colours, fragrances, sounds, and it’s wet heat. We stayed in a beautiful cottage close to Lujans house, lush and comfortable in every way.

Nagual Lujan appeared one morning in our room, when we were actually expecting the laundry service, which he clearly was not: wrong size, wrong outfit. Therefore, our first encounter was accompanied by an element of surprise.

Lujan invited us to ask any questions we might have at that time. No questions came to our minds. And this continued to be an ongoing element in our 10-day working: no questions, because being in presence, there is no question.

Lujan introduced us first to Dragons Tears, a series of graceful forms, in some ways comparable to Tai Chi. However the effect of the forms was immediately very different. While still learning the sequences, we started to experience already another space, another reality opening, a state of presence otherwise not so easily accessed. We kept learning and practicing diligently and dedicatedly for 5 days with Lujan, using our free time to memorize and re-practice the forms. On subtle levels, we integrated new ways of building, moving and directing Ki, while the space amongst us always felt light, open hearted, gentle, sometimes deep, and often quite funny.

Soon enough it was clear we would love to stay for another sequence of working, which Lujan, and another student of him, made gracefully possible for us.

The second working we engaged in was Energy Tapping, a more vigorous series of forms aimed at building Ki and feeding the Ki directly to the body. Lujan continued teaching us in a giving, patient and encouraging way. Again, we learned and practiced together, being present in a state of heart-, and often thought connection, joking, having fun, being confronted as well, and being unreasonably happy.

The working on the physical and Ki forms with Lujan has opened the space of another dimension yet in a different way: Lujan brings the space of the parallel, non dual dimension and presence integrated within himself, and thru practicing in the physical within these magical forms, presence becomes present. Thus parallel perception and parallel dimension do not remain concepts, but Lujan offers the door as well as the key to enter into the space.
The door may be the same for everyone, however Lujan hands out the individual keys in a caring, lucid, non personal way.

As we ended the working, our heart and mind had melted into a state of gentle unity. We both left with a clear sense of our own keys, and with a clear understanding that it is on us to use the keys, and invest ourselves.

We also left the space with an open, touched and happy heart, and with the firm knowledge that we will be back. Which in some ways is a paradox, because in presence, you cannot really be gone.

Thank you Lujan. Sabina and Johannes

Sabina  and Johannes,

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