Lujan Matus – Lo Ban Pai-Testimonials Page 18

My one week visit to Lujan Matus –to learn Dragon’s Tears and Energy Tapping was the most worthwhile and amazing experience. Here are some notable aspects of my experience. Good descriptions of Dragon’s Tears and Tapping can be found elsewhere.


During the week, Lujan used opportunities to ‘confront’ my destructive or negative behaviours. This means when he hears me speak an un-truth he immediately confronts me about it. He calls a spade ‘a spade’. Because we both know it’s the truth and because he does not back-off, there is no rationalising it away or putting it off. You have to face it right there.

Confrontations were instructional, scary, intense, eye-opening, unwanted, sudden, emotional, harrowing and uncompromising. And, I doubt any of the confrontations took more than 3 minutes. Lujan made sure I had put myself back together again sufficiently before the next confrontation –because, confrontations, most literally, shook me to pieces. The point however is growth in truth, not Castigation.

Confrontations had me realise the lengths I had gone to, and was willing to go to, to lie, to myself and others.

Incredibly, the power that drives these transformative encounters appears to be nothing other than ‘the truth’ –that’s all that ‘confronts’ one. After my experience I’ll tell you this: Nothing stands against the truth.

Throughout the week Lujan discussed several things that pertain to me personally. This was very insightful and valuable in its direct applicability.


Lujan did not just teach Energy Tapping to me, he did it with me. Tapping opens channels in the body to assist in discovery and confrontation of hidden stuff that robs one of energy. It is demanding and designed to remain demanding as one progresses. Three mornings that week my shorts and T-shirt were fully drenched with sweat by the end of the 2 hour session.


Despite experience in learning movement forms, I struggled initially with learning the Dragon’s Tears, and the cause of that was the topic of another confrontation. This was another lesson in how self-deception leads to self-sabotage. After that I got it together. After some practice, some of these movements have begun to click somehow with what seems to be my body. I cannot say my mind comprehends it. It is unlike anything 7 years of dedicated Taijiquan practice has yielded. Of note is a sense of flowing.


Since I had martial art experience, Lujan incorporated this base of existing strengths and shared additional aspects with me both in Energy Tapping and Dragon’s Tears. In Tapping this included additional exercises for chi/qi development and training ‘iron shirt’ skill. In Dragon’s Tears more advanced approaches and movements were shared.

It would be an error to see either of these regimens as merely energy, physical, or martial arts training.


At night Lujan taught gazing. Already on the first evening my ‘vision’ started to open. Gazing is a down-to-earth practice that is easy to do.

On the fourth night I got to experience formlessness consciously through gazing. Lujan was showing me how to make a star disappear as routine part of the practice, and it just wouldn’t work. Having read about it in testimonials I obviously wanted to see it. Lujan mentioned that he wonders what about my belief system is blocking this.

(However, there was something else: I really wanted to find out about Recapitulation while in Bali. But I forgot about it completely, and at that point it was the farthest thing from my mind.)
After voicing this, Lujan promptly moved on with the gazing session and guided me into a state of formlessness (yes- it is real!). At some point the use of gazing for recapitulation just ‘dawned’. Lujan explained it as if it had been there forever. Incredible! Somehow the need gets met –even though I forgot about it. Also, Lujan’s display of fluidity was an education in itself, since it was the direct enabler for this method to materialise.


I bear witness: Lujan proves that being fully in your truth, being impeccable, being who you are is not only possible, but the only worthwhile way to be. He proved that by being that.
I agree with all the wonderful traits, characteristics, etc. others attribute to him in their testimonials. How does someone you’ve just met feel like a best friend?
I believe spending time with Lujan on any endeavour would be valuable because he is impeccably formless.

While Lujan delivers, I am responsible to put the learning into practice.
I’ve booked to visit Lujan again and something in me, is already scared. I say this not as a warning, but as a knowing that Lujan will meet his mandate no matter the obstacles or my attempts to duck-and-dive the truth.

I thank you Nagual Lujan Matus. I wish words could convey the depth.

Henk Boshoff
South Africa

I used to experience considerable discomfit working at my computer, especially when actively sending or downloading from the web. It felt as if the radiation from the processor was slicing through my body, and this was in spite of using crystals, (both natural and manmade,) that were said to be protective.

After two weeks of practising dragon tears the discomfit was almost negligible. I gather from certain things that Lujan said on the course that my electromagnetic field was strengthened and so, I assume, that I am less susceptible to the influence of other electromagnetic fields. This is obviously of enormous benefit to me and it is astounding how quickly these results were achieved.

Christine Jacobsen
Cape Town
South Africa

My first encounter with Lujan at his talk on the 6th of April made a deep impression on me. I felt very unsettled throughout the whole evening after the talk. I needed deep silence. I needed to go deep into myself and to connect with the most real and honest part of me. That night I had a dream. I saw Lujan unraveling my solar plexus. It felt good. Both in my dream and after I woke up I felt unburdened, at ease and warm.

Every day throughout the training week I had new experiences. Dragon Tears activated something in me and the energy of these movements was working its way through my being. One day my mind stopped and I felt totally disoriented. I felt like I knew nothing about anything, I had no opinions, no thoughts, no desires, no ideas. The only thing which was holding me together was my breath and whatever I was doing at that moment.

Nothing existed outside of having tea and sandwich, or cooking lunch or washing dishes. No mental noise, no mind games, no rushing from thing to thing, no plans, no desire to finish with one activity and move to another. Even though at that moment it felt quite disturbing, now when I am looking back I know that was one of the most significant and tremendous experiences of my life.

The next day I felt clear and very comfortable to be whoever I was and wherever I was, not trying to be better, or more spiritual, or more anything. My center was very still and big. I was enough and it was a very unusual feeling. It was such a relief.

But the most important thing happened in a very painful way. One night after I shared one of my experiences, Lujan confronted me. Or rather he confronted not me but my mind and ego bullshit behind the story – the desire for approval, the desire for making an impression, deep-seated narcissism, not being in the moment, and so on and so forth. My ego was not prepared to be confronted in such a tough, ruthless way. I felt like I was hit in my solar plexus and was overwhelmed by fear and anger and shame. By not being soft with me and by not entertaining my “needs” Lujan gave me what I really needed. My ego needed to be confronted in a very rough way. Being confronted by a shaman and mystic is not the same as being confronted by an ordinary person. It transforms you. That night I couldn’t sleep until I went very deep inside my heart and looked brutally honestly at my motives and what often was driving me. I knew that from that night I would not be the same and the only way for me was to find my real self. Which was quite a revelation for me because I never thought I needed it, I had quite a strong opinion about who I was.

I was practicing Dragon Tears every day and began to meditate. I was practicing what Lujan was teaching – to empty myself. I managed to find this state when there was nothing but my body, my breath and my heart. I began to spend more and more time deep in my heart and saw vividly where in my life and in doing things I love I was driven by fear. I saw that I needed to change it.

Dragon Tears began to unravel things in me. I had to reexamine my life and see what really makes me happy, what sustains me, what skills do I have which help me to express myself creatively and to bring value to people’s lives. I saw that I was blocking myself in many ways and now felt that space opened up in me to explore and express my potential. I decided to learn new skills – to paint and to draw and to study fashion design.

These are completely new skills and I have to make baby steps to begin to master it. And here I had the biggest battle with my ego. I was bitten and bruised by it constantly telling me that I am a looser because I don’t have a career and that at the age of 38 people should already know what they do with their life, that I shouldn’t be making any “baby steps”, learning to draw tea pots but should dream and act big. During those couple of weeks of feeling completely blocked and destroyed by the nagging voice in my head Dragon Tears, meditation and dance were the only things that were keeping me sane. Dragon Tears were giving me an amazing clarity and peace of mind.

I had a very clear realization that at any point in my life, at any little thing I do I am exactly where I need to be at this moment and don’t want to be anywhere else. There is no goal, nowhere to go, nothing to improve, and that “future” is happening right now. I am amazed at how much energy, talent and beauty is being released when I am in such state of mind. I meet my real self when I am empty. How much of myself was twisted and blocked by raging and demanding ego. And how often my mind was making a fool of me with all its illusions, expectations and projections…

Dragon Tears give me more energy. Now I don’t need to take afternoon naps and I can dance for much-much longer without feeling tired or out of breath. Also I take hormonal tablets for my fertility treatment and the months when I take it I suffer from severe and uncontrollable mood swings. This month I had to take a double doze and was worried that it would make me psychotic. But surprisingly I felt no negative effect at all. I feel at peace, clear, well-balanced, open and blissful and attribute it to practicing Dragon Tears.

There is better flow of energy between me and other people. When I interact with people I empty myself of fear or projections, give myself to the moment. I just flow and see that amazing things come through me. I can give much more than I thought I could and I do it with ease and exuberance.
The challenge now is to practice this discipline every day, to clear my mind through meditation and help my energy to circulate freely through Dragon Tears, to stay empty, open, honest and fearless in every situation of the day and to let beauty flow through me. And to always keep it real.

Thank you, Kirst, for giving me an opportunity to meet this incredible man!

Cape Town,
South Africa

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