Lujan Matus – Lo Ban Pai-Testimonials Page 19

I feel like every part of me has been put through the ringer and come out stronger; with the potential to access more energy as I continue to practice containing the leaks. Thank you Lujan; for your patience, your pure heart, your wisdom and for taking that stand for me. I came to Bali to bring light to the darkest shadows, and you enabled me to bear witness to that which I denied, which I had kept hidden within me; that which directed each of my interactions and clouded my heart – the controlling, and the many forms of manipulation. For that I am grateful.

The combination of the Tapping and Tears in the morning, the healing treatments and deep relaxations in the afternoons, and the gazing techniques and walks at night have transformed how I see the world, how I see myself in relation to others and as a result, the way I choose to behave.

After leaving Bali, the process of integration continues. I now have access to something deeper, clearer, and more pure. It is my responsibility and I am responsible. There are moments I feel completely insane as my internal chatter tries to take control and I continue to challenge these shadows. In those moments I have to remember to wait… and
to anchor myself in the stillness of my heart, for there-in lies the answer.

I am not what I thought I was. The world is not what I thought it was. And as if that wasn’t powerful enough, Lujan you then plucked a star from the sky.


Melbourne, Australia

It’s three months since I’ve arrived home from a visit to nagual Lujan. I can see beyond a shadow of a doubt now, my life before and after this visit. There was a particular moment while visiting Lujan that I almost lost his attention, caused by a surreptitious holding I, myself, would not let go.

“I’m not going to do this,” he said, and he moved to stand up from our sitting place. What he was going to do, or where he was going, I don’t know. But in that simple statement, I felt more fear than I’ve ever felt in any interaction with another human. Only physical danger comes close to matching the intensity of that moment.

I can’t even recall the words Lujan used next, to describe what I was doing, to explain to me what I knew was going on, but wouldn’t admit. I was in a tunnel, and my eyes were locked on the view outside the window. I was so paralyzed, I couldn’t even move my eyes!

After those painful moments — which I think to myself now as a literal birth process of a new me — I was able to move my body, but my voice simply would not express anything. As the moments continued and I regained my voice, Lujan was careful to point out to me how this shadow that covered the true me was regaining its control, as well. It was so obvious, I don’t know how I gave into it in the first place: ME, ME, ME! Control, control, control, of everyone and everything.

“How do you think it is that Mizpah can so quickly come up with interpretations? It’s because I leave her alone,” Lujan said as we discussed the control of the shadow’s mind. I had no idea what he meant then, when he said this; my shadow told me it was not a comfortable thing, leaving someone alone, that’s not what (I) should do. Yet now that this opening of thought has been created, and I have practiced “leaving others alone,” I easily can understand what he meant: Don’t engage in determining someone else’s thoughts; allow them the space to think freely.

In trying to explain what Lujan showed me, my first thought is: Over and Under.
The real me is “under” a shadow. It’s the shadow that fights to be presented first, last, and in-between. The real me has had very little practice at speaking, presenting itself; as a result, it’s painfully shy.

I went to Lujan in search of a physical relief of pain. What I received was a mental relief as well. Physically, something continues to grow through practiced discipline. My left eye is actually viewing something on its own, while the right eye continues to hold a view the physical world; a frozen rotater cuff in the shoulder is releasing its grip; I’m breathing with my entire torso; I can sense immediate reactions in different parts of my body to actions occuring in the world outside. The sky is not flat! I can view the distance between stars!

And I am intimately becoming familiar with how One draws to one’s Self that which is mirrored. I am immensely grateful for Lujan’s directness with me. For whatever it was that he pulled out of me, and we left it to die there on the floor, it has allowed an understanding that I still cannot voice, cannot put into words, but leaves my heart happy. Truly, a physical reality, like in dreams, that simply floats along its merry way.

With deep affection,

Sugrue, USA

Talking with Lujan Matus on skype has all the elements of observing a modern ballet. One participates within the parameters of enjoyment and admiration for such a high craft…for such a high craftsman…one becomes aware of self-imposed limitation by interacting with one who has transcended limitation.

The conversations are set pieces in a spontaneous collaboration of background and props as the music of one’s life. One becomes aware of the caricature that one embraces as a description of self…and the process away from this illusion is begun.

Lujan transmits a portal…a seed of a new way of being…carried on the sound vibrations of his voice. I found behind the pragmatic and honest response to my voice an intimacy I had never experienced before…he had presented my face to my self. The beginning of finding myself in everything.

I thoroughly recommend Lujan for the experience that is called tutoring…he is a craftsman of the recognition.

I await the moment to meet him in the form of person…the final act in my show



I attended a week of tuition in Whispering Palms with Lujan Matus. The Whispering Palms training was a watershed experience for me. Many things I learned before just clicked together and it opened my eyes to the scope and depth of the system.

Lujan mentioned how especially Oriental teachers withhold certain teachings for many years, when in fact, they can –and should be learned earlier. This came up during what turned out to be a pre-discussion on the topic of connecting the palms to the Dan-tien. When I asked Lujan how long this will take me –expecting an answer in years, Lujan replied “Two minutes. We are going to do it now.” We did. This connection opened a new world of energy for me. During my two-week visit, this was the first of a few instant game-changers.

Whispering Palms is an energy cultivation practice that also trains certain energy sensing skills. It cultivates a sticky, dense and noticeable energy. During practice I get feedback from it so I can attune my movements to maximize my interaction with it while at the same time following it better.

Whispering Palms has one flow through postures like ‘twisted roots’, the ‘emperor’ poses and ‘golden turtle’ with fluid, spiraling motions. It enlivens and generates energy that one then packs tightly around the body.

Learning about the ’Dragon Gates’ explained why Lujan calls Lo Ban Pai a ‘Dragon Gate system’. This teaching that is so simple and powerful finally got me to understand how physical exercise, energy cultivation and spiritual growth integrate to work together and better.

Another key learning for me was what Lujan calls sincerity of gestures. When one performs the movements sincerely, they work better and you can feel it immediately.

Whispering Palms is like a dynamic meditation, a fully awake engagement with here and ‘eternity’ by using the body/energy /awareness in concert as an enabler and medium for embodying spirituality in reality –not just ‘in the head’.  I’ve not come across anything like it anywhere else. I must clarify that it is not a trance inducing practice. It requires full attention, yet moves that attention into silence, and that yields the amazing. Lujan talks about ‘gleanings’, pockets of insight that come and yield their gifts throughout one’s life as relevant situations arise.

As a bearer of the Toltec teachings, Lujan is very clear about how he disseminates a reconstituted teaching. It wells from the same wisdom, but the way it is contextualized yields an entirely different insight and way of application that is very practical. It is firmly guided by connecting to and living from the heart. The reality of experiencing energy makes this a much more literal and practical statement. In the past I often got entangled in mental machinations trying to interpret theoretical or extrapolated Toltec teachings, and now it is clear how often I just got it wrong –especially since my ego was seeking to use the teachings for their own socialized agendas. I thank Lujan for helping me to find the heart and the way to walk.

There are so many other things we discussed and I learned so much. Whispering palms was an eye and energy-opener for me.

Each visit with Lujan has been more impactful and amazing than the one before. Lujan embodies his teachings and his openhearted, friendly and direct manner, his attention, dedication and skill as a teacher creates an incredible space to be, learn and grow in. Over the years my respect and gratitude towards Lujan continues to grow. I recommend taking any of Lujan’s programs because half of the value has little to do with the program you’re on.

Thank you Lujan. I hope to visit again soon.


Henk Boshoff

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