Assemblage, Gazing & Recapitulation

Notes for Carlos Castaneda Readers Concerning the Assemblage Point


In 1972 Robert A. Monroe a businessman published a book entitled: “Journeys Out Of The Body”. This is an extraordinary book containing graphic diary accounts of his and the supernatural experiences of others. This book also contains specific instructions and methods that the reader can practice to experience astral travel. Robert Monroe’s work makes a number of significant disclosures that are relative to the Assemblage Point information here.

In 1958, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a “second body” to other locales far removed from our consensus physical and spiritual realities. He conducted a series of experiments that conclusively affirmed the existence of a ‘second body’ that could be projected from his physical body. Using disciplined mental techniques, he could shift his conscious awareness into his ‘second body’ and travel to distant locales while his physical body remained behind in a trance state.

While on one of his frequent out of the body excursions, he discovered that his second body was attached to his physical body via a cord consisting of hundreds of tendon like strands packed neatly together. This cord was attached to the centre of his back and the hundreds of strands or filaments spread and fanned out to form his second body. This suggests that his projected “second body” had an Assemblage Point entering at the centre of the shoulder blades. Another intriguing disclosure of his was that when he occupied his second body, his body image was reversed, his left leg and left arm was on his right side and vice versa. The transposition of his consciousness from his physical to his projected second body somehow produced a “mirror image” effect. Monroe assumes that he is not unique and that every human retains the possibility to project or possess a “second body”.

He is not alone, Dr. Carlos Castaneda undertook specific shamanic instructions to gain mastery over his dreaming double or ‘second body’. His books contain many graphic accounts of the journeys that he and his companions’ made into supernatural realms via their dreaming doubles. The Assemblage Point is intrinsic in the shamanic teachings of Don Juan Matus as recorded in Castaneda’s books both in relation to the physical body and the second body or dreaming double. Don Juan discusses the importance of the Assemblage Point of the physical body with regard to health and disease and this is recorded in Castaneda’s book: “The fire From Within” published in 1985. Robert Monroe’s book “Journey Out Of The Body” suggests that there is also an Assemblage Point attached to the back of the ‘second body’ or dreaming double as does the later books of Carlos Castaneda. To avoid any confusion with this work and my previous publications, the Assemblage Point information that I have presented is entirely to do with the Assemblage Point of our physical body and emotional level of health as it is on this planet and not the Assemblage Point of the ‘second body’ or dreaming double existing in some other realm or parallel universe.”

Aboriginal Medicine Men

The Assemblage Point is not a recent fabrication nor a product of the New Age phenomena, it has some interesting and obscure roots that can be traced back at least several centuries. The Assemblage Point knowledge and teachings have been a closely guarded secret held by American aboriginal medicine men. Only in recent times has the knowledge begun to infiltrate into western culture. Many patented medical drugs have been derived from the herbal and mineral cures discovered and used by aboriginal medicine men and women. Drug companies are actively gathering information and samples of herbal medicines and their uses from remote aboriginal tribes around the world. They chemically extract the active principals and synthesis the drug in their laboratories. A large bulk of modern drugs owe their inventiveness to the perceptive powers and bravery of our ancient tribal medicine men and women to “see” and explore the plant and mineral kingdom for the health benefits of their tribal group.

Tribal medicine men and shamans can be men of outstanding character and personality. They are masters at controlling and using the power of morphogenic fields and altered states of consciousness both for medical and spiritual purposes. Their psychic powers and knowledge extend far beyond that of the average western individual. Many aboriginal medicine men are specialists in the workings of the human mind and its influence on the body. Some of them have undertaken disciplined investigation and developed techniques where mind works on mind. For some American Indian medicine men, the Assemblage Point, the epicentre of the human energy field, is one of the fundamental principals of their power and knowledge. Their belief systems are not in contention with atomic and quantum science.

The Shaman’s Blow

The anthropologist and best-selling author Carlos Castaneda wrote ten books that sold millions of copies world wide in seventeen different languages. Carlos Castaneda, who held a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, said that in the early 1960’s while researching medicinal plants in Arizona, he met a Shaman that he portrayed in his books as Don Juan Matus. Later, Don Juan moved to Sonora, Mexico and Castaneda followed. For more than three decades, Castaneda claimed to have been the apprentice of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan, who said that the old sorcerers shifted their apprentices assemblage points to move them into states of heightened, keenest, most impressionable awareness as well as to keep them in apprenticeship bondage.Throughout this time

Castaneda continued publishing books about his apprenticeship with Don Juan. In the beginning of his association, Don Juan had used ‘power plants’ containing powerful hallucinogenic alkaloids to loosen Carlos Castaneda’s Assemblage Point. Don Juan claimed that Castaneda’s Assemblage Point was so stubbornly fixed that only power plants had sufficient power to shift it to another location..

In his book, ‘The Fire From Within’, his benefactor and Shaman, Don Juan warns Castaneda about the extreme dangers of an ‘involuntary’ shift of the Assemblage Point due too perhaps disease, physical exhaustion, the unwitting use of drugs, hunger, thirst, or even an emotional or physical crisis. A fact of great importance claims Don Juan, is that it is the position of the Assemblage Point that dictates ‘how we feel and how we behave’.

Although Don Juan used powerful hallucinogenic plants to shift Castaneda’s Assemblage Point, he gave Castaneda stern warnings of the dangers of uninformed use of drugs and other adverse incidents that can cause an involuntary shift. Throughout his book Castaneda records Don Juan’s intimations that an involuntary or unconscious shift of the Assemblage Point causes serious physical and mental problems, even life threatening.

On another occasion in his book, Don Juan is reported as saying that people who unwittingly shift their Assemblage Point by taking drugs, can induce a feeling of numbness and cold and have difficulty in talking and thinking; as if they were frozen from inside. Despite these warnings, the 60’s burgeoning drug culture adopted Castaneda’s books and work as a licence to use drugs. Don Juan clearly knew what he was talking about, but at no point throughout this books, does Castaneda demonstrate to his readers how a dropped or misaligned Assemblage Point can be corrected.

Don Juan also spoke extensively to Castaneda about the process of death and the “gap” at the navel. Unfortunately, Castaneda does not provide any practical or useful scientific information that enables the reader to assimilate Don Juan’s medical knowledge of the Assemblage Point.




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