Magical Passes or Tensegrity, lately released to the large public by Carlos Castaneda, is a discipline intended to gather the dispersed energy at the edge of our energy body and bring it back to the vital centers.
These are very powerful exercises that can help us enhance our level of energy easily.
The movements have been set up by seers, who could see the flow of energy and the energetic reaction created by the movement.
One of the natural results of a daily tensegrity practice is an important energy enhancement and a slow down of the aging process, although this was not the goal of the sorcerers who created the movements.
Every one can learn and practice those exercises.
It is suggested to practice daily in order to feel the results of the practice in daily life.
As we said, somewhere else on this site, start small!
Start with 5 minutes a day, then add 5 more minutes after a few weeks, and then again until you have built a solid daily practice.
Here you will find all the Passes that exist on video.
The three amazing women on the videos are called Chacmools.
They are the recipients of Castaneda’s knowledge and an example of Impeccable Warriors.
“To walk the full length of a path that one truly loves, don Juan said, one needs the passion, courage, imagination, vigilance, discipline, self-awareness, grace, strength, resourcefulness, efficiency, patience, adaptability, and humbleness of a navigator.
This is what the Tensegrity® practitioners aspire to: The spirit of the navigator, the being who makes the continuous commitment to travel the path of awareness every moment. The struggle of the navigator is not with one’s fellow men, don Juan said. Nor is it with oneself. And it’s ultimately not a struggle. Rather, it’s an acquiescence—to the energetic currents of the sea of awareness in the universe.
Don Juan said that the seers of his line maintained that the universe is a sea of energy—energy that is in constant change. And that the most functional thing one can do, rather than attempt to fight or resist that continuous change, is to join forces with it—an endeavor that takes a navigator’s discipline.”
Some of the exercises are shown by other of Castaneda’s students.
Have a good time, enjoy every minute of your practice!
Magical Passes, Twelve Basic Movements #1
Magical Passes, Redistributing Dispersed Energy #2
Magical Passes, Energetically Crossing #3
Magical Passes, the Butterfly #4
Magical Passes, The Vibration Of Intent #5
Magical Passes, Mashing Energy for Intent
For those who want to go deeper into the practice
Castaneda’s students are keeping up with the transmission of their discipline. There are workshops you can join. Find more information on their website.
“Clara sat on a rattan armchair at the edge of the patio, and she brushed her shiny black hair.
Then she arranged it with her fingers until everything was in place.
After she had finished grooming herself, she brought her left palm to her forehead and stroked it in a circular fashion.
Then she moved her hand over the top of her head and down the back of her neck; after which she flicked her wrists and fingers in the air.
She repeated that stroking and flicking sequence several more times.
I was fascinated as I watched her movements.
There was nothing careless or haphazard about them. She performed them with intense concentration; as if she were engaged in a most important task.
I broke the silence by asking, “What are you doing? Are you giving yourself some sort of a facial massage?”
Clara glanced over at me and saw I was imitating her movements while I sat on the matching armchair.
She said, “It may appear like a facial massage to you, but it is not.
“These movements are sorcery passes, and this circular stroking prevents wrinkles from forming on my forehead.
“Sorcery passes are designed to gather energy for a specific purpose.”
I flicked my wrists the way Clara had done, and I asked, “What specific purpose is that?”
Clara said, “The purpose of these sorcery passes is to keep oneself looking youthful by preventing wrinkles from forming.
“This purpose has been decided beforehand; and not by me, but by power itself.”
I had to admit that whatever Clara was doing certainly worked. She had lovely skin that set off her green eyes and dark hair.
I had always believed that her youthful appearance was the consequence of her Indian genes. I never suspected that she deliberately cultivated it by means of specific movements.
Clara said that whenever she gathered the energy of her awareness, as in the case of these sorcery passes, it is called power.
She also said that whether energy is gathered under someone’s command, or by itself, it is still referred to as power.
“Remember this, Taisha. You are going to hear much more about power; and not just from me, but from the others, too. They are expected back any time now.”
Although Clara had constantly referred to her relatives, by now I had given up all hope of ever meeting them.
Her references to power had been an additional matter.
I never understood what she meant by power.
Clara announced, “I am going to show you some sorcery passes that you must perform every day of your life from now on.”
She told me to do so many things every day of my life; the breathing, the recapitulation, the kung fu exercises, and the long walks; that if I lined up back to back everything she told me to do, there would not be enough hours in the day for even half of them.
I let out a sigh of complaint.
Clara saw my pained expression, and said, “For heaven’s sake, Taisha, do not take me so literally.
“I am cramming all I can into your peewee brain because I want you to know about all these things.
“Knowledge can assist in gathering your energetic awareness, so therefore knowledge is power.
Clara said that if I wanted to make any sorcery act work, I need only know what I intended as the result.
She added that I need not even know the purpose of the results I intended.
“If you could decide the purpose of your sorcery actions, you would be creating sorcery.
“And you and I do not have that much power.”
I moved my chair closer, and said, “I do not think I am following you, Clara. For what do we not have enough power?”
“I mean that even together the two of us can not gather the overwhelming energy it would take to create a new purpose for the sorcery passes.
“But, individually we can certainly gather enough energy to intend the results of these sorcery passes; no wrinkles for us.
“That is is all we can do. The passes’ purpose, to keep us young and youthful looking, has already been set.”
I asked, “Is it like the recapitulation whose end result had been intended beforehand by the ancient sorcerers?”
Clara replied, “Exactly.
“The intent of all of our sorcery acts has already been set. All we have to do is hook our awareness to it.”
Clara moved her chair across from me so that our knees were barely touching.
Then she vigorously rubbed each thumb on the palm of the opposite hand and placed them on the bridge of her nose.
She moved them outward with light, even strokes over her eyebrows to the temples.
Clara explained, “This pass will keep furrows from developing between your eyebrows.”
After quickly rubbing together her index fingers, like two sticks starting a fire, she brought them vertically to each side of her nose and gently moved them sideways over her cheeks several times.
She said, “That is to clear the sinus cavities.”
Clara deliberately constricting her nasal passages, then said, “Instead of picking your nose, do that movement.”
I did not appreciate her reference to my picking my nose, but I tried the movement, and it did clear my sinuses.
Then she said, “The next pass is to keep the cheeks from sagging.”
She briskly rubbed her palms together, and she slid them up each cheek to her temples using long, firm strokes.
She repeated this movement six or seven times; always using slow, even, upward strokes.
I noticed Clara’s face was flushed, but she did not stop.
She placed the inner edge of her hand with her thumb folded over her palm above her upper lip, and rubbed back and forth with a vigorous sawlike motion.
She explained that the spot where the nose and upper lip join, when briskly rubbed, stimulates energy to flow in mild, even bursts.
“If you get drowsy in the cave while recapitulating, rub this point briskly, and it will temporarily revive you,” she said.
I rubbed my upper lip and felt my nose and ears clear.
I also experienced a slight numbing sensation on the roof of my palate.
It lasted for a few seconds but took my breath away.
It left me with the sensation that I was just about to uncover something that was veiled.
Clara told me that if greater bursts of energy were needed, they could be obtained by pricking the point at the center of the upper gum underneath the upper lip and below the nose septum.
Clara moved her index fingers sideways under her chin, again using a quick back-and-forth saw like motion.
She explained that stimulating the point under the chin produces a calm alertness.
She added that we can also activate this point by resting the chin on a low table while sitting on the floor.
Following her suggestion, I moved my cushion to the floor and sat on it, and rested my chin on a wooden crate that was just level with my face.
By leaning forward, I put a slight pressure on that chin point Clara had indicated.
After a few moments, I felt my body settle down: A prickling sensation rose up my back, entered my head, and my breathing became deeper and more rhythmic.
Clara continued, “Another way to awake the center under the chin is by lying on the stomach with the hands in fists, one on top of the other, under the chin.”
She recommended that when doing the exercise with the fists, we should tense them to create pressure under the chin, and then relax them to release the pressure.
She said that tensing and relaxing the fists produces a pulsating movement that sends small bursts of energy to a vital center directly connected with the base of the tongue.
Clara stressed that this exercise should be done cautiously; otherwise I might develop a sore throat.
I went to sit in the rattan chair again.
Clara continued, “The group of sorcery passes I have shown you must be practiced daily until they cease to be massage-like movements, and they become what they really are; sorcery passes.
She ordered, “Watch me!”
I saw her repeat the movements she had shown me, except that this time she was making her fingers and hands dance.
Her hands seemed at times to penetrate deeply into the skin of her face.
At other times, her hands passed over her skin lightly; gliding on it’s surface.
Clara’s hands began moving more quickly; so rapidly that they seemed to disappear.
Watching her exquisite movements kept me mesmerized.
When Clara had finished, she laughed, “This way of stroking was never in your inventory. This is sorcery.
“It requires an intent different from the intent of the daily world.
“With all the tension that rises to the face, we certainly need a different intent if we are going to relax the muscles, and tone the awareness centers located there.”
Clara said that all our emotions leave traces on our face more than on any other part of our body.”
Therefore, we have to release accumulated stress using the sorcery passes with their accompanying intent.”