Toltec Active Dreaming Practice

Because I am a dreamer by predilection I did something very akin to the following, at least once, everday without skipping, for a period of around 7-8 years.

In the day I taught physical chemistry and at night I did this…

These are excerpted from “Cry of the Eagle” by Theun Mares.

It is through this technique that I realized I am of the Elephant dreaming class, in other words having a second-ray Soul or causal vehicle.

I had a “tango” moment when I was reading the previous piece from the blue books which if I can find the words, I will verbalize.

Twenty Years Ago

Today we went for a walk up on the coast.

20 years ago, I was working at Imperial College in London. I was engaged in a spin-out laser company, a lecturer in physical chemistry and the nominal “lead” of a group of people working with the Toltec teachings and Théun Mares. The idea was ultimately to join the USA and UK groups into one because of the shared 2nd ray soul ray. The USA and the UK, representing respectively love and wisdom, two halves of a whole.

When I got into work that day. I started to have bad feelings of foreboding. Something was going down. I felt discombobulated and anxious for no apparent reason. It got worse and worse.

So late morning I left work and headed home. I really was starting to feel unwell.

I made it home to my flat in Brixton, which I had not long bought after the separation from my then wife. There was no TV, she got that.

I went to bed and did multiple sessions of dreaming practice to calm myself.

Early afternoon I had a ‘phone call from a group member outlining the attacks in the USA.

It made sense of the strange feelings I was having.

Something devastating was happening.

Then a few weeks later I flew into JFK, to be greeted by the leader of the USA group in a near deserted airport to head for a retreat in upstate New York. The Man Behind the Scenes, like Silvio Manuel, materialised behind me as if by magic.

In the car driving north was Leonardo, me, Théun and his Man of Action, Russell.

In the Autumn upstate New York is truly magnificent.

On the way we drove past where the twin towers used to be.

When we got there a westerly stalker of Russian extraction wanted me to read some Rumi out loud.

There is something about received pronunciation that those the other side of the pond, enjoy.

And now I am here…

What a strange thing life is…

Shortcomings and Blind Spots

The shortcomings are quite literally our blind spots. Everyone has at least one and that is Egotism. The degree of shortcoming may vary. Some have them in spades.

22 Egotism
Active Shortcoming: Self-importance
Behaviour: Self-opinionated, arrogant, self-centred, pompousness, holier-than-thou, longwindedness
Passive Shortcoming: Self-pity
Behaviour: Victim/martyr, hard-done-by, unappreciated, fear of exposure, fear of being wrong, fear of criticism.


Many have at least one additional shortcoming.

The higher the number of the dark jewel so to speak, the more destructive the shortcoming.

When the shortcoming is “triggered” people behave in a very destructive way and are absolutely unaware, {at least at first} that they are doing this. The theory goes that if one works at bringing the dark jewel into light one heads towards freedom. I personally concur with this theorem.

Say for example you are self-opinionated, arrogant and pompous, you would be completely unaware of the fact. You might even imagine yourself to be thoroughly justified in your behaviours and so you INFLICT them on others. Someone else might deem you arrogant and tell you but you would not accept their version of things because you are arrogant. You would be unaware and unaccepting of this notion, completely blind to it.

The idea being is that one can flip between the active and passive expression of the shortcoming at the drop of a feather. It is very easy for someone who is self-centred to feel hard-done-by or unappreciated.

“I am so important and wonderful, yet nobody appreciates my magnificence.”

There is a lack of balance and near constant oscillation.

If for example you express “self-opinionated” the idea is to first of all note when you are being self-opinionated and then try to learn how to open your mind if only a tad. Slowly, step by step, you bring this aspect of the shortcoming out of the dark and into the light. In other words, you e-volve. You change for the better towards harmony and balance and away from dissonance.

Have a look at this shortcoming.

Do you recognise any of the behaviours?

Do you oscillate?

Then you are a human and at least partially beset with egotism.

Some Dark Jewels or Shortcomings

28 Abuse of Power
Active Shortcoming: Cruelty
Behaviour: Imposition, insensitivity, sadistic, vitriolic, aggression, sarcasm
Passive Shortcoming: Self-abnegation
Behaviour: Callousness, cold, unnurturing, harshness

29 Abuse Generally
Active Shortcoming: Oppression
Behaviour: Forcefulness, greed, coercion, aggression, playing the Blame Game
Passive Shortcoming: Fixation
Behaviour: Infatuation, romance, fanaticism, narrow-mindedness

30 Manipulation
Active Shortcoming: Lust for…
Behaviour: Sexual manipulation, covetousness, lewdness, power hungry, love of intrigue
Passive Shortcoming: Corruptible
Behaviour: Easily seduced, fraudulent, degenerate, depraved, decadence, perversion


31 Reason/Logic
Active Shortcoming: Bigotry
Behaviour: Dogmaticism, disbelieving, intolerance, assumed understanding, selective perception
Passive Shortcoming: Prejudiced
Behaviour: Discriminating against, preconceptions, distorting the truth, indulgence

32 Disharmony
Active Shortcoming: Inertia
Behaviour: Anarchy, nihilism, discrediting, slander, gossip, interrupting
Passive Shortcoming: Entropy
Behaviour: Apathy, indifference, carelessness, negligence, slothful, confusion, laziness