MEET SERGIO MAGANA
Imagine that you can consciously enter a magnificent dream and create a new reality for yourself and for others
According to the prophecy of Cuauhtémoc, the last emperor of Aztec Empire, we are in the phase of the Sixth Sun - the time when the ancient wisdom of Mexico will be unveiled and shared with the world. It has also been predicted that Sergio Magana, will be the one of the teachers to share this powerful spiritual wisdom heritage. Sergio teaches powerful practices of dreaming and dream induced expanded states of consciousness; a similiar magical mystic tradition from Yucatan inspired Carlos Castaneda to write many of his books on the subject.
Lucid Dreaming is no longer a well kept secret available for the few chosen people, it is now well researched by many credible scientists and documented as yet another alternate state of consciousness.There is a saying in the tradition: ‘those who are not lucid in their dreams will not be lucid in their death’.
Every day, when we lay down to sleep, we not only regenerate our body by spontaneous elimination of toxins, slowing down of cerebral waves and heart beat and so on, but we also have capacities that we don't access when we are awake.
Once such aspect is dreaming, the magical dimension of the human experience in which we lack control, a place inside where we are simply spectators. So many of us have questions about this state, which is seemingly inaccessible to the waking mind: what is dreaming useful for? Do different types of dreams exist?
For centuries Shamanic traditions have offered knowledge about the dreaming life, which to them is simply another part of human consciousness. Cultures which are still in touch with Shamanistic practices have direct experience of moving from the physical body to travel in other dimensions of reality. They use these practices to help heal the soul and deal with grief or other feelings caused by painful experiences of which we are not conscious.
In Toltec tradition, sleep is that state of being in which we can create our waking life (Tonal) and this is done through the dream state (Nahual.) The Toltecs believe that those who do not remember their dreams live unconsciously. They believe that we create our own reality while we sleep and without dreams we are unable to control or work with our awake state leading to unconscious behavioural patterns.
The Toltec practices not only show us how to value these images, but also give us tools to change our awareness in sleep and awake states, learning to move from the passive, "being created", to the active, "being creators". One of these practices is the “seeding of the dream”, but first we have to learn how to enter into a state of lucid dreaming.
Lucid dreams offer us a way to work actively in the dreaming state. To become the director and an actor in our dreams, we have to know how to access the world of dreams, its codes or symbolic meaning. To do this, additional energy is needed which can be accessed in different ways taught by Magana such as breathing techniques, before bed.
The seeding of the dreams, which is the next step, allows us not only to remember the dreams but also to actively place imagery into the dream that could change our waking life. Learning how manage our dreams means learning to live our awake state in a more conscious way. Lucid dreaming also includes many practices such as shapeshifting, dream-bridging, forging a dream body as a stable energy body and consciously ‘designing’ our lives from the dream state
Sergio Magaña, “Ocelocoyotl” is a well-known and respected healer, who is teaching the 5,000- year of Toltec wisdom of Mesoamerica.
Joanna Flowering Whirlwind interviewed Sergio Magana Ocelocoyotl and Maria Rosa Greco, journalist, author, psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist for this feature To find out more: contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.floweringwhirlwind.com www.sergiomagana.com