In Search of Freedom
The Only Freedom We have is Freedom from Ourselves
A 5 Day Full Immersion Premier Tensegrity® & Theater of Infinity® Event — Croatia, November 2 - 6, 2022
“Freedom is expensive, but the price is not impossible to pay. So, fear your captors, your masters. Don’t waste your time and your power fearing freedom.” — Carlos Castaneda
How Do You Define Freedom?
For the ordinary person, we think of “freedom” as being able to do and think as we please. And as such, we see obstacles to our obtaining what is rightfully ours. Money, power, influence… independence are the all too illusive prizes for most of us in our endeavor to gain freedom.
There is nothing inherently good nor bad with any of those elements. Yet we see so many examples of those who possess some or all of those elements, who seem to be more enslaved than free.
Perhaps the problem lies with how we define the term “freedom” and moreover, what we think we need to be freed from. Could it be that we have “freedom” already and are just not aware of it? Carlos Castaneda and the shamans of his lineage have defined freedom as:
“The only freedom warriors have is to behave impeccably. Not only is impeccability freedom; it is the only way to straighten out the human form.”
Our single reality of ourselves and the world in which we dwell is the prison from which we desire freedom. It is not the world, but our reality of the world, built over years of conditioning; past history never challenged, which causes this desire for freedom, which requires change.
“The desired result is what the old shamans called stopping the world; the moment when everything around us ceases to be what it's always been.
This is the moment when seers return to the true nature of man, don Juan went on. The old shamans also called it total freedom. It is the moment when 'man the slave' becomes 'man the free being' capable of feats of perception that defy our linear imagination."
— Carlos Castaneda
Who Are You?
It is one of the most existential questions of the ages. From the moment we are born into this world, our quest to discover who we are and why we are here becomes one of our most dominant driving forces throughout our lives.
Those ahead of us in our lineage; parents, grandparents, etc., fed us their answers to our questions. Society imbues us with their consensus of who we are and the roles we are to play. Higher value is assigned to some, lower value to others... as we mold ourselves into these descriptions in order to gain favor, acceptance, rejection... attention of others. We place unwarranted value upon these dreams of others about ourselves, drawing us further and further from who we are when we came into this world.
Our self-image becomes an icon; a facade of ourselves, our worth, our being. It forms a false sense of self, disconnecting us from from ourselves, our fellows, our world and infinity.
"As long as man feels that he is the most important thing in the world, he cannot really appreciate the world around him. He is like a horse with blinders; all he sees is himself, apart from everything else." — Carlos Castaneda
How Did You Become You?
From the days of our earliest childhood, we have been judged; compared with some fictitious gold standard of who we ought to be. Our identity becomes an amalgamation of the thousands... millions... of these past descriptions, gifted to us by those human beings that surround us.
These self-reflective labels of the giver, become seemingly impenetrable beliefs within us of who we are, our identity.
"Our beliefs are an assemblage of perceptual experiences, emotional evaluation and cognitive abstractions that are blended with fantasy, imagination and intuitive speculation." — Dr. Andrew Newberg
Unless and until we challenge these beliefs, in both content and origin, we remain a prisoner of them, desperately searching for that freedom just beyond our grasp.
“For the rational man to hold steadfastly to his self-image ensures his abysmal ignorance. He ignores the fact that shamanism is not incantations and hocus-pocus, but the freedom to perceive not only the world taken for granted, but everything else that is humanly possible to accomplish. He trembles at the possibility of freedom. And freedom is at his fingertips.” — Carlos Castaneda
Why Do You Stay You?
The language and syntax we use to describe ourselves and our world becomes our reality. Our inner and outer dialogue about the past, present and future is the mortar cementing us into that one, singular construct.
That is because, as Carlos Castaneda said over and over again: "You never question why you do what you do."
When you attend the In Search of Freedom workshop event, you are taking 5 full days outside of your normal, singular reality to discover how you built it. And once you understand the bricks and mortar you used to create it, you will then have the capacity to dissolve it, freeing yourself from yourself.
“Seers need a breaking point for the workings of inner silence to set in," don Juan said. "The breaking point is like the mortar that a mason puts between bricks. It's only when the mortar hardens that the loose bricks become a structure.” — Carlos Castaneda
“Man’s predicament is that he intuits his hidden resources, but he does not dare use them. This is why warriors say that man’s plight is the counterpoint between his stupidity and his ignorance.
Man needs now, more than ever, to be taught new ideas that have to do exclusively with his inner world—shamans’ ideas, not social ideas, ideas pertaining to man facing the unknown, facing his personal death."
— Carlos Castaneda
The Only Freedom We have is Freedom from Ourselves
Four Steps Along The Path To Freedom
In Search of Freedom | The Only Freedom We Have is Freedom From Ourselves
$1997 - Workshop Price
A 5 Day Full Immersion Premier Tensegrity® Event — Croatia, November 2 - 6, 2022
- Full 5 Day Tensegrity® Immersive Experience
- Carefully Curated Magical Passes®
- Specifically Crafted Theater of Infinity® Experiences
- Dissolve the Mortar Cementing Your Singular Reality
- Tune Yourself Into a Perceiver of New Realities
- Navigate Those Multiple Realities With Fluidity and Impeccability
- Experience the Freedom That Only Occurs When You Free Yourself
- Network & Celebrate with other Tensegrity® Practitioners
- Comprehensive Workbook
Renata Murez, BS, MA
Apprentice of Carlos Castaneda, Florinda Donner-Grau, Taisha Abelar & Carol Tiggs - Students of Don Juan
A Tensegrity® Facilitator and Instructor, and Director at Cleargreen, the company formed by Carlos Castaneda to disseminate the practical aspects of his work, Renata is a member of the original team of Tensegrity® leaders, who, under the direction of the students of don Juan, helped to formulate the modernization of the Magical Passes® and other Tensegrity® practices. She has been leading Tensegrity® workshops and tours worldwide for over twenty-three years.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, from California State University at Northridge, where she taught Composition and wrote her Master’s Thesis on the work of Native American author Louise Erdrich. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UCLA, where she worked with Professor Emeritus Lissy Jarvik, and co-authored a paper with Steven S. Matsuyama, Ph.D. She was a student in the Arica School of Oscar Ichazo, studying enneagram personality types.