Nagual

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In Aztec mythology, a Nagual was a totemic spirit; each god and human had a Nagual such as Huitzilopochtli/hummingbird and Quetzalcoatl/feathered serpent.

Nagual is also a term used in the books by Carlos Castaneda to describe a person who is able to lead people to new areas of perception. Also, Nagual is considered by Castaneda's followers to be related to Eastern concepts of Tao, meditation, or infinity. As Castaneda's teacher says: "we cannot understand the Nagual, we can only see for ourselves that it exists". As opposed to the Nagual stands the Tonal, which can roughly be linked to the concept of Ego.

A Nagual is the "benefactor" of an apprentice in Castaneda's system.es:nagual it:Nagual

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