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Tensegrity is a term used by Carlos Castaneda to refer to the modern form of the way of being taught to him by his teacher Don Juan Matus, and includes some movements called magical passes (positions of body and breath) that he said were developed by indigenous peoples of the Americas who lived in Mexico in times prior to the Spanish conquest. However, this view is considered fictional by critics.
Castaneda and the other students of Don Juan created Cleargreen Incorporated in 1995. The purpose of Cleargreen as mentioned on its web page is "carrying out the instruction and publication of Tensegrity". Cleargreen has been organizing and leading classes and workshops on Tensegrity in North and South America, Europe and Russia.
The name Cleargreen originates from the belief of ancient Mexican sorcerers, who stated that the different energies had different hues. The hue of the human energy nowadays is said to be off-whitish and in ancient times it used to be clear green.
Castaneda also published the book Magical Passes in 1998. Magical Passes contains a series of instructions for performing a set of Tensegrity movements. With the aid of the company Laugan Productions, Castaneda also published instructional video recordings of Tensegrity movements.
References and notes
- Video in which Castaneda's disciples demonstrate and discuss Tensegrity
- Tensegrity in Russia
- Tensegrity in Ukraine