This diary of the dreams and visions of Avendar Dragon is the continuing legacy of an exploration that was began by Carlos Castenada. Although there has never been any contact between these two individuals, the reading of Castenada's works has stimulated the author of The Scales of the Dragon with new insights into this most hidden of traditions. There were many events that led Avendar to the meeting with his benefactor and the subsequent entry into the strange worlds of ancient seers. Avendar took on the most rigorous training. This training was not as easy as one that was overseen by an actual benefactor as in the Don Juan Matus Carlos met with regularly. The training was held in other worlds whose only connection to this realm of everyday practical notions is through dreaming or telepathy. Under these conditions Avendar Dragon trained as a Warrior, healer, seer and exorcist.
Quetzalcoatl is the benefactor and teacher of Avendar Dragon. He is known as the Plumed Serpent in the lore and legend of ancient Meso-America. Moreso he is the original Nagual and Death Defier. He was the one that brought esoteric knowledge to the civilizations of the planet Earth that eventually led to the lineage that ended with Don Juan and Carlos Castenada and his cohorts.
There are many contingencies that Warriors have to prepare for. The reason for these contingencies is not clear. All that can be said is that Carlos Castenada and Don Juan was the result of one such contingency. We have come to know other contingencies. Merilyn Tunnesehende and John Black Crow is another. Ken Eagle Feather and his Don Juan is another. Of course Florinda Donner and Taisha Abelar as cohorts of Carlos and Don Juan represent another. Others exist that we do not know of yet. Maybe we never will. Maybe this is something that one has to fall into by the old means of being in the right place at the right time or somehow be chosen by the omens.
Anyway, the contingency of Avendar's story is clearer. Avendar Dragon leads a double life. Most all do, except Avendar makes a place for that in his life. It is a part of an all-consuming search to know a deeper reality that is only partially known in daily mundane existence. There is more. There is another side to life of which the realm of daily existence is a mere shade in comparison. The worlds of the Death Defier is that 'other side.' It is a realm beyond the borders of normal dreams. There is a separate life there that sometimes touches the one of daily existence. This other life is one that has more universal significance. It is not isolated as its counterpart seems to be.
There is nothing that sets Avendar apart from humanity. There is no uniqueness. For that matter, educationally, he is less. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree as the epitome of his educational experience and decided not to continue in the conventional pursuit of knowledge. On the other side he decided to experiment with unconventional means of attaining knowledge. He utilized the sacraments of the 60s in the 70s. As a result of this he had uncovered vast amounts of knowledge that he did not really know what to do with. This knowledge went for nothing as he lost energy in the pursuit of it. He realized that he was slowly dying. It became a matter of recovering the lost energy that had been spent in a reckless pursuit. He had spent more than a quarter of a century seeking to repair the damage. This process led him to a new understanding. He had to start from the grassroots level and had to take that new understanding of the function of transcendence into a new practicality.