MYTH

Perhaps the [NAGUAL] only exists, and very voluntarily, between lines (grammatical, conceptual, historical, etc).
...it is essentially ungraspable, even through words; any attempt to define its figure accurately, or to describe it accurately, is condemned to confusion or at least to insufficiency.
- Javier Barros Del Villar

THE SMOKEY MIRROR

Ruis writes of a human from generations past who has a dream.



In the dream, they step out of their body, examine it and then look up at the sky. They marvel at the stars, gaze down at their body and see that their body is made of the same material [matter,light] as the stars. They call this material (the light, the matter, everything they could sense in the natural world) the TONAL.

The human examines the sky a second time, but this time focuses on the space between the stars. They peer down at their body and notice the same space within themselves, within all matter. 

They call this space the NAGUAL.

We use scent to transport the psyche beyond the mondane into the NAGUAL. We dream that this ephemeral ritual can make lasting waves in the self, the zeitgeist, and beyond.