(The Universal Spiderweb by Armando Torres)
On one occasion don Melchor grabbed the deck of cards that doña Silvia used to read people’s fortunes. Fanning out the cards, he asked me to choose one of them; apparently, I thought, he liked to do magic tricks. Going along with it, I took out a card. I thought he was going to guess what card it was, but he told me to look at it closely. I did what he told me to do, and what happened next was something spectacular: the card disappeared from my hand!
With an air of malice, I asked him how he did it. He said in a jestful manner that magicians never reveal their secrets; however, later he explained that sorcerers know how to “bend time,” and that, from that other time, they can affect things. He said that for common people that would seem like magic.
“And how do they bend time?” I asked him.
“That’s something that you can’t explain with words. You have to experience it for yourself,” he answered. “However, I could say that bending time feels as if you were in two places at the same time; in one of them, everything is frozen, and as a result of that you can affect things with your speed. But that’s only the effect, the great thing is that once you’re able to dominate time, you’ll be able to go wherever you want; you just disappear from one place and reappear in another.”
“Can sorcerers really do that?” I asked, remembering the story that Carlos had told in his books about the trip of the dreaming body.
“Of course! All they have to do is to break the continuity; that can be done by means of dreaming, or through bending time with pure perception.”
“How can you attain pure perception?
“That’s achieved by putting your life in order, not having things pending or energy leakages. In other words, by being impeccable. Recapitulation helps you do exactly that; once you no longer have such loose ends in your life and everything is in its place, you’ll be able to manage not only the perception of time, but rather time itself.”