Yearly Archives: 2011

Alice’s Perilous Tales: ‘Chameleon’: The Man with the Trembling Pinkie . by Alice B. Clagett *

Happened in December 2011; indicated 1 December 2011 as event date; written and published on 23 May 2019; updated
Location: Saint Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood, California

Chameleon

Image: “Panther Chameleon,” by Miroslav.vajdic, 26 October 2013, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panther_chameleon.JPG … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Panther Chameleon,” by Miroslav.vajdic, 26 October 2013, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panther_chameleon.JPG … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

  • ALICE’S PERILOUS TALES: ‘CHAMELEON’: THE MAN WITH THE TREMBLING PINKIE
    • Introduction
    • Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How it Began
    • Sighting the Man in a Mar Vista Coffee Shop
    • Eight-Foot Tall Astral Form of the Man Walked Through a Wall and into a Group Meditation
      • Sidebar: Terminator 2: Judgment Day – The Terminator Morphs Out of a Corridor Floor
    • Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: His Little Finger Began to Tremble
      • Descent of the Dark: The Great Portapotty in the Sky . Video and Animated Gif
      • Dark Attack
      • Might This Have Been an Encounter with a Multiple Personality?
      • Might the Man Have Been a Satan Cult Member?
    • Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How I Invoked the Protection of Archangel Michael
    • Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How I Was Saved
      • Sidebar: Descent of Grace
    • Conclusion: On Ma’at – The Principle of Balance of Light and Dark in the Realm of Duality
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

ALICE’S PERILOUS TALES: ‘CHAMELEON’: THE MAN WITH THE TREMBLING PINKIE

Introduction

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have for you today a thrilling tale of the modern-day archcriminal Moriarty … the Jack the Ripper who is also the London detective who tried to track him down; the Satanist who is also a Monsignor. We will call him ‘Chameleon’. The story is here …

Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How It Began

In December of 2011 an alarming event happened to me; an event so harrowing that I have found it difficult to set down on paper, although I have tried many times.

In physical terms, the event was simple, and over with in an instant. It is the sense of terror I experienced that night, that I have not, till this very day, been able to quell.

Looking back through the window of time, it was the night of 4 December 2011. I had just gone to a Sunday evening service at Saint Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood, California …

Link: “St. Thomas the Apostle Hollywood,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas_the_Apostle_Hollywood ..

The vaulted ceiling of this church and the clerestories are ideal for the transmission of Angelic Light and love …

Image: “Interior of Saint Thomas the Apostle Hollywood,” by Thurifer, 3 June 2007, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas_the_Apostle_Hollywood#/media/File:St._Thomas_Hollywood_Interior.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

Image: “Interior of Saint Thomas the Apostle Hollywood,” by Thurifer, 3 June 2007, in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas_the_Apostle_Hollywood#/media/File:St._Thomas_Hollywood_Interior.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0.

I was sitting in the back of the church, on the far left, and the flow of the Incoming Light was as illustrated here …

Link: “Dynamics of Group Meditation,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 18 April 2016; revised on 21 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-57K … Search for the subheading: ILLUSTRATION 26. VORTICAL ENERGY: FACILITATOR IS SITTING AT BACK LEFT IN A CHURCH WITH CENTRAL AND SIDE WING SEATING AREAS

The music of the church organ and the voices of the choir brought in the Angelic Realm. Before my startled psychic eyes, tier after tier of cherubim and seraphim descended into the church, blessing the congregation, and filling the surrounding area, for blocks around, with Angelic Light.

After the service, I was in a state of joy such as would be difficult to convey. I felt blessed beyond measure, beyond time and space; infinitely blessed.

I had only to go to the parking lot, retrieve my car, and head for home.

The church parking lot was separated from the church by a building just to its north, on North Gardner Street. As I began to walk up that little traveled residential street, I saw that dusk had fallen. The street was not lit by streetlights. And so, I walked very alertly toward where my car was parked.

As I approached the southeastern edge of the parking lot, I saw a stranger standing in the lot, with his back turned toward me. This man had loosely curly white hair, a little like that in this photo of Mark Twain, but without the mustache …

Image: “A Portrait of Mark Twain Including Signature circa 1884,” from “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Harper edition, 1912), 1884, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Twain_circa_1890.jpg  … public domain

Image: “A Portrait of Mark Twain Including Signature circa 1884,” from “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Harper edition, 1912), 1884, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Twain_circa_1890.jpg … public domain

It seemed to me, in the dim light from the street, that his hair was light blonde, or maybe white. I thought him to be taller than me (I am 5’3″) by a few inches; in other words, not tall, but also not very short. He was neither overweight nor underweight, and perhaps in his 40s or 50s.

I felt the man must have heard my footsteps: His shoulders stiffened, as if he did not want me to be there, or as if he were angry. Then the man’s smallest left finger began to tremble.

A feeling of mortal peril overcame me. It was a feeling of an intensity seldom before experienced in this lifetime (and only once since then). In my mind a series of visions of past events flashed by, all in the wink of an eye …

Sighting the Man in a Mar Vista Coffee Shop

I remembered that, not long prior, I had seen a man of similar stature and with similar hair, back turned toward me, working on a laptop in a coffee shop on Venice Blvd in the community of Mar Vista (near Marina del Rey, California) when I went in for coffee before an evening meditation class. Come to think of it, it may be the establishment now named Mavro Coffee, 2224 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, California.

In that instance, I also had had an ominous feeling, an inexplicable feeling of terror, when I noticed that the smallest right finger of the man’s hand, on the table near the laptop, started to tremble.

I remembered how, from inside my house in the San Fernando Valley one evening not long before, I had sensed evil intent lurking a few houses away, up a nearby hill; and then had gone on foot, with my flashlight, to investigate. As I walked up the street, I heard a car start, and rapidly gain speed. Intuitively I sensed the driver’s rage; felt the fingers of his right hand close round the grip of a pistol; felt the weight of the metal and the lethal energy of the weapon; felt his rage diminish ever so slightly as, streaking past me, he failed to raise the handgun and fire.

Eight-Foot Tall Astral Form of the Man Walked Through a Wall and into a Group Meditation

I remembered sitting in the meditation class a week or so prior, and sensing that a demonic energy was gathering in a car parked a block away, on West Charnock Road in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, California. Before my startled astral eyes, the eight-foot figure of a man, transparent but somehow very solid, emerged from the wall behind my back and to my right. It was the same Mark Twain hairdo! The man had the same stature as the one I now faced. It was like the man that materialized out of the floor in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

I remembered tapping a well of courage, rushing out of the house to the corner, looking up Charnock Road to where I felt danger to be lurking … And how, deja vu, an old sports car parked on the south side of Charnock Road, across a residential intersection, roared to life, gained speed from zero to 60 while crossing the intersection, and shot past me at breakneck speed, heading for McLaughlin Avenue.

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Sidebar: Terminator 2: Judgment Day – The Terminator Morphs Out of a Corridor Floor

Remember the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” scene, where the terminator rises out of the black-and-white tiles of a corridor floor, attacks a security guard who is pausing to drink coffee there, and then morphs into the shape of the security guard?

Video: “Terminator 2 Security Guard’s Death,” by mrsierraleone007, 29 December 2012 …    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXsyn-9VLVA I recall, uncannily, that Dan Richard Stanton, the security guard done in by the Terminator in this video clip, looked very like a person who worked in Professor Fred Fox’s office at UCLA in days long past, when I worked as an editor there.

That scene lives in my memory because the actor was someone I had known from my days working as Administrative Assistant and Scientific Editor for my boss C. Fred Fox, Ph.D., at UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics.

Of course, actors generally use stage names for their acting careers, and their given names for their work-a-day professions. I recall, though, that the same gentleman worked quite capably for Dr. Fox back then, and that he said he had an identical twin brother.

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Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: His Little Finger Began to Tremble

To continue with the story of my encounter with the man in a Hollywood church parking lot: On approaching the parking lot that eerie evening, when I noticed the trembling finger of the standing stranger, I thought: Maybe this is the man that was in the coffee shop. Maybe this is the driver of the old sports car. Maybe this man has been stalking me.

I stopped walking, and stood very still, very centered and connected to the ground, as I had learned in the martial arts.

Descent of the Dark: The Great Portapotty in the Sky . Video and Animated Gif. The man got close to his vehicle. And then something happened to him. A presence … an energy … descended on him. It was three or four feet wide, and circular, around him; and about nine feet tall.

The huge size of the descended energy so alarmed me that I have made a video, showing its size compared to the man’s size …

The sound effect is in the movie is imaginary … The event took place in stark silence, in a moment that seemed frozen in time and space …

Here is an animated gif I made to illustrate the descent of the Dark in the form of ‘the great portapotty in the sky’. I rather like it for a visual on the size of the Darkness that descended (but the above video I feel to have more emotional impact because of its sound effect).

Animated Gif: “Obsession: Descent of the Dark: The Great Portapotty in the Sky,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 23 May 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: Big block of Darkness descends on the silhouette of a standing man with a trench coat on.

Animated Gif: “Obsession: Descent of the Dark: The Great Portapotty in the Sky,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0, 23 May 2019, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: Big block of Darkness descends on the silhouette of a standing man with a trench coat on.

Dark Attack. When this huge energy descended upon the man, it changed him in such a way that his energy field waxed violent; suddenly, he projected fiery menace, like that of the dragon in this image …

Image 3B: “Return of the Fire Dragon” …  https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/emporea/images/d/d9/Black_dragon_preloader.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160216171424 ..

The stranger turned slowly around, with a liquid motion, to face me. The manner in which he turned ’round, and the feeling of his mind as he did so, reminded me of the hypnotic look in the eyes of Thulsa Doom, and the doleful fluidity, the ineluctable power of the move with which turned to behead the mother of the child Conan …

Video: “Thulsa Doom behead’s Conan’s mother – Conan the Barbarian (1982) (HD-720p),” by FilmSpectre, 25 April 2013 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTKdSZMRPg ..

The malefic energy that had come down upon the stranger was still upon him, as his gaze met mine. I had never seen the like.

I have tried to describe what occurred, but words are shabby tools for such a task. Finally, I set upon the notion of a visual presentation, and came up with this image …

sprite-52A = Serial Killer Personality - Multiple Personality Disorder = Triple Vortical 'Vampire Effect' 3A (with a different caption)

Collage: Serial killer personality behind the silhouette of the ‘normal’ personality of a person suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder, adapted and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 22 February 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: The silhouette of a man standing, facing forward. Behind him is a painting of a giant with 7 horned heads; the giant’s stance is wide. Beneath the giant is rising up from the water a 7-headed sea monster; the monster’s arms are held up; its right hand holds up an upright sword, and its left hand an upright cudgel … COMMENTS: The silhouette represents the lowermost Black Magicker, who is confronting a Lightworker (that is you, the viewer). The giant and the sea monster represent the descent of a vortex of dark energy from a Satan cult and its artificial thought form onto their cult member who is confronting the Lightworker in the physical realm. The demeanor of the giant and the monster are meant to convey the malignant nature of the energies glommed round the Black Magicker … CREDITS: The silhouette is an adaptation of  “Man standing silhouette.svg” by Open Clip Art Library, 16 April 2009, in Wikimedia Commons, public domain. I chose this silhouette because it did not resemble anyone whom I felt to be a multiple personality. Behind the silhouette is an altered version of the painting “The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea,” by William Blake, 1805, public domain.

Collage: Serial killer personality behind the silhouette of the ‘normal’ personality of a person suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder, adapted and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 22 February 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: The silhouette of a man standing, facing forward. Behind him is a painting of a giant with 7 horned heads; the giant’s stance is wide. Beneath the giant is rising up from the water a 7-headed sea monster; the monster’s arms are held up; its right hand holds up an upright sword, and its left hand an upright cudgel …

COMMENTS: The silhouette represents the lowermost Black Magicker, who is confronting a Lightworker (that is you, the viewer). The giant and the sea monster represent the descent of a vortex of dark energy from a Satan cult and its artificial thought form onto their cult member who is confronting the Lightworker in the physical realm. The demeanor of the giant and the monster are meant to convey the malignant nature of the energies glommed round the Black Magicker … 

CREDITS: The silhouette is an adaptation of  “Man standing silhouette.svg” by Open Clip Art Library, 16 April 2009, in Wikimedia Commons, public domain. I chose this silhouette because it did not resemble anyone whom I felt to be a multiple personality. Behind the silhouette is an altered version of the painting “The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea,” by William Blake, 1805, public domain. 

Might This Have Been an Encounter with a Multiple Personality? This same drawing that also appeared in another blog, where I attempted to put a psychiatric / psychological explanation to the change in the man’s energy field …

Link: “Triple Multiple Personality Disorder,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 29 May 2018; revised on 23 February 2019 and on 25 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9cQ ..

Might the Man Have Been a Satan Cult Member? In grappling with an explanation for the event I am describing today, I included the same image, with a different caption, in another blog, in which I posited that the man might have been aligned with a Satan cult, whose energy descended upon him …

Link: “Triple Vortical ‘Vampire Effect’ – a Temporary Ascension Symptom,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 5 May 2017; revised on 22 February 2018, 22 April 2018, and 23 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7bd ..

Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How I Invoked the Protection of Archangel Michael

For today’s blog, the silhouette of the man in the image could be said to represent the stranger in the parking lot. The glowering brow of the many-headed being behind him imparts the menacing nature of the Dark energy I sensed round the stranger that night.

In point of fact, it felt that dreadful night as if another being … a malevolent being … had descended on this person in front of me.

I called upon the Archangel Michael, of the Angelic Realm, which had been so much with me during the church service just ended.

Encounter with the Man in a Hollywood Church Parking Lot: How I Was Saved

By God’s grace I felt the descent of just as strong an energy for the good, all around me and above me.

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Sidebar: Descent of Light and Grace

Here are two images that to some extent portray the Descent of Grace, sometime termed the Descent of Light …

Image: “A light display shines from where the World Trade Center used to be, New York, Sept. 11. The two beams of light are illuminated each year on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton),” author unknown, 11 September 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribute_in_Light#/media/File:Tribute_in_Light_in_2010.jpg … DESCRIPTION: This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 100911-M-4003C-145. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Image: “A light display shines from where the World Trade Center used to be, New York, Sept. 11. The two beams of light are illuminated each year on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton),” author unknown, 11 September 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribute_in_Light#/media/File:Tribute_in_Light_in_2010.jpg … DESCRIPTION: This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 100911-M-4003C-145. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Figure 17, “Response to Devotion,” from the book “Thought-Forms,” by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater, 2005. Urbana, Illinois, in Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 8 March 2017, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/16269/16269-h/16269-h.htm … public domain

Figure 17, “Response to Devotion,” from the book “Thought-Forms,” by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater, 2005. Urbana, Illinois, in Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 8 March 2017 … https://www.gutenberg.org/files/16269/16269-h/16269-h.htm … public domain

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There was a zinging in the air, as this Angelic energy countered the giant of the Dark that crouched upon the man …

What happened, at that moment, was a detente … a ‘squaring off’ … of perhaps what you would say was a Fallen Angel … and the holy presence of Archangel Michael.

Then I sensed another man approaching from the direction of the church. I could tell by his steady, slow footsteps that he was a man of medium weight, in good health; and from the psychic plane, I gathered he was a mild-mannered, well-intentioned person.

With a start, the angry man who confronted me sensed the presence of the other man. At that moment, the hold that the huge, Dark energy had on him was broken.

Then slowly the first man turned round to his right, placed a key in the door of a van, and got in. As he was closing the van door, I got into my car and, by God’s grace, escaped.

Conclusion: On Ma’at – The Principle of Balance of Light and Dark in the Realm of Duality 

As the atmosphere of Earth is fraught with polarities, with a sometimes tumultuous mixing of Light and Dark, at times of Incoming Light there is often stark contrast, in the eye of the Lightworker, between the Descent of Light and Grace and geographically adjacent Descent of Dark, which is some times termed a Dark Attack …

Link: “Compendium: On Ma’at and the Principle of Balance,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 19 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bLx ,,

As Ascensioneers, Pathfinders, Wayshowers, and Gatekeepers, let us keep in mind, during this turbulent time of Earth’s Ascension, with complete faith in the outcome, that we can rely upon the Will, the Heart, and the Mind of God to see us safely through the merging of Dark timelines with those of Light, if only we align our wills, our hearts, and our minds with His plan for life on Earth.

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God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you
Through all your days!

… and may the Chameleon never cross your path!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “A Poem for the Man with the Trembling Pinkie,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dTY ..

Link: “How Do Predators Hypnotize Their Prey?” by Alice B. Clagett, begun on 31 May 2018; published on 26 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9sy … See the section: Demonic Obsession or Possession: Rhythmic Movements While Stalking Prey

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Like the Fabled Pied Piper . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 27 September 2011; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

LIKE THE FABLED PIED PIPER
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
27 September 2011

Like the fabled pied piper,
Microsoft and Apple
have taken away
our children
from their families.

It’s not just
the grief
of a little village.

The entire world mourns.

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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The Awakening of Humanity: An End to War . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 March 2011; revised on 16 May 2018

  • SHALL WE MAKE WAR ON WAR?
  • LAO-TZU ON AWAKENING HUMANITY
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

Today’s topic is An End to War …

SHALL WE MAKE WAR ON WAR?
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
2011

Shall we make war on war?
Or shall we apply the unguent of peace?
A peaceful thought, a peaceful prayer,
A peaceful life …
These simple acts
Like pebbles dropped into a pond,
Spread peaceful ripples everywhere.

LAO-TZU ON AWAKENING HUMANITY

“If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own transformation.” –Lao-Tzu, public domain (1)

I find it ever so easy to forget Lao-Tzu’s excellent advice to concentrate on my own awakening. Then I segue back into the drama of me versus the world.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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On the topic of New Earth and an end to differences, see this excerpt from the book …

Citation: “Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief,” by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D’Aquili, and Vince Rause, 2001 … See: “Chapter 9, Why God Won’t Go Away: The Metaphor of God and the Mythology of Science,” starting from paragraph 7, “In other words…” and reading on till the end of that chapter.

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FOOTNOTE

(1) This saying is attributed to Lao-Tzu (aka Laozi), whose works are in the public domain … see https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Laozi … However, some say he is not the person who said it.

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Thoughts on Corporations and Social Change . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 March 2011; revised on 16 May 2018

  • A PRAYER FOR CORPORATIONS
  • STAR TREK SOCIAL IDEALS

“It is truly enough said, that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.” –Henry David Thoreau, public domain (1)

Dear Ones,

Here are two topics to do with social issues …

A PRAYER FOR CORPORATIONS

May all members of the boards of corporations, all over the world, become less like Ferengi … (2)

Video: “Star Trek Ferengi Rules of Acquisition Actual Show Footage,” by 6875Mitch, 22 December 2011 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIBT-JYiCuE ..

and more like the members of the Starship Enterprise …

Video: “You see, money doesn’t exist in the 24th Century,” by Bill Miller, 26 August 2009 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOcKGREiY30 ..

STAR TREK SOCIAL IDEALS

Here is more on the difference between present-day society and the Star Trek world of the 23rd and 24th Centuries …

Video: “No hunger in the future (Star Trek),”  by Jonson Johanson, 20 April 2010 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp3OhC3NoMk ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) from Link: “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, 1849 … https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Thoreau/Civil%20Disobedience.pdf … public domain

(2) My favorite Ferengi rules of acquisition: #1, #10, #23, #34, #211, and #239.

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Thoughts on Nonviolent Activism . by Mahatma Gandhi . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 March 2011; revised on 16 May 2018

The strongest expression of helping is being. –Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here are some thoughts I love on the topic of Mahatma Gandhi’s theory of non-violent activism …

“Satyagraha … loosely translated as “insistence on truth” (satya “truth”; agraha “insistence” or “holding firmly to”) or holding onto truth … or truth force — is a particular form of nonviolent resistance or civil resistance. The term satyagraha was coined and developed by Mahatma Gandhi …

“Gandhi described it as follows: ‘I have also called it love-force or soul-force. In the application of satyagraha, I discovered in the earliest stages that pursuit of truth did not admit of violence being inflicted on one’s opponent but that he must be weaned from error by patience and compassion. For what appears to be truth to the one may appear to be error to the other. And patience means self-suffering. So the doctrine came to mean vindication of truth, not by infliction of suffering on the opponent, but on oneself …

“Gandhi rejected the idea that injustice should, or even could, be fought against “by any means necessary” – if you use violent, coercive, unjust means, whatever ends you produce will necessarily embed that injustice. To those who preached violence and called nonviolent actionists cowards, he replied: “I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence….I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonour…. But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment …

“When using satyagraha in a large-scale political conflict involving civil disobedience, Gandhi believed that the satyagrahis must undergo training to ensure discipline. He wrote that it is ‘only when people have proved their active loyalty by obeying the many laws of the State that they acquire the right of Civil Disobedience’ ….

“He therefore made part of the discipline that satyagrahis:

  1. appreciate the other laws of the State and obey them voluntarily
  2. tolerate these laws, even when they are inconvenient
  3. be willing to undergo suffering, loss of property, and to endure the suffering that might be inflicted on family and friends …” — from Link: “Satyagraha,” in Wikimedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyagraha … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Link: “Thomas Merton and Non-Violence” …  https://www.smp.org/dynamicmedia/files/9ec3aba21077233511f35de0a7d3ee3d/TX002045-2-Article-Thomas_Merton_and_Nonviolence.pdf … from Citation: “The Social Thought of Thomas Merton: The Way of Nonviolence and Peace for the Future,” by Rev. David W. Givey [Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2009] … Copyright © 2009 by Rev. David W. Givey. Used with permission of Anselm Academic.)

Link: “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau, 1849, http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Thoreau/Civil%20Disobedience.pdf … public domain

Link: “1934, 1935: What Is Right Action?” by Jiddhu Krishnamurti … http://jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/1934-1935-what-is-right-action/jiddu-krishnamurti-what-is-right-action-33

Here is Wikipedia on the Occupy movement, which protests economic and social inequality …

Link: “Occupy Movement,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement ..

Anatole France on law and justice: “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.” –from Citation: “The Red Lily,” by Anatole France, 1917, public domain

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Whether the Wind Blow . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in 2011; I indicated 1 January 2011 as date of writing; blog published on 2 January 2019; blog republished on 30 June 2020. Filmed on 8 March 2015; video published on 13 March 2015; republished on 14 Sep 2015; revised and republished on 30 June 2020.

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    • Whether the Wind Blow, A Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a visionary poem I wrote in 2011. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I have a poem for you that I wrote a long time ago. There are two words that sound alike in it. The sound is /bôrn/  and the first one … ‘born’ … has the usual meaning. The second one … ‘bourne’ … sounds alike but is spelled differently; it means ‘carried’. Here is the poem …

Whether the Wind Blow
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
2011

Whether the wind blow
or no
whether we be born
or breathed into being
or bourne, naught but eyes,
beyond ever so far
unblinking
on that breeze that flows
sparkling
between the galaxies …

If memory serves,
it was so.
So may it ever be.

Postlude

[photos of pink azaleas]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Wild West, just for fun, cattle, musical collaboration, Dobro Mashup, Jason Shaw,