The Metaphor ‘to Dress Down’ and Unconscious ‘Acting Out’ . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 11 April 2018

Dear Ones,

Here are some thoughts on the metaphor ‘to dress down’ in the context of rites of initiation and rites of manhood, as opposed to the context of hunting and preparing game, and how this might influence rare, rogue acts of murder and cannibalism. There’s a Summary after the video …



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

I have one of those subconscious metaphors, or unconscious metaphors, that I’ve been talking about … to talk to you about, right now.

It’s called ‘dressing down’ … and it’s used in the military, in boot camp, and, I suppose, in other contexts in the military, for officers to discipline their subordinates by ‘dressing them down’. And I think that probably involves … I’ve seen it in the movies … It’s something like yelling at them, calling them names, and demanding that they do exactly what they’re supposed to do … what they’re told to do.

I think that’s called ‘dressing them down’. In the subconscious mind, it may be confused with ‘dressing down’ meat … like when you catch a deer, you kill a deer, and you want to have it for your family. So ‘dressing down meat’ … I’ve seen camps in Colorado, where the hunters go … hunters’ gathering places. And then they go out on expeditions, to hunt game during the hunting season. There are several types of hunting seasons in the fall.

So they have these hunting camps, and when they catch the game, they bring them back and ‘dress them down’ there. And then the people can take down fresh meat, after it has already been ‘dressed down’ … ‘Dressed down’ means taking the offal  (the intestines and so forth) out. And you prepare the game … You would probably skin it, and prepare the meat for freezing or later cooking. Like that.

And so basically, we have this one metaphor which means two different things:

One, it means just verbally yell at people, and make sure that they toe the line and obey orders instantly; which is very important in the field of battle, in wartime.

And the other has to do with killing game and preparing meat and then eating meat afterwards … that visual image that the unconscious mind takes in … or the subconscious mind … one of them.

And so the difficulty is that sometimes … in what I would call rogue circumstances … not as a general rule, but in rogue circumstances in the military … it’s possible that, in these rites of manhood or of induction into groups … these ‘rites of initiation’ that take place in the boot camp, and in other organizations, such as street gangs and college fraternities, and so forth … during initiation into the group, it can take the form of cannibalism and like that.

And so, what we want to do is to bring this metaphor out … to the conscious light of the Higher Mind … so that people are not mislead into performing acts such as cannibalism, which are not approved by society, and carry great tolls, as far as social opprobrium is concerned. And also affect the Soul in terms of Soul wounding, and cause greater samskaras in the first chakra, which is a very important chakra for staying alive.

So I suggest, in using that term ‘dressing down’, ‘to dress them down’, and like that, to be very careful not to visualize killing and quartering game. That’s what I think. It’s very important. And the result will be that there will most likely be very few, or no, rogue instances of murder and cannibalism, either in the military or in street gangs, in college fraternities, and so on.

In Cults that Kill, (1) that’s a totally separate thing. Those are rogue cults led by supreme antisocials (antisocial personalities) such as Charles Manson, (2) and Daniel Perez, (3) and so forth. And for those, I don’t really have a fix right now, since there’s so much malware and malspeak involved.

The Soul of the leader of a Cult that Kills is so malwared up, that it will take time to straighten out that issue with regard to purifying the DNA, and so forth.

I’ll talk to you all later.

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


(1) Link: “Community Health: Cults that Kill,” by Alice B. Clagett, ..

(2) Link: “Charles Manson,” in Wikipedia, ..

(3) Link: “Leader of Kansas commune that collected millions in life insurance payouts from dead members is found guilty of drowning female member in swimming pool,” by Cory Charlton for MailOnline, published 18 February 2015, updated 19 February 2015, ..


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