Written on 21 April 2013; revised and published on 10 June 2018; revised on 26 April 2020
Previously titled: Nature Spirits … a story by Alice B. Clagett and the School of Theosophy
The original blog has been divided into two separate blogs (see ‘Note’ below).
Image: “Dance of the Nature Spirits,” by Gilbert Williams … https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/2b/9a/fa2b9a025cbb9ec57cbd972081183433.jpg ..
- STORY OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF MY BAPTISMAL SYLPH TO A SERAPH
- SPONTANEOUS MUDRAS OR KRIYAS AS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE DESCENT OF GRACE
- LET US STAND IN FAITH, THROUGH CHRIST’S LOVE, WHEN THE DESCENT OF GRACE LIGHTS UP THE SHADOW WORLD AROUND US
When a child is baptized, a sylph … a type of nature spirit known as an elemental of the air … attaches itself to the child, in the area of the child’s heart, and in the form of a fiery white cross. Under special conditions, that sylph can … all in a flash! … be transformed to a seraph, an angel. In this way the sylph attains what is termed, in the School of Theosophy, ‘individualization’. For more on this, see …
Link: “Baptism and Sign of the Cross to Protect the Heart,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 5 December 2014; revised… https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7NM ..
STORY OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF MY BAPTISMAL SYLPH TO A SERAPH
This transformation is something that happened to my baptismal sylph; it is an experience that I will never forget.
The vast display of Christed love and Light, as the sylph is transformed to an angelic presence in the heart of the devout Christian, is almost blinding, to the astral eye, in intensity … the more so when hymns are played, and sung with devotion. There is nothing like devotional music, sung from the heart, to spark the fiery love of the great and vastly beautiful beings of the Angelic Realm.
On the negative side, I remember being escorted out of a spirit-filled Christian church by two burly ushers, who backed me up against the exterior church wall, so that the pastor of the church could condemn me as being possessed by Satan. For a while, I was upset about my experience with that church, especially in light of the wonderful feeling of loving Christ consciousness I was then feeling. I found out later, though, that another person had a similar experience at that church, and so I began to feel my experience with them in a less personal way.
Viewed philosophically, I feel that great displays of Light on Earth are always countered by great displays of Dark. In this way, Earth maintains her balance of Light and Dark. For more on this, see my blog categories: Descent of Light and grace … Descent of the Dark … Dark Attacks … and … Balance
SPONTANEOUS MUDRAS OR KRIYAS AS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE DESCENT OF GRACE
The transformation of my baptismal sylph into a seraph was accompanied by spontaneous, healing mudras or kriyas, healing of the congregation by the angel throngs, and a descent of grace that I would be hard put to describe.
Spontaneous mudras or kriyas … that is, spontaneous movements of the fingers or body … although well understood in Eastern religions, are little understood in the West. Among Indian saints who evidenced spontaneous mudras or kriyas, one of the best known and most deeply loved was Anadamay Ma. For more about her, see …
Link: “Anandamayi Ma, Ecstatic Saint,” by Andres, in Mahasara School of Meditation … https://mahasarameditation.com/anandamayi-ma/ ..
It is likely that Christ also used spontaneous mudras or kriyas in blessing the crowds of people that gathered around him, as there are many portraits of him using mudras. One that I like very much is the mudra with two upraised fingers, which blessed his followers with Divine understanding …
Image: “Salvator Mundi (Christ Blessing),” by Titian, c. 1570, oil, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Titian,_Salvator_Mundi_(Christ_Blessing),_c._1570,_oil_on_canvas,_96_x_80_cm,_Hermitage_Museum.jpg … public domain
For more on healing mudras, see … Link: “Healing Mudras,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bNH ..
LET US STAND IN FAITH, THROUGH CHRIST’S LOVE, WHEN THE DESCENT OF GRACE LIGHTS UP THE SHADOW WORLD AROUND US
Like the Pentecostal Christian phenomenon of talking in tongues, spontaneous mudras and kriyas take place with the Descent of Grace. When such grace and Light descend, then the Darkness in each of us, and in the air around us … here in the realms of Duality … is cast into bold relief. Through the Light of Angelic presence, we begin to see, with great clarity, the Darkness of the Demon Realm.
And so it was, at the spirit-filled church I was attending, some years ago, here in Los Angeles. Especially for those ‘in control’ in a congregation … the pastor, the prophets, the altar guild, the ushers, and so on … the challenge arises to join with Christ and with the Angel Realm, and to overcome any fear they may feel of the newly discovered Dark; to work together, as a congregation, in the Light of Christ’s Love.
I expect this challenge will arise more and more, all over Earth, in the coming years.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Note: In this blog there were originally two final sections: “Theosophist C.W. Leadbeater on Nature Spirits” and “Theosophist Arthur E. Powell’s Compilation on the Nature Spirits.” These have been extracted to … Link: “School of Theosophy on Nature Spirits,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, published on 26 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hMn ..
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