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Looking for Gold Nuggets . by Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Looking for Gold,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 January 2023, , CC BY-SA 4.0 International, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Looking for Gold,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 January 2023, , CC BY-SA 4.0 International, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

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  • VIDEO BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here is a video about looking for gold nuggets in California …

VIDEO BY ALICE

In love, Light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

MUSICAL CREDITS: “Oh California,” words by Jonathan Nichols, 1848, Melody: “Oh Susanna” by Stephen Foster: public domain; vocals by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 21 January 2023 and compiled and published on 28 January 2023.


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Brainwashing . by Alice B. Clagett

brainwashing

Image: “Girl Looking to Her Left,” by Piet Mondrian, circa 1901, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piet_Mondriaan_-_Girl_looking_to_her_left_-_A139_-_Piet_Mondrian,_catalogue_raisonn%C3%A9.jpg … public domain

Image: “Girl Looking to Her Left,” by Piet Mondrian, circa 1901, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piet_Mondriaan_-_Girl_looking_to_her_left_-_A139_-_Piet_Mondrian,_catalogue_raisonn%C3%A9.jpg … public domain

  • INTRODUCTION
  • BRAINWASHING – IS IT GOOD OR BAD?
  • FERAL CHILDREN – HYBRIDS
  • ON REPROGRAMMING OUR ADULT SOCIAL VALUES
  • GOOD IMMERSIVE AND INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
  • CRIME GANGS AND HATE GROUPS
  • CULTS THAT SHILL AND KILL
  • CONCLUSION
  • NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

Here is a new look at brainwashing … termed ‘mind control’ in my blog …

INTRODUCTION

I took a look at a very nice image and explanation by Lisa Renee today on the topic of brainwashing. I wish I could reproduce them here, but copyright regulations prevent this. Here they are, in case you would like to take a look …

Link: “Lisa Renee on ‘Brainwashing’,” by Circle of the Dolphins in the Golden Age of Ascension, 18 December 2022 … https://circleofthedolphins.wordpress.com/2022/12/18/lisa-renee-on-brainwashing/ ..

Then I took a look at Wikihow on the topic of brainwashing. I like Wikihow because its explanations and its illustrations are clear and simple. They get directly to the point, I feel …

Link: “How to Recognize and Avoid Brainwashing,” co-authored by Natalie Feinblatt, PsyD, updated 5 September 2022 … https://www.wikihow.com/Recognize-and-Avoid-Brainwashing ..

BRAINWASHING – IS IT GOOD OR BAD?

brainwashing

Image: “Portrait of a Boy,” by John Singer Sargent, 1890, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Portrait_of_a_Boy%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_John_Singer_Sargent,_1890.jpg … public domain

Image: “Portrait of a Boy,” by John Singer Sargent, 1890, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27Portrait_of_a_Boy%27,_oil_on_canvas_painting_by_John_Singer_Sargent,_1890.jpg … public domain

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The thing about brainwashing, I feel … and something that is not explained in the Wikihow article … is that it can be used to the good or to the bad.

For instance, a form of brainwashing is used in prisons to reorient criminals and crime gang members to a more productive way of life … one that will fit in better with the social norm.

A form of brainwashing likely is used to deprogram cult followers, I feel.

The process of parenting a human child inevitably involves a form of brainwashing. And that is the crux of the matter: A parent will either ‘brainwash’ his or her child with mores that suit the social norm, or else he or she will inculcate ‘antisocial’ norms.

FERAL CHILDREN – HYBRIDS

Drawing: Dinosaurian Star Being,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENT: A green being similar to scientific progressions that shapeshift the form of velociraptors to upright, humanoid form. The being has large eyes whose pupils close vertically in bright sunlight like those of a lizard or a cat; these are known as ‘slit pupils’. It wears a brown, hooded cloak.

Drawing: Dinosaurian Star Being,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 June 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENT: A green being similar to scientific progressions that shapeshift the form of velociraptors to upright, humanoid form. The being has large eyes whose pupils close vertically in bright sunlight like those of a lizard or a cat; these are known as ‘slit pupils’. It wears a brown, hooded cloak.

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Then there are feral children, who, because of physical isolation from their parents, in a sense, ‘raise themselves’. That is a whole other topic. It could be the feral child might model its behavior on an animal friend … on a bird, a reptile, or an insect. In that case the child’s mores may differ wildly from the social norm.

In my own writings, I call such a child a ‘hybrid’ … a dinosauroid, a dracoid, an insectoid, or a reptoid. In other words, the child becomes, in some regards, like his animal friend in regard to social behavior. When he or she grows up and is introduced to human society, he is thrown into confusion by human motivations and by social caveats. He or she may try to model words spoken and behavior acted out in public along social norms as he or she perceives them.

But these social norms may seem nonsensical to him … whimsical at best. He or she may feel liberated from such norms, and may wait with a sense of joy for a chance to be alone, or else with other feral people, so that behavior can revert to that learned in feral childhood.

If the parentally isolated feral child has a mammal … such as a dog or cat … as an animal friend, then it may learn feral drive values and pack instincts, but may not acquire language skills.

ON REPROGRAMMING OUR ADULT SOCIAL VALUES

brainwashing

Image: “Teacher at Blackboard,” author anonymous, 1924, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teacher_at_blackboard_%281924%29.jpg … public domain

Image: “Teacher at Blackboard,” author anonymous, 1924, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teacher_at_blackboard_%281924%29.jpg … public domain

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So then the upshot of the parental and grade school brainwashing of children, or of substitute brainwashing of feral children by nonhuman parental models, is the child, now grown, with a particular set of brainwashing principles acquired in early childhood.

If the grown child wishes to acquire a modification of early learning, then it makes sense that the child might seek … among other options … the ‘quick learning’ process of a cult atmosphere.

GOOD IMMERSIVE AND INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

I recall, for instance, joining 3HO … Healthy Happy Holy Organization … in my 40s. It was quite an interesting experience, and I learned a lot while there. Then on the other hand, there were some aspects I felt to be restrictive. These are explained in the Wikihow article referenced above.

The leader of the 3HO group I joined did steer me wrong with regard to a matter of money, and that set me back financially. On the other hand, I felt he meant well. It was just that he steered me wrong.

In other words, I felt the group was not wicked or ill-meaning with regard to its followers. Rather it was attempting to inculcate spiritual values, and an understanding of our relationship to God. It tried to lift us up. It supported us in living happy, productive lives.

The same might be said of the Werner Erhard EST training that I undertook many years ago … despite their caveat about never ducking out to use the restroom during their intensives.

I feel these sorts of intensive or immersive brainwashing are done with good intentions. That is to say, they are done with the same sort of intended outcome as that proposed at the outset. The person participating in the intensive or immersive experience is in agreement with the people in the group and with the leaders of the group in that regard.

CRIME GANGS AND HATE GROUPS

brainwashing

Image: “The Large Statue of Baphomet Found Inside the Satanic Temple,” by Marc Nozell, 13 April 2019, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baphomet_Statue_Satanic_Temple.jpg … CC BY 2.0 Generic

Image: “The Large Statue of Baphomet Found Inside the Satanic Temple,” by Marc Nozell, 13 April 2019, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baphomet_Statue_Satanic_Temple.jpg … CC BY 2.0 Generic

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But then there are cults that are criminal in intention … cults that draw followers in under false pretexts. They may indicate that they are Christian in orientation, but then later a person may find this is only a ‘come on’.

A Satan cult may draw in young followers who are alienated from their parents by espousing an ‘anti-Christian’ orientation … for instance, by prevailing upon a young person to participate in Satanic rituals.

A crime gang may initiate a child into a gang by asking him or her to engage in an act such as murder or by having his or her body tattooed with gangland insignia. Such an act of initiation  will create a huge barrier between the child and his family and friends.

Along similar lines, there are hate groups … the Ku Klux Clan, the Neo-Nazi movement, and the Racist Skinhead movement amongst many others … that program in their followers values that do not contribute to the peaceful prosperity of the local community.

CULTS THAT SHILL AND KILL

Image: “Fortune Teller,” by Albert Anker, 1880, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fortune_teller,_Albert_Anker,_1880.png .. public domain

Image: “Fortune Teller,” by Albert Anker, 1880, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fortune_teller,_Albert_Anker,_1880.png .. public domain

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Then there are the sort of cults I term ‘cults that kill’. These comprise charlatans and grifters who intend to fleece a follower and then cast him or her to the winds.

Or … very much worse … they may intend to fleece a person and then bump them off so that there will be no repercussions after the fact. That would be something very much to avoid, would it not?

Some years ago, I came to close quarters with what seemed to me to be two ‘cults that kill’. I had some years before that had a good experience with the 3HO group, except that I felt it was a little too restrictive for me. So I was well disposed to these other two groups, which were posing as meditation groups. But they were wildly different from 3HO.

In the end, I had to run for my life. My gosh, I cannot even tell you, dear reader, the names of these groups. They might sue me for exposing them. They might try to lay me low again! As if they had not tried to do that, time and time again, back in the day!

Were you, gentle reader, to find yourself in my situation … Heaven forfend! … then I am sure you would hide behind the gentle guise of prudence as do I!

Image: “Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist,” by Caravaggio, circa 1607, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CaravaggioSalomeMadrid.jpg .. public domain

Image: “Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist,” by Caravaggio, circa 1607, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CaravaggioSalomeMadrid.jpg .. public domain

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CONCLUSION

Image: “Alma Mater [Nourishing Mother],” by Virginie Demont-Breton, unknown date, in Wikimedia Commons .. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginie_Demont-Breton_Alma_mater.jpg … public domain

Image: “Alma Mater [Nourishing Mother],” by Virginie Demont-Breton, unknown date, in Wikimedia Commons .. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginie_Demont-Breton_Alma_mater.jpg … public domain

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So then, as I see it, as we move out of our natal families and into the wide world, we have the choice to continue on as is, even to the eventual door of our demise. Or we may wish to spiff up this personal value or that as we journey through our lives.

We may try this avenue or another. Perhaps a better diet. Perhaps an exercise regime. Perhaps a lecture on relationships. Perhaps an immersive environment, either short-term or longer term.

If we chose an option that involves being cut off from family and friends long-term, then that seems counterproductive to me. After all, do we not want to fit in as well as possible with our community.

So if, after we join a group, things seem to be devolving into what con artists call ‘the cull’ … which is to say, intentional and strict alienation from family and friends … why that will be a heads up to pack our bags and skedaddle, I feel.

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Image: “Two New Year’s Resolutions Postcards,” author not known, circa 1901-1909, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Postcards2CardsNewYearsResolution1915.jpg … public domain

Image: “Two New Year’s Resolutions Postcards,” author not known, circa 1901-1909, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Postcards2CardsNewYearsResolution1915.jpg … public domain

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Tomorrow will be Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. This is the time to set our intentions for the New Year. Do we want to spiff up our values or change the emphasis of our actions in the world? Have we set for ourselves these intentions?

Then how will we accomplish these goals? What groups will we chose, that will help us accomplish them? The answer will be different for each of us. I hope for each of you, that your own answer will be the perfect choice … the answer that gets you to the place where you want to be with your own outlook on life.

May your life be happy and prosperous. May you have many friends. May all be well for each of you in the coming year.

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

Alice B. Clagett
In love, Light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE INFORMATION

For more on brainwashing, including my own experiences with two ‘cults that kill’ … two ‘mind control cults’ … see my blog categories: Cults that kill – mind control cults  … Cult deprogramming  … and … Alice’s perilous tales

See also these blog categories: Confidence games  …  Antisocial personality disorder – Sociopathy  …  Feral children  …  Feral drives – pack instincts  … and … Hybrids

Written and published on 20 December 2022

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Bad Genie . by Alice B. Clagett

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
bad genie ... an ifrit

Image: “Arghan Div Brings the Chest of Armor to Hamza,” by an unknown author, between 1662 and 1577, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Arghan_Div_Brings_the_Chest_of_Armor_to_Hamza.jpg … public domain … COMMENTS: I ran across an ifrit three decades or so ago in the Santa Monica Mountains. In tenor of its beingness, it seemed to me to be quite similar to the Ifrit that is the topic of this image. The ifrit I encountered those many years ago caused me a knee injury while I hiked towards its place of enchainment. It did this, I feel, purely out of spite at having been chained to that spot a long time prior. The good powers of the air had enchained this spiteful being for causing the death of two lovers who had been parked in an automobile on that spot. It did so by creating in them a turmoil of deep despair, and a raging at this awful feeling, until they destroyed themselves rather than endure in that hellish thrall. Though none but I knew of it, the bodies of the two luckless lovers were buried on the ground to which the ifrit was chained. Some weeks after my encounter with the ifrit … after my knee had healed … I brought a friend and his daughter on an arduous hike … on a trail frequented not by people but by deer and coyote, by rabbits and skunks and the like … to view the site and let me know their psychic impressions. The daughter, who is quite intuitive, and a healer, noticed right away the tenor of the locale, and her father seconded her on that. I feel it must take a mage who is powerful beyond imagining to force such a being to his bidding. I feel no good might come of such an attempt; that is my thought about it. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Arghan Div Brings the Chest of Armor to Hamza,” by an unknown author, between 1662 and 1577, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Arghan_Div_Brings_the_Chest_of_Armor_to_Hamza.jpg … public domain …

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VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is my personal account of an encounter with a bad genie … an ifrit of the most evil demeanor anyone can imagine …

I ran across a bad genie (an ifrit) three decades or so ago in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. In tenor of its beingness, it seemed to me to be quite similar to the Ifrit that is the topic of the above image. The bad genie I encountered those many years ago caused me a knee injury while I hiked towards its place of enchainment. It did this, I feel, purely out of spite at having been chained to that spot a long time prior.

The good powers of the air had chained down this overlarge, spiteful being for causing the death of two lovers who had been parked in an automobile on that spot. It did so by creating in them a turmoil of deep despair, and a raging at this awful feeling, until they destroyed themselves rather than endure in that hellish thrall. Though none but I knew of it, the bodies of the two luckless lovers were buried in a rusted, rumpled automobile in a pit in whose bottommost depths that odious ifrit was chained.

Some weeks after my encounter with the ifrit … after my knee had healed … I brought a friend and his daughter on an arduous hike … on a trail frequented not by people but by deer and coyote, by rabbits and skunks and the like … to view the site and let me know their psychic impressions. The daughter, who is quite intuitive, and a healer, noticed right away the tenor of the locale, and her father seconded her on that.

I feel it must take a mage who is powerful beyond imagining to force such a being as that loathesome entity … filled as he was from the tip of his long, curly toenails to the topmost strand of his dark, spikey hair … to do his bidding (as was the case in the story behind the image above). I feel no good might come of such an attempt; that is my thought about it.

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

bad genie ... an ifrit

Image: “Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an efreeti. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Hamsah, a poem by Nezami,” by an anonymous artist from Bokhara, 1648, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MakhanEmbracedByAnEfreeti.jpg … public domain … COMMENTS: I for one would not want to find myself in the embrace of a bad genie … one of those outlandishly large entities, exceedingly abhorrent in demeanor, and known in Arab lands as the ifrit. I would hie myself with all possible haste to whatever sanctuary that entity might not enter. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an efreeti. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Hamsah, a poem by Nezami,” by an anonymous artist from Bokhara, 1648, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MakhanEmbracedByAnEfreeti.jpg … public domain …

COMMENTS: I for one would not want to find myself in the embrace of a bad genie … one of those outlandishly large entities, exceedingly abhorrent in demeanor, and known in Arab lands as the ifrit. I would hie myself with all possible haste to whatever sanctuary that entity might not enter. –Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 15 November 2022; filmed and film published on 20 November 2022

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For Children: Rocks with Faces in Them . by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here are rocks with faces in them! Do you see faces in the circles? Print out the image and draw the face …

Rocks with Faces in Them

Image: “Rock Faces 1 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see a face in the circle? Print out the image and draw the face. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 1 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see a face in the circle? Print out the image and draw the face. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 2 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see faces in the circles? Print out the image and draw the faces. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 2 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see faces in the circles? Print out the image and draw the faces. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 3 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see faces in the circles? Print out the image and draw the faces. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 3 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see faces in the circles? Print out the image and draw the faces. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 4 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see a face in the circle? Print out the image and draw the face. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 4 Circled,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Do you see a face in the circle? Print out the image and draw the face. –Alice B. Clagett


Here are the rock faces that I saw …

Image: “Rock Faces 1 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here is the rock face that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 1 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here is the rock face that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 2 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here are the rock faces that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 2 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here are the rock faces that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 3 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here are the rock faces that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 3 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here are the rock faces that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

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Image: “Rock Faces 4 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here is the rock face that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces 4 – What I Saw,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here is the rock face that I saw. –Alice B. Clagett


Here is the rock with the faces in it. What faces do you see? Maybe you saw more than I did, or different ones entirely. Print out the image, and draw what you see!

Image: “Rock Faces – Overview,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … COMMENTS: Here is the rock with the faces in it. What faces do you see? Maybe you saw more than I did, or different ones entirely. Print out the image, and draw what you see! –Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rock Faces – Overview,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 September 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

COMMENTS: Here is the rock with the faces in it. What faces do you see? Maybe you saw more than I did, or different ones entirely. Print out the image, and draw what you see! –Alice B. Clagett

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In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

Written and published on 24 October 2022
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California

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Who Is Dharm Darshan? by Alice B. Clagett

Who Is Dharm Darshan?

Image: “Flower of Nelumbo nucifera, bean of India,” by T Voekler, 3 July 2008, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sacred_lotus_Nelumbo_nucifera.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Image: “Flower of Nelumbo nucifera, bean of India,” by T Voekler, 3 July 2008, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sacred_lotus_Nelumbo_nucifera.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Dear Ones,

Who is Dharm Darshan? Dharm Darshan is me, Alice Clagett! Why is that?

My spiritual name from my 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) days is ‘Dharm Darshan Kaur Khalsa.’ Sometimes folks, in their thoughts, abbreviate and mispronounce this (either with affection or with distaste) as “Darm Doo” or “Darn Darsh” and so on. I prefer the Indian language pronunciation.

In the ancient Indian language known as Gurmukhi, there is a consonant ‘d’, which is pronounced rather like the English ‘d’. But then in Gurmukhi there is also the consonant ‘dh’.

The way to say it is to begin to speak the letter ‘d’, but with a little outrush or puff of air through the mouth at the same time. Tricky!

The word ‘Dharm’ means ‘dharma’ … the path of righteousness … the ‘right’ path … as opposed to the path of ‘karma’.

The path of karma is to get one’s kudos and rewards, and one’s knocks and kicks from life, as a result of one’s wrong or right actions in the world.

There was a popular TV show once called “Greg and Dharma.” The female star of the show had the same name as the first name in my spiritual name.

However my first name, back then, was not just ‘Dharm’ but ‘Dharm Darshan.’ There is this other word ‘Darshan,’ which means to learn from a spiritual teacher.

So then I translate the Gurmukhi name ‘Dharm Darshan,’ for my personal understanding, as “the one who walks the ‘right’ path and listens to the Divine Teacher within.”

The word ‘Kaur’ means ‘princess’ and used to be the middle name of all the women who asked for spiritual names from Yogi Bhajan, the founder of 3HO.

The word ‘Khalsa’ means ‘society of pure ones’. It is the name Yogi Bhajan gave to all the people, both male and female, who asked him for a spiritual name.

A spiritual name is something one strives to live up to all one’s life long. It expresses the longing of our Soul for expression in human form, and the hope of our Soul to strive to fulfill its Soul mission in this lifetime.

It is true, I am a Christian. Nevertheless, I still treat my spiritual name with respect. Yogi Bhajan and his staff had quite a knack about them, of seeing deeply into the spiritual truth of things. I feel they judged well in giving me my spiritual name. I am grateful to be known, in the heavenly realms, as Dharm Darshan Kaur Khalsa.

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

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

Written and published on 19 October 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

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