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1865 Letter to Violet from Her Betrothed. along with story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 29 July 2021; published on 30 July 2021

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Alice’s Story of Discovering the Letter
    • Letter to Violet from Her Betrothed

Dear Ones,

Here is a video about my discovery many long years ago of a love letter written just after the Civil War. At the end of the video, after describing the scene where I made the discovery I read the letter. There is a Summary after the video.

Times then were like times now … full of chaos and change, through which we may win our way through faith in the future….

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Alice’s Story of Discovering the Letter

Once upon a time there was a great house in the country. The house was separated from the public road by a narrow stretch of woods sheltering a stream. The dirt road that led from the public road to the house skimmed along the near side of the woods for some distance, as if it were reluctant to offer the public a view; plunged into the woods, and ascended a gentle slope. Te slope, at the top of which the house stood, bore several minor structures: at the bottom, a corn crib; farther up, a tool shed; a barn all of worn wood with broken doors/ at the top and to the side of the house a building recently used as servants’ quarters, formerly a doctor’s office.

The house itself was surrounded by aged maples, elms and oaks. The dirt road ended at the rear of the house, and the lawn in front was overgrown with weeds that left burrs and beggars’ lice on trespassers. The bushes along the sides of the lawn were scarcely recognizable, without their leaves, as cultivated plants gone to wild.

The front door of the house, a massive wood-panelled structure cast to shade by the porch roof, was locked. To the left of the main door was a two-story wing of the house, with a smaller porch and door, unlocked.

Inside this door was a room that [had] served as a kitchen. There was a large fireplace with a tiled heart. Empty shelves lined the walls. A very old refrigerator held a half gallon preserve [jar] half full of large, tough string beans. They were pickled. They smelled foul.

A narrow stairway to the rear of the kitchen led to the servants’ sleeping quarters … two small, low-ceilinged rooms. Rubbish of all sorts covered the floor: Broken chairs and bedsprings, magazines, liquor and soda bottles, old clothing, a child’s doll. The planking and rafters of the roof formed the ceilings of the rooms.

In the left room the brick stack of the kitchen chimney protruded from the wall. The view from the windows gave on the maples in front and the wall of the main house to rear.

A door in the kitchen gave on a large, high-ceilinged room in the main house. Heavy, carved wood molding framed the doorways and the large, shuttered window.

Some of the floor planking had been removed, so that one picked one’s way carefully between black holes of undetermined depth into the room directly opposite. This was an enlarged hallway giving on the main door and sheltering a wide, banistered staircase. Under the staircase was a small closet with a wooden nail across, [and] an old grey coat on a rusty coat hanger.

Planks had been removed from the staircase at random, making it necessary to climb on the skeletal form of the stairs. The second-story landing was dimly lit by another large, shuttered window to the right. Between the window glass and the shutter nestled a family of large, grey bats. There were about twenty, the largest about eight inches long, the smallest babies, three inches long, nestled close to their upside-down mothers. Most were sleeping quietly. A few punctuated their search for lice in their fur with the characteristic, high-pitched squeak. Their wings were translucent grey in the light that filtered through the shutters. At close range, the delicate webbing of veins in the wings was visible.

The two rooms on the second floor, opposite and to the left of the stairway, had no planking on the floor. The floor rafters stood bare over the wood lathe supporting the plaster ceiling of the parlor and hall below.

The third floor, with identical but slightly lower-ceilinged rooms, had almost intact floors. In the room opposite the stairwell, old clothes cluttered the floor. The remains of a bureau stood in one corner. The shutters from one of the two windows had come undone, and the room was well lit.

The clothes in the room were of the last century; there were many faded dresses with floor-length skirts … voluminous folds of material. There was one pair of men’s trousers with black-and-white, striped suspenders. There were rolls of yellowing fancy lace two inches wide, in tended for embroidery of home-sewn dresses.

In the room to the left of the stairs, piles of rubbish were scattered about. The only light came from a small window giving onto the roof of the servants’ quarters. A trap door in the ceiling gave on a completely dark crawl space smelling of cedar. Groping revealed a few rough planks of lumber.

The trash on the floor of the bedroom was different from that in the servants’ quarters. The bottles here were hand-blown glass … Clear glass medicine bottles labeled ‘KELLUM’S sure cure for Indigestion & Dyspepsia’ … Faint blue bottles: ‘JOHN C. BAKER & Co. CITRATE OF MAGNESIA’; ‘HOOD’S SARSAPARILLA’ … Small, clear-glass bottles with grown glass stoppers … Dark green bottles without labels had tiny bubbles fused in the glass that sparkled before the light.\

No clothing in this room. Wooden and cardboard boxes filled with books published in the 18th [19th?] Century. A curious stack of almanacs printed on yellow paper like newspaper. Fashion magazines of the same kind of paper with [sketches] of women in dresses that humped and flared; high hairdos; large, ornate hats.

Scattered about the floor were pages of stationery covered with carefully graceful handwriting. Among the letters was an envelope containing a stiff yellow postcard with a photograph of a man and woman on the front …

Picture of a couple in old-fashioned clothes. The picture is on the front of a postcard. On the back of the postcard was the caption “Hilton & Mitchel Studios, So Carolina Ave, Broadway, Atlantic City, N.J.”

Picture of a couple in old-fashioned clothes. The picture is on the front of a postcard. On the back of the postcard was the caption “Hilton & Mitchel Studios, So Carolina Ave, Broadway, Atlantic City, N.J.”

The woman dressed like the women in the magazines, was seated. The man stood beside here with one elbow on the chair shoulder, foot propped on a stool, so that his bent knee, on which the other hand rested, was raised to a level midway between the woman’s hands, folded in her lap, and her bodice. The man’s hair was clipped short and slicked down. The man’s mouth wavered between a smile and indifference. The woman was smiling, with her head tilted slightly to one side. The angle was accentuated by her broad-brimmed hat, whose white feathers curved into the margin of the picture.

On the back of the postcard was the caption “Hilton & Mitchel Studios, So Carolina Ave, Broadway, Atlantic City, N.J.”

Here is the letter I found on the bedroom floor. I have left the spelling and punctuation as in the original, but I have changed the names of the two people in the letter to protect their identity …

Letter to Violet from Her Betrothed

Greensboro NC
April 29th 1865

My dear Violet

The long agony is over and the Confederacy is a failure. I am here with Johnston’s Army to be paroled, and expect to leave for Md on the 1st day of May – will travel on horse-back in company with a large number of ex-officers. Our route will be through Richmond thence to Gordon’sville & on to the Potomac, will cross it opposite Poolesville in Montgomery County. If I meet with no unforeseen interruption, expect to reach home about the 20th. I will not now attempt a narrative of the painful & eventful scene of the closing days of our struggle. This will serve for many a long talk in “brighter & happier days”

Brad Johnston is here & may accompany me homeward, he has just informed me of a public meeting which was held in Cecil Co. Md to protest against & prevent the return of Marylanders who have taken part in the Rebellion. I hope the sentiments expressed by that meeting have but few advocates in the old State – Now my dear Violet, do write me a long letter giving me all the news & informing me what I may expect from the people of the State or rather those, who I must meet. I am prepared to meet any difficulty in an effort to be with you again, only let me know that the effort meets your approbation. I will return to you with a heart unchanged & a love as ardent & sincere as when we met. Thank God the privation & exposure incident to the life I have led for the last four years, has made but little impression upon my health, time has dealt jently & kindly with me & indeed I am happy in the hope of soon being able to redeem the promise long ago made you. Confiding so entirely in your constancy & affection I am really sure that you will “gladly welcome my return” Th future is full of hope for me, happy indeed will I be, when I can devote my time in contributing to your pleasure and enjoyment, to make you happy will indeed b happiness for me. Now that the Union is restored you can have no hesitation or difficulty in writing to me, as soon as I see home, I will seek you – let me know where you will be. Can I be welcome at your home

Be sure to write me & enclose in envelope sent. I will expect you to do so, please dont’ disappoint me. Remember me to your mother, cousin & all friends.

Ever Yours
Affectionately __
C. A. Hastings

Perhaps I may not be able to leave here so soon as the 1st in that event I will not reach home as early as the 20th I will write you again from Richmond – Be sure to write me & put it in an envelope directed to me, then enclose it in the envelope I send you – by so doing no one will know that you have written me –

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

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Stance of the Vatican on Drugs . referral with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 28 July 2021
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones,

Here is an explanation of the Vatican’s stance on drugs …

Link: “Where the Church Draws the Line on Drugs,” by Zenit, 2001, in Catholic Education … https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/where-the-church-draws-the-line-on-drugs.html ..

From this I gather the Vatican feels that choosing to use drugs causes us to lose our dignity as a person, our capacity to think and choose as a person. That may be why the Church is against the legalization of drugs, including both soft and hard drugs.

The Church feels the ‘merchants of death’ (which is to say, those who sell drugs) can be circumvented by upholding for those who might otherwise become dependent on drugs the sustaining power of love and the value of life, with the Light of faith to guide us.

These human values can help a person face tribulation, a feeling of aloneness or separation from other people.

Our communities can become involved in drug prevention with family counselling programs to help buttress the cornerstone of family life. Good education and youth groups also help youth to find alternatives to drug use. Our communities can help establish medical and self-help rehab programs as well.

The Vatican also values the role of law enforcement, both local and global, in fighting drug cartels and crime syndicates.

I find myself in alignment with the Vatican’s goals in this regard. I find them to be well thought out and sensible guidelines to life in today’s world.

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

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‘Take Shelter’ . movie review by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 19 July 2021

Image: “Apokalipse,” by Albert Goodwin, 1903, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse-Albert_Goodwin.jpg … public domain

Image: “Apokalipse,” by Albert Goodwin, 1903, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse-Albert_Goodwin.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

I skimmed through the movie ‘Take Shelter’ the other day …

Link: “Take Shelter,” IMDb … https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675192/ ..

I find the movie interesting because the recurring images experienced by the male protagonist seem like what I term ‘image words’ from the gut brain (the subconscious mind’s vocabulary). It is good how the ending shows that a family can stand together and shelter in faith in each other, and love of each other, even if the subconscious mind is creating what the Ascensioneers call ‘vivid waking dreams’, in the case of the movie, more like vivid waking nightmares.

The movie also shows how one person’s fearful ‘mental filter’ (that of the husband in the movie) can influence another person (in this case the wife) to take on the same ‘mental filter’.

As a phenomenon, the tendency of the human mind to broadcast mental filters can be either good or bad. The difference has to do with the tenor of the emotional portion of the images that are broadcast. Is the emotion negative or positive? That is the key to the effect that broadcasting of one’s own mental filters has on other people.

For instance, in the movie ‘Take Shelter’ one of the visually striking images that recur in the mind of the male protagonist is a ‘murmuration’ of birds, perhaps starlings or sparrows. This is an aerial phenomenon rather like the simultaneous turning and wheeling motion of schools of fish in the water …

Video: “School of Fish,” by Earth Rangers, 25 July 2012 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su1en9Vxpog ..

In the movie ‘Take Shelter’, the male protagonist feels a recurring anxious feeling, a feeling of  foreboding. It is, I feel, because of the negative tenor of his emotion that he takes his recurring image of a murmuration of dark-colored birds to be an omen of impending apocalypse.

Yet many people see a murmuration of birds, and feel joy or wonderment when they see it. Such is the case with the young women in this video …

Video: “Murmuration (Official Video) by Sophie Windsor Clive & Liberty Smith,” by IslandsAndRivers 2 December 2011 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNqhi2ka9k ..

It is clear, then, that it is the feeling that accompanies visualization of an image that causes its perception as a good image or a bad image.

When a person has recurring images popping up from the subconscious mind, and when these images are accompanied by a strongly negative emotion … one that is hard to deal with without ‘acting out’ … then psychologists might term that condition Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (as with COVID stress). Or they might term it ‘generalized anxiety’; or if the emotions get out of hand, they might term it ‘panic attack’. There is also the psychological term ‘paranoid schizophrenia’, which I gather might be a label for recurring ‘panic attacks’ as in the movie.

Broadcasting of mental filters has a good effect in cases where a person’s mental filters allow him to send forth uplifting images from the subconscious mind. In these instances, families or groups such as social circles and church congregations can stand together with courage against adversity.

Broadcasting of mental filters has a bad effect in cases such as that in the movie, where the protagonist’s fearful mental images cause his wife to become fearful, and cause his Ohio small town community to turn against him and label him mentally imbalanced. Broadcasting of negatively aspected mental filters can, I feel, cause what is termed ‘folie à deux’, ‘folie à famille’, ‘folie à coterie’ (that is, a delusion shared by two people, by a family, or by a small group); or in the case of crowds of people, ‘mass hysteria’. The latter may take place across a town, or across a nation, or even … due to the near-instantaneous nature of global communication … worldwide, as is the case with COVID fears.

Please do not misunderstand: It is not that we ought not take proper precautions regarding COVID; it is just that negatively aspected images to do with COVID can cause inappropriate actions … or no action at all, when action is in fact needed so as to preserve life. For instance, it may well be that COVID vaccines are a ‘hard sell’ worldwide because people are experiencing ‘fawn’, ‘freeze’, or ‘flop’ types of threat responses after taking in too much in the way of online images that cause them to feel the emotion of fear regarding COVID.

In cases where a person is affected by other people’s broadcasting of negatively aspected mental filters (such as with the relentless COVID newscasts last year), the person must learn to view negatively aspected mental images with a neutral mind, as does the male protagonist in the movie ‘Take Shelter’. Through cutting down on visual intake of negative images … for instance, by limiting one’s viewing of negative images online … anxiety about the future can be dealt with nonreactively. Or one may simply stand strong and still, while the image is visualized, until the negative feeling ebbs away.

That means to me that the true ‘shelter’ for one’s mind is a strong, still, neutral stance of mind despite the ups and downs of daily life.

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

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For Lightworkers: On Standing with Courage in Physical Form . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 March 2021

  • LET US STAND WITH COURAGE IN PHYSICAL FORM
  • ON DEFLECTING THE PREDATOR-PREY MENTAL FILTER OF THE ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY
  • HOW THE ANGELIC REALM AND THE DEMONIC REALM HELP US ATTAIN SOUL WISDOM THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF FREE WILL

Dear Ones,

I like this painting very much indeed …

Image: “World of Warcraft Deathwing Video Game: Dragon Thrall Wallpaper” … https://images4.alphacoders.com/195/195504.jpg … DESCRIPTION: On the left, a great dragon, its heart on fire like a living coal on which the breath of courage has been breathed. On the right is Thrall, a green-skinned giant, holding a round, magical mirror that reflects the red Light of the Dragon.

FOR LIGHTWORKERS: LET US STAND WITH COURAGE IN PHYSICAL FORM

The painting reminds me that we Lightworkers, Pathfinders, Wayshowers, and healers must be full of courage even when the odds are greatly daunting.

For instance, yesterday there were three gang members in the parking lot of the coffee shop where I went for a grilled cheese sandwich. One was chasing after a young woman, and the others were trying to intimidate me.

Then, despite storm clouds overhead, I went to the park. As I walked, a man arrived and began walking with his pitbull. The pitbull took one look at me and came rushing to attack me. Go figure!

We Lightworkers and healers must stand undaunted against the challenges of life in physical form. Like Thrall on the right side of the painting, we must take our stand against the perils we encounter, no matter how daunting they may appear. We must do so in the Now, on the spur of the moment, at the very instant we sense, through intuition, that danger lies before us. That is the one lesson I got from this painting.

FOR LIGHTWORKERS: ON DEFLECTING THE PREDATOR-PREY MENTAL FILTER OF THE ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY

I had another, and quite a different take on the painting. It went like this: The sociopath might perceive a Lightworker’s or a healer’s heart like the energy on the left of the painting, and feel threatened by it, like Thrall on the right. Yet, I feel, the redness and danger that the sociopath senses in those others may have to do with his own mental and emotional filters, which may seem to color other beings with anger and with threat energy. 

I feel it to be best for us Lightworkers and healers to feel love in our hearts, for our own sake. Only a strong and loving heart can keep our own physical and subtle bodies in good health in the third dimension. If we feel negative emotions such as fear, anger, or despair when confronted with the threat energy of the antisocial personality, then we harm our own bodies of Light, and momentarily dim our chances of survival in physical form.

But what of those who feel it is their life mission to squash love? Then if I feel love towards them in particular, they sense an attack on their mission, and respond with negative thoughts and emotions. For now, I thought I might try working with my own heart energy, and then sending love to all beings everywhere (as in the Metta prayer of the Buddhists).

It feels to me it is as if we human beings are hardwired to relate one-on-one. But there are those (such as antisocial personalities) with whom Lightworkers and healers cannot relate one-on-one, because it results in our own heart being injured.

Right now I am thinking maybe I could sidestep the one-to-one wiring in my human thinking and emotions, and avoid dings to my body of Light because of astral run-ins with antisocial personalities, by offering blessings for the All and expressing appreciation of Free Will.

By blessing all beings everywhere, I hope to avoid attracting the one-on-one attention of human sociopaths and of ‘astral rascals’.

HOW THE ANGELIC REALM AND THE DEMONIC REALM HELP US ATTAIN SOUL WISDOM THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF FREE WILL

11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God….”

–Ephesians 6: 11-17 (KJV)

Free will is the Creator’s tool for Soul evolution and development of Soul wisdom for all human beings, here in the third dimension. Of course, astral rascals have not the gift of Soul evolution, nor that of Free Will … any more so than do the Angels. They grow and mature into adult beings. Some work for the Dark and others for the Light. Through their very nature they adhere to these principles: affinity for the Dark, or else for the Light. But though they have not the gift of Free Will, yet they have the very great gift of assisting God in manifesting the play of Light and Dark in this, the third dimension. For that I can be, and ever am, very grateful.

Human beings have the gift of Free Will, and so may chose to express the Light or the relative Dark through their actions here on Earth. It is through the tutelage or interception of the forces of Light and Dark … the beings of the Angelic Realm …

Image: “The Guardian Angel,” by Gioacchino Assereto, between 1625 and 1630, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gioacchino_Assereto_(1600-1649)_-_The_Guardian_Angel_-_1948P35_-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg … public domain

Image: “The Guardian Angel,” by Gioacchino Assereto, between 1625 and 1630, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gioacchino_Assereto_(1600-1649)_-_The_Guardian_Angel_-_1948P35_-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg … public domain

… or the Demonic Realm …

Image: “The Temptation of Christ,” by Ary Scheffer, 1854, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854).jpg … public domain

Image: “The Temptation of Christ,” by Ary Scheffer, 1854, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854).jpg … public domain

… that God adds the exclamation marks to our human choices of right action or wrong action in our worldly affairs.

As a LIghtworker, I am grateful for the striking contrast of Angelic or Demonic intervention when I exercise Free Will. For those of us with an ear attuned to the differences between the opposing effects of intervention by beings of the astral positive and the astral negative realms, it becomes possible to sense, in the here and Now, the right or wrong of our actions. These beings, through their outpouring of Light and love, or conversely, through their evil murmurs in my (left) astral ear, allow me to plum the wisdom of my actions on Earth.

As well, I feel, through God’s gift of human incarnations in different timelines and dimensions, human beings can attain ever greater Soul wisdom. That wisdom is gleaned from their darker choices in the darker timelines and dimensions in which they are incarnate, as well as from their lighter choices in the lighter timelines and dimensions in which they incarnate. Thus the Lightworker can feel good about all the Free Will choices made by human beings on Earth.

This is the play of Duality, the school of all our Souls. Our choices, both good and bad, are made more poignant … more full of anguish or of the great virtues … love, hope, charity, peace of mind, joy in the moment of the Now … by the helping presence of the creatures God has provided to work with us through the Demonic Realm and the Angelic Realm.

With this o’erarching viewpoint, I feel gratitude for God’s gift of Free Will to human beings; to His gift of angels and astral rascals to highlight our moral decisions, moment to moment; and to the play of karma and the blessing of dharma (of aligning with God’s grace) in this world,

That way I can feel good about, and remain neutral to, the many choices of action made by the many beings here in the physical and astral realities of Earth. That is my aspiration.

With gratitude for the painter of the “World of Warcraft Deathwing Video Game: Dragon Thrall Wallpaper,” I am

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

For more on the All and Free Will, see … Link: “The Law of One: The Ra Material” … https://www.lawofone.info/ … Search the category: Law of One  … and search the terms: Free Will  … and … All 

NOTE: The green-skinned figure on the right of the painting reminds me of earlier paintings of orks I found online. Some of these are fierce and cruel, as in the first renditions of the drawings. Others are fierce but good. Perhaps there are two races of orks, and the figure in this painting belongs to the latter, more benign race of powerful beings.

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Emotions and ‘Deals with the Devil’ . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 9 March 2021; published on 11 March 2021

Image: “Pope Sylvester II and the Devil,” by artist Martinus Oppaviensis, also known as Martin von Troppau and Martinus Polonus, circa 1460, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silvester_II._and_the_Devil_Cod._Pal._germ._137_f216v.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “Illustration from Cod. Pal. germ. 137, Folio 216v Martinus Oppaviensis, Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum.” On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right. The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence. … COMMENT: Martinus Oppaviensis created the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum” between the years 1277 and 1286; he did so at the suggestion of Pope Clement IV, for whom the memory of Pope Sylvester II (years 999 to 1003) may have been bitter. There is a legend that this earlier pope had made a deal with the devil out of ambition for his career. The illustration above is one pasted over the first in the Codex as its popularity grew over the centuries. –In part, excerpted and paraphrased from Link: “Cod. Pal. Germ. 137: Martinus Oppaviensis: ‘Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum’ (Pope-Kaiser-Chronik), German,” in Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg … http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/en/bpd/glanzlichter/oberdeutsche/lauber/cpg137.html ..

Image: “Pope Sylvester II and the Devil,” by artist Martinus Oppaviensis, also known as Martin von Troppau and Martinus Polonus, circa 1460, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silvester_II._and_the_Devil_Cod._Pal._germ._137_f216v.jpg … public domain …

DESCRIPTION: “Illustration from Cod. Pal. germ. 137, Folio 216v Martinus Oppaviensis, Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum.” On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right. The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence. …

COMMENT: Martinus Oppaviensis created the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum” between the years 1277 and 1286; he did so at the suggestion of Pope Clement IV, for whom the memory of Pope Sylvester II (years 999 to 1003) may have been bitter. There is a legend that this earlier pope had made a deal with the devil out of ambition for his career. The illustration above is one pasted over the first in the Codex as its popularity grew over the centuries.

–In part, excerpted and paraphrased from … Link: “Cod. Pal. Germ. 137: Martinus Oppaviensis: ‘Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum’ (Pope-Kaiser-Chronik), German,” in Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg … http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/en/bpd/glanzlichter/oberdeutsche/lauber/cpg137.html ..

  • THE LEGEND OF POPE SYLVESTER II AND THE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
  • ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION: POSITIVE EMOTION AS A KEY TO HARMONY AND UNITY OF VOICE AND FEELING
  • MAKING A CHOICE: WILL IT BE ‘TEAM DARK’ OR OUR ASCENSION TEAM?

Dear Ones,

I have quite an unusual image for you today. It is a later illustration of a legend popular in medieval times, to do with a deal with the devil. The illustration above was pasted over an illustration in the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum,” which was created between the years 1277 and 1286 by the artist Martinus Oppaviensis, who was also known as Martinus Polonus and Martin von Troppau (after the place of this birth).

On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right.

The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence.

THE LEGEND OF POPE SYLVESTER II AND THE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

The story behind the illustration is a little like that in the legend of Pan Twardowski …

Link: “Deals with the Devil: The Legend of Pan Twardowski ,” retold by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 7 February 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-loy ..

The story goes that the scholar Gerbert of Aurillac had is run-ins with the devil. He was said to be able to speak with the devil, and wanted to know what his chances for advancement in the world might be. According to the legend, he had a way of inquiring of the devil about future events. When he asked, he received a mystifying response regarding 3 ‘R’ words. In retrospect, the prophecy was held to be true, because he held three positions with the letter ‘R’ in them: Archbishop of Rheims (991-997), Archbishop of Ravenna (998-999), and Pope of Rome (999-1003). –excerpted and paraphrased from Link: “Illustration of Pope Sylvester II and the Devil from the Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum,” 21 May 2020, by The Historians Hut … https://thehistorianshut.com/2020/05/21/illustration-of-pope-sylvester-ii-and-the-devil-from-the-chronicon-pontificum-et-imperatorum/ ..

There is another legend that the scholar Gerbert of Aurillac made a deal with a female demon named Meridiana (meaning ‘Sundial’) that he should become pope. In return for this favor, the demon offered a trick reminiscent of the that in the legend of Pan Twardowski. The devil said the scholar must never say a Mass in Jerusalem. Forgetful of the trickiness of the devil, the scholar later offered the Mass in a church named “Holy Cross of Jerusalem.”

That was close enough for the devil, who attacked him right there in the church; but Pope Sylvester II repented and was saved. –from Link: “Sylvester II,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sylvester_II ..

ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION: POSITIVE EMOTION AS A KEY TO HARMONY AND UNITY OF VOICE AND FEELING

From the stance of a Lightworker, and to do with New Life on New Earth, I have another interpretation for the above image. This has to do with the effect of positive and negative emotions on our perception of the astral realm through telepathy.

From my clair experience, I know that each part of the body has a telepathic voice of its own. For instance, each chakra has its own voice, whose register and messages have to do with the purpose of the chakra. Each of our four minds … unconscious, subconscious, conscious, and superconscious … also has its own voice.

The joints and organs of the body also have their own voice, if they are in pain or feeling out of sorts. Could that be what is depicted as the faces in the knees and elbows of the being on the right?

In the image, you can see that the ‘gut brain’ face on the being to the right is like the face on the man on the left. How can that be, that the one, holy being on the left might have a face like that of the injured being on the right?

Could it be that face on the right is a depiction of the subconscious mind … the ‘gut brain’ … of the holy person on the left?

Why is it that the being on the right has big ears with little hairs on their undersides? Could this indicate how the subconscious mind logs onto the astral chatter in the noosphere?

What may we do to combine all the faces and voices of the subconscious mind … like those on the being to the right … into one face and and one holy body that has not those big ears to hear the astral chatter? I feel that positive emotions are the key to this happy and holy state of being, as depicted by the person on the left.

We must let go all negative emotions … all sadness, all fear, all despair, all anger, all hatred, all cruel feeling, all desire to threaten or bully others; and all receptivity to those emotions when sent through the astral airs to our astral ears. Instead, through our intention and through our joyful actions, we must foster positive emotions … joy, courage, faith, hope, kindness, a peaceful feeling, and the like.

It is our positive emotions that unite the disparate voices of our being into one happy, holy self. When we feel happy, courageous, and full of hope our 37 trillion body cells sing the same song, in harmony with our own heart.

MAKING A CHOICE: WILL IT BE ‘TEAM DARK’ OR OUR ASCENSION TEAM?

It seems to me possible that our experience of positive emotions helps us avoid the astral rascals, the negative astral beings popularly termed ‘devils’. These beings from the Demonic realm or ‘Team Dark,’ as it is termed, might offer us ‘deals with the devil’ that seem good on the face of it, but are likely to lead to greater disharmony, greater lack of unity in our person, and a dissonant incoming astral chatter.

When we experience positive states of mind and emotion those ‘astral rascals’ just fly off. Our astral ears might no longer hear their noxious chatter. Instead, our hearts might tune in to the wisdom and gifts of our Ascension teams. What a welcome change, would you not say?

Speaking of that, I have come up with a positive affirmation to say when I wake up in the morning. I feel it helps start the day on a positive note. Our Ascension Teams are always waiting for a chance to bring us peace and love and Light and joy … Ascension gifts and the new clairs. It makes them happy to make us happy. So, first thing in the morning I thought I would say:

I am well grounded and A-OK.
My Team will bring me blessings today!

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

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Sekhmet . composite drawing by Alice B. Clagett

Created and published on 8 December 2020

Dear Ones,

Here is a new composite I just created, just in time for the incoming geostorm expected to be up to G-3 and to arrive tomorrow. The image portrays Sekhmet, the Egyptian lion goddess, the protective aspect of the Hathor cow (or nurturing) goddess of Egypt. I take these to be two aspects of the Ra group of the planet Venus, or possibly two different beings from that planet, and deriving from the star system Sirius.

I myself have, intertwined in my star origins, several aspects of Ra: Sekhmet, Hathor, and Blue Avian Star Being. Here is my depiction of the Sekhmet aspect …

Composite Image: “Sekhmet,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … CREDITS: “Face detail from Ida B. Wells circa 1895 by Cihak and Zima,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Face_detail,_from-_Ida_B._Wells_circa_1895_by_Cihak_and_Zima_(cropped).jpg … public domain … and … “Female Asiatic Lioness in Gir Forest,” by Sumeet Moghe, 26 November 2014 … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported … DESCRIPTION: Ida B. Wells was an American investigative journalist, educator, mother of four children, and civil rights leader.

Composite Image: “Sekhmet,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

CREDITS: “Face detail from Ida B. Wells circa 1895 by Cihak and Zima,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Face_detail,_from-_Ida_B._Wells_circa_1895_by_Cihak_and_Zima_(cropped).jpg … public domain … and … “Female Asiatic Lioness in Gir Forest,” by Sumeet Moghe, 26 November 2014 … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported DESCRIPTION: Ida B. Wells was an American investigative journalist, educator, mother of four children, and civil rights leader.

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

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Don’t Be Roast ‘Pigeon’ for a Crime Gang!

Written and published on 28 September 2020, by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “The Conjurer,” by Workshop of Hieronymus Bosch, between 1496 and 1520, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hieronymus_Bosch_051.jpg … public domain

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Dear Ones,

Here is a law enforcement ‘what if’ for grassroots neighborhood watch nationwide, and also for law enforcement in our towns and cities …

Let’s say a crime gang … such as one of the United States ‘mobs’ or mafias, or a street gang, or an outlaw gang, or a flimflam group of confidence men … were to be in the habit of cultivating patsies (fat ‘pigeons’ they could pluck).

You may have heard of ‘keeping double books’? This next move is a little like that, but instead they might keep ‘double organizations’.

Here would be the move: They might put up a socially suave ‘yuppie’ front, named ‘such-and-such’. This would be a respect-worthy non-profit organization, a 501(c), and lure the mark into the front organization.

At the same time they might put up a ‘back’ corporation by the same name. The advantage of the ‘back’ corporation might be that it would be harder to track who has the money. For instance, the members of the ‘back’ organization, might be corporate entities rather than people, and so the ‘back’ corporation might represent a tax ‘maze’ for the IRS. Thus it might be a money laundering vehicle, I feel. The idea might be to grab some of the mark’s money as a ‘donation’ to a nonprofit, then launder it through the ‘shell’ corporations which operate a little like the famous flimflam ‘shell games’. That way they might avoid taxation by the IRS.

Then the crime gang spends time gaining the confidence of their ‘pigeon’.

Let’s say the gang has a favored ‘take-down’, that has been working like clockwork for years. For instance, they might have on tap …

  • a consigliere (a mob lawyer),
  • a medical doctor, a medical therapist ‘angel of death’, a psychiatrist and a psychologist,
  • and a law enforcement officer,
  • all working under a mob boss posing as or having ‘under his finger’ a financial advisor.

The MO (modus operandi) might be to first to capture the pigeon’s finances through the financial adviser, then misdiagnose the pigeon with a terminal physical illness or a mental illness, then when the pigeon is in a health care facility, to send in the medical therapist ‘angel of death’ for the kill.

Put yourself in the shoes of the ‘pigeon’: A take-down has just been attempted. By God’s grace (and His alone) you have escaped unscathed. The mob has your number, and they know you know their game.

What will they do, you wonder? They will pursue you and kill you, so as to prevent knowledge of their crime gang and their MO (modus operandi) from leaking out to law enforcement and the AARP Bulletin’s crime prevention column. They will do what it takes to silence you for good.

Recognizing the deck is stacked and the odds are not in your favor, you the ‘pigeon’ make a run for it back to your home town.

But they know where you live! Through their carefully picked false authorities, and through weight of numbers and collusionary agreement amongst themselves, they present a fraudulent report to your local law enforcement agency to the effect that you have committed the very crimes that are the bread-and-butter of their own crime gang.

An example might be like this: The mob consigliere or his local law enforcement ‘bird in the hand’ tips your local law enforcement precinct that you are a drug trafficker with a drug habit and a street walker.

So your local law enforcement, at considerable expense, stakes out your home to discern your activities. Weeks go by. Your own precinct figures it must have gotten a false lead, and puts a mental question mark by the name of the consigliere or sheriff who provided the false lead.

But they still have a question mark by your own name. So when you go down to your precinct to explain about the crime gang, and offer what you can in the way of names and photos, they decline to accept what you have to offer.

Let’s say your precinct suggests you the ‘pigeon’ go to the FBI. That would make sense for a multi-state crime gang. Our local law enforcement agencies, I feel, are set up to preserve law and order in our local communities, not fight crime nationwide.

I note that the FBI has an online form to report crime tips. Let’s say you go online and make a lengthy report about the crime family … names and addresses, photos, whatever you may have.

Weeks go by. You begin to wonder … Maybe the FBI is swamped with crime reports. Maybe they are understaffed, and can only work on the most ‘in your face’ instances of crime nationwide. Or maybe they just do not believe you. Let’s say … whatever the cause … you the ‘pigeon on the run’ do not hear back from the FBI. And you notice there is no way to contact them personally about it, what with COVID and all.

The crime gang is still hot on the tail of you, their mark who escaped the take-down. You have exhausted the usual crime prevention resources. What to do?

To preserve one’s own life is, I feel, a noteworthy accomplishment when the odds are this stacked. Here is my suggestion: Why not ‘Yelp’ what you have? Put it online, send copies to family, friends, and your Neighborhood Watch, and to any interested lawyers, free of charge. Make sure the crime family knows you have broadcast this information.

The more people who know what you know, the less important it will be to the crime family to end your life.

It seems to me possible that the low-down on crime gangs nationwide is at hand, and just under our noses. We the people of the United States can help mitigate the damage done by crime gangs in America.

Even if our local law enforcement’s hands are tied, even if the FBI does not respond to our plea, we can act on our own behalf, and for the sake of crime prevention in our local communities.

The means at hand, I feel, is grassroots communication. After all, knowledge is power. The pen is mightier than the sword. Let us take up our handhelds and provide that knowledge of the nefarious endeavors of crime mobs to everyone with an ear to hear it.

God bless each of you with courage to soldier on in these stressful times. May we stand together, in communities large and small, against crime and for peaceful, prosperous endeavor.

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

See also my blog categories: Confidence games  …  Crime families – cults that kill – outlaw gangs – street gangs  …  False authority  …  Murder  …  Secret service  …  Take-down …  and …  Taxes

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