Written on 7 October 2018; published on 22 October 2018
The Voice of Silence …A vignette by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018
Here is a vignette I wrote for a creative writing class on 7 October 2018. The assignment was to write about the most useless thing I knew how to do …
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The Voice of Silence
a vignette by Alice B. Clagett, 7 October 2018
When I was in college, I took a Biology class. The class sounded interesting but, as luck would have it, our instructor was a dour person with very definite opinions of a sort I had never before encountered.
I recall one such: He told us that babies in the womb were parasites upon their mothers. His manner of speaking made it clear there would be no room for argument on this point.
All these many years later, I have him to thank for this discovery: The most useless thing I know how to do is to hear a preposterous assertion and then fail to give voice to my thoughts on the truth of the matter.
It is these, our unspoken truths, that follow us all our lives long, pleading to be spoken. Whether to a group of friends, or to the warm cheer of a morning cup of coffee, or to the fire of the evening sky, these words long to be spoken.
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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Revised; originally scheduled to be published 26 March 2015
Long ago, the ancients of India knew about axiatonal lines, feeder lines of light, the law that ‘as above, so below,’ the infinitely fine, indestructible pathways of love and light that connect all of us with the far-flung galaxies. Their name for this was ‘the Diamond Net of Indra.’
There are quite a few references to the Diamond Net of Indra online, but most are under copyright. So I have included here a passage from Wikipedia which is Creative Commons, and then put in links to more information I found helpful.
“Indra’s Net,” from Wikipedia
“The metaphor of Indra’s net of jewels plays an essential role in the Chinese Huayan school, where it is used to describe the interpenetration … of microcosmos and macrocosmos. The Huayan text entitled “Calming and Contemplation in the Five Teachings of Huayan” (Huayan wujiao zhiguan 華嚴五教止觀, T1867) attributed to the first Huayan patriarch Dushun (557–640) gives an extended overview of this concept:
“‘The manner in which all dharmas interpenetrate is like an imperial net of celestial jewels extending in all directions infinitely, without limit. … As for the imperial net of heavenly jewels, it is known as Indra’s Net, a net which is made entirely of jewels. Because of the clarity of the jewels, they are all reflected in and enter into each other, ad infinitum. Within each jewel, simultaneously, is reflected the whole net. Ultimately, nothing comes or goes. If we now turn to the southwest, we can pick one particular jewel and examine it closely. This individual jewel can immediately reflect the image of every other jewel.
“‘As is the case with this jewel, this is furthermore the case with all the rest of the jewels–each and every jewel simultaneously and immediately reflects each and every other jewel, ad infinitum. The image of each of these limitless jewels is within one jewel, appearing brilliantly. None of the other jewels interfere with this. When one sits within one jewel, one is simultaneously sitting in all the infinite jewels in all ten directions. How is this so? Because within each jewel are present all jewels. If all jewels are present within each jewel, it is also the case that if you sit in one jewel you sit in all jewels at the same time. The inverse is also understood in the same way. Just as one goes into one jewel and thus enters every other jewel while never leaving this one jewel, so too one enters any jewel while never leaving this particular jewel.‘
“The Huayan Patriarch Fazang (643–712) used the golden statue of a lion to demonstrate the Huayan vision of interpenetration to empress Wu:
“‘In each of the lion’s eyes, in its ears, limbs, and so forth, down to each and every single hair, there is a golden lion. All the lions embraced by each and every hair simultaneously and instantaneously enter into one single hair. Thus, in each and every hair there are an infinite number of lions… The progression is infinite, like the jewels of Celestial Lord Indra’s Net: a realm-embracing-realm ad infinitum is thus established, and is called the realm of Indra’s Net.‘”
In this article, please search the term: Avatamsaka Sutra … and read from there to the paragraph ending, “…The Implicate Order.” (This is eight short paragraphs.)
This passage offers a quotation from the “Avatamsaka Sutra,” and explains that the diamond net of Indra is a good description of a hologram. The passage then speaks of quantum entanglement, of the holographic nature of reality, and of the instantaneousness of communication. Its description of the images in the spider web dew drops, I feel, implies fractal dispersal, a topic I sometimes discuss.
Recorded on 30 April 2015; published on 7 May 2015; revised on 13 June 2018
Here is an audio track recorded in Hawaii in May of 2015. The recording is about astral communication, mental stories, and physical sensation. How our minds create the illusion of cause and effect. What the world ‘really’ looks like. After the audio track is a Summary; text in green font is not in the audio cast …
AUDIO TRACK BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE AUDIO TAPE
Good Morning, Everyone.
I’m going to begin on a topic that most likely is going to require some future development. It’s a very promising topic.
I was sitting in kirtan last night … Krishna Das’s kirtan … www.krishnadas.com … and before that, a wonderful performance of Hawaiian ceremonies by Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao … hula and drumming. [sound of myna birds chirping]
So I was sitting in kirtan, and I was being bothered by dialogue. It was mostly emotion-laden dialogue, that I didn’t mentally approve of, between me and other people not there.
I got to thinking about a passage in Arthur Powell’s book ‘The Astral Body’ …
Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 …
And one of the things that they said was that, when we feel something in our body … a sensation … either we feel something, or kinesthetically feel something, or see something … some sensory input … just before that, the instant before that, the mental mind has the ability to begin with a story … a narrative … in response to the sensory stimulus that is about to occur.
When I read that I realized that the stories that have been playing out in my mental mind on the astral plane [4D] in the last few years, in conjunction with other people’s emotional body responses … call and response … these stories arise from sensations in my body.
So during a kirtan [one of Krishna Das’s sacred chanting performances], what I tried, with an amazing effect, was to feel the sensation in my body, and notice the story arising, and stick with the sensation in my body instead of turning my attention to the train of thought thus engendered.
So what happened then, without the train of thought … I could vaguely feel the kinesthetics … the movement of energy in my brain from the thought train … or elsewhere. It could be anywhere. It could be in my throat chakra. It could be in any of my chakras or any place in my body, that the thought was expressing itself. Or in my auric field. But I kept my attention on the swirling of energy in my auric egg, instead of on the cause and effect, the call and response, of the mental world.
And what happened was, first, my visual input changed, and I couldn’t really distinguish objects in the usual way … on the stage, for instance. Everything became kind of jumbled up, disorganized. Actually, just like the swirling colors of my auric body, everything that I saw was constantly changing and melding.
So what I’m thinking is that this step into the kinesthetic … into the actual sensory stimulus, and away from the train of thought, is a step through a Veil. From the mental body, into the astral world. So I suggest trying it, because the mental body is like a net of cause and effect that constrains our perception of the truth, of true reality. It’s rather Zen-like. I think many realizations await this kind of meditative endeavor. We’ll see.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Citation: “Instantaneous Egoic Dramatization vs Astral Stories vs Co-Creation of New Life on New Earth,” by Alice B. Clagett, finished on 10 June 2018; begun 30 April 2015, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5UF ..
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