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White Tara . sung by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 16 August 2013; published on 18 October 2019

Dear Ones,

I loved this song as it gave me a peaceful, open heart at a time when I was grieving over the passing of my mother. I think it is a beautiful song to sing every day …

Link: “White Tara . sung by Alice B. Clagett,” by Alice Clagett on Youtube  … ..

This song is a little like the White Tara song very beautifully sung by H.H. Penor Rinpoche on the CD “Blessing from H.H. Penor Rinpoche for World Peace,” available at ..

You can hear Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche’s singing of this Mantra of White Tara here …

Link: “Khenpo Pema Chopel Rinpoche The Mantra of White Tara,” by Sowelu Flute … ..

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

See also … Link: “White Tara’s Mantra of Compassion for Long Life: Om Da Re Dudda Re,” referral by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 July 2013 … ..


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Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta), Ascended Master Groups and Psychic Crime . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 9 July 2018
Previously titled: Neo-Vedanta (Neo-Hinduism), Ascended Master Groups and Psy Crime

    • Swami Vivekananda
    • Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Sri Aurobindo
      • Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s Gracelight
      • Hilda Charlton Groups
        • The Vallalar and the Superpowers of Omniscience and Omnipresence
      • Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville
    • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    • Summary on Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta) Groups
    • The Issue of Ascended Masters and Superconscious Mental Suggestion
    • Caveats
    • Inspiration

Dear Ones,

Because my recent historical readings on Neo-Hinduism cast its occult abilities in a sensationalistic light …

Link: “The Hindu Psy Crime Scandal of 1911,” by Alice B. Clagett,  2 July 2018, ..

… I was curious which modern-day organizations might be neo-Hinduist.


Wikipedia has this to say about Neo-Vedanta … also termed Neo-Hinduism …

“Neo-Vedanta, also called Hindu modernism,[1] neo-Hinduism,[2] Global Hinduism[3] and Hindu Universalism,[web 1] are terms to characterize interpretations of Hinduism that developed in the 19th century. Some scholars argue that these modern interpretations incorporate western ideas[4] into traditional Indian religions, especially Advaita Vedanta, which is asserted as central or fundamental to Hindu culture.[5] …

“Among the main proponents of such modern interpretations of Hinduism were VivekanandaAurobindo and Radhakrishnan, who to some extent also contributed to the emergence of Neo-Hindu movements in the West….” (1)

Then, through Wikipedia, I researched each of the teachers mentioned as being proponents of this philosophy …

Swami Vivekananda

“Vivekananda was one of the main representatives of Neo-Vedanta, a modern interpretation of selected aspects of Hinduism in line with western esoteric traditions, especially TranscendentalismNew Thought and Theosophy.[3] ” (2)

I note that the Aetherius Society recognizes Swami Vivekananda as one of the Ascended Masters …

Link: “Cosmic Masters and Transmissions,” by the Aetherius Society, ..

Paramahansa Yogananda

I read in the article “Explorations in Neo-Vedanta and Perennialism”…

Link: “The Neo-Vedanta of Swami Vivekananda: Part One,” by Kelamuni, 11 September 2006, in “Explorations in Neo-Vedanta and Perennialism,” ..

… that the spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda (whose name in childhood was Mukunda Lal Ghosh) was influenced in his spiritual teachings by Swami Vivekananda, which, I feel, is to say, that his teachings had, in part, to do with Neo-Vedanta. Along the same lines, this article …

Link: “Is Kriya Yoga a Vedanta Path?” by Jayadev and Michael, 28 August 2012, in “Your Spiritual Questions Answered Here: Guidance in Meditation, Yoga, and the Spiritual Life,” ..

… states that Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings on Kriya Yoga are only partly Vedanta. According to Wikipedia, (3) there are several groups that espouse the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda in the world today. The original groups were Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS)  in India, which is known as Self-Realization Fellowship in other countries.

Paramahansa Yogananda had many disciples, among them J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda), now deceased, who established the Ananda Cooperative Community; and Shelly Trimmer, whose disciple Goswami Kriyananda, now deceased, established the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Shelly Trimmer’s memoirs of Yogananda may be found here …

Link: “Memories of Yogananda,” by Ray Grasse, Quest 105:4(Fall 2017), pp. 16-19, ..

Sri Aurobindo

I checked the Wikipedia article on Sri Aurobindo. (4) From that I was unable to determine which organizations might be associated with his teachings. Here is what little I could find on this ..

Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s Gracelight. Sri Aurobindo is a saint revered by Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s international Gracelight organization …

Link: “Sri Aurobindo and Grace Light,” by HumanEvolutionTV, 9 August 2008, ..

Hilda Charlton Groups. For a few years, I meditated with the Hilda Charlton groups in America …

Link: “Karma Roars Like a Lion,” by Alice B. Clagett,  24 May 2018, ..

… and found that they revered the teachings of Sri Aurobindo as well.

Hilda Charlton groups are also known as Gracelight or Gracelight Divine, but, as I understand it, they are a different organization from that of Dr. Pillai …

Link: “Hilda Charlton Groups,” ..

The Vallalar and the Superpowers of Omniscience and Omnipresence. As Hilda Charlton Groups also revere Ramalinga Swamigal, the “Vallalar,” whose special psychic abilities included omniscience and omnipresence, and as use of these superpowers in the noosphere represent special issues for those seeking mastery of mind, I refer you to my blogs on those topics, including …

Link: “The Spiritual Powers of Omniscience and Omnipresence on Earth Today: Things to Look Out For,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 April 2017, ..

LInk: “Dealing with the Disincarnate Gods,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 May 2016, ..

Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville. I’ve visited at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia, a few times. This spiritual retreat was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj, who studied the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, whose method of yoga, Integral Yoga, is taught at Yogaville …

Link: “Lives of the Luminaries: Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj,” by Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, ..

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Radhakrishan was the second president of India. From the Wikipedia article, I didn’t see that he had started any spiritual groups, although his philosophical work was highly influential. Here is something from the Wikipedia article that I found interesting, from a personal standpoint …

“Radhakrishnan qualified the variety of religions hierarchically according to their apprehension of ‘religious experience’, giving Advaita Vedanta the highest place:[web 2][note 3]

  1. The worshippers of the Absolute
  2. The worshippers of the personal God
  3. The worshippers of the incarnations like Rama, Kṛiṣhṇa, Buddha
  4. Those who worship ancestors, deities and sages
  5. The worshippers of the petty forces and spirits” (5)

Summary on Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta) Groups

My notion is that the careful investigator might find much good in neo-Hinduism, but that negatively aspected practitioners of neo-Hinduism might fall to the lure of wealth, sexual gratification, and worldly gain through the use of psychic powers.

This might also be found to be the case in the esoteric practices of other religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, were one to delve long and deep.

As to neo-Hinduism, it looks like Swami Vivekananda was the main proponent, and that Transcendentalism, New Thought, and Theosophy are similar to his line of thought. Aetherius Society recognizes Swami Vivekananda as an Ascended Master.

For Sri Aurobindo’s teachings, I’m aware of Dr. Pillai’s Gracelight group, Hilda Charlton Groups, and Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville. I expect there are others.

For Dr. Radhakrishan, I couldn’t find any related spiritual groups.

So, this is all I have on Neo-Hinduism right now. A topic for further historical inquiry would be news articles from the past, to try and determine whether people in the last century felt that Mind Control and other psy crime arts were thought to be taught or practiced by these groups, as proposed by Mabel Potter Daggett in the article …

LInk: “The Heathen Invasion: American Women Losing Fortunes and Reason Seeking the Eternal Youth Promised by the Swarthy Priests of the Far East,” by Mabel Potter Daggett, in ‘Hampton Columbian Magazine,” Donald Wayne Castellano-Hoyt, Editor, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, October 1911, pp 399-411 …  ..

Whether yea or nay, there would be the further inquiry as to what individuals taught or practised these techniques, and more relevant, whether they be living or dead.

These are topics for another time.


There is another, separate line of inquiry regarding the occult arts and their use … whether for the good of humankind, or for the good of their practitioners … among the Ascended Masters groups, only a few of which I know about.

Thus I took a look online, and read this in a Wikipedia article on Ascended Masters Teachings, and found a few leads about modern-day organizations that might adhere to Ascended Master philosophy.

These included: “… The Bridge to Freedom (1951),[5] The Summit Lighthouse (1958), (Known also as The Church Universal and Triumphant[6] The Aetherius Society (1955),[7] The Temple of The Presence (1995),[8] the I AM University (2004), the White Eagle Lodge (1936) and the Aquarian Christine Church Universal, Inc. (2006).[9][10] ” (6)

From the footnotes to the Wikipedia article on “The Bridge to Freedom” I also got these organizations

Research on these organizations might be a place to start, and might provide names of other organizations to look into. My thought is that most, if not all, the people in these groups are earnest spiritual seekers, and not at all into use of the occult arts for personal gain. Rather, I feel it will be discovered that most, if not all of their members seek the betterment of humankind through spiritual upliftment.

The Issue of Ascended Masters and Superconscious Mental Suggestion

When spiritual adepts attain telepathy, and if they feel they represent the Ascended Masters, they may place the mental suggestion, in the transpersonal chakras above our heads, that they speak for the Ascended Masters, and that we must, in consequence, obey their commands.

This may not be their conscious wish, as they themselves may not be fully awake and aware in regard to their superconscious minds. However, due to their firm spiritual convictions, there may be fractal dissemination to this effect.

It is possible there are 4D beings in the arena of the transpersonal chakras, who may enter into the fray, in regard to dominion over our Souls through superconscious suggestion.

For more on the inadvisability of mindlessly obeying mental suggestions from beings purporting to be Ascended Masters, see these two links …

Link: “Ascension Cautions 6: For Followers of Ascended Masters,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 January 2017, ..

Link: “Ascended Masters,” in the Ascension Glossary, ..

This article offers a way to clear through false Ascended Master teachings …

Link: “False Ascended Master and 7 Ray Clearing,” in Ascension Glossary, ..

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


(1) from “Neo-Vedanta,” in Wikipedia, … CC BY-SA 3.0

(2) from “Swami Vivekananda,” in Wikipedia, … CC BY-SA 3.0

(3) Link: “Paramahansa Yogananda,” in Wikipedia, ..

(4) Link: “Sri Aurobindo,” in Wikipedia, ..

(5) from “Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,” in Wikipedia, ..

(6) from  “Ascended Masters Teachings,” by Wikipedia, ..

(7) from “The Bridge to Freedom,” by Wikipedia, ..



LInk: “Mind Control,” in the Ascension Glossary, ..

Link: “Disclosure and the Fate of Religious Radical Extremists,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2016, ..

Link: “On the Perils of Practicing the Occult Arts for Selfish Reasons,” by Madame Blavatsky … with comments by Alice B. Clagett, 25 September 2016, ..

Link: “Mantriks, or Subtle Sorcerers,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 August 2016; updated on 18 March 2018 and 22 June 2018, ..


Link: “Master Christos Collective,” in Ascension Glossary, ..

Video: “Christ Light Expansion: Ascension Path Guided Activation,” by Ascension Path with Sandra Walter, 14 May 2016, ..

CD: “Angel Codes,” by Tom Kenyon, ..

Books, CD, or DVD: “Morning Messages,” by Peggy Black, ..


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Black Magic ‘Lock Down’ . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 22 June 2018; revised on 13 November 2018


Dear Ones,


On the astral plane, a short while ago, I finally heard a definition of the term ‘lock down’ that I’ve been hearing about, on the astral airs, for some years now.

Apparently ‘lock down’ is when a group of black magicians contrives to mind control all the friends, family, and acquaintances of a person into thinking that they are the person’s enemy. And vice versa.

The operant word here is ‘group’ of black magicians … as it takes a group, each working on a specific person in the ‘lock down’ arena, to achieve a project this large. I’m guessing it would take an ongoing psy maintenance effort as well.


Why would a black magic group do this? One reason would be if they think a person is a powerful sorcerer or black magician who threatens their group’s power over a population. Might be a population as large as Los Angeles, for instance.


One thing I’ve noticed is that black magicians are unable to distinguish between psychic abilities and kundalini arisen. So I ask all the yogis who practice kundalini yoga … such as 3HO, for instance … to be careful not to find themselves in the crosshairs of black magicians.

Along those cautionary lines, consider this image showing a woman’s back, and the face of a cow in crosshairs …

Image: “Is killing a sin? A spiritual perspective,” ..

The accompanying article compares the karma of killing a woman to that of killing a cow. (1)

Common sense would lead a yogic woman to stay away from an organization that values a cow’s life more than that of a woman. In the same way, kundalini yoga practitioners would want to stay away from black magic groups, so that their bright kundalini energy will not be mistaken as a challenge to those who practice the black arts.


The difficulty lies in determining who is a black magician, and who is a person with strong kundalini energy. There is a Light of the Soul, that people get when their chakras are clear, often because of a kundalini rising experience. Often, also, people who practice awareness of their hearts … such as those Catholic groups that practice Heart Centering Prayer … have a very clear Light of the Soul.


The Seeming Light is a psychic ability that may makes a person appear very bright, in their aura, even though their chakras may not be completely clear, their kundalini may not be arisen, and / or they may not be placing awareness on their hearts. These people with the Seeming Light are practitioners of the black arts.

Here is 2 Corinthians on a similar topic:

13  “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14  “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15  “Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” –2 Corinthians: 11:13-15 (KJV, public domain)


Recognizing the ruse of a black magician displaying the Seeming Light is very difficult for lightworkers, kundalini yoga practitioners, and people who concentrate on heart awareness. That is because we tend to see in other people, what we see in ourselves.

Thus, seeing a black magicker of Seeming Light, a lightworker may say: How wonderful to meet a fellow lightworker!

And a yoga practitioner might say: How wonderful to meet a fellow yoga practitioner!

And a person who concentrates on heart awareness might say: How wonderful to meet a fellow heartfelt human being!


In the same way, the black magicker of Seeming Light, on meeting a lightworker, a kundalini yoga practitioner, or a person who concentrates on heart awareness, might say: I have met a powerful black magicker. I and my fellow sorcerers must contrive a ‘lock down’ to contain the energy of this hated competitor. And then we will kill him.


You may have noticed, if you’ve read up on the topic, that black magicians hate each other too, and fear each other as rivals. Power is everything to the black magician. He may work beside another black magician for an eve and a day, in ‘locking down’ a lightworker mistaken as an enemy. Then the next eve, he may turn upon and murder his former black magicker ally.

Be one black magicker the subordinate of another black magicker, for lack of necessary power to overcome him, then the moment his rival becomes ill, or experiences a compelling life event, such as the death of a spouse or parent, he will turn upon him with spells and incantations intended to wilt the life from his frame, and send his Soul howling to the hellworlds. With equal lack of inhibition, he will turn upon an aging master Mage, and murder him.


So it is with the black magic crew: Do unto others, until they do unto you. When a cult forms around a black magician, it will be based on unfaltering submission and obedience by the followers, and untold cruelty by the Master Mage.


To my fellow lightworkers, kundalini yoga practitioners, and persons who concentrate on heart awareness, I advise: If you want to know whether a group covertly practices black magic or not, look at their history as a group. Is it rife with treachery, vengeance, ‘take downs’, and murderous intrigue? Does it preach peace, and practice war?

What is the tenor of its founder? What is the weight and warp of his Soul, the cast of his eyes, the heft and bent of his personality. Does he have a Masterplan? Does he want world dominion? Are his aims anarchical? Is he a seditionist? Who is he, truly? What is the o’erarching aim of his presence in the world?

Don’t mistake charismatic for saintly. Don’t mistake Service to Self for Service to Others. Be discerning. Practice the power of discrimination in a Buddhist way. Know right from wrong. Know Light from Seeming Light. And in this way you and those you love will be able to lead safe and happy lives.

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


LInk: “Mantriks, or Subtle Sorcerers,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 August 2016; updated on 18 March 2018 and 22 June 2018; ..


(1) Link: “Is Killing a Sin? A Spiritual Perspective,” ..


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Mental Stories and Physical Sensation . by Alice B. Clagett

Recorded on 30 April 2015; published on 7 May 2015; revised on 13 June 2018

Dear Ones,

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 …




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 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


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, ..

Link: Krishna Das, ..

Link: Lei’ohu Ryder, ..

Video: “Attachment to ‘Other People” by SatsangWithMooji, published on 8 May 8 2011, ..


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Zildjian Finger Cymbals for Clearing the Astral Air . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 22 May 2018

Dear Ones,

Zildjian Finger Cymbals (the thick ones) are good for clearing the astral air …

Link: Zildjian Finger Cymbals (thick), on … search the term: Zildjian Thick Finger Cymbals

They are also good for clearing personal space … like meditation space or bedroom. They amre portable, small and lightweight, and inexpensive. Can be used for travel to clear space, or in nature to attract nice nature spirits.

One way to use them is to strike the thin side of one cymbal against the flat side of another cymbal, either once or a number of times, then wait till a few minutes after you cease to hear the reverberation or ‘flutter’ of the sound in the air, after the sound itself ends.

That last reminds me of a time long ago … I was 16 years of age, and I went to visit some friends of the family … a man and wife living in an upscale sector of Washington DC. On a coffee table was a thin book of Zen. I had never heard of Zen before. As I was thumbing through it, the wife kindly offered it to me as a gift.

Being 16 and full of high hopes and expectations, I looked through the koens in the book, with a yen to crack one. I settled on this koen …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Baffled, I thought about it night and day. The more confused I got, the more determined I felt. Finally one evening, in a state of utmost mental frustration, I walked out into the night air, and looked up into the night sky. There I found my answer …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?
It is the New Moon in the arms of the Old.

Many years later, when I got my set of Zildjian finger cymbals, I found yet another answer …

What is the sound of one hand clapping?
It is the Sound when there is no Sound, after the last Sound has ended.

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

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Hellworld Scenes versus Personal Empowerment . by Alice B. Clagett

  • A Nightmare of Misogynist Sexual Assault
  • Buddhism: Ghosts and Demons of the 2-Hour Intervals
  • Ghosts of People Who Suicide on Drugs
  • “Anna Detective” and Ghosts Who Died While Asleep
  • Why Do Ghosts Linger On?
  • This Morning’s Nightmare, continued …
  • Santissima Muerte: Cult of Infatuation with Death
  • The Import of This Morning’s Dream for Those Who Admire Physical Form
  • On Waking Up in Hellworlds
    • Courage on Recognizing Hellworld Aspects of Life on Earth
    • The Hellworld of Societal Expectations
    • New Creation as a Scary Event
  • Slave Planet Blues
  • The Joy of Personal Empowerment

Dear Ones,

A Nightmare of Misogynist Sexual Assault

This morning I slept late … always a bad thing, as far as I am concerned. On waking, I had a  nightmare of a demonized man enticing me sexually, on the astral plane, and then cursing me as I woke up. Lately this dream has been happening from time to time, usually if I wake up at 5 am or 5:30 am, but today it happened as I woke up around 7 am.

Buddhism: Ghosts and Demons of the 2-Hour Intervals

I find when I get up earlier, it doesn’t happen. So it may have something to do with the ‘demons of the 2-hour intervals’ that I read about in Buddhist literature (1). Possibly the demon of the 5 am or 5:30 am time frame has to do with it?

Link:  “Chapter 8, Recognizing the Work of Demons,” from “Master Chi I: Dhyana, ” “Meditation Manual” …,%20Recognizing%20the%20Work%20of%20Demons.htm ..

I read there that, of the spirits that are ghosts or demons, one might expect to encounter oxen from 1 to 3 am … which sounds to me to be relatively benign, compared to tigers from 3 to 5 am. The 5 to 7 am time frame sounds all right too: rabbits and deer … but that may mean more sexual urges are encountered at that time? The time frame 7 to 9 am … dragons and turtles … sounds a little iffy to me; what if one encounters a dragon, rather than a turtle? Is that good or bad, I wonder? And so on.

Ghosts of People Who Suicide on Drugs

To get back to the dream this morning, it segued into the “Donkey Song” person I wrote about recently … the good looking 50s man who apparently suicided in November or December 2017 by drugging up and walking into the ocean.

Link: “Donkey Song,” by Alice B. Clagett, ..

I’ve been following him, off and on, on the astral plane, as I’m concerned that his Soul should find rest. I had the feeling that a person who dies while drugged up may not ‘wake up’ to the astral realm after death for a while. Apparently this is true, as when I contacted his ghost, it was very groggy, feeling his body being swept around in the ocean currents. Noticing where a fish had bitten it here, or a rock had scratched the shoulder there. In other words, still very attached to body consciousness … what the Theosophists call the state of being ‘an earthbound spirit’.

“Anna Detective” and Ghosts Who Died While Asleep

I’ve been watching a Russian mystery series called “Anna Detective” on Amazon videos recently. Anna is a psychically gifted young woman who helps the local police department solve murder mysteries by contacting the ghosts of those slain. I’ve found the series fascinating, both with regard to the Russian attitude towards psychic abilities, the Russian countryside and language, and the manners of the people of days gone by.

Link: “Anna-detektiv,” on IMDB, … The plot mentioned below has to do with Episode 15, “Two Officers”

The other night I saw an episode of “Anna Detective” in which a young man who, on the day he anticipates being married in secret, is drugged and dies of the drug. Then Anna sees his ghost walking around in a dazed state, unable to understand that it has died. In the video, the explanation is given that people who die while asleep take some time, in the ghostly state, to ‘wake up’ on the astral plane as ghosts.

Why Do Ghosts Linger On?

This would agree with the clair visions I’ve been having of the man who apparently suicided through drugs last winter. In my own clair experience, ghosts can often be awoken and asked to turn to the light within a month or two. In some cases, it may take maybe 6 months, on the outside, and I’m hoping the same for the suicide that I’m clair following.

Of course, there are cases of ghosts that linger on for centuries, because of the trauma of the death scenario, and because family or community legends strengthen the image of the death trauma scene that hovers in the locale of the incident. In those cases, though, my hope is that what is seen, over and over again, may be a remnant of the ghost … in other words, the Soul-wounding audiovisual clip only … that may be left behind when the Soul itself returns to the mental plane for Soul learning, prior to its next journey to the physical plane in a new incarnation. My proposal, put forth priorly, is that this AV clip will eventually transform through the Light, and resolve back into the Soul field from which it has temporarily been cut off.

This Morning’s Nightmare, continued …

To get back on topic, in this morning’s dream, which was fragmented and very sad, I had the feeling that the agent, the person who has been harassing me with the sex-hate morning vision may be the ghost of the suicide, and that he may be still obsessed by another person (whether living or dead, I don’t know, but for sure, a spiritual adept who devoted his life to the black arts … what the Theosophists might call a Black Magician). And that the link between this Black Magician and the drowned man was a fearsome astral being … a negative alien astral being … a ‘Big Bad’, as they say.

The ghost of the drowned man then had a vision of himself as misshapen square or lump of flesh, about 5 inches on a side. The ghost imagined one corner of this lump was his bottom, and the other end was his face. Then the ghost said it was inside a big female fish, and could feel it swimming around in the water.

Yaargh! This will teach me not to get up at 7 am! I hope I never have such a vision again!

It is a good lesson for all of us still in body regarding suicide by drugs and death while asleep, though. I’d say, if possible, it might be best to pass on ‘with our boots on’ and our eyes wide open.

Santissima Muerte: Cult of Infatuation with Death

I saw a holy candle in the dollar store a week ago. It was dedicated to Santissima Muerte … very saintly Death … and had a curse on the back, in Spanish, that the person who had killed a loved one of a family should find on rest, and be plagued with this and that. It was the first such holy candle I’ve seen, and, to my mind, bode ill. I felt it had to do with the drug culture, and an upsurge of a noospheric energy to do with infatuation with death and dying. I checked on Wikipedia and found there is such a cult of death, outlawed by the Catholic Church …

Link: “Santa Muerte,” in Wikipedia, ..

I feel the winter suicide may have had to do with this upsurging energy of infatuation with death, which is now clearing from New Earth.

The Import of This Morning’s Dream for Those Who Admire Physical Form

It should also be clear, for adherents of the Physical Form Heresy …

Link: “The Physical Form Heresy,” by Alice B. Clagett, ..

… that the cult of death utterly destroys this beautiful human form, which houses the very breath of God, our own Spirits or Souls, which are fashioned in His image. Who on Earth would want to find themselves a lump of decaying meat in the belly of a she-sea monster? Which is surely akin to the consequences of devotion to such an unrealistic infatuation.

Image: “Jonah and the Whale,” by Pieter Lastman, ..

The above image, of Jonah and the Whale, is a Biblical story about a good man who was eaten by a fish. After 3 days, though, he was able to get out of the fish, alive …

Link: “The Story of Jonah and the Whale,” in Biblehub, ..

On Waking Up in Hellworlds

A few days ago, I was struck by a song I heard, called “Torre de Babel” … and another song called ‘Calendar Girl.” Then just yesterday I saw a trailer for a new movie called “Annihilation.”

I took a look at the lyrics and the videos today. I feel they have a bearing on the issue of facing the hellworlds … such as the dream scene of being obsessed by the ‘Big Bads’ and caught and slowly digested by a big female fish …

Courage on Recognizing Hellworld Aspects of Life on Earth. The first video, a song by David Basbal, Wisin and Yandel entitled  “Torre de Babel,” points to the hellworld qualities of some strands of energy in the noosphere, and issues a call to action, to overcome them. Note the power-ensconced actions of the people in the video, and the darkness of the scenes …

Video: “David Bisbal, Wisin & Yandel – Torre De Babel,” by DavidBisbelVEVO, 26 June 2009, ..

Here are the English lyrics …

Link: “Wisin & Yandel – Torre de Babel (English translation),” ..

The Hellworld of Societal Expectations. The second video, “Calendar Girl,” to my mind, offers an unthinking, superficial view of reality, a little like that of the underground community in the sardonic Apocalyptic film “A Boy and His Dog.” To my mind, these involve the point of view that adherence to societal expectations brings happiness. To me, though, unthinking adherence to a superficial view of reality is a sort of hellworld existence, as the ‘boy’ found in the underground community in the film “A Boy and His Dog” …

Link: “Calendar girl-Neil Sedaka-original song-1961,” by AK47Bandit, 8 March 2008 … ..

Link: “A Boy and His Dog (11975 Film),” in Wikipedia, … Beware: loathesome ending … not for children’s viewing!

New Creation as a Scary Event. I also saw a trailer of a new movie yesterday that puts forward the notion that “New Creation” is really a nightmare realm with lots of people-eating monsters in it. What a hellworld twist it gives to the notion of New Life on New Earth! …

Video: Trailer for the movie “Annihilation” … ..

Slave Planet Blues

Yet these videos represent the experience of many people on Earth this year, as they wake up to what life on Earth has, till now, been. We have been a ‘Slave Planet’ …

Link: “Dark Night of the Soul . Slave Planet Blues!” by Alice B. Clagett … ..

Thus for many, there is a hardwired ‘short circuit’ taking place … They think that New Life on New Earth is a hellworld scenario, as in the case of the movie “Annihilation,”

That is because they are waking up … as the ghost of our winter suicide will soon wake up … as the singers in “Torre de Babel” have awakened … to the choices that they now have. To the power of their own free will. To their ability to co-create a world with no nightmares in it.

The Joy of Personal Empowerment

The first glimpse, on awakening, of where we have been is the cause of the distressing nightmares and movies. As we turn our eyes to where we now are, we will find all the joys, all the blessings, and the New Hope of this New Dawn. The monsters have all slipped away from this outlier planet, this beautiful blue Water World. All that remains is the fading memory of their once-upon-a-time presence here.

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


(1) The below is “Chapter 8, Recognizing the Work of Demons,” from “Master Chi I: Dhyana, ” “Meditation Manual” … ..

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Meditation on the Deep Inner Heart to Create an Auric Shield . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 18 March 2014; revised

Dear Ones,

I have been on a hunt for the Hridaya Chakra, the deepest and most sacred energy of the heart chakra. As with many things in the spiritual realm, there’s disagreement about it’s location.

Some folks feel that Hridaya is a name for a minor portion of the Anahata, the heart chakra in the center of the chest.

Some texts mention a point in the physical heart, to the left of the main heart chakra, and within the physical heart … They term this the Spiritual Heart or the Hridaya. I recall that Bill Ballard has succeeded in attaining this point of awareness, and that he has found it to be a pretty spectacular spot on which to place the awareness. (1)

I have my own ideas about this … I felt that the Hridaya might be a point deep within the Anahata … not a minor point, but the most important point in the human electromagnetic (EMF) array. On that supposition, I recently I tried meditating at heart level, at a point between the center of my chest and my back at heart level. To avoid confusion, I’ll call this the Deep Inner Heart.

What happened next was amazing … The world became very still, as if that physical point were ‘ground zero’ … the center of the Universe, and all the sensory array … what I saw and heard and so on … were flowing forth from this zero point energy. What a feeling! (2)

I was struck by the shape of the energy I felt … it was like the shield we often see behind the statues of the Buddha. It was behind my back, just touching the back of my body, and connected to it through that physical point I was concentrating on.

Here is a picture of the Buddha with a shield very like what I felt …

Image: Gilt Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, with a shield of energy behind the Buddha: ..

Intuition told me that I would begin to feel the energy of my Deep Inner Heart, the ‘shield’ energy … more and more in my physical body if I continued to practice this meditation. I also got the feeling that the shape of the shield was just a ‘first contact’ shape. That my Deep Inner Heart energy was, in fact, much more huge, and that I would experience it in different ways as time goes on.

Further, I got a warning feeling not to move farther behind the front of my body at heart level, in my awareness … not to concentrate my attention just outside and behind my body at the level of the heart. I tried it anyway, being the curious sort … The alarm bells started ringing in my bodily sensations, and the visual field started to turn black. I stuck with it for a minute, but there was nothing behind my backbone worth exploring.

The whole experience, I gather, lies in the connection between the Deep Inner Heart and the physical body … in other words, bringing the energetic shield, the protective energy of the Deep Inner Heart, into the physical body.

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


(1) Link: Free eBook “The Great Awakening,” by Bill Ballard … ..

(2) Link: “The Desireless State,” by the Theosophists … ..


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