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Devic and Human Evolution … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 5 December 2014 revised

  • The Evolution of Life
  • Sylphs, Humans, and Baptism: Swift Spiritual Evolution
  • How the Elementals Help Create and Nourish Physical Life on Earth
  • The Solar Spirits (the ‘Solar Devi’)

Dear Ones,

The Evolution of Life

Here is a Table on “The Evolution of Life” from page 44 of Arthur E. Powell’s book “The Solar System.” It gives a general notion how the devic kingdom (in the astral realm) and the human kingdom (in the physical and astral realms) are side-by-side evolving.

Link: “The Solar System,” by Lieut.-Colonel Arthur E. Powell, 1930, available at www.amazon.com …  Table: “The Evolution of Life,” p. 44 … http://minhtrietmoi.org/Theosophy/Powell/The%20Solar%20System_files/image019.jpg ..

Sylphs, Humans, and Baptism: Swift Spiritual Evolution

You can see Sylphs (spelled ‘Sylfs’ in the chart) just below the level of individualization in the devic realm. I don’t see Cherubim and Seraphim on the chart, but from what I’ve read they are individualized, so they must be among the Astral Devas indicated on the chart.

For a Sylph, the process of aligning with a human through baptism into Christ Consciousness (1) can result in a great leap of evolution, into the higher devic realm.

And for the human who cherishes his or her association with the Baptismal Sylph, a great evolutionary jump into higher Christ Consciousness can result.

How the Elementals Help Create and Nourish Physical Life on Earth

This is not the only way in which the devic kingdom cooperates with the human kingdom, for indeed, no life would exist on Earth were it not for the efforts of the elementals, which create and nourish not only our own human bodies, but also all plants, animals, and mineral beings on our beautiful planet.

Link: The chart “The Evolution of Life,” in “The Solar System” by Lieut.-Colonel Arthur E. Powell, page 44, https://books.google.com/books?id=e08IU-M5YKUC&lpg=PP1&dq=%22Solar%20System%22%20arthur%20powell&pg=PA44#v=onepage&q=%22Solar%20System%22%20arthur%20powell&f=false .. This book is available at Google Books and at Amazon.com ..

The Solar Spirits (the ‘Solar Devi’)

Note that the Solar Spirits (the ‘Solar Devi’) are at the very top of this chart on the evolution of life on Earth. The play of the Solar Spirits is expressed in solar flares, through which they fling creative and restorative bursts of light to all the planets and beings in our Sun’s care …

Image: Solar Flares, by NASA, from “July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection,” 19 July 2017, https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/july-14-solar-flare-and-a-coronal-mass-ejection .. public domain because .gov 

Image: Solar Flares, by NASA, from “July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection,” 19 July 2017, https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/july-14-solar-flare-and-a-coronal-mass-ejection .. public domain because .gov 

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

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FOOTNOTE

(1) See “Baptism and Sign of the Cross to Protect the Heart” by Alice B. Clagett, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-7NM ..

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Baptism and Sign of the Cross to Protect the Heart . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 5 December 2014; revised

  • THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
  • THE BLESSINGS CONFERRED BY BAPTISM
  • ABOUT SYLPHS
  • ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION OF A BAPTISMAL SYLPH INTO A SERAPH
  • A PERSONAL STORY ABOUT A BAPTISMAL SYLPH
    • How Christ’s Light Reveals the Darkness in This World
    • On Aligning with Christ, Rather Than Blaming or Judging Others
    • How the Sign of the Cross Can Bring Us Great Joy
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION

Image: Saint Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria (c.296-c.373) … http://albionfourthrome.blogspot.com/2011/01/ ..

“By the sign of the cross … all magic is stayed, all sorcery confounded, all the idols are abandoned and deserted, and all senseless pleasure ceases, as the eye of faith looks up from earth to heaven,” by Saint Athanathius, Archbishop of Alexandria, “Ch. 5. The Resurrection,” in “On the Incarnation of the Word,” public domain (1)

Dear Ones,

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

From my youth, I remember the ‘sign of the cross’ which confers the blessing of Christ’s presence in our lives: In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti (in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit):

Image: Young girl making the sign of the cross … https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/81a0b-fare_il_segno_della_croce.jpg ..

Video: The Sign of the Cross in Latin, by Stomping Crows … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcokfQ3cqY ..

THE BLESSINGS CONFERRED BY BAPTISM

Arthur E. Powell has an intriguing passage to do with the ceremony of Baptism, which includes the blessing conferred by the sign of the cross.

Citation: “The Mental Body.” by Lieut.-Colonel Arthur E. Powell, The Theosophical Publishing House Limited, London; printed by the Whitefriars Press, Ltd, Tonbridge and London, 1927 … “Chapter XXXII. Rebirth,” page 289, the first full paragraph, beginning “The ‘seeds’ …” through the second full paragraph on page 290, ending “… of Vishnu.”

According to the above passage, a child is born with seeds of evil, which the Catholic Church calls ‘original sin’. The making of the sign of the cross on a young child during the sacrament of baptism, creates an artificial elemental which is like a ‘guardian angel’. This thought form is ‘ensouled’ by a sylph.

ABOUT SYLPHS

Image: A sea sylph, http://www.selfgrowth.com/images/Detweiler_image8.JPG ..

Sylphs are air elementals, thus hard to depict. The above picture is of a Sea Sylph, but it reminds me of the Baptismal Sylph, which has the same sort of energy, but settles in the shape of a white, fiery cross onto a person’s back at the level of the heart chakra when the person is baptized …

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Image: “Christian Baptismal Sylph — A living being of white flame, shaped like a fiery cross,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 August 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0 … There is the silhouette of a man, facing forward. In the area of his heart is a fiery cross. –from “On Experiencing the Desire Body of the World,” by Alice B. Clagett, in “I Am of the Stars,” https://www.iamofthestars.com

Image: “Christian Baptismal Sylph — A living being of white flame, shaped like a fiery cross,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 August 2013, CC BY-SA 4.0 … There is the silhouette of a man, facing forward. In the area of his heart is a fiery cross. 

The Sylph thus ‘protects our back’ … protects the back part of our heart chakra, which in some instances might otherwise be ‘stitched shut’ by nature spirits that have been bewitched by the dark. (3)

In Arthur Powell’s passage referred to above, there’s a description of baptism when practiced by the Liberal Catholic Church. In that ceremony, the priest makes the sign of the cross along the entire body of the child. The thought form so created is referred to, in the pass age as a ‘cuirass’. A cuirass is a defensive armor of the torso. In this case the cuirass is made of white light.

Here’s an image that reminds me of a cuirass of light that has settled on a person in the sign of a cross. To me, the dark background visually represents how the thought form, or else the Sylph, protects us from the dark. It is like a Warrior of Light protecting our heart:

Image: Abstract image of a warrior-like figure with a fiery cross of white light on it; the sides of the cross look like wings:  https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a1/9a/d0/a19ad07d35d41da266dda6377dda5ca5–alien-art-angels-and-demons.jpg ..

ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION OF A BAPTISMAL SYLPH INTO A SERAPH

According to Arthur Powell’s passage, in the fortunate instance when the baptized child lives his life in the spirit and thought of Christ (what some call ‘walking with Christ’), then there comes a time when the Sylph is transformed into a Seraph. For the Sylph, this means ‘individualisation’ …

A seraph is a member of the highest order of angels, with individualized consciousness. The pink, winged figure below is a depiction of a Seraph by Giotto di Bondone:

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Image: St. Francis’ vision of a seraph, from a fresco attributed to Giotto di Bondone, 1 January 1337, from Wikipedia … public domain

Image: St. Francis’ vision of a seraph, from a fresco attributed to Giotto di Bondone, 1 January 1337, from Wikipedia … public domain

A PERSONAL STORY ABOUT A BAPTISMAL SYLPH

After reading all this, I was really happy that I had been christened (baptized, blessed with the presence of Christ) in my early childhood.

Further, in recent years I’ve had an experience of my Sylph activating and bringing forth the love of Christ through my own heart chakra. For me, this is an absolutely glorious experience of ecstasy. This happened, apparently, because the spiritual music being played and sung by the musicians and the congregation in that church, were so very beautiful that my heart was filled to overflowing with joy at hearing it.

The mountain of Christed energy I encountered when my Sylph activated had an untoward side effect: The pastor in the Christian congregation where I had been worshiping, along with two ushers, ushered me out of the church, and asked me not to come back.

How Christ’s Light Reveals the Darkness in This World

When Christed energy arrives in our lives, it can be disconcerting to other people, as the light of Christ shows, in striking detail, the dark in this world, which had heretofore remained hidden.

When those around us see what is before them, in this duality play on Earth, they begin to realize than choices must be made … very important choices for the welfare of their Souls.

The choices that lie before us, at each turn of the path, in every second of our waking consciousness, are these: To turn to the Light of Christ, or to fall back into the great slumber of darkness.

When each of us begins to rise to the vision of Light and Dark, the first thing that happens is, we feel that someone else has ‘done something to us’ … Someone else has brought beings of darkness into our lives.

On Aligning with Christ, Rather Than Blaming or Judging Others

This, though, is a misapprehension. Instead of blaming or judging others, it’s better to align with Christ, to know that he is with us and will protect us. That is the first step on our Christed journey.

Then, should others blame us for what their newly opened eyes begin to see, let us not judge them as they judge us. Let us pray Christ may confer the blessing of his love and light upon them.

I say this by way of caveat, as it seems that even a little bit of greater Christ consciousness … as in my case …  is always swiftly followed upon by misunderstanding from those around us. If yours is that path, may you will be the more easily able to cope with what may follow, be it joyous or upsetting, from the standpoint of social acceptance.

How the Sign of the Cross Can Bring Us Great Joy

Setting that aside, I would like to end on this happy note: Lately, I’ve noticed that when I practice the sign of the cross my Sylph feels great joy, and my heart chakra energy feels protected and free to express itself in the world.

And so, for me, the sign of the cross is the answer to many worldly concerns.

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Compendium: Baptismal Sylph,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bNu ..

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Title: On the Incarnation of the Word
Creator(s): Athanasius, St. Archbishop of Alexandria (c.296-c.373)
(Translator)
Rights: Public Domain
CCEL Subjects: All; Theology; Early Church
LC Call no: BT220.A75
LC Subjects: Doctrinal theology, Christology
See https://www.ccel.org/ccel/athanasius/incarnation.txt ..

(2) Explanation of the permanent atoms: “…the essence of the human body (technically ‘bodies’ as each of us has several bodies … physical, astral, mental, buddhic and atmic) is stored in only a few ‘permanent atoms’ and so transported from one lifetime, through the death and afterlife experiences, and then, through reincarnation, back into the physical realm.” — from Link: “Collapsibility, Portability, and Reconstitution of the Human Body,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 19 September 2014 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6mZ ..

(3) See Link: “A Blessing for the Devic Realm” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 18 February 2014 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-7NP ..

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How to Renounce Satan … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 17 June 2015; revised 15 May 2018

  • HOW TO RENOUNCE SATAN
  • THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
  • THE CROSS AS PROTECTION
    • Wearing a Cross
    • The Sign of the Cross
  • EXORCISM

Dear Ones,

HOW TO RENOUNCE SATAN

Here is a short, formal way for a Christian to renounce Satan (in case time is of the essence).
Say aloud:

I renounce Satan,
and all his works,
and all his worship,
and all his angels,
and all his pomp.

Then say, three times: I have renounced Satan.

Then say: I have joined Christ. I believe in Him as King and as God.

Then bow down, and say:

I bow down before the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
Trinity One in Essence and Undivided.

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism is frontline protection from Satan. The Christian rite, which contains an exorcism, is very beautiful. Here is a description:

Link: “Rite for the Baptism of One Child,” in The Catholic Liturgical Library,  http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/textcontents/index/4/subindex/67/textindex/7 ..

I also found a beautiful Greek Orthodox baptismal ritual, which includes three rites of exorcism. Here it is …

Link: “The Making of a Catechumen,” in “Liturgical Texts of the Orthodox Church,” http://www.goarch.org/chapel/liturgical_texts/catechumen … 

THE CROSS AS PROTECTION

Wearing a Cross

Wearing a cross is good protection from Satan.  I found a good, lightweight, durable necklace with a wooden cross on it at Amazon:

Link: “Fun Express Wooden Cross Necklaces (12 Pack),”  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0066LCYSS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p21_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1J8MRVFK59KSEEVQY3F9&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2105317182&pf_rd_i=desktop ..

The Sign of the Cross

The sign of the cross is a good way to use the cross as protection too.  Here’s more on the sign of the cross:

LInk: “How to Cross Yourself,” in Wikihow, https://www.wikihow.com/Cross-Yourself ..

EXORCISM

Link: “Exorcism: Sign of the Cross and Prayer of Saint Benedict,” by Alice B. Clagett,11 April 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-54D ..

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