Written and published on 28 July 2021
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
- “I WELL CHERISH THE SOUL” by Rumi
- “BELOVED,” by Alice B. Clagett
- “THAT ONE,” by Alice B. Clagett
- THE BALANCE OF THE MYSTIC: SERVICE TO SELF AND SERVICE TO OTHERS
- A CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL CHOICE: MYSTICAL UNION WITH ONE OF THE NON-CHRISTED STAR RACES (Black Magicker, Heart Vampire)
Mystics down through the ages have spoken of the Beloved with whom they feel Divine union. Whether these mystics be female or male, when they speak of the Beloved, they term themselves the ‘wife’ of That One. Why is that? That is because they feel themselves to be totally immersed in the Beingness of the Divine.
. . . . .Image: “Rumi,” by Hossein Behzad, [no date], in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D9%85%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7_%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%B1_%D8%AD%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%86_%D8%A8%D9%87%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AF_(cropped).jpg .. public domain
Rumi, the Sufi whose mystical poetry is well known in the world today, has written many poems about his Beloved. Here is one such poem, in which he speaks of his own Soul that ‘has a perfume of’ his Beloved. In other words, we must know and cherish our own Souls, which are but weak mirrors of our handsome Beloved; it is through knowledge of our Souls that we may come to know God. Here is Rumi’s poem about it …
“I WELL CHERISH THE SOUL”
“I am a painter, a maker of pictures; every moment I shape a beauteous form,
And then in Thy presence I melt them all away.
I call up a hundred phantoms and indue them with a spirit;
When I behold Thy phantom, I cast them in the fire.
“Lo! I will cherish the soul, because it has a perfume of Thee.
Every drop of blood which proceeds from me is saying to Thy dust:
‘I am one colour with Thy love, I am a partner of Thy affection.’
In the house of water and clay this heart is desolate without Thee;
O Beloved, enter the house, or I will leave it.”
–from Link: “The Project Gutenberg EBook of Jalalu’d-din Rumi,” by Frederick Hadland Davis and Jalalu’d-din Rumi, from Gutenberg … https://www.gutenberg.org/files/45159/45159.txt … Project Gutenberg License (almost no restrictions) … http://www.gutenberg.org/license ..
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Image: “Mojave Desert 1: Trees at Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0
Long years ago, I wrote a poem about a vision I had of the Beloved, while I was looking at the sky in a rural setting in Espanola, New Mexico. I sensed, at the time, a feeling of longing for the Beloved, much like that I encountered in the poetry of Rumi …
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
from the 1980s
I have seen him lie so still
. . . dreaming on the dew-wet grass
and then again, curled like a wraith,
. . . like mist, across the sleeping river.
and once he danced,
. . . for pure springtime delight
. . . . . . in clouds of yellow butterflies
. . . . . . . . . around a silent desert bush.
and I have seen him warlike
. . . stride over this noonday hill —
. . . . . . homeward to greet me —
. . . . . . . . . sun flamed in his hair!
By night he makes that far-flung
. . . star-spun panorama of the sky
. . . . . . a velvet cloak to clothe him
and even now, in this one frozen instant
. . . — NOW —
. . . . . . he leans to whisper in my ear:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Beloved . . . .”
–from Link: “Beloved,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written in the 1980s; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l3f ..
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Image: “Grazing Horses IV,” by Franz Marc, 1911, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grazing_Horses_IV,_Three_Red_Horses,_Franz_Marc,_1911.jpg … public domain
In those years I wrote another poem about feeling a sense of union with the Beloved. This is a poem I like very much, even today …
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
“That One Who, ages past, lit these stars
. . . in a dark sky
And Who, in time to come,
. . . shall snuff them out again
Who moved those mountains there
. . . up from the cold earth
And stirs, like blue light, across the faces
. . . of the holy congregation
Who shines in sunlight on the morning grass
Whispers to cicadas on the breeze
Runs with the horses in the field
And Who, Vast as He is, and Wonderful,
. . . flows, like a river,
. . . . . . through this warp of time and space
. . . dwells in my heart,
. . . speaks to my soul with every breath I breathe
Day’s light, walks by my side …
Night’s guide, enfolds me.”
Image: “Arizona Mountains at Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..
–from Link: “That One,” by Alice B. Clagett, written in 1981 [posted as 1 January 1981]; filmed on 2 October 2014; published on 3 October 2014; published on 21 December 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-jab ..
THE BALANCE OF THE MYSTIC: SERVICE TO SELF AND SERVICE TO OTHERS
Image: “Vignette to Chapter 30B of the Book of the Dead,” no machine-readable author provided, 14 April 2006, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Egypt_dauingevekten.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “A Section of Plate 3 from the Papyrus of Ani. The Papyrus of Ani is a version of the Book of the Dead for the Scribe Ani. Plate 3 contains half of the first (and longer) instance of Chapter 30B in Ani’s Book of the Dead. The title of Chapter 30B is: Chapter For Not Letting Ani’s Heart Create Opposition Against Him, in the Gods’ Domain.” … COMMENT: According to the myths of Ancient Egypt, the balance of the goddess Ma’at is used by the jackal-headed god Anubis to weigh the lightness of the heart of a human being at the moment of judgment after death.
When I think of the mystic Beloved, it is as if I am one with all that is … as if my personal self, my individuality, is merged in the ocean of oneness with The All. In that way it becomes evident to me the suffering of every being in the Universe is my own suffering as well. In the same way, the delight of every being in the Universe is my own delight. The mask of ego falls away; I become like a being wearing every mask of individuality. As well, I am a beingness from which every mask is stripped away. I am that faceless face, that One that is the All.
This merging with the All, standing as it does in endless empathy with every being in the Universe, carries with it the intention of what The Law of One (The Ra Material)” … https://www.lawofone.info/ … terms ‘Service to Others’, balanced with ‘Service to Self’, under the aegis of the goddess Ma’at, the keeper of the Law of Balance. Why is that? That is because my own self, my own Soul, as Rumi describes, is wife to the mystic Beloved. She is His beloved. Thus I cherish and uplift her, offer her what joys this life may bring, stand with her in awe of God’s love and Light. In the same way I blazon forth a path for other beingness, that they may know and see God’s love and Light and joy through me.
Thus for the mystic, there is a balance of Service to Others with Service to Self. Each of these, we feel, is beloved by the One Beloved. Insofar as we reflect Him, so may we be in relation to self and ‘other’ self.
A CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL CHOICE: MYSTICAL UNION WITH ONE OF THE NON-CHRISTED STAR RACES (Black Magicker, Heart Vampire)
Link: “Satan Exulting Over Eve,” by William Blake, 1795, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Satan_Exulting_over_Eve.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: Consider that the Demonic Realm, represented by the winged Satan hovering over the prostrate woman, may equate to the snake that tempted Eve in the Biblical Garden of Eden. I note that snakes are reptiles; thus the snake in the drawing to some degree equates to my description of the Reptilian Star Races that overlight the reptiles of Earth and that also overlight Reptoid human beings. These Reptoid humans are, in an astral sense, Hybrid humans whose social values conflict with the norm.
In my blogs, I often describe Reptoids as anti-social personalities. In other blogs I characterize Reptoids as among those ‘obsessed’ or ‘possessed’ by the Demonic Realm. As many antisocial personalities, and many of the humans obsessed or possessed by demons are men, I take it the prostrate female form in the image might as likely be a man as a woman, the point of the image then being that he or she has been ‘bound down’ or enslaved by the Reptilian Star Races (alternately known as Satan, ruler of the Demonic Realm).
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There is another, lower form of union that circumvents ego and results in enslavement to a sliver of Godness that worships ‘Service to Self’. That sliver of Godness is well represented by the Reptilian and Insectian Star Races, which act as devas to overlight the development of the reptile and insect kingdoms of Earth.
In the same way that there are lizards and preying mantises amongst the animals of Earth, there are human beings who choose not the human social values of overlighting Christ consciousness beings of Light, but rather the reptilian and insect social values of the Reptilian and Insectian Star Races. The former I term humanoid humans; the latter I term reptoid and insectoid humans.
It is easy to see that reptoid and insectoid humans find themselves always at war with humanoid humans on both the physical and the astral planes. This warfare cannot but persist because the fundamental social values of these sets of human beings are very different, the one from the other …
Image: “A Minister Extraordinary Taking Passage,” author unknown, 1833, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_minister_extraordinary_taking_passage.png … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “The second of two prints surrounding the scandalous trial of Methodist minister Ephraim K. Avery for the brutal murder of factory girl Sarah Maria Cornell. (See ‘A Very Bad Man,’ no. 1833-13). Contrary to Weitenkampf’s suggestion that the print relates to Andrew Jackson, it is actually visionary portrayal of Avery transported to damnation by demons. Avery has departed the scene of his crime (left) where his victim, now expired, still hangs strangled from a post. Her shoes, kerchief, and a note reading ‘If I am missing enquire of the Revd. Mr…’ lay nearby. As monsters fly overhead, Avery is rowed toward a shore at right where an inferno blazes and a man is boiled in a cauldron. Avery appears again in the upper right, being forcibly led toward a precipice.” … COMMENT: This is an old-fashioned depiction of the association between demons and human beings, as demonically inspired social values take their toll on people who so choose, in terms of punishment by the laws of society, and in terms of social censure.
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I am pleased to be able to offer a visual representation of the difference in values that occurs when a person chooses, for instance, the reptoid set of social values. In essence, that person exists in mystic Union with a member of the Reptilian Star Races who honors as his highest social value Service to Self. The Self, in this instance, is that Reptilian being, and not the reptoid human who serves him. If you click the link you may see this memorable representation of enslavement of a human being to a Reptilian …
Link: “Kau’T: Member of the Ancient Tal-Ni Reptilian Race,” by Vashta Narada … https://www.vashta.com/my-product/kaut/ ..
The beautiful woman in this image, intuition tells me, is not a woman but a man … a black magicker who has offered complete subservience to the evil-looking, grimacing red being that grasps her in his claws. In order to become adept at the Black Arts, this male sorcerer … depicted as the shapely woman in the image … has let the demon lift his feet right off the Earth. He is no longer a grounded human being. His head is in the astral realms; his thoughts are one with those of his Reptilian overlord. In a trancelike state, he succumbs to a hideous monster that would like no better than to destroy him.
Whether that reptoid human is a man or a woman, the Union with the Reptilian overlord is that of the human as ‘wife’ to the sliver of Godness which dominates the human’s every action. In a theological context, the Reptilian overlord is termed a ‘demon’ or a ‘devil’; though I caution that the Biblical references to these beings do not offer careful distinctions amongst the many super-human members of the non-Christed Star Races overlighting some of the beings on Earth.
How do these Reptilian Star Race members manage to enslave so many human beings? How is it that so many humans here on Earth find themselves in that cold, merciless embrace? The answer, I feel, can be found here …
Link: “How Do Predators Hypnotize Their Prey?” by Alice B. Clagett, begun on 31 May 2018; published on 26 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9sy ..
Image: “V0046085 Buddha, resisting the Demons of Mara,” Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, firstname.lastname@example.org … http://wellcomeimages.org … DESCRIPTION: Buddha, resisting the Demons of Mara, who are attempting to prevent him from attaining enlightenment, as the angels watch from above. Lithograph … 1800-1900 Published: – Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only license CC BY 4.0 … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ..
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As humans, we cannot but long to escape from the box of individuality, from the mask of ego, into a greater Union. Some seek this in the pleasures of the flesh; others in a chaste and enduring marriage to another human being; others in mystic Union with the Divine; and some … God help them! … in union with beings such as that depicted in the above image.
The lesson of the above artwork is this, I feel: Choose wisely, that into whose beingness you will merge! Choose good over bad; kindness over cruelty; love over hatred; a balanced life over a life of excess; law abidingness over outlawry; upliftment of humankind over its grinding under the heel of some supernatural jackal, some evil off-world sorcerer, some mind-controlling false prophet; some being bent on your degradation in the eyes of your fellow man so as to stoke its own grim humor.
Choose life over death; Light over Dark; joy over sorrow; love over cruel craft. Choose the greater Wisdom, not the lesser one. In this, your one Life, choose your own highest Good.
In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars
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