Image: “Confession – The Cathedral of Bern,” by Vodnik, January 2007, from Wikimedia … This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license ..
I was in a Catholic church some while ago and a murderer confessed to me on the astral plane during Mass. When this happens I am terrified, as I have a natural repugnance to violence; yet this world is full of violence and murder; I run across it on the astral plane all the time.
To this day I remember, as if it happened but a moment ago, the shock I felt when a person boasted on the astral plane: I have killed 700 people!
I was set down here on Earth to learn how to hold the extremes of the Duality play with a neutral mind. Yet since I started to learn this technique two decades ago, I had had nearly no success at it.
Instead, when a murderer confessed to me on the astral plane, I would feel repugnance, and the need to bring the murderer to justice, so that people in future might be protected from the murderer.
Justice in the physical realm cannot be accomplished through clair insight. For murder to be punished, physical proof must be found, and the murderer brought to court; then a judgment must be rendered that sequesters the murderer from the general population, for their protection.
Lacking this means of physical proof, over the decades I have been weighed down by confession after murderous confession, on the astral plane. First, there was the weight of my knowing about the murder, and my natural repugnance regarding such acts. The victim being beyond help, I also lacked the means to lift up into the Light the spirit of the unrepentant murderer.
Second, a great number of murderers knew, on a subconscious or conscious level, that I knew they had committed murder, and, I felt might try the same with me so as to prevent me from telling other people about their past.
With these two concerns: My upset over life on Earth, and my concern for my own safety, I early on began looking round for ways to ease the emotional affect. In recent times I started to use an inexpert variant of the rites of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation … Link: “Sacrament of Penance,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrament_of_Penance ..
That day at Mass, as the man confessed on the astral plane to a murder, I began my simple variant of the rites. Then a Deacon from across the room interrupted and said he and the other men in the room would deal with the issue of confession of murder during Mass from then on. I was greatly relieved to hear him assume this responsibility, and amazed at the tools he had at hand.
The Deacon said, in a neutral voice, on the astral plane: You murdered a person?
The man said, on the astral plane: Yes.
The Deacon said, in a neutral voice: Anything else?
The penitent said that was all.
The Deacon said … if I recall correctly: Are you sorry?
The penitent whispered: Yes.
The Deacon said: Would you like to be absolved?
The penitent said: Yes.
The Deacon then offered a simple way to expiate the penitent’s sin; perhaps a prayer he might recite, or a thought of self-renewal that he might carry in his heart.
Then the Deacon said this, or words to this effect: I absolve you of your sins in the name of Christ Jesus Our Lord. May your sins be forgiven, your future life blameless, and on the day of your passing may He meet you with an open heart, and welcome you into his home in Heaven.
When this astral exchange happened, a great weight was lifted from my heart. It was as if I had been carrying the sins of many murderers in my heart for several decades, for lack of a way to absolve these people of their sins. And now the path before me was clear.
Simultaneously, the astral air in the church where the Mass was taking place became redolent with Light. It was as if Christ were embracing the congregation with compassionate love; as if His heart lit up the hearts of the celebrants.
The man who had been penitent was also transformed, and this transformation extended even to the physical level, as his shoulder muscles relaxed and his breathing became more relaxed.
Because of the transformative experience at Mass a while ago, I have come to appreciate the rites of the Catholic Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation very much indeed.
I ask those of my fellow Lightworkers who are Catholic to forgive my inexpert attempt at relaying the rites.
Tricky as it may be to express ourselves as intuitives in a pastor-parishioner relationship, my idea is it might be helpful to seek instruction from our parish priest regarding the weight of our knowledge of the sins of the world.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
I have added this blog to … Link: “On Getting to the Truth of Astral Stories,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 July 2016; revised on 25 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5Ow ..
… that caused some noospheric commotion when I first published it; so much so that, although the painting is famous art from long ago, and was intended to offer Christian admonition, I had to remove the painting from the blog and substitute a link instead.
I take it that the topics of sodomy and pederasty are still greatly contentious in today’s world. I recall with interest watching the new movie about Pope Francis in recent months …
I liked the movie very much for its concern for humankind and for Gaia, and for its common-sense approach to the problems that face the world.
One of the things that really surprised me in the movie, was a passing reference to homosexuality as being all right, after all, and to sexual abuse of children as not being all right. There is a little about that here …
Then there is the issue of the existence of Satan, which has proponents both for and against, in the Catholic Church. For instance, the a member of one Catholic order in the United States has spoken out against the existence of Satan. Yet the National Catholic Register reported in 2017 that demonic activity was on the rise ..
THE EARLY 1600s: CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS AND BITTER ENEMIES CARAVAGGIO AND BAGLIONI
This swirl of controversy around the topic of Satan and exorcism, homosexuality and pederasty, reminds me of a time about 400 years ago, as represented by the art of that time. It looks like there was an upwelling of these themes centered around the life and art of a man named Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571-1610) and critiqued by his bitter enemy, a contemporary painter named Giovanni Baglione (1566-1643).
The 1602 painting by Giovanni Baglione cited at the beginning of this blog, I feel, in counterpoint to Caravaggio’s child nude painting, “Victorious Cupid,” also known as “Amor Vincit Omnia,” which is thought to offer temptation to pederasty. For more on this, see …
In Baglione’s painting, an angel is saving Cupid from a sodomitical devil or demon. I surmise that all the figures in the painting are intended to represent Caravaggio; if so, the message of the painting might be that Baglioni felt pederasty is demonic, and that Caravaggio might be practicing pederasty, and that he ought not to. Or that Caravaggio had been a homosexual child prostitute, whose instincts to good were at war with his instincts to bad.
There is another version of Baglione’s painting, with the face of the devil hidden; I surmise that Baglione may have come under fire for painting a caricature of Caravaggio as a demon or devil, and then painted the second version of the painting to ‘soothe the waters’ amongst Caravaggio’s wealthy patrons, one of whom, I surmise, might have been high up in the church, perhaps even in the College of Cardinals …
WAS CARAVAGGIO A ‘CIRCLE OF ONE’ ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY?
Just off the cuff, it seems to me that some of Caravaggio’s paintings may feature him as subject, and that he might have imagined himself as a ‘Circle of One’ … the only person in his world. For instance, this painting appears to be of Caravaggio at various ages ..
I have a theory he was a wild and violent person, who believed everyone else, at heart, was like him, only pretending not to be. I feel he was sarcastic and vindictive with regard to the Catholic Church.
In this painting, I feel he might have been making fun of a monk, who had distained him. I feel Caravaggio painted himself as the angel of solace in the painting, and the monk as swooning in ecstasy at his physical beauty, rather than in religious ecstasy. If true, this painting reflects the Heresy of Physical Form, of which I spoke in another blog …
I feel this painting has a double entendre, however. Notice what may be a young Caravaggio, nattily dressed, and bathed in a shaft of golden light that emphasizes his physical beauty, sitting next to the purported Saint Matthew.
It is possible this painting documents Caravaggio’s youthful patron, perhaps a higher up in the church … maybe even a Cardinal (nee Saint Matthew) being called out by another man for the practice of pederasty. If this is so, then this painting represents the painter had a philosophical position in opposition to the Catholic Church. as might be deduced from the Wikipedia article on his life …
What I do not see in the painting is an image of Caravaggio, which I feel is telling. Could it be that Caravaggio murdered the young woman, because she would not have sex with him? Or might it be that the blanket across her lower body indicates she was raped and murdered?
I am led to wonder about this because, in the noosphere for the last few decades there has been the energy signature of a similar person or persons, who clairly purport to hate women, to have no ‘hold’ button with regard to sexual arousal, and who clairly purport to strangle women, while raping them, if the women object.
Was Caravaggio like this noospheric energy thread, in his own life? …
I see, in his heavily lidded eyes, the personality trait of hedonism; and in the set of his eyebrows, his facial hair, and the expression of his mouth, lack of empathy and compassion. These are some of the traits of the antisocial personality.
In 1606, at the height of his career, Caravaggio murdered someone, It could be that this painting of Saint Jerome, writing something, with a skull on his table, represents the subsequent death threat to Cravaggio by a Church leader in authority …
Or if my understanding of Caravaggio’s personality is correct, it may be a death threat by Caravaggio towards the person that outlawed him and caused his exile.
It looks like paintings on exile represent a request for help or mercy, death threats or his prediction of his own death, perhaps murders he commits ,,, overall: violence and tumult, it looks like.
DID BAGLIONI’S PAINTINGS DISCLOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT CARAVAGGIO?
It seems to me that Giovanni Baglioni was ‘onto’ Caravaggio, and that some of his paintings were retorts to the curses imparted through paintings on similar themes by Caravaggio.
For instance, this painting by Baglioni may be a retort to Caravaggio’s painting on the same theme. It seems to me that the cherub, the angel, and the apparently dying St. Francis in Baglioni’s painting are all depictions of Caravaggio.
If this is so, then the meaning of the painting might be that Caravaggio’s life as a homosexual prostitute, both in childhood and in young manhood, are to bring about his death as he plays the false role of a man of God.
In this painting by Baglioni, one possible interpretation might be: The woman on the right is Caravaggio, dressed as a woman. Was Caravaggio, then, a person who cross-dressed?
Could the ‘angel’ be putting the arrow into the young man on the left, who is also Caravaggio? If so, would the painting mean that by cross-dressing, Caravaggio had injured his reputation as a man?
Other paintings by Baglioni night be construed as mirroring the death threats, death predictions, and perhaps report the death of Caravaggio.
CONTROVERSY SWIRLING AROUND THE LIFE OF CARAVAGGIO, AND LUCIFERIAN ENERGETIC THREADS IN THE NOOSPHERE TODAY
I see an energetic connection between the life of Caravaggio, and the artwork by and about him, and a strident series of noospheric energy threads coming to clair hearing since The Shift in 2012.
I clair see a nexus of Dark around those paintings, and around a similar noospheric ‘icon’ or person representing a deep subconscious image of evil, today. To my clair vision, it is almost as if Lucifer is being personified as a man like Caravaggio, who may be alive today. Possibly it may be several men, or a man who, in another incarnation, was Caravaggio, and through whom the clearing of these energy threads of Luciferianism or Satanism, somehow to do with sodomy and pederasty, and also maybe to do with gender slurring or gender pretense, may be brought to the foreground of our awareness, as humankind, so that they may be transformed through the Light.
I see also strands of noospheric energy to do with vengeance, vindictiveness, hatred of women, rape and murder of women, threat of murder, narcissism, pretending to be ‘Jesus Christ’, pretending to be a devout religious person, while in fact being quite the opposite; utter despisal of the sacred, and dissimulation that fools the clergy as well as rich patrons who are decent people.
I see memorable artistic talent, used by antisocial people today to pull the wool over the eyes of normal people, as may have been the case with Caravaggio.
ON STANDING IN FAITH, WHEN DESPAIRING HEARTS ARE ALL AROUND US
I short, I see trouble, big trouble, in the process of clearing and transforming to the Light. As they say: Fasten your seatbelts!
I do feel that it would be easy to get caught up in that ‘mano a mano’ thing with people who are channeling Luciferian energy, as, for instance, Bagliano seems to me to have gotten caught up in disclosing the ‘nature of the beast’ with regard to his rival Caravagglio. Yet, where would that get us, as people who hope to heal and uplift Earth?
Surely the thing to do is to sit, with neutral mind, with courage, and with faith in God, and ask that grace make short shrift of this struggle, this seeming mortal combat, between the Sacred and the Profane.
We humans have no answers here. But God does have the answers, and He will light the way.
The topic came up, some years ago, on the astral plane, whether the power of Satan might be utilized to drive out devils? As I recall, the astral context was: Could a Black Magicker offer Blood Sacrifice (human sacrifice, or sacrifice of the innocents) so as to enslave a demon attached to someone associated with great evil done in the world (for example, a warlord) and then attach that demon to a Lightworker?
Thus, it was proposed, might be accomplished two goals at one time: The first, to receive remuneration from the warlord for relieving him of his demon burden; and second, to rid the Black Magicker of the onus of battling a Lightworker.
I’ve spoken a little about this in the Spiritual Adept Shortcuts Series …
Today I ran across a pertinent Bible passage. In fact, Christ was right on top of this issue. Which makes me wonder whether it came up in days of yore as well. Here is the pertinent Bible passage …
A House Divided: Matthew 12:22-30 (KJV, public domain)
22 “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
As you can see, Christ performed the miracle of driving a devil out of a person. The Pharisees, the high-ranking Jews, took issue with this, saying that Christ had used Beelzebub … their term for a Big Bad … to drive the devil out of a person …
Now this is like the notion of doing something very, very bad, so as to mitigate something bad … like sacrificing the life of an innocent person to remove a demon from a person who has done evil. So the thought is that a large, bad act, may mitigate the effect of a small bad act. Which is like the notion that one may petition a Big Bad to call of a smaller Bad, as in the Biblical tale.
In verses 25-27, Christ addresses an important aspect of Black Magic cults: Their divisiveness. In faiths that adhere to lesser truth, one will inevitably find schism after schism, brother turned against brother; the old Cain and Abel story played and replayed with cast after cast of characters.
Verse 26 “And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” This is the logic of the verse: If Satan make war against some portion of his Demon Horde, then he weakens his own power. In the same way, if the power of Beelzebub is used to cast out a devil from a person, as in the Bible verse, then the power of Beelzebub is weakened.
There is some logic here, from the stance of the Black Magicker, however, in that he hopes to weaken the Army of Light by attaching a demon to the Lightworker. There are, after all, the same number of demons in the world; only the demon is attached to a Light person rather than a Dark person. So from the perspective of the Black Magicker, if the ploy works, then that’s a win. But can it work?
Christ says, “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (verse 29) In other words, I guess he is saying, unless Satan I’the strong man’) is first bound down, then one cannot spoil his goods (the devil attached to a person. perhaps) … In fact, one would dare not, for the strong man would protect his goods.
So then, this verse implies that it is impossible to make a deal with Satan, because Satan will protect his devils, which are like ‘goods’ to him. They are his way of expressing power in the world.
Satan is a pretty tricky being. And not at all trustworthy in the deals department, I feel. So what deal is the Black Magicker actually making? My guess would be: There might be a momentary lull in the Dark Attack on the warlord … enough to make it look like the Black Magicker’s game plan worked. Satan would then attempt to attach Devil No. 2 to the Lightworker, through the vehicle of the Black Magicker’s curse. And in the aftermath, Devil No. 1 would segue back to the warlord.
In the eyes of Satan there would be three wins: The warlord and the Black Magicker would begin to do a Black Tango, involving mammon, and the Lightworker would suffer a Dark Ding. Two for the Dark, and one potential, all, with luck to do his bidding!
And what would the Black Magicker and the warlord get? They would get duped by the Dark.
Not to further bide on this sorry topic, I return to the Biblical passage. Christ says, “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” (verse 28)
This, I feel, is the great lesson of this passage. Christ is saying, I feel, that devils may be cast out through the Spirit of God. In other words, we must appeal to God for help in casting out devils. And when the devils are cast out, then we will experience the ‘kingdom of God’.
This teaching is squarely in line with Ascension lore, provided we substitute the Ascension term ‘Fifth Dimension’ for the Biblical term ‘kingdom of God’.
I feel this Biblical verse is very important for humankind right now. We humans are facing a time of great change. Will we react as the people in the 2018 movie “Annihilation” reacted, attempting to ‘nuke’ the ‘Shimmer’? Or will we joyfully allow God to cast out the devils in our astral realms, so that the kingdom of God may come unto us? The choice is ours.
What will become of us if we go with the Black Magicker ploy, and side with Satan so as to attempt to protect ourselves from the Dark? The last verse in the above passage speaks to this …
“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” (verse 30). In an Ascension context, we might consider this verse with regard to the far-flung human race.
We humans, I feel, exist not only on Earth, but also on planets in other constellations. In many of these, until now, we have been the mere dupes and pawns of the Dark. For those of us on Ascending Earth, who, fearing change, like the military wives and lovers who had lead roles in the 2018 “Annihilation” movie, side with the Dark against the Light, there will be a Slave Planet in a distant galaxy … perhaps in a meteor field, perhaps on an asteroid … that our next incarnation may call home. In Biblical terms, we may be ‘scattered abroad’.
Yet, through the miracle of God’s grace, and through our own free will choice, we may experience that far-away abode as the very place in which we experienced our last incarnation; in other words, that distant field of rocks, that tenebrous sky, that leaden life beneath the Veil, will seem the old, familiar place we so deeply yearned to continue to experience, here on Earth.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Link: “The Slave Planet,” by Alice B. Clagett, Revised 26 February 2018; originally published on 20 February 2014 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8ow ..
Link: “Dark Night of the Soul . Slave Planet Blues!” by Alice B. Clagett, Revised 9 July 2017; reposted from 7 July 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6sa ..
Here is a good Christian passage on men who feel they are two pure to have sexual intercourse. Apparently, it’s a topic that comes up from time to time in practical application of the Christian faith …
Citation: “In Defence of Purity: An Analysis of the Catholic Ideals of Purity & Virginity,” by Dietrich von Hildebrand, 1927, 2015, pp 41-42.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Written on 12 May 2018; text in green font is not in the soundtrack.
AUDIOTRACK BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE AUDIOTRACK
Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.
A really fun thing happened today. I have been learning heart-centering prayer lately, from the Catholic nuns of Los Angeles. I got a book on it, and I have been studying it.
One of the things they do is, they say we should place a sacred word in our hearts … the word that we want to place there. So I immediately dismissed every other suggestion, and came up with the notion that I would like, in my heart, just the word: Here
And when I tried that, I found there’s a little being … a nature spirit, or body elemental … a very joyful, simple little being, in my heart chakra, that … for me, for some reason … loves that word Here
So every time I place my awareness on my heart, and say: Here … this little being says back to me: Here! … I’m here! … like that. I’m here! … very excitedly.
And so I was doing that today, and I came across someone else, on the psychic plane, who was interested in that technique. And I was saying: Maybe you would like the word: Here! … But her nature spirit didn’t like it. So we tried: Now! … instead. And her heart nature spirit loved that. It was like: Now!!! … Like that. It was really cool.
So then I was thinking about that term ‘Be here now’. When I was very young, I read a book called “Be Here Now” by Ram Dass (available at Amazon … www.amazon.com ) and it made a great impression on me. And so, because I was in a group of spiritual people, I thought: Maybe there’s somebody who would like to place that word: Be … in their heart … and we’ll see. And one of the gentlemen … on the psychic plane … said: I’ll do that!
So then, he said to his heart: Be … and his heart said back: Be!! … like that, like a guy would say it.
And then I said: Here! … to my heart. And my heart goes: Here!!
And then the other lady said: Now! … to her heart. And her heart said: Now! … like that. It was very cool.
So I guess amongst the three of us, We’re here now!
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Link: “The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice,” by Cynthia Bourgeault, 2016 … available from Amazon … www.amazon.com ..
LInk: “Be Here Now,” by Ram Dass, 1978 … available from Amazon … www.amazon.com ..
I was surprised to read, quite recently, an article put out last year, stating that a Roman Catholic priest, felt Satan to be a mass thought form, or thought construct, rather than a malignant entity. I see the author of the article has taken a boldly opposing stance on this issue, as have others. For example, the very same day, a rebuttal in the Catholic Herald …
I have my own point of view with regard to this controversy, in regard to which I’ve revised the following video of mine, and have transcribed a Summary of it, which I feel may speak to the debate. Here is the link …
PS: The notion that Satan may be a thought form is supported in the School of Theosophy, here and elsewhere …
Link: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965. Available from Amazon, www.amazon.com … See “Chapter VII: Thought-Forms,” p 47, paragraph 1, beginning “If a man’s …” through paragraph 2, ending “… definite vices.”
There is a further, psychological notion that Satan may be the collective unconscious Shadow of the Personality. See my category: Shadow of our personality … and also the category: Unconscious thought cloud of the world
Saint Benedict of Nursia, I feel, is a very great saint of the Catholic church. On reading about him, I felt an instant affinity for him, as if I had once known him. He was the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, and the author through which flowed one of the most powerful prayers of exorcism known in the world, For more on his life, see …
I found the above quote after singing the ancient prayer “Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison,” and thought: What a wonderful way that would be to sing God’s praise; in such a way that “our mind may be in harmony with our voice.”
In the video is the song, and after that a Summary, with the English translation …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
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Kyrie Eleison Christe Eleison Sung by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2018