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Rites of Passage . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged on 22 October 2019; published on 27 October 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is the photo series “Rites of Passage” …

Image: “Rites of Passage 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 25,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 25,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 26,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 26,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 27,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 27,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 28,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 28,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 29,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 29,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 30,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 30,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 32,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 32,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Rites of Passage 33,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rites of Passage 33,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 October 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

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This video is from the same day … Link: “Musical Collaboration: Rites of Passage . with the music of Chris Zabriskie,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 22 October 2019; published on 27 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eHT ..

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

See also this category in my blog: Bow-tie knot

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Musical Collaboration: Rites of Passage . with the music of Chris Zabriskie . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 22 October 2019; published on 27 October 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here is the Musical Collaboration “Rites of Passage,” imaged and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, featuring “Prelude No. 15” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0.

As there are no words, there is no Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

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

These photos were taken on the same day … Link: “Rites of Passage,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 22 October 2019; published on 27 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eHX ..

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

Written and published on 22 May 2018

  • ZILDJIAN FINGER CYMBALS TO CLEAR THE ASTRAL AIR
  • STORIES BY ALICE: HIGH HOPES OF CRACKING A KOAN AT 16 YEARS OF AGE

Dear Ones,

ZILDJIAN FINGER CYMBALS TO CLEAR THE ASTRAL AIR

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

Link: Zildjian Finger Cymbals (thick), on www.amazon.com … Search the term: Zildjian Thick Finger Cymbals

They are also good for clearing personal space … like a meditation space or bedroom. They are portable, small and lightweight, and inexpensive. Can be used for travel to clear a motel room, 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 seconds after you cease to hear the reverberation or ‘flutter’ of the sound in the air, after the sound itself ends.

STORIES BY ALICE: HIGH HOPES OF CRACKING A KOAN AT 16 YEARS OF AGE

That ‘flutter’ sound in the air after the clap of finger cymbals 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 koans in the book, with a yen to crack one. I settled on this koan …

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. It seemed like an eternity went by. 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

This blog has been added here … Link: “Compendium: My Childhood and Family, and Later Years,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled and published on 21 March 2020; republished on 29 March 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-haj ..
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Yuna’s Dance . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 May 2018

Dear Ones,

Yuna’s Dance to free the Souls of the dead …

Link: “Yuna’s Dance – Eternity (Memories of light and waves),” by angrydoll01, 22 October 2006 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmrcnAzTZQw ..

Here is another version …

Link: “Final Fantasy 10 Yuna Dance,” by Alex Lee, 8 June 2008 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PWC6vUext0 ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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The Metaphor ‘to Dress Down’ and Unconscious ‘Acting Out’ . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 April 2018; published on 11 April 2018
Subconscious metaphors: To dress down

Dear Ones,

Here are some thoughts on the metaphor ‘to dress down’ in the context of rites of initiation and rites of manhood, as opposed to the context of hunting and preparing game, and how this might influence rare, rogue acts of murder and cannibalism. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have one of those subconscious metaphors, or unconscious metaphors, that I have been talking about … to talk to you about, right now.

It is called ‘dressing down’ … and it is used in military boot camp, and, I suppose, in other contexts in the military, for officers to discipline their subordinates by ‘dressing them down’. And I think that probably involves … I have seen it in the movies … It is something like yelling at them, calling them names, and demanding that they do exactly what they are supposed to do … what they are told to do.

I think that is called ‘dressing them down’. In the subconscious mind, it may be confused with ‘dressing down’ meat … like when you catch a deer, you kill a deer, and you want to prepare it for your family to eat. So ‘dressing down meat’ … I have seen camps in Colorado, where the hunters go … hunters’ gathering places. And then they go out on expeditions, to hunt game during the hunting season. There are several types of hunting seasons in the fall.

So they have hunting camps, and when they catch the game, they bring them back and ‘dress them down’ there. Then the people can get the fresh meat, after it has already been ‘dressed down’ … ‘Dressed down’ means taking the offal  (the intestines and so forth) out. You prepare the game … You would probably skin it, and prepare the meat for freezing or later cooking.

Basically, we have this one metaphor which means two different things …

One, it means to yell at people, and make sure that they toe the line and obey orders instantly; which is very important in the field of battle, in wartime.

The other has to do with killing game and preparing meat and then eating meat afterwards … that visual image that the unconscious mind takes in … or the subconscious mind … one of them.

The difficulty is that sometimes … in what I would call rogue circumstances … not as a general rule, but in rogue circumstances in the military … it is possible that, in these rites of manhood or of induction into groups … these ‘rites of initiation’ that take place in the boot camp, and in other organizations, such as initiations into street gangs and hazing by college fraternities … during initiation into the group, it can take the form of cannibalism.

So what we want to do is to bring this metaphor out to the conscious Light of the Higher Mind … so that people are not misled into performing acts such as cannibalism, which are not approved by society, and carry great tolls, as far as social opprobrium is concerned. They also affect the Soul in terms of Soul wounding, and cause greater samskaras in the first chakra, which is a very important chakra for staying alive.

So I suggest, in using that term ‘dressing down’, to be very careful not to visualize killing and quartering game. The result will be that there will most likely be very few, or no, rogue instances of murder and cannibalism in the military, in street gangs, in college fraternities, and so on.

Cults that kill (1) are a totally separate thing. Those are rogue cults led by antisocial personalities such as Charles Manson, (2) and Daniel Perez (aka Lou Castro), (3) and so forth. For those, I do not really have a fix right now, since so much malware and malspeak are involved.

The Soul of the leader of a cult that Kills is so malwared up, that it will take time to straighten out that issue with regard to purifying the DNA, and so forth.

I will talk to you all later.

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

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Link: “Community Health: Cults That Kill,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 7 December 2015; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4pb ..

(2) Link: “Charles Manson,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson ..

(3) Link: “Leader of Kansas commune that collected millions in life insurance payouts from dead members is found guilty of drowning female member in swimming pool,” by Cory Charlton for MailOnline, published 18 February 2015, updated 19 February 2015 … http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2958780/Jurors-weigh-case-Kansas-commune-leader-2nd-day.html ..

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On Torture, and Being Tortured . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 2 February 2018

  • A DREAM ABOUT TORTURING SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DIFFERENT
  • ARTICLES ON TORTURE
  • LINKS BETWEEN STREET GANGS AND THE MILITARY
  • ON HARDWIRING OF PERSONAL PERIL AND NATIONAL PERIL IN THE COMBAT VETERAN
  • HAZING AS A RITE OF PASSAGE IN GROUPS OF YOUNG MEN
    • Groups of Young Men and the Issue of PTSD
    • Hypotheses
      • Fight or Flight Response Flip Flop
      • Tortured or Torture Response Flip Flop
  • THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS

Dear Ones,

This blog is about a dream I had about a man who was in danger of being tortured and some research I did because of the dream.

A DREAM ABOUT TORTURING SOMEONE WHO APPEARS TO BE DIFFERENT

I woke up with another dream tonight; this time, I saw what seemed to be a good looking Puerto Rican man, dressed in black, in a dark place … my feeling was, in the woods somewhere. He said to me …

I don’t understand. They hired me as a driver. They said it was important that I speak Latin, but no one here speaks Latin. What should I do?

My higher mind said something rational to him on the clair plane, such as …

Do what you think necessary, considering the situation.

But my gut brain had another message for him … Danger! Danger! … and apparently his gut brain got that message right away.

Gosh, what a dream! There were so many people glommed to that dream, wanting to sit in and observe what might have been about to develop into a ‘torture the one who is different’ dream. Gosh.

ARTICLES ON TORTURE

Just now I did some reading on torture …

Link: “Torture Is a Form of Trauma; Trauma Causes PTSD,” by Mark Dombeck, Ph.D., 1 October 2006, updated 1 September 2016 … In MentalHealth.net … https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/torture-is-a-form-of-trauma-trauma-causes-ptsd/ ..

Link: “This is How It Feels to Torture,” by Lydia DePillis, 11 December 2014, in The Washington Post … https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/12/11/this-is-how-it-feels-to-torture/?utm_term=.dd99b5d131f3 ..

LINKS BETWEEN STREET GANGS AND THE MILITARY

Apparently there is a link between street gangs and the military …

Link: “The FBI Announces Gangs Have Infiltrated Every Branch Of The Military,” by Robert Johnson, 22 October 2011 … http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-gang-assessment-us-military-2011-10 ..

Link: “Are Gang Members Using Military Training?” by James Klatell, CBS, 29 July 2007 …   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-gang-members-using-military-training/ ..

Apparently there are common ‘touch points’, or energy threads, in street gangs and the military, to do with rites of passage for young men.

If street gangs and the military have similar Soul wounding regarding torture or being tortured, for instance, and these dreams of torture flow through the consciousness of both groups, then as healers and Lightworkers we will be unable to ‘clean up’ gangland murders and mafia activities by appealing to the military, or to others who have experienced similar rites of passage. That is because, in the realms of the Dark, their Soul woundings thrill to the same Dark song, at least in this regard.

Rather, as Lightworkers, we must align with God, and seek, with neutral mind, to bring clear Awareness to the process the Divine has undertaken in clearing through the Incoming Light.

ON HARDWIRING OF PERSONAL PERIL AND NATIONAL PERIL IN THE COMBAT VETERAN

In the same way, since the military are trained to protect their country, there is a strong energy thread of protection in the military. In a situation where a military person feels threatened … as when the Incoming Light hits his body cells, causing a panic attack … the first response would be to strike back, to defend oneself. This might take the form of ‘digging in’ … even, maybe, retiring to a light-less basement or the bottom floors of a parking lot … or maybe in attacking people who talk about the changing Light, or suppressing their work, on the theory it affects national security. The short circuit being that they themselves feel insecure, and so therefore the nation may be at peril.

I see this as a result of  recruit training, and also PTSD during combat, as the act of defending the country very clearly imperils the wartime military man as well. Thus, hardwired in, is the understanding that their peril, and that of the country, go hand in hand.

Thus the inaccurate conclusion may be reached that their actions, in defending themselves from perceived peril, are justified in defense of their country. Whereas, in fact, their actions are a ‘defense mechanism’ welling up from their subconscious minds, onto which the light of conscious awareness needs must be shone.

HAZING AS A RITE OF PASSAGE IN GROUPS OF YOUNG MEN

I have  read that group initiation techniques for gang members and for boot camps may involve ‘hazing’, and that this may be a ‘rite of passage’, I note this in young male groups in three contexts: military, street gangs, and college fraternities …

Link: “Your Marine Corps: Investigations Find Hazing at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego,” by Jeff Schogol, 3 May 2017 … https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2017/05/03/investigations-find-hazing-at-marine-corps-recruit-depot-san-diego/ ..

Link: “Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs,” by Mike Carlie, Ph.D., continually updated …  https://people.missouristate.edu/michaelcarlie/what_i_learned_about/gangs/join_a_gang.htm .. I found this factual article to be very informative.

Link: “Hazing: Why Young Men Do It,” by Benjamin Redford, Live Science Contributor, 14 May 2008 … https://www.livescience.com/2528-hazing-young-men.html ..

Apparently, this hazing is a rite of passage for young men. A test of manhood. These tests of manhood can leave scars, both in those tested, and in those that test. And also in out-group members who are the object of manhood tests …

Groups of Young Men and the Issue of PTSD

Apparently, urban violence, putatively sometimes gang-related, causes PTSD in victims of violence …

Link: “Guns: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored: Americans Wounded in Their Own Neighborhoods: Americans in violent neighborhoods are developing PTSD at rates similar to combat veterans. Why aren’t hospitals screening them? It costs money,” by Lois Beckett, 3 February 2014 … https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ptsd-crisis-thats-being-ignored-americans-wounded-in-their-own-neighbor ..

In addition, membership in street gangs apparently can cause PTSD …

Link: “Gang Membership: Links to Violence Exposure, Paranoia, PTSD, Anxiety, and Forced Control of Behavior in Prison,” by J. Wood and S. Dennard, in Psychiatry. 2017 Spring;80(1):30-41. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2016.1199185 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28409716 ..

From my reading, there is anecdotal evidence of PTSD for military recruits, especially those who are asked to leave the military; and also to do with combat experience.

From this, I gather there are issues of PTSD for groups of young men who experience being hazed, or who haze, and for out-group members whom they may haze.

Hypotheses

Fight or Flight Response Flip Flop. In earlier blogs, I mentioned that the fight or flight response can flip flop back and forth … One moment a person is in panic mode, and the next they may turn, on the astral plane, to attack mode. I have clair heard this happen time after time on the astral plane.

Tortured or Torture Response Flip Flop. Could it also be that physical experiences of being tortured, or of torturing, might flip back and forth as well? On the physical plane, could a person who has been hazed in a rite of passage flip to ‘I will torture’ mode? Could it be that groups of young men who have been initiated through hazing might expand torture activities to include people outside the gang? Say, with planned intervals of rape or torture, as a way to reinforce camaraderie?

THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS

The issue, as I see it, is that acts of torture are not condoned by society. Thus, repeated acts of rape or torture may result in social sanctions, possibly even brutal social sanctions such as capital punishment.

Thus I propose that those involved in planned intervals of rape or torture seek expert help in determining the trigger points, so that they themselves can put a damper on ‘acting out’. Acting out puts a damper on Soul healing, because every instance of acting out … such as torturing a person perceived to be ‘different’ from oneself … compounds the original Soul wounding. Thus I suggest the various forms of therapy for PTSD that are available today …

Link: “Preventing Gang Violence by Offering a Community,” by Allen Fennewald, 21 December 2016 … http://youthtoday.org/2016/12/preventing-gang-violence-by-offering-a-community/ ..

Link: “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,” from the NIH: National Institute of Mental Health …  https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml ..

Headway made through therapy clears the way for the process of Soul healing through the Incoming Light can be expedited.

I also feel it might be good for each group of young men to consider what would be the optimum test of manhood within the context of that group, taking into consideration the issues of PTSD and the future need for adjustment to mainstream life as they mature and have families of their own.

Well, that is all I have for now on this very difficult topic.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Three Walking Meditations . gifted by Spirit, through Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 12 December 2017

Dear Ones,

Here are three walking meditations gifted by Spirit, through Alice B. Clagett …

Link: “Walking Meditation #1: HEART,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 March 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-2PO ..

Link: “Walking Meditation #2. ENERGY,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 March 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-2PU ..

Link: “Walking Meditation #3: THIRD-EYE POINT,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 March 2015; republished on 12 December 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-2PM ..

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I Am of the Stars
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