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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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