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‘Take Shelter’ . movie review by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 19 July 2021

Image: “Apokalipse,” by Albert Goodwin, 1903, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse-Albert_Goodwin.jpg … public domain

Image: “Apokalipse,” by Albert Goodwin, 1903, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse-Albert_Goodwin.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

I skimmed through the movie ‘Take Shelter’ the other day …

Link: “Take Shelter,” IMDb … https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675192/ ..

I find the movie interesting because the recurring images experienced by the male protagonist seem like what I term ‘image words’ from the gut brain (the subconscious mind’s vocabulary). It is good how the ending shows that a family can stand together and shelter in faith in each other, and love of each other, even if the subconscious mind is creating what the Ascensioneers call ‘vivid waking dreams’, in the case of the movie, more like vivid waking nightmares.

The movie also shows how one person’s fearful ‘mental filter’ (that of the husband in the movie) can influence another person (in this case the wife) to take on the same ‘mental filter’.

As a phenomenon, the tendency of the human mind to broadcast mental filters can be either good or bad. The difference has to do with the tenor of the emotional portion of the images that are broadcast. Is the emotion negative or positive? That is the key to the effect that broadcasting of one’s own mental filters has on other people.

For instance, in the movie ‘Take Shelter’ one of the visually striking images that recur in the mind of the male protagonist is a ‘murmuration’ of birds, perhaps starlings or sparrows. This is an aerial phenomenon rather like the simultaneous turning and wheeling motion of schools of fish in the water …

Video: “School of Fish,” by Earth Rangers, 25 July 2012 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su1en9Vxpog ..

In the movie ‘Take Shelter’, the male protagonist feels a recurring anxious feeling, a feeling of  foreboding. It is, I feel, because of the negative tenor of his emotion that he takes his recurring image of a murmuration of dark-colored birds to be an omen of impending apocalypse.

Yet many people see a murmuration of birds, and feel joy or wonderment when they see it. Such is the case with the young women in this video …

Video: “Murmuration (Official Video) by Sophie Windsor Clive & Liberty Smith,” by IslandsAndRivers 2 December 2011 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNqhi2ka9k ..

It is clear, then, that it is the feeling that accompanies visualization of an image that causes its perception as a good image or a bad image.

When a person has recurring images popping up from the subconscious mind, and when these images are accompanied by a strongly negative emotion … one that is hard to deal with without ‘acting out’ … then psychologists might term that condition Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (as with COVID stress). Or they might term it ‘generalized anxiety’; or if the emotions get out of hand, they might term it ‘panic attack’. There is also the psychological term ‘paranoid schizophrenia’, which I gather might be a label for recurring ‘panic attacks’ as in the movie.

Broadcasting of mental filters has a good effect in cases where a person’s mental filters allow him to send forth uplifting images from the subconscious mind. In these instances, families or groups such as social circles and church congregations can stand together with courage against adversity.

Broadcasting of mental filters has a bad effect in cases such as that in the movie, where the protagonist’s fearful mental images cause his wife to become fearful, and cause his Ohio small town community to turn against him and label him mentally imbalanced. Broadcasting of negatively aspected mental filters can, I feel, cause what is termed ‘folie à deux’, ‘folie à famille’, ‘folie à coterie’ (that is, a delusion shared by two people, by a family, or by a small group); or in the case of crowds of people, ‘mass hysteria’. The latter may take place across a town, or across a nation, or even … due to the near-instantaneous nature of global communication … worldwide, as is the case with COVID fears.

Please do not misunderstand: It is not that we ought not take proper precautions regarding COVID; it is just that negatively aspected images to do with COVID can cause inappropriate actions … or no action at all, when action is in fact needed so as to preserve life. For instance, it may well be that COVID vaccines are a ‘hard sell’ worldwide because people are experiencing ‘fawn’, ‘freeze’, or ‘flop’ types of threat responses after taking in too much in the way of online images that cause them to feel the emotion of fear regarding COVID.

In cases where a person is affected by other people’s broadcasting of negatively aspected mental filters (such as with the relentless COVID newscasts last year), the person must learn to view negatively aspected mental images with a neutral mind, as does the male protagonist in the movie ‘Take Shelter’. Through cutting down on visual intake of negative images … for instance, by limiting one’s viewing of negative images online … anxiety about the future can be dealt with nonreactively. Or one may simply stand strong and still, while the image is visualized, until the negative feeling ebbs away.

That means to me that the true ‘shelter’ for one’s mind is a strong, still, neutral stance of mind despite the ups and downs of daily life.

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

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Masked Mummery: What If a Person Wore a Satan Mask While Having Sex? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 4 September 2018; revised and republished on 4 July 2021

Dear Ones,

What has been coming up in the dream world for clearing, for quite some time now, is this dream: There are a group of people, one woman, several men, and a young child, who engage in a sexual rite, a ‘Masked Sexual Mummery’, on the full moon each month.

Everyone wears Devil outfits, even the young child, whose role is to tantalize and also shake down for blackmail, if that child trafficking line is crossed by the adult members of the troupe. In the dream, one person gets to play the head Devil, and wears a pretty bodaciously evil costume.

Why the masks and costumes? Could be the people in the dream just liked to wear these clothes while having sex … Maybe they find it titivating. Too, when people wear masks while having sex, there is less of a possibility of blackmail through surreptitious movie-making.

Let’s say there is one person who sometimes acts in this performance, a person who loves to feel his heart energy while having sex. He is a very important person, a person of power who, in daily life, has to deal with the low life of the world. He encounters all kinds of really bad people. But he himself has the highest ideals. How then may he hold this disparity?

Masked sexual mummery is one way to resolve the issue: He can feel his heart, while transforming the energy of all those of evil inclinations he encounters in daily life, by assuming the garb … taking on the role … pretending to be really evil.

It might be his way of doing what we Lightworkers call Transformation through the Light; and what Christians call the Sacrament of Communion … a way to uplift the Profane through the sacred energy of the human heart. That might be the conscious intent behind the Masked Sexual Mummery, whether it be something acted out in the third dimension (3D), or whether it be simply a recurring sexual fantasy.

Through the dream world, though, I am getting that there may be unintended consequences of such an act. These have to do with the subconscious mind.

Orgasm is one of the most powerful means of upliftment for humankind; contrarily, it can be a powerful tool for the degradation of humankind. Masks have a very powerful impact on the subconscious mind. It could be the person who has this daydream, or else the people involved in the 3D Mummery … as the case may be … And the full moon is the most powerful time of month for transformation, whether for good or for ill.

It could be that the act of orgasm … while wearing a mask symbolizing evil … imprints upon the subconscious mind, month after month, the conviction that the act of sex is evil, and that the person wearing the mask is the personage portrayed by the mask. The subconscious mind of the masked person may begin to feel that it is the Devil, or that it is in league with the Devil, or that it has made a deal with the Devil, or has sold its Soul to the Devil. Like that.

Subconscious minds … being, as they are, the part of the Iceberg of the Human Mind touching the wavelets of the polar seas I term the Unconscious Thought Cloud of the World … are all connected. What is beneath one man’s ‘belt’ is beneath my belt as well, and beneath yours, and beneath the belt of every human being on Earth.

Once a man’s subconscious mind becomes convinced it is in league with the Devil, before long, the subconscious mind of everyone on Earth will be as convinced of this fantasy as he is.

He being a powerful man, his colleagues will begin to feel that he is a pretty scary guy; maybe even the Devil himself. Then, deep in their subconscious minds, they will need to make a choice: Will I live in fear, or will I turn to courage and strength of heart?

The subconscious mind does not work in a logical way. It works through symbols, images and metaphor. It attributes a particular emotion to a particular symbol or image … not a thought, but generally speaking, a strong emotion.

Thus when the subconscious minds of the associates of this person visualize him, they ‘see’ the Devil, and they feel fear. Their Soul says: Fear not! This fear that I have is simply a fiction of my subconscious mind. 

So then the subconscious mind says, in that peculiar, short-cut kind of way that is typical of its operation: There is no Devil! If challenged about it, the subconscious mind will say, defensively: Everyone on Earth agrees with me about this.

This is not entirely true. That courage is a better emotion than fear is unarguable. That their associate … who monthly assumes the aspect of Satan … is not the Devil himself, is also  unarguable. That they need not fear the Devil is a given. That the act of sex is a sacred act, through which we may find communion with God, is a Truth I hold to be self-evident; a Truth even greater than the great truths of which Thomas Jefferson (1) once spoke.

Our right to uplift the world through joyful orgasm is the unalienable right of every human being on Earth. This is the fundament of the human being, the great transforming act that which enlivens us, and sets us free, and makes us happy.

If joyful orgasm may bring us to the very feet of God, then what may Satan be? Can we even propose that a being such as Satan exists?

Yes, I feel, Satan does exist. He prowls the waves of the Unconscious Thought Cloud of the World in the form of a man who wears the mask of a Devil while performing this, God’s most sacred act of Sexual Communion.

Satan is that which calls the act of sex Evil. Satan is that which feels the act of sex to be Profane. Satan is that which must wear a mask before the very throne of God.

Let us remove the masks, and meet God face to face, whether it be in this once monthly act of bliss, in peaceful contemplation, in worship, in celebration of our working life, in communion with the family of man, or in nightly Surrender to the Divine.

Let us set Satan aside, and find God each moment, in the air that enters our lungs, vivifying this human form. Let us find Him in the outreached hand clasping the hand of those we encounter on life’s path; in the eyes of the children that trust in us, and in the words of those like Thomas Jefferson, who know with certain surety that Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness are God’s gifts to each of us.

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

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FOOTNOTE

(1) From the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, and enacted by Congress on 4 July 1776 …

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. ” — from Link: “Declaration of Independence,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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For Lightworkers: On Standing with Courage in Physical Form . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 16 March 2021

  • LET US STAND WITH COURAGE IN PHYSICAL FORM
  • ON DEFLECTING THE PREDATOR-PREY MENTAL FILTER OF THE ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY
  • HOW THE ANGELIC REALM AND THE DEMONIC REALM HELP US ATTAIN SOUL WISDOM THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF FREE WILL

Dear Ones,

I like this painting very much indeed …

Image: “World of Warcraft Deathwing Video Game: Dragon Thrall Wallpaper” … https://images4.alphacoders.com/195/195504.jpg … DESCRIPTION: On the left, a great dragon, its heart on fire like a living coal on which the breath of courage has been breathed. On the right is Thrall, a green-skinned giant, holding a round, magical mirror that reflects the red Light of the Dragon.

FOR LIGHTWORKERS: LET US STAND WITH COURAGE IN PHYSICAL FORM

The painting reminds me that we Lightworkers, Pathfinders, Wayshowers, and healers must be full of courage even when the odds are greatly daunting.

For instance, yesterday there were three gang members in the parking lot of the coffee shop where I went for a grilled cheese sandwich. One was chasing after a young woman, and the others were trying to intimidate me.

Then, despite storm clouds overhead, I went to the park. As I walked, a man arrived and began walking with his pitbull. The pitbull took one look at me and came rushing to attack me. Go figure!

We Lightworkers and healers must stand undaunted against the challenges of life in physical form. Like Thrall on the right side of the painting, we must take our stand against the perils we encounter, no matter how daunting they may appear. We must do so in the Now, on the spur of the moment, at the very instant we sense, through intuition, that danger lies before us. That is the one lesson I got from this painting.

FOR LIGHTWORKERS: ON DEFLECTING THE PREDATOR-PREY MENTAL FILTER OF THE ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY

I had another, and quite a different take on the painting. It went like this: The sociopath might perceive a Lightworker’s or a healer’s heart like the energy on the left of the painting, and feel threatened by it, like Thrall on the right. Yet, I feel, the redness and danger that the sociopath senses in those others may have to do with his own mental and emotional filters, which may seem to color other beings with anger and with threat energy. 

I feel it to be best for us Lightworkers and healers to feel love in our hearts, for our own sake. Only a strong and loving heart can keep our own physical and subtle bodies in good health in the third dimension. If we feel negative emotions such as fear, anger, or despair when confronted with the threat energy of the antisocial personality, then we harm our own bodies of Light, and momentarily dim our chances of survival in physical form.

But what of those who feel it is their life mission to squash love? Then if I feel love towards them in particular, they sense an attack on their mission, and respond with negative thoughts and emotions. For now, I thought I might try working with my own heart energy, and then sending love to all beings everywhere (as in the Metta prayer of the Buddhists).

It feels to me it is as if we human beings are hardwired to relate one-on-one. But there are those (such as antisocial personalities) with whom Lightworkers and healers cannot relate one-on-one, because it results in our own heart being injured.

Right now I am thinking maybe I could sidestep the one-to-one wiring in my human thinking and emotions, and avoid dings to my body of Light because of astral run-ins with antisocial personalities, by offering blessings for the All and expressing appreciation of Free Will.

By blessing all beings everywhere, I hope to avoid attracting the one-on-one attention of human sociopaths and of ‘astral rascals’.

HOW THE ANGELIC REALM AND THE DEMONIC REALM HELP US ATTAIN SOUL WISDOM THROUGH THE EXERCISE OF FREE WILL

11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God….”

–Ephesians 6: 11-17 (KJV)

Free will is the Creator’s tool for Soul evolution and development of Soul wisdom for all human beings, here in the third dimension. Of course, astral rascals have not the gift of Soul evolution, nor that of Free Will … any more so than do the Angels. They grow and mature into adult beings. Some work for the Dark and others for the Light. Through their very nature they adhere to these principles: affinity for the Dark, or else for the Light. But though they have not the gift of Free Will, yet they have the very great gift of assisting God in manifesting the play of Light and Dark in this, the third dimension. For that I can be, and ever am, very grateful.

Human beings have the gift of Free Will, and so may chose to express the Light or the relative Dark through their actions here on Earth. It is through the tutelage or interception of the forces of Light and Dark … the beings of the Angelic Realm …

Image: “The Guardian Angel,” by Gioacchino Assereto, between 1625 and 1630, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gioacchino_Assereto_(1600-1649)_-_The_Guardian_Angel_-_1948P35_-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg … public domain

Image: “The Guardian Angel,” by Gioacchino Assereto, between 1625 and 1630, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gioacchino_Assereto_(1600-1649)_-_The_Guardian_Angel_-_1948P35_-_Birmingham_Museums_Trust.jpg … public domain

… or the Demonic Realm …

Image: “The Temptation of Christ,” by Ary Scheffer, 1854, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854).jpg … public domain

Image: “The Temptation of Christ,” by Ary Scheffer, 1854, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854).jpg … public domain

… that God adds the exclamation marks to our human choices of right action or wrong action in our worldly affairs.

As a LIghtworker, I am grateful for the striking contrast of Angelic or Demonic intervention when I exercise Free Will. For those of us with an ear attuned to the differences between the opposing effects of intervention by beings of the astral positive and the astral negative realms, it becomes possible to sense, in the here and Now, the right or wrong of our actions. These beings, through their outpouring of Light and love, or conversely, through their evil murmurs in my (left) astral ear, allow me to plum the wisdom of my actions on Earth.

As well, I feel, through God’s gift of human incarnations in different timelines and dimensions, human beings can attain ever greater Soul wisdom. That wisdom is gleaned from their darker choices in the darker timelines and dimensions in which they are incarnate, as well as from their lighter choices in the lighter timelines and dimensions in which they incarnate. Thus the Lightworker can feel good about all the Free Will choices made by human beings on Earth.

This is the play of Duality, the school of all our Souls. Our choices, both good and bad, are made more poignant … more full of anguish or of the great virtues … love, hope, charity, peace of mind, joy in the moment of the Now … by the helping presence of the creatures God has provided to work with us through the Demonic Realm and the Angelic Realm.

With this o’erarching viewpoint, I feel gratitude for God’s gift of Free Will to human beings; to His gift of angels and astral rascals to highlight our moral decisions, moment to moment; and to the play of karma and the blessing of dharma (of aligning with God’s grace) in this world,

That way I can feel good about, and remain neutral to, the many choices of action made by the many beings here in the physical and astral realities of Earth. That is my aspiration.

With gratitude for the painter of the “World of Warcraft Deathwing Video Game: Dragon Thrall Wallpaper,” I am

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

For more on the All and Free Will, see … Link: “The Law of One: The Ra Material” … https://www.lawofone.info/ … Search the category: Law of One  … and search the terms: Free Will  … and … All 

NOTE: The green-skinned figure on the right of the painting reminds me of earlier paintings of orks I found online. Some of these are fierce and cruel, as in the first renditions of the drawings. Others are fierce but good. Perhaps there are two races of orks, and the figure in this painting belongs to the latter, more benign race of powerful beings.

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Emotions and ‘Deals with the Devil’ . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 9 March 2021

Image: “Pope Sylvester II and the Devil,” by artist Martinus Oppaviensis, also known as Martin von Troppau and Martinus Polonus, circa 1460, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silvester_II._and_the_Devil_Cod._Pal._germ._137_f216v.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “Illustration from Cod. Pal. germ. 137, Folio 216v Martinus Oppaviensis, Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum.” On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right. The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence. … COMMENT: Martinus Oppaviensis created the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum” between the years 1277 and 1286; he did so at the suggestion of Pope Clement IV, for whom the memory of Pope Sylvester II (years 999 to 1003) may have been bitter. There is a legend that this earlier pope had made a deal with the devil out of ambition for his career. The illustration above is one pasted over the first in the Codex as its popularity grew over the centuries. –In part, excerpted and paraphrased from Link: “Cod. Pal. Germ. 137: Martinus Oppaviensis: ‘Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum’ (Pope-Kaiser-Chronik), German,” in Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg … http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/en/bpd/glanzlichter/oberdeutsche/lauber/cpg137.html ..

Image: “Pope Sylvester II and the Devil,” by artist Martinus Oppaviensis, also known as Martin von Troppau and Martinus Polonus, circa 1460, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silvester_II._and_the_Devil_Cod._Pal._germ._137_f216v.jpg … public domain …

DESCRIPTION: “Illustration from Cod. Pal. germ. 137, Folio 216v Martinus Oppaviensis, Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum.” On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right. The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence. …

COMMENT: Martinus Oppaviensis created the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum” between the years 1277 and 1286; he did so at the suggestion of Pope Clement IV, for whom the memory of Pope Sylvester II (years 999 to 1003) may have been bitter. There is a legend that this earlier pope had made a deal with the devil out of ambition for his career. The illustration above is one pasted over the first in the Codex as its popularity grew over the centuries.

–In part, excerpted and paraphrased from … Link: “Cod. Pal. Germ. 137: Martinus Oppaviensis: ‘Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum’ (Pope-Kaiser-Chronik), German,” in Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg … http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/en/bpd/glanzlichter/oberdeutsche/lauber/cpg137.html ..

  • THE LEGEND OF POPE SYLVESTER II AND THE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
  • ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION: POSITIVE EMOTION AS A KEY TO HARMONY AND UNITY OF VOICE AND FEELING
  • MAKING A CHOICE: WILL IT BE ‘TEAM DARK’ OR OUR ASCENSION TEAM?

Dear Ones,

I have quite an unusual image for you today. It is a later illustration of a legend popular in medieval times, to do with a deal with the devil. The illustration above was pasted over an illustration in the “Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum,” which was created between the years 1277 and 1286 by the artist Martinus Oppaviensis, who was also known as Martinus Polonus and Martin von Troppau (after the place of this birth).

On the left is Pope Sylvester II, regally attired in a white robe with a red cloak over it. A papal crown is on his head. He is smiling peacefully and looking at a being on the right.

The being on the right is humanoid, but has cloven hoofs, dark skin, and short, spikey wings. It has horns like a cow and long ears with little hairs on their undersides. On its face is a sad expression. On its abdomen is a face that looks like that of the Pope. On its knees, buttocks, and elbows are faces as well, but these are misshapen. The face on the being’s buttocks seems to be emitting red fumes; this may be a ribald joke about flatulence.

THE LEGEND OF POPE SYLVESTER II AND THE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

The story behind the illustration is a little like that in the legend of Pan Twardowski …

Link: “Deals with the Devil: The Legend of Pan Twardowski ,” retold by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 7 February 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-loy ..

The story goes that the scholar Gerbert of Aurillac had is run-ins with the devil. He was said to be able to speak with the devil, and wanted to know what his chances for advancement in the world might be. According to the legend, he had a way of inquiring of the devil about future events. When he asked, he received a mystifying response regarding 3 ‘R’ words. In retrospect, the prophecy was held to be true, because he held three positions with the letter ‘R’ in them: Archbishop of Rheims (991-997), Archbishop of Ravenna (998-999), and Pope of Rome (999-1003). –excerpted and paraphrased from Link: “Illustration of Pope Sylvester II and the Devil from the Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum,” 21 May 2020, by The Historians Hut … https://thehistorianshut.com/2020/05/21/illustration-of-pope-sylvester-ii-and-the-devil-from-the-chronicon-pontificum-et-imperatorum/ ..

There is another legend that the scholar Gerbert of Aurillac made a deal with a female demon named Meridiana (meaning ‘Sundial’) that he should become pope. In return for this favor, the demon offered a trick reminiscent of the that in the legend of Pan Twardowski. The devil said the scholar must never say a Mass in Jerusalem. Forgetful of the trickiness of the devil, the scholar later offered the Mass in a church named “Holy Cross of Jerusalem.”

That was close enough for the devil, who attacked him right there in the church; but Pope Sylvester II repented and was saved. –from Link: “Sylvester II,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sylvester_II ..

ANOTHER INTERPRETATION OF THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION: POSITIVE EMOTION AS A KEY TO HARMONY AND UNITY OF VOICE AND FEELING

From the stance of a Lightworker, and to do with New Life on New Earth, I have another interpretation for the above image. This has to do with the effect of positive and negative emotions on our perception of the astral realm through telepathy.

From my clair experience, I know that each part of the body has a telepathic voice of its own. For instance, each chakra has its own voice, whose register and messages have to do with the purpose of the chakra. Each of our four minds … unconscious, subconscious, conscious, and superconscious … also has its own voice.

The joints and organs of the body also have their own voice, if they are in pain or feeling out of sorts. Could that be what is depicted as the faces in the knees and elbows of the being on the right?

In the image, you can see that the ‘gut brain’ face on the being to the right is like the face on the man on the left. How can that be, that the one, holy being on the left might have a face like that of the injured being on the right?

Could it be that face on the right is a depiction of the subconscious mind … the ‘gut brain’ … of the holy person on the left?

Why is it that the being on the right has big ears with little hairs on their undersides? Could this indicate how the subconscious mind logs onto the astral chatter in the noosphere?

What may we do to combine all the faces and voices of the subconscious mind … like those on the being to the right … into one face and and one holy body that has not those big ears to hear the astral chatter? I feel that positive emotions are the key to this happy and holy state of being, as depicted by the person on the left.

We must let go all negative emotions … all sadness, all fear, all despair, all anger, all hatred, all cruel feeling, all desire to threaten or bully others; and all receptivity to those emotions when sent through the astral airs to our astral ears. Instead, through our intention and through our joyful actions, we must foster positive emotions … joy, courage, faith, hope, kindness, a peaceful feeling, and the like.

It is our positive emotions that unite the disparate voices of our being into one happy, holy self. When we feel happy, courageous, and full of hope our 37 trillion body cells sing the same song, in harmony with our own heart.

MAKING A CHOICE: WILL IT BE ‘TEAM DARK’ OR OUR ASCENSION TEAM?

It seems to me possible that our experience of positive emotions helps us avoid the astral rascals, the negative astral beings popularly termed ‘devils’. These beings from the Demonic realm or ‘Team Dark,’ as it is termed, might offer us ‘deals with the devil’ that seem good on the face of it, but are likely to lead to greater disharmony, greater lack of unity in our person, and a dissonant incoming astral chatter.

When we experience positive states of mind and emotion those ‘astral rascals’ just fly off. Our astral ears might no longer hear their noxious chatter. Instead, our hearts might tune in to the wisdom and gifts of our Ascension teams. What a welcome change, would you not say?

Speaking of that, I have come up with a positive affirmation to say when I wake up in the morning. I feel it helps start the day on a positive note. Our Ascension Teams are always waiting for a chance to bring us peace and love and Light and joy … Ascension gifts and the new clairs. It makes them happy to make us happy. So, first thing in the morning I thought I would say:

I am well grounded and A-OK.
My Team will bring me blessings today!

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

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Sekhmet . composite drawing by Alice B. Clagett

Created and published on 8 December 2020

Dear Ones,

Here is a new composite I just created, just in time for the incoming geostorm expected to be up to G-3 and to arrive tomorrow …

Composite Image: “Hathor Lion Aspect: Sekhmet,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … CREDITS: “Face detail from Ida B. Wells circa 1895 by Cihak and Zima,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Face_detail,_from-_Ida_B._Wells_circa_1895_by_Cihak_and_Zima_(cropped).jpg … public domain … and … “Female Asiatic Lioness in Gir Forest,” by Sumeet Moghe, 26 November 2014 … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

Composite Image: “Hathor Lion Aspect: Sekhmet,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, 8 December 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

CREDITS: “Face detail from Ida B. Wells circa 1895 by Cihak and Zima,” in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Face_detail,_from-_Ida_B._Wells_circa_1895_by_Cihak_and_Zima_(cropped).jpg … public domain … and … “Female Asiatic Lioness in Gir Forest,” by Sumeet Moghe, 26 November 2014 … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported

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

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Don’t Be Roast ‘Pigeon’ for a Crime Gang!

Written and published on 28 September 2020, by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “The Conjurer,” by Workshop of Hieronymus Bosch, between 1496 and 1520, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hieronymus_Bosch_051.jpg … public domain

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Dear Ones,

Here is a law enforcement ‘what if’ for grassroots neighborhood watch nationwide, and also for law enforcement in our towns and cities …

Let’s say a crime gang … such as one of the United States ‘mobs’ or mafias, or a street gang, or an outlaw gang, or a flimflam group of confidence men … were to be in the habit of cultivating patsies (fat ‘pigeons’ they could pluck).

You may have heard of ‘keeping double books’? This next move is a little like that, but instead they might keep ‘double organizations’.

Here would be the move: They might put up a socially suave ‘yuppie’ front, named ‘such-and-such’. This would be a respect-worthy non-profit organization, a 501(c), and lure the mark into the front organization.

At the same time they might put up a ‘back’ corporation by the same name. The advantage of the ‘back’ corporation might be that it would be harder to track who has the money. For instance, the members of the ‘back’ organization, might be corporate entities rather than people, and so the ‘back’ corporation might represent a tax ‘maze’ for the IRS. Thus it might be a money laundering vehicle, I feel. The idea might be to grab some of the mark’s money as a ‘donation’ to a nonprofit, then launder it through the ‘shell’ corporations which operate a little like the famous flimflam ‘shell games’. That way they might avoid taxation by the IRS.

Then the crime gang spends time gaining the confidence of their ‘pigeon’.

Let’s say the gang has a favored ‘take-down’, that has been working like clockwork for years. For instance, they might have on tap …

  • a consigliere (a mob lawyer),
  • a medical doctor, a medical therapist ‘angel of death’, a psychiatrist and a psychologist,
  • and a law enforcement officer,
  • all working under a mob boss posing as or having ‘under his finger’ a financial advisor.

The MO might be to first to capture the pigeon’s finances through the financial adviser, then misdiagnose the pigeon with a terminal physical illness or a mental illness, then when the pigeon is in a health care facility, to send in the medical therapist ‘angel of death’ for the kill.

Put yourself in the shoes of the ‘pigeon’: A take-down has just been attempted. By God’s grace (and His alone) you have escaped unscathed. The mob has your number, and they know you know their game.

What will they do, you wonder? They will pursue you and kill you, so as to prevent knowledge of their crime gang and their MO from leaking out to law enforcement and the AARP Bulletin’s crime prevention column. They will do what it takes to silence you for good.

Recognizing the deck is stacked and the odds are not in your favor, you the ‘pigeon’ make a run for it back to your home town.

But they know where you live! Through their carefully picked false authorities, and through weight of numbers and collusionary agreement amongst themselves, they present a fraudulent report to your local law enforcement agency to the effect that you have committed the very crimes that are the bread-and-butter of their own crime gang.

An example might be like this: The mob consigliere or his local law enforcement ‘bird in the hand’ tips your local law enforcement precinct that you are a drug trafficker with a drug habit and a street walker.

So your local law enforcement, at considerable expense, stakes out your home to discern your activities. Weeks go by. Your own precinct figures it must have gotten a false lead, and puts a mental question mark by the name of the consigliere or sheriff who provided the false lead.

But they still have a question mark by your own name. So when you go down to your precinct to explain about the crime gang, and offer what you can in the way of names and photos, they decline to accept what you have to offer.

Let’s say your precinct suggests you the ‘pigeon’ go to the FBI. That would make sense for a multi-state crime gang. Our local law enforcement agencies, I feel, are set up to preserve law and order in our local communities, not fight crime nationwide.

I note that the FBI has an online form to report crime tips. Let’s say you go online and make a lengthy report about the crime family … names and addresses, photos, whatever you may have.

Weeks go by. You begin to wonder … Maybe the FBI is swamped with crime reports. Maybe they are understaffed, and can only work on the most ‘in your face’ instances of crime nationwide. Or maybe they just do not believe you. Let’s say … whatever the cause … you the ‘pigeon on the run’ do not hear back from the FBI. And you notice there is no way to contact them personally about it, what with COVID and all.

The crime gang is still hot on the tail of you, their mark who escaped the take-down. You have exhausted the usual crime prevention resources. What to do?

To preserve one’s own life is, I feel, a noteworthy accomplishment when the odds are this stacked. Here is my suggestion: Why not ‘Yelp’ what you have? Put it online, send copies to family, friends, and your Neighborhood Watch, and to any interested lawyers, free of charge. Make sure the crime family knows you have broadcast this information.

The more people who know what you know, the less important it will be to the crime family to end your life.

It seems to me possible that the low-down on crime gangs nationwide is at hand, and just under our noses. We the people of the United States can help mitigate the damage done by crime gangs in America.

Even if our local law enforcement’s hands are tied, even if the FBI does not respond to our plea, we can act on our own behalf, and for the sake of crime prevention in our local communities.

The means at hand, I feel, is grassroots communication. After all, knowledge is power. The pen is mightier than the sword. Let us take up our handhelds and provide that knowledge of the nefarious endeavors of crime mobs to everyone with an ear to hear it.

God bless each of you with courage to soldier on in these stressful times. May we stand together, in communities large and small, against crime and for peaceful, prosperous endeavor.

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

See also my blog categories: Confidence games  …  Crime families – cults that kill – outlaw gangs – street gangs  …  False authority  …  Murder  …  Secret service  …  Take-down …  and …  Taxes

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Sign in the Trees: Courage versus Taking Life Easy . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 26 September 2020; published on 27 September 2020
Location: Lake Piru, Ventura County, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a short video about the relative advantages of the courage and virtue in this time between the Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice 2020 …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

It is the week after the Autumnal Equinox 2020. And here is a sign for you; it is a sign, not in the clouds, but in the trees. It is a sign of a way to enjoy life until the Winter Solstice in December …

Image: “Sign in the Trees: Courage versus Taking Life Easy,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sign in the Trees: Courage versus Taking Life Easy,” by Alice B. Clagett, 26 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

All right, here is the sign in the trees: We have a tree that is standing upright, very courageously; and another tree that decided to bend with the breeze and take life easy. You can see it seems to be just about as happy, and full of green life, as the tree that is doing sentinel duty right beside it.

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

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