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The Truth about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory . references to Theosophy . with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Created on 10 July 2013; revised on 6 May 2018

  • WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL?
  • KAMALOKA: THE DESIRE WORLD OF THEOSOPHY
  • DEVACHAN: THE HEAVEN WORLDS ON THE HIGHER MENTAL PLANE

Dear Ones,

Here are references to teachings about the Afterlife from the School of Theosophy, along with comments by me to do with Ascension …

WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN AND HELL?

The Theosophist William Walker Atkinson (aka Swami Panchadasi) describes how very different are the beliefs among the major religions of the world, regarding the afterlife. Some describe heaven, or hell, or purgatory, or limbo. Others speak of a great sleep, on passing, until the Day of Judgment at the end of the world …

Citation: “The Astral World: Its Scenes, Dwellers, and Phenomena,” by William Walker Atkinson, “Chapter VI. Disembodied Souls,”    … from the fifth full paragraph beginning “Let us move …” through the second sentence in the seventh paragraph, ending “… all the truth.”

Theosophists have a different, and I feel, in some instances, a far more hopeful and heart-settling set of teachings. They feel that Souls do sort, on the astral plane, after passing from physical form. But all Souls eventually slip into sleep in the Heaven Worlds of the Afterlife after their Astral Work in the Afterlife is done.

KAMALOKA: THE DESIRE WORLD OF THEOSOPHY

The Astral Work referred to here is that in which Souls experience Kamaloka …  the ‘Desire World’ … as it is termed in the School of Theosophy. The work that is done is to purify the astral body, removing the dross of dissonant energies. This may take only a little time, or very much longer.

The type of experience a Soul has during this Astral interval depends on the relative grossness or refinement of its Astral body. Or as we say in an Ascension context, the distortions in its body of light. Also referred to in Hindu texts as the samskaras, or by Judy Satori …  https://judysatori.com/ … as karmic miasmic distortions.

In terms of the Christian faith, a person who has led a very sinful life on Earth, might well have experiences in Kamaloka that are like the Christian notion of Hell. A person who has led a reasonable life on Earth … though not particularly religious or spiritual … might experience what some Christian faiths term Purgatory. A child who passes on before the age of reason, or a person who has led a saintly or spiritual life, might experience only a little time in a state some Christian faiths term Limbo.

There is quite a good explanation of the Astral Afterlife, according to Theosophy, here …

Citation: “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 … “Chapter XIII: After-Death Life: Principles,” pp. 112-119.

The following two chapters are also quite informative. These are “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” pp. 120-135, and “Chapter XV: The After-Death Life: Special Cases,” pp. 136-143.

Here is a brief overview of the Soul’s afterlife stay in Kamaloka, the Desire World:

Citation: “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 … See: “Chapter XXIII. Astral Death,” p 204, from paragraph 1, beginning “We have now …” through paragraph 4, ending: ” heaven-world.”

DEVACHAN: THE HEAVEN WORLDS ON THE HIGHER MENTAL PLANE

When, during the Astral interval, the astral body has been purified of impure feelings and desires, a residue of desire, or kama, is left behind in Kamaloka. The higher ego (the true ‘I’) becomes free to pass on to a very different form of Afterlife experience …  that of the heaven worlds, which, in Theosophy, are termed Devachan.

The Theosophists feel that all Souls  eventually rise from the Hellworlds, Purgatory Worlds, or Limbo they were experiencing on the Astral Plane, to Devachan, the Heaven Worlds. Theirs, then is a more hopeful notion than that professed by many major religions.

In Devachan, those who passed on with desires to accomplish creative work (such as to create a great piece of music) or to exist in a paradise, or to be in a congregation of Souls of their own religion, or to accomplish intellectual or scientific work, can live out their dreams, till their desires to do these things fades. In addition, the work these Souls do in Devachan can be carried forward with them into a new incarnation, and so may aid the development of humankind.

At times, too, disembodied Souls in Devachan may be may offer their creative work as a gift to aspiring creative artists on the physical plane … They become the ‘creative muses’ for these Earth-bound artists.

There’s a good, brief summary of the Devachan experience, from the Theosophical perspective, here …

Citation: “The Astral World: Its Scenes, Dwellers, and Phenomena,” by William Walker Atkinson, published 20 January 2000 by Book Tree, “Chapter IX: Higher Planes and Beyond,” paragraph 11, beginning “I wish here …” through paragraph 13, ending “…follow the gleam!”

Here is a more detailed description of Devachan, from the Theosophical perspective …

Citation: “The Mental Body,” by Lieut.-Colonel Arthur E. Powell, The Theosophical Publishing House Limited, London, Great Britain, 1927 … “Chapter XX: Devachan: Principles,” pp 171-184.

These chapters in the same book are also well worth reading: “Chapter XXI: Devachan: Length and Intensity,” pp. 185-190, and “Chapter XXII: Devachan: Further Particulars,” pp. 191-205.

The 4 chapters following these … pp. 206-220 … describe the four lower levels (there are 7 in all) of the heaven planes. These are numbered ‘backwards’ … The first and lowest level is termed the ‘seventh sub-plane’. The second, which is a little higher, is termed the ‘sixth sub-plane’ … and so on.

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

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What to Do about Astral Importunities … by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 January 2015; published on 24 October 2015

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos in the Video

Dear Ones,

Here are some ideas on what to do about astral importunities (i.e., ‘I would like a date’ offers on the astral internet). There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

If you are a single woman who is being importuned by an unidentified man on the astral ‘internet’, ask your nature spirits like this … Say: Please tell him that he is talking to his wife. (Natch, a gentleman would say, regarding an astral inquiry from a lady: Please tell her that she is talking to her husband.)

I realize this is not completely kosher. But it works like a bonfire!

Or you can say: I’m not that sexual!  … Or you can say: You’re not that sexual! …

Or you can say, in a mild tone of voice: This relationship is at an end!

Or you can offer a visual image of putting your cell phone in your pocket, and say: Oops! Low battery!

Or you can walk outside and take a breath of fresh air.

Or you can use this time-honored technique: Fill a bucket 3/4 with water; walk outside; dunk your head in; then stand up and toss your hair back!

Photos in the Video

Image: “Flowers 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Flowers 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Flowers 7” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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How to Help the Dead to Escape Kamaloka . by the Theosophists . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 11 July 2015

Dear Ones,

In the School of Theosophy book “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, there are some good passages about how to help the dead to escape kamaloka, the Desire World, also known as the ‘purgatory’ aspect of the astral realm. In this way they can move on to the next higher plane of being, the devachan or ‘heaven worlds’.

Citation:  “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973 … “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” see pp 134 (starting with paragraph 4, which begins “Whilst most …”) through all of page 135.

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

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Activation of Light to Optimize the Desire World . by the Hathors, through Alice B. Clagett

Published on 28 June 2015; revised on 13 November 2018

  • Activation of Light to Optimize the Desire World, by the Hathors, through Alice B. Clagett
  • Visions by Alice: On ‘Asking Up’

Dear Ones, Here is a new activation of Light for you ..

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Activation of Light to Optimize the Desire World
by the Hathors, through Alice B. Clagett
28 June 2015

Spirit to Team!
Optimize desire world subprograms!
For the All, through Free Will!

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Visions by Alice: On ‘Asking Up’

I try to keep in mind always: I Am the co-creator of my reality. If I need help, I ‘ask UP’ … that is, I ask vertically, through my hara line, the very central ray of Light in my pranic column. This hara line connects me to my Celestial Ascension Team, my own ‘higher selves’.

I do not need to ask other beings, existing laterally in 4D, and confined to the limited knowledge whirling about in the astral stratosphere, and most bothersomely the energy stream known as the noosphere, the emotion-thought forms of this planet. The thought forms currently clearing from the noosphere were created with limited input from our own Cosmic Minds.

Who I am talking to on the astral plane, the Lords of Karma, the Controllers, the etc etc, are really my own untenable ideas, conceived in past lifetimes, that someone is wiser than I, more loving than I, more powerful than I.

Surely this is not the case. I Am That Am. I Am That!

And so I say to myself: May I always ask UP! May I always align with the wisdom, the love, and the power of God! May this Great Wisdom and Love and Power light my path! For in truth, I Am that Wisdom, Love and Power, here to co-create the All.

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

PS: See …

Link: “The Great Invocation,” by Djwhal Khul, through Alice Bailey, in Theosophy Wiki … https://theosophy.wiki/en/Great_Invocation ..

Video: “The Great Invocation” . by Djwhal Khul . Channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 19 November 2014 … https://youtu.be/IrE4QJg_Ai0 ..

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Sleepiness, Societal Taboos, and the Veil of Forgetfulness . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 June 2015; published on 23 June 2015

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Mysterious Waves of Sleepiness During the Day
    • The Forgetfulness Thought Cloud of the Noosphere?
    • Why the Devas Created the Veil of Forgetfulness
    • Sea Foam or Ocean Waves? … A Visualization by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

This is about the ‘Forgetfulness Thought Cloud’ of the noosphere. Societal taboos, the desire world, awareness and unconscious thought repression, devas and nature spirits and The Veil of Forgetfulness, death and longevity. An image of the blue Pacific vs sea foam on the beach. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, I Am Alice.

Mysterious Waves of Sleepiness During the Day

I have an interesting thing to tell you about, that just now happened to me. It happens sometimes when I am driving, or sitting in meditation, or just walking around, doing the chores at home, during the daytime, that I have a sudden feeling that I would like to fall asleep. A feeling of sleepiness rolls over me.

Two years ago, I started wondering what was the cause of these feelings … I just had a feeling that they will not be there in the future, and that if I could figure out what was going on, I could eliminate that kind of sleepiness for good.

The Forgetfulness Thought Cloud of the Noosphere?

I have been trying and trying, but it is very hard to resist that sudden impulse to rest and sleep … very difficult for me. I have been trying really hard! Today was my first instance of success: I was driving along, coming over her to sit for awhile, and one of the waves rolled over me. Fortunately I was right nearly here, so I stopped, and I really felt into that wave of deep forgetfulness that rolled over me like that. I really felt into it, and held it in my awareness for a minute.

And when I did that, what seemed to have no message at all in it … only the notion of sleeping … dissolved. It sort of dissolved, like a little piece of hard bread. It dissolved in that Awareness … or changed into a communication. And the communication was from somebody else. Whether I knew that person or not, I do not know. But it was from another person.

I could hear the tone of voice of the person. It sounded like mainly just the third chakra desire world, with just one short mental message in it … A very short mental message, and a lot of emotion in it.

It seemed like these waves of sleepiness came, one after the other … following each other through the noosphere of Earth like a train of forgetfulness, or a train of sleepiness … like the opposite of noospheric NoDoz!

The next wave that came through, I was ready for; I said to myself: This is the way to figure out what is going on. The next wave came over me, and I felt so much like physically sleeping! And I just held that sleepiness in my mind … deep sleepiness, like a command to fall asleep. And the same thing happened: It dissolved! The forgetfulness quality of the thought form dissolved into a brief command, or a brief message, that was laden with the emotion of the desire world.

Is not that something? I mean, it is such a relief to finally have an answer to this question: Why would I suddenly fall asleep? I always felt compelled to do so.

I do not care for compulsion. I like knowledge. I like waking up. I like Awareness. And I like the expansive feeling of this New Age of New Creation.

So, just to let you know: If you sit when you suddenly feel like snoozing, and pay very close attention, you may also log onto the forgetfulness thought cloud of the noosphere! [laughs]

Could it be that these waves of forgetfulness constitute … or are some part of … the Veil of Forgetfulness that is spoken about in many theologies? Just a thought: Maybe that is it.

Why the Devas Created the Veil of Forgetfulness

For instance, I remember talking to the nature spirits about the devas, some time ago. The nature spirits were saying that the devas had created the Veil of Forgetfulness so that human beings … when they cross between the physical world back to the astral plane … and from the astral plane back to the physical world … would not suffer so much with the notion that they would pass on again, or that they recently had physical form.

In other words, the devas did this out of compassion for the short-lived human race. Now, it is not that we have to be short-lived; but because of the Age of the Fall, we have been rather short-lived in recent times.

Because we incarnate over and over again, the Veil of Forgetfulness soothes our hearts by helping us to forget the pain that we went through, and the sense of separation we had in a prior lifetime.

How might that work, then? As you know, there is a great deal of societal repression around the thought of death these days … at least, in the United States. People just do not talk about it. They do not like to look at or think about it … at least, not in a realistic way.

As soon as our loved ones pass on, we are likely to try to forget it. And this is understandable because of the pain of separation from loved ones that is involved in death.

It could be … because the devas and the nature spirits are involved in the fashioning of the astral plane … that they have devised a Veil made of the repression of memories of death, that somehow clears the minds of the people passing from one state or phase to the other … clears them of these memories.

So I hope to have an open, neutral mind about all the thoughts that I experience, whether they are from my own mind, or just galumphing in from other people’s minds, I think. And that … for me, at least … will help eliminate this Veil of Forgetfulness. That is my current working hypothesis.

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Sea Foam or Ocean Waves?
A Visualization by Alice B. Clagett, 12 June 2015

I would like to close with a visualization …

Imagine yourself standing at the seashore on a calm, sunny day …
With the beautiful ocean waves coming in …
Bright blue, and very transparent …
And curling up onto the seashore near your feet …
And then receding back to the ocean …
Leaving behind a little sea foam …
A little lighter and fluffier than water …
In a line, all along the shore.

That sea foam reminds me of these waves of forgetfulness
that sometimes come rolling through my mind.

They are not pure and clear, like mental thoughts.
They are not joyful, like warm Pacific ocean waters.

They are more like the staleness
of what is not that …
Like the staleness of sea foam,
that stays on the shore
when the tide recedes into the ocean.

It is a part of the water … but it is an unusual part.
It is the part that gets left behind by the Flow.

So, I say, Beware the sea foam!
Take a dip in the ocean
instead.

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[laughs and waves … Short videoclip of hawks high up in the air, and another videoclip of a hawk flying off from a tree]

Image: “Hawk and Palm Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 June 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Hawk and Palm Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 June 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

Image: “Purple Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 June 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Purple Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 June 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Romance vs Cellular Joy . by Alice B. Clagett

Revised; originally published on 20 April 2015 

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • On Knowing the Fine Character of Our Armed Services Personnel … as Opposed to Mental Concepts of War and Politics
    • On the Experience of Cellular Joy … as Opposed to Mental Concepts About the Opposite Gender
    • On Moving from the Nightmare Vision of the ‘Great Divide’ Between the Thoughts and Feelings of People … to a State of Cellular Joy
    • Cellular Joy: A Retraceable Adventure into the Unknown

Dear Ones,

Which is more delightful, romance or cellular joy? … The desire world vs essential beingness? … There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

On Knowing the Fine Character of Our Armed Services Personnel … as Opposed to Mental Concepts of War and Politics

It is early morning, here where I am. This place where I am, there was a group of young military people that were taking a little break from their duties … I guess they call it R and R? … and they had the rooms all around me last night. And it was kind of cool, in a way, because, even though I am an old person, it was fun to see how exuberant they were, how full of hope and joy and heroic courage, and clean, high-spirited good humor. There was not an ounce of cruelty or meanness or small-spiritedness in them. They were really wonderful people, both men and women, that were here last night having a wonderful time.

It was a refreshing relief to me, to see the young people, and to see how beautiful and pure their Spirit is these days. And how beautiful and pure the Spirits of all humans is becoming these days. It was terrific.

Sometimes we get caught up in notions about war and politics, and so forth. We forget that the important thing about being human is the feelings we have; the experiences we have through the feeling world. The mind is a rather dry thing, do you not think? And the feeling world is full of the energy of life.

These young people were like that: They were full of the energy of life. I did not even mind that I could not fall asleep, because they were having such a wonderful time. It was just terrific! I hope there are many more such experiences for them in the future. It is great!

On the Experience of Cellular Joy … as Opposed to Mental Concepts About the Opposite Gender

What with all the young people here, there was quite a level of endocrine gland experience in the feeling world last night. And I wanted to talk a little about the future and the endocrine system, and thought processes about sexuality, as I understand that this is a concern for people that are considering the Ascension process.

These are my preliminary thoughts…. Speaking from my own point of view, as the level of Light increases on Earth, it seems to me that the cells of my body are becoming more and more intensely joyful. Intensely experiencing the joy of being alive. And it is becoming more and more obvious to me, how the mental world has distorted this joy in the world, until this Light started to come in.

So, on the clair plane, I hear the stories of people regarding sexuality and romance, and I hear a very different story from the men, than from the women.

As people become more sentient, they are beginning to notice the differences, and actually see the thinking of their sexual partner … of their wife, of their very best friend … whoever it is. They are beginning to understand that their mind is not creating the mental filter that is true regarding what is really taking place during the act of making love.

This is leading to upset on the part of both men and women.

  • For the women: Our partner is not who we thought he was … not Prince Charming, not the hero of our age.
  • And for the men, our partner is not the highly sexual female companion who thinks only about making love; she has many other concerns.

All across the world, apparently, people are beginning to notice this: That the person they spend their time with, and have a romantic relationship with, is not the person they thought he or she was. This is true of both men and women.

On Moving from the Nightmare Vision of the ‘Great Divide’ Between the Thoughts and Feelings of People … to a State of Cellular Joy

So for me, watching this happen, it is a little like walking through a nightmare reality, because the thoughts that the people have, and the feelings they have, are so separate one from the other.

It is like dipping into a nightmare, when I feel the level of my cellular joy go down a little. And this can happen kajillion times an hour, you know? But typically, what happens is, the cellular joy sinks down during the day, because of something that I am doing, or thinking, or feeling. And then I notice the dip. And then I take a step to lift the cellular joy. And then I find myself in a totally different reality …

  • One where anything is possible.
  • One where co-creation happens.
  • One where there is no compulsion.
  • One where the possibilities for this reality are infinite.

And over and over again during the day this happens: The early morning cellular joy, the dips, the steps that lift the joy back up. It is kind of incredible, really.

Cellular Joy: A Retraceable Adventure into the Unknown

This morning, I was speaking with some friends on the clair plane, and the topic came up: What is it like to place your Awareness somewhere other than the sexual drive? Such as, for instance, on cellular joy? And to hear everyone in the world engrossed in that feeling and that thought of sexuality? So there was some pensiveness on the other end of the clair ‘chat line’.

My only response is this … If you feel that you are losing something, then stay where you are.

But if you would like to experiment, know that it is not a permanent change; it is simply an experiment. So you can move in and out of the state of bliss anytime you want, and still retain the old.

For myself, what I find is experience continues onward, the state of essential beingness has become far more precious to me than the state of wishing things were otherwise. I do not want to live in that world of desiring something that is not here anymore, because that pulls me out of my essential center, and out of my joy.

If you really want to keep what you have, know that you can hang in there. If you want to experiment with a new feeling of being, rather than wanting or doing, why, you can do that too. There are infinite possibilities. And the choice is yours. Completely yours.

Love you all. Take care.

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