THE FIRST THREE LINES OF THE PRAYER OF SAINT BENEDICT, IN SUBCONSCIOUS TERMS
First Line of the Prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux
Second Line of the Prayer: Non draco sit mihi dux
Third Line of the Prayer: Vade retro satana
Alternate Translations of the Third Line of the Prayer
Something came up, in the astral realm last night. Several people were dreaming along with me, and then we all woke up, in that half-dreamy state of reverie between sleep and waking. We were working out together what to say for an exorcism.
PRAYER OF SAINT BENEDICT FOR EXORCISM
You all may remember my work on exorcism, and the words that people used to say, which are well rhymed and visually evocative. Here are the words of the Prayer of Saint Benedict for exorcism …
“Crux sacra sit mihi lux / Non draco sit mihi dux “Vade retro satana / Numquam suade mihi vana “Sunt mala quae libas / Ipse venena bibas”
The Wikipedia translation is like this …
“Let the Holy Cross be my light / Let not the dragon be my guide
“Step back Satan / Never tempt me with vain things
“What you offer me is evil / You drink the poison yourself.” –fromLink: “Vade Retro Satana,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vade_retro_satana … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License
THE SATAN WORLD AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
The Satan world has a lot to do with the subconscious mind, and the collective subconscious of humankind. Psychologists and psychiatrists might say that the images of the Satan world are repressed, subconscious expressions of thoughts and feelings that cannot meet societal expectations.
If this be true, then in order to deal with the Satan world, we must know about the subconscious mind, and how different it is from the conscious mind.
As the subconscious mind has not the qualities of logic or of abstract thought, its mental process has most fundamentally to do with its interpretation of metaphor as an emotion-packed image of a physical thing … often an image of the human body, or of a house that it interprets to be the human body. In a sense, the message of the subconscious image (or dream image) is the emotion that it carries, and the action that the body or house is taking … quite often, the pickle it is in at the moment. So the dreamtime expression is Image plus Emotion; that is the language of the subconscious mind.
In addition, the subconscious mind loves repetition and rhyme.
Thus it has these three qualities: love of repetition, love of rhyme, and expression of metaphor through visualizations of the human body during our dreamtime.
THE FIRST THREE LINES OF THE PRAYER OF SAINT BENEDICT, IN SUBCONSCIOUS TERMS
First Line of the Prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux
As can be seen from the above translation of the Prayer of Saint Benedict, it offers striking visual imagery. In the old days, Christians used to wear or carry a cross with them always. I feel this to be a very good practice for Christians today as well.
If that is done, then the first words of the Prayer … Crux sacra … might be accompanied by our physical gesture of touching the cross round our neck or in our pocket. And that would be a good gesture to engage the subconscious mind’s longing to express thought in terms of our physical body.
When we think about it, the cross is like the human body with arms outstretched. When we touch the cross upon our body, then the subconscious interprets the words crux sacra as meaning that our own body is a sacred place. In other words, this crux sacra is itself. The subconscious, in this way, is lifted up into the realms of Christlike Light and love and joy. It seems to me natural that these first words of the prayer will banish from the subconscious mind the imagery it may conjure of a Satanic being.
Then the words sit mihi lux … which create an image of Light. The subconscious mind then visualizes Light pouring into or emanating from the human body. Light, in Ascension terms, is the great healer of the Body of Light, plumping up the axiatonal lines of light, and erasing Soul wounding.
Soul wounding often is carried in the subconscious mind, we feel. Thus, visualization of the physical body as full of Light, we feel, is a healing image for the subconscious mind.
Second Line of the Prayer: Non draco sit mihi dux
The second line of the prayer … Non draco sit mihi dux … is also visually evocative. We might imagine that the subconscious creates an image of a dragon bossing it around. And that image applies, in terms of the brain, to the reptilian brain, the ancient instincts of humankind which often run counter to societal expectations.
Thus the second line of the prayer helps the subconscious mind toss out ‘acting out’ of the feral drive. And it presents this dictate in terms that the subconscious mind can understand … as visual imagery that carries and a message replete with a particular emotion.
In the case of subconsciously evoking the image of Satan, and of the conscious mind wanting to be rid of it, the second line of the Prayer is a command, spoken in subconscious lingo, to the subconscious mind. Just as the first line of the Prayer evokes, for the sake of the subconscious mind. what to do, the second line of the Prayer evokes, for the sake of the subconscious mind, what not to do.
Third Line of the Prayer: Vade retro satana
With the third line of the prayer … Vade retro satana … we come up with a bit of a problem. And this is the problem that several people were discussing in the reverie state last night. The difficulty is this: Sometimes Christians use this translation of the line: Get thee behind me, Satan!
Now there is trouble here, from a martial arts point of view: No one wants Satan sneaking round behind them! Who knows what he might be up to, after he gets there?
Not only that, but there is apparently a metaphoric mixup going on with regard to the phrase Get thee behind me, Satan! and the act of rectal intercourse. Apparently, the collective subconscious of Christians globally has been associating the righteous phrase to this alternative mode of sexual expression.
I ran into an instance recently, on the astral plane, of someone ‘acting out’ this metaphor in real life, by performing the act of donor rectal sex while wearing a devil mask. I will say, this vision had me baffled; but now I understand. It is simply a mistake made by the subconscious mind in the misinterpretation of the phrase Vade retro satana as if it meant, in English: Get thee behind me, Satan!
Unusual as it may be, this dream world ‘acting out’ is an excellent example of the way the subconscious mind interprets visual images through the emotions attached to them, and translates them into physical terms, especially with regard to the dreamer’s own physical body.
I can only imagine the subconscious feeling emotions of courage and victory, while it saw the image of Satan going round behind the person. Well … the subconscious must have thought … It must be a very good thing for Satan to go round behind someone. This person gets a courageous, victorious feeling when Satan does that.
Now many Christians feel that Satan is an evil dude. And they also feel that rectal intercourse is an evil act, and can result in a person being possessed by the devil. I guess this all amounts to that very misinterpretation of Vade retro satana as meaning: Get thee behind me, Satan!
What is the subconscious mind to do? If it goes with the emotions of courage and a feeling of victoriousness, and opts, in real life, for the act of donor rectal intercourse, then it will afterwards reap the emotions of damnation and social opprobrium because of Christian disapproval of this act.
What a conundrum! And not one that the subconscious mind … lacking, as it does, the faculty of logic … is capable of figuring out. Better … far better … would be to propose a different English translation for the phrase Vade retro satana …
Alternate Translations of the Third Line of the Prayer. The translation I quote at the beginning of this blog … Step back, Satan … is better, I feel. And last night we came up with some alternate translations: Go back, Satan! … and a young person contributed, with peals of laughter … Back off, Satan! I feel these are also quite good; I especially enjoyed the laughter of the young person. There is nothing quite like laughter to evaporate visions of Satan and the demon realm. Well done, young person! Well done!
The imagery in each of these last three translations is of Satan approaching, and then the subconscious mind commands that he back off. And then, in subconscious imagery, he backs off … which, I feel to be just the right kind of image for a prayer of exorcism.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
… that caused some noospheric commotion when I first published it; so much so that, although the painting is famous art from long ago, and was intended to offer Christian admonition, I had to remove the painting from the blog and substitute a link instead.
I take it that the topics of sodomy and pederasty are still greatly contentious in today’s world. I recall with interest watching the new movie about Pope Francis in recent months …
I liked the movie very much for its concern for humankind and for Gaia, and for its common-sense approach to the problems that face the world.
One of the things that really surprised me in the movie, was a passing reference to homosexuality as being all right, after all, and to sexual abuse of children as not being all right. There is a little about that here …
Then there is the issue of the existence of Satan, which has proponents both for and against, in the Catholic Church. For instance, the a member of one Catholic order in the United States has spoken out against the existence of Satan. Yet the National Catholic Register reported in 2017 that demonic activity was on the rise ..
THE EARLY 1600s: CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS AND BITTER ENEMIES CARAVAGGIO AND BAGLIONI
This swirl of controversy around the topic of Satan and exorcism, homosexuality and pederasty, reminds me of a time about 400 years ago, as represented by the art of that time. It looks like there was an upwelling of these themes centered around the life and art of a man named Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571-1610) and critiqued by his bitter enemy, a contemporary painter named Giovanni Baglione (1566-1643).
The 1602 painting by Giovanni Baglione cited at the beginning of this blog, I feel, in counterpoint to Caravaggio’s child nude painting, “Victorious Cupid,” also known as “Amor Vincit Omnia,” which is thought to offer temptation to pederasty. For more on this, see …
In Baglione’s painting, an angel is saving Cupid from a sodomitical devil or demon. I surmise that all the figures in the painting are intended to represent Caravaggio; if so, the message of the painting might be that Baglioni felt pederasty is demonic, and that Caravaggio might be practicing pederasty, and that he ought not to. Or that Caravaggio had been a homosexual child prostitute, whose instincts to good were at war with his instincts to bad.
There is another version of Baglione’s painting, with the face of the devil hidden; I surmise that Baglione may have come under fire for painting a caricature of Caravaggio as a demon or devil, and then painted the second version of the painting to ‘soothe the waters’ amongst Caravaggio’s wealthy patrons, one of whom, I surmise, might have been high up in the church, perhaps even in the College of Cardinals …
WAS CARAVAGGIO A ‘CIRCLE OF ONE’ ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY?
Just off the cuff, it seems to me that some of Caravaggio’s paintings may feature him as subject, and that he might have imagined himself as a ‘Circle of One’ … the only person in his world. For instance, this painting appears to be of Caravaggio at various ages ..
I have a theory he was a wild and violent person, who believed everyone else, at heart, was like him, only pretending not to be. I feel he was sarcastic and vindictive with regard to the Catholic Church.
In this painting, I feel he might have been making fun of a monk, who had distained him. I feel Caravaggio painted himself as the angel of solace in the painting, and the monk as swooning in ecstasy at his physical beauty, rather than in religious ecstasy. If true, this painting reflects the Heresy of Physical Form, of which I spoke in another blog …
I feel this painting has a double entendre, however. Notice what may be a young Caravaggio, nattily dressed, and bathed in a shaft of golden light that emphasizes his physical beauty, sitting next to the purported Saint Matthew.
It is possible this painting documents Caravaggio’s youthful patron, perhaps a higher up in the church … maybe even a Cardinal (nee Saint Matthew) being called out by another man for the practice of pederasty. If this is so, then this painting represents the painter had a philosophical position in opposition to the Catholic Church. as might be deduced from the Wikipedia article on his life …
What I do not see in the painting is an image of Caravaggio, which I feel is telling. Could it be that Caravaggio murdered the young woman, because she would not have sex with him? Or might it be that the blanket across her lower body indicates she was raped and murdered?
I am led to wonder about this because, in the noosphere for the last few decades there has been the energy signature of a similar person or persons, who clairly purport to hate women, to have no ‘hold’ button with regard to sexual arousal, and who clairly purport to strangle women, while raping them, if the women object.
Was Caravaggio like this noospheric energy thread, in his own life? …
I see, in his heavily lidded eyes, the personality trait of hedonism; and in the set of his eyebrows, his facial hair, and the expression of his mouth, lack of empathy and compassion. These are some of the traits of the antisocial personality.
In 1606, at the height of his career, Caravaggio murdered someone, It could be that this painting of Saint Jerome, writing something, with a skull on his table, represents the subsequent death threat to Cravaggio by a Church leader in authority …
Or if my understanding of Caravaggio’s personality is correct, it may be a death threat by Caravaggio towards the person that outlawed him and caused his exile.
It looks like paintings on exile represent a request for help or mercy, death threats or his prediction of his own death, perhaps murders he commits ,,, overall: violence and tumult, it looks like.
DID BAGLIONI’S PAINTINGS DISCLOSE THE TRUTH ABOUT CARAVAGGIO?
It seems to me that Giovanni Baglioni was ‘onto’ Caravaggio, and that some of his paintings were retorts to the curses imparted through paintings on similar themes by Caravaggio.
For instance, this painting by Baglioni may be a retort to Caravaggio’s painting on the same theme. It seems to me that the cherub, the angel, and the apparently dying St. Francis in Baglioni’s painting are all depictions of Caravaggio.
If this is so, then the meaning of the painting might be that Caravaggio’s life as a homosexual prostitute, both in childhood and in young manhood, are to bring about his death as he plays the false role of a man of God.
In this painting by Baglioni, one possible interpretation might be: The woman on the right is Caravaggio, dressed as a woman. Was Caravaggio, then, a person who cross-dressed?
Could the ‘angel’ be putting the arrow into the young man on the left, who is also Caravaggio? If so, would the painting mean that by cross-dressing, Caravaggio had injured his reputation as a man?
Other paintings by Baglioni night be construed as mirroring the death threats, death predictions, and perhaps report the death of Caravaggio.
CONTROVERSY SWIRLING AROUND THE LIFE OF CARAVAGGIO, AND LUCIFERIAN ENERGETIC THREADS IN THE NOOSPHERE TODAY
I see an energetic connection between the life of Caravaggio, and the artwork by and about him, and a strident series of noospheric energy threads coming to clair hearing since The Shift in 2012.
I clair see a nexus of Dark around those paintings, and around a similar noospheric ‘icon’ or person representing a deep subconscious image of evil, today. To my clair vision, it is almost as if Lucifer is being personified as a man like Caravaggio, who may be alive today. Possibly it may be several men, or a man who, in another incarnation, was Caravaggio, and through whom the clearing of these energy threads of Luciferianism or Satanism, somehow to do with sodomy and pederasty, and also maybe to do with gender slurring or gender pretense, may be brought to the foreground of our awareness, as humankind, so that they may be transformed through the Light.
I see also strands of noospheric energy to do with vengeance, vindictiveness, hatred of women, rape and murder of women, threat of murder, narcissism, pretending to be ‘Jesus Christ’, pretending to be a devout religious person, while in fact being quite the opposite; utter despisal of the sacred, and dissimulation that fools the clergy as well as rich patrons who are decent people.
I see memorable artistic talent, used by antisocial people today to pull the wool over the eyes of normal people, as may have been the case with Caravaggio.
ON STANDING IN FAITH, WHEN DESPAIRING HEARTS ARE ALL AROUND US
I short, I see trouble, big trouble, in the process of clearing and transforming to the Light. As they say: Fasten your seatbelts!
I do feel that it would be easy to get caught up in that ‘mano a mano’ thing with people who are channeling Luciferian energy, as, for instance, Bagliano seems to me to have gotten caught up in disclosing the ‘nature of the beast’ with regard to his rival Caravagglio. Yet, where would that get us, as people who hope to heal and uplift Earth?
Surely the thing to do is to sit, with neutral mind, with courage, and with faith in God, and ask that grace make short shrift of this struggle, this seeming mortal combat, between the Sacred and the Profane.
We humans have no answers here. But God does have the answers, and He will light the way.
The topic came up, some years ago, on the astral plane, whether the power of Satan might be utilized to drive out devils? As I recall, the astral context was: Could a Black Magicker offer Blood Sacrifice (human sacrifice, or sacrifice of the innocents) so as to enslave a demon attached to someone associated with great evil done in the world (for example, a warlord) and then attach that demon to a Lightworker?
Thus, it was proposed, might be accomplished two goals at one time: The first, to receive remuneration from the warlord for relieving him of his demon burden; and second, to rid the Black Magicker of the onus of battling a Lightworker.
I’ve spoken a little about this in the Spiritual Adept Shortcuts Series …
Today I ran across a pertinent Bible passage. In fact, Christ was right on top of this issue. Which makes me wonder whether it came up in days of yore as well. Here is the pertinent Bible passage …
A House Divided: Matthew 12:22-30 (KJV, public domain)
22 “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25 “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
As you can see, Christ performed the miracle of driving a devil out of a person. The Pharisees, the high-ranking Jews, took issue with this, saying that Christ had used Beelzebub … their term for a Big Bad … to drive the devil out of a person …
Now this is like the notion of doing something very, very bad, so as to mitigate something bad … like sacrificing the life of an innocent person to remove a demon from a person who has done evil. So the thought is that a large, bad act, may mitigate the effect of a small bad act. Which is like the notion that one may petition a Big Bad to call of a smaller Bad, as in the Biblical tale.
In verses 25-27, Christ addresses an important aspect of Black Magic cults: Their divisiveness. In faiths that adhere to lesser truth, one will inevitably find schism after schism, brother turned against brother; the old Cain and Abel story played and replayed with cast after cast of characters.
Verse 26 “And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” This is the logic of the verse: If Satan make war against some portion of his Demon Horde, then he weakens his own power. In the same way, if the power of Beelzebub is used to cast out a devil from a person, as in the Bible verse, then the power of Beelzebub is weakened.
There is some logic here, from the stance of the Black Magicker, however, in that he hopes to weaken the Army of Light by attaching a demon to the Lightworker. There are, after all, the same number of demons in the world; only the demon is attached to a Light person rather than a Dark person. So from the perspective of the Black Magicker, if the ploy works, then that’s a win. But can it work?
Christ says, “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (verse 29) In other words, I guess he is saying, unless Satan I’the strong man’) is first bound down, then one cannot spoil his goods (the devil attached to a person. perhaps) … In fact, one would dare not, for the strong man would protect his goods.
So then, this verse implies that it is impossible to make a deal with Satan, because Satan will protect his devils, which are like ‘goods’ to him. They are his way of expressing power in the world.
Satan is a pretty tricky being. And not at all trustworthy in the deals department, I feel. So what deal is the Black Magicker actually making? My guess would be: There might be a momentary lull in the Dark Attack on the warlord … enough to make it look like the Black Magicker’s game plan worked. Satan would then attempt to attach Devil No. 2 to the Lightworker, through the vehicle of the Black Magicker’s curse. And in the aftermath, Devil No. 1 would segue back to the warlord.
In the eyes of Satan there would be three wins: The warlord and the Black Magicker would begin to do a Black Tango, involving mammon, and the Lightworker would suffer a Dark Ding. Two for the Dark, and one potential, all, with luck to do his bidding!
And what would the Black Magicker and the warlord get? They would get duped by the Dark.
Not to further bide on this sorry topic, I return to the Biblical passage. Christ says, “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” (verse 28)
This, I feel, is the great lesson of this passage. Christ is saying, I feel, that devils may be cast out through the Spirit of God. In other words, we must appeal to God for help in casting out devils. And when the devils are cast out, then we will experience the ‘kingdom of God’.
This teaching is squarely in line with Ascension lore, provided we substitute the Ascension term ‘Fifth Dimension’ for the Biblical term ‘kingdom of God’.
I feel this Biblical verse is very important for humankind right now. We humans are facing a time of great change. Will we react as the people in the 2018 movie “Annihilation” reacted, attempting to ‘nuke’ the ‘Shimmer’? Or will we joyfully allow God to cast out the devils in our astral realms, so that the kingdom of God may come unto us? The choice is ours.
What will become of us if we go with the Black Magicker ploy, and side with Satan so as to attempt to protect ourselves from the Dark? The last verse in the above passage speaks to this …
“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” (verse 30). In an Ascension context, we might consider this verse with regard to the far-flung human race.
We humans, I feel, exist not only on Earth, but also on planets in other constellations. In many of these, until now, we have been the mere dupes and pawns of the Dark. For those of us on Ascending Earth, who, fearing change, like the military wives and lovers who had lead roles in the 2018 “Annihilation” movie, side with the Dark against the Light, there will be a Slave Planet in a distant galaxy … perhaps in a meteor field, perhaps on an asteroid … that our next incarnation may call home. In Biblical terms, we may be ‘scattered abroad’.
Yet, through the miracle of God’s grace, and through our own free will choice, we may experience that far-away abode as the very place in which we experienced our last incarnation; in other words, that distant field of rocks, that tenebrous sky, that leaden life beneath the Veil, will seem the old, familiar place we so deeply yearned to continue to experience, here on Earth.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Link: “The Slave Planet,” by Alice B. Clagett, Revised 26 February 2018; originally published on 20 February 2014 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8ow ..
Link: “Dark Night of the Soul . Slave Planet Blues!” by Alice B. Clagett, Revised 9 July 2017; reposted from 7 July 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6sa ..
I recommend the Medal of St. Benedict for Christians, to help protect them from evil.
WOODEN SAINT BENEDICT MEDAL ON NECKLACE
I especially like those linked to below … I like that they are made of light-weight olive wood, and that there is no metal in them. I’ve worn the smaller one for years now. Note that it has two different engraved sides …
Also, Osmun Gifts offers inexpensive wooden Saint Benedict bracelets in several tones or colors; go to http://www.osmungifts.com/ and search the term: Saint Benedict … Here is the current link to the item:
Saint Benedict of Nursia, I feel, is a very great saint of the Catholic church. On reading about him, I felt an instant affinity for him, as if I had once known him. He was the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, and the author through which flowed one of the most powerful prayers of exorcism known in the world, For more on his life, see …
I found the above quote after singing the ancient prayer “Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison,” and thought: What a wonderful way that would be to sing God’s praise; in such a way that “our mind may be in harmony with our voice.”
In the video is the song, and after that a Summary, with the English translation …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
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Kyrie Eleison Christe Eleison Sung by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2018