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Ought the United States, like North Korea, Have Forced Labor? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 21 May 2019

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain.

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain.

  • HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION
  • FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM
  • HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE
    • Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time
    • Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs
  • ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
    • Work Camps as Work Ethic Education
    • On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

Here in the United States, we are faced with lack of funds to deal with big problems of homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, and poverty-line living. For some years now, these difficult problems have been before us, and felicitous solutions, to date, do not avail.

Why is it that we have not found viable, long-term solutions to these problems? I feel it is because we have not felt desperate enough, or perhaps innovative enough, to look outside the envelope, and see what other nations that have been facing similar problems have come up with in terms of solutions.

I took a look at the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s “World Factbook,” hoping to come up with some off-the-wall offerings, and came up with the example of the dire poverty faced by North Korea, and its institution of Forced Labor for public projects. Here is part of what I found out …

HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION

As I see it, in North Korea, the problem is intractable, long-term, incurable poverty. I have for you this quotation from the “CIA World Factbook,” with regard to the grim facts of the North Korean economy …

“North Korea, one of the world’s most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. Large-scale military spending and development of its ballistic missile and nuclear program severely draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power outputs have stagnated for years at a fraction of pre-1990 levels. Frequent weather-related crop failures aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems, including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, poor soil quality, insufficient fertilization, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel.

“The mid 1990s through mid 2000s were marked by severe famine and widespread starvation. Significant food aid was provided by the international community through 2009. Since that time, food assistance has declined significantly. In the last few years, domestic corn and rice production has improved, although domestic production does not fully satisfy demand. A large portion of the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed semi-private markets to begin selling a wider range of goods, allowing North Koreans to partially make up for diminished public distribution system rations. It also implemented changes in the management process of communal farms in an effort to boost agricultural output …” – from LInk: “CIA World Factbook,  North Korea” … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM

Rather than asking people, who have nothing, for taxes, instead North Korea is conscripting people into forced labor situations for nothing … for free … to help with government projects …

… North Korea is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; many North Korean workers recruited to work abroad under bilateral contracts with foreign governments, most often Russia and China, are subjected to forced labor and do not have a choice in the work the government assigns them, are not free to change jobs, and face government reprisals if they try to escape or complain to outsiders; tens of thousands of North Koreans, including children, held in prison camps are subjected to forced labor, including logging, mining, and farming; many North Korean women and girls, lured by promises of food, jobs, and freedom, have migrated to China illegally to escape poor social and economic conditions only to be forced into prostitution, domestic service, or agricultural work through forced marriages.” – from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … Subheading: Trafficking in persons … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

To some degree, the ‘forcing of labor’ in North Korea, I feel in some instances may be a substitute for the coined tax system … It is more like a ‘barter’ tax, you know? We might look at this practice and offhandedly think of it as a completely evil thing, whereas, in fact, it may be a necessary thing there, so as to keep the economy alive, in a situation where everyone faces starvation whenever (as is often the case) weather conditions are not good.

Image: “A farmer inspects his ruined crops in famine-plagued South Hwanghae province, where a man is said to have been executed recently after being reported for eating his two children,” Damir SagolJ, Reuters, http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1250764.1359505983!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-north-korea-hunger.jpg ..

HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE

I feel that we have various forms of forced labor here in the United States … forced labor that may be less injurious to human rights, but nevertheless forced labor. It is just that we cushion it with other terms … more aesthetic terms … according to our ideas of how things ought to be. Here are two kinds of ‘forced labor’ that we look favorably upon in the United States …

Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time

For instance, North Korea has forced labor part of the year … during which the people in the towns have to work for the government for free or for almost nothing … That has analogies to community service at, say, $40 a day, in lieu of prison time for Coloradans.

Link: “Alternatives in Imposition of Sentence in Colorado CRS 18-1.3-104,” by Colorado Legal Defense Group … https://www.shouselaw.com/colorado/CO_alternative_sentences.html ..

Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs

Then, I noticed in Mendocino County, California, there are various prison ‘work release’ programs … home detention, work release, and work furlough …

Link: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office: Corrections,” http://www.mendocinosheriff.com/corrections/workrelease.html ..

ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Work Camps as Work Ethic Education

I recall that, in Russia and China, they think of forced labor as a way of educating people with regard to the work ethic … inculcating a notion of being productive members of society. And we might consider it like that too.

If we cannot house the felons in urban prisons, we could expand our programs to house them in work camps in rural or wilderness areas. These work camps might be viewed as offering education in the work ethic, and in that way, helping felons to qualify for good jobs after their release.

On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers

In addition to providing work ethic education, work camp job experience would likely provide improved physical conditioning. This might help released felons find ‘rough and tumble’ jobs far from urban centers, occupations such as lumberjacking, or tramp steamer crew, for instance. Maybe, work in the mines, or in the deserts, or on oil rigs. There might be a segment of felons to whom rough and tumble jobs appeal; and this appeal might decrease recidivism.

There may be felons with many offenses, and whom we are unable to keep in prison. Yet if they are released, they might look for criminal work, and not wish to integrate into the general community. In some cases, they might fall into the category ‘antisocial personalities’. In such instances, it might be good if they found work away from the general population.

If California is unable to house multiple offenders, we might also consider offering those serving time the option to become a free person, or a semi-free person, in an occupation that is far from the general public … where the released prisoners cannot hurt the general public.

CONCLUSION

My thought as to whether forced labor might successfully be employed in the United States is this: Considering the American way of life, forced labor could never succeed here if it ruthlessly trammels human rights. I do feel, on the other hand, that the choice of modified versions of forced labor … as amongst the prison populations, or for released felons, or for the indigent … might be offered as an alternative, a free will choice, that might prove appealing, were its benefits to be properly laid out, and then offered by way of explanation to those undertaking it.

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

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Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 11 May 2019

  • LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD
  • WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?
  • ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY
    • The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence
    • Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy
  • HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?
    • Matthew 25:31-46
  • CONCLUSION
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Dear Ones,

This is a call to action regarding the religious practice of mortification of the flesh, including self-flagellation, that some Christian denominations retain as a historical tradition. In noospheric tenor, these practices tie into the denser energy streams of sadomasochistic sexual practices and snuff sex that have, of late, ransacked the noosphere of Los Angeles, especially on the weekends.

Aside from the link-in with historic practices of fleshly mortification why is it that this relatively rare nuance of sexual behavior is such a standout in the Los Angeles noosphere of late? For more, I turned to this publication …

Link: “The Psychology of Sadomasochism: An Attempt to Explain Sadism and Masochism,” by Neil Burton, M.D., posted 17 August 2014, in Psychology Today … https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201408/the-psychology-sadomasochism ..

From that I learned that many seemingly innocuous forms of behavior, such as tickling, infantilizing, and love-biting … and perhaps, I would add, taunting and bullying, as are oft found online these days … play into the darker, denser energy streams of the relatively recherché world of sadomasochism. Thus we are all, willy-nilly, for the most part unwittingly, involved in the clearing of these dense energy strands from the Los Angeles noosphere at present.

My appeal today is to those who are consciously able to choose whether they will add to these denser noospheric energies of sadomasochism. I make this appeal because, as an intuitive person, I find these energies very difficult to bear, especially on the weekends in Los Angeles, and most particularly so during times of solar storm … even geostorms as mild as that which we experienced last night …

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that  a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

In order to keep our personal Body of Light (aura, or energy field) pure and bright, I feel it is important to avoid injury to the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit itself, in my sense of it, is injured by mortification of the flesh.

LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD

It is the work of a Christian to discover the Grace of God within, or so I believe. What can be farther from that goal than the undercurrents that apparently evolved, over the centuries, in organizations such as the historic Knights Templar? Having read this no-holds barred account of that evolution …

Link: “The Dark History of the Knights Templar,” from “Knights Templar’s Saga” at theunjustmedia.com … https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm

… as well as this more tempered account …

Link: “Knights Templar,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_TemplarMore tempered.

… I have some concerns about the renaissance of the Knights Templar tradition by newly formed groups here in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

How is it that, in ages gone by, sincere members of devout religious orders have fallen prey to emanations of self-hatred and hatred of others through organizations founded for the best of reasons?

The answer, I feel, lies in the slight affinity aroused in the body to hatred of others through the practice of self-mortification …

Link: “Flagellation: Religious Practice,” written by Geoffrey Abbott, in Encyclopaedia Britannica … https://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellation ..

Through this ‘toehold’ of hatred of the body, flows forth into the noosphere hatred in all its forms: Hatred of women, abuse of children, envy at the sexual prowess of other men; hatred of this teaching or that of one’s own church, or of those of other Christian denominations; and finally, hatred even of the Light of God within, and turning to the abomination of Satanic ritual.

WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?

Image: “Processione dei battanti di Guardia Sanframondi,” uploaded by Nicpac at it.wikipedia, 3 September 2007.
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In the mid-13th Century, processions of self-flagellants took place in central Italy with intent to mitigate a devastating plague. In current times we face another such plague, the scourge of HIV/AIDS, which leaves those of our children who are so infected unable to produce viable offspring.

In our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., according to Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2016, the lifetime risk of contracting HIV was 1 in 13 people …

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Since 2016, no state-by-state statistics have been published. Yet the epidemic, I feel, is cresting in the congested urban areas of the United States, or will soon do so.

Until statistics are caught up, we cannot definitively know where we stand with regard to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Meanwhile, shall we once more fall to the practice of publicly mistreating our bodies … whether in our streets, or on the silver screen?

ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY

The answer to the social stresses now testing the tensile strength of our democratic way of life lies not in hatred, not in acts of terrorism whether ultra right or ultra left, not in pogroms, not in vigilante justice, not in wanton waste of life, but in a learned and temperately discerning approach to the problems at hand.

Let us pay utmost respect to our bodies, the abiding temples of God’s loving kindness to us. It is this, the virtue of Christian charity … to ourselves as well as to others … that holds the answer to action in the world during this, the cusp of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In the Book of Matthew, Christ says …

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 6:16 (KJV, public domain)

I am put in mind of the biography of pastor Martin Rinkart, whose example I find  inspiring in these times of worldwide hardship …

The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence

Image: “Martin Rinckart,” 1586, from http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienM/Martin_Rinckart.html … in Wikimedia Commons.
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Martin Rinkart (23 April 1586, Eilenburg – 8 December 1649) was a pastor who ministered to his flock in Eilenburg, a walled German town, during the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648.

In 1637, when the town was already worn down by war, the Great Pestilence took place. At that time the town of Eilenburg had four ministers. People from the surrounding area who were suffering from epidemic and famine sought refuge in Pastor Rinkart’s town.

As the plague-ridden entered the town, the townspeople became infected. One of the town’s ministers, no doubt overcome by a sense of impending doom, fled to healthier climes. The two other ministers stood by Pastor Rinkart, who saw them buried.

In the end, Pastor Rinkart was the only pastor left in Eilenburg. He conducted services for over 4,000 people, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 a day. In May of 1637 his wife died, which must have been a grievous personal blow to him. By the end of that year, the dead were being buried in trenches, and there were no services for them.

Under the most harrowing of personal circumstances, Martin Rinkart composed this uplifting hymn of gratitude for God’s myriad acts of loving kindness, a hymn that is often sung even today …

Video: “Now Thank We All Our God,” by BestLovedHymns … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OA6YL-EIs ..

Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy 

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Image: “Die Werke der Barmherzigkeit,“ by Pierre Montallier, ca. 1680, in Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

The examples of the many great saints of our Christian faith are like a beacon lighting our way in these difficult times. Like them, let us maintain hope in the face of the trials that stand before us. Let the heartbreak of many in our community lift us to faith in God’s sweet intention towards our Souls. Insofar as we may, let us speak to the pure Spirit within, so that we may find the courage to face calamity with equanimity, and the fortitude steadfastly to practice the Christian corporal works of mercy.

Let us feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, ransom those held captive. and bury the dead.

Link: “Works of Mercy,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_of_mercy ..

HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

There is a passage in Matthew 25 that speaks most poignantly to this time of Ascension on Earth. This passage brilliantly limns the manner in which we may choose to address the momentous days that lie before us, through works of mercy practiced in loving remembrance of Christ …

Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV, public domain)

31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

Surely none has spoken, nor likely ever will speak, more eloquently or to the point, than Christ himself has done. This passage sets us on a sure path through faith in Him, even in the face of  the most devastating hailstorm of temporal sorrow.

CONCLUSION

In these days of woe, shall we stand with Christ and act on his behalf? In truth, what we may do for the disempowered, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised people of Los Angeles, is what we may be privileged to do for Christ Himself in this lifetime.

It is the Body of Christ Himself to whom we minister. It is He whom we feed, whom we clothe, for whom we provide potable water, for whom we find lodging, whom we help to find a sure path after release from prison, and whom we seek to ransom from malefic entities … whether human or clothed in mists beyond our ken … who hold them prisoner.

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

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Christian Virtues

Link: “Seven Virtues,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues ..

Plagues and Pandemics

Link: “Black Death,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death ..

Link: “Spanish Flu,” the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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On Boosting Street Gang Awareness in Small Towns of America . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 2 January 2018

Dear Ones,

As you may know, a considerable number of people in the United States have felony records. As of 2010 (the latest year for which I could find statistics), 3 percent of the US population have spent time in prison. As most prisoners are men, that would be roughly 6 percent of the male population nationwide, as of 2010.

Link: “Study estimates U.S. population with felony convictions,” by Alan Flurry, 1 October 2017 …  https://news.uga.edu/total-us-population-with-felony-convictions/ ..

As an aside, I would like to note how very out of date these figures are, and how good it would be to have up-to-date figures. To continue …

I note that the most felon friendly states are California, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Washington State …

Link: “Felon Friendly States” … https://helpforfelons.org/most-felon-friendly-states/ ..

I feel that former members of street gangs from the large cities might emigrate to small towns in these felon friendly states, and that some of these small towns might consequently be experiencing heretofore nonexistent street gang activity.

It is my hope that all small towns in these states be acquainted with the well-organized (and sometimes ruthless) mode of operation of street gangs (which to me have some broad similarity to other ‘outlaw’ groups such as organized crime and ‘killing cults’).

I suggest getting acquainted with the Los Angeles Police Department’s wide-ranging street gang programs, so as not to be caught off guard. Here are a few good leads …

Link: “Gang Enforcement Initiatives,” at LAPD …    http://www.lapdonline.org/la_gangs/content_basic_view/34647 ..

Link: “Keeping Kids Out of Gangs,” at LAPD … http://www.lapdonline.org/la_gangs/content_basic_view/23480 ..

While I realize that the majority of felony records are nonviolent, and believe in restorative justice, I also feel that violent felons need closer oversight as members of small town communities, than do those with no violent criminal record.

In other words, I feel that, while every felon ought to have a fair shake at a new start in life, nevertheless he or she must live up to the expectations of the small towns of America, and lead a law abiding life after paying a debt to society.

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

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See my blog categories: Killing cults – crime families  …  Antisocial personalities  …  and  …  Feral drives – pack instincts

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Notice that Soundtrack has been added … by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

I have added a soundtrack to the song “Desperado” in the blog linked to below …

Link: “The Dance Steps on the Parquet Floor,” by Alice B. Clagett,” Published on 1 January 2018; Filmed on 1 January 2018; soundtrack added on 1 November 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8eT ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Half-Ensoulment … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 8 August 2018

Dear Ones,

This is a video about people who feel that they have a Soul, but have no relationship with their Soul. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Sometimes people feel that they have a Soul, but they just do not relate to their Soul, or they do not have a relationship with their Soul. I hear that most often from scientific people, because they are working mostly with their left brain … their logical brain … in their scientific work.

I think it takes the right side of the brain … the intuitive side … to begin to develop a relationship with the Soul. So it has to do with lack of whole brain function … lack of Cosmic Mind … lack of connection with Universal Mind: The notion that we do have a Soul … the understanding that we do … without the sensitivity, the intuitive feeling, that it is vitally important to talk to our Soul.

The connection of the body and the mind and the emotions with the Soul is strengthened by thoughts of the Soul and speech with the Soul … petitioning the Soul for help.

Petitioning the Soul for help … aligning with the purpose and the mission of the Soul … those things strengthen our Soul connection.

Ignoring the Soul has the opposite effect. Going against the purpose and mission of the Soul has an even stronger effect of attenuating the thread, or cord, (1) connecting our subtle bodies with the Soul.

Constantly acting against the hopes of the Soul … or against the very nature of the Soul … eventually causes the cord that connects our subtle bodies, our ego, and our awareness with the Soul to snap. And that results in the state we call Soullessness: The Soulless man, or the Soulless woman.

In church terms this kind of person is sometimes called the ‘Irredeemable Reprobate’, or the person of ‘utmost depravity’. In psychology or psychiatry the terms used are antisocial personality, sociopath, and psychopath. In law enforcement the term might be something colorful, such as ‘scum of the Earth’.

Conversely, if we find ourselves in a state of attenuated connection with the Soul, then paying more and more attention to alignment with the Soul purpose and mission, to conversations with the Soul, to respect for and awareness of the Soul, will make that connection stronger and stronger, and us into healthier and more vibrant, and more complete human beings.

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

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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FOOTNOTE

(1) This thread or cord is variously termed the silver cord, the silver thread, the antahkarana, the kundalini, the central vertical power current, the pranic column, and the pranic tube. See also …

Link: “Soulless Men,” by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky … with comments by Alice B. Clagett, published on 13 July 2018; revised on 17 July 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9Cc ..

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The Dance Steps on the Parquet Floor . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 1 January 2018; soundtrack added on 1 November 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Desperado, a song by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Lyrics

Dear Ones,

This video is about desperadoes. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

I’ve come to the conclusion: Some folks just like the way the dance steps are laid out on the parquet floor. And they don’t care about that desperado thing … One way, or the other. Here is the song that goes with that story …

Desperado 
A Song by Alice B. Clagett, 01 January 2018
Soundtrack and Lyrics

 

Desperado, desperado,
If you please let me live,
I promise to give
My word that I’ll be
That kind of a be-
ing no more.   

If you please let me live,
I promise to give
My word that I’ll be
That kind of a be-
ing no more.       
                    (x2)

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Subconscious Symbolism: Cutting Someone Down to Size . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 March 2016; published on 5 April 2016; transcribed on 5 February 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Subconscious Mind and Acting Out of Metaphors
    • How the Metaphor ‘Cutting Someone Down to Size’ Might Be Foreseen to Be Acted Out
    • Feral Pack Mating Behavior: Alpha Versus Beta Males
    • Rites of Manhood: Leader Eats Initiate’s Genitalia
    • Astral Story: I Will Stick a Needle in Her
      • Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) Segue Due to Subconscious ‘Needle’ Symbolism
  • REWRITE AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE VIDEO TOPIC
    • ‘Cutting Someone Down to Size’
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • ‘I Will Stick a Needle in Her’
    • How Soul Wounding Can Snowball
    • Keeping Physically Safe During Ascension

Dear Ones,

As it turns out, my blogs on subconscious symbolism are getting to be more numerous, so I have added that topic to the category list on my blog… in case you want to check back to previous blogs on that topic. This current blog has to do with the same topic. The video starts with a brief review on the subconscious mind …

  • How it represents metaphors, that is, common ‘figures of speech’, as physical actions in the world
  • How this can trigger ‘acting out’ during the Ascension process.

Then it proceeds to a new instance of subconscious symbolism as expressed through the metaphor ‘cutting someone down to size … subconsciously visualized by a man as genital mutilation or emasculation of another man.

There is a moderately heavily edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

This is Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Subconscious Mind and Acting Out of Metaphors

I thought I would add a note to my ongoing blogs about subconscious symbolism. As you may recall, the subconscious mind thinks in terms of metaphors, and it envisions a metaphor as some kind of action … some kind of physical action by the physical body. It does not understand the greater abstract meaning of a metaphor, because it is not equipped, in that way, with abstract notions.

How the Metaphor ‘Cutting Someone Down to Size’ Might Be Foreseen to Be Acted Out

The metaphor that has come up recently is ‘cutting someone down to size’. What has come up (on the clair plane only) recently is the male notion of the importance of manhood, which is pretty much cross-cultural. In this metaphor, which is playing out very unusually, on the clairaudient plane, the subconscious of the man apparently envisions ‘cutting someone down to size’ as the act of whittling away at their genitalia, in some way.

It might be just cutting off the foreskin, for instance, or cutting off the tip of the penis, or cutting off the entire penis, or complete emasculation of a man. So, depending on the coarseness of the astral matter of the man involved, apparently when he thinks of this term, of ‘cutting someone down to size’, he may consider ‘acting out’ some iteration of this notion of cutting someone else’s genitalia down or off.

Feral Pack Mating Behavior: Alpha Versus Beta Males

I would like to bring in the notion of feral packs … wild animal packs, for instance wolf packs … where there is always one leader of the pack; and then there are many males that are not permitted to mate with the females in the pack. Only the leader of the pack, as I understand it, has that right.

So, in a group setting, in a group situation, where the subconscious mind wells up, during this ascension process, what might occur, for instance … just as a hypothesis … is that the leader may react to the upwelling feral drives whose clearing is part of the Ascension process, and may decide to cut the other men in the group down to size, in a physical way, according to the pack instinct not to let the men mate with the women … He may decide to perform some ceremony that alters or whittles down the genitalia of the other men in the group.

Rites of Manhood: Leader Eats Initiate’s Genitalia

This may also involve … according to the subconscious symbolism that is coming up … the leader consuming the portion that has been cut off. In a very clear interpretation of the  subconscious context, what that means is not that the man that undergoes the rite of manhood ceremony, his manhood is not enhanced … but rather, that the leader of the group is consuming or destroying the manhood of the person that is being initiated. Do you understand?

In Africa, and in China, I think … I think I have heard this … there are remedies for lack of manhood that involve eating the genitalia of some animals known for their ferociousness. It probably costs a lot of money.

The idea of doing this to a fellow human being is along the same lines. You are whittling that person down to size. And at the same time, you are consuming or eating his manhood in order to enhance your own … your manhood as the leader of a feral pack.

That is how that upwelling of subconscious notions is happening right now, on the astral plane. The only thing to remember, of course, is that you do not want to enact this situation. It is just an imaginary situation. You do not want to enact it, on the physical plane, because then the person that was involved in such an initiation would need to go and get skin grafts, and painful, and it would be embarrassing. You know?

Astral Story: I Will Stick a Needle in Her

Further, there is a story going on right now … just to show how one subconscious thought leads to another … there is a story on the astral plane, that his has happened (putatively), and that the person that had the tip of his penis removed in an initiation ceremony, now has the subconscious notion that he has a ‘needle’ instead of a penis, because of the change in the shape of the penis; the wedge shape, I would assume, becomes more needle-shaped.

And so the subconscious mind, which has been injured by the rite of manhood ceremony, would say something like this when intercourse takes place: It would say, I will stick a needle in her … because the shape of the penis has changed.

I have heard that story a couple of times on the astral ‘internet’ … as if someone were imagining that had happened to him. And then he had performed intercourse, and was feeling as if his genitalia were shaped like a needle.

Intravenous Drug Use (IDU) Segue Due to Subconscious ‘Needle’ Symbolism. And then further, that leads to the notion of injecting someone else … a sexual partner … with a drug, because ‘sticking a needle in her’ has this alternate meaning of drug use. So you may find … in the rare example in humanity when such an action has taken place … that they may gravitate to intravenous drug use (IDU) if they have undergone such a ceremony. Or IDU may begin to take place for many other reasons too, no doubt.

Well, I am talking a lot about things that I know nothing about … that I have only heard about on the clair plane. I have two reasons, really, for talking about them …

One is that I enjoy this notion of deciphering dreams and subconscious symbolism through metaphor. And this is one excellent, very physical example.

And the other is that I do have a concern for all the men who are undergoing this ascension process, because men are more action-oriented than women; and I hope that they will be able to achieve this process without too much discomfort or physical pain.

So I am hoping they will not fall for this feral kind of representation of reality. Reality itself is far greater than that. There are 72 dimensions; not just physical reality … Physical reality is only the third dimension.

So by preserving our body temple, by making our body cells happy during this process, we will get to the greatness of our manhood and our womanhood; the true greatness.

You all take care. Take good care of yourselves.

REWRITE AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE VIDEO TOPIC

The video starts with a brief review on the subconscious mind …

  • how it represents metaphors, that is, common ‘figures of speech’, as physical actions in the world
  • how this can trigger ‘acting out’ during the ascension process.

‘Cutting Someone Down to Size’

Then it proceeds to a new instance of unconscious symbolism as expressed through the metaphor cutting someone down to size’ … unconsciously visualized by a man as genital mutilation or emasculation of another man. This is ‘acting out’ of the feral drive of male dominance, which has been repressed by societal expectations as humankind became more civilized.

‘Acting out’ during Ascension process may result in group leaders turning against their male group members in this way. If you clair sense this notion welling up in a group leader, it would be best not to be near them physically in ones or twos until the leader has cleared through the feral instincts.

Such clearing is an inevitable part of the ascension process, as when we atune to the Fifth Dimension, or Christ Consciousness level of awareness, we become sensitive to the injury inflicted on humankind by acting out of feral drives; thus, though we may sense these instincts when we place our awareness on the Third Dimension, through the blessing of Christ Consciousness we are unlikely to act upon them.

Rites of Manhood

During these times of mental turmoil, as the Soul wounding of humankind and Gaia’s noosphere are quickly and efficiently being cleared by our Spiritual Teams and Higher Selves, it is possible that a group leader might propose a Rite of Manhood in which a male initiate might be emasculated. Quite clearly, the unconscious intent of this would be performed to increase the manhood or ‘macho standing’ of the leader. Not in the least would it be performed to prove the manhood of the young man who might putatively undergo genital wounding.

Further, these spurious rites of ‘manhood’ can be envisioned, on the clair plane, as the leader of a group cutting off the tip of a young man’s penis and eating it. Very clearly, this has to do with the consumption of animal genitalia in some countries … such as the promotion of eating a tiger penis as an aphrodisiac in Chinese medicine. Modern medicine most likely has no way to disprove this, but I’m here to say, from an intuitive perspective, that there is no truth whatsoever in this.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a frequent feature of the Ascension process, as apparently are marital separation and other marital difficulties. Please be patient, and trust in the process. Know that the creative ability unfolding within you far exceeds what you’ve experienced in this lifetime. Look for the new skills that you’ve received, the new possibilities before you. 

‘I Will Stick a Needle in Her’

Clair denouement of this astral dream: The young man who has been genitally mutilated by having the tip of his penis removed unconsciously envisions his penis as a ‘needle’ … This may be the cause of the malware phrase “I will stick a needle in her,” which is going round on the clair plane right now. There are two possible ‘acting out’ consequences of this malware.

When the injured man sees his penis, he is reminded of intravenous drugs, and so this form of physical wounding can trigger him to intravenous drug use (IDU).

Or, when he sees his penis, he might be triggered to drug a woman by ‘sticking a needle in her” and then raping her.

In either case, reconstructive surgery might be helpful.

How Soul Wounding Can Snowball

This series of malware events: ‘cutting someone down to size’ … acted out … followed by ‘stick a needle in her’ … acted out, is a good example of how Soul wounding can snowball, creating denseness in the noosphere and putatively, community health issues.

Keeping Physically Safe During Ascension

What I’m really trying to say here is: Young men of Earth, please don’t fall for this unconscious ‘acting out’. After all, your moms spent nine months making sure you would be born into this incarnation as perfectly as possible. When your bodies are wounded, every mom is wounded too.

Men do tend to place more emphasis on the physical than do women. One thing to keep in mind is that there are many dimensions to be discovered … 72 dimensions, some say … during our Awakening on Earth. Your physical body is just one of these … the third dimension. Please take good care of your bodies as you step into New Life on New Earth.

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

Image: “Elephant’s Feet, Navajo Nation, Tonalea, Arizona 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Elephant’s Feet, Navajo Nation, Tonalea, Arizona 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elephant’s Feet, Navajo Nation, Tonalea, Arizona 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Elephant’s Feet, Navajo Nation, Tonalea, Arizona 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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