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Arjuna Kriya to Heal the Broken Heart . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 May 2020; published on 26 May 2020

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • What the Kriya Will Do For You
    • How to Do the Kriya
  • ABOUT ARJUNA

Dear Ones,

This is a kriya to heal the broken heart and to resolve long-standing grudges. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

What the Kriya Will Do For You

I have here a new mudra and kriya … a way of placing the arms and hands, and a way of walking … to heal the broken or to resolve a long-standing grudge, or to heal the injuries of the heart that have accumulated over many lifetimes.

How to Do the Kriya

The fingers of the two hands are interlaced, except that the index fingers and thumbs are joined, with a diamond shape in between, like this …

Image: “Arjuna Kriya 1: Wide Open Heart Stance with Diamond Mudra and the Silent Step,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 May 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Hands are together, thumb tips touching, tips of index fingers touching, and palms apart, so that there is a diamond-shaped space between the two touching thumbs and the two touching index fingers. The rest of the fingers are loosely interlaced. The hands are held at the level of the heart chakra, with the joined thumb tips pointing towards the heart and the joined index fingers pointing horizontally outward, away from the person doing the mudra. This is not seen, but relevant: Elbows are out, away from the sides, so that the space between the heart center and the hands is roughly oval. You can walk in a sedate way while doing this kriya. It could be a walking meditation. If you do walk like this, do that special kind of walk where you set down the toes of your feet first, and then your heel. I call this the Silent Step.

Image: “Arjuna Kriya 1: Wide Open Heart Stance with Diamond Mudra and the Silent Step,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 May 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Hands are together, thumb tips touching, tips of index fingers touching, and palms apart, so that there is a diamond-shaped space between the two touching thumbs and the two touching index fingers. The rest of the fingers are loosely interlaced.

The hands are held at the level of the heart chakra, with the joined thumb tips pointing towards the heart and the joined index fingers pointing horizontally outward, away from the person doing the mudra.

This is not seen, but relevant: Elbows are out, away from the sides, so that the space between the heart center and the hands is roughly oval.

You can walk in a sedate way while doing this kriya. It could be a walking meditation. If you do walk like this, do that special kind of walk where you set down the toes of your feet first, and then your heel. I call this the Silent Step.

… with the index fingers pointing horizontally away from the heart. I call this Diamond Mudra.

The elbows are out. You are standing with an almost oval space between your thumbs and your heart center ….

Image: “Arjuna Kriya 2: Wide Open Heart Stance with Diamond Mudra and the Silent Step,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 May 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Hands are together, thumb tips touching, tips of index fingers touching, and palms apart, so that there is a diamond-shaped space between the two touching thumbs and the two touching index fingers. The rest of the fingers are loosely interlaced. The hands are held at the level of the heart chakra, with the joined thumb tips pointing towards the heart and the joined index fingers pointing horizontally outward, away from the person doing the mudra. Elbows are out, away from the sides, so that the space between the heart center and the hands is roughly oval. You can walk in a sedate way while doing this kriya. It could be a walking meditation. If you do walk like this, do that special kind of walk where you set down the toes of your feet first, and then your heel. I call this the Silent Step.

Image: “Arjuna Kriya 2: Wide Open Heart Stance with Diamond Mudra and the Silent Step,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 May 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: Hands are together, thumb tips touching, tips of index fingers touching, and palms apart, so that there is a diamond-shaped space between the two touching thumbs and the two touching index fingers. The rest of the fingers are loosely interlaced.

The hands are held at the level of the heart chakra, with the joined thumb tips pointing towards the heart and the joined index fingers pointing horizontally outward, away from the person doing the mudra.

Elbows are out, away from the sides, so that the space between the heart center and the hands is roughly oval.

You can walk in a sedate way while doing this kriya. It could be a walking meditation. If you do walk like this, do that special kind of walk where you set down the toes of your feet first, and then your heel. I call this the Silent Step.

It gives a feeling of a greatly expanded heart, so I call it Wide Open Heart Stance.

You can walk in a sedate way while doing this kriya. It could be a walking meditation. If you do walk like this, do that special kind of walk where you set down the toes of your feet first, and then your heel. I call this the Silent Step.

This is a Native American way of walking that I learned many years ago from Earth Skills … https://www.earthskills.com/ … an animal tracking, wilderness survival, and Native American culture outfit located in Frazier Park, California. According to my Earth Skills teachers, Native American trackers and hunters walked silently over the leaf-strewn forest floors in that way. It is a very graceful way of walking.

So you are holding the wide-open space of your heart, and you are walking gracefully in your meditative stance. To heal the broken heart.

[End of the video]

ABOUT ARJUNA

Arjuna was a central character of the Mahabharata, an Indian philosophical epic. This image of Arjuna with bow drawn, riding in a war chariot, with Lord Krishna as charioteer, is one of my favorites …

Image: “ISKCON Jagannath Bbt Partha Sarathi/Krishna Arjun” …   https://www.amazon.in/images/I/51uZvfHE1PL.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Arjuna with bow drawn, stands in a moving chariot drawn by four white horses moving at a gallop. Holding the reins of the chariot is Lord Krishna, the charioteer. There are slain men and fighting people all around them.

In a way, the image reminds me of Arjuna Kriya.

That I know of, there are three people that identify as Arjuna, the spiritual son of Indra. I am one of them, then there are two others. You might say that we identify with Arjuna.

In my own timeline theory, I was Arjuna. Because each human being has their own series of timeline choices, it is also possible that the other two people, in their own timelines, experienced being Arjuna in ages past. Who is to say?

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

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Demonic Clearing Yesterday, to Do with World War II . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 September 2018

  • YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: BINDING DOWN OF THE DEMONIC LIEN-HOLDER OF JAKARTA
  • AUTUMN EQUINOCTIAL TRANSFORMATION OF WORLD WAR II KARMA
  • WELL-WISHER JOURNEYS TO THE HELLWORLDS AND BACK
  • AFFIRMATION TO FREE THE SOULS OF THE DAMNED
  • RAMA AND HANUMAN FIGHTING THE DEMON RAVANA
  • GLUSKAP, HERO OF THE ALGONQUIN, VANQUISHER OF SORCERERS AND OF THOSE WHO FOLLOWED DEMONS
  • INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES BY ALICE: A VISION … LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF A RED-TAILED HAWK
  • INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES BY ALICE: CUYAMACA OMEN. A poem by Alice B. Clagett

Image: Miniature from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Morgan Library & Museum, , MS M.945, f. 107r, by Master of Catherine of Cleves, circa 1440, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hellmouth.jpg … public domain

Image: Miniature from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Morgan Library & Museum, , MS M.945, f. 107r, by Master of Catherine of Cleves, circa 1440, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hellmouth.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON: BINDING DOWN OF THE DEMONIC LIEN-HOLDER OF JAKARTA

Quite a large demon, the lien-holder of the Jakarta City Dome, was bound down yesterday afternoon, through God’s grace. Those who chose to befriend it were likewise bound down. Only God can break those bonds; no other power shall loose them.

Image: Binding Down of a Demon … http://www.prayprayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/174305.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Top right, an angel dressed in white, with white wings and a sword, is descending from the sky towards a large golden demon with fangs, horns, and claws that is snarling at the angel. The demon is bottom left. Bottom right, there is a symbol with seven skull-type figures in a circle, with fire in the middle of the circle.

Though, through this spell, some people were bound down, along with the demons, this was less a spell of binding, than a spell of warding. People who befriend demons, do so in order to attack other people. Thus, binding them down prevents them from attacking other people, in the astral realm.

A spell such as this must be cast with a pure heart, a heart devoid of anger and other dark emotions. Otherwise, for sure, they will be the end of the person who attempts the spell. Who knows, maybe something along the lines of what happened to those wicked folks who opened up the Ark of the Covenant in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” …

Video: “Raiders of the Lost Ark (9/10) Movie CLIP – Face Melting Power (1981) HD,” by Movieclips, 5 May 2016 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcR9k8o4I0w ..

That scene was way over my horrible-moments endurance level. I have just this to say about it: Do not watch scary movies. And never address the issue of demons and binding spells unless God wants this to happen. To be on the safe side, I suggest aligning one’s mind and heart and will with the Great Mind, the Great Heart, and the Great Will of God, and then asking Him to do the binding, if (and only if) it is His will.

AUTUMN EQUINOCTIAL TRANSFORMATION OF WORLD WAR II KARMA

I took a look at an airline route map for flights between Los Angeles and Jakarta, over the Pacific Ocean …

Image: Airline route between Los Angeles and Jakarta, over the Pacific Ocean …  https://www.fly4free.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/map-67.png ..

I note that the route grazes Japan.

Then I saw the airline route map for flights between Los Angeles and Jakarta, over Eurasia …

Image: Airline route between Los Angeles and Jakarta, over Eurasia … http://weekendblitz.0g2y9hcyenagyt19l.maxcdn-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/honeymoonmap.jpg ..

I note that the route goes over the United Kingdom, glances past France, then goes through Germany.

I get from this that the now-bound-down lien-holder of Jakarta carried the karma of World War II. Now that the demon (some say, Fallen Angel) is bound down, we may hope for peace on Earth, and harmony amongst the countries of the world.

WELL-WISHER JOURNEYS TO THE HELLWORLDS AND BACK

Already here in Los Angeles … in fact … immediately upon God’s blessing of the binding … I felt a great weight of Darkness lifted from over my head, and I felt the freeing of those who had been acquaintances of those befriending the demon.

Last night and today, these acquaintances have been karooming up and down, visiting those bound down with the demon in the Darkness of the Hellworlds, and then back up, into the Light. From a clairaudient perspective, it is pretty weird for me to hear … Their clair voices descend to a very low register … I hear clair shrieks and groans and growls … and then they bounce back into the Light, and their clair voices return to the normal register.

Image: “San Michele Arcangelo libera le anime del purgatorio,” by Jacopo vignali (1592-1664), photographer: Giovanni Piccirillo (a cura di), La chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano, Becocci Editore, Firenze 2006 … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacopo_vignali,_san_michele_arcangelo_libera_le_anime_del_purgatorio.jp … public domain

Image: “San Michele Arcangelo libera le anime del purgatorio,” by Jacopo vignali (1592-1664), photographer: Giovanni Piccirillo (a cura di), La chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano, Becocci Editore, Firenze 2006 … from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacopo_vignali,_san_michele_arcangelo_libera_le_anime_del_purgatorio.jp … public domain

It reminds me of some years prior, when I went on hunting expeditions, down into the depths of the Hellworlds, attempting to ‘save’ folks I knew. I have this to say about that: God is Great. God will take care of all that. It is up to us to take care of our own selves, to stand in God’s grace, and to follow the path of righteousness, insofar as we may, during this lifetime.

AFFIRMATION TO FREE THE SOULS OF THE DAMNED

For those who know their loved ones are in the Hellworlds, and who cannot loose themselves from this concern … though they know it binds their very Souls to that Dark Realm … I suggest saying this affirmation for those they love …

You are free! Go where you will!

RAMA AND HANUMAN FIGHTING THE DEMON RAVANA

The song “Hanuman Chalisa” is a favorite of mine, and so I have learned the story of Hanuman, the monkey god who, despite daunting odds, rescued a human queen from a demon, on behalf of the king he served. Thus the events of the last 24 hours reminded me of this painting of Rama and Hanuman fighting the demon Ravana …

Image: “Rama and Hanuman Fighting Ravana, an album painting on paper,” c1820. Tanjore or Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, Around AD 1820 … from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rama_and_Hanuman_fighting_Ravana,_an_album_painting_on_paper,_c1820.jpg … public domain

Image: “Rama and Hanuman Fighting Ravana, an album painting on paper,” c1820. Tanjore or Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India, Around AD 1820 … from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rama_and_Hanuman_fighting_Ravana,_an_album_painting_on_paper,_c1820.jpg … public domain

GLUSKAP, HERO OF THE ALGONQUIN, VANQUISHER OF SORCERERS AND OF THOSE WHO FOLLOWED DEMONS

Then, quite by accident, I came across an image of Gluskap, Hero of the Algonquin,  who defeated sorcerers, defeated those who followed demons, and granted many wishes to his people. His totem was the red-tailed hawk …

Image: “Gluskap: Mythical Hero Who Defeated Evil Sorcerers And Demon Followers …  http://www.ancientpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Gluskaphero2.jpg ..

In the Spirit Realm, the events of the last night and day seem to me to echo the Algonquin stories about their folk hero Gluskap, just as the story of Hanuman did.

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INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES BY ALICE: A VISION … LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF A RED-TAILED HAWK

The image of Native American hero Gluskap, and his friend the hawk, reminds me of a dream I once had of seeing through the eyes of a red-tailed hawk that was circling high up in the sky, and looking down with lightning sharp vision at a mouse scurrying along a chaparral track in a high mountain meadow below.

In my mind, I link the story of Gluskap and the vision through the hawk’s eyes with two remembered lifetimes as a Native American … one as a boy in the Cuyamaca Mountains, and one as a Hopi brave …

Link: “Two Native American Visions,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 June 2014; revised on 26 December 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-892 .. ccc

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INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES BY ALICE: CUYAMACA OMEN
A poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 1 May 2017; published on 31 December 2018

 

Once I ran
a leaf-strewn path
beside a sometime mountain stream
my family
ground its meal by

Young then, but lithe,
I was
the Silent Runner

It was the black bear
took my life
Still wondering —
What will this brave boy
become?

. . . . .

Later I walked
Those mountain paths
Saw him fly by,
heading downstream

I stopped to nap
under our family’s oak tree,
Woke with a start!
What’s that behind me?

But it was
only a coyote child.

. . . . .

Yesterday
the air was full
of omens

What should I do?
I asked
my Cuyamaca dad

You are, he said,
My cherished one —
Go quick!
May these thy feet
touch not one leaf!

And so I fled
back to the quiet places —

. . . . .

Dad, dad!
Once more I am
the silent runner!

. . . . .

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

The two portions of this blog in blue font were excerpted to … Link: “Tiny Anthologies: Incarnational Memories,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled from prior blogs on 10 February 2019; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bCE ..

“Cuyamaca Omen” is also published here … Link: “Cuyamaca Omen,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 1 May 2017; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l2U ..

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The Voice of a Child . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 3 March 2018; revised on 2 December 2018
Added poem to: Tiny Anthologies: Wild West Poems

  • “The Voice of a Child,” a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words, 3 March 2018

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem I wrote earlier this month …

Although this account is entirely fictional, the inspiration for it was the murder of the child Dylan Redwine in Bayfield, Colorado, after he went missing on 18 November 2012.

As I recall, posters were put up around town regarding a 19-year-old Ute child, possibly from the nearby town of Ignacio, Colorado, who went missing a month later, but I cannot find anything on that child online; perhaps he went back home.

I also recall a couple of instances of foreign exchange students at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, being posted as missing while out running in the mountains … if memory serves? Was it in the summertime, between 2013 and 2015? As well, I could not find information on them online; perhaps they came safely back to school.

Electronic Found Art: “Gaia’s Grace 1, Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 January 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Electronic Found Art: “Gaia’s Grace 1, Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 January 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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“The Voice of a Child”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
3 March 2018

 

This account is entirely fictional.

Not long ago, in a country town
chilled to the bone, a troubled child
waited almost an hour for the bus to arrive

A woman, seeming mighty grand
pulled up in an old sedan
Leaned across the passenger seat
opened the door and said, hop in!

For almost a month on the astral plane
Night after night I heard his screams

God, oh God! God, oh God!
When will my father come find me?

Mr MD, What have you done
clipping the eyelids from that man’s son?
Did you think that would awaken him?

The heresy of physical form
makes a man think that a woman is born
when the jewels of his youth are shorn
and then, his mother’s fine clothes are worn

What shows up is an angry man
trapped in a form that he can’t stand
What will he do for a sexual thrill
but find a child at a bus stop to kill?

For over a month on the astral plane
I heard his screams, I felt his pain
And then one day, a man stepped in
and severed the child from his agony

Then for a month or more I heard
a sweet small voice from the wild clair world

I love you, I love you, Mr MD
for ending that nightmare pain in me
I love you, I love you, Mr MD …
Thank you for liberating me

Oh God, if there be a God, please spare
this child, please find him there
Bless him and bring him home again
to the Father who hears when he calls for help

Bless his parents. Heal that place
and by the way, as to Dorian Gray
ask the MD to read it please

Form’s good, but it’s not the only thing
It’s feelings that make our hearts sing

In my heart I still hear
month in, month out,
the voice of a child
and how he called out

See the face of a woman
who was not all there
and the glint of a knife
as it arced through the air

I remember how great
was the grief of that town
and how we kept hoping
the child would be found

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Electronic Found Art: “Gaia’s Grace 2, Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 January 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Electronic Found Art: “Gaia’s Grace 2, Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 January 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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

See also … Link: “Compendium: Child Torture,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 22 February 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-gz4 ..

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Native American paintings by Howard Terpning . referrals by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 20 March 2014; revised; this is three blogs combined

  • NATIVE AMERICANS AND NATURE
  • NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN
  • NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE MEN

Dear Ones,

Here are nine of my favorite Howard Terpning paintings on Native American themes …

NATIVE AMERICANS AND NATURE

Image: “The Force of Nature Humbles All Men,” a painting by Howard Terpning … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/forcenature001a.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Six Native Americans, with horses, on a rock overlook over a raging stream.

Image: “Cheyenne at the Disappearing Creek Called White Woman,” a painting by Howard Terpning … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/cheyennecreek001.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Four Native Americans with horses at a woodland watering hole.

Image: “The Scout’s Report,” a painting by Howard Terpning … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/scoutsreport001.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Native American Scout, wearing animal pelt on his head, reports to three Native Americans. The setting is grasslands and boulders.

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN

Image: “Passing into Womanhood,” painting by Howard Terpning, 1992 … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/womanhood001.jpg … DESCRIPTION: This looks like a rite of coming to womanhood being performed in a wigwam, with an older woman, a young girl who has just reached puberty, and most likely her mother.

Image: “Shield of Her Husband,” painting by Howard Terpning, 1982 …  http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/shieldhusband001.jpg … DESCRIPTION: A young Native American wife, in a deerskin robe.

Image: “The Teachings of My Grandmother,” painting by Howard Terpning …  http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/grandmother0011.jpg … DESCRIPTION: A grandmother sitting and sewing, and a child, holding a doll and watching her.

NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE MEN

Image: “Medicine Man of the Cheyenne,” a painting by Howard Terpning, 1983 … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/medicine_man_cheyene.jpg … DESCRIPTION: A medicine man offers a healing ceremony for a man who is ill. His wife sits nearby, boiling a healing herb. 

Image: “Blessings from the Medicine Man,” a painting by Howard Terpning … https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/assets/exhibition/detail/OB1479.jpeg … DESCRIPTION: A medicine man paints the face of a Native American man. Other Native American men sit round in a circle on the grass.e

Image: “Opening the Sacred Bundle,” a painting by Howard Terpning, 1995 … http://swoyersart.com/howard_terpning/sacredbundle1c.jpg … DESCRIPTION: Sitting inside a tent, a Native American opens a sacred bundle. Watching him are two Native American men, and a Native American woman.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Corn Maiden . Divine Feminine . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 September 2014; revised and republished on 23 December 2017
Location: Native American Tribal Gathering Place in Espanola, New Mexico

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Native American Tribal Gathering Place in Espanola, New Mexico
    • Vision of the Corn Maiden
    • Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Photos by Alice
      • Credits for Postlude
  • MORE PHOTOS BY ALICE
  • IMAGES: CORN MAIDEN

Image: “Alice’s Shadow at Native American Tribal Gathering Place Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Alice’s Shadow at Native American Tribal Gathering Place Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Dear Ones,

Here is a little about the Divine Feminine, the corn maiden, and the incoming Light.

An edited Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

This is the tribal gathering place built by the local Native Americans in the Espanola, New Mexico, area. See? There is kind of an amphitheater effect. It is great!

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Native American Tribal Gathering Place in Espanola, New Mexico

I was sitting here in New Mexico at a tribal gatherings place. And it is circular. And it has a wonderful feeling to it. The sun is getting lower on the horizon. And I was sitting and meditating on my heart. And I had the most incredible experience. I just had a feeling we were accepting the energy of the Divine Feminine. And I just had a feeling I was sitting here with the braves and the ancestors of the Native Americans.

I know it is a strange thing, because I can remember several Native American lifetimes. But in this lifetime I am not Native American. It is just that I have that ancestral affiliation.

Vision of the Corn Maiden

I was sitting here, meditating on the Divine Feminine, in my heart. And I had the strangest feeling that I was … I think it is called the Corn Maiden, in the Native American culture … the Divine Feminine expressed as the nurturing Giver of Life … Bringer of the Crops of Corn that fed the people.

It was really great. So I thought I would share. And I am wishing you a wonderful, heartfelt day, in these times … this upcoming week when so much good energy is coming into our hearts, and into our fields, into our lives, and into Earth.

[End of video]

Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Photos by Alice

[videoclip of the Native American tribal gathering place]

Image: “Native American Tribal Gathering Place Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Native American Tribal Gathering Place Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

[videoclip of the sky] This is the sunset …

Image: “Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

… and over this way, coming over the mountains, is the plume of a forest fire … See?

Image: “Plume of Smoke from a Forest Fire Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Plume of Smoke from a Forest Fire Near Espanola, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

So, the mountains are renewing themselves again.

Credits for Postlude
The restful instrumental music in the Postlude is “Cylinder 6” from the album “Cylinders” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0.
Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0
Location: Native American Tribal Gathering Place in Espanola, New Mexico

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

MORE PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Clouds at Sunset Over Espanola, New Mexico, No. 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 September 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: Zuni Corn Maiden Kachinas by Alan Lewis …  http://www.hopikachina.com/images/april2005/CornMaiden.jpg ..

Image: “Blue Corn Maiden” by Gilbert Atencio … http://www.firstpeople.us/native-art/kasina/Gilbert-Atencio-Blue-Corn-Maiden.jpg ..

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Two Native American Visions . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 June 2014; revised on 26 December 2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Incarnational Memories by Alice: The Vision of the Cuyamaca Native American Boy
    • Incarnational Memories by Alice: The Vision of the Native American Elder Who Faced Death with Calm Courage
    • Conclusion

Dear Ones,

Here are two Native American visions I had. The first is about being at one with the natural world, and the second is about courage when confronted with great change, such as in passing from physical form. Hope you like them! There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones,

I am sitting here on a very windy day, in the shelter of a big juniper tree that was the type of tree that is sacred to the Native Americans. And I can see the juniper berries on the floor of the forest underneath the tree. And little shreds of juniper bark, with yellow lichen on them … very colorful. And all the birds have been coming by.

So, one bird that was bright yellow … a small, bright yellow bird … I do not know what it was; it was beautiful. And it was singing and carrying on; it was great!

It is so windy, I hope you can here! So, sitting here in the shade of the sacred juniper tree, reminds me of two visions I had … Native American visions. And I will tell you about each of them, and what they meant to me, very briefly.

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Incarnational Memories by Alice: The Vision of the Cuyamaca Native American Boy
27 June 2014

Once I was hiking in the Cuyamaca wilderness, in Southern California. And as I turned to retrace my steps, back towards the road, I was walking higher up than a creek. And on the other side of the creek was a little trail … a deer trail … and all around were live oaks … California live oaks; very beautiful!

And there, running along the deer path, I saw, in a vision, a Native American child about eight years old … a boy … running, very lithely and quickly, along the trail. And I could not tell! … He was kind of transparent, so I guess maybe he was a shade. I waiver on that … Maybe he was a ghost … And sometimes I think, maybe it was me a long time ago, you know?

And the thing I got from that is: He was so at one with the forest floor, the leaves of the oak trees on the forest floor, it was as if he were part of the oak trees and the water … But in human form.

I was very happy to see a child so at one with everything around him.

And then he sort of faded out and disappeared. And that was my first vision.

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Incarnational Memories by Alice: The Vision of the Native American Elder Who Faced Death with Calm Courage
27 June 2014

And the other vision I had, was of an older Native American brave, sitting with a blanket wrapped around him, near the Eastern edge of a mesa, in the Southwest part of what is now the United States.

This person, I could tell was me, for sure, in a past life. He was sitting, watching a red sun, rising or setting, off in the distance. And he was feeling and knowing, that it was his time to pass.

The thing that was so amazing to me about that vision and that memory, is the complete acceptance of such a great change … this change we call death, or passing. Such an amazing settledness about it. Such courage, and such strength of character. Unwaivering understanding that death is just a part of life. Without any regrets at all, he was watching and knowing, and understanding the cycle of life.

That memory has stood me in good stead over the years; and especially now, when so many things are changing because of the Ascension process. I remember how brave I was once, and it helps me to be more courageous now.

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Conclusion

These are only two of many stories I have about past lifetimes, but they are some of the happiest ones.

See you all later.

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

The text in blue font has been excerpted to Link: “Tiny Anthologies: Incarnational Memories,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled from prior blogs on 10 February 2019; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bCE ..

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Journal Entry: 11 March 2012 . by Alice B. Clagett

This journal entry was written on 11 March 2012

  • A VISIT FROM THE HATHORS
  • REMEMBERING A DEATH DATE OF ONE OF MY NATIVE AMERICAN INCARNATIONS

Dear Ones,

A VISIT FROM THE HATHORS

I was at church today, Sunday service. My brothers and sisters from the fifth dimension were there. They loved the drumming. They loved the singing. They loved how our hearts filled the air with song just past the ear’s ability to hear, but every heart was listening.

The drummers got a little out of sync, and I started to worry. Then I heard lighthearted laughter …

You humans are so serious, and so separate!
You have such diverse points of view.
We love that in you!
We, who think and feel almost as one, though we be many … we salute you!
This life you chose on earth can be quite challenging. We applaud your courage. Know that we love you!

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REMEMBERING A DEATH DATE OF ONE OF MY NATIVE AMERICAN INCARNATIONS

I was thinking about the lifetime when I sat on that western mesa, wrapped warm in a good blanket, watched the sun set … oh, so beautiful … watched the night sky blossom with stars, and felt, with a steady heart, as my life left me.

I thought, Why not? And journeyed back, to sit beside him, hand on that old, courageous shoulder, my heart his own.

I, who will be, am here with you now.

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

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Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Feral Horses, Wild Turkeys, and Purple Lupine . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 3 August 2014; published on 12 December 2017; revised

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
    • Feral horses: These are the Mesa Verde ‘feral trespass horses’. On the right is a foal; in the middle is a mare. I’m not too sure about the other horse.
    • Wild turkeys
    • Lupine in bloom
    • Photos of cliff dwellings and sky

Dear Ones,

These are scenes from Mesa Verde National Park: cliff dwellings, ‘feral trespass horses’, wild turkeys, purple lupine, and beautiful sky. There is a Summary (consisting of photos) after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 1, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

‘Feral Trespass Horses’

Image: Mesa Verde ‘Feral Trespass Horses,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Mesa Verde ‘Feral Trespass Horses,” by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

These are the Mesa Verde ‘feral trespass horses’. On the right is a foal, and in the middle is a mare, and I’m not too sure about this otherwise.

Wild Turkeys

Image: Wild Turkeys at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Wild Turkeys at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Lupine in Bloom

Image: Lupine in Bloom at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Lupine in Bloom at Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Photos of Cliff Dwellings and Sky

Image: Jubilation in the Clouds, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Jubilation in the Clouds, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 2, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Winds of Change, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Winds of Change, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Inspiration in the Wind, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Inspiration in the Wind, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 4, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Heaven’s Door, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Heaven’s Door, Mesa Verde, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

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

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 5, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 5, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 6, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Image: Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 6, by Alice B. Clagett, 3 August 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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I Am of the Stars
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The Emerald Tablets of Thoth: The Cross and the Circle . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 26 March 2015; revised
Old title: The Cross and the Circle

  • HOW THE HOUNDS OF THE BARRIER CAN BE OVERCOME BY THE HEART
  • ANGLES: LEFT-BRAIN THOUGHT
  • CIRCLES: VORTICAL ENERGY OF THE HEART AND BLOOD
  • THE CROSS IN THE CIRCLE, AND THE ANKH
  • ON MAKING THE BODY OF LIGHT AS BRIGHT AS POSSIBLE

Dear Ones,

For the below-referenced discussion, please read this …

Link: Doreal’s translation of “The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, the Atlantean” … http://thediamondsmine.com/files/Ebooks/Thoth-EmeraldTablets.pdf ..

HOW THE HOUNDS OF THE BARRIER CAN BE OVERCOME BY THE HEART

In the below-referenced passage from the Emerald Tablets, Thoth describes how the mind … the ‘Hounds of the Barrier’ on the edge of time and space … can be overcome by the Heart.

… beginning page 40, fifth paragraph (beginning “List ye, o …”), through the end of page 41 (ending, “…on thy way.”)

On these pages, there is a description of the Hounds of the Barriers, the guardians of the cycles, who move through angles (not circles) in a space where there is no time, and who attempt to devour a Soul. I note that angular thinking, and the illusion of cause and effect, are singularities of left-brain thought processes, and possibly interruptions of the motion of Creation.

By dwelling within the circles of the body, where there are no angles, we can be safe from these fearsome enemies. By using a combination of the ‘cross and the circle’ we can be safe from them.

So the cross is significant protection, and not just from a Christian standpoint, but also from the perspective of ancient Egyptian religion.

ANGLES: LEFT-BRAIN THOUGHT

The angles he speaks of represent left-brain thought … logical thought. They are the trap of the mental mind that limits us to temporospatial reality. This keeps us in one dimension, one timeline, whereas, in truth, we can jump to any dimension, any timeline, whenever we want.

CIRCLES: VORTICAL ENERGY OF THE HEART AND BLOOD

The circles Thoth speaks of represent vortical energy, the energy of the human heart and blood. (For instance, on page 65, Thoth states that the blood moves in ‘vortical motion’.) Thus, to my mind, circles are but a cross-section of a vortex.

On page 46, Thoth mentions that Creation came into being through purposeful Thought that created a Vortex of vibration in the Void.

Then on page 36 there is a statement that time and space are moving in circles.

The kundalini dances in vortical motion, as do the chakric wheels, the solar systems in their path through time, and the far-flung galaxies.

And so, mastery of the ability to create and sustain Vortical Energy is very important to our Soul evolution. That same vortical energy connects us with the far-flung galaxies, and through exploration of our own heart, allows us to connect directly to Source. The the ebb and flow of aligns us with the Now of the fifth dimension.

THE CROSS IN THE CIRCLE, AND THE ANKH

The cross in the circle of which Thoth speaks shows temporospatial reality overcome by the circle of faith, the circle of the All, all spaces, all times, all possible worlds.

In the context of Christianity, the cross in the circle represents Christ’s triumph over death and ascension to Heaven (to the fifth dimension). This is a triumph that all humanity may experience at this moment in the Ascension process, the return to Earth of the consciousness of Christ, the Buddha, Allah, Elijah, Lord Krishna, The Great Spirit, and the highest consciousness to which every spiritual path points.

Image: Medieval stonework of cross within a circle … https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/medieval-cross-circle-old-relief-inside-wall-st-mary-charity-gothic-church-venice-73564014.jpg ..

The ancient Egyptian symbol known as the ankh is another representation of the cross and the circle combined. Note that the circle, representing vortical energy, is on top of the cross, representing logical thought, brain wave patterns …

Image: Egyptian ankh … https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31-3l5VWPIL.jpg ..

For more on this, see LInk: “Ankh,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankh ..

ON MAKING THE BODY OF LIGHT AS BRIGHT AS POSSIBLE

As Thoth says (adapted): A person’s Body of Light must be very bright for them to get past the ‘Hounds of the Barrier’. Further, on page 33, there is an explanation about how circle energy and invocation of Light can free us from bondage to the Brothers of Night.

Let us seek the Light, with love and faith. So shall we all master our minds, and step into the New.

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

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Desire Elementals Video Series . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 23 September 2016; revised
Previously titled: Desire Elementals: The Series

Dear Ones,

Here is the series of videos on desire elementals (which are also known as the Inner Child, the gut brain, the Lower Mental Body, and the lower triangle).

I channeled this Desire Elementals Series in July of 2016, published it in September of 2016, and transcribed it in July of 2019. The setting is the Santa Monica Mountains of California. After each video is an edited Summary.


DESIRE ELEMENTALS VIDEO SERIES


DESIRE ELEMENTALS 1: Getting to Know Your Desire Elementals         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 23 September 2016; transcribed on 10 July 2019

ADULTS ONLY (PG-13, NUDITY): Image: “Muladhara Chakra” [First Chakra; Basal Chakra] by Himitsuhana …  http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.32823552.5866/flat,1000×1000,075,f.jpg … DESCRIPTION: This painting is somehow reminiscent of the desire elemental, only I might have changed the red color to forest green, or brown. It is a photo of a young woman, painted red from the waist down, sitting on a big red ball in a forest glade .

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Caveat about Mistaking Clair Talk from Our Desire Elemental to Be Clair Talk About Another Person
    • Names for the Desire Elemental
    • Intelligence of the Desire Elemental
    • Desire Elemental Malware
    • How to Ease the Angst of Your Desire Elemental
    • Elemental Essence Sometimes Goes from One Person or Place to Another
    • Like Us, Elemental Essence is Growing in Intelligence
    • On Listening to the Story of Your Desire Elemental
      • Case of the Man Who Was Angry with His Postpartum Wife
    • Desire Elemental Sexual Malware
    • Other Desire Elemental Malware
    • Concerns of the Desire Elemental
    • How to Talk to Elemental Essence, channeled by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
  • MORE INFORMATION
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here is the first in a series of videos about working with desire elementals (which are composed of ‘elemental essence’).

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

Caveat about Mistaking Clair Talk from Our Desire Elemental to Be Clair Talk About Another Person

This is the first of a series of videos on working with the desire elementals. These are composed of elemental essence. They are sometimes called the ‘Lower Mental Body’. I just wanted to give you all a heads up, before starting this video, as to what I have been noticing lately …

As the Awakening takes place, people are beginning to hear their desire elementals and talk with them. But very frequently, they do not know that their desire elementals are part of their cells. They believe that they are someone else … maybe someone of the opposite sex that they know, for instance.

I quite frequently clair see or hear people getting into acerbic arguments … bitter arguments … with their own desire elementals simply because they do not know that this is part of themselves.

As we proceed on the path of Awakening, one of our jobs is to make friends with our own desire elementals, and begin to train them up to be in the world in the way that we wish them to express themselves.

Names for the Desire Elemental

I have been working with desire elementals today, while I am out hiking in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountain … my desire elemental … or elemental essence … and those of other people as well.

I have a few rules of the road, for when you decide to begin your first conversation with your desire elemental. And so, I am going to give you the list of names that people call desire elementals in different traditions. It is a long one; it goes like this: Desire elemental, elemental essence, lost child of the Soul (or lost children of the Soul, inner child), the child within …

If it is upset, sometimes they say: Childhood trauma, childhood wounding, or Soul wounding … Then for the healthy one, they say: The viscera, the gut brain, the Lower Mental Body. Also: lower triangle, autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system, subconscious mind, or unconscious mind … depending on the tradition.

Intelligence of the Desire Elemental

All those terms refer to that quality of intelligence I call the desire elemental. You have to understand they do not have a cerebral cortex. They are not truly individualized, although they can speak to you through telepathy.

They go with enthusiasm and joy. They love joy, and happiness, and gratitude, and appreciation, and Light, and love. They love those things. They respond best to those things, but because we have been in a Dark Duality until the Shift in 2012, they have learned … usually before one month of age … slogans that have been carried through, unconsciously or subconsciously, all their lives, in the gut, in the viscera, in the neurons there.

Desire Elemental Malware

They have learned slogans that are not joyful and are not happy and are not grateful and are not full of appreciation … none of those good things. They have added some enthusiasm … because they are very enthusiastic … to some very compromised wordings, such as, for instance: F— you in the a– hole!

That is a favorite; said with great enthusiasm by the Lower Mental Body that is not tracked by the Higher Mental Body and trained, as we do when we start on the spiritual path.

Or it might be: You don’t love me! You don’t love me! … over and over again. That is another one.

Then there is a feeling that the Lower Mental Body sometimes has. It goes like this: I am afraid! I am afraid I am going to die. He … [meaning the person that is the Higher Mental Body’s owner] … doesn’t even know I exist.

How to Ease the Angst of Your Desire Elemental 

The minute you start talking to them, they know that you know that they exist, and that eases the existential anxiety, or angst, that they have. This is the existential angst that is coming to the fore, and causing anxiety attacks and panic attacks as we are rising to, and awakening to, the Light of New Earth.

So that is the beginning of not feeling afraid, and not feeling concerned for your life: To talk to your Lower Mental Body. So we say, for instance, that the Lower Mental Body, the elemental essence, takes on the flavor, or taste, of the personality with which it is associated.

Elemental Essence Sometimes Goes from One Person or Place to Another

Elemental essence is not like the physical body. It stays mainly with us, and associates with us. But there is elemental essence everywhere on Earth, in Creation. We have some that tags along and trails along with us, around the lower triangle. (That is another name for the vital body.)

But it comes and goes, in little bits. For instance, some might be attracted to someone else that we are walking past, and go on off, trailing after it. And when it does that, it takes on the flavor, or taste, of that other personality that it is then associated with.

And vice versa; we might pick up a little bit of elemental essence just from the air, or from the mountain here, where I am standing, or from other people. And then that takes on, and patterns itself after, our own personality.

Like Us, Elemental Essence is Growing in Intelligence

So that is about elemental essence: How it is growing in intelligence. And so, the point of elemental essence is that it should become more and more intelligent, and more and more God-aware, just like the point of everything in creation is like that. It is learning, and we are learning; we are learning together.

On Listening to the Story of Your Desire Elemental

You have to listen, in the beginning, to the story of your desire elemental. You have to find out, for instance, what was going on in your parents’ minds when they made love one month after you were born; that is what gets picked up … that kind of very deep lesson about the vital self.

Case of the Man Who Was Angry with His Postpartum Wife. I ran across a case like this recently: If, for instance, your father was angry at your mother because he had not been able to enjoy sexual relations with her for quite some time before you were born (because of her pregnant condition), then he might feel anger while this first act of sexuality takes place in your young life.

You might be nearby … maybe in a bassinet in the same room … or in a motel room … even on the same bed. So your vital body would have picked up that anger that your father was feeling about being deprived of what his vital body felt was rightfully his, during the last few months of pregnancy.

He might have been angry, and he might have said: F— you in the a– hole! … or something like that, in his Lower Mental Body, while that very important first act of sex that you observe, takes place.

Desire Elemental Sexual Malware

So all your life you might be saying: Wow! The enthusiasm of this thing! The greatness of this thing! … And yet your Lower Mental Body is saying something quite the opposite, simply because of patterning in very early childhood. That is just one example.

Other Desire Elemental Malware

Other things it does … The main things that are the lookout of the desire elemental are …

I want to stay alive! Please don’t threaten me! Please try to keep me safe! Keep all the cells of the body together!

The body cells have this concern too: You don’t know about us! You don’t like us. You think we are too fat! … and all this. You know? So talking to the body cells is also important. But that is an aside; so …

Concerns of the Desire Elemental

Numero Uno: Please keep me alive! Please, big person, keep me alive!

Numero Dos: I know that we are supposed to be interested in people out there; we are supposed to arrange for you to be attracted to be attracted to them. But, hey, what kind of person are you interested in … So they go on. They do not know. You have to define exactly what it is that you want, in the area of a sexual partner.

Numero Tres: Rule the world. We will rule the world! We will get our way! We have a master plan! … That has to be toned down a little, you know? … Because we might have a master plan, but other people might object.

The whole thing about the Higher Mental Body is, it kind of takes control of the situation, and it offers alternatives to the early childhood malware that we picked up in the Lower Mental Body by mistake.

A couple more things …

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How to Talk to Elemental Essence
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
27 July 2016

 

Elemental essence just does not have intellect. One of the things that you cannot do is, you cannot offer them comparisons. You cannot say, for instance: I know something better than this. That you cannot say. It will not understand, because it cannot keep two things in its intellect … its ‘non-intellect’ … at the same time.

You do not want it to say that F— you in the a– hole! again. You do not want that to happen again. So you say: I know something better! See the enthusiasm? And the heart chakra is very open.

And they go: Yeah? … like that.

And you say: Yeah! Would you like to know?

And they say: Yeah!

And then you tell them. You say: When you see somebody … [this and such; somebody that meets whatever criteria you have; when you see somebody like that] … I’ll tell you you when I really want you to … Then you say: I love you! I love you! … You got it?

And they say: Yeah! 

Like that; very simple; very simple thinking. Enthusiasm. With an open heart, you speak to your desire elemental. And you speak to the truth of the moment. They can only carry one idea in their minds. it is not exactly a mind; it is like an enthusiasm. [laughs]

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You all take care. Love you lots.

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

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Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 23 September 2016; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

ADULTS ONLY (PG-13, NUDITY): Painting: “Pan and Psyche,” by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898), public domain. This image seems to me to be of two desire elementals getting together. This is how our Lower Mental Bodies relate, in couples relationships …  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Edward_Burne-Jones_Pan_and_Psyche.jpg A young woman, unclothed, in profile, looks trustingly up at the mythical being Pan, who is part goat and part man. Kneeling on a rock, Pan places a hand on her head.

ADULTS ONLY (PG-13, NUDITY): Painting: “Nymphs and Satyr,” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, public domain. This image illustrates how desire elementals have no conventional sense of morality; this is why the School of Theosophy suggests carefully training one’s desire elemental, and teaching it how the Higher Mental Body would like it to express itself in the world …  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Nymphs_and_Satyr%2C_by_William-Adolphe_Bouguereau.jpg Four young women, unclothed and very winsome, frolic gaily around an older Pan in a forest glade by a stream or pond.

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental … Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 2: Helping Other People Awaken to Their Desire Elementals         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 29 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Introduction
    • Work of the Spiritual Person with Other People’s Desire Elementals
    • The Desire Elemental Usually Aggregates in the Lower Half of the Body of Light, in the Vicinity of the Viscera
    • What Other People’s Desire Elementals May Say to You
    • Helping Other People’s Higher and Lower Minds to Communicate with Each Other
    • Story about ‘I Will Grab Her’ Desire Elemental
    • Conclusion
  • MORE INFORMATION
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

This is the second video in the Desire Elementals series. This is about how I clair speak with other people’s desire elementals, so that they can begin a conversation with the Higher Mental Bodies of the people they are associated with.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

Introduction

This is the second in a series of videos on the desire elemental. This video is about working with other people’s desire elementals so as to spark them, or help them begin to unify those two mental bodies, the Lower and the Higher Mental Body. The ultimate aim is total mastery of mind.

Work of the Spiritual Person with Other People’s Desire Elementals

There is work with the desire elementals of people that you encounter as well. They could be desire elementals belonging to people that you know, or to complete strangers; it does not matter.

Because the desire elementals of other people are always talking to me, even though their Higher Mental Bodies do not know about it … what I want to do is to introduce their Lower Mental Bodies, their desire elementals, to their Higher Mental Bodies … their cerebral cortexes and their voluntary nervous systems, their conscious minds; and not just their subconscious minds.

Usually they are positioned in the lower Body of Light of the person, starting, say, from the waist down; the Lower Quadrant of the Body of Light. And they are feeling that that is where they are; that that is where they ought to be …

The Desire Elemental Usually Aggregates in the Lower Half of the Body of Light, in the Vicinity of the Viscera

Image: “Quadrants of the Body of Light,” Self-portrait by Alice B. Clagett, 23 December 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: The above image portrays a standing woman, facing forward and surrounded by a yellow oval. The oval is labeled: Body of Light. It is divided into four quadrants labeled Upper Quadrant, Right Quadrant, Left Quadrant, and Lower Quadrant. The Upper Quadrant of the Body of Light begins just below the neck, and includes the 5th or throat chakra and higher, to a foot or two above the head. The Lower Quadrant begins at the bottom of the rib cage, and includes the 3rd chakra or navel point, and lower, down to a foot or two below the feet. The Right Quadrant is in the area of the high and low heart chakra and the right side of the body, from the perspective of the person in the image (not from the perspective of the observer). The Left Quadrant is in the area of the high and low heart chakra and the left side of the body, from the perspective of the person in the image (not from the perspective of the observer). The transpersonal chakras have come ‘on board’ since 2012 as the Incoming Light transforms and enlarges our Bodies of Light. The 10th chakra is said to be located 2 1/2 to 3 feet above the head.

Image: “Quadrants of the Body of Light,” Self-portrait by Alice B. Clagett, 23 December 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: The above image portrays a standing woman, facing forward and surrounded by a yellow oval. The oval is labeled: Body of Light. It is divided into four quadrants labeled Upper Quadrant, Right Quadrant, Left Quadrant, and Lower Quadrant.

The Upper Quadrant of the Body of Light begins just below the neck, and includes the 5th or throat chakra and higher, to a foot or two above the head.

The Lower Quadrant begins at the bottom of the rib cage, and includes the 3rd chakra or navel point, and lower, down to a foot or two below the feet.

The Right Quadrant is in the area of the high and low heart chakra and the right side of the body, from the perspective of the person in the image (not from the perspective of the observer).

The Left Quadrant is in the area of the high and low heart chakra and the left side of the body, from the perspective of the person in the image (not from the perspective of the observer).

The transpersonal chakras have come ‘on board’ since 2012 as the Incoming Light transforms and enlarges our Bodies of Light. The 10th chakra is said to be located 2 1/2 to 3 feet above the head.

What Other People’s Desire Elementals May Say to You

[continuing with the video …] They usually say things that are very judgmental, like: You are not my kind of person! … or … You wear the wrong clothes! ... something like that, something ‘ingroup-outgroup’, as they say.

Or they say: Hey! Hey! Can we make love? … Or something like that. So it is either the one, or the other.

Helping Other People’s Higher and Lower Minds to Communicate with Each Other

The thing that the person on the spiritual path can do is talk to them with our own Higher Mental Body, our own conscious mind, and say: Go on back to your person, and ask them what to do. Talk to them. You know they love you; they really love you! … And they will go back right away.

Lots of times there will then ensue a conversation: You hate me; you really hate me! … or something like that (this, because they are really not talking together yet).

And so then I say, to the person’s higher mind (this is a different form of telepathy): Say, he’s talking to you … or … She’s talking to you! Why don’t you tell them that you love them! … like that.

If it is a man, usually his Higher Mental Body will not say that exactly, not with enthusiasm. Instead, it might say, with a little exasperation, “Of course I love you.” or “You’re ok, kiddo.”

And then from down below you will hear: I’m not, I’m not! You don’t think that? … You know? There is this big, Puritan mix-up going on. And so I will encourage the Higher Mental Body. I will say: Say it again; go on, it’s ok.

And then the conversation will go on, between those two, the lower mind and the higher mind. And that is exactly what we on the spiritual path are aiming at, with other people: That everyone should have a unified mind. That is how it goes.

Story about ‘I Will Grab Her’ Desire Elemental

There are other things that can happen too. Just now, I was walking down a less traveled footpath in the mountains. And nearby were maybe four or five people; young people, in high spirits. When young people are together and in high spirits, I am always careful, because their desire elementals can be rather rambunctious.

I was coming round the curve, and just got out of the sight of them as they started to come back down the mountain there. And one of the young people sent their desire elemental out to me, with an image of a young child about half as tall as i am … running to meet me and grab me. It was saying: I will grab her! I will grab her! … like that.

This is like what a young person who does not know any better would do. So I said: Go on back to the person that you are with, and you stay right there with them. And I sent my Lower Mental Body skipping beside them, holding their arms down by their sides, in front of the Lower Quadrant of Light of that person for a moment, so that they would get the idea.

And then I said: Here, here! You two talk together! … So they started talking. And further, they started talking with another member of the group; they learned very quickly.

Conclusion

So there is that too: You can project your desire elemental to interact with the desire elemental of someone else in the way that your conscious mind desires.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 23 September 2016; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 3: Mountain Mahogany,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 3: The Lingo         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Dissing of Sexual Desire, by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Sexual Supplications
    • Oops! Gender Mixups!
    • Habitual Grumpy Thoughts, and What I Say in Response
    • Me and My Desire Elemental, by Alice B. Clagett. Soundtrack and Words
    • My First Conversation with My Desire Elemental, by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Rules about Conversations with the Desire Elementals
  • MORE INFORMATION
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

This is the third video in the Desire Elemental series. This one is about the lingo that is current among desire elementals right now, and about how I gave been talking with my own desire elemental recently.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I have here for you, some of the kinds of conversations that I hear from other people’s desire elementals, and the story of the first time I contacted my own desire elemental.

Dissing of Sexual Desire
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
27 July 2016

 

A lot of times, what I hear from other people’s desire elementals is dissing of the feeling of sexuality. For instance, I will hear: That rootie-tootie thought is not for me!

Link: “Hank Williams-Rootie Tootie,” by 50s Rockabilly, 21 September 2009 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MtJqE5q32w ..

Or: That antsy pantsy feeling is not for me!

Or: There they are, prancing and dancing again!

Or: We don’t dance the polka with just anybody!  … Which is not so bad, do you not think?

Then there is: I’m not an effervescent guy!

And the reply from another desire elemental might be: That effervescent thought won’t occur to me.

Sexual Supplications

Another thing that I hear are sexual supplications or entreaties. They might sound something like this: Will you come to my place to stay?

Here is another one; a desire elemental saying: How would you like to be paddywhacked?

Here is another thing that the desire elemental might really get enthusiastic about: Great balls of fire! Great balls of fire! … [laughs] … At the age when this is learned, there is no particular frame of reference for this; but it just sounds so enthusiastic and so lively that they really love it.

Oops! Gender Mixups!

The desire elemental does not understand the difference between male and female, between the genders. And so it can get very mixed up as to what we want. And a lot of times I hear a woman’s desire elemental, on the subconscious plane, giving a sexual entreaty to a woman, such as me … or vice versa, it might be a man offering a sexual solicitation to a man … and not intentionally. But rather,  these might be considered repressed emotions … not necessarily valid for the personality, but just hanging out there, in the desire elemental realm, because they cannot be thought through because of the societal issues.

So the thing to do with regard to these, I feel, is first to notice them, and then to train the desire elemental as to what it is we really want … what we prefer in the way of gender … and so on and so forth.

So here is an instance of a mixed-up little desire elemental. I felt bad about it because the Higher Mental Body of the person involved noticed, and so felt kind of upset about it right away.

But on the other hand, when the Higher Mental Body notices a gender mixup in the subconscious mind, then that gives it the impetus to begin the training. That is kind of good.

[A story …] I was walking along, and I was passing an older lady. And her desire elemental said to me very shyly: Will you marry me? I could see it was a little mixed up, because she was a lady with traditional values, I felt.

And so I said: Now you go back to the person you are with, and talk to her about what to say to people.

And that is what happened; and this is a typical case: The other desire elemental went right back, and there was an immediate communication with the personality and higher mind of the other person. So there you have unified mind, if only for a moment.

Habitual Grumpy Thoughts, and What I Say in Response

Sometimes I hear grumpy stuff … things that are kind of negative … negative emotions being expressed habitually or subconsciously. And they might sound like this: We don’t have that policy!  … or …  My life has no quality!  … or …  You have no personality!  … or …  Internet hangup on that one! or  You are not on the internet! You are not on the internet! … This is about wishing one were not hearing the other person. [laughs]

Here is my response to those kinds of grumpy slogans … One thing I do is I say: Oh my gosh, my cell phone battery has gone down! And then I visualize holding my cell phone, flipping it closed, and putting it in my pocket.

Here is another one: I want to explain to the other person’s desire elemental that it is just not the way that it ought to be; but I want to do it some kind of way that is a lot of fun. So I visualize hitting one of my ears with one hand, and a fish jumps out of the other ear. And I grab it with the other hand, and put it in my pocket. The other people’s desire elementals will start laughing; they are so delightful … They are like little children.

Me and My Desire Elemental
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
27 July 2016

 

 

Here is my desire elemental’s favorite slogan until recently; it goes like this: Oh unbelievable God! [laughs]

Along the lines of enthusiasm, here is a very good conversation that I had with my desire elemental today. It goes like this …

You da best! You da dude! You da way so cool!
You da best! You da dude! You da way so cool! 

And then I waited, and it said: Yeahhh!  [laughs]

My First Conversation with My Desire Elemental
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
27 July 2016

 

I mentioned before my very first conversation with my own desire elemental. I made a few mistakes that I think I will tell you about, because then you maybe will not make them yourself. It started like this; I realized it was there.

it said: You don’t love me!

And I said: Yes, I do! 

And it waxed very indignant and said: No you don’t! … like a sulk, right?

So there is Rule Number One: Never contradict your desire elemental. It is like a two-year-old; it does not want to be contradicted. So I said: I hear you!

This was at the very beginning. And it said: No you don’t. [laughs]

And I said: I hear you, I hear you, I hear you!

It took a couple of days of saying things like that, for it to finally open up and be friends with me.

The minute I had the opportunity, I walked in with the notion of love and affection. I said: I love you!

And it said: I hear you!

And I said: I love you!

And it looked at me; it was as if it were looking up, hopefully, hesitantly.

And I said: I love you more than anything!

And it said: You do … Kind of half way between You do! and You do?

Things have gotten better and better, ever since that day when it finally realized that I really love it. I love it very much!

Rules about Conversations with the Desire Elementals

  • Never contradict your desire elemental.
  • Say: I hear you! when it expresses something negative.
  • Then say: I love you! I love you more than anything! I super duper love you, you, you! Don’t be shy about it … They love repetition, and they love to be loved!

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 23 September 2016; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 4: Totem Animals         top

Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
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Dear Ones,

This is the fourth in a series of videos on desire elementals. This video is about how our desire elementals identify with ‘totem’ animals.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

You know, in the ancient cultures, there were notions that there were totem animals for every person. And that might have something to do with the desire elementals … because I have noticed that for some of the people that I communicate with telepathically, their lower telepathic centers identify with animals.

For instance, there is one man who identifies with a wolf. And there is another person who thinks two separate things about himself … When he is running (he is a very good runner, I guess), he thinks he is a giraffe. His Lower Mental Body thinks of him as a giraffe that lopes along effortlessly, and covers large distances. This is because he has long legs, I guess.

And the other thing is, his Lower Mental Body thinks: I am a porcupine! 

So maybe there is something to this thing about totem animals.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

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Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 7: Diamond Rainbow Sunlight,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 9: Feather,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 5: Shapeshifting         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Stories by Alice: Shapeshifter Who Obsessed My First Cat
    • Awakening: Working with Elemental Essence and Human Consciousness
    • Shapeshifting and Afterlife
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  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

This is the fifth in the Desire Elementals series. This video is about how descent of consciousness into the desire elementals can cause the experience of shapeshifting, and how this experience coarsens the astral matter of our physical and subtle bodies.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

This video has a little about shape-shifting in the context of our desire elemental … our Lower Mental Body that is … and our elemental essence.

Stories by Alice: Shapeshifter Who Obsessed My First Cat

I know a person who, when he was in a relatively unaware state, his consciousness would descend into his Lower Mental Body, and his desire elemental would peel off, and go and meld with the energy field of my first cat. He did that time and time again. So the Lower Mental Body of that person would become more coarse because of that.

What is called ‘shapeshifting’ is actually a joining of the energy of our Lower Mental Body with the energy of an animal.

Awakening: Working with Elemental Essence and Human Consciousness

The elemental essence does not really have an organizing principle … it has more of a joining and uniting and melding principle … so whatever it is with, it is like.

[Speaking to the person who was shapeshifting into the cat …] When it is with an animal, it takes on the characteristics of an animal. And then if it associates with us humans, when we become more aware … say, when we wake up in the morning; or when we become unintoxicated or uninebriated with drugs … then it comes back to us, and we have that feeling of increased vitality … but also a feeling of increased coarseness … in our astral matter … which, for the spiritual person, is not the optimum situation.

Shapeshifting and Afterlife

When the astral matter is coarse, then after death we have what are known as hellworld and purgatorial experiences. These occur as the astral matter becomes more refined after death, preparatory to retreat of the Soul to the subtle body known as the Mental Body.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 10: Rainbow Sunlight in the Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 11: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 6: Mind Meld with Another Person’s Elemental Essence         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
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Dear Ones,

This is the sixth in a series of videos on the desire elementals. This video is about mind melding with another person’s desire elemental (elemental essence).

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

What happens when we mind meld with other people’s elemental essence? Let me give you one example …

I think something about someone else. Maybe with a ‘shortcut’ way of thought, or maybe even without words, I am thinking: I’ll bet they would say … [this and such]. Like that. it might be the ideas of the Higher Mental Body (if I am aware of what I am doing) or the ideas of the Lower Mental Body, if I am not aware of what I am doing.

So I am casting my ideas in my mind, over to the other person. And, like as not, what I contact is their elemental essence … their desire elemental. It does not have a cerebral cortex. It does not have a mind. It has intelligence, but a different kind of intelligence from that of the Higher Mental Body.

The Lower Mental Body has a kind of imitative intelligence; and an evolutionary feeling and angle to it: It desires to go higher, and it imitates other energies … It flocks around together if there are not people around.

So here am I, sending my higher mental thoughts to the Lower Mental Body of someone else, which contains an echo of the Soul signature of that person: Its energy is an ‘echo’ of the personality of that person. So what I hear back is from far off … from way over in that other person’s energy field. What I hear and think they are saying, I hear their elemental essence saying it; it is using their personality’s ‘voice’ or Soul frequency.

So it seems as if I have mind controlled that person’s desire elemental. But in fact, all I am getting is an echo back … a kind of complacence, if you will; a willingness to go along, that the desire elemental of the other person has.

That does not mean that their voluntary mind is going to go along with this notion. It is just like an echo, or like one of those little parrot toys that, if you say something, they say that thing back in their own voice (the parrot voice) …

Video: “Saanvi Toys Talking Parrot,” by Anita Rathod, 1 February 2014  … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpaq3qlEvnQ ..

It is kind of cool, but not true at all … not true of the Soul of the other person. It is more like a a dialog between your Higher Mental Body and the other person’s Lower Mental Body or desire elemental.

It is not that we have ‘mind controlled’ the other person. Rather, this is a bounce-back effect due to the nature of thought-form travel and the qualities of elemental essence.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 12: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 12: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 13: Mountain Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 7: Absorbing and Transforming ‘Trespassing’ Elemental Essence         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • OUTLINE OF THE VIDEO
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Dear Ones,

This is the seventh in a series of videos on desire elementals. This video is about absorbing and transforming elemental essence and/or desire elementals that are repeatedly sent to your energy field by others, and how this affects the senders.

There is an edited Summary after the video, and after that an Outline of the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

The topic of this video is: What to do if other people’s desire elementals simply will not leave you alone. The need for this comes about from someone else having a persistent thought about you … a kind of a ‘brooding’ thought; a constant habit of a thought of a particular kind, to do with the lower triangle, the Lower Mental Body.

Sometimes it is a thought that they are your boyfriend or girlfriend. That thought, repeated over and over again, even without consent from you, results in their desire elemental spending all its time with your desire elemental, in your vicinity … in your energy field.

The thing to do is to notice this extra energy, and the thoughts that it has, and so forth. These thoughts are automatic thoughts, involuntary thoughts, from the other person.

It is important to understand that this desire elemental is composed of elemental essence, which itself is not an individual; it is not ‘individualized’. So absorbing it, and transforming it into the energy signature of your own energy field is not anything bad. It is ok; it is what happens quite a lot, just automatically.

So if it is there in your energy field, it is yours to transform … as I heard once from energy healer and teacher Jeffrey Allen … https://www.iamjeffreyallen.com/ … So, transform the energy, including all the thoughts that are involved, into your own energy signature. Just absorb it into your own elemental essence.

And then what will happen to the other person who has, in a sense, lost their desire elemental? From the astral atmosphere, other astral matter, other elemental essence, will go and take its place. They will not be without.

OUTLINE OF THE VIDEO

  • The setting: someone else has a persistent, brooding thought about you, a habit of thought to do with the Lower Mental Body
  • The result: Their desire elemental spends all its time in your vicinity, in your energy field
  • Desire elementals are composed of elemental essence; they are not ‘individuals’; thus, absorbing this ‘trespassing’ elemental essence and transforming it to the energy of your field is not a sin, not a bad thing
  • “If it’s in your energy field, it’s yours to transform!” This I heard long ago from noted Duality energy trainer Jeffrey Allen … http://www.iamjeffreyallen.com/ ..
  • To the other person, the sender, will naturally accrue elemental essence from the astral plane, and so whatever astral matter they have lost through your transformation within your own energy field, will be just naturally replaced by elemental essence local to their energy field

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 14: Mountain Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 14: Mountain Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 15: Mountain Mahogany,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 15: Mountain Mahogany,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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DESIRE ELEMENTALS 8: Unifying the Mind         top
Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Various Kinds of Telepathy
    • Clearing the Bow-Tie Knot That Prevents Superconscious Telepathy
    • Communicating with the Star Civilizations
    • Communicating with the Star Libraries
    • Uniting with the Great Mind of God
  • MORE INFORMATION
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

This is the eighth in a series of videos on desire elementals. In the prior videos I spoke on various aspects of unifying the Lower Mental Body with the Higher Mental Body. This video has to do with unifying these mental bodies with the superconscious mind.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

Various Kinds of Telepathy

I would like to continue the discussion about desire elementals, and about unifying the mind. As you may know, there are various kinds of telepathy … You can look up my blogs on that; for example

Link: “Four Mental Zones . by Sri Aurobindo . and Thoughts on Mind Control Here on Earth,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 12 August 2013 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5SJ ..

These two that I have been working with are telepathy with the Lower Mental Body and with the Higher Mental Body. Then we have superconscious telepathy, and telepathy that is even higher than that … and telepathy with the body cells. There are just a lot of possibilities out there … ways to communicate with all that is.

Clearing the Bow-Tie Knot That Prevents Superconscious Telepathy

I know I have not talked about this much before, but the thing that we are after … after we have unified our mind field for the Lower Mental Body and the Higher Mental Body … as soon as we are pretty much in agreement over just about everything most of the time … Then the thing to do is to develop the superconscious mind, and place the Awareness there. That will get rid of what is called, in some of my blogs, the bow-tie knot at the eighth chakra … the Oversoul do’s and don’ts.

As you may know, the central vertical line of our aura … the hara line … goes vertically through us, down to the center of Earth, and up above us, to the Central Sun …

Image: “Hara Line, aka pranic column, central vertical power current, and kundalini,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: Silhouette of a man bisected by a vertical, golden line of light that continues above and below his body … CREDIT: The silhouette is an adaptation of “Standing man, thin, facing forward,” by Madeleine Price Ball , Wikipedia Commons, CC0 1.0 universal public domain dedication.

Image: “Hara Line, aka pranic column, central vertical power current, and kundalini,” adapted by Alice B. Clagett, 26 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: Silhouette of a man bisected by a vertical, golden line of light that continues above and below his body … CREDIT: The silhouette is an adaptation of “Standing man, thin, facing forward,” by Madeleine Price Ball , Wikipedia Commons, CC0 1.0 universal public domain dedication.

As soon as the hara line above the head is freed up, and no longer tied up by societal expectations of large ‘overlord’ groups up there [points camera upward], which correspond either to the members of groups we belong to here on Earth, or to astral groups such as the thuggee cult members not in astral form … not to mention, astral overlord groups up there too … albeit in the heavenworlds negative or positive … as soon as our hara line, higher and lower [points camera up above head, and then down toward feet], is entirely our own, then we can communicate with the stars … even Alpha Centauri.

Communicating with the Star Civilizations

There are various star civilizations that are spoken of, with all of whom we might attempt communication. We have the Siriuns, the Pleiadians, the Arcturians, the Alpha Centaurians … Find out which of these resonate with your own Soul experience.

Communicating with the Star Libraries

We also have the star libraries: We have the star library of Earth and of the solar system. That is a place to start: With Earth and the solar system. We can get as far as the vast star library of Alpha Centauri. We can ask there, of the guardians of that library, and we can find out whatever it is that we need to know, through the wisdom that is accumulated there, in the grace of God.

Uniting with the Great Mind of God

So! Quite an exploration to undergo, in the process of unifying mind and with the great mind of God.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 17: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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On the Gift of Prophecy . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 23 August 2016; published on 30 August 2016; transcribed on 4 February 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a video on reading signs and portents, and on the gift of prophecy …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I have a brief word about reading signs and portents in the natural world. In the old days, amongst the Native Americans, the Peoples were so in tune with the natural world that they could look at the clouds, or listen to the wind, or hear the wild animals or the trees … or even the flowers … speaking to them.

And they could tell from that, what might be happening in the future. This is because all things are connected. Every small thing that we see in the natural world is connected to every other thing in the natural world.

And all the times are also connected: the past, the present, and the future. And so, if we carefully observe and listen to what the natural world is telling us, we will know about the past and the future as well.

Photos by Alice

Link: “Lantana 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Lantana 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 August 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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I Am of the Stars

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Desire Elementals 4: Totem Animals . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 July 2016; published on 30 July 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
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Dear Ones,

This is the fourth in a series of videos on desire elementals. This video is about how our desire elementals identify with ‘totem’ animals.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

You know, in the ancient cultures, there were notions that there were totem animals for every person. And that might have something to do with the desire elementals … because I have noticed that for some of the people that I communicate with telepathically, their lower telepathic centers identify with animals.

For instance, there is one man who identifies with a wolf. And there is another person who thinks two separate things about himself … When he is running (he is a very good runner, I guess), he thinks he is a giraffe. His Lower Mental Body thinks of him as a giraffe that lopes along effortlessly, and covers large distances. This is because he has long legs, I guess.

And the other thing is, his Lower Mental Body thinks: I am a porcupine! 

So maybe there is something to this thing about totem animals.

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

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Desire Elementals Video Series,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 July 2014; transcribed on 11 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-66q ..

For more on elemental essence and the desire elemental: Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C.W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg …  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 ..

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 7: Diamond Rainbow Sunlight – Incoming Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 7: Diamond Rainbow Sunlight – Incoming Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 8: Mountain Mahogany,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 8: Mountain Mahogany,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 9: Feather,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 9: Feather,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0
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Rainmaking . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 May 2016 and 7 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 1, 6 May 2016
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • My recent experiences with rainmaking.
    • Would men like to perform rainmaking ceremonies, perhaps?
    • Importance of visualizing precise results: where should the rain fall, how many inches of rain should fall, how many days of rain should there be, what about runoff, what areas and outcomes (such as mudslides and flooding) need to be avoided?
    • How unconscious thoughts, fears and worries can prevent rainfall.
    • What manzanita, a chaparral plant, looks like when its stressed by drought.
  • VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 2, 7 May 2016
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • The next day: Signs that it has rained at Chatsworth Reservoir and Sage Ranch in the Los Angeles area
    • How the nature elementals make rain: water elementals (undines) care for the water and air elementals (sylphs and zephyrs) carry the water up to the clouds and round to where the rain must fall
    • What would happen if 10 people in Los Angeles visualized rain when needed?
  • SIGNS OF RAINFALL AT CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE

Dear Ones,

Here are two videos on Rainmaking. There is an edited Summary beneath each video …

VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 1
Filmed on 6 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I just wanted to explain a little to you about rainmaking today, and also about what happened last night and today about the rain.

Yesterday I went for a Sierra Club hike along the trails up Stunt Road to Saddleback Mountain. What we saw was many stressed chaparral plants, that were in trouble because they needed more rain. In a minute, I will show you a picture of those: How it looks, and how you can tell.

While I was on the trail, I took what spare water I had, on the way down, and I watered two chaparral plants that looked like they really needed it, with the remaining water that I had. And then, when I got home, I was thinking about the plants.

Now trees are something that I really love; I have loved them all my life. It means a lot to me that the trees in this area, and all over Earth, should be very healthy. So I got to thinking how I had had success, in the past, with rainmaking. That was yesterday afternoon. And I was talking, on the clair plane, with the lady down the hill, about it.

So I just said to myself: Ok, I will just ask for rain right now. I will ask the nature world and the devas to bring us rain, all over the county of Los Angeles. I would like four inches of rain; steady, gentle rain, followed by intervals when the water could sink into the Earth, with optimal amounts of water draining off the land, so that most of the water sinks in. And so: All over the County of Los Angeles, four inches of rain.

And I put forth that request, that that should be happening. So this morning I woke up, and right about mid-morning I woke up. And I was very surprised; here in sunny California there was a gigantic rain cloud over the Santa Susana Mountains, right across from where I live, across from the Chatsworth Nature Preserve.

While I was looking, it started raining all over the Santa Susana Mountains, and the lady who lives down the hill noticed too. She got very excited about it, and she said: Bring that rain cloud over here! I would like to have rain over here as well!

And I said: Well, you know, you could have rain both places. Let’s ask for rain everywhere where it needs to be ... So she did.

Five or ten minutes later, the rain cloud came over to my place and her place, and started raining very gently over there. It was time for me to go get some lunch and to go to a particular movie I wanted to see. So I took off in my car, and be darned if the rain cloud did not follow me, because I love rain, right? That’s what I think!

When I went in to get the food, it was raining steadily. And when I went out to go to the movie, it was raining steadily there, in that place. And when I came out, it was still raining a little. It was great!

So then I thought I would go check Saddleback Peak area, because I had explained to the nature spirits, in great detail, about how to get there, and how the chaparral trees really needed the rain right now.

And the nature spirits were so funny; they were really incredibly enthusiastic. They went: Wow! Let’s go see what that looks like right now! Let’s go explore! … And they went off and looked at that.

And I said: Don’t forget the red shanks over there; they need it too.

And they said: Woo, let’s go look at that!

And so that was a lot of fun. It was a medium-sized rain cloud; I was hoping that they could come here [to Saddleback Peak] too.

While I was going out, I heard from the Native Americans on the clair plane. They are very interested in rainmaking. They usually do not speak, except among themselves, on the clair plane, but today they did mention something; they said it would be better for us to get together our men, because men have a lot of power in asking for rain. They can do a rain dance, and they can ask for rain.

I said: How is that, that they have more power?

And they said: Well, they stomp on the ground! … and I think they said: At the end, they raise their arms up high, and they ask for rain!

So I thought: Gosh, maybe a neighborhood event; who knows? … Neighborhood Watch … a rain gathering; a rainmaking session.

I will see if I can interest anyone in that. And I hope that you might be interested too. You could find out the true technique for doing it, and you could pursue that … because the nature elementals, the spirits of the air and the water are very responsive to human thought, to human requests, and to human enthusiasm about rain and wind and weather … all kind s of things. So you have to be very specific; you have to say what it is that you really want. And they are so enthusiastic about responding.

Today was just an incredible day; they were going on and on, and I was too. So I came here. To sum it all up, I came to the place where I was yesterday on an eight-mile hike with quite a bit of elevation gain for recent days. And I found what I will show you right here …

First, as I was coming up, I noticed the rain clouds coming up, over the far horizon, out towards Santa Barbara …

Image: “Rain Making 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then I got up to the peak, and I noticed this big rain cloud here …

Image: “Rain Making 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And there was rain; you can still see a little bit of the rain on the windshield here …

Image: “Rain Making 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And there was misty rain coming over the mountains. You see that mist? The chaparral plants absorb that mist as water sometimes; that is their water intake. So they are drinking that water right now.

And then, down all across this region, down there …

Image: “Rain Making 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… I saw rain clouds everywhere, and rain everywhere. Look over there; look down there …

Image: “Rain Making 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

See that rain? Look at all that! Rain everywhere. Wow!

So here is the thing: If you want rain, you have to ask for rain. You have to say what kind of rain you want; how long you want it to last; how many inches; for how many days … And you have to be very specific and very upbeat.

Know that you have this power. You have this power, and you have a right to speak what your will is, in the world, for the weather of Earth.

I had one conversation on the psychic plane today that is well worth repeating. I hope no one is embarrassed about it. In addition to the Sierra Club, I am also a member of the California Native Plant Society, And that society is the caretaker for a nature preserve that goes through a riparian area, high up the mountain, into the red shank, right here on the other side of what I just showed you … on the right, here. And that place is called Cold Creek Preserve.

There is a path in the preserve that goes by a cliff that keeps crumbling, and so it is difficult to maintain the path. And what I found out is that there are some people that care about the Cold Creek Preserve, who are preventing the rain from coming there by simple thought process that, if the rain comes, then there is a chance that the cliff will collapse onto the pathway, and they will not be able to walk through again.

If you have concerns of this nature, the important thing to do is to visualize the rain that your concerned area of the world needs, and specify those places where the rain should be a little less, or maybe not even happen … such as that little cliff area … so that everything else can be watered; because it is very important for the plants and animals, and even the rocks in the mountains, and in the valleys, and by the seas, and along the coastal scrub … everywhere … that it should have just the right amount of water to flourish.

We can do that. But by our unconscious thoughts and fears and concerns, we can prevent the area, too, from getting the rainfall that it needs.

I would like to encourage each of you to start your own raindance, and your own rain thoughts, and to develop your own rainmaking ability, with crisply delineated parameters. And, get to know your nature spirits and your nature elementals, and your devas! Devas are cool!

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Well, now I am taking another survey of the rain here, near Stunt Mountain and Cold Creek Preserve, and I see a promising sight off over this way …

Image: “Rain Making 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Back in those far mountains there is rain in the air, and there may be rain actually coming down on the land over there. Then there is a chance of rain over this way …

Image: “Rain Making 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there is this giant mountain with a fire road [Calabasas Peak Motorway] that goes up it, You can walk up that fire road, and then turn right half way, or two-thirds of the way up the mountain [onto West Red Rock Road] and go down into Red Rock Canyon Park on the other side … up this mountain here; see that road? …

Image: “Rain Making 8: Saddleback Peak and Calabasas Peak Motorway,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 8: Saddleback Peak and Calabasas Peak Motorway,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is pretty foreboding, but there are beautiful views, and a wonderful workout. Then over this way, it looks to me like, off in the far distance, there is a chance of rain actually coming down out of the clouds; not half way down, but the whole way down, and hitting those mountains over there …

Image: “Rain Making 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Back over here to the left, the cloud of rain has moved quickly, in this direction, and it is raining more here towards us, closer to us and closer to the big mountain with the fire road on it …

Image: “Rain Making 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Higher up, at the top of the mountain here, where three roads [Stunt Road, Schueren Road, and Saddle Peak Road] meet, I noticed that there had been rain, because the sides of the road were a little bit wet and pretty muddy …

Image: “Rain Making 11: Stunt Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 11: Stunt Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

On the top of the mountain there, the thing of it is that the airs from the ocean hit the mountain here and cause more precipitation, and also more mistfall through the mountains. And so it is more likely to get rain than this area where I am walking right now … which is, unfortunately, I have to say, way too dry. See there? … too sandy dry …

Image: “Rain Making 12: Dusty Ground,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 12: Dusty Ground,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I am going to check out the trees right now, specifically the manzanita trees, because they are one of my most beautiful favorites, and I am very concerned about them, although all the trees are worth looking at and figuring out about.

Here I am entering one of the trails next to Cold Creek Preserve, but not on the one we walked up and down yesterday …

Image: “Rain Making 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And this trail contains some excellent examples of stressed chaparral shrubs. My favorite, right here, is the manzanita tree or shrub (Arctostaphylos)

Image: “Rain Making 14: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 14: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I think it must be a relative of the Pacific madrone (Ericaceae) tree on the far northern coast of California, that grows to such beautiful height, and has such beautiful red bark like this shrub …

Image: “Rain Making 15: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 15: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And so I am pretty sure they are related, but I do not know for certain. They look a lot alike. And then the leaves typically look like this when the tree is not stressed …

Image: “Rain Making 16: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 16: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

But this tree is stressed for lack of water. And so some of the leaves have turned yellow …

Image: “Rain Making 17: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 17: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And over here too, you will see lots more yellow leaves. See there?  …

Image: “Rain Making 18: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 18: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then over here, after the leaves turn yellow, sometimes they actually die. And here is a case of leaves that have died back, because the plant cannot support them because of lack of water.

Image: “Rain Making 19: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 19: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

All right, so here we have, on the same trail, a very stressed manzanita plant. Not only are the leaves all speckled … some yellow, some brown, and some green …

Image: “Rain Making 20: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 20: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… but down here at the bottom we have just a lot of brown leaves where the dieback has occurred …

Image: “Rain Making 21: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 21: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And also the bark looks unusual to me. You see, healthy bark of a manzanita shrub or chaparral tree looks smooth like this bark here …

Image: “Rain Making 22: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 22: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

But what we saw on the trail yesterday was a lot of bark that looked almost blistered, like this …

Image: “Rain Making 23: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 23: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You see those blisters on the bark there? We saw whole trees with blistered bark like that. I think that is a response to lack of water and stress …

Image: “Rain Making 24: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 24: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Now here is a very good one; a very fine specimen of manzanita …

Image: “Rain Making 25: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 25: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And you will see the way that the bark is, right now …

Image: “Rain Making 26: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 26: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I will try to get a little closer up. See how it looks all blistered and stressed out? Look at that! First time I have ever seen it  …

Image: “Rain Making 27: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 27: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

See there? And also, farther up it seems to be peeling back. Look at that …

Image: “Rain Making 28: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 28: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

So this is what I am asking: That all these chaparral trees, the ‘elven forest’ of the Santa Monica Mountains …

Image: “Rain Making 29: Cold Creek Preserve Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 29: Cold Creek Preserve Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… should be completely healed, through appropriate water from the skies, and through the zephyrs of the air, and the beautiful water elementals as well ..

Image: “Rain Making 30: Cold Creek Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 30: Cold Creek Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

That the sylphs should blow the clouds where they need to be, and that the water elementals should make sure that the right amount of rain gets to the right place; that is my wish and my hope; and if each of you wish it with me, I am certain that is exactly what will happen here on planet Earth …

Image: “Rain Making 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… for all of Earth.

Image: “Rain Making 32: Yarrow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 32: Yarrow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 2
Filmed on 7 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Image: “Rain Making.2-1: Datura,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-1: Datura,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-2: Datura and Honeybee,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-2: Datura and Honeybee,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

I am here in my official rainmaking capacity. I was just down at the Chatsworth Nature Preserve and Reservoir, checking; and then I checked all the way up here to Sage Ranch Park in the Simi Hills. I checked on top of the mountain, and all along the way it had rained. Let me show you …

Here we are, at Sage Ranch Park, and you can see, off in the distance here, more rain clouds …

Image: “Rain Making.2-3: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-3: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Looks like the nature elementals are picking up water from the ocean which is over that way [zooms left] …

Image: “Rain Making.2-4: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-4: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and the zephyrs are carrying the water up to the clouds, [pans right] and making the clouds heavy with water …

Image: “Rain Making.2-5: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-5: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then blowing them in the right direction. You see, right over there, on that mountain, right now, it is raining. See there? … right over there …

Image: “Rain Making.2-6: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-6: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then if I look over this way, [pans left] I see the results of today’s rain on the ground. The ground is kind of wet; see there? Wet ground; look at that; way wet for this area. (This is a semi-arid area.) …

Image: “Rain Making.2-7: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-7: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And over here the rain poured down onto these rocks …

Image: “Rain Making.2-8: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-8: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and down into the parking lot, It has been this way all the way up here. I see mud puddles; down here was a little flood of rain …

Image: “Rain Making.2-9: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-9: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

As to the wild-growing fruit trees here, it looks like they will have enough rain for the time being …

Image: “Rain Making.2-10: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-10: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And I can feel that the nature spirits in this are are greatly heartened and hopeful …

Image: “Rain Making.2-11: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-11: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and that the plants themselves are feeling that the worst is over …

Image: “Rain Making.2-12: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-12: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and that there is hope for them to continue living here …

Image: “Rain Making.2-13: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-13: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and to be happy here in these mountains …

Image: “Rain Making.2-14: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-14: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This is a wonderful feeling today. And there are the rain clouds up there. [pans upward] … Wow! …

Image: “Rain Making.2-15: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-15: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

Look here: Someone has left a stainless steel bowl on the ground, in the parking lot, that has accumulated water in it, from the rain. And that will be good for the coyotes that live right around here to drink tonight.

Image: “Rain Making.2-16: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-16: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

I am here by this big rock across from the parking lot, where I often see coyotes moving around and looking for gophers to eat …

Image: “Rain Making.2-17: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-17: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There is this big mud puddle that went down this way, down the hill … just a lot of it …

Image: “Rain Making.2-18: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-18: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It probably came from way up there, on that hill [pans upward] …

Image: “Rain Making.2-19: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-19: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and coursed down through here, and on down the hill. Wow, I am very impressed! I really am! …

Image: “Rain Making.2-20: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-20: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… because if one person could wish for this, and then actually have it happen … or two people could, as was the case yesterday … then what would happen if ten people in Los Angeles decided to do this … especially men. Men are especially good at this kind of thing, because of the strength of their will power and the directness of their intention.

Image: “Rain Making.2-21: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-21: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

SIGNS OF RAINFALL AT CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE

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Image: “Rain Making.3-1: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-1: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-2: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-2: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-3: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-3: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-4: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-4: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

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Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains – Spring Equinox 2016 . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 20 March 2016; published on 15 April 2016

Words of Warning   .   Poison Oak   .  California Native Mustards   .   Black Sage   .   California (Coastal) Sagebrush … Cowboy Cologne   .   Chamise (Greasewood)

Wild Cucumber  .   Munits Cave   .   Purple (Deadly) Nightshade   .   White Nightshade (Solanum douglasii)   .  Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) 

Fiddlenecks   .   Horehound   .   Buckwheat   .   Prickly Pear   .   Western Scrub Jay (Island Scrub Jay)   .   Bush Sunflower (California Encelia)   .   Laurel Sumac   .   Purple Sage

White Sage   .   Semi-Riparian Zone  .   California Mugwort   .   Deerweed   .   Oak Woodland   .
Coastal Live Oak   .   California Sycamore   .   Woodland Trail   .   Arroyo Willow?

Mule Fat   .   Black Mustard   .   Various Habitats   .   The San Fernando Valley in the Time of the Conquistadores   .   Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick)   .   Monarch Butterfly

About the Spirits of Trees   .   Eucrypta (Hideseeds)   .   More California Native Mustards   .   California (Mexican) Elderberry   .   Cheeseweed (a Mallow)   .   Live Oats 


Dear Ones,

This is a video about wild plants of the Santa Monica Mountains that was taken on 20 March 2016, the day of the 2016 Spring Equinox, in the Santa Monica Mountains …

There is an edited Summary after the video. The Summary includes many images found in the video, and a few not found there …

VIDEO BY ALICE         top

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO         top

Words of Warning         top
Please do not take my word as to whether these wild plants are edible … In many cases, I just heard it from other naturalists. Do your research, make sure you have identified a plant accurately, make sure most folks agree that it is edible, and then if you are sampling for the first time, try just a tiny bit, and wait a day to see if you have any reaction. Any iteration of this blog must include this warning. –Alice B. Clagett

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

We are going for a botanical walk in the Santa Monica Mountains today. We will see what we find here, on this beautiful Spring day.


Poison Oak         top

Here we have a beautiful Spring bloom of poison oak. So for those that are allergic to it, here is what it looks like, with berries …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 1: Poison Oak Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 1: Poison Oak Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Pretty, is it not? Poison oak is a relative of poison ivy, which is on the East Coast. But poison oak grows into a bush, and poison ivy is a climbing vine that climbs up the East Coast.

While most Caucasian people seem to be allergic to poison oak and poison ivy, the Native Americans had a number of uses for it, including using the pliable stems of the poison oak …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 2: Poison Oak Vines,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 2: Poison Oak Vines,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… as basket weaving materials.

This is poison oak, growing in a tremendous amount, all along here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 3: Poison Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 3: Poison Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You have to be very careful, on this trail, not to hit the poison oak!

Poison Oak: Native American uses … Link: “Native American Uses,” in Cal Poly Land … 
http://polyland.calpoly.edu/topics/florafauna/studentsites/2004b/native.html ..

Link: “Toxicodendron diversilobum,” in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicodendron_diversilobum ..


California Native Mustards         top

I am pretty sure that this is a California native mustard here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 4: California Native Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 4: California Native Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

They grow singly; not like the ones introduced by the Padres. They grow singly, and in odd ecological niches. Ups, here is another one over here … where is it? … right over here is another one. And oh, I see some more … yes, some more, just coming up, So under this native coastal live oak tree here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 5: Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 5: Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there are a number of them. It is a very small econiche. It is not like the open field is full of mustard seeds that the Padres brought. But it is beautiful in its own way … very dainty, very nice … somewhat hard to find. There are a number of California native mustard species or types like this. While they are edible, they are endangered, so it is best to leave them alone, with the hope that they may flourish in future.


Black Sage         top

This is black sage here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 6: Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 6: Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a wonderful healing quality. I just brushed against it, on my way up this trail, and I smelled it.

Black Sage uses … Link: “Salvia mellifera,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_mellifera ..


California (Coastal) Sagebrush … Cowboy Cologne         top

And over here, on this side, is Cowboy Cologne …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 7: California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 7: California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a gentler scent, a beautiful scent, and they say that the cowboys used to use it before they would go in town on a Friday or Saturday night.

California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne) uses … Link: “Artemisia californica,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_californica ..


Chamise (Greasewood)         top

And this over here is chamise or greasewood …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 8: Chamise (Greasewood),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 8: Chamise (Greasewood),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It does not have that much of a scent at all.

Chamise or Greasewood: Native American uses … Link: “Adenostoma fasciculatum,” in Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) …  http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/adefas/all.html … Search the term: Other Uses and Values


Wild Cucumber         top

And over here is wild cucumber …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 9: Wild Cucumber,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 9: Wild Cucumber,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a very huge root. And I see it is too soon for the prickly fruits of the wild cucumber to come out. It is a vine, and it has holdfasts that are … let’s see if I can find one … very little whorls of circular or circles of holdfasts. Ok, there is one, reaching out into space …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 10: Wild Cucumber Holdfast,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 10: Wild Cucumber Holdfast,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is trying to catch hold of a plant, so that it can pull the wild cucumber vine up higher into the sunlight. It climbs like crazy in the early Spring, and then it just withers away, and survives by means of the huge root underground.

Wild Cucumber: Native American uses … Link: “Wild Cucumber, Marah macrocarpa,” in Nature Collective … https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/wild-cucumber ..


Munits Cave         top

Up that hill, up that way …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 11: Mountain Near Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 11: Mountain Near Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there is a very cool cave, or series of caves …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 12: Munits Cave,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 12: Munits Cave,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are birds that hide out in there too; and people climb around in there, just for fun.

Link: “Cave of Munits in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve & Castle Peak in El Escorpion Park,” in Hikespeak … https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/cave-of-munits-castle-peak-hike/ ..


Purple (Deadly) Nightshade         top

This is deadly nightshade here … see the purple flowers? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 13: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 13: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This variety of nightshade … the one with the purple flowers … has fruits that are not edible. Here is the fruit of the purple, or deadly, nightshade …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 14: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade Fruits,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 14: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade Fruits,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is a very small, immature fruit, but as I recall, it comes out green when mature, and so it is distinguished from the mature fruit of the white nightshade, which is purple, Fruit is mature when it is soft or squishy.

There are nightshade references at the end of the “White Nightshade” section below.


White Nightshade         top

There is another nightshade, white nightshade (Solanum douglasii), that has black fruit; I heard from a naturalist that the black fruit were edible, but after trying one of the berries, I feel a little queasy. So I would advise caution in trying even the white nightshade fruit.

For those who are allergic to tomatoes, eggplants, or potatoes, which I understand to be in the same family, common sense dictates avoiding the fruit of the white nightshade.

Nightshades are a little like mushrooms: Only those who are certain what variety they have in hand ought collect them for consumption. This link is a good guide to the various nightshades of California …

Link: “Solanum,” in Calflora …  https://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-genus=Solanum ..

Nightshade uses … Link: “Solanaceae,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanaceae ..


Filaree (Stork’s-Bill)         top

This is filaree here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 15: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 15: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are several forms of filaree; all of them are edible. I think you have to cook them for a while, till tender. And here are the immature seed pods of filaree; very distinctive …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 16: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 16: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very distinctive. More filaree seed pods here; see that one? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 17: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 17: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I do not think you can eat the seed pods.

Filaree (‘stork’s-bill’) uses … Link: “Erodium cicutarium,” in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erodium_cicutarium#Uses ..


Fiddlenecks         top

These are fiddlenecks, that grow all over the hills here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 18: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 18: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… not too showy, but if you look at them up close, they are very pretty.

Fiddleneck: In one place read that this plant is poisonous, and in another that it had Native American uses. I would steer clear of it entirely.

LInk: “Amsinckia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsinckia ..


Horehound         top

This if horehound, here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 19: Horehound,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 19: Horehound,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is used in candies. It was brought here by the Puritans long ago, and it spread all over the United States. It is an extremely hardy plant. You see how it looks a little bit white (or ‘hoary’ … that is the old name) …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 20: Horehound, Whitish Leaves and Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 20: Horehound, Whitish Leaves and Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And it has white stems too.

Horehound uses … Link: “White Horehound; Uses,” in WebMD … https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-886/white-horehound .. 

Link: “Marrabium vulgare,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrubium_vulgare ..


Buckwheat         top

This is buckwheat …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 21: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 21: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is just coming up; there are not any seeds yet. The fruit seeds are edible. Like the cereal grains, they were a staple of diet amongst the Native Americans that once lived here. There are several different kinds of buckwheat growing in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Buckwheat uses: Link: “Erigonum fasciculatum,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriogonum_fasciculatum ..


Prickly Pear         top

This is a native cactus …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 22: Prickly Pear,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 22: Prickly Pear,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It bears fruit that are edible, and delicious, and often harvested by Latin Americans and Native Americans. If the spines are burnt off of the leaves, then they can be sliced to the size of string beans, cooked, and eaten.

Prickly Pear uses … Link: “Prickly Pear” in Drugs.com … http://www.drugs.com/npp/prickly-pear.html ..

LInk: “Opuntia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia ..


Western Scrub Jay (Island Scrub Jay)         top

This is a Western Scrub Jay …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 23: Western Scrub Jay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 23: Western Scrub Jay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Looks pretty rambunctious to me.

I think this may be what is now termed the Island Scrub Jay; see … Link: “Western Scrub Jay,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_scrub_jay ..


Bush Sunflower (California Encelia)         top

This is a very common type of sunflower here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 24: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 24: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You will notice the dark-colored centers of the flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 25: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 25: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

As far as I know, it is not edible.

Bush Sunflower (California Encelia): sometimes used for landscaping …

Link: “Bush Sunflower, Encelia californica,” in California Native Plant Society Calscape … https://calscape.org/Encelia-californica-(Bush-Sunflower) ..


Laurel Sumac         top

This is laurel sumac …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 26: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 26: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is a chaparral plant. It can be distinguished from other similar chaparral plants by the reddish colored stems; see there? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 27: Laurel Sumac Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 27: Laurel Sumac Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a seed cluster (sumac ‘drupe’ or ‘bob’) that looks like a dusky, red Christmas tree. The birds eat it. I heard from my mother that it is poisonous, but I think in the Orient that this, or some relative of it, is used as a spice. So that is something to look into, for the future, without actually consuming it in advance of the research. [The spice I had in mind is Ziyad Brand Sumac, but whether this is the same or a different plant, I have no idea.]

Laurel Sumac uses … Link: “Malosma,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malosma ..


Purple Sage         top

I believe this to be purple sage …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 28: Purple Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 28: Purple Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You will see that the leaves look a lot like the leaves of black sage, but they have a whitish cast to them …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 29: Purple Sage Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 29: Purple Sage Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And also, if you look closely, you will see that the leaves have a kind of a corrugation them …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 30: Purple Sage Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 30: Purple Sage Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

They smell absolutely delightful. They also have medicinal qualities, but the scent is not as ‘dark’ or strong as the scent of black sage (which has blue flowers). The purple sage have purple flowers, and the leaves look white.

Purple Sage uses … Link: “Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association,” in Chino Hills State Park …  http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs … Search the term: Purple Sage

Link: “Salvia leucophylla,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_leucophylla ..


White Sage         top

I doubt we will see any white sage on this walk. White sage has straight, white stems, and it is gathered … usually illegally … by people who sell it in bundles for incense to purify or cleanse people’s homes. You will see six-inch or eight-inch stacks of it, tied with yarn or string, and sold in the stores, and typically it is gathered nearby, rather than out in the National Forests, where, as i recall, it may be legal to gather it.

So I would like to ask, on behalf of the conservancy organizations: Please do not gather wild plants in the National Parks or the Santa Monica Mountains or like that … places where it so easy to gather, and where things can become endangered if you, in fact, do that. This is just a plea and an explanation. I am hoping for the best, there.

White Sage uses … Link: “Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association,” in Chino Hills State Park …  http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs … Search the term: White Sage

Link: “Salvia apiana,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana ..


Semi-Riparian Zone         top

Here we have a semi-riparian zone …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 31: Semi-Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 31: Semi-Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

After the rains, I think there is water; and then, I think, sometimes there is not. You can find special plants, with special medicinal qualities, in riparian areas. This one is no exception.


California Mugwort         top

Here we have California mugwort …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 32: California Mugwort,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 32: California Mugwort,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… which has so many uses, I must look them all up! But I will tell you one colorful example: They say that if you gather mugwort, which grows plentifully in some areas, and dry it, and put it inside your pillow, then you will have special dreams.

I tried this myself; and because I was not all that fond of the strong odor of the mugwort, my dreams were not all that pleasant. But you may have better luck than I.

The other thing I know about mugwort: To my mind, ‘wort’ means ‘plant’ and ‘mug’, to me, means that you make tea out of it, and put it in a mug. That is how I think of it. And so I remember that a tea of this is good for women. It solves various troubles that can be looked up, and brings balance to the female system. There may be other uses too.

California Mugwort uses … Link: “Artemisia douglasiana,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_douglasiana#Uses ..


Deerweed         top

This is deerweed …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 33; Deerweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 33; Deerweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Sometimes it goes dormant, when the weather is very hot. But right now it is flourishing. It has tiny, beautiful, yellow (and sometimes orange) flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 34: Deerweed Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 34: Deerweed Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And as far as I know, it has no special benefit for people; but it is beautiful when all the flowers bloom (which they are no doing right now).

Deerweed uses … Link: “Deerweed,” in Nature Collective … https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/deerweed ..

Link: “Acmispon glaber,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acmispon_glaber ..


Oak Woodland         top

Here I am, walking into an oak woodland …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 35: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 35: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… completely different from riparian; and very beautiful! I am sure you know about … here …


Coastal Live Oak         top

Here are lots of acorns left over from last year’s season …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 36: Acorns,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 36: Acorns,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Native Americans would gather them, haul them, mash them up, net them, put them in running water, in a stream or like that, in the wintertime, to get the bitter tannin out of them, and then mash them up more, and use them as flour in their foods.

And because they mashed them in stone hollows, with stones, the acorn meal was mixed up with sands from the stone, it was mixed in with the food that they ate, and it wore down their teeth at a very early age. It is better to use some other kind of mashing technique, I feel.

Here are the leaves of the tree that produces the acorns …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 37: Coastal Live Oak Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 37: Coastal Live Oak Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You can see they are very shiny and they are curved round. I have heard from people who go on hikes and lead hikes, that the leaves are curved so that they can conserve moisture better, in the drought season of summer. See here? … curved …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 38: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Curved,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 38: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Curved,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The new leaves are soft; but the old leaves are very hard. They have little prickles on them, that make it hard for the deer, for instance, to eat them … even though the deer might be very hungry. And this shiny stuff here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 39: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Prickled and Shiny,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 39: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Prickled and Shiny,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… probably acts as protection against the heat in the summertime.

Coastal Live Oak uses … Link: “Quercus agrifolia,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_agrifolia ..


California Sycamore         top

This is the native California Sycamore tree, one of the most beautiful trees in the world, I feel …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 40: Sycamore,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 40: Sycamore,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I just love Sycamore trees. They do not have any particular use. They provide shade; they like water; and they are beautiful.

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 41: Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 41: Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Platanus racemosa,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_racemosa ..


Woodland Trail         top

A woodland trail, continuing; different kinds of plants here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 42: Woodland Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 42: Woodland Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


Arroyo Willow?         top

I sort of thought, because of the riparian area right next to it, that maybe this is some kind of willow tree. But I just do not know …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 43: Might Be Arroyo Willow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 43: Might Be Arroyo Willow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is not that willow chaparral shrub. There are the leaves right there …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 44: Might Be Arroyo Willow Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 44: Might Be Arroyo Willow Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Is this arroyo willow? If so, then perhaps the bark of this willow, like that of other willow trees, might be boiled for a tea that has an effect like that of aspirin. There is more on the uses of Arroyo willow at these links …

Arroyo Willow uses … Link: “Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepsis),” in Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy … https://www.parksconservancy.org/conservation/arroyo-willow ..


Mule Fat         top

Down in the hollow here, in the riparian area, with very straight sticks for stems, is a kind of chaparral plant called mule fat …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 45: Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 45: Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. I guess that mules would eat it, when the earlier settlers came through here; and that is why they called it mule fat.

I will bet that, what with these very straight, strong stems that are tough, too …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 46: Mule Fat Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 46: Mule Fat Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… that the wood of this mule fat might have been used for arrows; probably arrows and not bows, because it does not get that big. Here is a closeup of the top part of the plant …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 47: Mule Fat Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 47: Mule Fat Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Mule Fat uses … Link: “Baccharis salicifolia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccharis_salicifolia ..


Black Mustard         top

This is a young, black mustard plant …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 48: Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 48: Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is very tasty when it is young like this. You can eat the leaves, especially if they are smaller than this, but even now, raw in salads. Black mustard has a very strong taste to it, and it is good as flavoring, to go with you milder greens. This here is the beginning of the flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 49: Black Mustard Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 49: Black Mustard Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is delicious before it flowers, and it is delicious after it flowers as well …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 50: Black Mustard Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 50: Black Mustard Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Yes, a really tasty plant. Do not eat too much at one time; use it for flavoring, I say. Otherwise it might have too strong an effect.

Black Mustard uses … Link: Brassica nigra,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica_nigra ..


Various Habitats         top

This is a combination right here … down at the very bottom you have a riparian zone

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 51: Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 51: Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then up above it you have meadowland up here ….

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 52: Meadowland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 52: Meadowland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then looking over this way, woodland …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 53: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 53: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


The San Fernando Valley in the Time of the Conquistadores         top

They say that, in the time of the Conquistadores … when they came through here … that all the San Fernando Valley was covered with live oak trees. There was no chaparral to speak of, here. And the Conquistadores could come riding under the cover of the great oak trees all day long, in the San Fernando Valley. It was like a beautiful parkland then.

The terrain has really changed since then, what with the grazing, and the cutting down of the trees, and so forth.


Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick)         top

This is a kind of lily; I think it might have a bulbar base in the ground, which is said to be edible but protected, so ought not be harvested …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 54: Wild Hyacinth (Blue) and Fiddleneck (Yellow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 54: Wild Hyacinth (Blue) and Fiddleneck (Yellow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I am referring to these blue flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 55: Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 55: Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and not the fiddlenecks …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 56: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 56: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The blue flowers are sometimes called Blue Dicks. Probably somebody’s favorite friend was named ‘Dick”, and the person named the flower after them. And they are sometimes called ‘wild hyacinth. I really love that ‘wild hyacinth’ name; I think it is beautiful. And the flowers are beautiful too … evanescent; only here for a little while, during the year.

Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick) uses … Link: “Dichelostemma capitalus,” in Wikipedia …  http://mojavedesert.net/wildflower/blue-dicks.html ..


Monarch Butterfly         top

Ah, did that come through? That was a monarch butterfly …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 57: Monarch Butterfly,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 57: Monarch Butterfly,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I do not know what it was attracted to, down here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 58: Where Monarch Butterfly Was Flying,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 58: Where Monarch Butterfly Was Flying,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Maybe it does not know either! It is going off, looking for something.

Link: “Monarch Butterfly,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly ..


About the Spirits of Trees         top

I really like this beautiful live oak here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 59: Favorite Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 59: Favorite Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I come and visit it every once in a while. I think it is courageous, especially considering how much graffiti the young folks have put on here. I assume it is the young folks, but I might be mistaken about that … 

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 60: Coastal Life Oak Graffiti,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 60: Coastal Life Oak Graffiti,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This poor tree! Do they not know the bark is very important to the life of the tree? I guess they do not. Well, I have talked about this before. I can understand that young people want to make their mark on the world. But the thing of it is, these are living, ancient trees …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 61: Coastal Live Oak Shelters Many Beings,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 61: Coastal Live Oak Shelters Many Beings,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… wise in their own way … and harboring great forms of life … not only physical forms of life like birds and insects and mammals and reptiles … but other, nonphysical forms of life as well. There are nature spirits living here.

That, way up there …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 62: Owl Stand on Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 62: Owl Stand on Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… I think was a platform for a bird once. It looks as if it has fallen a little sideways with time. Here is the other side of the tree …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 63: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 63: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… which goes on …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 64: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 64: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and on … Absolutely beautiful!

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 65: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 65: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


Eucrypta (Hideseeds)         top

This is a beautiful little plant that has delicate, fernlike leaves and very tiny … see how tiny? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 66: Eucrypta (Hideseeds) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 66: Eucrypta (Hideseeds) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… flowers. A lot of people do not like this plant, but I have always found it very beautiful, brightening up the forest floor in the early springtime …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 67: Eucrypta (Hideseeds),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 67: Eucrypta (Hideseeds),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very delicate, beautiful flowers.

Link: “Eucrypta,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucrypta ..


More California Native Mustards         top

Here are more California native mustards, growing in the shade of an oak tree …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 68: California Native Mustards,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 68: California Native Mustards,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


California (Mexican) Elderberry         top

Here is California (Mexican) elderberry. It is a small tree, out here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 69: California (Mexican) Elderberry,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 69: California (Mexican) Elderberry,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and these are the flowers here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 70: California (Mexican) Elderberry Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 70: California (Mexican) Elderberry Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very showy this time of year. I think you can eat the flowers (or maybe the berries) in pancakes. But you have to take some parts off, so it is important to read up on this before attempting a recipe with it. Parts of this are edible, but only if prepared in certain ways, and maybe only in limited quantities.

California (Mexican) Elderberry uses … Link: “Sambucus nigra,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus_nigra ..


Cheeseweed (a Mallow)