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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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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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Image: “Colorado Pines and Sky,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 June 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Colorado Pines and Sky,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 June 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0 

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Power and the Natural World . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 30 October 2015; published on 2 November 2015; transcribed on 30 January 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Thoughts on the history of humankind … how we long ago ceded our power. We all agreed that we were powerless! What a notion!  Here is another: The idea that the power of the natural world is wicked! Thoughts on ‘staffs of power’ … white magic versus black magic … Merlin and Moses … blessing the astral layers of Earth … There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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

You know there was a time, a pivotal point in the history of the world, when human beings ceded their power … and said, and agreed, all together: Power, they said, is wicked. Power is the work of Satan. I adjure power. I am a powerless person!

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

That was an interesting time, not too long ago, in the history of the world. And then, because of that agreement, there came about this notion that the power of the natural world was wicked.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

I was thinking today, when I was doing a meditation …

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

… to send the sunlight, and the Light of God’s grace …

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

… deep, deep into the Earth … from the stratosphere, …

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

… deep into the core of Earth.

I was thinking how handy it would be to have a nice staff, a walking stick … maybe with a pretty handle … that, when I say this prayer for the depths of the Earth … the deep depths of the Earth … I could tap the Earth with the walking stick.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then the feeling would be there, of the Light penetrating the Earth, with the power of the stick. I thought: It might be a good idea to try something like that. It would help with walking too, it has a practical value.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

This staff that people have, some people are reminded of the days when white magic was practiced in England.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

And other people immediately say, about staffs and crystals and like that: These are dark magic, do they not ? … They say that without actually thinking too much about it.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

But to my way of thinking, there is a kind of magic that consists of the power of humankind, that consists of white magic, and is directly aligned with the Will and Heart and Mind of God. Directly aligned with that.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

And then there is another kind of magic that relies upon the Dark …

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

… the exact opposite of Godliness, you see?

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

So I would see no contradiction in taking a staff, and tapping it upon the Earth. I would see no contradiction in the beauty of the symbolism of that.

After all, Moses did it, did he not? Nobody complained about Moses.

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Incoming Light 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

It is true, I am not a man, but women have power too. They have the power of creation on Earth, and of consolation, and education, and nurturing. They have many wonderful powers on Earth.

Of course, many men do too! So … I think that it is time for humankind to remember its great power, its magnificent Soul beauty … to remember the power of aligning with God in creating the beauty and harmony of the natural world.

And always to remember some say that the astral plane of Earth, which corresponds to our own astral bodies … I am sure you know about your own astral body? … The astral plane of Earth is in layers.

The deepest layers of Dark, dense energy correspond to the deepest layers of Dark, dense energy in the center of Earth. And the highest layers of sublime energy, and also, as you go up, negative higher energies, correspond to the height of the stratosphere of Earth.

In actuality, when I tap the Earth, the symbolism is there, to transform the hellworlds, and all those trapped in them, to the wonder and glory and beauty of the grace of God.

Is that not pretty cool? Yes! It would be cool! I must remember to try it out. And I hope I can find a stick like that. I will let you know how I feel about it later on. [waves goodbye]

You could call this blog: Merlin? … or … Motherhood … Staff of Life [laughs]

[Then follows a short video clip of yellow aspen leaves waving in a breeze.]

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Yellow Aspen Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Power and the Natural World: Yellow Aspen Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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

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