The Catch-22 in Spiritual Names . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 8 March 2020; published on 7 December 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, California


Dear Ones,

This is the last of five videos filmed on the same day. This video has to do with the upside and downside of spiritual names.

I am just too chicken to say what this blog is partly about, as I fear attack by a Neo-Hindu cult that specializes in mind control and astral rape. However, I have provided a clue about it in the fourth video filmed the same day …

Link: “Leda and the Swan,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 8 March 2020; published on 7 December 2020 … ..

There is a Summary after the video …



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

This is quite a day. I am not sure why.

You know, in India, when they give people spiritual names, they can have a wry sense of humor about it. In fact, I remember Yogi Bhajan coming up with some pretty funny spiritual names for people, on the basis of a gentle sense of humor and an idea about puns. But I will not go into that.

In India it can be a little more caustic. Sometimes a spiritual teacher, noting a student’s propensity towards a particular form of sin, will offer a spiritual name that points out that samskara, and is, at the same time, perceived by the student as a badge of honor … which is a bit of a sticky wicket … and a trick on the spiritual teacher’s part.

So for instance: Say a spiritual teacher should notice, in his student, a tendency towards lust … a desire for the flesh … a desire to have sex with lots of different people. And knowing that that kind of energy has a quality of redness to it, he might say to the student: From now on, I want you to wear red as a sign of your spiritual nature. At the request of your spiritual teacher, I would like you to wear red.

So, all their life, that person might wear red, not knowing that it is a gentle reminder that they should not do the very thing that red inspires a person to do.

So this is a heads up about the minds of spiritual teachers in India, and the lessons that you have been asked to learn and the things that you have been asked to do, so that you can look at them in a new Light, and change your life accordingly, if you wish to.

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Here is another example: Suppose a person is given to arrogance, because of their many psychic abilities, and does not know that these abilities depend upon a legion of negative astral beings that are not very good looking, and do not have our good in mind.

Well, the spiritual teacher might say to them: I would like you to have this highfalutin spiritual name that makes it clear to everyone how very superior you are … how very talented you are, and how far advanced along the spiritual path.

So the student goes: Of course. This is my prerogative. I will take that name for myself.

And all their lives they might use that name, not knowing it is their teacher’s way of asking them to be less arrogant people; to walk in humility, in the ways of God.

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I think I will spend the next few days thinking of that, in terms of the spiritual name that I received long ago: Dharm Darshan Kaur. It is a good thing to think about. I will see what I come up with.

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


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Neo-Hinduism, spiritual teachers, spiritual names, arrogance, lust, sin, negative astral beings, astral rascals, Yogi Bhajan, Sikhism, Dharm Darshan Kaur,

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