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Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta), Ascended Master Groups and Psychic Crime … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 9 July 2018
Previously titled: Neo-Vedanta (Neo-Hinduism), Ascended Master Groups and Psy Crime

    • Swami Vivekananda
    • Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Sri Aurobindo
      • Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s Gracelight
      • Hilda Charlton Groups
        • The Vallalar and the Superpowers of Omniscience and Omnipresence
      • Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville
    • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    • Summary on Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta) Groups
    • The Issue of Ascended Masters and Superconscious Mental Suggestion
    • Caveats
    • Inspiration

Dear Ones,

Because my recent historical readings on Neo-Hinduism cast its occult abilities in a sensationalistic light …

Link: “The Hindu Psy Crime Scandal of 1911,” by Alice B. Clagett,  2 July 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9tv ..

… I was curious which modern-day organizations might be neo-Hinduist.


Wikipedia has this to say about Neo-Vedanta … also termed Neo-Hinduism …

“Neo-Vedanta, also called Hindu modernism,[1] neo-Hinduism,[2] Global Hinduism[3] and Hindu Universalism,[web 1] are terms to characterize interpretations of Hinduism that developed in the 19th century. Some scholars argue that these modern interpretations incorporate western ideas[4] into traditional Indian religions, especially Advaita Vedanta, which is asserted as central or fundamental to Hindu culture.[5] …

“Among the main proponents of such modern interpretations of Hinduism were VivekanandaAurobindo and Radhakrishnan, who to some extent also contributed to the emergence of Neo-Hindu movements in the West….” (1)

Then, through Wikipedia, I researched each of the teachers mentioned as being proponents of this philosophy …

Swami Vivekananda

“Vivekananda was one of the main representatives of Neo-Vedanta, a modern interpretation of selected aspects of Hinduism in line with western esoteric traditions, especially TranscendentalismNew Thought and Theosophy.[3] ” (2)

I note that the Aetherius Society recognizes Swami Vivekananda as one of the Ascended Masters …

Link: “Cosmic Masters and Transmissions,” by the Aetherius Society, https://www.aetherius.org/the-extraterrestrial-message/cosmic-masters/ ..

Paramahansa Yogananda

I read in the article “Explorations in Neo-Vedanta and Perennialism”…

Link: “The Neo-Vedanta of Swami Vivekananda: Part One,” by Kelamuni, 11 September 2006, in “Explorations in Neo-Vedanta and Perennialism,” http://kelamuni.blogspot.com/2006/09/neo-vedanta-of-swami-vivekananda-part_11.html ..

… that the spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda (whose name in childhood was Mukunda Lal Ghosh) was influenced in his spiritual teachings by Swami Vivekananda, which, I feel, is to say, that his teachings had, in part, to do with Neo-Vedanta. Along the same lines, this article …

Link: “Is Kriya Yoga a Vedanta Path?” by Jayadev and Michael, 28 August 2012, in “Your Spiritual Questions Answered Here: Guidance in Meditation, Yoga, and the Spiritual Life,” https://www.ananda.org/ask/is-kriya-yoga-a-vedanta-path/ ..

… states that Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings on Kriya Yoga are only partly Vedanta. According to Wikipedia, (3) there are several groups that espouse the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda in the world today. The original groups were Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS)  in India, which is known as Self-Realization Fellowship in other countries.

Paramahansa Yogananda had many disciples, among them J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda), now deceased, who established the Ananda Cooperative Community; and Shelly Trimmer, whose disciple Goswami Kriyananda, now deceased, established the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Shelly Trimmer’s memoirs of Yogananda may be found here …

Link: “Memories of Yogananda,” by Ray Grasse, Quest 105:4(Fall 2017), pp. 16-19,  https://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/4331 ..

Sri Aurobindo

I checked the Wikipedia article on Sri Aurobindo. (4) From that I was unable to determine which organizations might be associated with his teachings. Here is what little I could find on this ..

Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s Gracelight. Sri Aurobindo is a saint revered by Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s international Gracelight organization …

Link: “Sri Aurobindo and Grace Light,” by HumanEvolutionTV, 9 August 2008, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IIR6mOLhn8 ..

Hilda Charlton Groups. For a few years, I meditated with the Hilda Charlton groups in America …

Link: “Karma Roars Like a Lion,” by Alice B. Clagett,  24 May 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8QC ..

… and found that they revered the teachings of Sri Aurobindo as well.

Hilda Charlton groups are also known as Gracelight or Gracelight Divine, but, as I understand it, they are a different organization from that of Dr. Pillai …

Link: “Hilda Charlton Groups,” http://www.hildacharlton.com/groups.html ..

The Vallalar and the Superpowers of Omniscience and Omnipresence. As Hilda Charlton Groups also revere Ramalinga Swamigal, the “Vallalar,” whose special psychic abilities included omniscience and omnipresence, and as use of these superpowers in the noosphere represent special issues for those seeking mastery of mind, I refer you to my blogs on those topics, including …

Link: “The Spiritual Powers of Omniscience and Omnipresence on Earth Today: Things to Look Out For,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 April 2017, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-781 ..

LInk: “Dealing with the Disincarnate Gods,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 May 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5g1 ..

Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville. I’ve visited at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia, a few times. This spiritual retreat was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj, who studied the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, whose method of yoga, Integral Yoga, is taught at Yogaville …

Link: “Lives of the Luminaries: Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj,” by Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, https://www.yogaville.org/2013/12/19/lives-of-the-luminaries-sri-swami-satchidananda-maharaj/ ..

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Radhakrishan was the second president of India. From the Wikipedia article, I didn’t see that he had started any spiritual groups, although his philosophical work was highly influential. Here is something from the Wikipedia article that I found interesting, from a personal standpoint …

“Radhakrishnan qualified the variety of religions hierarchically according to their apprehension of ‘religious experience’, giving Advaita Vedanta the highest place:[web 2][note 3]

  1. The worshippers of the Absolute
  2. The worshippers of the personal God
  3. The worshippers of the incarnations like Rama, Kṛiṣhṇa, Buddha
  4. Those who worship ancestors, deities and sages
  5. The worshippers of the petty forces and spirits” (5)

Summary on Neo-Hinduism (Neo-Vedanta) Groups

My notion is that the careful investigator might find much good in neo-Hinduism, but that negatively aspected practitioners of neo-Hinduism might fall to the lure of wealth, sexual gratification, and worldly gain through the use of psychic powers.

This might also be found to be the case in the esoteric practices of other religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, were one to delve long and deep.

As to neo-Hinduism, it looks like Swami Vivekananda was the main proponent, and that Transcendentalism, New Thought, and Theosophy are similar to his line of thought. Aetherius Society recognizes Swami Vivekananda as an Ascended Master.

For Sri Aurobindo’s teachings, I’m aware of Dr. Pillai’s Gracelight group, Hilda Charlton Groups, and Satchidananda Yoga Ashram, Yogaville. I expect there are others.

For Dr. Radhakrishan, I couldn’t find any related spiritual groups.

So, this is all I have on Neo-Hinduism right now. A topic for further historical inquiry would be news articles from the past, to try and determine whether people in the last century felt that Mind Control and other psy crime arts were thought to be taught or practiced by these groups, as proposed by Mabel Potter Daggett in the article …

LInk: “The Heathen Invasion: American Women Losing Fortunes and Reason Seeking the Eternal Youth Promised by the Swarthy Priests of the Far East,” by Mabel Potter Daggett, in ‘Hampton Columbian Magazine,” Donald Wayne Castellano-Hoyt, Editor, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, October 1911, pp 399-411 … https://books.google.com/books?id=iUdFAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA399&lpg=PA399&dq=mabel+daggett+heathen+invasion+hampton&source=bl&ots=CrZw7NYjp_&sig=d2DqKSpXoKSnhLUjAdKO7hCfb3k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiL0PqI0PvbAhXKx4MKHXT7CXcQ6AEINzAD#v=onepage&q=mabel%20daggett%20heathen%20invasion%20hampton&f=false  ..

Whether yea or nay, there would be the further inquiry as to what individuals taught or practised these techniques, and more relevant, whether they be living or dead.

These are topics for another time.


There is another, separate line of inquiry regarding the occult arts and their use … whether for the good of humankind, or for the good of their practitioners … among the Ascended Masters groups, only a few of which I know about.

Thus I took a look online, and read this in a Wikipedia article on Ascended Masters Teachings, and found a few leads about modern-day organizations that might adhere to Ascended Master philosophy.

These included: “… The Bridge to Freedom (1951),[5] The Summit Lighthouse (1958), (Known also as The Church Universal and Triumphant[6] The Aetherius Society (1955),[7] The Temple of The Presence (1995),[8] the I AM University (2004), the White Eagle Lodge (1936) and the Aquarian Christine Church Universal, Inc. (2006).[9][10] ” (6)

From the footnotes to the Wikipedia article on “The Bridge to Freedom” I also got these organizations

Research on these organizations might be a place to start, and might provide names of other organizations to look into. My thought is that most, if not all, the people in these groups are earnest spiritual seekers, and not at all into use of the occult arts for personal gain. Rather, I feel it will be discovered that most, if not all of their members seek the betterment of humankind through spiritual upliftment.

The Issue of Ascended Masters and Superconscious Mental Suggestion

When spiritual adepts attain telepathy, and if they feel they represent the Ascended Masters, they may place the mental suggestion, in the transpersonal chakras above our heads, that they speak for the Ascended Masters, and that we must, in consequence, obey their commands.

This may not be their conscious wish, as they themselves may not be fully awake and aware in regard to their superconscious minds. However, due to their firm spiritual convictions, there may be fractal dissemination to this effect.

It is possible there are 4D beings in the arena of the transpersonal chakras, who may enter into the fray, in regard to dominion over our Souls through superconscious suggestion.

For more on the inadvisability of mindlessly obeying mental suggestions from beings purporting to be Ascended Masters, see these two links …

Link: “Ascension Cautions 6: For Followers of Ascended Masters,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 January 2017, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6YM ..

Link: “Ascended Masters,” in the Ascension Glossary, https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/Ascended_Master ..

This article offers a way to clear through false Ascended Master teachings …

Link: “False Ascended Master and 7 Ray Clearing,” in Ascension Glossary, https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/False_Ascended_Master_and_7_Ray_Clearing ..

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


(1) from “Neo-Vedanta,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Vedanta#Hindu_inclusivism_%E2%80%93_Hindutva_and_%22Dharmic_religions%22 … CC BY-SA 3.0

(2) from “Swami Vivekananda,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Vivekananda#Influence_and_legacy … CC BY-SA 3.0

(3) Link: “Paramahansa Yogananda,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahansa_Yogananda#Noted_direct_disciples ..

(4) Link: “Sri Aurobindo,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Aurobindo ..

(5) from “Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarvepalli_Radhakrishnan#Classification_of_religions ..

(6) from  “Ascended Masters Teachings,” by Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascended_Master_Teachings#Spiritual_Hierarchy ..

(7) from “The Bridge to Freedom,” by Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_to_Freedom ..



LInk: “Mind Control,” in the Ascension Glossary, https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/Mind_Control ..

Link: “Disclosure and the Fate of Religious Radical Extremists,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 October 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6dd ..

Link: “On the Perils of Practicing the Occult Arts for Selfish Reasons,” by Madame Blavatsky … with comments by Alice B. Clagett, 25 September 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6bS ..

Link: “Mantriks, or Subtle Sorcerers,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 August 2016; updated on 18 March 2018 and 22 June 2018, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-62J ..


Link: “Master Christos Collective,” in Ascension Glossary, https://ascensionglossary.com/index.php/Master_Christos_Collective ..

Video: “Christ Light Expansion: Ascension Path Guided Activation,” by Ascension Path with Sandra Walter, 14 May 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqlsl30S1_U ..

CD: “Angel Codes,” by Tom Kenyon, http://tomkenyon.com/store/angel-codes/ ..

Books, CD, or DVD: “Morning Messages,” by Peggy Black, https://morningmessages.com/products ..


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The Hindu Psychic Crime Scandal of 1911 … by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 2 July 2018

    • An Aside on Black Men and Black Magic: Black Reversal Curse?
    • Fortune Telling Is Considered Fraud in New York State
    • The Funeral of Mrs. Vaughan and the Violin Music of Her Father, Ole Bull

Dear Ones,


I was looking at one of the trailers for the new Paramahansa Yogananda video “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” a few weeks ago …

Link: “AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA Official Trailer #1 (2014) HD,” by FilmIsNowMovieTrailers, 22 August 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORHVf3cu8M ..

… and I came across a section at measuring point 1.16 on the trailer that referred to this article …


LInk: “The Heathen Invasion: American Women Losing Fortunes and Reason Seeking the Eternal Youth Promised by the Swarthy Priests of the Far East,” by Mabel Potter Daggett, in ‘Hampton Columbian Magazine,” Donald Wayne Castellano-Hoyt, Editor, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, October 1911, pp 399-411 … https://books.google.com/books?id=iUdFAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA399&lpg=PA399&dq=mabel+daggett+heathen+invasion+hampton&source=bl&ots=CrZw7NYjp_&sig=d2DqKSpXoKSnhLUjAdKO7hCfb3k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiL0PqI0PvbAhXKx4MKHXT7CXcQ6AEINzAD#v=onepage&q=mabel%20daggett%20heathen%20invasion%20hampton&f=false  ..

I saw that the date of the article was 1911, which was 9 years before Yogananda arrived in America, so it could not have been written about him. Intrigued, I delved further. Here is what I found out …


There was a Miss Sarah Farmer (1847-1916) in New England. In 1892, she went with her father to the Chicago Columbian Exposition, where she met a man named Charles Bonney, a Swedenborgian who had promulgated the notion of holding a World’s Parliament of Religions.

In 1893, Sarah Farmer’s father died. In her grief, she journeyed to Norway with Sara Chapman Thorp Bull (1850–1911), wife of famed musician Ole Bornemann Bull and mother of Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan (1871-1911). I’ve read that Sara was a disciple of Swami Vivekananda and a religious activist of the Vedanta.

Thus she missed the meeting of the Parliament of Religions. at which Swami Vivekananda introduced Hinduism to the United States.

After Miss Farmer’s return to the United States, she set up Greenacre, then a 75-bed inn, as a conference center that might host lecturers on religion. From 1894 to 1899, notable religious lecturers taught at Greenacre. For instance, Swami Vivekananda visited there in 1894. Then in 1900 she converted to the Bahá’í Faith, and it looks like Greenacre then became the  Bahá’í center of learning that it is today.

Link: “Green Acre Bahá’í School,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acre_Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_School#Sarah_Farmer’s_inauguration_of_Greenacre ..

LInk: “Sara Chapman Bull,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Chapman_Bull ..

Link: Swami Vivekananda,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Vivekananda ..

An Aside on Black Men and Black Magic: Black Reversal Curse?

I note that, for a while the Bahá’í center there hosted Black Men’s Gatherings for African Americans, and that, apparently, these days the term ‘black man’ is tied in, through slang, with the term ‘black magic’ … which might possibly be a black reversal curse against the Bahá’í Faith.

Link: “The Story of the Baha’i Black Men’s Gathering,” Frederick LandryHarvey McMurrayRichard W. Thomas, authors, at Baha’i Bookstore, https://www.bahaibookstore.com/The-Story-of-the-Bahai-Black-Mens-Gathering-P6778.aspx ..

Link: “Black Magic,” https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=black%20magic ..


Returning to Mrs. Daggett’s article, cited above, as a source of information …

Speaking generally of Swamis, she notes that their following then consisted mainly of women, who were attracted to the notion of yoga as a promise of youthfulness and long life. She says that Miss Sarah Farmer’s spent some time in an insane asylum located in Waverly, Massachusetts due to a mental imbalance brought on by studying various religions.

Then she speaks of a Miss Alouise Reuss of Chicago, who was confined to an Illinois asylum after a mental breakdown at the Mazdaznan Temple of the Sun.

Next she speaks of Mrs. Ole Bull, travelling companion of Miss Sarah Farmer. Mrs. Bull died in 1911. Mrs. Bull had lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her will made the Vedanta Society hundreds of thousands of dollars the richer.


The will was taken before the court, which re-bequeathed it, citing undue influence and mental incapacity. The former term, undue influence, I find of interest …

Link: “How ‘Undue Influence’ Can Invalidate a Will,” in FindLaw,   http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/wills-trusts/undue-influence-invalidate.html ..

Fortune Telling Is Considered Fraud in New York State

Fortune telling as fraud is a related topic. New York State, for instance, condemns as fraud fortune telling that claims to have authority over evil spirits or curses ….

“A New York State statute condemns a person who ‘claims or pretends’ to ‘influence or affect evil spirits or curses’ in its prohibition of fortune telling, while letting a person ‘who engages in the aforedescribed conduct as part of a show or exhibition solely for the purpose of entertainment or amusement’ off the hook…. Most current judicial opinions have held that fortune telling in itself is protected speech under the First Amendment, … though some judges have noted that “such devices are routinely, if not uniformly used to bilk or fleece gullible patrons’….”  — from “Fortune Telling Fraud,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_telling_fraud ..

To return to the general topic of psychic crime as ‘undue influence’ … In a similar line of thought, claiming undue influence, the court decided, through an agreement with the parties invloved, to reassign Mrs. Ole Bull’s fortune to her daughter, Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan. However, the very day of the award, Mrs. Vaughan died. Mrs. Daggett’s article noted tuberculosis to be the technical cause, but a ‘broken heart’ to be the true reason. In support of the latter, Mrs. Daggett noted that a Mrs. May Wright Sewell, a friend and companion of Mrs. Bull, was then in poor health due to occult studies and yogic practices.


The sudden death, on 18 July 1911, at age 40, following with bitter alacrity on the heels of the death of the mother, on 14 January 1911, at age 61,  seemed untoward to me. I checked with Wikipedia, and with the Cambridge, Massachusetts, newspapers of the time, for more details …

Wikipedia mostly agreed with Mrs. Daggett’s account, and then added a little more information: “Sara [Chapman Bull] left almost her entire estate, valued at approximately US$500,000, to the Vedanta Society. Her daughter challenged the will, went to court to have it annulled. The grounds were insanity because of ‘undue influence’ with the main argument being made by her attorney that ‘Hindus had driven Mrs. Bull insane’; The New York Times calling the trial ‘one of the strangest cases in the history of will contests in this country’. There was a settlement mostly favourable to Bull’s daughter. However, she died on the day of the settlement. The findings of the civil trial were also not in favour of the defendants….” — from “Sara Chapman Bull,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Chapman_Bull … CC BY-SA 3.0


The death of Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan made page 10 of the “Cambridge Chronicle” on 22 July 1911 …

Link: “Death of Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan, on Day of Will Settlement: Judge Hobbs, of York County, Me., Gives Decision, Tues., Disallowing Contested Will of Mrs. Ole Bull and Approving Agreement Reached Out of Court by Parties Interested,” in “Cambridge Chronicle,” 22 July 1911, page 10 … https://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/cgi-bin/cambridge?a=d&d=Chronicle19110722-01.2.79

The “Cambridge Chronicle” article mentioned that Mrs. Bull Vaughan’s mother, Mrs. Bull, had given large amounts of money to various Indian teachers and their followers.

Also that Mrs. Bull had a close friend, a Mrs. Abbie Shapleigh, whom she accused of having a ‘hostile mental influence’ in her regard. [Perhaps mind control, or a curse, or demonic obsession was meant by this?] Then later, apparently, Mrs. Bull began to believe her daughter Mrs. Vaughan brought a ‘malign mental influence’ to her … an influence [ would this refer to a demon, or perhaps another sort of evil spirit?] that had been in Mrs. Shapleigh’s home.

Thus, as Mrs. Bull lay on her deathbed, she asked that her daughter Mrs. Vaughan be kept away from her. But then Mrs. Bull lost consciousness, and her daughter Mrs. Vaughan was allowed to be at her bedside.

Then the article skips to the death scene for the daughter, Mrs. Vaughan. By her side was the enigmatic Mrs. Abbie E. Shapleigh, along with her two children, said to be like mother and siblings of Mrs. Vaughan, in their degree of friendship with her.

According to the article, Mrs. Vaughan felt, to the bitter end, that she would survive the onslaught of tuberculosis and nerves. She died on 4 March 1871, exactly 6 months after her mother, and on the same day that the contested will was to be settled. From the article, I gathered she may have died just before the settlement was rendered by the court.


The death of Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan also made the front page of the “Cambridge Tribune” on 22 July 1911 …

Link: “Death Intervenes: Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan Passes Away Just as the Famous Will Case Is About to Be Settled,” in “Cambridge Tribune,” Volume XXXIV, Number 21, 22 July 1911, pages 1, 6, https://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/cgi-bin/cambridge?a=d&d=Tribune19110722-01.2.8 ..

From this article I got a few more details … Mrs. Vaughan was the sole child of Ole Bull, who was a famous violinist. The funeral took place at Mrs. Abbie E. Shapleigh’s home in West Lebanon, Maine. The death apparently took place at 3:30 am on Tuesday, 18 July 1911; that was a few hours before the court met. The funeral took place at 3 pm on Thursday, 20 July 1911, which to my mind was rather soon after the death; July might have been a hot month, though.

The court at Bibbleford, Judge Nathaniel Hobbs presiding, gave effect to Mrs. Vaughan’s award of $500,000 from her mother’s estate. Mrs. Vaughan had one child, Edwina, born on an island called Lysoen, about 200 miles from the Norwegian city of Bergen. Both Edwina Vaughan and Ole Bull were buried in Bergen, Norway.

It was the island Lysoen, and little else, aside from the decorations given him by royalty round the world, that Ole Bull had in worldly goods on his passing. He had made a fortune in Wisconsin lumber, but then lost it. Thus it was that, on his death he had bequeathed the island to his daughter Mrs. Vaughan, and the decorations to Mrs. Bull, his wife.

As you may recall, Mrs. Bull had expressed fear of both her friend Mrs. Abbie Shapleigh, and her daughter Mrs. Vaughan, on her deathbed. Possibly because of this fear, she had left Mrs. Vaughan nothing in her will, aside from a stipend of $3,500 a year.

Mrs. Bull had left her brother Joseph G. Thorp $50,000; he was also to receive the remaining estate on the death of the daughter Mrs. Vaughan. There was also a bequeathal of $30,000 to a friend, Miss Margaret E. Noble, who was at her bedside at her death.

Then there was a Dr. Jagardis Chunder Bose, of Calcutta, of Raja Yogi; he received $20,000. I’ve read in Wikipedia that Swami Vivekananda, introduced Raja Yoga to the United States. Thus possibly, he was a friend or follower of Swami Vivekananda …

Link: “Swami Vivekananda,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Vivekananda ..

Link: “Jagadish Chandra Bose On Swami Vivekananda,” in Swami Vivekananda Quotes,” 25  December 2013,  http://www.swamivivekanandaquotes.org/2013/12/jagadish-chandra-bose-swami-vivekananda.html ..

I read that Mrs. Vaughan told the court contesting the will that her mother had been ‘of unsound mind’ and also ‘unduly influenced’. It would be interesting to view the transcripts of the trial, as apparently some of the testimony was quite vivid.

Mrs. Vaughan, after the death of her daughter Edwina, had adopted three children: Dorothy, David, and Sylvia. The Cambridge Chronicle article opined that these adopted children would receive bequests from Mrs. Vaughan, as might her close friend and lawyer, Ralph S. Bartlett, who had argued long and ably in her interest.

The newspaper further opined that Mr. Bartlett might be an executor of the estate, though perhaps not the only executor.

The Funeral of Mrs. Vaughan and the Violin Music of Her Father, Ole Bull

Interestingly, Mrs. Vaughan was to be buried in a West Lebanon, Maine, burial lot owned by the Shapleighs [perhaps relatives of the enigmatic Mrs. Abbie E. Shapleigh? ]. In fact, the funeral, which took place at 3 pm on Thursday, 20 July 1911, was held at Mrs. Abbie E. Shaplelgh’s home … where Mrs. Vaughan had died two days prior.

At the funeral, two famous musical pieces composed by her father Ole Bull were played: “Adagio Religioso” and “Saetergentens Sondag” …

VIdeo: “Ole Bull: Adagio Religioso A Mother’s Prayer (En Moders Bøn), by Arve Tellefsen,” by Muzikazaile, 5 November 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YZQoAEAjw .. and 

Video: “Ole Bull Sæterjentens Søndag,” by qq559yed, 26 June 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXqnLooMLO0 ..


Could the mysterious deaths of Sara Chapman Thorp Bull and her daughter Olea Bull Vaughan have had to do with the devious strategems of black magic? Had they to do with obsession or possession by evil spirits, perhaps through curses laid by a practitioner of the occult arts? By men who seemed pure and public minded, if exotically robed and oddly spoken, but who, in truth, held the aim of greedy acquisition more dear than the sacrifice of that most precious of gifts, life in human form?

I expect that, as time goes on, and as telepathy for all humankind becomes an accustomed fact of life, legal systems around the world will begin to grapple with concerns regarding psychic crime (‘psychic crime’) and the undue influence that mind control by spiritual adepts espousing the heresy of consequentialism might be thought to have upon the lives of its purported hapless, and all too often female, victims.

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

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How to Lift the Dire Karma of the Jackass Love Curse … by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 June 2018

    • Spells of Warding
    • Songs of Renewal for Both Bespeller and Enspelled
    • Karmic Antidote for the Bespeller

Dear Ones,


The Fall 2017 issue of “Quest Magazine,” published by the Theosophical Society in America, features an article by Ray Grasse detailing an interview he had with mystic Shelly Trimmer, who spent a few years studying (and apparently, jousting) with Paramahansa Yogananda. Also included were anecdotes that Ray Grasse heard from Goswami Kriyananda …

LInk: Grasse, Ray, “Memories of Yogananda” Quest 105:4(Fall 2017) pg. 16-19, https://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/4331 ..

In particular I notice the mention of a Jackass Love Curse used to mire two people who hate or despise each other in a Black Magic spell of sexual attraction inappropriate to their circumstances and inclinations. Even more dreadful to imagine, I intuit that it is sometimes employed to ensnare a person in sexual attraction to an animal, such as a jackass or donkey or goat or dog.

For more on the Jackass Love Curse, go to the above link, and search the term: Pennsylvania Dutch magic


Intuitively, I feel that this Jackass Love Curse … whether playfully employed, or whether used in ernest … is a very wicked curse, and bound to cause untold misery not just to those enspelled, but also to those who ‘bespell’ … who lay the spell upon other people.

I sense that those who use this curse against other people are destined to a life of utmost misery, as social outcasts and pariahs from all those they cherish … for this is the effect of this evil curse on the lives of those who are enspelled.

In essence, the Bespeller will make a Jackass of himself or herself! His or her karma will be to become the laughing stock of friends, family, and acquaintances.


On the clair plane, I intuited that the incantation … sometimes used while braiding the hairs of a person and to someone they hate [or to an animal ‘spouse’] … is a Black Magic reversal of the traditional religious marriage vows, such as …

To the first person desired to be cursed: Do you, [name 1] take [name 2, or name of the animal] to be your lawfully wedded [wife or husband]?
Then the first curse: Mayest thou answer yes!
To the second person desired to be cursed, or to the animal ‘spouse’: Do you, [name 2, or name of the animal] take [name 1] to be your lawfully wedded [wife or husband]?
Then the second curse: Mayest thou answer yes!
Then: With this act I thee wed.


I feel this curse, or one like it, may have been laid on me and on many of the people I knew, in the year 1999 or 2000. By whom, and why, I have no idea.

As this curse causes great misery in the lives of those cursed … to the extent they may be driven to madness, or else, for solace, to the very feet of God … and as I only just last month found out that such a curse even existed, I’ve been searching about for an antidote.


Spells of Warding

Here is my blog on this topic …

Link: “Spell of Warding Against the Ill-Fated Love Charm of an Evil Sorcerer,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9gM ..

Songs of Renewal for Both Bespeller and Enspelled

I was drawn to offer this powerful Hebrew song, “Ana BeKoach,” which means “Untie My Tangles.” I feel that this song may help people of any faith to dispel their karmic tangles …

Video: “Ana BeKoach-אנא בכוח-We Beg Thee to Untangle Our Fate-Erez Shaltiel-ארז שאלתיאל-TEXT-Hebrew+English,” by Hebrew Songs with English Subtitles, published on 17 October 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLi5c82nhbs ..

Then I was drawn to the Messianic prayer of petitioning, “Baruch Hashem Adonai.” I feel that listening to or singing this prayer, or a similar prayer praising God in one’s own faith, will help the repentant Enspeller, and also those who have been Enspelled, to overcome the Karma of becoming a social pariah …

Video: “Baruch Hashem Adonai,” by Mensajes de Esperanza, published on 26 August 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlOrfN869Co ..

Here is another song that, I intuitively feel, can remove the Karma of Being a Jackass … This song lists our awareness from the realm of personality to that of the Soul. It is one of my hands-down favorites …

Video: “Snatam Kaur – Kabir’s Song,” by Arex, published on 17 January 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DA1n9ui7Y ..

Karmic Antidote for the Bespeller

Here is a very powerful Hebrew song of repentance, that asks for forgiveness. This is also an all-time favorite of mine. I feel it would be very effective for Bespellers, who hope their karma will be lifted …

Video: “Choneni Elohim, from Psalm 51 (Be Gracious to me O G-d),” by Christene Jackman, 5 October 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpHy77S-ITs ..

Those of other faiths may find similar songs asking forgiveness in their own traditions.

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


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Karma Roars Like a Lion … stories by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 24 May 2018

    • Gracelight Meditations I Attended in Years Past
    • Gracelight Founder Hilda Charlton and Her Experience with Paramahansa Yogananda of Self-Realization Fellowship
    • My Meditation Experiences at Gracelight and Self-Realization Fellowship
    • Experience of Psychic Rape During a Gracelight Meditation: Why?
    • Code of Silence at Gracelight
    • My Research on Gracelight After I Left That Group

Dear Ones,

I ran across a great quote recently, to the effect that the advice of a spiritual teacher can only take a person just so far along the spiritual path …

Image: “Your Best Teacher,” by Ralph Nader, https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cd/e3/c1/cde3c1b350d0cc53a546e2949bc77592.jpg ..


Some years ago, I meditated with my last earthly teacher, David Pomerantz of Gracelight, Durango. The folks I meditated with were mainly the West Los Angeles branch of Gracelight, which at that time comprised a small group of women led by Marilyn Zweifach. The teacher of my teacher of Gracelight at that time was David Pomerantz of Durango, Colorado, and the national nonprofit organization was registered in Durango …

Link: Gracelight 501C3, EIN 95-4702049, https://www.taxexemptworld.com/organization.asp?tn=1194271 ..

Gracelight Meditations I Attended in Years Past

There were other Gracelight meditation groups on the East Coast, mainly New York and New Jersey, I believe. David Pomerantz was having meditations at his home base in Durango, Colorado, and also, from time to time, at Holy Spirit Retreat Center in the San Fernando Valley, at East Coast Gracelight leader Rita Heap’s house in Freehold, New Jersey, and at Stella Maris Retreat Center Advance, Long Branch, New Jersey.

I started meditated with Marilyn Zweifach’s West Los Angeles group on 2 February 2011, as I recall. The woman who introduced me to Gracelight … Janet Maker of Florence Howard’s Sierra Club-offshot Venice Beach walking group … recommended also trying out meditations with the national leader David Pomerantz, and I attended quite a few of his meditations over the years.

Gracelight Founder Hilda Charlton and Her Experience with Paramahansa Yogananda of Self-Realization Fellowship

While a member of Gracelight, I did some research on the founder of the group, Hilda Charlton, now passed on. She was a fascinating lady. One of the things I found out, was that she mentioned having met Paramahansa Yogananda, of the Self-Realization Fellowship, and that he had asked her to join his ashram, and that, after thinking it over, she had declined.

I see from her memoires she said that, every time she went there, he used to ask her how much money she had … and that, finally, she admitted she had none. Whether this is true or not, I have no idea. Possibly they didn’t get along, and that is why she said that …

Link: “My Story,” Chapter 9: Pioneers of the Soul,  http://www.hildacharlton.com/HerOwnWords1.html ..

I found it odd … the historical link between Hilda Charlton and Yogananda … as my last prior meditation group experience had been with Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, in Pacific Palisades, California. Quite a coincidence.

My Meditation Experiences at Gracelight and Self-Realization Fellowship

When I first started with the Gracelight group led by Marilyn Zweifach, I noticed Hilda Charlton’s picture on one of the meditation chairs: The shawl, and the flowers. Nobody said much about it. Eventually I learned that it was Hilda Charlton, and I read a few of her little books. I began to have a feeling for the Soul that was there, who had touched and transformed many lives. Once in a while, during meditation, especially at first, I would call on her, and I’d always see a vision of her, and feel blissful joy welling up in my heart.

And while meditating at Self-Realization Fellowship I had also had many blissful moments, with visions of saints and feelings of rapture, during the group meditations.

Experience of Psychic Rape During a Gracelight Meditation: Why?

Then on 15 May 2014 I left Gracelight, after an experience of psychic rape during a meditation led by David Pomerantz at Marilyn Zweifach’s house in West Los Angeles. While I can’t say the cause of my experience during that meditation, and in fact have no way of knowing what the cause was, I felt it best, because of the temporal juxtaposition of the two events, to resign that day.

So I was meditating with that group from about 2 February 2011 to about 15 May 2014 … approximately 3 years.

Code of Silence at Gracelight

I never knew much about Gracelight, or about any members of the group, as we were asked not to talk to other members of the group, or to the leaders, before or after meditations, in a social way. During the meditations, we could raise our hands, and if the leader nodded, we might ask spiritual questions.

There was a DVD about Gracelight, put out by Marilyn Zweifach in 2006, I think it was. And that was all I knew about Gracelight.

I knew Janet Maker, who introduced me to Gracelight, as a member of one of my walking groups, but the things we talked about were family and finances, and things of that nature, rather than Gracelight or its members, as I recall.

My Research on Gracelight After I Left That Group

So, after I left Gracelight, I was curious what I might find out, in an Amateur Sleuth sort of way.  I did some online research. One of the things I gathered, after I left the group, was that its name may have been changed to Hilda Charlton::Groups

Link: “Hilda Charlton::Groups,” http://www.hildacharlton.com/groups.html ..

I gathered this because the web site named “Hilda Charlton::Groups” looks pretty much the same as the prior website for “Gracelight,” except for the name change.

I guess (although I don’t know) that the name change may have taken place because there is another group, “Pillai Center Mind Science,” led by Baskaran Pillai, that sometimes uses the similar term Grace Light

Link: “Pillai Center Mind Science,” https://www.pillaicenter.com/about-us/dr-pillai ..

I also gathered, from an online background search, that David Pomerantz may have once used the name David Rotman. Others of the Durango Gracelight group also apparently had several names, at least, according to my online research. But you never know about background searches … Two records may have been mixed up and merged.

I also found that some of the members of the group may have had felony records, at least according to my internet research. Maybe not, though … one never knows about internet research. And, maybe they aren’t members of the group any more, for all I know.

For me, at the time, though, I was upset to find out about the alleged criminal backgrounds of some of the members, as I had never known anyone with a felony record, my family and friends being ‘true blue’, law-abiding folks.


Looking back over the years, at other meditation groups I’ve meditated with …

Long ago, I was a devotee of Guru Ram Das, he of the compassionate heart, through Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO group. I tried living in a 3HO ashram for 6 years, and I learned a lot there, mostly by way of suffering. But I’m not big on ashram life; more eclectic, more drawn to union with the God through individual spiritual practice than to life in an ashram.


At any rate, after that I tried karate for over a decade, and that helped me develop my will power and face my fears.


And after that, in about the year 1999, and for some years thereafter, I tried meditating with Paramahansa Yogananda’s devotees, and walked daily around the Self-Realization Fellowship’s Lake Shrine grounds in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, to meditate and enjoy the beautiful flowers.


Just at that time, one of my most devastating karmic ‘discharges’ (1) overcame me. In this most painful karmic play I was trapped in from about the year 2000 to 2016. I’ve learned a very great deal, and while my mental-emotional body, during those years, cried out in pain from time to time, I found that my Soul … when I spoke with It … was at peace and knew all to be well.

The most obvious, in-your-face thing in our lives … the thing that causes all the sorrow, and which changes moment by moment … is the karmic play. But the dharmic (2) path is to welcome the karma with an open heart, as a gift from God on our Soul’s journey.

Down through the years, my karma has pursued me, sometimes like a roaring lion, and sometimes sleeping like a little lamb. In those years from 2000 to 2016, for sure, it was a roaring lion. In those years, a great longing was in my heart, that the karmic play might be ended, that I might learn the lesson, and go on to the next one. And finally, through God’s grace, it did so.

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


(1) “Hovering over the embryo, it remains upon the mental plane. From that level it broods over the man, and takes or makes opportunities, to discharge itself by sections, sending down from itself a flash like lightening to strike, or a finger to touch, sometimes far down on the physical plane,sometimes a sort of extension which reaches only the astral plane, and sometimes what we may call a horizontal flash or finger upon the mental plane.” —-from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, 1928, “Ch. XXIII. The Permanent Atoms and the Mechanism of Reincarnation,”  public domain, available at http://www.lulu.com or http://www.amazon.com Also at: http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/theosophy/Arthur_E_Powell_-_The_Causal_Body___The_Ego.pdf ..

(2) “In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living.’” –from “Dharma,” in Wikipedia, https://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported


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Quest Article on Yogananda … referral by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 1 May 2018

Dear Ones,

I see that the Fall 2017 issue of “Quest Magazine,” published by the Theosophical Society in America, features an article by Ray Grasse detailing an interview he had with mystic Shelly Trimmer, who spent a few years studying (and apparently, jousting) with Paramahansa Yogananda. Also included were anecdotes that Ray Grasse heard from Goswami Kriyananda ..

LInk: Grasse, Ray, “Memories of Yogananda” Quest 105:4(Fall 2017) pg. 16-19, https://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/4331 ..

Some of the topics covered in the article are …

  • celibacy and the spiritual adept
  • sublimating anger
  • on playing a role in life joyfully, and dressing to suit the part
  • on controlling one’s personality
  • Yogananda’s vision that he would not reincarnate on Earth, but rather go to a distant part of space
  • Yogananda’s atonement, in his most recent incarnation, for folks he enslaved in his incarnation as William the Conqueror
  • Yogananda on ghosts
  • A magic trick to make two people who are enemies fall in love
  • Using mental suggestion to make Saint Lynn fall asleep while lecturing

It’s a very interesting article; I suggest taking a look.

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

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Mantriks, or Subtle Sorcerers … by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 25 August 2016; updated on 18 March 2018 and 22 June 2018; new information is in green font.

  • Subtle Sorcerers, Mantriks
  • Subtle Sorcerers May Be What I Call ‘Astral Thuggees’
  • How to Ward Off Subtle Sorcerers
  • My Research Regarding the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF)
    • Image of a Woman’s Back and a Cow’s Face, Both with Cross-Hairs
    • “Is Killing a Sin? A Spiritual Perspective”
    • Graph: Murder of an Ordinary Person Considered Equivalent to Killing of a Cow
    • Information on the SSRF Website Regarding the Occult and Black Magic
  • Sanatan Sanstha: Rumors about Bombings and Murders
  • Apparently, Jayant Balaji Athayale Founded both Sanatan Sanstha and SSRF
  • The Art of Prophecy
    • Portents and Omens: SSRF Acronyms
    • Stream-of-Consciousness Dipping and Prophecy
    • For the Healer: Prophecy and Timeline Optimization

Dear Ones,


The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) has an interesting blog (1) on the “Subtle Sorcerer” or mantrik … a very powerful astral entity in the demon realm …

Per the article, only a few people in the world … generally people in the highest positions of power in the world … are obsessed by these beings, However, the article states, the power of Subtle Sorcerer is not to be underestimated.

  • They obsess the most powerful world leaders, so as to lead the world in the direction of chaos and destruction. They also obsess Saints, meditators and Spiritual Adepts, since these have great power to counter the Subtle Sorcerer’s malevolent actions in the world, and this power can, through devious means, be turned to the Subtle Sorcerer’s ends.

We can correct this problem by opening our hearts to love and sending our ‘love tsunamis’ coursing through Gaia. Through the intercession of our Spiritual Teams, we can also optimize our DNA so that it is resistant to viruses, like this:

Spirit to Team!
Optimize DNA!
For the All, through Free Will!

  • They can cause viral mutations and natural disasters.

Note that we humans can correct these problems with our powers of co-creation, when we align with the great Will and Heart and Mind of God.

  • They can get people to do their bidding during meditation.

What may be meant here is that they can ratchet up a person’s samskaras to a sort of whirlwind fury, as do the jinn. This is a sort of twanging of the distortions of light in a person’s EMF, which the jinn are delighted to do for fun and mischief, but which the subtle sorcerer does with great malevolence and intention to harm humankind. For this problem I suggest lifting the gaze up to eye level or higher while meditating:

  • Meditating with eyes cast down brings in the subconscious mind (the Lower Mental Body, in Theosophical terms), which is the playground of the subtle sorcerer.
  • Meditating with the eyes gazing straight ahead brings in the conscious mind (the Higher Mental Body, in Theosophical terms) and the third eye-point energies. These can be obsessed during meditation if one concentrates on the front of the forehead or the place between the eyebrows.
    • To avoid obsession of the third eye-point during meditation, place the awareness at the level of the mid-forehead or at the level of the eyebrows … but inside the head, in the center of the brain … during meditation.
  • Meditating with the eyes gazing up brings in the superconscious mind (and the Transpersonal Chakras), which can also be obsessed by the Subtle Sorcerer. See my blog category ‘8th chakra bow tie’.
    • One of the best ways to untie the ‘8th chakra bow tie’ is to consciously visualize flooding the area above the head with bright white light.
    • If you feel an intense pressure on your the top of your head (the crown chakra) during meditation, then one of these beings may be trying to interrupt the flow of your hara line (the line that runs vertically through your body, connecting it with Sun energy above and Earth energy beneath) so that you can’t contact your superconscious mind.
    • If you hear this astral command: “My mind to your mind” then one of these beings may be trying to take over your transpersonal chakras, and thus stop you from thinking, or from broadcasting thoughts, or take over your mind … or worse yet, may intend to take over your mind and body.
    • In either case, the remedy is to this, say, “Your mind to the mind of God!” Visualize the Subtle Sorcerer, a big muscular guy, full of ego, who has been hovering over you and placing his hand on top of your head. Visualize the bright light of God flooding down from on high, through the astral form of this evil sorcerer, down through his arm and hand, into your head, and saturating your entire body.


When the SSRF refers to Subtle Sorcerers or mantriks, it could be talking about what I term ‘astral thuggees’ … I gather this from the picture in the article …

Mantrik, or subtle sorcerer, with a necklace of skulls: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/de/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2014/05/2-GER-Mantrik.jpg ..


Note that this class of beings, which was hovering thickly in the air early this year, is now gone from my optimum timeline on New Earth. In case your optimum timeline currently includes experience of such beings (undoubtedly, this would be for the sake of Soul learning and wisdom) note the following:

  • The SSRF article states that those who transcend ego can deal effectively with subtle sorcerers. As a practice to overcome ego, I recommend the very simple meditation Link: “The Airport and the Traveller,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 12 August 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-60t ..

I also recommend building up the life force and the electromagnetic field through:

These exercises make a person’s subtle energies very strong. They also make a person physically very healthy, magnetically attractive to other people, and able to ward off negative astral entities.


I have had a few intuitional snags with regard to the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF), to do with stream of consciousness associations. (Note, as I understand it, this is not the United States group known as SRF or Self-Realization Fellowship, which follows the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.)

Image of a Woman’s Back and a Cow’s Face, Both with Cross-Hairs

I began with an image from the SSRF website showing a woman’s back, with a cross-hair mark on it, and to the right of that, the face of a cow, with a cross-hair mark on it …

Image: https://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/Is-killing-a-sin.jpg ..

To my mind, this juxtaposition of the images representing killing a woman and killing a cow brought up the following subconscious images:

  • Women are cows, not sentient beings
  • To kill a woman is like killing a cow
  • Cows are raised for food, which sustains people’s lives, and so it’s all right to kill them
  • Killing a woman is all right, if killing her results in sustaining people’s lives

To my mind, this subconscious thought flow would represent the noospheric energies of misogyny (hatred of women) and patriarchal domination (a male dominated social order), which are cross cultural and transnational … They are denser energies we are dealing with globally right now.

“Is Killing a Sin? A Spiritual Perspective”

Between the two smaller images … that of the cross-haired woman and that of the cross-haired cow, that were in the larger image was the title of the accompanying article, “Is Killing a Sin? A Spiritual Perspective”, copyright Spiritual Science Research Foundation. Here is the article … 

Link: “Is Killing a Sin? A Spiritual Perspective” http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-research/social-issues/is-killing-a-sin ..

Graph: Murder of an Ordinary Person Considered Equivalent to Killing of a Cow

In that blog page is a section named “3 Relative weightage of sin incurred depending on who is killed”. That section quantitates the karma, or weight of sin, incurred through the act of killing. 

There is a graph with a range of sinfulness, from 0 to 100, 100 being the most sinful. In the graph,

  • killing an Ordinary Person is listed as a sin of about 40
  • killing of a Cow as a sin of about 50 (more grave),
  • killing of a [spiritual] Seeker as a sin similar to that of killing a Cow, and
  • killing a Saint as a sin of the highest order, 100

It seemed to me that the image might represent a subconscious assumption that killing people, especially woman, is on a par with killing cattle. And that the graph might be a ratiocination by the logical mind, elaborating on the subconscious assumption.

Thus the graph, and the accompanying image, stood out in my mind because of the Wikipedia reference to bombings and killings by persons owing allegiance to their Indian sister organization Sanatan Sanstha. 

Information on the SSRF Website Regarding the Occult and Black Magic

There is quite a bit of information in the SSRF website pertinent to those hoping to overcome the influence of subtle sorcerers and mantriks; also to do with fighting the ‘evil eye’, zombies, skulls (cult of death), demonic possession, and ghosts. I feel it is well worth reading, keeping in mind that the perspective the writer is coming from creates the ‘color’ … or emotional tone of a work. 


I looked up the Spiritual Science Research Foundation, aka SSRF on Wikipedia and what popped up was, not SSRF, but “Sanatan Sanstha.” Intrigued by the similarity of the wards “Sanatan” (which actually means ‘eternal’) and “Satan,” I took a look.

Per Wikipedia, Sanatan Sanstha (‘eternal organization’) is a radical group in India led by a hypnotist named Jayant Balaji Athavale …

“The Sanatan Sanstha is a radical Hindu group in India.[1][2][3] It was founded in 1999 by ‘hypnotherapist’[4] Jayant Balaji Athavale with the support of Bhaktaraj Maharaj.[5] The group states its main aim as presenting spirituality in a scientific language for the curious (Jigyasu) and guiding seekers.[3] The organization has a chain of centres in different parts of India as well as abroad. — from “Sanatan Sanstha,”  in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatan_Sanstha .. CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported ..

Wikipedia speaks of the ‘stated’ main aim of the group as being spiritual … Persons owing allegiance to Sanatan Sanstha have participated in 4 bombings and 3 murders …

“Persons owing allegiance to Sanatan Sanstha have been arrested in four bombings in VashiThanePanvel (all in 2007) and Goa (in 2009) and in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar (in 2013), Govind Pansare and M. M. Kalburgi (both in 2015)” — from “Sanatan Sanstha,”  in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatan_Sanstha .. CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported ..


But what has Sanatan Sanstha to do with SSRF?  I googled SSRF Sanatan Sanstha, and came up with this article. It had a photo of Ms. Kimberly Schipke, Dr. Thornton
Streeter and Mr. Sean Clarke (Editor of SSRF website): http://www.sanatan.org/en/a/176.html 

I was still unclear what the connection was between Sanatan Sanstha and SSRF, so I did some more research. I googled Jayant Balaji Athavale SSRF and found that Jayant Balaji Athayale, the person who founded Sanatan Sanstha, also founded SSRF: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/about-us/ ..


The Native Americans used to see portents and omens in just about everything. They would hear the wind whisper something about the future or the past. They could tell from the clouds whether there was trouble brewing with the tribes.

A person can look at tea leaves, or cast stones, sticks or coins, and gain knowledge of the past or future, one can simply observe the world around him, and do the same as they did. Look for very small details … a license plate, a road sign, the sound of a motor, an instance of synergy, the song of a bird … like that.

Observe where stream of consciousness takes you. Feel into the stream of unrelated facts that appear. Feel the tenor, the tone, the emotion, and the random will become organized through the activity of your right brain, the intuitional part of your mind.

Portents and Omens: The SSRF Acronyms. In addition to Spiritual Science and Research Foundation (described above), the acronym SSRF also stands for Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility … http://ssrf.sinap.ac.cn/english/1/Introduction.htm … hmmm

SSRF also stands for Server Side Request Forgery … http://www.acunetix.com/blog/articles/server-side-request-forgery-vulnerability/ … double hmmm

Here’s another SSRF … “Small Scale Raiding Force” … this was a British commando unit in WW II … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._62_Commando

What would you make of these stream of consciousness associations? The intuitive outcome may well be different for each person, as is always the case with prophecy.

Stream-of-Consciousness Dipping and Prophecy. In a similar way to observing the details of our timeline unfolding around us, we can, through hearing astral stories and telepathy from other people, dip into their timelines, discover recurrent and combining threads of energies, like little rivers or rivulets running through their timeline, and predict, from seminal instances of Soul wounding, or from recurrent phrases in their unconscious minds, the likely difficulties of their unfolding lines. When these difficulties take place, as healers we can call on God’s grace and love to transform these streamlets or rivers of wounded energy.

For the Healer: Prophecy and Timeline Optimization. In advance of predicted accretions of Soul wounding around an original event stored as distortion of light in the human EMF, we can optimize their timelines (if they are willing). Thus the Awareness timeline of the other person will flip to that which has the proper array of samskaras for upcoming personal and global timeline merges. Quite clearly, either the healer or the person to be healed, must continue to request timeline optimization at pivotal moments in their timeline. Here is the language of light to use:

Spirit to Team!   [ie, my Spirit to my Team]
Team to Team!   [ie, my Team to the other person’s Team]
Team to Spirit!   [ie, their Team to their Spirit]
Optimize timelines!   [ie, optimize the other person’s timelines]
For the All, through Free Will!   [in synch with optimization of the All,
and only for the subset of beings that agrees on optimization]
Separate!  [ie, separate my hara line and timeline from that of the other person]

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


(1) See Link: “Subtle-Sorcerer” … http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/difficulties/Ghosts_Demons/typesofghost_sorcerer ..


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