The Count of St. Germain is a mysterious character that first appeared in 1710. He was known as a famous adventurer of the 18th century, who was known throughout Europe as “the miracle man”. Not much is known about his true identity, with varying stories of his origin including The son of Francis II R�k�czi, the Prince of Transylvania, Francis Bacon, true heir to the Throne of England, The illegitimate son of Maria Anna of Pfalz-Neuburg, the widow of Charles II of Spain, and the son of John V, the king of Portugal. Even more strangely, according to witnesses, he had lived for at least two hundred years, while hardly changing his appearance with nearly god-like powers.
The mystery of Saint Germain may never be solved because of his own apparent self-mythologizing which is deepened since his name was seemingly invented by him as a French version of the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning “Holy Brother.” As mentioned earlier, his first known appearance was in 1710 by witnesses whom described him as a forty to forty-five year old man. As for the next two decades, almost nothing is known except that he was a close confidant of Madame de Pompadour, a member of the French court, and the official ma�tresse-en-titre of Louis XV.
Count St Germain
Between 1737 and 1742, Saint Germain stayed at the court of the Shah of Persia. In 1743, he appeared at the court of King Louis XV of France. and was famous for his great wealth and his alchemical skills. He himself claimed to have discovered the philosopher’s stone and produce diamonds, as well as having traveled to the Himalayas and had found the people who “know everything”. In addition, he added that “one must have studied in the Pyramids, as I have done it” to trace his secret. He also said that he had traveled through space. “A very long time I flew through space. I saw globes, the world revolved around me and at my feet.” On another occasion he said “I traveled through time and found myself unconsciously in distant countries.” The Countess of Geordie – then at the age of seventy years – was very surprised that Saint Germain still looked like when they met fifty years ago. It was at this time that he was active in several secret societies.
In 1744, the count was jailed for espionage in England but was released after interrogation. In a letter, English Politician, Horace Walpole wrote “The other day they seized an odd man, who goes by the name of Count St. Germain. He has been here these two years, and will not tell who he is, or whence.” He goes on to say, “He sings, plays on the violin wonderfully, composes, is mad, and not very sensible. He is called an Italian, a Spaniard, a Pole, a somebody that married a great fortune in Mexico, and ran away with her jewels to Constantinople; a priest, a fiddler, a vast nobleman(…) but in vain. However, nothing has been made out against him; he is released; and, what convinces me that he is not a gentleman, stays here, and talks of his being taken up for a spy.”
1745 and 1746 he lived at the Viennese court like a prince and was “witty and highly gifted.” He was not only described as being very rich, but spoke in addition to several European, Arab, Oriental and classical languages.
From 1762 to about 1773 various reports were published on his scientific and political career. “An extraordinary man, who could turn iron into a metal that for the work of the goldsmith’s at least is as good and beautiful as gold.” The count was also seen as a visionary – he told of inventions from the future, like the rail road and the steam boat. It is further claimed that he could make himself invisible in front of witnesses.
Between 1774 and 1784, after the death of Louis XV, he warned Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette in vain of a “giant conspiracy” on which he had become aware by his insight into Freemasonry and Illuminati circles. After that, he mostly lived in Germany. There, he was said to have committed to Freemasonry, Rosicrucians and Knights Templar circles.
On February 27th 1784 he allegedly died suddenly in the arms of two maids, whereby the funeral is said to have taken place on March 2nd 1784, which is also registered as such in the church registers of Eckernf�rde. However, days later, when his coffin was opened again, it was empty.
The count is said to have returned on February 15th 1785 in Wilhelmsbad at a gathering of occultists including Freemasons, Illuminati and necromancers. In 1788, he lived mostly in France again and warned the nobles of the impending revolution. But again he was not taken seriously. In 1789, he then traveled to Sweden to King Gustav III. to protect him against a possible disease.
In 1791, Marie Antoinette testified that the Count� appeared with his astral body in her cell, before her execution, and “erected her soul by giving her the certainty of the glorious life in the other world,” which gave her the noble dignity when mounting the guillotine.
The Counts immortality seems to live on, with many claims of witnesses who have met Saint Germain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. prominent Theosophist Annie Besant claimed that she met him in 1896. English clergyman, author and clairvoyant, C. W. Leadbeater said he� met the Count in Rome in 1926, describing him as having brown eyes, olive colored skin, and a pointed beard. Psychic Edgar Cayce, while in trance, was asked if St. Germain was present. Cayce’s reply was “When needed.”
Many groups honor Saint Germain as an Ascended Master, spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans, but who have undergone a process of spiritual transformation. With all the stories attributed to him, who’s to say that he wasn’t.
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