Mystery upon mystery surrounds the Comte de Saint Germain. His adventures in Europe are well-documented in the 18th century. Where he was before, and after, that time is open to much speculation. Horace Walpole, who wrote the first great gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, observed St. Germain in London in 1743. By 1748, he had become an advisor to King Louis XV, and undertook several secret missions for him. Always, this Immortal takes an interest in politics. In 1762, in St. Petersburg, he helped to place Catherine II on the Russian throne.
The Italian magician, Cagliostro, knew St. Germain, and was given the only book he wrote, The Holy Trinosophia, which is available today in an English translation. In the 18th century, many believed that St. Germain was several hundred years old. He attended many lavish banquets around Europe, but was never observed eating any food. From the late 1700's, up to the present time, many have claimed to have met him. He was supposed to have appeared at the signing of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776. Ballard supposedly met him at the planetary base chakra, Mt. Shasta, in the early 1930's.
Some say he was born in Transylvania, like an immortalist character from fiction, Dracula. There is an excellent series of novels by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, which develops this idea of St. Germain being a vampire. Hotel Transylvania is the first of this series.
Today, St. Germain is the "Aquarian Christ" to countless New Age groups. Hundreds of people, mainly in the USA, publish messages from him that they claim to "channel". This is an abuse of the Immortals. They do not speak through intermediaries. If an Immortal wants to speak to you, they will do so face to face, in the physical body. Also, there are no hierarchies among the Immortals. They are independent, unique individuals. If, occasionally, some of them meet together, it is in the spirit of the Round Table, where all are equal.
While I regard St. Germain as one of the outstanding Immortals, I urge caution: If you want to keep your feet on the ground, along the Immortal pathway, ignore the absolute plethora of "New Age" rubbish written about St. Germain. Concentrate on your own Immortal journey, and do not be distracted by such things. You have your own work to do. So leave St. Germain alone - he also has his work to do.
It is said that St. Germain has an Immortal valet, who was once asked about his employer's life in previous centuries. He said he couldn't say, as he had only been working for him for the last 100 years.
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