Saint Germain

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Saint Germain, who is also sometimes referred to as Master Rákóczi or Master R, is a legendary spiritual master of the ancient wisdom and is said to be the master of the seventh (violet) ray and bringer of the Age of Aquarius. He is also identified with the historical Count of St. Germain (1710–1784?), who became notorious in Europe during the 18th century and was described as an adventurer with a broad interest in many topics ranging from science, philosophy, alchemy, the arts, and more. Some say that, through his knowledge and mastery of alchemy, Count Saint Germain achieved immortality and individuals still report encounters to this very day. Saint Germain is believed to be an Ascended Master, like Jesus, who is continually striving to assist humanity.



Saint Germain is regarded as the "Chohan of the Seventh Ray." Together with the ascended lady master Portia (the Goddess of Justice) he is the bringer of the Aquarian age. Saint Germain is associated with the color violet, the jewel amethyst, and the Maltese cross rendered in violet (usually the iron cross style cross patee version). The name Saint Germain comes from the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning simply “Holy Brother.”

It is said that Saint Germain has existed in many previous lifetimes. Thirteen thousand years ago he lived in a colony of Atlantis where he was high priest of the Order of Lord Zadkiel in the Temple of Purification, which attracted people from near and far who came to be freed from every troubling condition of body, mind, and soul. Later Saint Germain was embodied as the prophet Samuel, Saint Joseph, Saint Alban, and Merlin, who most know as the legendary counselor to King Arthur. In his final lifetime, it is said Saint Germain manifested as Sir Francis Bacon, who is renowned as the father of inductive reasoning and the scientific method and is considered one of the greatest thinkers in human history. After his final lifetime as Sir Francis Bacon, it is believed he became an Ascended Master and adopted the name "Saint Germain", and appeared throughout Europe as le Comte de Saint Germain or Count Saint Germain.


Since according to Theosophy the next Astrological Age, the Age of Aquarius, will be governed by the Seventh (Violet) Ray (the Ray of Ceremonial Order), Saint Germain is sometimes called “The Hierarch of the Age of Aquarius.” According to the Ascended Master Teachings, Saint Germain is “The God of Freedom for this system of worlds.”

The Comte de Saint Germain, whose real name is unknown and his birth and background are obscure, achieved prominence in European high society during the mid-1700s. Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel considered him to be "one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived". St. Germain used a variety of names and titles, an accepted practice amongst royalty and nobility at the time. These include the Marquis de Montferrat, Comte Bellamarre, Chevalier Schoening, Count Weldon, Comte Soltikoff, Graf Tzarogy, and Prinz Ragoczy. Saint Germain clamed to be 500 years old and was described by contemporaries as a scholar, linguist, musician, and chemist. It was said he dressed magnificently and was adorned with several strange jewels. Casanova met Saint Germain in 1757 and wrote that the Count, "claimed that he knew the secret of the Universal Medicine, that he possessed a mastery over nature, that he could melt diamonds, professing himself capable of forming, out of ten or twelve small diamonds, one large one of the finest water without any loss of weight. All this, he said, was a mere trifle to him."

He pops up variously during this period in England, France, and Amsterdam - always eliciting curiosity and intrigue from those who wrote of him. History records that Count Saint Germain died on February 27, 1784 in what is current day Hamburg. However, many myths, legends, and speculations about Saint Germain became widespread and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the "Elixir of Life", a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution. Many claim to have encountered Saint Germain and say that he has given them knowledge or insight. He is said to have met and instructed the controversial mystic Giuseppe Balsamo (aka Count Alessandro di Cagliostro) in London, and the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau in Venice. Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the count, who was traveling under a different name. Guy Ballard, founder of the "I AM" Activity, claimed that he met Saint Germain on Mount Shasta in California in August 1930, and that this initiated his "training" and experiences with other Ascended Masters in various parts of the world.


Saint Germain is regarded as the "Chohan of the Seventh Ray". The Seven Rays are seven metaphysical principles that govern both individual souls and the unfolding of each 2,158-year-long Astrological Age. Since according to Theosophy, the next Astrological Age, the Age of Aquarius, will be governed by the Seventh (Violet) Ray (the Ray of Ceremonial Order), Saint Germain is sometimes called "The Hierarch of the Age of Aquarius". According to the Ascended Master Teachings, Saint Germain is "The God of Freedom for this system of worlds". According to the Ascended Master Teachings, the preliminary lead-up to the beginning of the Age of Aquarius began on 1 July 1956, when Ascended Master Saint Germain became the Hierarch of the Age of Aquarius, replacing the former Astrological Age Hierarch, the Ascended Master Jesus, who had been for almost 2,000 years the "Hierarch of the Age of Pisces".

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