A man who never dies - Count of St. Germain

A man who never dies - Count of St. Germain

His exact origins are unknown since there aren't many written accounts regarding his family. He’s supposed to be the illegitimate son of Francis II Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania from 1704 to 1711. We have no information about his date of birth, he seemed to appear out of nowhere. There are myths saying that nobody knew his age, but some claimed that he might have been hundreds of years old. According to the legends, once his carter was asked how old the count was, and he said he did not know it for sure but had been in his service for 130 years.

It was the count himself who provided reasons for the circulating assumptions. He had a reputation for being a polymath. Not only did he speak perfect German, French, English, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Russian, Greek and Spanish but also was a remarkable poet, painter and violinist. When attending social events he could talk about former times as if he would have lived through them.

Some of his friends were really influential. He had good relationship with several monarchs and emperors, e.g. Louis XV of France and Peter III of Russia, but also was on friendly terms with Madame Du Barry and Rousseau. Urbanity and intelligence were his strong points; his advice was often asked on important matters. "A man who knows everything and who never dies," said Voltaire of the count.

He made a particular effect on all the people he talked to sweeping them off their feet.  He was a dark-haired man of medium height with piercing eyes and showed no signs of aging.  His fortune was fabulous, but nobody knew where his money came from or where his lands were situated. The materials for his clothes were of the finest quality and he also possessed a collection of jewels of rare size and beauty.

St.Germain practised herbalism making marvellous plant and herbal medicines which helped many people. Although he asked rich people for money whenever his service was needed, he was happy to help the poor without expecting any compensation. He also showed kindness by gifting cosmetic products to the ladies of the upper ten thousand. He lived a health-conscious life paying attention to what he ate – he avoided meat and often fasted. 

The mystical man of magic

With his telepathic abilities he sensed the location of people he could help and set out immediately. Often years passed without seeing him. He had a special interest in working with meditation practices and yoga. Thanks to being a medium, he could contact the spirit world. He was said to have an eerie habit of entering houses without opening the door.

"La Trés Sainte Trinosophie" is the only surviving written work of his. Although the book consists of a mere 96 pages, it’s an excellent summary of hermetic sciences. The manuscript is about the count’s initiate sequence associated with his astrological, alchemical and cabbalistic experience. He reached a high level of spiritual science and human development.

He had to face the fact that most citizens were narrow-minded and bogged down in the material world so he tried to open their eyes to intellectual sciences. In his former lives he was St. Alban, Roger Francis Bacon and Cervantes, but he was both Hungary’s first king Stephen I and Louis the Great, King of Hungary, Croatia and Poland in the 1300s. He managed to live for hundreds of years without drawing public attention – he disappeared for a longer period just to reappear with a new identity at a new place.

There’s no solid information about the date of his death. Several psychics claim that their works were inspired by the count himself. His character appears in Maria Szepes’s first novel The Red Lion. László Tolcsvay –Hungarian singer and songwriter composed an oratorio about Saint-Germain entitled Rákóczi Fantasia – The Seventh Beam of Light. The composition premiered in Budapest in 2004.

La Trés Sainte Trinisophie - The Most Holy Trinosophia

In his 96-page long manuscript he emphasises the book’s three layers of meaning – it has psychic, intellectual and spiritual aspects. Its 12 chapters refer to the 12 symbols of the zodiac. You can read about how the author could break out of the prison of the physical world.

Apart from the full-page images the pages are peppered with symbols and highly decorated initials. Words and sentences in ancient languages interrupt the mostly French written text. There are also some magical symbols that are similar to Egyptian hieroglyphs. Their meaning hasn’t been deciphered yet.