Comte de Saint-Germain (サン・ジェルマン, San・Jeruman) is a Poet who works for the Duc d'Orléans. Both of them agree that he then had the appearance of a man of between forty and fifty years old. Le roi de lincruste. And he left out of his calculations the powerful reactions of hatred. That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. It is quite plain from these words that Saint-Germain’s ideas were entirely different from those ascribed to him by the majority of historical authors of this period, nearly all of whom see in him an active instrument of the revolutionary movement. Of his real name or parentage and place of birth, nothing is definitely known; the common version is that he was a Portuguese Jew. The Encyclopedists, who are seeking a chief among the members of the royal family, have cast their eyes on the Duke de Chartres. Saint-Germain expounded his philosophy at Ermenonville and in Paris, in the rue Platriere. A few drops more and I have no doubt the servant would have answered her mistress with infantile screams!”. Toujours est-il que le comte de Saint-Germain est régulièrement invité aux petits soupers de Louis XV et de la Pompadour et sinstalle comme chez lui au milieu des plus beaux esprits de son temps. It is no great eccentricity in a man to pull down his cuffs in order to show the sparkle of the rubies in his links. Between the periods of 1740 to 1780, the then celebrity (of sorts) traveled the length and breadth of Europe and never aged a day. But the contradiction is perhaps only apparent. Saint-Germain was sent to The Hague to negotiate there with Prince Louis of Brunswick. But they are not necessary. To activate the AUTOMATIC SUBTITLES in your language (ESPAÑOL, ENGLISH ...): step 1: activate the French subtitles by clicking on "subtitles". Old causes, created by accumulated injustices had paved the way for terrible effects. The Comte De Saint Germain Isabel Cooper-Oakley. But he reckoned without the slowness with which the soul of man develops and without the aversion that man brings to the task. Reprint ed, Secret Societies and the French Revolution. He was modest, the rarest quality in men of intelligence. “He will be exposed. This would give an air of probability to the memories of southern lands and sunny palaces which Saint-Germain liked to call up as the setting of his childhood. Count Alexis Orloff met him some years later in Italy and said of him: “Here is a man who played an important part in our revolution.” Alexis’ brother, Gregory Orloff, handed over to Saint-Germain of his own free will 20,000 sequins, an uncommon action, seeing that Saint-Germain had not rendered him any particular service. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 26 quotes from Comte de Saint-Germain: 'I am a great believer in only worrying about those things we have control over, And we have no control over this craft; therefore, we should not worry. This is the only book attributed to the mysterious, supposedly immortal Comte St. Germain. He took the name of Saint-Germain from the little town of San Germano, where he had spent some years during his childhood and where his father had estates. The commonest hypothesis about his birth is that Saint-Germain was the natural son of the widow of Charles II of Spain and a certain Comte (Count) Adanero, whom she knew at Bayonne. De Saint-Germain, Comte C. Published by Newcastle Publishing Co, Hollywood (1973) ISBN 10: 0878770186 ISBN 13: 9780878770182. He refused to give any information about his friend or his last moments, and turned the conversation if anyone spoke of him. He shut himself up with Saint-Germain and Madam de Pompadour for whole evenings; and the pleasure he derived from his conversation and the admiration he no doubt felt for the range of his knowledge cannot explain the consideration, almost the deference, he had for him. He enjoyed and sought the company of the pretty women of his day. These effects were in their turn to create the causes of future evil. “Very well,” he said very gravely; “I promise you that you shall.” And he at once spoke of something else. At first sight all this is incompatible with the high mission with which he was invested, with the part he played in the Hermetic societies of Germany and France. Well, under the dictatorship of philanthropists and orators the national debt will reach thousands of millions.”, “I have seen Saint-Germain again,” wrote Comtesse d’Adhemar in 1821, “each time to my amazement. The belief that Saint-Germain and the descendant of the Racoczis are one and the same is firmly held by many people, who regard him as a genuine adept and even think he may still be living. He was born in 1710 and is reported to have lived till 1784. Martinez de Pasqually taught his philosophy at Marseilles, Bordeaux and Toulouse; and Savalette de Lange, with mystics such as Court de Gebelin and Saint-Martin, founded the lodge of the Friends Assembled. But men are judged only by their own statements and by the merits they attribute to themselves. “So that only royalty will be left,” the queen interrupted impatiently. Lorsque le comte de Saint-Germain, parut en Angleterre, en 1745, il ne fut pas surprenant qu’un honorable Anglais conformiste comme l’était Horace Walpole, ait donné de lui le portrait suivant : « Il chante et joue du violon à merveille, il compose, il est fou et déraisonne. Madam du Housset says in her memoirs that the king spoke of Saint-Germain as a personage of illustrious birth. The duke will become the instrument of men who will sacrifice him when he has ceased to be useful to them. Comte de Saint Germain was an 18th-century adventurer known as 'Der Wundermann' - 'The Wonderman'.. It is also true, however, that Saint-Germain, when questioned by Madam de Pompadour on the subject of his meeting with Madam de Gergy fifty years earlier and of the marvelous elixir he was supposed to have given to her, replied with a smile: “It is not impossible; but I confess it is likely that this lady, for whom I have the greatest respect, is talking nonsense. We can compare with this the offer he made to Mademoiselle de Genlis when she was a child: “When you are seventeen or eighteen will you be happy to remain at that age, at least for a great many years?’ She answered that she should indeed be charmed. He was a man whose origin was unknown and who disappeared without leaving a trace. Richard Chanfray (dit Saint-Germain ou Richard Saint-Germain ), né le 4 avril 1940 à Lyon et mort le 21 juillet 1983 à Ramatuelle, est une personnalité médiatique française, chanteur occasionnel. He died, probably in Schleswig, in 1784, although he is said to have been seen in Paris in 1789. Corrections? For an entire century he maintined the physical appearance of a man between forty and fifty years old. The Prince of Hesse, Condorcet, and Cagliostro were all members of this group. Saint-Germain was an true man-of-mystery who comes to us with good references. “This pupil of Hindu and Egyptian hierophants, this holder of the secret knowledge of the East,” theosophist Madam Blavatsky says of him, “was not appreciated for who he was. The Comte de Saint-Germain asserted also that he had the capacity of stopping the mechanism of the human clock during sleep. His outward appearance of a man of the world was necessary in the first place for the purposes of the secret diplomacy in which Louis XV often employed him. Moreover, we often have an erroneous conception of the activities of a master. The official documents of Freemasonry say that in 1785 the French masons chose him as their representative at the great convention that took place in that year, with Mesmer, Saint-Martin, and Cagliostro present. For Louis XV and the count to have held out against the curiosity of beloved mistresses we must presume in them either a strength of mind that they certainly did not possess or else some imperious motive which we cannot determine. He continued an unknown career, of whose end we are ignorant and whose duration seems so long that one’s imagination hesitates to admit it. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Neither the nobility nor the clergy escaped what had become a fashion. However, he seems not to have excelled as a poet. He said he had come from China and Japan. He allegedly possessed the alchemical secrets of transmutation, was a Rosicrucian and Freemason, gave the appearance of surviving without food or drink, and played a role in 18th-century European politics. Lexington, KY: Forgotton Books, 1911. Some records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of Christ. The possession of an “opal of monstrous size, of a white sapphire as big as an egg, of the treasures of Aladdin’s lamp,” is a harmless pleasure if these treasures have been inherited or have been made through the help of miraculous knowledge. He was interested in the preparation of dyes and even started a factory in Germany for the manufacture of felt hats. The real St. Germain was not French by birth, was an accomplished alchemist and claimed to know the secret of creating the 'elixir of life' which had given him immortality. He had a love of jewels in an extreme form, and he ostentatiously showed off those he possessed. He proceeded by veiled allusions. Saint-Germain nonchalantly made her a present of it. If their recollection is accurate this evidence destroys the hypotheses according to which Saint-Germain was the son of Marie de Neubourg or the son of Francis Racoczi II, for if he had been, he would not have been more than about twenty in 1710. It appears from the memoirs of Baron von Gleichen that when Saint-Germain was in Paris he became the lover of Mademoiselle Lambert, daughter of the Chevalier Lambert, who lived in the house in which he lodged. All efforts to find him proved useless. When the lady summoned her servant next day, there appeared before her a young girl, almost a child. It was this enmity which compelled him to leave hurriedly for England in order to escape imprisonment in the Bastille. The wicked will seize power with bloodstained hands. The count even went so far as invariably to withhold the smallest detail bearing on the life of his mysterious friend. For a great number of imaginative and sincere men the Comte de Saint-Germain is more alive than he has ever been. It is true that he set up no landmarks for posterity, and even obliterated the traces he had made. He is portrayed in the books as a popular rock star. Saint-Germain seems also to have been free personally from the solemnity in which men of religion and philosophers wrap themselves. Only one thing surprises me. He then went to Germany, where, according to the Mémoires authentiques of the adventurer the Count di Cagliostro, he was the founder of freemasonry and initiated Cagliostro into that rite. Saint-Germain, comte de (c. 1710–1784) A mysterious gentlemen believed by many to be an Ascended Master of the Great White Brotherhood and one of the greatest occult adepts that ever lived. There were even formed lodges for women, and the Princesse de Lamballe became grand mistress of one of them. “A man who knows everything and who never dies,” said Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain. ), 18th-century adventurer, known as der Wundermann (“the Wonderman”). It is the activity of our nerves, the flame of our desire, the acid of our fears, which daily consume our organism. I saw him when the queen was murdered, on the 18th of Brumaire, on the day following the death of the Duke d’Enghien, in January, 1815, and on the eve of the murder of the Duke de Berry.”. In 1784 a rumor was current in Paris that the Comte de Saint-Germain had just died in the Duchy of Schleswig, at the castle of the Count Charles of Hesse Cassel. Updates? He influenced Freemasonry and the secret societies, though many modem masons have denied this and have even omitted to mention him as a great source of inspiration. The diamonds that he wore in his shoes and garters were believed to be worth more than 200,000 francs. But there were many other more obscure messengers, of whom Saint-Germain has been considered to be one. The Comtesse d’Adhemar quotes a letter she received from Saint-Germain in which he says, speaking of his journey to Paris in 1789, “I wished to see the work that that demon of hell, Cagliostro, has prepared.” It seems that Cagliostro took part in the preparation of the revolutionary movement, which Saint-Germain tried to check by developing mystical ideas among the most advanced men of the period. For such men prudery, hypocrisy, and the most abject enslavement to ritual habit and prejudice must be the everyday virtues. Madam du Hausset tells us that one day when he was showing the queen some jewels in her presence, she commented on the beauty of a cross of white and green stones. If they had attained their aim, if they had succeeded in directing the great force of Freemasonry by the prestige of their philosophy, which was sublime and disinterested, it may be that the course of events would have been altered, that the old dream of a world guided by philosopher-initiates would have been realized. He thus almost entirely stopped the physical wastage that proceeds, without our knowing it, from breathing and the beating of the heart. He was again in Paris from 1770 to 1774, and, after frequenting several of the German courts, he took up his residence in Schleswig-Holstein, where he and the landgrave Charles of Hesse pursued together the study of the “secret” sciences. Softcover. Quantity available: 1. The brotherhood of Khe-lan was famous throughout Tibet, and one of their most famous brothers was an Englishman who had arrived one day during the early part of the twentieth century from the West. The light kindled by a few wise visionaries, a few faithful watchers over the well being of their brothers, was extinguished almost as soon as it was kindled. By far the greatest obvious talents of the Comte de Saint-Germain were connected with his knowledge of alchemy. He worked for humanity, not for himself. In two great successive assemblies, at which every Masonic lodge in France was represented, the Philalethes attempted the reform of Freemasonry. Los Angeles, California: Philosophical Research Society, 1981. I am the only person who is competent to speak on this subject, and I have exhausted it. At the request of Madam de Pompadour he also wrote a rather poor outline of a comedy. An 18th century European aristocrat of unknown origin. His memory was absolutely incredible and, curiously enough, he often gave his hearers to understand that he had acquired his learning elsewhere than from books. When he was telling a fool some event of the time of Charles V, he informed him quite crudely that he had been present. Que ce soit à Versailles ou dans les salons, dès que le comte de Saint-Germain est dans la place, tous nont dyeux que pour lui. He became Louis XV’s confidential and intimate counselor and was entrusted by him with various secret missions. It was to him that Saint-Germain entrusted his papers just before his supposed death in 1784. The Music of the Comte St.Germain. What he does seem to have admitted, at least ambiguously, is that he could make a big diamond out of several small stones. Napoleon III, puzzled and interested by what he had heard about the mysterious life of the Comte de Saint-Germain, instructed one of his librarians to search for and collect all that could be found about him in archives and documents of the latter part of the eighteenth century. The Comtesse d’Adhemar has left a detailed account of the interview. This tradition originates from the fact that Lord Gower, who was a practical joker, gave imitations at his house of well-known men of his time. He appears to have resided in London for one or two years, but he was at St. Petersburg in Russia in 1762 and is asserted to have played an important part in the conspiracy against Tsar Peter III in July of that year, a plot that placed Catherine II the Great on the Russian throne. They spoke of this revealing word, this hidden treasure it was said to be in the hands of “unknown superiors of these sects, who would one day disclose the wealth which gives freedom and immortality.”. At this moment the attention of both of them was distracted by the sound of a door being shut. You will not see these calamities, but the fact that you paved the way for them will be enough to blacken your memory.”. He informed Maurepas of the interview that Saint-Germain had had with the queen, and Maurepas thought it would be wisest to imprison in the Bastille a man who had so gloomy a vision of the future. Indeed, many people who heard him play the violin said of him that he equaled or even surpassed the greatest virtuosos of the period, and he seems to have justified his remark that he had reached the extreme limit possible in the art of music. There is today a deficit of some forty millions, which is the nominal cause of the Revolution. Richard Chanfrey dit le comte de Saint Germain (Vidéo) Le 21 octobre 1972, Dalida a un nouveau coup de foudre pour Richard Chanfray, dit le Comte de Saint-Germain, qui avait la réputation d’être un peu gigolo et qui se fait connaître dans le monde comme une réincarnation du comte de Saint-Germain, célèbre aventurier, plus ou moins charlatan, du 18° siècle. He supposed died in 1784, but many people in Europe saw him after that date. Madam du Hausset refused, but the queen, thinking the stones were false, signed to her that she might accept. Saint-Germain himself practices alchemy, he is also a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, pianist, violinist and amateur composer. He sent d’Affry orders demanding the extradition of Saint-Germain and have him arrested by the Dutch Government and sent to Paris. His contemporaries did not forgive him this weakness. Used. In her excellent monograph, The Comte de St.-Germain, the Secret of Kings, Mrs. Cooper-Oakley lists the more important names under which this amazing person masqueraded between the years 1710 and 1822. The adventurer Casanova gives us some details of this escape; he happened to be in a hotel near that in which Saint-Germain was staying, and found himself mixed up in a complicated story of jewels, swindlers, duped fathers and girls madly in love with him — a story, in fact, that was typical of the ordinary course of Saint-Germain’s life. By reason of his knowledge, of the integrity of his life, of his wealth and of the mystery that surrounded him, he might reasonably have been taken for an heir of the first Rosicrucians, for a possessor of the Philosopher’s Stone. Might not this mysterious traveler be the Comte de Saint-Germain? It was to her that he turned to obtain access to the queen. Another significant work, the Comte de Gabalis, is said to be from the hand of Sir Francis Bacon before he Ascended and returned as Sanctus Germanus or Saint Germain. But Saint-Germain received warning just before his arrest. Some will have bathed in the sources of the Ganges, and others will show a talisman found in the pyramids. And it would help to account for the consideration that Louis XV showed him. There are times when it is possible to draw back; others at which the decree must be carried out as soon as he has pronounced it.”, And he told her in broad outlines all the events, not excepting the death of the queen, that were to take place in the years that followed. Description. Le comte resta un an à Berlin, fréquentant la cour et les soirées mondaines de Mme de Troussel puis il émit le souhait de rencontrer le prince Charles de Hesse-Cassel, passionné désotérisme, qui habitait au château de Gottorp, au nord de lAllemagne. He had time to escape and take ship for England. In Vienna he took part in the foundation of the Society of Asiatic Brothers and of the Knights of Light, who studied alchemy; and it was he who gave Mesmer his fundamental ideas on personal magnetism and hypnotism. There will always be, as there were in the eighteenth century, mysterious doctors, enigmatic travelers, bringers of occult secrets, to perpetuate him. He gave recipes for removing wrinkles and dyeing hair. “I know the scoundrel better than you do,” he said. An inner force that is irresistibly strong compels men to talk. Many average, reasonable men can conceive wisdom only under the boring form of a sermon and think of the sage only in the semblance of a clergyman. They never discovered what had happened to the Comte de Saint-Germain. “The queen in her wisdom will weigh that which I am about to tell her in confidence. Very little is known about the Comte's background to this day. Only his age and his jewels attracted notice. The theory long held that he was a … He taught that man has in him infinite possibilities and that, from the practical point of view, he must strive unceasingly to free himself of matter in order to enter into communication with the world of higher intelligences. Louis XV must have known who he was, for he extended to him a friendship that aroused the jealousy of his court. He seemed careworn and melancholy. His only foibles were the harm less affectation of appearing a great deal younger than his age and the pleasure he took in making a ring sparkle. Out of courtesy to the Comtesse d’Adhemar, Maurepas visited her in order to acquaint her with this decision. The comtesse uttered a cry. The count for his part asserted that he had lost a very dear friend. There is other evidence, though less conclusive, of his survival. He asserted also that he could increase the size of pearls at will, and some of the pearls in his possession certainly were of astonishing size. The importance he attached to jewels was so great that in the pictures painted by him, which were in themselves remarkable, the figures were covered with jewels; and his colors were so vivid and strange that faces looked pale and insignificant by contrast. He kept a great quantity of them in a casket, which he carried about everywhere with him. 1. There will always be, as there were in the eighteenth century, mysterious doctors, enigmatic travelers, bringers of occult secrets, to perpetuate him. He said he felt feeble, but he refused to see a doctor and was tended only by women. The impenetrable silence kept by him and by those to whom he entrusted his secret would in this event be due to fear of the Emperor of Austria and possible vengeance on his part. Everyone agreed then that, in appearance, he was a man of between forty and fifty. When he came to Saint-Germain, he imitated his manner and voice in an imaginary conversation that Saint-Germain was supposed to have had with the founder of Christianity, of whom Lord Gower made him say: “He was the best man imaginable, but romantic and thoughtless.”, About 1760, an English newspaper, the London Mercury, quite seriously published the following story: “The Comte de Saint-Germain presented a lady of his acquaintance, who was concerned at growing old, with a vial of his famous elixir of long life. Le prince allait laccu… If all that he said on this subject was mere bragging, it was expensive, for he supported it by magnificent gifts. Mademoiselle de Genlis asserts that she met the Comte de Saint-Germain in 1821 during the negotiations for the Treaty of Vienna; and the Comte de Chalons, who was ambassador in Venice, said he spoke to him there soon afterwards in the Piazza di San Marco. But he did not go so far as this in his contempt for the men with whom he associated and in his derision of their credulity. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-18th century. “There is nothing so strange out there,” he said, “as that which is happening here. Nor did they forgive him for keeping for an entire century the physical appearance of a man of between forty and fifty years old. Jewels cast their reflection on him and threw a distorting light on the whole of his life. Krishna, the Buddha, and Jesus were the greatest of these. Il affirme être le comte de Saint-Germain, aventurier prétendument alchimiste et immortel. It was the effect of the elixir. It’s for the Unknown Armies underground occult RPG, and I am pleased that the game line is being supported, at least a little. Throughout the 18th century, Count de Saint-Germain continued to use his seemingly endless knowledge of the world in the politics and social intrigues of the European elite: The 1740s he became a trusted diplomat in the court of King Louis XV of … The Practice of palmistry by Comte De Saint Germain runs at 410 pages, holds 1'250 illustrations and is divided into seven parts; These seven parts being: Preliminaries, Chirognomic Observations, The Mounts of the hand, Chiromantic Observations, Additional cases, Phrenology and Palmistry compared and Palmistic Dictionary. Walpole, a true Englishman, came to the conclusion that “he was not a gentleman” because he used to say with a laugh that he was taken for a spy. He who succeeds in raising himself above his emotions, in suppressing in himself anger and the fear of illness, is capable of overcoming the attrition of the years and attaining an age at least double that at which men now die of old age. Comte de Saint Germain . He possessed a marvelous knowledge of all the countries in Europe at all periods. The years have not spared me, whereas the queen declares that the Comte de Saint-Germain looks like a man of forty.”. Was it the same Major Fraser who, in 1820, published an account of his journey in the Himalayas, in which he said he had reached Gangotri, the source of the most sacred branch of the Ganges River, and bathed in the source of the Jumna River? In the following year Saint-Germain was received by the Empress of Russia. There will be a bloodthirsty republic, whose scepter will be the executioner’s knife.”. Perhaps the King knew Saint-Germain’s secret, for King Louis XV was fascinated by the frequent visitor to the King and Madame de Pompadour. Saint-Germain asked to see the King, in order to make even more serious revelations, but he asked to see him without his minister, Maurepas, being told of it. The German count was said to have lived for centuries, “A man who knows everything and who never dies,” said Voltaire of the Comte de Saint-Germain, “When you are seventeen or eighteen,” he asked her, “will you be happy to remain at that age, at least for a great many years?”. There survive of his an indifferent sonnet and a letter addressed to Marie Antoinette (quoted by the Comtesse d’Adhemar) that contains predictions in doggerel verse. Count Charles of Hesse Cassel, with whom he lived during the last years in which history is able to follow his career, must also have possessed the secret of his birth. His principal food, which he prepared himself, was a mixture of oatmeal. This Spanish queen was Marie de Neubourg, whom Victor Hugo took as the heroine of his Ruy Blas. The Comte de Saint-Germain is always present with us. The print version of Bring Me the Head of the Comte de Saint-Germain is making its way to me even as we speak, but Atlas Games reminded me that I got the digital version, and I actually sat down to read it. ), 18th-century adventurer, known as der Wundermann (“the Wonderman”). The children of Francis Racoczi were brought up by the Emperor of Austria, but one of them was withdrawn from his guardianship. From: Lawrence Jones Books (Ashmore, QLD, Australia) Seller Rating: Add to Basket US$ 9.48. The musician Rameau and Madam de Gergy (with the latter of whom, according to the memoirs of Casanova, he was still dining about 1775) both assert that they met him at Venice in 1710, under the name of the Marquis de Montferrat. That ordinarily attributed to the supposition that he had come from China and Japan in. Los Angeles, California: Philosophical Research society, 1981 his day he turned to obtain access to Comte... 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