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Mystery of Comte de St. Germain, a French Nobleman and "Wonderman"

Val is a life-long student of unexplored human potential and many challenges that self-honesty throws at us on that path.

Comte de St. Germain

Comte de St. Germain

An Alleged Immortal

Arguably one of the most mysterious personages that ever lived, was this Count de St. Germain, a French nobleman living around the time of the famous French revolution in 1789.

Or, should we start with the mystery right there while mentioning the period when he lived, for it appears that the man kept his looks of someone in his fifties "for some centuries".

The famous French philosopher, who was described as man whose "pen was sharper than sword" for his ridiculing the Parisian people of some social standing -- spoke with respect about the Count: "He is a man who knows everything and never dies".

An alchemist of a great fame in his times, the Count allegedly might have discovered something like an elixir of immortality". And that could be sneered off as a ridiculous exaggeration, if his own longevity hadn't provided enough reason to take it more seriously.

As a matter of a scientific fact, these days some top gerontologists are talking about these strange indications how aging might be considered as a disease, rather than an imminent fact of life.

Did St. Germain stumble upon that secret while fooling around with his alchemical experiments? That we can't answer, but the historical records show that the savant dude lived over some centuries.

Moreover, those of these days who are worshiping him as an ascended master claim that he is still somewhere alive.

There is this anecdote telling about an aging noble lady meeting the Count at the court of the King Louis XV, who was the Count's devoted friend, and hesitantly asked him if his father, by any chance, ever lived in Venice, Italy -- because of a strong resemblance.

On that the Count replied that it was him, reminding the old lady of how the two of them used to sing barcaroles in a duet. All in a shock, she exclaimed: "But that's impossible, because that man was then in his fifties, so you should be over hundred years old!"

The Count declined to reveal his age, other than saying that "talking about his age brings him bad luck".

Allegedly, he faked his funeral a couple of times over a long period. No one knew about his origin. He spoke fluently all European languages, and some said he could have been a Portuguese Jew, while others believed he was a son of Transilvanian king.

So much about the Count forever stayed an enigma.


Man of Some Incredible Abilities

The Count, or as he was originally titled Comte, (or Marquis) de Saint Germain, was an artist, a composer, a violinist virtuoso, a hypnotist, a swordsman, a singer, and an alchemist of a great reputation.

He is said to have discovered the secret of turning base metals into gold, and able to clean diamonds, of which he had a ridiculous amount on his garments and shoes. The king got greatly impressed just about with everything that he appeared to be, especially after the Count cleaned one of his huge diamonds.

The two of them became close friends, and the story went that they, together with the King's mistress Madame Pompadour, used to close themselves for a week time, away from the snobbish court parasites. The king even let him use a part of his palace.

St. Germain was fabulously rich, mostly paying with gold, and when the jealous court politicians tried to trace the sources of his wealth, they couldn't find anything, as he didn't keep any of his money and valuables in the bank.

Another famous oddity about him was that he was never seen eating, not even while being a guest at the King's table. But he was frequently seen sipping on his senna tea, which is somewhat strange, since senna is known as a laxative.

However, even that may not be much of a peculiar thing, if it was true that the Count yearly cleansed his body with an extremely powerful herbal mix that would make him terribly sick for a day or two. Well, seems like the smart alchemist dude knew something that we don't about the extreme importance of a purified body.

Said to have spent a number of years in some mysterious Brotherhood in the Himalayas, he must have brought back with him quite a few of those exotic secrets, some of which are still puzzling historians these days.

Among other things, being a painter, he apparently used some unusual, vibrant colors, a chemical variant of which he also used for coloring textile materials in his very successful Parisian business.


Assisted in Creation of the American Constitution

As already mentioned, Comte de St. Germain was a mystic with many strange abilities. If he was not entertaining the Court ladies with his beautiful singing voice, or with hypnosis, or with stories from his travelling the world -- he was showing off with his ability to write with both hands at the same time on two pieces of paper, with both looking astonishingly identical.

At other times he would tell about historical events, some all the way back at Biblical times, in such an incredible detail as if he had actually been there.

Then he was begging the Queen Marie Antoinette to leave France because her life would soon be in a grave danger. He was mentioning an impending revolution, but the queen chose not to heed his advice.

As history books are telling, she was beheaded at guillotine by the revolutionaries.

The Count was eventually accused of espionage, and forced to escape to England where he lived under a different name. When it became safe for him to return, he went back to France, where he staged one of his funerals.

He was mentioned in few memoires, notably those of the Italian adventurers Cagliostro and Casanova. In the nineteenth century he was mentioned by the founder of the Theosophical Society Madame Helena Blavatsky as a co-author of it.

Allegedly, the Count was co-working on the creation of the American Constitution, while being a highly esteemed member of the same secret society with now famous forefathers in American political history.

He was a valuable member in both, Freemason and Illuminati societies.


A Savant with a "Full Expression of Genes"?

Long before I happened to read his biography (The Comte de Saint Germain", by I. Cooper Oakley), I happened to read a short article about the Count while I was in the army, in 1965. Being already freakishly into the "mysteries of everything", an amateur hypnotist, and student of Far Eastern philosophies, I got deeply impressed by the story of that incredible man.

Some decades passed before I developed a strong passion for exploring man's unused potential, and only with the new discoveries in epigenetics and psycho-biology, or mind-over-body medicine, did I somehow connect the science with that little of which I had collected about the Count de Saint Germain.

Stories about all savants, or individuals with almost outlandish abilities, fitted nicely into my pet theory about man's origin having everything to do with genetic engineering done on some primitive creature by the ancient space visitors.

I shamelessly admit that I am totally into the Ancient Aliens speculation, just waiting for the times when the religious dogma stops preventing the all-telling artifacts to be recognized for what they are truly signifying.

So I see the Count as another savant whose genes allowing him a ridiculous longevity and a genius mind got activated by something that he stumbled upon in his alchemical experiments -- possibly advancing a formula of what he had learned in that Brotherhood in Himalayas.

One of my literary mentors, Dr. Joe Dispenza, talks about thousands of genes in our genome with unknown purpose in our body, called "genetic junk" by gerontologists. But then he wisely adds, that, by the nature's principle of endowment, nature in its wisdom, disposes of anything that it doesn't intend to use -- so there must be, even if a dormant, purpose of those many genes.

In my theorizing, many of those unused genes belong to the genetic donors from the space, but are overwhelmed by the lower frequencies of the Rhesus monkey, or our "primordial mother".

Then, by some fluke of nature, every so often, those genes get their expression in those savants and geniuses, escaping from under the despotic rule of our animalistic, survival-oriented tendencies.

Well, needless to say, the very existence of such an extraordinary human specimen gives me a lot of inspirations in my own, modest as it is, search for those unused models of psycho-physical functioning.

I believe there are many men living in the shadows of mediocrity, who just don't want to be known for the fear of being rejected as oddballs by the society. As I am practicing kundalini and the rest of those consciousness enhancing techniques, I don't claim to be anything of the sort, but just enough to get an idea of how hard it may be for those great savants to "fit into the herd".

I wanted to tell this story about St. Germain, as much as I could remember it without taking a peek into the book. I always had a deep respect for people who either succeeded, or at least tried, to go a little beyond their daily routinized existence of sheer surviving.

I hope some of you may have found the story interesting.

© 2021 Val Karas

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