Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a philosopher, scientist, statesman and author of Shakespearean plays in England.
On Easter Sunday in 1626, Sir Francis Bacon faked his death and later attended his own funeral in disguise. Then he traveled secretly to the Rakoczy Mansion in Romania (Transylvania region) where he prepared for his ascension.
During his preparations, Bacon chose the name "Saint Germain" to be his Ascended Master name upon his physical ascension from the carnal world. From the Latin "Sanctus Germanus" it means "Holy Brother."
On May 1, 1684, St. Germain physically ascended into his higher realm, where he is known as the Cosmic Master of the Seventh Ray.
The Seven Rays is a metaphysical concept within several esoteric philosophies and religions, including Hindu, Gnosticism, Mithraism, Theosophy, esoteric astrology, Ascended Masters Teachings, various New Age movements and so forth.
The Seven Rays, which are seven elements of universal wisdom and unconditional love, are forces of cosmic energy that make up all world systems. Each ray has a different vibration, frequency and color. They are keys to the Path of Enlightenment.
The Seventh Ray is violet and represents the qualities of transformation, freedom, justice and forgiveness.
St. Germain, Cosmic Master of the Seventh Ray, has had many incarnations on Planet Earth.
60,000 BC -- Ruler of the Golden Age in Egypt
11,000 BC -- High Priest on Atlantis
1,100 BC -- Prophet Samuel in Israel (last of the Hebrew judges)
700 BC -- Heslod in Greece (poet)
427-347 BC -- Plato in Greece (philosopher)
50 BC -- Joseph (husband of Mary, earthly father of Jesus)
300 AD -- St. Alban in England (the first martyr of England)
410-485 -- Proclus in Greece (philosopher, mathematician, astronomer)
503-579 AD -- Merlin in England (with King Arthur at Camelot)
1220-1292 AD -- Roger Bacon in England (philosopher, alchemist, mathematician)
1300 AD -- Christian Rosenkreuz in Germany (organizer of secret societies)
1451-1506 AD -- Christopher Columbus in Italy (ocean voyages to the New World)
1561-1626 AD -- Francis Bacon in England (philosopher, playwright)
1710-1935 AD -- St. Germain (alchemist, inventor, composer, linguist)
As St. Germain (1710-1935), he never revealed his background and never seemed to age, perpetually maintaining a physical appearance of a man between forty and fifty years old.
St. Germain's first chronicled appearances were in 1743 in London and in 1745 in Edinburgh, where he was arrested for spying. Upon his release, he gained a reputation as an accomplished violinist. In 1746, Horace Walpole declared, "He sings, plays the violin wonderfully, composes, is mad and not very sensible."
In 1758, St. Germain showed up in Paris where he was an acquaintance of King Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour, gave away diamonds as gifts and hinted at being many centuries old.
In 1760, St Germain left France for England, by way of Holland where the Minister of State attempted to have him arrested.
Later, St Germain traveled through the Netherlands into Russia. He was in St. Petersburg when the Russian Army put Catherine the Great on the throne. Certain conspiracy theories credit him for causing the rift.
The following year, St. Germain appeared in Belgium. While negotiating with Belgian minister Karl Cobenzl, he hinted at being at royal lineage and turned iron into something resembling gold.
After disappearing for 11 years, St. Germain appeared in Bavaria in 1774, calling himself Count Tsarogy.
In 1776, he surfaced in Germany as Count Welldone, presenting formulas for liquors, wines and cosmetics. He professed to be a Freemason to King Frederick and claimed to have the ability to transmute base metals into gold. He settled in the house of Prince Karl of Hesse-Kassel where he had announced himself to be Francis Rakoczy II, Prince of Transylvania, and concocted herbal remedies to give to the poor.
In 1821, he was present during negotiations of the Treaty of Vienna and spoke to the ambassador in Venice soon thereafter.
In 1835, he was rumored to be in Paris.
In 1867, he was rumored to be in Milan, Italy and in Egypt during Napoleon's campaign. Napoleon kept a dossier file on him.
In 1896, Anne Besant (writer, occultist, humanitarian) revealed that she had met him.
In 1926, C.W. Leadbetter met him in Rome, where St. Germain showed him a robe once worn by a Roman Emperor and told him that one of his residences was a castle in Transylvania.
And on and on it goes. St. Germain was believed to be an alchemist with the elixir of life. He has been credited for being the Wandering Jew, a Rosicrucian, ousted royalty, a bastard child of royalty, a mystic, a magician, a musician, a painter, an alchemist, a master of many languages, an adventurer, an aristocrat, a member of the Council of Nicea, etc., etc. Then there are those who consider him to be a charlatan.
St. Germain has been called the man who knows everything and never dies. He is currently referred to as "The God of Freedom" of Planet Earth. As the ascended Cosmic Master of the Seventh Ray, he is helping to usher the world into the Dawning of the Golden Age in December of 2012.
We live in an abundant universe where a life of freedom and happiness is a birthright. St. Germain believes the highest form of alchemy is to transform one's own human consciousness into a higher self of unlimited Love.
Fear is a choice.
Love is a choice.
Freedom is a choice.
Quote for the Day -- "This holder of the secret knowledge of the East was not appreciated for who he was. The stupid world has always treated in this way men who, like St. Germain, have returned to it after long years of seclusion devoted to study with their hands full of the treasure of esoteric wisdom and with the hope of making the world better, wiser and happier." Madam Blavatsky (founder of Theosophy).
Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where ascended masters live in hollow trees. His blogs appear on several websites, including www.myspace.com/bret1111