Just a reminder that a lot of romance surrounds the lives of St. Germaine. We do not certify as true any of the information contained in this series. As I said at the outset, I love the romance surrounding St. Germaine as much as I do the truth of the story so I post this series as much for the lore as for the history.
(Continued from Part 3.)
Change is on the Horizon: St. Germain’s World Trust (Continued)
Sanctus Germanus as Christian Rosenkrantz, 14th Century: Keeping the Ancient Wisdom alive
Charles W. Leadbeater, the renowned theosophist, says that Sanctus Germanus incarnated as Christian Rosenkrantz, a monk interested in occult studies and said to be the founder of the Invisible Order of Rosicrucianism in Germany . We know little of his work but in his later incarnation as the mysterious Count of St. Germain, Sanctus Germanus is known to have a cipher Rosicrucian manuscript bearing the secret codes of the symbolism used in the Rosicrucian movement. Whether he was or was not Christian Rosenkrantz, we note the continued trend in the reincarnations of the Master: the preservation of the mysteries of the Ancient Wisdom.
Sanctus Germanus as Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)
Sanctus Germanus as the Italian-Spanish navigator Christopher Columbus was both well versed in theology as well as maritime studies. His personal aim was to a westward route to Asia . He first tried to convince the crown in Portugal to support a westward trip over the Atlantic but failed. He then moved to Spain where after many difficulties, convinced the Catholic monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, to support his project.
His voyage of 1492 failed to land him in Asia . Instead, he had discovered the New World which made him famous throughout Europe . He managed to secure for himself the title of Admiral, and more royal patronage poured in. He made two more voyages to the New World after being named the Viceroy of his discovered lands and after extracting an agreement from the King and Queen to receive ten percent of all wealth brought back. However, his fame within a decade became tarnished with charges of corruption in his administration of the new territories. Thereafter he was banned from further movement and died in political obscurity.
Sanctus Germanus himself has admitted that during this incarnation, he easily succumbed to personal greed and avarice, however, this does not obscure the fact that through his endeavour, he is credited with opening the New World to the rest of humanity.
Sanctus Germanus as Francis Bacon of England (1561-1626): The Planting of Ideas.
As the First Baron Verulam and Viscount Saint Albans, English philosopher and statesman, Francis Bacon, became one of the pioneers of modern scientific thought. Following along the lines of his previous incarnation as Roger Bacon, Sanctus Germanus again revolutionized mankind’s thinking by introducing ampliative inductive reasoning to the formation of scientific hypotheses, contributing to the fundamental advancement of the scientific method. His work on “cleaning” facts of prejudice and preconceived notions added much empiricist thinking and logic.
As a holder of high office throughout most of his life, he was able to obscure his active involvement in the secret societies of the Ancient Wisdom. Such activities undoubtedly contributed to his incisive thinking that advanced scientific thinking.
Sanctus Germanus was born Francis Bacon on January 22, 1561, at York House, in the Strand, London , and educated at Trinity College , University of Cambridge . Elected to the House of Commons in 1584, he served until 1614. He wrote letters of sound advice to Elizabeth I, Queen of England, but his suggestions were never implemented, and he completely lost favor with the queen in 1593, when he opposed a bill for a royal subsidy. He regained the respect of the court, however, with the accession of James I to the English throne in 1603.
Bacon proposed schemes for the union of England and Scotland and recommended measures for dealing with Roman Catholics. For these efforts he was knighted on July 23, 1603, was made a commissioner for the union of Scotland and England , and was given a pension in 1604. His Advancement of Learning was published and presented to the king in 1605. Two years later he was appointed solicitor general.
In the last session of the first Parliament held (February 1611) under James I, the differences between Crown and Commons grew critical, and Bacon took the role of mediator, despite his distrust of James’s chief minister, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury. On Salisbury ‘s death in 1612, Bacon wrote several papers on statecraft, particularly on relations between Crown and Commons, in order to gain the king’s attention. In 1613 he was appointed attorney general.
In 1616 Bacon became a privy councilor, and in 1618 he was appointed Lord Chancellor and raised to the peerage as Baron Verulam. In 1620 his Novum Organum was published, and on January 26, 1621, he was created Viscount Saint Albans.
In the same year he was charged by Parliament with accepting bribes. He confessed but said that he was “heartily and penitently sorry.” He submitted himself to the will of his fellow peers, who ordered him fined, imprisoned during the king’s pleasure, and banished from Parliament and the court.
After his release, he retired to his family residence at Gorhambury. In September 1621 the king pardoned him but prohibited his return to Parliament or the court. Bacon then resumed his writing, completing his History of Henry VII and his Latin translation of The Advancement of Learning (De Augmentis) . In March 1622 he offered to make a digest of the laws, with no further consequence despite repeated petitions to James I and James’s successor, Charles I. He died in London on April 9, 1626.
Bacon’s writings fall into three categories: philosophical, purely literary, and professional. The best of his philosophical works are The Advancement of Learning (1605), a review in English of the state of knowledge in his own time, and Novum Organum ; or, Indications Respecting the Interpretation of Nature (1620).
Bacon’s philosophy emphasized the belief that people are the servants and interpreters of nature, that truth is not derived from authority, and that knowledge is the fruit of experience. This philosophy would in part sow the seeds of revolution in the following century.
Bacon is generally credited with having contributed to logic through the method known as ampliative inference, a technique of inductive reasoning. Previous logicians had practiced induction by simple enumeration, that is, drawing general conclusions from particular data. Bacon’s method was to infer by use of analogy, from the characteristics or properties of the larger group to which that datum belonged, leaving to later experience the correction of evident errors. Because it added significantly to the improvement of scientific hypotheses, this method was a fundamental advancement of the scientific method.
Bacon’s Novum Organum successfully influenced the acceptance of accurate observation and experimentation in science. In it he maintained that all prejudices and preconceived attitudes, which he called idols, must be abandoned, whether they be the common property of the race due to common modes of thought (“idols of the tribe”), or the peculiar possession of the individual (“idols of the cave”); whether they arise from too great a dependence on language (“idols of the marketplace”), or from tradition (“idols of the theater”). The principles laid down in the Novum Organum had an important influence on the subsequent development of empiricist thought.
Bacon’s Essays, his chief contributions to literature, were published at various times between 1597 and 1625. His History of Henry VII (1622) shows his abilities in scholarly research. In his fanciful New Atlantis Bacon suggested the formation of scientific academies. Bacon’s professional works include Maxims of the Law (1630), Reading on the Statute of Uses (1642), pleadings in law cases, and speeches in Parliament.
Bacon was part of the period of Enlightenment, a philosophical movement based on the belief that science and human reason can triumph over political and religious tyranny. An intellectual spirit that knew no national boundaries, it drew proponents from America , England , France , Germany , Italy , Scotland , Spain , and Russia.
He is regarded as one three English prophets of the Enlightenment along with John Locke and Sir Isaac Newton. American statesman Thomas Jefferson, a disciple of the Enlightenment, agreed with this assessment, ordering for his library in 1789 a composite portrait of the same three men. They had, he wrote to a friend, laid the foundation for the physical and moral sciences of modernity and were “the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception.”
It is said that Sir Francis had a secret side to life and served as the Imperator of the Rosicrucian Order, which at that time was a highly secretive organization. He may also have been a leader of the Masons. Sanctus Germanus was to be intimately involved in both earth-shaking revolutions, as we shall see in his next incarnations.
(Continued in Prosperity Programs Part 1/2.)