Just so you know, folks, the events discussed here are contested historically. We’ll be asking St. Germaine in our interview Monday whether they are true or not. I post it as part of the romance associated with St. Germaine but not as a statement somehow that is certified as being true.
(Continued from Part 2.)
Change is on the Horizon: St. Germain’s World Trust (Continued)
Sanctus Germanus: Founder of the Rosicrucian, Mason, and Knights of Columbus Movements
It is said that the Master reincarnated at least once per century since his “favorite” incarnation as Joseph. As the Christian Church merged its interest with that of the Roman Emperor’s in the third century, the true mystical teachings that were part of the Christianity such as reincarnation, the link between Jesus’ teachings and that of the Brahmins of India, etc. became distorted and detached from their source. It is at this stage that we see the Master Sanctus Germanus step in to try to preserve the original teachings of Jesus in the secret societies.
According to the Master Morya, Sanctus Germanus is the true inner Sovereign Grand Master of both the Masonry and the Knights of Columbus. In one of his incarnations, he lost his life defending the teachings of the Ancient Wisdom. He was born as Albanus into a Roman family in the town of Verulam , England . Albanus returned to Rome where he became a Mason then journeyed back to Verulam and became active in public affairs. Yet by order of the Emperor in 303 AD, Albanus was subsequently beheaded along with other Masons and heretics.
Shrouded in their own self-imposed mysteries today, the Rosicrucians, Masons, and Knights of Columbus all admit to a chief role played by Sanctus Germanus in their rites and ceremonies.
Sanctus Germanus as Merlin, Spiritual Advisor to King Arthur, circa 600AD
In Sanctus Germanus’ incarnation as Merlin, the spiritual advisor to King Arthur (El Morya), we see the first seeds being sown for just human governance, a step in the direction of Soul Liberation of mankind, a theme that would characterize his subsequent incarnations over the centuries until today.
Information about Merlin’s life varies widely from story to story in the body of Arthurian legend. In one version, he is conceived when his father, an incubus (male demon), lies with his mother, a nun at Carmarthen in southwestern Wales , while she is asleep. Some early tales portray Merlin as a warrior who goes insane after a battle, gains the gift of prophecy, and flees to spend his life in the Caledonian Forest in Scotland . Later versions of Arthurian legend present Merlin as an aged magician whose life is marked by marvelous deeds and experiences.
According to tradition, Merlin arranged for the conception of Arthur when King Uther Pendragon of Britain fell in love with Ygraine, a married woman. For transforming King Uther into the likeness of Ygraine’s husband so that she would willingly lie with him, Merlin asked for their child in return. When Ygraine gave birth to Arthur, a child of royal blood, the Master Morya took that incarnation.
Merlin took the child Arthur to a man named Hector to be raised as a commoner. After King Uther died, Merlin notified the barons of Britain that God had established a test to determine the successor to Uther’s throne. In front of a cathedral appeared a large stone topped with an anvil, in which a sword was embedded. Only the rightful king would be able to withdraw the sword. And of course, only Arthur was able to withdraw it, and he became king.
As spiritual advisor to King Arthur, Sanctus Germanus as Merlin, inspired the king to institute the first modifications to the feudal system of governance. This was the famous Knights of the Round Table, where feudal princes occupied seats around a table all being considered equal in power. It was through this radical system of governance that King Arthur’s realm, England , enjoyed a brief period of unprecedented peace and prosperity, “that one brief moment known as Camelot”.
Under Merlin’s advice, the first principles of the rule of law rather than of the sword began to emerge and upon King Arthur’s insistence, a judicial court system was instituted whereby law rather than fiat became the criterion for judgment and solid observable proof had to be presented in order to condemn a man for a crime.
Sanctus Germanus as Roger Bacon (1211-1294) Sowing the Seeds of Liberal Thinking
Sanctus Germanus’ emergence as the English scholastic philosopher and scientist and one of the most influential teachers of the 13th century would add another theme to his quest for soul liberation: that of logical, objective thinking.
Born in Ilchester, Somersetshire, Bacon was educated at the universities of Oxford and Paris . He remained in Paris after completing his studies to teach at the University of Paris . When he returned to England in about 1251, he entered the religious order of the Franciscans and settled at Oxford . He carried on active studies and did experimental research, mainly in alchemy, optics, and astronomy.
Bacon was critical of the methods of learning of the times, and in the late 1260′s, at the request of Pope Clement IV, he wrote his Opus Majus (Major Work). In this work he represented the necessity of a reformation in the sciences through different methods of studying languages and nature. The Opus Majus was an encyclopedia of all science, embracing grammar and logic, mathematics, physics, experimental research, and moral philosophy. The response of the pope to Bacon’s masterpiece is not known, but the work could not have had much effect during Bacon’s time, because it reached Clement during the period of his fatal illness.
The Franciscans condemned Bacon’s revolutionary ideas about the study of science as heretical. In 1278 the general of the Franciscan order, Girolamo Masci, later Pope Nicholas IV, forbade the reading of Bacon’s books and had Bacon arrested. After ten years in prison, Bacon returned to Oxford . He wrote Compendium Studii Theologiae (A Compendium of the Study of Theology, 1292) shortly before his death.
Despite his advanced knowledge, Bacon accepted some of the popular but later disproved beliefs of his time, such as the existence of a philosopher’s stone and the efficacy of astrology. Although many inventions have been credited to him, some of them undoubtedly were derived from the study of Arab scientists.
His writings brought new and ingenious views on optics, particularly on refraction; on the apparent magnitude of objects; and on the apparent increase in the size of the sun and moon at the horizon. He found that with sulfur, saltpeter, and charcoal, a substance (now known as gunpowder) could be produced that would imitate lightning and cause explosions. The previous use of gunpowder by the Arabs, however, has since been shown.
Bacon considered mathematics, together with experimentation, the only means of arriving at a knowledge of nature. He studied several languages and wrote Latin with great elegance and clarity. Because of his extensive knowledge he was known as Doctor Admirabilis. Six of his works were printed between 1485 and 1614, and in 1733 the Opus Majus was edited and published.
(Continued in Part 4.)