Last Sunday I visited the Saint Germain Foundation “I Am” Temple in Seattle. I eventually intend to sit in on a seminar so I can review the church, but I can’t go to a seminar until I’ve read three books.
The first book is entitled Unveiled Mysteries and is written by Godfré Ray King. After doing a little googling, I discovered that this is the pen name of Guy Ballard, the fellow who founded the church. In this post, I’m going to refer to him as King.
I generally don’t grade churches on their dogma or ritual, because, being an atheist, they have little meaning for me, except in that sometimes they are interesting to experience and write about. But since they gave me homework, I’m going to write about it. It won’t affect their review as a church.
Essentially, what I’m going to do here is paraphrase what I read about in the book. This won’t be an objective critique, or a philosophical study, or anything like that. I may snark a bit here and there about things that amuse me, as is my bent, or I may point out something neat or interesting, but I’m really not judging their beliefs. I’m not qualified to do that. And besides, I don’t care what their beliefs are. My interest is in what they’re saying when they say it, and I’m also interested in the novelty of the experience.
So here we go.
The first chapter is about how King met up with the long-dead Count of Saint Germain while hiking on a trail on Mount Shasta, in California, in 1932. King had been in town on some kind of government-related business, and as was his habit when things got boring or he had free time, he went for a long walk in the woods. He hints that he already knew of something operating in the area called The Great White Lodge. And while that may sound like a white supremacist group, it’s not. It was apparently some kind of spiritual movement related to Ascended Masters, people who have, over time, ascended into heaven after attaining a kind of spiritual awareness or nirvana.
It’s unclear whether he met with them before his meeting on the mountain, but he does mention them in the book, and hints that they are in this area because the whole region is somehow mystical or magical.
So, one day, King goes up on the mountain and up pops a spirit, who was called to him because of his (King’s) spiritual purity and openness. King had apparently been summoning the spirit, but wasn’t really aware of it. The spirit turned out to be the Count of Saint Germain, an ascended master, and Saint Germain began to lay some heavy philosophy on him.
In fact, he laid a lot of philosophy on King right then and there. I guess King must have taken notes, because there’s no way I could have remembered all of that. Saint Germain talked about life and death and rebirth, and reincarnation, and a sort of karmic system of consequences. He didn’t call it karma, but that’s essentially what he described. You did something stupid in your past life, you’re atoning for it now. Or, you were awesome in your past life, you’re reaping the rewards. King had been kind of awesome in his past lives.
Also, there was a lot about True Love and Universal Supply. I use capitals because that’s how the book describes them. True Love or True Power is something that’s in all of us, and the Universal Supply is what we tap into. It can literally do anything, but in order to get to it, we need to understand what True Love is. It’s also called True Light and Pure Light at various places.
Saint Germain helpfully told King a chant he could use, that would help him get closer to being able to use his True Power to wield the Universal Supply. He suggested chanting it three times a day.
There’s also quite a lot about out Inner Life and Outer Life. What you imagine or think or dream is your Inner Life. It’s your soul. It is connected to the Inner God, which is basically the core of your being. The world around you is your Outer Life. The interactions between these two things is very important, because what you direct from your Inner Life has far reaching consequences on the Outer Life.
Saint Germain mentioned that visualizing what you want is how you get it. This is so close to what the Tibetan Buddhists were teaching at their monastery I have to conclude that King must have read a lot about Buddhism. So far, this faith fairly drips with it.
During the lecture, Saint Germain conjured up a glass of some milky liquid, and King drank it. This drinking of magic stuff caused some sort of transformation in King, which apparently made him more open to learning. (I hope they don’t want me to drink any weird milky stuff, and I think I’ll pass if they do). After the lecture and the drinking, King went back down into the town.
A few days later, a magic golden business card appeared on King’s table, with a written message on it telling him to go back to the mountain, signed Saint Germain. So, naturally, King obeyed and went back up. There he met a cougar, who apparently sensed the good and love in him, and played with him like a kitten plays with its owner. Then Saint Germain popped in again, and took his soul out of his body and back in time to an ancient temple, where he witnessed the past lives of himself, his son, and his wife overcoming an evil prince who wanted to take the past-life-wife away for his own purposes. The past-life-son, who was the high priest (and the past-life-father of King) used a magic beam cast from his hand to kill the priest.
Saint Germain explained that the past-life son/father hadn’t actually done the killing, that the ray was True Love and it was the prince’s own negative emotions that did him in. The High Priest loved to death one of the prince’s slaves in a similar manner.
He popped back into his body, and Saint Germain conjured up some small cubes and commanded King to eat them. King says they were delicious, and caused a “quickening” in him, and he instantly felt healthier and more clear-headed.
One bit of jargon that I like that I want to make note of here: Saint Germain explained how events that unfold leave an Etheric Record of what transpired on the atmosphere. That’s how you can revisit them. And to re-experience them, you need to use power from the Universal Supply to Revivify the Etheric Record. It really reads like a 1930’s supernatural science fiction book.
It makes me want to read Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard and compare them. I don’t want to pay for Dianetics though. Maybe there’s a copy in the library. It also makes me wonder if Guy Ballard and L. Ron Hubbard ever crossed paths. They have a similar history and they were contemporaries.
So ends chapter one. Fun story. I must admit, though, if some ghost on a mountain side popped up and demanded that I start eating and drinking things, I’d call the Ghost Busters, but that’s just me.
In Chapter Two, Saint Germain grants King the ability to project his consciousness. This is different than leaving your body. When you leave your body, any jackass can come along and draw a mustache on you with a sharpie, and you wouldn’t know about it until you popped back into your body and looked in a mirror. But if you’re projecting your consciousness, then you are still in your body, you’re just remote-viewing. You can still see what’s going on around you, and if anybody attacks you with a sharpie you can take evasive action.
King’s description of remote-viewing was a lot longer than what I just wrote. In fact, he goes on for six pages describing it. His description does not include a sharpie.
In addition to the remote-viewing, the book goes on about atomic vibration and molecular vibration and similar 1930’s science-fiction concepts. Apparently, you vibrate a lot when you’re remote-viewing. And also, your optic nerve vibrates a lot. The book does not mention whether all of this atomic vibration has any negative consequences, such as personal injury or radiation or anything like that.
So, what did they remote-view? An ancient civilization, set in the Sahara Desert, before it was a desert. The civilization rose to its apex 70 thousand years ago.
Okay stop. The oldest known structures built by humans is the temple complex at Göbekli Tepe, built around 11,000 years ago. And those guys hadn’t yet figured out pottery. But these guys, in the Sahara, were quite advanced and had quite a city. They were pretty close to God-Within, you see. They were so spiritually pure that some of them could fly.
Also, they had a lot of gold. Gold isn’t just for exchange. Gold “attunes the vibrations of the atomic structure of the Earth itself,” and thus is a very important source of “vibrational energy.” He says that this concept is so advanced that scientists aren’t aware of it yet. I’m no physicist, but I can say with some degree of confidence that 81 years later, scientists still haven’t observed this phenomenon. So it must be very advanced.
In addition to all of this, the Saharans were technologically advanced. They had flying ships (although why they’d need them if they could fly is beyond me) and they had radio. No word on whether they had video games, but I like to think they at least had Pac Man.
He also says that America will one day be as pure as this Saharan city, and people will be so spiritually pure that they will be able to fly and make gold at will. So, we’ve got that to look forward to.
But the Saharan city isn’t around anymore. Why? Well, some of its denizens began to crave carnal pleasures, and lusted after gold. Not for it’s atomic vibrational power, but for its intrinsic value and beauty. The leaders of the city, who included a past-life Saint Germain, and also past-life-King and the past-life of his wife, decided to let them eat cake. I mean, they knew that the knowledge of Inner Purity had to come from the self, and so if people were screwing up, it meant that they had chosen to screw up on purpose and that they had a lot more to learn. So the royal family made the decision to blow this popsicle stand and head out.
And how would they go out? Why with a massive party of course. The biggest party the world had ever known, which was described in the book in agonizing detail. We’re talking eight pages here. During the party a great Cosmic Master appeared from the Great Silence (not sure what that means, but some kind of primordial godspace I think), berated everyone for being jerks, and teleported the royal family away.
The rest of the people had to stay put, and eventually the city crumbled to ruin. They were such jerks that the negativeness of their inner spirits caused the great and fertile land to become the biggest desert on the planet.
King and Saint Germain popped back into the California mountainside from their remote-viewing session, and Saint Germain droned on about karma, and how True Intelligence is the ability to know things are true when everybody else thinks it’s ridiculous (I’m paraphrasing a little), and how only thought can create the vibrations that create reality.
Saint Germain then magically conjures a sleeping bag, and beams up to heaven. King stays and has the best sleep of his whole life, thanks to the magic sleeping bag, and is awakened in the morning by the cougar. He plays with the cougar and then goes back home.
And so ends Chapter Two.
Chapter three is called The Royal Teton.
King is back in town, and is awakened by a dove with a card in its mouth. The card instructs him to go back up on the mountain, so he does. On his way, he’s met by his cougar friend, and they travel together.
When he got to the meeting place, Saint Germain appeared, and handed him a drink of sparkling clear stuff that tasted like grapefruit juice, and King, totally not suspecting a roofie, drank it. Okay, it wasn’t a roofie. But that would have made a fun story. Saint Germain also gave the cougar a cookie, and the cookie transformed the cougar such that he would never kill a deer again. I think he must have become the world’s first vegan cougar.
Saint Germain then pulled King out of his body again, and gave him a set of magic clothes for his spiritual body to wear. The magic clothes possessed the power to electrically control and move things. He made the cougar stand guard over King’s now empty body, lest a crazy person with a sharpie come along, and just to be totally sure, made them invisible.
Then they teleported to Royal Teton.
On Teton, Saint Germain led King to a boulder, which he rolled away to reveal an ancient door. They go through and into an ancient pneumatic elevator. They are wooooshed down into the heart of the mountain into a great, shining, cavernous space with beautiful marble floors, magical lighting, and a giant tapestry depicting the man and woman who founded this space as a retreat. He goes on for … a lot … of pages describing the man and woman and their clothes and what they’re holding and how they look. Suffice it to say that they’re both dressed swell, and they look marvelous. There’s a ton of symbolism in their facial expressions, their apparently gesturing limbs, and the finery of their clothing.
Beyond the tapestry is a golden glowing disc, which represents an inner sun, and seven smaller discs representing all of the planets in our system and the seven colors of the rainbow. Also, they represent the seven ganglionic centers of our bodies.
Just as a point of order, the ninth planet, Pluto, was discovered just a few years prior to this book being written. But even if he had missed that, there would have been eight planets. Of course, poor Pluto has been demoted, so there are eight again.
Also, in the back of the giant chamber was something that very much matches the description of the Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings. The Eye of God, which shoots a beam out of it as it looks around at things.
One does not simply walk into Royal Teton. (One takes the elevator)
There was also a panel that was a sort of Universal Mirror that showed the past, present, and the future, and could even show scenes on Venus. I’m not sure why it mentions Venus here, but I have a feeling I’m going to find out pretty soon. Mentioning Venus as this point is like using Checkov’s Gun in a story. Venus has to figure prominently at some point. I really hope it has dinosaurs. If I was making a religion that included Venus, it would totally be filled with dinosaurs.
Saint Germain then led King to a records room, with giant buckets containing written records of lost civilizations, written in hieroglyphics. King was magically able to read them. The civilizations included the Saharans, as well as Atlantis, Mu, and others.
Beyond that were treasure rooms filled with lost treasures from sunken Spanish ships, as well as Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Rome, Gobi, Egypt, Chaldea, Babylon, and other places. The treasures were to be held until some future date when they would be put to use.
Then they went back to the room with the screens, and observed the rise and fall of the aforementioned civilizations. I won’t go into too much detail, but the book went on for pages and pages and pages about it. But the pattern was this: The people were awesome, did awesome things, had awesome technology, and then they turned their backs on the God-Power and stopped being awesome and bad things happened to them.
Finally, they looked at North America, and saw the the good ol’ USA would become the shining beacon to the whole world, and be the center of peace and prosperity for over 200,000 years.
After that, Saint Germain teleports King back to his body. The re-embodied King wakes up, and Saint Germain offers him another magic beverage. This one, clear and white and sparkling, gives him strength and clarity of mind. While King is drinking his magic energy drink, Saint Germain lectures him for about ten pages about how to visualize, and how important visualizing is (it’s how you create and manipulate reality), and also, strangely, that you should never talk about what you’re visualizing or you’ll ruin it.
So ends chapter three.
Note: This post is getting rather long, so I’m breaking it up into three posts. They’ll be coming along in a few days.