Theosophical Publishing Society, 1985. Paperback. 249 pages. Fragments of the 18th century life of the great occultist and enigmatic personality. Moderate shelf-wear. Very Good.
The biography of the internationally famous 18th century European mystic, reprinted by popular demand.
The Count of St. Germain remains today one of the paramount enigmas of the 18th century. He was known by some as a great occultist. But he was more than that, for his counsel was both sought after and respected by the kings and princes of Europe. Clear records of his activities can be found today in the archives of France, Germany, Austria, Holland and Denmark.
The Count was the leading spirit of Rosicrucianism. It is said that he learned the secret of alchemy at a very early age. This was the man who flitted through the courts of Europe and then – simply disappeared. Emperor Frederick the Great called him “the man who never dies”. Some insist that this strange man is still alive and a Master among people. Whatever the truth, this Count, who was passionately revered by many and passionately ridiculed by some, was a most intriguing, uncommon, powerful, (immortal?), and grand figure of history.
Isabel Cooper-Oakley is the author of Masonry and Medieval Mysticism. A friend of H.P. Blavatsky, she played an important role in the theosophical movement during its formative years. She was appointed by Annie Besant as the International President of the Committee for Research into Mystic Traditions.