Count de Saint Germain by H S Olcott

Count de Saint Germain
Two Messengers of the White Lodge

By H.S. Olcott
[Reprinted from The Theosophist July 1905]; Theosophical Publishing House – Adyar, Chennai (Madras) India

To me, one of the most picturesque, impressive and admirable characters in modern history is the wonder-worker whose name heads this article. The world does not see him as a recluse of the desert or the jungle, unwashed, wrinkled, hairy and clothed in rags, living apart from his fellow men and devoid of human sympathies; but as one who amid the splendour of the most brilliant European courts, equalled the greatest of the personages who move across the canvas of history. He towered above them all — kings, nobles, philosophers, statesmen and men of letters, in the majesty of his personal character, the nobility of his ideals and motives, the consistency of his acts and the profundity of his knowledge, not only of the mysteries of Nature, but also of the literature of all peoples and epochs. By reading all I could find about him, including the instructive articles of Mrs Cooper-Oakley in The Theosophical Review (Vol 21 and 22) I have come to love as well as to admire him; to love him as did H.P.B. ; and for the same reason — that he was a messenger and agent of the White Lodge, accomplishing his mission with unselfish loyalty and doing all that lay within manâ’s power to benefit others.

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