An updated edition of this classic biography - with a NEW FOREWORD by Solomon James.The Count of St. Germain, or rather the Comte de Saint Germain, is one of the most mysterious figures from eighteenth century Europe. By turns he was an aristocratic nobleman; a diplomat; a spy; a composer; or, as some like to claim - a charlatan. The fact that he never ate in public, or give credible sources for his background, education, and wealth, only adds to the mystery that surrounded the Comte de Saint Germain during his lifetime. Some saw him as an ascended Master, a wandering immortal, or as an emissary from the Great Brotherhood. In recent decades, with the popular rise of occultism and attendant New Age systems, the Count has received renewed attention.
This book by Isabel Cooper-Oakley remains the best known biography of this illusive figure. It is a biographical sketch compiled from letters, diaries, and private records written about the Count by members of the French aristocracy who knew him in the 18th century. It is a testimony, to both the recorders and to Isabel Cooper-Oakley, that such sketches were able to be collated when taken into account that the Count made deliberate efforts to obscure and mystify his own movements.
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