Saint Germain

My advice to you would be to strengthen love within yourself—unselfish love. Regardless of whether you like an individual, whether you appreciate what they do or do not do, love them totally and completely.

Saint Germain

When Saint Germain Lived on Earth...

Saint Germain lived in the 1700s during the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI.

A man of mystery, he was of noble birth, though his exact birth date is not known. His name, which is unrelated to Christian sainthood, was taken from an area of France.

Called the Wonderman of Europe, Saint Germain was popular among European nobles. He was an accomplished violinist and composer... fluent in several languages... and well-versed in philosophy, music, art, history, politics, and international current events. It is not surprising that he was said to be a brilliant conversationalist.

Saint Germain’s interest in alchemy was well known, and some reported that he could change base metals into gold... remove flaws from precious stones... and materialize gems out of thin air.

Letters of his contemporaries refer to his appearing to be in his mid-forties, never seeming to age. Voltaire referred to him as the man who was never born, knows everything, and never dies.

Some said he would go into a trance and communicate with the spirit world or appear out of nowhere and seem to disappear as he walked away.

Everyone who met Saint Germain was fascinated by him.

Saint Germain as Spiritual Master and
Philip’s Guide…

Whatever the facts surrounding his life on earth, Saint Germain now lives in the spirit world as a spiritual master whose concerns are broad and whose work is far reaching. I am fortunate to know him intimately, and my experience with him has been central to my life. Since the time of our first encounter, Saint Germain has been an integral part of my own story.

While working as a project manager in the Washington, D.C. area in the mid-1980s, I was seeking new direction for my life and future work. Soon I was to receive more than I bargained for!

Because I knew the reality of spiritual guidance, I attended a message service at the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel in Virginia where medium Reed Brown was speaking. He didn’t know me or have any information about me.

Reed Brown spoke directly to me, saying, “I don’t know who you are, but you have to be in this work.” He said I was a natural healer, and that he saw blue healing light pouring out of my hands and solar plexus.

Coupled with my lifelong private spiritual encounters, what I heard in that meeting affected me so profoundly that I immediately enrolled in a three-year course in spiritual development with another gifted medium, Joan Donnelly Brooks. I was willing to drive 100 miles roundtrip to attend weekly classes.

In June of 1986, I first heard Saint Germain’s name while attending a healing circle in Wilmington, Delaware. At the time, I was not looking for anyone—in spirit or on earth—to be my spiritual mentor.

In early August the same year, I read a book about Saint Germain, Unveiled Mysteries, by Guy Ballard. Although I was intrigued, I retained a measure of skepticism.

After reading the book, I never tried to initiate spiritual contact with Saint Germain. I couldn’t know that he would become more than a spiritual mentor to me or that a plan was unfolding that would completely change the course of my life.

Still in August, I was in a spiritual circle with a medium who knew nothing about me. While this medium was in a trance, Saint Germain said through him that he would be guiding me in the future. After these brief words, he was gone. The message was so vague I didn’t pay much attention to it.

In the early morning hours of Labor Day,September 1, 1986, as I lay in my bed, half awake, I became aware of a definite presence on the left side of my bed and immediately recognized Saint Germain.

Dressed in a violet robe and standing in a gold and white light, he said, “Philip, this is Saint Germain. Rise and write, for I have something I want to say to you…” At first I hesitated, but because of the reality of his light and love, I responded to his request.  

That afternoon I attended a spiritual gathering of about sixty people in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. As I sat in the audience with my trusty tape recorder running, medium Chrisley Witt said to me, “You had an experience this morning very early, did you not?”

I thought, “This can’t be happening,” but responded in the affirmative. After Witt described a few more details, he said, “Well, the person who wrote through you was Saint Germain!”

There it was—proof positive that the spiritual master had visited that morning and given me a message through my writing. The medium’s final remark was, “Don’t you ever doubt it again!”

This extraordinary and validating message gave me confidence, with no reservations, to pursue my career as a professional medium.

In July 1987, while speaking through a trance medium, Saint Germain spoke to me definitively and at length about our future work together. Here is an excerpt from his recorded comments: 

My advice to you would be to strengthen love within yourself—unselfish love. Regardless of whether you like an individual, whether you appreciate what they do or do not do, love them totally and completely. Do not look at their faults and mistakes, but look at them as you; and love them without any desire for a return. That kind of love will bring me so close to you and will cement me so intimately into your aura that there will be a continual and perpetual moving together at all times.

On January 10, 1988, Saint Germain asked that I sit regularly to write down his words. I did this every Sunday morning for a year, filling many notebooks. The words he dictated became the basis for my first book, To Master Self is to Master Life

About two years after I began giving spiritual readings on my own, Saint Germain prompted me to again visit the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel in Virginia. This time I arranged for a private reading with medium Reed Brown. While he had given me the life-changing message in a large audience many months earlier, he still didn’t know anything about me or my work.

In this private meeting, Reed gave me a number of specific and accurate messages. With my eyes closed, I was almost in a trance-like state, and I was feeling a great sense of peace unlike anything I had experienced before.

At one point, Reed paused and said, “Ah, Saint Germain.” He walked around his desk, positioned his hand about two inches from my lower abdomen, and gradually raised his hand toward the top of my head. I felt powerful energy and intense heat in my torso, spine, throat, and head.

Reed went on to say, “Saint Germain wants to speak through you. Let him speak.” A split second after I gave silent agreement, I heard Saint Germain speaking in a deeper voice than I normally use. I have listened many times to my recording of this first channeling experience. 

From that day on, Saint Germain has used my vocal cords to speak directly to people during private spiritual readings, at most of my public appearances, and on my radio show.

As long as I have known Saint Germain, I have been touched and inspired by his presence. Whether he is channeling through me or appearing in visions or dreams, he always manifests as a being of great love and wisdom. He speaks simple but timeless truths and is remarkably prophetic. Many of his words are captured in a number of my books.

This compassionate spiritual master helps us enlarge our understanding by pointing the way to ever higher truths without condescending or judging. His goal is for us to ultimately ascend to a realm of divine love where we experience firsthand our oneness with God who loves us unconditionally and for all eternity.

Saint Germain’s words of truth are moving because they penetrate to the very core of our heart and soul. He touches us in a way that says, “I know you very well, even better than you know yourself, and I love you because you are you.”

It is not uncommon for people to feel such complete, unconditional love from Saint Germain that they experience emotional or even physical healing from simply being in his presence. Many have reported coming to a greater knowledge of God through him.

Saint Germain always points people to God within—never to himself. He is a Christ-like being, here to serve humanity.