Sunday, January 7, 2018

Zanoni

I have a new section in the bibliography for odd books.  These are books that aren't primary sources, but we might be able to gather a little about the Count from them.

I really just created the section for a book called Zanoni.

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward.  Zanoni.  Saunders & Oatley; London, 1842.  2008 reprint.

I bought a physical copy from Forgotten Books, but you can read a free copy from Project Gutenberg.

Here is the blurb about the book from wikipedia:
"Zanoni, a timeless Rosicrucian brother, cannot fall in love without losing his power of immortality; but he does fall in love with Viola Pisani, a promising young opera singer from Naples, the daughter of Pisani, a misunderstood Italian violinist. An English gentleman named Glyndon loves Viola as well, but is indecisive about proposing marriage, and then renounces his love to pursue occult study. The story develops in the days of the French Revolution in 1789. Zanoni has lived since the Chaldean civilisation. His master Mejnor warns him against a love affair but Zanoni does not heed. He finally marries Viola and they have a child. As Zanoni experiences an increase in humanity, he begins to lose his gift of immortality. He finally dies in the guillotine during the French Revolution."

Rumor is Bulwer-Lytton based Zanoni on the Count!  That is why I now own this book.  I haven't read it yet.  I have so much to get through, but I will read this book soon.

It would be cool to have a book discussion on this book.  If you're interested, let me know.  It'll be like a book club.  I'll probably start reading in February.  Just leave me a comment below or find me on facebook. My facebook.

I would also like to have some group discussions on The Most Holy Saint Trinosophie.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mahatma Letters

New in the bibliography section!

Barker, A.T. translated. "Letter 49." "Letter 54." "Letter 65." The MAHATMA LETTERS to A. P. SINNETT from the Mahatmas M. & K. H.  Second Edition, 1926; published by Theosophical University Press (print version also available). Electronic version ISBN 1-55700-086-7.


Letter 49.
Letter 49 mentions the Count writing The Most Holy Trinasophia, as well alluding to his faked death at Hesse-Cassel.

Letter 54.
Brief mention.

Letter 65.
Brief mention.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tea By The Count

Ever want to try St. Germain Tea?

St. Germain Tea
Senna 16 parts
Elder Flowers 10 parts
Fennel 5 parts
Anise 5 parts
Bitartrate of Potassium 4 parts (aka Cream of Tartar)

  1. Moisten the Senna previously cut; sprinkle it uniformly with the Bitartrate of Potassium and mix.
  2. When dry, add the other ingredients and mix them well together.




Russian Tea - created for the men at Leghorn, 1770
Black Tea
Orange Zest
Cinnamon Stick
Whole Cloves

  1. Put everything into a pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Strain into a tea pot and then serve.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Portrait?

I was sent this photo by O.M. who provided me with the information: "This was painted in 1759.  The Count was using the name Count Gronsveld.  It's in the small porcelain museum in the mayor's office in Weesp, Holland."

I went searching on the web, since I can't just make a trip half way around the world right now.

I looked up Weesp and I went to the address that is stamped on the picture.

"Bertram Philip Sigismund Albrecht of HRR Empire Graaf Van Gronsveld Diepenbroick Impel (1715-1772) The portrait was painted by GJJ the Spinny in 1759" is listed HERE.

Sorry O.M., but this is a portrait of Bertram Philip Sigismund Albrecht - just as it states.  Everything that I come across points to this.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Part 3 - Count Saint Germain podcast

Astonishing Legends podcast: "The Count of Saint Germain", episode 60
January 27, 2017

Blurb: There seems to be no doubt that the Count of Saint Germain existed, but how did he exist and for how long? There are levels to the incredulity of his story. It seems unlikely that one individual could possess so many varied talents, but the Count’s most unlikely talent was living into his 80s while still looking to be in his 50s. If you’re willing to go even further and believe the accounts of some of his contemporaries, then the Count was over 100 years old and lived well into the 19th century. Impossible you say? Then you might have even more trouble believing what many of those who had studied under him and some that continue to study his life believe, that the Count may have been hundreds or even thousands of years old, knew the ancient wisdom and secrets of life, and practiced the lost arts known only to the most enlightened beings. Whatever you choose to believe, a strong argument could be made that in his time and long after, he was actually the real “most interesting man in the world.”