Dragon Emblem / Dragon Lineage
SAINT GERMAIN & THE DRAGON
The Secret Triangle Book of the Dragon Lineage
By Iona Miller, 9/2007; 3-5000 words
"...and the seven judges of hell ... raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup."-- An account of the Deluge from the Epic of Gilgamesh, 2200 B.C
The dragon of alchemy "devours, fertilizes, begets, slays,
and brings itself to life again."
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Many mythical elements have their origins in real events lost to the mists of history. For example, we now know that ancient Greek myths of Titans and winged Griffins likely arose from common discoveries of gigantic dinosaur bones. Many fossils were found in temples but largely ignored by archaeologists who failed to realize their importance in the archaic context. Then no one knew that dinosaurs met their fate from a celestial hammer.
Another massive impactor, 12,900 years ago, wiped out Ice Age megafauna and Early-American Clovis people and set the whole North American continent ablaze. The significance of the dragon has always been its control over the destiny of mankind.
The “return of the dragon” always had profound consequences on human survival and civilization. Near earth objects (NEOs) continue to pose a threat. We now know of a least 27 land-based impacts in the last 11,000 years. We can expect to find more deep water submerged evidence of immense disaster.
Tiamat was the great cosmic dragon of Sumeria and Babylonian myth who gave birth to a horde of serpentine monsters. The comet Schumacher-Levy showed us this description is more than a metaphor before the serpentine fragments slammed into Jupiter in 1993. The vast cosmic drama riveted the attention of an astonished world. It deeply changed how we thought about ourselves and our planet. It was visible proof of the unthinkable.
Comets orbit around the sun, then head back toward Earth orbit with the solar wind pushing the material stream of the comet in front of the more dense central core. As it rounds the sun, solar gravity can pull the entire comet in, destroying it utterly or breaking off a part of the comet stream, launching it on a new slower path. Swinging around the sun towards Earth, the comet is scattered. Deflected fragments of it passing near to Earth's gravitation may be pulled in. All the cometary matter is now more susceptible to Earth's gravitational pull .
When it comes to celestial phenomena, the more we look at mythology, the less mythological it seems. Pre-scientific myths use supernatural language to encode impressive, unexplainable events. Without engaging in present-day comet mythology, we can examine the nature of this fearsome dragon.
Cataclysmic Cosmic Drama
The winged dragon has been a mythic figure since Sumerian times. Arguably, it may have arisen from the highly visible passages of the periodic comet Encke and the debris field it left behind as it broke up. Did a solar hurricane, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) rip off the plasma tail of the huge post-perihelion mother-comet Encke/Tiamat’s as it did in 2007?
Science now knows when meteorites or comets strike the Earth, they can start massive fires. Conflagrations could also occur as Earth sweeps through cometary debris. Is this the origin of tales of fire-breathing flying dragons? Does it shed some light on the Bible’s Great Flood or other Bronze Age Catastrophes? During the first millennium BC up to the time of Christ, the orbit of this comet or that of its associated dust trail intersected Earth’s orbit, leading to annual fireball storms of amazing intensity and perhaps Tunguska-like explosions.
A statistically significant number of Earth-crossing asteroids are part of the Taurid Complex of interplaneary objects. In 1984, Clube and Napier warned, "the last Ice Age could have been caused by the progenitor of comet Encke, part of which was the Tunguska meteorite, an interstellar object. It is estimated that further debris from the zodiacal cloud will intersect earth during the period 2000-2400 AD."
The dragon is the symbolic superstar of Saint Germain’s TRIANGLE BOOK, which says its wisdom comes from Egypt and Asia, then it urges us to look to the Flood and offers a ritual of immortality. But how is the Dragon related to the Great Flood? How was life different before the Deluge? Both the Dragon and the Flood are clues that contextualize one another. Likewise Egypt and Asia.
A relief impression from the Mesopotamian Holy Grail, the ritual Libation Cup of King Gudea of Lagash (2100 BC.) portrays the ancient Sumerian lion-serpent-dragon Tiamat. It stands guard over the terrestrial Tree Of Life, which is entwined with a serpent, one of the oldest known images of the snake and the caduceus. [see below]
Astronomers suggest a series of cosmic disasters shaped Earth in prehistoric times. This threatening sky also shaped cultures and religions. A ‘giant comet’ theory, is now backed by climatological and archaeological evidence. Geomythology is the name of the discipline that mines ancient mythologies for evidence of physical events. Ancient man witnessed cataclysms, including Proto-Encke events, and created theories of the beginning of the world and the origins of life. The most literary of these were the Sumerians and Egyptians. No surprisingly, they were sky-watchers, religiously obsessed with heavenly events.
In 1940, Harvard Astronomer F.L. Whipple identified Encke as a remnant of a large mother comet that broke apart as long ago as 80,000 years, creating the still-active Taurid meteor showers. In 1999 a mighty Beta-Taurid meteor shook the New Zealand landscape and was described as bright as the sun. The previous year a dazzling orange bolide fell in Turkmenistan with smaller meteorites reported in Nashville, Tennessee and in New Mexico.
Coinciding with the Vela X supernova, astronomers date a massive break up of Encke to about 12,000 years ago, with secondary break ups 4,500 and 1,500 years ago. Earth passes through this dense comet debris field roughly every 3000 years. Is this doomsday comet the root of the word “disaster,” literally, ‘dis’ (evil) and ‘aster’ (star) – a malevolent celestial force? Unlike meteorites, comets can be viewed long before inflicting catastrophe and cataclysm.
The Sumerians told of vast wars in the sky between the mother comet they called Tiamat, and other gods, such as the water god Enki. Is it just one of those weird synchronicities that the comet named for it discoverer, Johann Franz Encke, echoes the ancient god names?
As early as 5000 years ago it began raining a barrage of material on Earth. The mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion has also been linked to the peak of the Beta Taurid meteor shower and provided a warning of the power of such disasters. Linked to destruction in the Fertile Crescent, Encke made its first historical close pass in 3100 B.C.
Lake Umm al Binni, near the confluence of the Tigris-Euphrates in Southern Iraq, is a suspected 3000-5000 year old bolide meteorite crater from the late Holocene Era when the area was 10 meters under the Persian Gulf. According to Sharad Master (2002), "A wet impact would have generated huge tsunamis, which would have lashed all the port cities of Mesopotamia, such as Ur, Uruk, Shurrupak, etc." Estimates rate the impact equivalent to 1000 Hiroshima bombs. Periodic destruction continued through the Bronze Age.
Another modern discovery is a candidate for catastrophes.
THE HEAVENS RAIN DEATH FIRE
In the New York Times, Nov 14, 2006, scientist Dallas Abbott identified the site of a massive asteroid impact (Burckle Crater) off of the island of Madagascar that struck the earth around 2800 BC. Collating cross-culural myths, including eclipse descriptions, Thomas King has calculated the disaster occured on May 10, 2807 B.C.
This 3-mile wide asteroid landed in the seabed, and sent a 600-900 foot high wall of water - a megatsunami - around the Indian Ocean, impacting land as far away as Australia, and crashing onto the coast of Africa, up the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, and quite possibly into the Mediterranean Sea as well.
The radiant fireball would have created shock waves, scorched air, sonic blasts, violent mega-lightning and torrential rain. This asteroidal impact would have sent a huge surge of water into the mouth of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, flooding the ancient land of Sumeria, the source of the Biblical flood legend. Sir Leonard Wooley, the archaeologist who discovered the city of Ur, found 30 feet of flood-deposited sand that separated the most ancient levels of the city from newer habitation levels on top of the flood debris. Half the population or more died.
Abbott's findings of deep-sea meteor/asteroid strike craters indicate that large-scale cosmic strikes hit the earth much more frequently than scientists have previously suspeced - perhaps every 1 to 3 thousand years, instead of every hundred thousand or so. Large asteroid strikes also produce weather alterations, and many more global phenomena. Interestingly, the period 2800 BC is when the first dynasty of Egypt started.
Imagine you are an inhabitant of one of the first bustling but overcrowded cities on earth, a bountiful economy of agriculturalists and traders. Your priests bring the attention of all to a new star in the sky that seems to grow brighter and “hairier” in surprisingly short order. This evil eye in the sky is intuitively considered malevolent, upsetting the order of the heavens. It stirs something deep within racial memory which cannot quite be identified but is felt as primal awe and fear.
The comet wags its growing tail as it nears the sun and becomes ever more threatening as it nears earth, ever more foreboding as it increases in size and brightness, perhaps even rivaling sun and moon. Then one day that disturbing presence falls to earth and in an instant everything is profoundly changed – changed back to primeval chaos where survivors can’t tell sky from earth because terra firma has literally disappeared in an inundation of unbelievable scale immensely beyond their human memories of disasters.
But before the Flood actually arrives, a new sun seems to arise from the South Storm. Meteor showers of debris pepper the air even before the enormous fireball flares into instantaneous destruction. That fire is followed by the hot electrical breath of a sonic boom, which trails electromagnetic chaos in the wake of the massive impactor.
Plasma auroras ripple, writhe and coil like serpents throughout the darkened sky. Megalightning rends the sky and jolts the ground and ignites fires that crackle and roar incessantly. The earth groans, shifts and buckles. The flood wind blows as the south-storm strikes the land – and strikes it hard, like a relentless Dragon with wave upon wave of assaults for six days and nights that never seem to end. It sounds like a mighty battle of titanic scope, of the Gods themselves.
This is no cross-cultural myth, but a real, if legendary event that exceeds the most fertile imagination. Ancient superstitions are the result, not the cause of the epics that came down to us as the beginning of history since all else was virtually destroyed. The priesthood consolidated its hold on the people, gazing at the heavens incessantly lest another such cosmic sojourner threaten their existence. The fact is, then, as now – real life disasters were an immanent threat, from earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and climatic havoc.
The valley of Mesopotamia is dominated by two major rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates, and numerous smaller ones. It was a land in which catastrophic floods were not unusual in ancient times, and it is unsurprising that stories about a major flood arose within the mythology of this area. Such stories might simply reflect an understandable preoccupation with flooding in an area where flood disasters were an important reality. But, according to rediscovered tales, this storm came from the South – from the Indian Ocean -- not upriver to the North.
TALES WORTH WRITING: MASSIVE ABYSSAL IMPACT
The relationship of Dragon and Deluge is lost in the mist of time. The sole survivors of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Biblical versions of the tale report the abject terror that rained down on humanity, virtually obliterating it from the world -- at least their world. The oldest timelines of the event are likely the most accurate. Note, again, this is a South Storm, not the flooding of the northern Black Sea of an earlier era:
Tsunamis would have devastated Sumerian cities and possibly inspired the world’s oldest written story, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the root tale of Sumerian deluge (dated between 2750 and 2500 BCE). Its original cuneiform title was He Who Saw the Deep, referring to “Unknown Mysteries.” The king Gilgamesh is the first cultural icon obsessed with immortality. Utnapishtim, the hero of the Flood myth, tells his story to Gilgamesh.
'That stated time had arrived:
With the first glow of dawn,
Ishtar (goddess of passion) cried out like a woman in travail,
Six days and [six] nights
Seven days later, the waters began to subside:
I sat and wept,
--EPIC OF GILGAMESH
Later, these chaotic events of earth, sky and sea, inspired the Babylonian creation story, the Enuma Elish. There are several versions based on older tales, but basically Tiamat was goddess of the ocean but also primordial chaos, the deeps or abyss existing before Earth formed. She predated Enki (meaning “archetype”) as god of the sea. Notably, she is described as having a tail, as comets do.
The Enuma Elish says Tiamat gave birth to dragons and serpents. Enki's symbol was two entwined serpents, the caduceus. Tiamat and Enki engaged in a complicated war of storms and destruction, perhaps depicting the break up of Tiamat. Enki’s son, Marduk (the Sun God) sliced Tiamat in half, “smashing her skull.” Could this describe a coronal mass ejection or even the gravitational drag of the sun cleaving the mother-comet?
Hebrew versions of the Creation and the Deluge emphasizeconnections between the Semitic Babylonians and themselves. They increased the rain to forty days, noting that "the fountains of the deep" and "the windows of heaven" opened, which echos the horrendous effects of a massive impact.
Local rain cannot account for the magnitude of catastrophe. Mega-tsunamis are orders of magnitude beyond local flood. Excavations at Ashur reveal a tablet describing a true dragon with legs, implying it crawls up onto land. A god announces the presence of the dragon, saying "In the sea he lies...." Then he describes its humongous size.
In the sea was the Serpent cre[ated].
He devours fish, the creatures [of the sea],
There are ample grounds, then, for assuming the independent existence of the Babylonian Dragon-myth, though there is no doubt that the myth itself existed among the Sumerians. The dragon motif recurs constantly in Sumerian sacred-decoration. The twin dragons of Ningishzida on Gudea's libation-vase, carved in green steatite and inlaid with shell, are a notable product of Sumerian art. The very names borne by Tiamat's brood of monsters in the "Seven Tablets" are stamped in most cases with their Sumerian descent. It would be strange indeed if the Sumerians had not evolved a Dragon myth, for the Dragon combat is the most obvious of nature myths and is found in most mythologies of Europe and the Near East. The trailing storm-clouds suggest the serpent form, whose fiery tongue is seen in the forked lightning. Though the dragon may darken the world for a time, the Sun-god will always be victorious. In Egypt the myth of "the Overthrowing of Apep, the enemy of Ra" presents a close parallel to that of Tiamat.
Texts of Sethos II (1215-1210) tell that "Sekhmet was a circling star which spreaed out his fire in flames, a fire-flame in his storm." From Ugarit we hear, "The star Anat has fallen from the heavens; he slew the peopleof the Syrian land and confused the two twilights and the seats of the constellations." The Zoroastrians claimed it unleashed first terrible fire and then a flood called Tistrya. Widespread peoples described it burning and flooding. The old Sumerian tale is thus not the only lengend of comet-fall but is perhaps the oldest.
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS
The Sumerians explained environmental hardships came from displeased gods. Enki granted the Sumerians access to the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. Enki set up the escape strategy during the Flood, and Enki passed over the Tables of Destiny - tables of scientific law, which became the bedrock of the early mystery schools in Egypt.
Enki allowed humans to survive the deluge. Thus, Sumerian texts are divided into two epochs before and after the Great Deluge, after which the gods departed, but not before “watering the Tree of Life” and creating a royal bloodline. The Dragon bloodline is also the “Grail bloodline “ of Grail kings,” including Merovingians.
Perhaps a long-hidden rare manuscript written by Saint Germain himself can shed some light on the subject bridging the past and present day reports of terrifying dragons in the sky and lineaged Dragon Societies.
We ride on the back of the Winged Dragon to the birth of myths that described cosmological changes and brought incomprehensible catastrophe to our ancestors but led to the rebirth of modern civilization. It contains the common root of the mysteries of qabalah, alchemy, magic, hermetics, tantra, The Bible, the Tree of Life, immortality, and more.
This winged dragon is the symbolic superstar of Saint Germain’s Triangle Book. In The Book of Lambspring. It represents the Anima Mundi, or Soul of the World, which is the sum total of planetary existence -- the holographic blueprint on which form is based, the informational level or primal source of being - Zero Point. It is said that medicine providing the gift of youth can be made from its venom.
The dragon is a healing power. The spiritual food of immortality signifies the ability of the ego to assimilate the previously unconscious aspects of the Self. This is the elixir of youth that creates the immortal body, equivalent to the Philosopher's Stone. The invocation with powerful godnames is combined with the dragon emblem to initiate the current. The rite couldn't be practiced without the Emblems and Sigils and perhaps the bloodline.
In legend, the alchemical Philosopher's Stone is kept in the custody of the reawakened Dragon, the Adept who inhabits his or her Body of Light. Alchemy itself is a triple process of uniting the physical, psychological and spiritual. In Masonry, each line of the triangle itself symbolizes a kingdom of nature -- mineral, vegetable and animal. They stand for explorations the Master Mason needs for a complete education.
All these points may be clues to the nature of the "winged dragon" of the title page of The Triangle Book. In alchemy it is a symbol of the volatile elements. The winged dragon appears as a symbol of coagulatio in other alchemy texts, suggesting the pandemonium of psychic images.
Psychologically, the dragon is the union of ordinary human reality with the Transpersonal Self and a passion for transformation. Some now say it is a symbol of DNA or the kundalini energy. Thus, it is a symbol of the Great Work.
The untold tale of St. Germain and the Dragon is hinted at in the first sentence of his Triangle Book: “The Holy Magic revealed to Moses discovered within an Egyptian monument and preciously preserved in Asia under the emblem of a winged dragon.”
This is the secret "hidden since before the Great Flood"…a dual secret of mythic immortality and divine lineage. At first this might seem like a strictly alchemical statement, but then we know there is no such thing for alchemy has many layers of meaning, and ciphers add more. Nothing is simply what it seems.
So, we must ask specifically, what did this winged dragon mean to St. Germain? What does it mean in the context of the Triangle Book? Where did the book come from? Was it an heirloom of his family, a treasure from the Medicis, or St. Germain's own artistic alchemical manifesto -- a virtuoso piece, uniting all his fantasies about his family, his heritage and his aspirations for life extension and magical illumination?
Briefly, the Dragon lineage of St. Germain starts in the Caucasus with the Annunaki, descending through migrating proto-Scythians to the Sumerians while branching off also into the early Egyptians, Phoenicians and Mittani. A marriage bridge back to Scythia infused the Elvin line of “Tuatha de Danaan” and the Fir Bolg, which branched into the Arch-Druidic, Priest-Princely family to the Royal Pics of Scotland and the ring kings of the Horse Lords of Dal Riada, through the Elven dynasty of Pendragon and Avallon del Acqs, and down to a few pure bred family today. Nicholas de Vere claims this as his own Dragon family tree and history backs him up. (Twyman)
Saint Germain was born to a native royal Hungarian line linked to the Dragon legacy if not the Dragon DNA and later spent much time in Transylvania, performing magical rituals with his aristocratic friends. He naurally would have been exposed to this lore and its hoary legends.
The Medicis who fostered young St. Germain were the first to print the Corpus Hermeticum (1460). They thought it was ancient Egyptian though the writings attributed to Hermes Trimegestus are from 100-300 CE. These works were post-pharaohonic (Cleopatra reigned as last pharaoh, 51-30, BC).
Yet, research suggests the content developed long before Greek rulers made Thoth synonymous with Hermes. The same archaic Thoth brought the Deluge. Whatever their origin, the young Count could not have avoided reading them with great interest and embracing their philosophy. He may have thought they bore on his heritage and they certainly influenced his future.
In fact, this Dragon connection may explain why he was itinerant, not merely a wandering magician, scholar, jeweler and businessman. As a Hungarian or Transylvanian prince, was he either part of or in struggle with a bloodline, bred for rulership and magic?
Alchemy always has layer upon layer of meaning, and in this case the sentence conceals a political message of a royal lineage, described since the dawn of history as Dragons. Saint Germain was heir to this lineage though the politics of the day necessitated hiding his true identity, much like Sir Francis Bacon had to hide the fact he was the “natural son” of Queen Elizabeth I a few decades earlier.
Alchemical philosophy is an intrinsic part of Hermetic thought, from the land of Khem (Egypt). Tuthmosis III of Egypt, who reigned about 1450 BC, maintained a hermetic school he originally inherited -- the Royal Court of the Dragon. The Egyptian priest-prince Ankhfn Khonsu (2170 BC) was a Dragon Court patron. Founded by the priests of Mendes in about 2200 BC, it was subsequently revived by the 12th dynasty Queen Sobeknefru (or Sobekh Nefru) in 1785 B.C.
The Royal Court Of The Dragon provided an institution for the pursuit of the work of the Dragon of Al-Khem otherwise known as Thoth or Hermes. From Al-Khem we have alchemy, the Great Work of the Dragon, with its classic texts, The Emerald Tablets and The Pymander.
Hungarian legend says this sovereign and priestly Order passed from Egypt to the Kings of Jerusalem, back to the Black Sea Princes of Scythia and into the Balkans - notably to the Royal House of Hungary. King Sigismund von Luxembourg reconstituted the Dragon Court in 1408 and became Holy Roman Emperor in 1433. Today it exists as the Imperial and Royal Court of the Dragon Sovereignty, and after some 4,000 years it is the oldest sovereign Court in the world. The Pendragon line migrated to England from this lineage far earlier.
The Dragon kings supported by the court have rightfully ruled many nations and empires throughout history. The last legitimate English Dragon monarch was Richard III. The Imperial and Royal Dragon Court, reconstituted [perhaps fraudulently] by King Sigismund as the Societas Draconis, was based on an entitlement Sigismund assumed he inherited from his presumed Egyptian and Scythian ancestors through the Pictish, Dragon Princess Maelasanu of Northumbria and the Ancient and Original Angevin Royal House of Vere of Anjou, the Imperial Dukes of Angiers.
Nicholas de Vere calls this a dynastic deception. He says Sigismund “presumptuously and erroneously assumed to have inherited the bloodline legacy.” Without DNA tests who could prove him wrong at the time?
The true line descended through the Tuatha de Danaan (the Dragon Kings of Anu) on the one hand, and the Egyptian Dragon Dynasty of Sobek on the other. The later strain included the bloodline of the Davidic House of Judah who married into the descent of the Merovingian Kings of the Franks.
After its formal Hungarian revival in 1408, the Court recruited members from a number of prominent royal and noble houses, including Poland and Lithuania. This was a heterodox lot, including the later House of Vere. It was the British Plantagenet era when the Dragon Court was formally reconstituted, a time of wars, general political turmoil, new political alignments and occult machinations.
Having presumptuously and perhaps erroneously assumed to have inherited the bloodline legacy in 1397, Sigismund drew up a pact with twenty-three royals and nobles who swore to observe ’true and pure fraternity’ within the Societas Draconis, subsequently misidentified as the Ordo Draconis (Hungarian: Sarkany Rend). Although the original Court was by no means an Order in the recognized chivalric sense, the misnomer was strategically retained in the style of the time.
Sigismund’s second wife, Barbara Cille (daughter of the Austrian Duke Hermann of Styria), was joint sovereign. Barbara was a Vampire (witch) who was taught by Ibrahim Eleazar, the keeper of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. Pope Eugene IV was forced to tolerate his Emperor’s pre-Christian, non-Catholic establishment. Even a misappropriated kingly tradition surmounts the mundane constraints of denominational dispute. Tha is the naure of overlords.
Vlad Tepes, a 15th-century Prince in Romania, founded the capital city of Bucharest. His popularized name, Dracula, means "Son of Dracul." His father was known as Dracul (or Dragon) within the Grail fraternity of the Ordo Draconis. (Gardner, Ring Lords) Transylvania is the earliest known homeland of the Dragon Kings. But, according to Nicholas de Vere, the House of Dracul descended from sons of Attila the Hun with no bloodline connection to Egypt. So it claimed an apostolic succession. There is no definable bloodline link or marriage bridge.
The Dragon Tradition was alive and well during the time of Saint Germain and he was certainly part of it as a Transylvanian prince, whether he could pass a “Dragon DNA test” or not. It is no accident one of his only two original works carried the Dragon emblem. No wonder he book has een held closely ever since.
If there was indeed dynastic [self-]deception, Saint Germain was unlikely to be any but an unwitting part, and would probably have identified strongly with this legacy. It is a legacy of seership through the genetic root – clear seeing, clairvoyance, trancendent consciousness.
Love of truth and democracy, clarity of vision, honesty of spirit, avoiding greed, focusing on a far richer spiritual and cultural experience. He sought to still the mind to the point where all acts are magical acts, where immortaliy can be found and experienced. The dragon’s fiery breath was pneuma or the spirit of the divine. All this was certainly St. Germain’s quest.
DRAGONS & SAINT GERMAIN
Today, according to its mage Nicholas de Vere, the Imperial and Royal Dragon Court only exists as a closed fraternity, a collective of individuals, comprising those who, unlike Sigismund, can trace their ancestry and affiliations back to the ancient, pre-Christian Elven, Grail and Dragon families via Anjou. Their rituals wouldn’t work neurochemically on anyone without their bloodline.
The Court retains the traditional three-tier degree system that Sigismund revived. He added three separate representations of the alchemical Ouroboros emblem for the distinct ranks of the Court, harking back to earlier dragon rings. A fourth emblem shaped like an Egyptian Ankh or Albigensian Cross was used by the family officers of the Inner Temple.
We know from the history of Comte St. Germain that he was accused of being a Jacobite, and spying for the Stuarts in England. Sir Laurence Gardner is a direct link to this hidden agenda today -- virtually a modern day St. Germain, at least in title.
Echoing the opening lines of the TRIANGLE BOOK, this lineage traces itself to Egypt and is later preserved in Asia, by the Scythians. Coming from Hungary and/or Transylvania, St. Germain, being of noble blood himself, could not be unaware of this symbolic Dragon lineage. Reading between the lines, could this be the hidden cause of his trips to England and his continuous travels through Europe and the Orient?
Ferenc of Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania, is Saint Germain’s reputed father. He was Head of the First Hungarian Liberation Battle for the re-establishment of Hungarian Kingdom Authority. In the fight for independence against the Habsburg Conquest all Hungarian people engaged in a spiritual struggle extending across centuries.
The first Habsburg King acquired the Hungarian throne by a deal unacceptable to the people. Hungarian elites ridiculed the Habsburg Clan and encouraged the Hungarian Royal State Formation. Independence of the Habsburg Clan, and the reestablishment of the Hungarian State Authority in her territory is the crucial movement cult of the Hungarian nation.
A symbolic dragon of the bloodline, Comte St.Germain, first son of Ferenc Rákóczi was kidnapped by the Habsburg clan in punishment of Prince Rákótzi's activism against the Habsburgs. He was adopted out to the French Come Family because of the Habsburg's demand.
Joseph Rákóczi was the second son of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi and Amalie princesse of Hessen, born in the French emigration of her father. The Conceptor and Head of the 2nd Hungarian Liberation's Battle against the Habsburg Empire was excommunicated by the Pope for this mission. In 1784, the Bavarian Illuminati, presumably include Saint Germain in the shadows, attempted to overthrow the Hapsburgs. Comte de Saint Germain was also a rumored paid agent of the French Revolution. In other words – he was a spy for the Dragon Dynasty wherever he went.
Sir Laurence Gardner, is a writer and chivalric geneologist of note. Much of his research for Fenesis of the Grail Kings and Realm of he Ring Lords came originally from de Vere. His inerpretations and conclusions are somewhat different. But he has his own bona fides. His numerous titles include: Chancellor of the Royal Court of the Dragon Sovereignty, now based in Britain; Prior of the Celtic Church's Sacred Kindred of St Columba.
Known as Chevalier Labhran de Saint Germain, Gardner is Presidential Attache to the European Council of Princes - a constitutional advisory body established in 1946. He is formally attached to the Noble Household Guard of the Royal House of Stewart, founded at St. Germain-en-Laye in 1692, and is the Jacobite Historiographer Royal.
Sir Laurence himself calls the Merovingian "Holy Grail" bloodlines the "dragon" bloodlines, but claims that this term derives from the use of crocodile fat in the royal anointing ceremonies of ancient Egypt. He claims Sigismund von Luxembourg was a descendant of the Lusignan Dragon Kings of Jerusalem. The new Dragon king declared that members of the Court might wear the insignia of a dragon incurved into a circle, with a red cross — the very emblem of the original Rosicrucis which had identified the Grail succession from before 3000 B.C.
The House of Stuart, deposed in 1688, having taken over the presidency of the Council from the House of Habsburg-Austria, related it to its one-time Royal Academy, a very scientific establishment. In fact, in the 1700s in particular, it was highly Rosicrucian - very scientific and alchemical. From the time of Robert the Bruce, the Chancellor of that organization was given the title Prince Saint Germain, originating in the Stuart Royal Court in France, at the Palace of Saint Germain.
In the 1700s the Chancellor title was changed to Count Saint Germain, then changed again in the 1890s to Chevalier Saint Germain. Sir Laurence Garnder’s present title is that of Chevalier Saint Germain - which is where the knighthood comes from.Distinct from an English knighthood, his is a Franco-Scot distinction attached to the Stuart Royal Court of France [as ratified by King Louis XIV in 1692], in the key Noble Order of the Royal Palace of Saint Germain-en-Laye, near Paris.
Why was the kingly line which descended to Jesus and beyond so unique from the outset in old Mesopotamian times? The Messianic succession of Grail dynasts (or Dragon Kings) was alchemically conceived and purpose-bred for the role of earthly leadership.
The records of ancient Sumer talk of the Anunnaki gods and their "creation chamber." According to Gardner, the great vulcans of the era produced the enigmatic Highward Fire-stone (the white powder of monatomic gold) that was used to feed the Light-bodies of the Babylonian Kings and Egyptian Pharaohs. This substance, when ingested, allegedly had stunning effects on the body's endocrinal system.
Nicholas de Vere strongly disputes the healing value of monatomic gold, saying the rituals of immorality were essentially tantric blood rites which would be useless to anyone not hardwired into this heritage. He alks about Gardner's monoaomic gold as a dubious commercial enterprise, somewhat akin to "snake oil."
The senior line of royal descent (genetically determined by the mitochondrial DNA of the Dragon Queens) can be followed down to the time of Moses. He also rejects any implications of alien lizard races as preposterous. He claims the Dragon line, an essentially different species, was radically different due to its isolation in the dense forests of the foreboding Caucusus Mountains in the disant past before the Mesopotamian flowering.
Gardner explaines in Genesis of the Grail Kings, the monarchs of the Grail succession were called Messiahs (Anointed Ones) because, in the early days in Mesopotamia and Egypt, they were anointed with the fat of the sacred Messeh (the holy dragon or crocodile). By virtue of this, they were called Dragons.
The Dragon, emblematic of wisdom, was the epitome of the Holy Spirit, which, according to the Book of Genesis, moved upon the waters of time, while the Grail was the perpetual Blood Royal -- the Sangréal. Originally, in old Mesopotamia, it was called the Gra-al - the Sacred Blood of the Dragon Queens.
This sacred blood was said to be the "nectar of supreme excellence". The ancient Greeks called it “ambrosia." Allegedly it was supercharged with transformative endocrine hormones we now know as neurotransmitters, melatonin and DMT, the “spirit molecule” that means activation of the pineal gland or third eye, conferring magical powers or siddhis and tremendous spiritual insight.
In Britain, the Tuatha Dé Danann (or Dragon Lords of Anu) were masters of the transcendent Sidhé, classified as "fates" or "fairies". Before settling in Ireland (from about 800 BC), these Black Sea Princes of Scythia (now Ukraine) shared the Dragon nobility of the early Kings of Egypt.
Like the original dynastic Pharaohs, they traced their descent from the great Pendragons of Mesopotamia. The kingly lines of the Irish Bruithnigh and the Picts of Scotland's Caledonia sprang from them. In Wales they founded the Royal House of Gwynedd, while in Cornwall in the southwest of England, they were the sacred gentry known as the Pict-sidhé - from which the term "pixie" is derived.
A single caste of the original Blood Royal - whether known as the Dragon Court, the Sangréal, the Albi-gens or the Ring Lords - contains many of the descriptive terms at the very heart of popular folklore. This singular bloodline gave birth to the "elves", "fairies" and "pixies" - not beguiling little folk, but distinguished Kings and Queens of the Dragon succession with exraordinary potential.
DRAGON SEERS: THE DRAGON LINEAGE TODAY
Gardner’s books on the Dragon lineage are largely based on de Vere’s From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells, later published by The Book Tree under the title The Dragon Legacy.
Both claim to be the true inheritors and guardians of this Dragon tradition, also known as the Grail tradition. De Vere spent two decades delving into history, mythology, science, religion, and his own family archives to compile his insightful and revealing text. He claims he channelled parts of it and then rigorously sought the historical verifications. That intuition is a Dragon gift and trait. What de Vere came up with is more than another pop culture craze, but an entirely new theology, with a new philosophy and politics with its root at the dawn of civilization. However, neither Gardner nor de Vere make any claims to sovereignty nor power.
Clearly de Vere has foregone wealth, power, and fame in the interest of simply telling the Dragon tale. Writing about an elite genetic strain of humanity that descends from a super-human race, and which possesses abilities inaccessible to those outside of that strain, is not exactly a ticket to universal adulation.
To the contrary, de Vere's assertions regarding the elite status of the Dragon bloodline have branded him completely anathema to the Wiccan and New Age communities. He is vocal on their total lack of culttural auhenticity. Still he has spent the last twenty years of his life on this monumental task, with few rewards.
Researcher de Vere serves as the head of an elite occult order with origins stretching back to the Knights Templar, and he holds a potential claim to several important royal titles. This, some have supposed, is the real motivation behind his work. Some believe that de Vere wants to be the King of England or France, an assertion that he flatly denies.
Others imagine de Vere is the anti-Christ himself, and see in the Dragon Court an international Satanic conspiracy somewhere on a level between the Ordo Templi Orientis and the Bilderberg Group. This paranoid theory is based on the Great Dragon of Revelation but Prince Nicholas de Vere is certainly not he and has no aspirations to earthly power. (Twyman)
The Royal and Imperial Dragon Court and Order, in conjunction with The Dragon Court, led by HRH Prince Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg, is an ancient order charged with preserving the royal Dragon bloodline, the secret Dragon wisdom, and the sacred Dragon tradition.
Draco was a divine emblem of the Sumerian kings, Egyptian Pharaohs, a symbol of the Egyptian Therapeutate, of the Essenes at Qumran, and was the Bistea Neptunis (the sea serpent) of the descendant Merovingian Fisher-Kings in Europe.
Saint Germain was a player in that illustrious lines of monarchs and mages as shown by his homage in his Dragon-emblem Triangle Book, a magical text and ritual for immorality in the ancient style of Abramelin. By his fruits, he could be considered a Dragon, a Seer, and a denizen of other dimensions.
For a full translation and illustrations of this long secret book, see Iona Miller’s Triangle Book of Saint Germain at http://trianglebook.50megs.com
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