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The Metaphysics of Saint Germain

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions


The so-called Saint Germain’s Metaphysics is a widespread contemporary esoteric school whose doctrine is said to derive from ancient teachings of medieval alchemy attributed to Saint Germain – a historical character with mythical features – as well as from Helena Blavatsky’s Theosophy and hybrid cosmological principles from the New Age’s eclectic movement. It stresses individual spiritual development through certain meditation techniques oriented toward the unfolding of the inner divine self, named the “I Am.” In its current version, it was first proposed by U.S. theosophist Guy Ballard and pursued, in Spanish-speaking Latin America, by Venezuelan mysticists Conny Mendez and Ruben Cedeño.


The mystical movement known as Metaphysics, particularly widespread in Latin America but also in other countries of the world, can be attributed to an enigmatic character from seventeenth-century Europe, the Count of Saint Germain. Although it began during the Count’s...

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Lavazza, V.H., Wright, P. (2015). The Metaphysics of Saint Germain. In: Gooren, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Springer, Cham.

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