In the 1970s as I began to work with my motley crew of inner guides, I was inspired by the beautiful writings of Elizabeth Clare Prophet.
Her writings introduced me to a number of angelic beings, including St. Germain, the Patron Saint of Alchemy. At the time, they introduced America to a Spiritual School based upon accessing these powerful Guides using the technology of Alchemy.
I was eager to follow in her footsteps! My Archangel Michaela and St. Germaine were channeling teachings to my students that were mind boggling and clear like the true teachings of a prophet.
In 1984 I graduated my first class of "alchemists" from Heartwood College where the Prophet's teachings were an inspiration. Saint Germaine and his violet flame beside angels and native spirits.
But things changed. By 1988 Elizabeth Clare Prophet was predicting from her Guides (which by then had been elevated to the status of "the absolute") that a massive nuclear disaster would come soon and even gave a date. Shelters were dug and provisioned at great expense.
In March of 1990 the predicted apocalypse failed to arrive. There were questions and the vast spiritual fellowship quickly fell to a few die hard faithful. At the age of 70 she died after a decade long battle with Alzheimer's.
Ouch! "Well so much for St. Germaine and his violet flame" I started thinking!
"Are these angels and Masters REAL or have I been as crazy as a loon all these years myself?"
The definitive answer came The day after my 70th birthday when my Archangel Michaela told me to run into the mass of smoke and flames that was bearing down on my city at 75 mph., the Glass Fire. She said we could stop it. I ran into the flames, I performed a sacred dance and we saved our city. The Press Democrat even printed the story about the "miracle" the next day.
So after that and many other miracles my inner cynic can agree that St. Germaine and these angels and ascended masters are real and powerful.
But it remains unclear to me how a close acolyte of these "masters", a source of what seems to be inspiring wisdom from such rich inner sources, can descend into madness.
What happened to this living lighthouse?
While a "crippled house painter" hanging out in the same angelic crowd (one assumes?) Keeps his wits. And at 73 keeps his health and his job Running an angelic healing school?
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