Santa Fe, New Mexico May 30th 2008
My day in Santa Fe began in the morning of May 30th, trying to find the
Community College campus for a radio interview I was doing on behalf of Mission Saint Germain.
I was able to eventually find the school and I stood outside my rental
car in a mostly empty parking lot waiting for the arrival of "Reverend Phil," the host of a public radio show called "Words
of the Prophets"
It's easy to see why they call New Mexico; "The Land of Enchantment"
because I could hardly keep myself inside my car earlier that morning in traveling to Santa Fe, from a mountain
town outside of Albuquerque called Tijeras.
The vastness of the New Mexico sky and open space had me pull over
some twenty miles before Santa Fe and just walk alongside a paved road.
Already, I was feeling my soul and the happiness I experienced as like
a boy I felt in the desert and outside of the cities I have lived in, like San Francisco.
We need space sometimes, to gather about ourselves, the presence
of divine energy.
Already seeing this trip would include more places than Santa Fe, and I especially
looked forward to time on the road in New Mexico. I even journeyed as far as El Paso in Texas, which appeared to have a surprising
interest in what Saint Germain wanted to show me.
It was early so I got to take in the energy of Santa Fe, which I still perceived
in that openness, my mind got a spot to be quiet, so it was comforting. I can be a motor mouth and talk a lot, so I’m
sure my God self appreciates these moments that inner voice can get a word in.
Somehow I got inspired and I desired a piece of beef jerky and of course I
found some like I would not find in California, a more natural, unprocessed strip of beef, dry and peppered, weathered
as it had almost been laid out in the Sun.
I must of had some soul flashbacks as I chewed and wrangled that strip of beef,
I felt my juices savor its taste and my eyes squint in the bright sun, I felt at once both youthful and wise, a sense of creakiness
in my true age but a delight of the adventure that was coming.
I watched the few cars that came to that parking lot until a large man, perhaps
in his 50's like myself had gotten out of his vehicle, with long hair, glasses and a pony tail. I said to myself I bet that's "Reverend
Soon, I followed that same person and to little surprise, he was indeed
the radio host I was seeking.
I was surely more pleased to be in the studio with Phil, other than a more
common way of being in one city, while the host was in another.
I would prefer to be in a sense matching chakra to chakra across each other
and within a physical grasp.
Later, upon looking back on how the whole time we spent in New Mexico, I thought
how perfect it was that the radio show would come first.
It felt like we were bringing a new energy to town. It felt like a scouting mission
to help revive a flame of contact for Saint Germain in New Mexico. Other times it felt like we were raking the soil of some
very old encounters in this land.
Often, in these ways of things, the word goes forth, first. So the radio
segment was perfect.
I pray I would not be lodged in my ego, but able carry out some purpose
of discovery on behalf of freedom's causes.
I sensed that there were already braids of truth that stood before and
a history that would inform me on this journey.
The warm winds of the desert had already begun to blow about my being.
I thought how, Santa Fe as "holy faith" was already linked to Saint Germain
as "holy brother" and there was a kinship in the soul memories I felt.
It would be an interesting awakening and parts mystery to find what the
souls of Santa Fe and New Mexico might impart to me on Saint Germain's influence here.
Saint Germain and the Loretto Chapel
I became aware of an account of Saint Germain's connection to a pretty famous
Chapel in the downtown Santa Fe area known as the Loretto Chapel.
Another individual who I knew as a student of the Ascended Masters teachings and
who was living in Santa Fe, suggested I check out visiting the chapel, because of the rather mysterious and inexplicable circumstances
surrounding the construction of a "Spiral staircase" supposedly fashioned by an artful and unusually skilled "carpenter" sometime
around 1878. See: http://theoutlaws.com/unexplained2.htm.
Well, apparently the nuns known as the "Sisters of Loretto" had towards the
end of construction had prayed a "novena" to Saint Joseph, the Master carpenter to help them find a solution to construct
an access or stairway to a loft in the chapel.
Well, in fact at the end of their novena a man arrived by a burro and with
few tools almost miraculously constructed what still stands today as a rather remarkable feat of carpentry and without standard
supports and nails, then vanished without any desire for recompense nor could anybody find a trace of either the man
or the way in which the materials he used for construction (woods not from that area) had been acquired.
The "sisters" believed none other than Saint Joseph himself had completed it.
"Saint Joseph" or the father of Jesus has been cited as an incarnation of the Ascended Master Saint Germain.
Another interesting note as was the Chapel was know at that time by the order
as the "Chapel of Our Lady of Light" or as Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Was Saint Joseph/ Saint Germain simply answering the call to help out again
in the mission of the Divine Mother (Mary) and his wife and compliment of the Holy family and trinity along with the son Jesus?
Today, we can go physically see this magnificent "spiral staircase" in downtown
Santa Fe, though it has oddly become at the epicenter of really, Santa Fe's teeming tourist attractions.
Still, is the flame of Saint Germain on display in a mysterious alchemy? The
Ascended Master has been known to fashion such inspiration the minds and spirit of people.
SAINT GERMAIN FOUNDATION and The "I AM" ACTIVITY in Santa Fe
It is widely know and cited on our own site that The I AM Activity founded
in the 1930's by a mining engineer by the name of Guy Ballard has been accredited with bringing the knowledge and teachings
of Saint Germain to America.
Though Guy Ballards accounts with Saint Germain in the Mt. Shasta area
of Northern California became the basis for the release of Saint Germain's hopes for the Individual soul to unite
with the energy of the magnificent I AM Presence, Guy Ballard, also know as Godfre Ray King also had a wife who also
served as a messenger for Saint Germain.
Edna Ballard, who continued on with the work of the IAM Activity after Godfre's
passing into the Universal Light of Divine Love, actually moved to Santa Fe in 1942 and resided or kept a home their for 30
The Ballards work and inspiration they received from Saint Germain is quite evident
through three classic metaphysical texts known as the "Green Books," published by the Saint Germain foundation.
These books published as "Unveiled Mysteries," The Magic Presence," and
The IAM discourses have served to help potentially millions of souls become illumined to the reality of their magnificent
IAM Presence, beings of great Light who serve the Earth, and Spiritual tools of transformations, like the Violet Flame or
The evidence of Edna Ballard establishing a platform of the teachings of Saint
Germain, lives on through various students of the Ballards and Saint Germain in Santa Fe. Though during our visit to Santa
Fe, we were not able to visit, the current "I AM" sanctuary at 510 Old Taos Hwy.
I did have a friend and author who was able to pass by the "white buildings"
of the I Am temple, here in Santa Fe and while we were at another event we came to Santa Fe for on this journey www.wholeexpo.com we had some interesting encounters with people that had been touched by students of the IAM activity in Santa Fe.
Many members of the original I AM Activity had adhered to a purity of teachings
and moral conduct. They would often wear white, especially at services and tried as best as possible to devote their
lives and energy in adoration of the God Flame, striving to espouse virtues and maintain a sense of sanctity within their
There have been greatly reported numbers of people who joined the IAM Activity
especially in the early part and middle of the 20th century. As the latter stages of moving into the passing of Edna Ballard
in 1971, the movement became a more reclusive appearance.
Mrs. Ballard had been at the forefront of difficult challenges in trying to
meet the hopes that Saint Germain had for the success of the Activity.
While at the height of the IAM movement, especially during Godfre's time as
the head of the organization, the "Activity" was very willing to offer to the public Saint Germain's teachings.
The organization eventually underwent much reconsideration in deciding how to impart the activities and goals of the
Ascended Masters thrust.
It will be interesting to see how a revival of the original thrust and release
of Ascended Master instruction given through the Ballards, is accepted and
preserved in our current times.
Many of the original IAM students see the work of the Balllards and their role
as messengers as the only accredited arm of the Ascended Masters that contains the original purity and accuracy sponsored
by Saint Germain.
My friend’s recent visit outside the I AM sanctuary in Santa Fe, confirmed
people are still attending services in white.
A woman who I met at the before mentioned whole expo, expressed how she had
been dismissed from attending some IAM service because of her affiliation with Tarot card readings.
Neither defending nor upholding that practice, it is pretty clear, many students
of the IAM activity are quite older and do still strive to adhere to both principles and practices they believe are necessary
in their esoteric understanding.
On another note and again at the Expo, more than one person told me of a massage
therapist business in Santa Fe that always had an image or chart of "the Magic Presence" awaiting massage clients. Apparently
the treatment facility's owner had been a student of Saint Germain's teachings.
Whoa! What happened to Reverend
I remember Reverend Phil characteristically pointing out to me our show was
going to be more like a discussion than an interview, and I sense he (Phil) had a good sense of himself and his own space,
It’s always a better flow when there isn't a hogging of airtime between
personalities but rather a playing off each other’s strengths. Phil had that kind of flame and it put me in a natural
ease to explore these sometimes-deep concepts of sharing the gifts of the Ascended Master energy, God willing.
The segment he did with me, that morning of June 30th on his radio show, "Words
of the Prophets" was originally intended to be a pre-record to be played at a later date.
I felt quite comfortable with Reverend Phil's style, he's not a self-centered
host, and he feels like he has a genuine interest in the Spiritual path and the Spiritual understandings of others.
It was a little unusual that he didn't call me to ask about some questions
we might go over on the show. I really did not know if he had much familiarity with the concepts of what was an Ascended Master
or who Saint Germain was, or really Who Saint Germain is?
I remember Reverend Phil asking me a question about Saint Germain that
I kind of overlooked at the time, that in retrospect was kind of an interesting way to approach an understanding.
Phil, mentioned or referred to "Saint Germain" as kind of a boogey-man aura
to him, at least during a certain period, he referred to him in the 80's and early nineties.
The question had a way of putting perspective into how people evaluate these
types of things and basic values and beliefs that reveal a lot when we try and connect with each other.
Its important because we don't see Ascended Masters, and they often have to
accommodate the consciousness of both, people that apply themselves to be students and sometimes teachers to others and the
receptivity people have to them.
None of this discounts that God can choose to illuminate any person of the
realities of Life, seen and unseen.
Already Reverend P, had by his question reminded me how easy it is to be mystified
by vague understandings and in the case of Ascended Masters, undeveloped concepts.
Sometimes, we forget to remember the leap of understanding or willingness
people have to cross over, to just consider, that there is the possibility Ascended Masters exist.
I had not heard Saint Germain in the context of being a boogey-man before,
but it probably validated why I generally make a good effort to connect a "profile" of what an Ascended Master is first, then
in Saint Germain's identity, go into some of his past life's, the journey of the soul and his role as a Spiritual teacher
to man kind. The hope is these outlines have the effect of de-mystifying as much as we can about Saint Germain.
All of these themes, we fortunately developed on Phil's show
The program's theme, "words of the prophets" was very much a positive
format to explore with his audience the spiritual precepts of the Ascended Masters in an open and illuminating way.
We both kind of whizzed through the show, Phil's questions were pretty dynamic
and help us explore some significant understandings of the Spiritual path from the Ascended Master perspective. It turned
out to be 28-minute interchange, but it felt very sufficient.
After our taping a gentleman approached Phil with one of those "can I talk
with you vibes" and I knew something was coming to pass.
I knew this man was some kind of a person in charge of the radio station and
I waited in the booth as long as I could for Phil to return. Something told me I might be able to offer some comfort.
On another level I knew intuitively when the Ascended Masters energy is close,
there is often a re-arranging of things. A lot of shifts can happen. Things get accelerated. Relationships change. I was thinking
while I waited in that recording booth, already? And that perhaps our time in Santa Fe might reveal some interesting
I caught up with Phil in the parking lot and I was already listening to a CD
recording of the show, and we found out after 9 years the station had decided they were going in another direction and our
recording was to be Phil's last taping.
I felt for Phil, and of course I thought about the timing, but something told
me, there was more to this picture and I have seen it before and some odd things can happen.
I learned a few years ago to respect the "Light" that gets released often by
the Ascended hosts when we speak, when we write. It’s all about the word going forth and the energy that comes with
it. It’s a fire, an electronic essence, so this was some kind of sign, maybe a reaction.
It was rather telling that possibly the last segment of "Words of the Prophets"
might close with a dialogue about the Ascended Masters, about Saint Germain. Interesting synchronicity. Has a nice upside,
I wanted to spend more time with Phil, but I was somewhat in a schedule
window to get to my next appointment in Santa Fe, so I had to leave.
I could sense something was lingering, some kind of energy, yet fulfilled,
yet to be determined was out there.
(To be continued in Part II)