‘The continual outpouring of a feeling of Peace and Divine Love to every person and everything unconditionally, no matter whether you think it be deserved or not, is The Magic Key that unlocks the door and releases instantly this tremendous ‘Inner God-Power’.’
Unveiled Mysteries — Free Ebook available from Saint Germain Foundation
Unveiled Mysteries (1934)
Godfré Ray King AKA Guy Ballard
In Summary

A strange visitor (the Count of St Germain) reveals the secret to mastering ourselves and our world, leading to omnipotence and everlasting life.


Dispatched on business to the foothills of Mt Shasta, California, Godfré Ray King knew little of the mysteries that would soon be unveiled to him. ‘The Morning in question’, Godfré writes, he climbed high up on the side of the mountain, where the ‘view to the south was beautiful as a dream’. The heat of the sun sinking in, he knelt down to scoop water from a river, only for a nearby voice to say: ‘My Brother, if you will hand me your cup, I will give you a much more refreshing drink than spring water.’ Godfré obeyed and his cup was soon returned, overflowing with a creamy, electric fluid. The stranger went on to unveil great mysteries of the cosmos, along with his own identity: he was the Count of St Germain. 

While the Count of St Germain has been called many things – philosopher, adventurer, mystic, courtier, artist, scientist –Voltaire summarised him best when he sarcastically labelled him ‘The Wonderman’ who ‘does not die and knows everything.’ The Count was purportedly born in 1712 – or 1691 or perhaps in the 1150s – and his legend has been almost as imperishable as he is supposed to be. Various sources from the 18th century allege having re-encountered him after intervals of 30, 40, even 50 years, during which time the Count had not aged a day. The Count later revealed himself to be an Ascended Master with full control over his body, and no longer subject to death and decay.

The Count guides Godfré through the many rings of his former reincarnations, transporting us to historic visions of France, Egypt, Rome, Mu and Atlantis, among others. He reveals how each empire rose or fell according to the degree it was willing to embrace its inner divinity and subsequent omnipotence. The story has a fantastic and almost psychedelic feel that would seem better suited to the 1960s than the ’30s, only serving to highlight the unique and otherworldly power of its vision. Yet while the plot may seem beyond its time, its themes speak directly to it. Written in the wake of the stock market crash, Unveiled Mysteries counters the helpless dread and toil of Depression-era America with the hope that the ragged age can be re-clad in gold, that raw predicaments can be re-forged and that our material world is merely waiting for our inner divinity to awaken and command it.


The Count contends that there is an almost Newtonian harmony to our lives, whereby every decision produces an effect on our future life, and every effect that is experienced in this life can be traced to a prior one: ‘If a man has injured a woman in one life, he is certain to be reincarnated in a feminine form and pass through a similar experience, until he realises and experiences that which he has caused another to endure… This is the only way by which one is compelled – or rather compels himself – to experience both the cause and effect of everything…’ Immediately after this sentiment is expressed, the Count drives home the point by taking Godfré to his former incarnation as a female singer in France. 

Those who live for the outer self and ‘the temporary pleasures of the senses’ continue reincarnating over and over again. Yet those who are willing to discipline their thoughts, temptations, desires and actions can discover the deeper divinity within themselves. The Count claims that all of us have an inner, accessible God-Self, gaining free control over not only ourselves but the material world. Once we accept the truth that we, like gods, continually create the world we encounter through our thoughts and feelings, we can begin to own that process, remaking reality as we freely choose. Insofar as electrons are the ‘pure Spirit’ and ‘light of God’, our inner divine self can affect matter and its vibrations by dictating the number and arrangement of electrons in an atom. This explains how the Count can take Godfré on these mystical journeys, how he summons objects at will and how he prevents his body from decaying, thereby avoiding the cycle of death and remaining in a state of ‘eternal youth’. In this sense, the closer we get to our inner God-Self the more we connect with the divine attributes of omnipotence and immortality, and transcend the cosmic wheel.

Those who embrace their inner divinity can eventually become Great Ascended Masters, such as the Count of St Germain or Jesus Christ. These Masters ‘direct and protect the evolution of mankind,’ guiding it through reoccurring cycles of prosperity and depression, inasmuch as each age is, or is not, willing to embrace its divinity. Willing empires are guided by the Masters to great technological, social and spiritual growth (for example, Atlantis). On a more personal level, the Masters seek out individuals who are unusually receptive to these teachings, guiding them over and over again through many lifetimes.

The divinity in which the inner self partakes is ultimately an eternal source of love, life and light. As such, the Ascended Masters do not exercise their power for selfish gain or dominance but out of love. One of the latter scenes of the work helps clarify this distinction by juxtaposing Godfré with a domineering businessman who imposes his ‘desire by force’, and who believes only in his own ‘will’. Because Godfré is full of light and love, he is able to draw upon his inner divinity, reworking the situation to the benefit of all those involved. In contrast, the businessman is driven by his outer self, and so acts out of selfish desire to control his own material circumstances, attempting to cheat an elderly woman out of her fortune. He is thereby limited to its lesser and finite powers, and so cannot achieve his goal by physical force alone. Thus, both men attempt to assert their will over the situation, yet the key difference is the presence of love. It is love that reunites the inner God-Self with the eternal source of all light, bringing true mastery where others have merely sought a hollow reflection of it.


Based upon these experiences on Mt Shasta, Guy Ballard (that is, Godfré) founded the I AM movement, which had over a million followers in its prime and continues to have a global influence today, making this a relevant work for anyone wanting to understand or engage with the Ascended Masters movement and its various offshoots. 

Yet on a deeper level, Ballard’s work continues to challenge society and the individual with its ongoing questions: Can we rise above our material circumstances? Can we take back control of our lives and world? Is there hope for society? Is there the possibility of a Golden Age to come? Can we escape the cycle of justice, freeing ourselves unto everlasting life? Are we merely fleeting flesh and withering bones or do we have a more divine origin, nature and worth? Is there light and love at the end of the tunnel or is the cosmos nothing but hollow atoms floating in an even emptier space? Are we alone on this journey or are there Masters who have been down this path before who we can turn to for guidance? These questions are ever reoccurring, and Ballard’s journey provides a possible response – one that might seem just as persuasive amid our contemporary struggles as it did during the Great Depression when it was first unveiled.

Further Reading By This Author

King (or Ballard) is also well known for the other books in his St Germain Series, including the I AM Discourses and The Magic Presence.

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