George Washington

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George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart (1797)

George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born in Virginia, February 22, 1732. As commander in chief of the Continental forces during the American Revolution, he remained stalwart and stern during the five years of war; and the victory was fulfilled when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781.

That Revolutionary War was the testing of a handful of souls to see whether or not they could make the sacrifices necessary to enter into the fiery core, which was the origin and the beginning of the mandala of the United States of America. The thirteen colonies marked the seven rays of the Christic light, the five secret rays, and the eighth ray, which is known as the ray of integration. In order to have a balanced mandala of hierarchy and initiation, it is essential to have thirteen as the basic unit of hierarchy.

George Washington embodied again as Guy W. Ballard, messenger of Saint Germain. He is now the ascended master Godfre.

His character

Washington had the thrust of power from Almighty God. We hear this in his first inaugural address when he said:

No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And, in the important revolution just accomplished, in the system of their united government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, can not be compared with the means by which most governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude, along with a humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seems to presage.[1]

Van Dyke spoke of Washington:

He stands in history not as a lonely pinnacle like Mount Shasta, elevated above the plain ‘By drastic lift of pent volcanic fires’; but as the central summit of a mountain range, with all his noble fellowship of kindred peaks about him, enhancing his unquestioned supremacy by their glorious neighborhood and their great support.[2]

This is a statement of Hierarchy. It shows us that no individual can complete the divine plan without the support of all aspects of Hierarchy. It shows us that we ourselves are incomplete without each other, without the blending of our energies, without our assuming our roles in this trinity of action.

In 1770, an Indian chief had this to say of Washington:

I am a chief and the ruler of many tribes. My influence extends to the waters of the great lakes, and to the far blue mountains. I have traveled a long and weary path that I may see the young warrior of the great battle.... It was on the day when the white man’s blood mixed with the streams of our forest that I first beheld this chief. I called to my young men, and said, “Mark yon tall and daring warrior. He is not of the Red-coat tribe; he has an Indian’s wisdom, and his warriors fight as we do; himself, alone, is exposed. Quick, let your aim be certain, and he dies!” Our rifles were leveled, rifles which, but for him, knew not how to miss—’twas all in vain; a power far mightier than we, shielded him from harm; he cannot die in battle.

I am old, and soon shall be gathered to the great council fire of my fathers in the land of shades, but ere I go, there is something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man, and guides his destinies; he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the founder of a mighty empire.[3]

Washington did have the overshadowing of Almighty God. He did have the preservation of that immortal soul that paved the way for his incarnation as Guy Ballard and his release once again of the law, fulfilling the spiritual destiny of his role as a patriarch under Saint Germain in America.

Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze (1851)

Washington and the American Revolution

America owes an unending debt of gratitude to George Washington for the success of the Revolution and the establishment of the Republic. The fact that the colonies fielded an army at all from 1776-83 was due alone to Washington.

Always with his soldiers, he was the general in the field. What marked him as an individual is that he knew his self-worth. By his example he maintained the morale of the troops; by his untiring insistence with Congress, he obtained the food, the clothes, and the ammunition absolutely necessary. And when Congress was entirely disorganized and helpless, Washington paid to keep his men alive out of his own pocket. Like no other, Washington put his life, fortune, and sacred honor on the line for the cause.

The clergy proclaimed that he was an instrument of God—“one of thine own sons”—who saved this country. They called him the “great preserver,” “so great a deliverer,” and compared him to Moses, Joshua, and Gideon.

When even Benjamin Franklin could not persuade the French king to give the American revolutionaries further material assistance, Washington prevailed by sending his own aide-de-camp to Versailles—and by prayer.

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, Howard Chandler Christy (1940)

The Constitutional Convention

George Washington’s role in creating the new government was at least as important as his military role. Serving as president of the Constitutional Convention, he was the sun in the midst of the solar system that held the states together. It is doubtful that the states would have so patiently forged a union had he not been there. Not only was he universally recognized as the only acceptable candidate for the first president, but he was the office incarnate. No one at the Constitutional Convention had any idea what the president would be like except that he would be like Washington. They created the office and established its requirements by their perception of his virtues.

The great efforts of Francis Bacon and Washington came to fruition with the adoption of the Constitution, a document that embodied the principles of the Brotherhood. It provided that each individual would prosper based on his own efforts—the civil application of the initiatic path of the Masons. And it protected by law freedoms such as no land had ever enjoyed—speech, religion, press, and assembly. Each person might then be free to work out his individual destiny as he saw fit.

Anointing by Saint Germain

Both as general and as president, Washington was destined to bear the flame of liberty for America. Therefore, on April 30, 1789, by the vote of the people as well as by divine approbation, the Christed one George Washington was officially given the mantle of the leadership of the nation. America was truly born that day, and the people gained a sense of national unity through the man God had sent to embody all they had fought for and won under his leadership.

The profile of George Washington, the nation’s first president is the archetype of the people of Israel. He is a true member of the house of David. And through the lineage of the descent of the kings of David after Saul through David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Jeroboam and finally through princesses that came from the house, the royal house of Israel was transferred to the British crown. But there was the infiltration of that crown by the seed of the fallen ones.

So the transfer of that mantle was made with the founding of America, and it was George Washington who received the anointing of Saint Germain. The legend of the Wissahikon tells of the coming of Saint Germain to George Washington in the winter, and there he was anointed to be the first president of the United States of America, anointed by Samuel, the same prophet, the same spirit who anointed David and the kings of Israel.[4]

Buddhic attainment

Gautama Buddha has told us that our beloved Godfre had the attainment of the Buddhic consciousness when, through his heart flame, Saint Germain founded our nation. Through the light of the Buddha his flame made possible the severance of ties of tyranny with the Old World. Through his heart flame we fought and won the Revolutionary War. Through his heart flame the office of the President of the United States of America was carved. Out of his image it was chiseled. And so by the archetype and the standard of his own Christhood and the flame of the Buddha we have all come to understand both the principle and the person of what the office and the officeholder of president in our great nation ought to be.

See also

Washington’s vision


President of the United States


Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America, chapter 9.

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation, “The Mystical Origins of the United States of America.”

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chapter 11.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, July 6, 1980.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, July 4, 1981.

  1. William Jennings Bryan, ed., The World’s Famous Orations, 10 vols. (New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1906), 8:81.
  2. Henry Van Dyke, The Americanism of Washington (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906), pp. 6–7.
  3. Cooper and Fenton, American Politics, 1884.
  4. See “The Wissahikon,” “The Consecration of the Deliverer,” in George Lippard, Washington and His Generals(Philadelphia: G. B. Zieber and Co., 1847], pp. 86–99.