Reading Tracy R. Twyman's book "Clock Shavings," it just dawned on me that this sounded like the Druids from ye old times.
"But there was one crazy person with outrageous claims that I did pay attention to, because he really seemed to know what he was talking about. He was a man who called himself "Prince Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg." Despite the noble title, he had a decidedly unglamorous life. He lived in London, but was from Wales. He was on the dole and had been diagnosed with severe mental illness, for which he was taking medication. But, despite his personal drawbacks, I found the man extremely interesting.
A good many of the conclusions that I had come to in my research were also found in the writings of Prince Nicholas de Vere, who claimed to be the head of a family descended from the Grail blood. He had written a book about his family history which he said could be traced back to Sumerian gods, and a super-human race that he termed "the Dragons." At one time, they had ruled the ancient world, and some day, he wrote, they would rule again.
He said the people of this race possessed magical powers, which is why, in olden times, they were seen as the natural leaders of human societies. The stories of fairies, pixies, elves, vampires and witches from medieval times were really based on memories of this illustrious Dragon race. They had been largely exterminated (hence they aren't going to be able to tell their story, and therefore no doubt, a lot of superstitions that most definitely the Roman Catholic church would be sowing to confuse the people's minds with, and therefore, what do the people know about their origins? being forced into materialistic existence instead of allowed to properly flourish and grow!) and viciously persecuted, by humans who had overthrown their kingdoms. Those that remained and retreated into hiding, in forests, mountaintops, and underground, leading to the rumors of fantastic creatures inhabiting these places. (Yea, because they were naturally knowledgeable and therefore magical, and the entire society brainwashed and mind manipulated by the gross Roman Catholic church, would yea, fear all that, which they themselves should have been taught instead of perverse lusts and greedy ambitions!)
But the good news was that some of them had survived, and continued their royal bloodlines, with their own secret royal courts and witchcraft covens. (haha. Yea, to scare away those who want to tamper with curiosity instead of with diligent interest.) The one he belonged to was called "the Dragon Court," and he of course was the head of it."
Anyway, whether this guy is what some say he is because they don't understand fully many things, he certainly has knowledge that most people have no clue about.
What's more, it get's even 'better.'
"To back this up he had hundreds of pages of genealogies, which he has compiled, along with a family history, into a voluminous text called "From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells." Unfortunately, he said that a former associate of his named Laurence Gardner, who had been helping him gather the material, turned on him all of the sudden. (greed?) The man then published De Vere's work as his own, robbing him of all credit and royalties. This was all the more painful because this associate's book had gone on to become an international bestseller, netting hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I was familiar with the book, as I had already read it years before Nicholas contacted me. When I checked the book on my shelf, I found that it was dedicated to Mr. De Vere, and that Gardner thanked him in the acknowledgements for providing him with "privileged access to his household archives."
De Vere claimed to possess a right recognized by the British government that permitted him to create a sovereign nation over which he could rule. If he could afford to buy a private island, in theory, he could proclaim it the kingdom of Drakenberg, and the Queen of England would recognize it. Then he and his friends could live by their own rules there. It was this right of sovereignty which, he now believed, others were trying to steal from him.
A couple of years earlier, his Dragon Court had many more members, and had been operating out of London. But when Laurence Gardner left, many went with him, and formed their own Dragon Court, which had since then schismed even further. There were now no less than four "Dragon Courts" headed by former members of his own organization, all soliciting new recruits on the internet. They were also conferring royal titles within the principality of Drakenberg. This seemed to make him angrier than anything else done to him (I could imagine, giving titles to dolts just because they felt like playing 'tea party,' rather than being offered a title that actually suited their gifts earned), for he said that he alone had the right to give these titles."
Well.... I found something that matches a lot of interesting details. Of course it takes sifting through!
From this site: Triangle Book of St. Germain, by Iona Miller, 2015. (and here it is pasted from that site:)
Dragon Blood, Dragon Lineage.
By Iona Miller, ©2010
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS
The Sumerians explained environmental hardships came from displeased gods. Enki granted the Sumerians access to the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. Enki set up the escape strategy during the Flood, and Enki passed over the Tables of Destiny - tables of scientific law, which became the bedrock of the early mystery schools in Egypt.
Enki allowed humans to survive the deluge. Thus, Sumerian texts are divided into two epochs before and after the Great Deluge, after which the gods departed, but not before “watering the Tree of Life” and creating a royal bloodline. The Dragon bloodline is also the “Grail bloodline “ of Grail kings,” including Merovingians.
Perhaps a long-hidden rare manuscript written by Saint Germain himself can shed some light on the subject bridging the past and present day reports of terrifying dragons in the sky and lineaged Dragon Societies.
We ride on the back of the Winged Dragon to the birth of myths that described cosmological changes and brought incomprehensible catastrophe to our ancestors but led to the rebirth of modern civilization. It contains the common root of the mysteries of qabalah, alchemy, magic, hermetics, tantra, The Bible, the Tree of Life, immortality, and more.
This winged dragon is the symbolic superstar of Saint Germain’s Triangle Book. In The Book of Lambspring. It represents the Anima Mundi, or Soul of the World, which is the sum total of planetary existence -- the holographic blueprint on which form is based, the informational level or primal source of being - Zero Point. It is said that medicine providing the gift of youth can be made from its venom.
The dragon is a healing power. The spiritual food of immortality signifies the ability of the ego to assimilate the previously unconscious aspects of the Self. This is the elixir of youth that creates the immortal body, equivalent to the Philosopher's Stone. The invocation with powerful godnames is combined with the dragon emblem to initiate the current. The rite couldn't be practiced without the Emblems and Sigils and perhaps the bloodline.
In legend, the alchemical Philosopher's Stone is kept in the custody of the reawakened Dragon, the Adept who inhabits his or her Body of Light. Alchemy itself is a triple process of uniting the physical, psychological and spiritual. In Masonry, each line of the triangle itself symbolizes a kingdom of nature -- mineral, vegetable and animal. They stand for explorations the Master Mason needs for a complete education.
All these points may be clues to the nature of the "winged dragon" of the title page of The Triangle Book. In alchemy it is a symbol of the volatile elements. The winged dragon appears as a symbol of coagulatio in other alchemy texts, suggesting the pandemonium of psychic images.
Psychologically, the dragon is the union of ordinary human reality with the Transpersonal Self and a passion for transformation. Some now say it is a symbol of DNA or the kundalini energy. Thus, it is a symbol of the Great Work.
SECRETS OF THE DRAGON
The untold tale of St. Germain and the Dragon is hinted at in the first sentence of his Triangle Book: “The Holy Magic revealed to Moses discovered within an Egyptian monument and preciously preserved in Asia under the emblem of a winged dragon.”
This is the secret "hidden since before the Great Flood"…a dual secret of mythic immortality and divine lineage. At first this might seem like a strictly alchemical statement, but then we know there is no such thing for alchemy has many layers of meaning, and ciphers add more. Nothing is simply what it seems.
So, we must ask specifically, what did this winged dragon mean to St. Germain? What does it mean in the context of the Triangle Book? Where did the book come from? Was it an heirloom of his family, a treasure from the Medicis, or St. Germain's own artistic alchemical manifesto -- a virtuoso piece, uniting all his fantasies about his family, his heritage and his aspirations for life extension and magical illumination?
Briefly, the Dragon lineage of St. Germain starts in the Caucasus with the Annunaki, descending through migrating proto-Scythians to the Sumerians while branching off also into the early Egyptians, Phoenicians and Mittani. A marriage bridge back to Scythia infused the Elvin line of “Tuatha de Danaan” and the Fir Bolg, which branched into the Arch-Druidic, Priest-Princely family to the Royal Pics of Scotland and the ring kings of the Horse Lords of Dal Riada, through the Elven dynasty of Pendragon and Avallon del Acqs, and down to a few pure bred family today. Nicholas de Vere claims this as his own Dragon family tree and history backs him up. (Twyman)
Saint Germain was born to a native royal Hungarian line linked to the Dragon legacy if not the Dragon DNA and later spent much time in Transylvania, performing magical rituals with his aristocratic friends. He naurally would have been exposed to this lore and its hoary legends.
The Medicis who fostered young St. Germain were the first to print the Corpus Hermeticum (1460). They thought it was ancient Egyptian though the writings attributed to Hermes Trimegestus are from 100-300 CE. These works were post-pharaohonic (Cleopatra reigned as last pharaoh, 51-30, BC).
Yet, research suggests the content developed long before Greek rulers made Thoth synonymous with Hermes. The same archaic Thoth brought the Deluge. Whatever their origin, the young Count could not have avoided reading them with great interest and embracing their philosophy. He may have thought they bore on his heritage and they certainly influenced his future.
In fact, this Dragon connection may explain why he was itinerant, not merely a wandering magician, scholar, jeweler and businessman. As a Hungarian or Transylvanian prince, was he either part of or in struggle with a bloodline, bred for rulership and magic?
Alchemy always has layer upon layer of meaning, and in this case the sentence conceals a political message of a royal lineage, described since the dawn of history as Dragons. Saint Germain was heir to this lineage though the politics of the day necessitated hiding his true identity, much like Sir Francis Bacon had to hide the fact he was the “natural son” of Queen Elizabeth I a few decades earlier.
Alchemical philosophy is an intrinsic part of Hermetic thought, from the land of Khem (Egypt). Tuthmosis III of Egypt, who reigned about 1450 BC, maintained a hermetic school he originally inherited -- the Royal Court of the Dragon. The Egyptian priest-prince Ankhfn Khonsu (2170 BC) was a Dragon Court patron. Founded by the priests of Mendes in about 2200 BC, it was subsequently revived by the 12th dynasty Queen Sobeknefru (or Sobekh Nefru) in 1785 B.C.
The Royal Court Of The Dragon provided an institution for the pursuit of the work of the Dragon of Al-Khem otherwise known as Thoth or Hermes. From Al-Khem we have alchemy, the Great Work of the Dragon, with its classic texts, The Emerald Tablets and The Pymander.
Hungarian legend says this sovereign and priestly Order passed from Egypt to the Kings of Jerusalem, back to the Black Sea Princes of Scythia and into the Balkans - notably to the Royal House of Hungary. King Sigismund von Luxembourg reconstituted the Dragon Court in 1408 and became Holy Roman Emperor in 1433. Today it exists as the Imperial and Royal Court of the Dragon Sovereignty, and after some 4,000 years it is the oldest sovereign Court in the world. The Pendragon line migrated to England from this lineage far earlier.
The Dragon kings supported by the court have rightfully ruled many nations and empires throughout history. The last legitimate English Dragon monarch was Richard III. The Imperial and Royal Dragon Court, reconstituted [perhaps fraudulently] by King Sigismund as the Societas Draconis, was based on an entitlement Sigismund assumed he inherited from his presumed Egyptian and Scythian ancestors through the Pictish, Dragon Princess Maelasanu of Northumbria and the Ancient and Original Angevin Royal House of Vere of Anjou, the Imperial Dukes of Angiers.
Nicholas de Vere calls this a dynastic deception. He says Sigismund “presumptuously and erroneously assumed to have inherited the bloodline legacy.” Without DNA tests who could prove him wrong at the time?
The true line descended through the Tuatha de Danaan (the Dragon Kings of Anu) on the one hand, and the Egyptian Dragon Dynasty of Sobek on the other. The later strain included the bloodline of the Davidic House of Judah who married into the descent of the Merovingian Kings of the Franks.
After its formal Hungarian revival in 1408, the Court recruited members from a number of prominent royal and noble houses, including Poland and Lithuania. This was a heterodox lot, including the later House of Vere. It was the British Plantagenet era when the Dragon Court was formally reconstituted, a time of wars, general political turmoil, new political alignments and occult machinations.
Having presumptuously and perhaps erroneously assumed to have inherited the bloodline legacy in 1397, Sigismund drew up a pact with twenty-three royals and nobles who swore to observe ’true and pure fraternity’ within the Societas Draconis, subsequently misidentified as the Ordo Draconis (Hungarian: Sarkany Rend). Although the original Court was by no means an Order in the recognized chivalric sense, the misnomer was strategically retained in the style of the time.
Sigismund’s second wife, Barbara Cille (daughter of the Austrian Duke Hermann of Styria), was joint sovereign. Barbara was a Vampire (witch) who was taught by Ibrahim Eleazar, the keeper of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. Pope Eugene IV was forced to tolerate his Emperor’s pre-Christian, non-Catholic establishment. Even a misappropriated kingly tradition surmounts the mundane constraints of denominational dispute. Tha is the naure of overlords.
Vlad Tepes, a 15th-century Prince in Romania, founded the capital city of Bucharest. His popularized name, Dracula, means "Son of Dracul." His father was known as Dracul (or Dragon) within the Grail fraternity of the Ordo Draconis. (Gardner, Ring Lords) Transylvania is the earliest known homeland of the Dragon Kings. But, according to Nicholas de Vere, the House of Dracul descended from sons of Attila the Hun with no bloodline connection to Egypt. So it claimed an apostolic succession. There is no definable bloodline link or marriage bridge.
The Dragon Tradition was alive and well during the time of Saint Germain and he was certainly part of it as a Transylvanian prince, whether he could pass a “Dragon DNA test” or not. It is no accident one of his only two original works carried the Dragon emblem. No wonder he book has een held closely ever since.
If there was indeed dynastic [self-]deception, Saint Germain was unlikely to be any but an unwitting part, and would probably have identified strongly with this legacy. It is a legacy of seership through the genetic root – clear seeing, clairvoyance, trancendent consciousness.
Love of truth and democracy, clarity of vision, honesty of spirit, avoiding greed, focusing on a far richer spiritual and cultural experience. He sought to still the mind to the point where all acts are magical acts, where immortaliy can be found and experienced. The dragon’s fiery breath was pneuma or the spirit of the divine. All this was certainly St. Germain’s quest.
DRAGONS & SAINT GERMAIN
Today, according to its mage Nicholas de Vere, the Imperial and Royal Dragon Court only exists as a closed fraternity, a collective of individuals, comprising those who, unlike Sigismund, can trace their ancestry and affiliations back to the ancient, pre-Christian Elven, Grail and Dragon families via Anjou. Their rituals wouldn’t work neurochemically on anyone without their bloodline.
The Court retains the traditional three-tier degree system that Sigismund revived. He added three separate representations of the alchemical Ouroboros emblem for the distinct ranks of the Court, harking back to earlier dragon rings. A fourth emblem shaped like an Egyptian Ankh or Albigensian Cross was used by the family officers of the Inner Temple.
We know from the history of Comte St. Germain that he was accused of being a Jacobite, and spying for the Stuarts in England. Sir Laurence Gardner is a direct link to this hidden agenda today -- virtually a modern day St. Germain, at least in title.
Echoing the opening lines of the TRIANGLE BOOK, this lineage traces itself to Egypt and is later preserved in Asia, by the Scythians. Coming from Hungary and/or Transylvania, St. Germain, being of noble blood himself, could not be unaware of this symbolic Dragon lineage. Reading between the lines, could this be the hidden cause of his trips to England and his continuous travels through Europe and the Orient?
Ferenc of Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania, is Saint Germain’s reputed father. He was Head of the First Hungarian Liberation Battle for the re-establishment of Hungarian Kingdom Authority. In the fight for independence against the Habsburg Conquest all Hungarian people engaged in a spiritual struggle extending across centuries.
The first Habsburg King acquired the Hungarian throne by a deal unacceptable to the people. Hungarian elites ridiculed the Habsburg Clan and encouraged the Hungarian Royal State Formation. Independence of the Habsburg Clan, and the reestablishment of the Hungarian State Authority in her territory is the crucial movement cult of the Hungarian nation.
A symbolic dragon of the bloodline, Comte St.Germain, first son of Ferenc Rákóczi was kidnapped by the Habsburg clan in punishment of Prince Rákótzi's activism against the Habsburgs. He was adopted out to the French Come Family because of the Habsburg's demand.
Joseph Rákóczi was the second son of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi and Amalie princesse of Hessen, born in the French emigration of her father. The Conceptor and Head of the 2nd Hungarian Liberation's Battle against the Habsburg Empire was excommunicated by the Pope for this mission. In 1784, the Bavarian Illuminati, presumably include Saint Germain in the shadows, attempted to overthrow the Hapsburgs. Comte de Saint Germain was also a rumored paid agent of the French Revolution. In other words – he was a spy for the Dragon Dynasty wherever he went.
Sir Laurence Gardner, is a writer and chivalric geneologist of note. Much of his research for Fenesis of the Grail Kings and Realm of he Ring Lords came originally from de Vere. His inerpretations and conclusions are somewhat different. But he has his own bona fides. His numerous titles include: Chancellor of the Royal Court of the Dragon Sovereignty, now based in Britain; Prior of the Celtic Church's Sacred Kindred of St Columba.
Known as Chevalier Labhran de Saint Germain, Gardner is Presidential Attache to the European Council of Princes - a constitutional advisory body established in 1946. He is formally attached to the Noble Household Guard of the Royal House of Stewart, founded at St. Germain-en-Laye in 1692, and is the Jacobite Historiographer Royal.
Sir Laurence himself calls the Merovingian "Holy Grail" bloodlines the "dragon" bloodlines, but claims that this term derives from the use of crocodile fat in the royal anointing ceremonies of ancient Egypt. He claims Sigismund von Luxembourg was a descendant of the Lusignan Dragon Kings of Jerusalem. The new Dragon king declared that members of the Court might wear the insignia of a dragon incurved into a circle, with a red cross — the very emblem of the original Rosicrucis which had identified the Grail succession from before 3000 B.C.
The House of Stuart, deposed in 1688, having taken over the presidency of the Council from the House of Habsburg-Austria, related it to its one-time Royal Academy, a very scientific establishment. In fact, in the 1700s in particular, it was highly Rosicrucian - very scientific and alchemical. From the time of Robert the Bruce, the Chancellor of that organization was given the title Prince Saint Germain, originating in the Stuart Royal Court in France, at the Palace of Saint Germain.
In the 1700s the Chancellor title was changed to Count Saint Germain, then changed again in the 1890s to Chevalier Saint Germain. Sir Laurence Garnder’s present title is that of Chevalier Saint Germain - which is where the knighthood comes from.Distinct from an English knighthood, his is a Franco-Scot distinction attached to the Stuart Royal Court of France [as ratified by King Louis XIV in 1692], in the key Noble Order of the Royal Palace of Saint Germain-en-Laye, near Paris.
Why was the kingly line which descended to Jesus and beyond so unique from the outset in old Mesopotamian times? The Messianic succession of Grail dynasts (or Dragon Kings) was alchemically conceived and purpose-bred for the role of earthly leadership.
The records of ancient Sumer talk of the Anunnaki gods and their "creation chamber." According to Gardner, the great vulcans of the era produced the enigmatic Highward Fire-stone (the white powder of monatomic gold) that was used to feed the Light-bodies of the Babylonian Kings and Egyptian Pharaohs. This substance, when ingested, allegedly had stunning effects on the body's endocrinal system.
Nicholas de Vere strongly disputes the healing value of monatomic gold, saying the rituals of immorality were essentially tantric blood rites which would be useless to anyone not hardwired into this heritage. He alks about Gardner's monoaomic gold as a dubious commercial enterprise, somewhat akin to "snake oil."
The senior line of royal descent (genetically determined by the mitochondrial DNA of the Dragon Queens) can be followed down to the time of Moses. He also rejects any implications of alien lizard races as preposterous. He claims the Dragon line, an essentially different species, was radically different due to its isolation in the dense forests of the foreboding Caucusus Mountains in the disant past before the Mesopotamian flowering.
Gardner explaines in Genesis of the Grail Kings, the monarchs of the Grail succession were called Messiahs (Anointed Ones) because, in the early days in Mesopotamia and Egypt, they were anointed with the fat of the sacred Messeh (the holy dragon or crocodile). By virtue of this, they were called Dragons.
The Dragon, emblematic of wisdom, was the epitome of the Holy Spirit, which, according to the Book of Genesis, moved upon the waters of time, while the Grail was the perpetual Blood Royal -- the Sangréal. Originally, in old Mesopotamia, it was called the Gra-al - the Sacred Blood of the Dragon Queens.
This sacred blood was said to be the "nectar of supreme excellence". The ancient Greeks called it “ambrosia." Allegedly it was supercharged with transformative endocrine hormones we now know as neurotransmitters, melatonin and DMT, the “spirit molecule” that means activation of the pineal gland or third eye, conferring magical powers or siddhis and tremendous spiritual insight.
In Britain, the Tuatha Dé Danann (or Dragon Lords of Anu) were masters of the transcendent Sidhé, classified as "fates" or "fairies". Before settling in Ireland (from about 800 BC), these Black Sea Princes of Scythia (now Ukraine) shared the Dragon nobility of the early Kings of Egypt.
Like the original dynastic Pharaohs, they traced their descent from the great Pendragons of Mesopotamia. The kingly lines of the Irish Bruithnigh and the Picts of Scotland's Caledonia sprang from them. In Wales they founded the Royal House of Gwynedd, while in Cornwall in the southwest of England, they were the sacred gentry known as the Pict-sidhé - from which the term "pixie" is derived.
A single caste of the original Blood Royal - whether known as the Dragon Court, the Sangréal, the Albi-gens or the Ring Lords - contains many of the descriptive terms at the very heart of popular folklore. This singular bloodline gave birth to the "elves", "fairies" and "pixies" - not beguiling little folk, but distinguished Kings and Queens of the Dragon succession with exraordinary potential.
DRAGON SEERS: THE DRAGON LINEAGE TODAY
Gardner’s books on the Dragon lineage are largely based on de Vere’s From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells, later published by The Book Tree under the title The Dragon Legacy.
Both claim to be the true inheritors and guardians of this Dragon tradition, also known as the Grail tradition. De Vere spent two decades delving into history, mythology, science, religion, and his own family archives to compile his insightful and revealing text. He claims he channelled parts of it and then rigorously sought the historical verifications. That intuition is a Dragon gift and trait. What de Vere came up with is more than another pop culture craze, but an entirely new theology, with a new philosophy and politics with its root at the dawn of civilization. However, neither Gardner nor de Vere make any claims to sovereignty nor power.
Clearly de Vere has foregone wealth, power, and fame in the interest of simply telling the Dragon tale. Writing about an elite genetic strain of humanity that descends from a super-human race, and which possesses abilities inaccessible to those outside of that strain, is not exactly a ticket to universal adulation.
To the contrary, de Vere's assertions regarding the elite status of the Dragon bloodline have branded him completely anathema to the Wiccan and New Age communities. He is vocal on their total lack of culttural auhenticity. Still he has spent the last twenty years of his life on this monumental task, with few rewards.
Researcher de Vere serves as the head of an elite occult order with origins stretching back to the Knights Templar, and he holds a potential claim to several important royal titles. This, some have supposed, is the real motivation behind his work. Some believe that de Vere wants to be the King of England or France, an assertion that he flatly denies.
Others imagine de Vere is the anti-Christ himself, and see in the Dragon Court an international Satanic conspiracy somewhere on a level between the Ordo Templi Orientis and the Bilderberg Group. This paranoid theory is based on the Great Dragon of Revelation but Prince Nicholas de Vere is certainly not he and has no aspirations to earthly power. (Twyman)
The Royal and Imperial Dragon Court and Order, in conjunction with The Dragon Court, led by HRH Prince Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg, is an ancient order charged with preserving the royal Dragon bloodline, the secret Dragon wisdom, and the sacred Dragon tradition.
Draco was a divine emblem of the Sumerian kings, Egyptian Pharaohs, a symbol of the Egyptian Therapeutate, of the Essenes at Qumran, and was the Bistea Neptunis (the sea serpent) of the descendant Merovingian Fisher-Kings in Europe.
Saint Germain was a player in that illustrious lines of monarchs and mages as shown by his homage in his Dragon-emblem Triangle Book, a magical text and ritual for immorality in the ancient style of Abramelin. By his fruits, he could be considered a Dragon, a Seer, and a denizen of other dimensions.
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