It is believed that Saint Germain was born in 1561. He lived for over 350 years, staging his death between lifetimes. It is also said that instead of physically dying, when he felt that his work on the physical earth was complete, St. Germain raised the vibration of his body into its light form and simply ascended into the higher dimensions. It is from his ascended state that he brings the ultimate gift of freedom, the Violet Flame. St. Germain is the keeper of the violet transmuting ray of healing, and head of two ascended Master retreat centers located etherically in Mt. Shasta, California and the Grand Teton Mountains.