Washington's vision

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During the long winter at Valley Forge, George Washington received a vision through a mysterious visitor of three great perils that would come upon the Republic—the Revolutionary War, the War between the States and a third world conflict. The most fearful peril would be the third, in which armies from Europe, Asia and Africa would devastate the whole country. At the end of the vision, an angel upon whose head shone the word “Union” and legions from heaven descended to join the inhabitants of America, rolling back the invading armies and bringing victory to the land.

The original account

The account of the vision of General Washington was originally published by Wesley Bradshaw, copied from a reprint in the National Tribune [Vol. 4, No. 12], December 1880. In Washington’s words:

... As I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female.... Presently I heard a voice saying, ”Son of the Republic, look and learn”.... I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America, dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe....

Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, “Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn”.... I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city.... The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking I saw a bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word ”Union,” bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation, and said, “Remember ye are brethren.” Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard....

The dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene: from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one.... I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up....

The dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast. Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union ... descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle....

The shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious. Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice: “While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.” And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word “Union,” he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said, “Amen.”

The significance of the prophecy

The visitor was the Goddess of Liberty, the spokesman for the Karmic Board, the “Lady with a Lamp” who Longfellow prophesied would “stand / In the great history of the land, / A noble type of good / Heroic womanhood.” The coming of the feminine ray, the ensouling of the nation by the feminine ray, had its origin in that moment when Washington prayed at Valley Forge. And the vision of the Divine Mother showed us the conflicts the nation would face.

Micah, the Angel of Unity, also figured in this vision—the son of Archangel Michael, the same angel who led the children of Israel across the Red Sea, parted the waters, and held for them the concept of the union; the same one guiding the true Israelites to found a new nation, a New Jerusalem. That angel, the Spirit of Unity, has kept America a nation of fifty sovereign states.

Those who understand the real purpose of prophecy realize that events of the future are foreseen not because they are predestined, but because they offer enlightened men and women the opportunity to unite and determine that the impending peril which could come to pass does not because we take action and because we pray. It is up to our generation to decide whether or not the third vision will occur—and the key to our victory is in our love, our unity, and our wise and judicious use of our spiritual and material resources. But to call upon the intercession of the LORD and his hosts is to insure the continuing blessing of the Invisible Hand—all too visible in time of trouble.


Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation, pp. 142–51.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America, pp. 125–30.