Temple Beautiful
Temple Beautiful is a channeling group currently headquartered
in South Africa. It was founded in the United States
by Ilona Linda Day who began to channel St. Germain and
other of the ascended masters associated with the Theosophical
Society and the ‘‘I Am’’ Religious Activity. Day passed the
leadership of the group to a woman named Phaeryn. In the
1980s, tapes of Day’s and Phaeryn’s channeled messages were
received in South Africa by Mienke Riemens, a resident of
Rondebosch, a suburb of Cape Town. Riemens held meetings
in her home where she played the tapes for those assembled.
At one point in the early 1990s, Phaeryn visited South Africa
and gave a channeled reading to Chris Erasmus, a young man
who had joined the group around 1990. During the reading,
St. Germain asked Erasmus to be his channel in South Africa.
He began channeling in 1994 and has established special contact
with St. Germain and Serapis Bey. Prior to joining the
group, he had been on a spiritual search that had led him to
transcendental meditation. Shortly after Erasmus began channeling,
the group outgrew the space in the Riemens’ home and
moved to Erasmus’ home. The growth of the work in the late
1990s has led the group to build a separate temple facility.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Temple Beautiful
The Temple Beautiful is organized as a mystery school. It
is designed to assist people in making a connection to their
higher self and places initiates in a position to receive direct
Temple Beautiful is located in suburban Cape Town.
Erasmus, Chris. ‘‘A Mystery School in the Suburbs.’’ Odyssey
23, no.4 (August 1999) 10–14.

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