BUILDING PARADISE :

THE FREEMASONIC AND ROSICRUCIAN  SIX DAYS' WORK


by

PETER DAWKINS

 

 

THE MASTER SERIES

  2001

Francis Bacon Research Trust

Illustration by Samuel Dawkins
 

CONTENTS

Foreword

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1. The Rosicrucian Light

The Rosicrucian Master and the secret work of Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians.

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2. Life of Francis Bacon
A brief summary of Francis Bacon's extraordinary life.

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3. Tributes
Tributes to Francis Bacon by his contemporaries acknowledging him as the greatest poet-dramatist as well as philosopher and judge

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4. The Great Instauration
The Cabalistic Six Days' Work and the building of Solomon's Temple, the Temple of Light

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5. Bacon's Plan of Work
Bacon's plan for the Six Days' Work, as described by himself

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6. Commentary on the Plan of Work
The six stages of the Great Instauration leading to the seventh stage of peace and joy.

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7. Solomon's House

The Baconian-Rosicrucian College of the Six Days' Work; Freemasonry and its links with Bacon and Shakespeare;the Rosicrucian Father; Initiation and the Great Pillars; the Freemasonic and Cabalistic title-pages of Bacon's works.

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APPENDICES

 

A Titles and Offices of Francis Bacon

B. Dates of Francis Bacon's Works

C. Ciphers of Francis Bacon

D. Bacon's Comments on Poetry

Notes on the Text

Select Bibliography

Index


 



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Illustrations

Francis Bacon was one of the world’s great geniuses—a Master of Wisdom who was the ‘Elijah’ or herald of the Aquarian Age that we are now entering. He was the ‘Apollo’ or President of the Rosicrucians in the 16/17th centuries, the founder and first Grand Master of modern Freemasonry, a secret poet/playwright as well as an outstanding philosopher, and the acknowledged leader of the poets, philosophers, writers and artists of his time.

Bacon's mission was to give us an Art of Discovery and to train us in this art, so that we might be able to discover all things, all truth, in a proficient, beautiful and life-enhancing way—the way of a true artist. As a great Master of Cabala, Bacon’s work is Cabalistic. It is known as 'The Six Days’ Work'—the creative work of the Rosicrucians.

This book tells you how this work works and how it can build paradise on earth.

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