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Sanctitas simulata (Counterfeit Sanctity)

A new interpretation of the imagery in
Minerva Britanna emblem 171 of 1612

by Robert Fowler, Creator of Light-of-Truth.com

Minerva Britanna emblem 171 - Sanctitas simulata

Original text Interpretation
VPON a Crowne with pretious Iemmes beset,
Say what’s the reason thus a hat we see,
Since Diadem’s of Princes ever yet,
From base controule, have beene exempt and free:
There is a sect, whome PVRITANS they call,
Whose pride this Figure fitteth best of all.

Why is there a hat
On the precious jeweled crown?
So far for the Prince's royal clothing,
Francis Bacon (From base controule) has been exempt:
There are those who think they are PURE,
Who deserve this Cipher most of all!

Not such I meane, as are Faith sincere,
And to doe good endevour all they can,
Would all the world of their religion were,
We taxe th’aspiring factious Puritan:
Whose * Paritie, doth worst confusion bring,
And Pride presumes to overlooke his King.

I'm not talking about the religious Puritans,
Who try to do good for the world,
We attack the bickering hypcrits,
Whose false purity causes so much confusion,
And they are too snobbish to acknowledge their King!


At first glance it is hard to not recognize the hat sitting upon the crown as being the one Bacon's wears. If this is meant to stir some curiosity in our inquiring minds, then the creator of this emblem may have left other clues for us to discover.

Let's examine the text using some common cipher methods of the Elizabethan time period, including English Cabala, notarikon, word counts, letter counts, etc.

My first goal with this type of examination is to check for the Secret Shakespeare Seal numbers as pointed out by Fratres Roseæ Crucis in 1916. These numbers are 157 and 287. (If you are interested in this type of adventure, read the above mentioned book for a good start. As thorough as that book may seem, they barely scratch the surface and there are many more fascinating discoveries to be made.)


Starting from the first character, count 157 letters to see if there is a marker of some sorts. Note that the "ct" letters in the fifth line connect, so we count that as one letter.

First 157 characters:

VPON a Crowne with pretious Iemmes beset,
Say what’s the reason thus a hat we see,
Since Diadem’s of Princes ever yet,
From base contoule, have beene exempt and free:
There is a sect, whome PV

There are two upper case letters at the beginning, "VP", and then an upper case "PV" at the end. How's that for a marker to bring attention to the 157 Secret Shakespeare Seal number signature?

VPon a Crowne...whome PV

I wonder what significance the "VP - PV" has. If someone has an idea, please share.

I do see a clue on the first line though following the VP:

VPON a Crowne with pretious Iemmes beset

The next letters that follow VP are O, N, A, and C. The last word of the line is "beset" (B set).

Thus we can take the letters O, N, A, C, and B for a simple anagram to spell BACON.

Then we have the small word "set" to consider. How about the possibility that there is a message hinting to "Set the Crowne upon Bacon."


The clue word "Figure" appears in the first section. Often I have found that words like "Figure" or "Count" are subtle instructions to do some counting. In this case, we take all the upper case letters that lead up to "Figure", which are:

VPON C I S S D P F T PVRITANS W

Adding up the letters using the Baconian 24 letter alphabet codes, the Simple Cipher is the second Secret Shakespeare Seal signature number 287. This gives us a solid reinforcement to back up the first 157 count.

20 -V
15 - P
14 - O
13 - N
03 - C
09 - I
18 - S
18 - S
04 - D
15 - P
06 - F
19 - T
15 - P
20 - V
17 - R
09 - I
19 - T
01 - A
13 - N
18 - S
21 - W

287 - VPONCISSDPFTPVRITANSW


What if we look further at the clue word "Figure" and see if it reveals anything else?

If we count 157 characters beginning with the "F" of Figure, we will end on the asterik after "Whose".

Figure fitteth best of all.

Not such I meane, as are Faith sincere,
And to doe good endevour all they can,
Would all the world of their religion were,
We taxe th’aspiring factious Puritan:
Whose *

Special characters make some of the best markers for this kind of work. "Figure" tells us to count, then the asterik, or star, is a landing point. The numbers 157 and 287 are clearly marked and defined in this emblem, and it has been shown by others in the past that 157 and 287 seems to relate to Francis Bacon and are called the Secret Shakespeare Seal signature numbers.


FRANCIS is 67 Simple Cipher using the same alphabet as before. So let's count 67 characters after the asterik, the star.


* Paritie, doth worst confusion bring,
And Pride presumes to overlooke his King.

Counting 67 characters leads us to end on the perfect marker, the period at the end. Now we have a cipher hint of "Francis" at the end of the text and we already saw where "Bacon" is defined on the first line.

The statement included in the last 67 characters tells the greater part of the Bacon - Tudor message:

"False purity causes so much confusion, And they are too snobbish to acknowledge their King!"

Counting back 67 words from the end of the text places us on the word, "From" in the fourth line. There is a very easy to see notarikon clue here, "From base controule" where we can see "FR BA CON" in the first letters of the three words that begin that line.


This is a quick cipher analysis of the text combined with a new interpretation of the emblem that I believe is important. Bacon's Royal lineage answers many of the questions that traditional theories have been unable to address. This emblem, published while Bacon was still alive, may be telling the world that the crown is Bacon's. If it was known during Bacon's life to his friends and collegues, then we should be digging for these clues to bring the Truth to Light.

Robert Fowler - January 22, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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