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  1. Hi Yann, These subliminal Bacon-Shakespeare nexuses made manifest by your incomparable perspicacious mind are sublime and illuminating which truly light up the firmament of Baconian-Shakespearean scholarship.
  2. Hi Yann, WOW! WOW! WOW! Profound, Transcendent, Genius. Peace and Love. Phoenix.
  3. Francis Bacon & Cryptology - FBRT Zoom meeting Saturday 25 May 2024 at 19:30 Principal of the Francis Bacon Research Trust Peter Dawkins is giving what promises to be a fascinating talk on cryptology, intelligencers and the extraordinary 1624 work Cryptomenytices & Cryptographiae with its links to Francis Bacon and the Shakespeare works. All the details can be found below. Cryptomenytices & Cryptographiae, intelligencers, and Cryptology generally Saturday 25th May at 7:30pm A talk on Zoom by Peter Dawkins , giving some background information about Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, its author, and the secret society and intelligence networks involved. The great cipher manual, Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, was published in 1624, the year immediately after the 1623 twin Folios, Francis Bacon’s De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum and the Shakespeare First Folio, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Cryptomenytices provides keys to the cryptology in the 1623 publications, as also in many other publications of that time which were composed by members of the Society of the Golden and Rosy Cross. Indeed, some of the ciphers appear to have been used, suitably adapted and developed, in the last two world wars, and the fundamentals of Francis Bacon’s Biliteral cipher provide the foundation of all computer language we use today. This talk is additional to the series of four talks originally designed and advertised for this year, and in fact forms part of the The Swan Flight: The Third Heaven event, during which Hitzacker, on the river Elbe in Germany, the place where Cryptomenytices was written, and Lüneburg, where it was published, will be visited. So, for this reason, this talk will be the second talk of the Rosicrucian Cryptography series this year, and talk 7 of the whole Rosicrucian Mysteries series. For those who attend the talk, there will be time for questions, answers and insights after the talk. Cost £15. Please email sarah@fbrt.org.uk for further details if you wish to attend. The fee for the talk can be paid through the donation button on the FBRT website: https://www.fbrt.org.uk/donations/ With all good wishes, Sarah sarah@fbrt.org.uk
  4. FRANCIS BACON, THE WOOLSACK, AND THE ROSICRUCIAN-FREEMASONIC SHAKESPEARE STRATFORD MONUMENT Hundreds of thousands of scholars, students and tourists travel from all around the globe to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Shakespeare monument to pay homage to the greatest poet and dramatist in the history of the world but are not able to see and comprehend what is hidden in plain sight in front of their own eyes. The full Rosicrucian-Freemasonic significance of the Shakespeare monument at Stratford (which is known to learned members of the Brotherhood) has been concealed, hidden, and suppressed for the last four hundred years. This systematic silence was recently overturned by Peter Dawkins, Director of the Francis Bacon Trust, a recognised authority on the Rosicrucian-Freemasonry Brotherhood (who by his own admission is not a Freemason) in his ground-breaking article ‘The symbolism, mystery and secret message of the Shakespeare Monument’ (2020). It was also addressed by M. R. Osborne in his 112-page work Allegory in Stone: A Short Study of the Shakespeare Monument published in 2022. In contrast to Dawkins, while Osborne (a descendent of the Shakespeare family) was apparently not a Baconian, he is a member of the secretive Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia whose admission rules require that its members have achieved the rank of Master Mason of a Grand Lodge under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of England. The Shakespeare monument is replete with Rosicrucian-Freemasonry symbolism. There are the two putti (a representation of a naked child or cherub) above the monument representing Adam’s labour with the trowel symbolically used to spread brotherly love among humankind a key tool of modern Speculative Freemasonry.1 The sandstone skull, ‘a profoundly masonic symbol’ situated at the top of the monument ‘reminds us of the “Grand Lodge Above” is never far away.2 Here on the Shakespeare monument the black marble Corinthian columns represent the Freemasonic columns that beautify and adorn Freemasonic Lodges all around the world.3 In his chapter on ‘Rosicrucianism’ Osborne reveals that ‘One Rosicrucian secret is that our bodies have a further six nonphysical forms…concealed by seven veils…The seven roses above Shakespeare’s head on the monument refer to this Rosicrucian doctrine of the Seven Aphorisms or Sevenfold Soul.’4 The hidden secret of the Shakespeare monument is that it is ‘in truth, a Rosicrucian memorial’, and ‘we need only consider the trowel and spear in the monument, and the three Working Tools of the Poet in the frieze (the quill pen, page and cushion he needed to sit on while working) to recognise the quasi-Freemasonic symbolism.’5 The Shakespeare monument is a Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic cryptogram concealing and revealing its hidden architect and secret author of the Shakespeare poems and plays. It is as Peter Dawkins points out a critical gateway into the heart of the mystery of Shakespeare which when fully revealed has very far-reaching consequences that will demand the re-writing of history and change forever the face of Baconian-Shakespearean scholarship. In the drawing by Sir William Dugdale carefully engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar published in the Antiquities of Warwickshire ‘Shakespeare’ is depicted appearing to clutch a sack without (as appears in the familiar Shakespeare monument) resting his left hand on a paper laid on a cushion with his right hand holding a quill. The sack observes Dawkins is clearly a woolsack. The Dugdale drawing/engraving of the Shakespeare monument appears to have been designed ‘to draw notice to its Masonic significance, for the arms of Shakespeare are shown in a most awkward but stylised way which immediately draws attention. These arms are disposed such that they portray the geometrical form of the Masonic Square and Compass, the single most universally identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. The upper arms and head form the Compass (i.e. pair or set of Compasses) the lower arms and hands the Square.’6 To substitute a woolsack for a cushion is of great Baconian-Rosicrucian-Freemasonic significance because the most famous woolsack is the seat of the Lord Chancellor (Bacon was Lord Chancellor of England) while presiding over the House of Lords.7 The lions shown crowning the pillars alludes to the ‘Lions Paw’, the grip used in the third degree ritual to resurrect or raise up the Freemason from darkness into light.8 1. M. R. Osborne, Allegory in Stone: A Short Study of the Shakespeare Monument (Rose Circle Publications, 2022), pp. 50-51. 2. Ibid., p. 55-56. 3. Ibid., pp. 57-62. 4. Ibid., p. 98. 5. Ibid., pp. 100-102. 6. Peter Dawkins, ‘The Stratford Shakespeare Monument: The symbolism, mystery and secret message of the Shakespeare Monument in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon’, Francis Bacon Research Trust, (2020), pp. 1-26, at p. 5. 7. Ibid., p. 5. 8. Ibid., p. 5.
  5. Looks a good film but can't see any way of watching it at the moment. Also it is being made into a re-release for next year: The Amateur (2025 film) The Amateur is an upcoming American espionage thriller film directed by James Hawes and written by Gary Spinelli, based on the 1981 novel of the same name by Robert Littell, which was previously adapted into a film that year. Produced by Dan Wilson and Hutch Parker for 20th Century Studios, it stars Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan, Caitríona Balfe, Adrian Martinez, Laurence Fishburne, Holt McCallany and Julianne Nicholson. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 11, 2025.
  6. Hi Yann, Only you can spot these kind of hidden messages and revelations. Astonishing, simply breathtaking. Peace and Love. Phoenix.
  7. Hi Rob, no immediate recollection of this but we have heard of it before. Dodd was a very fine poet also, so perhaps he wrote under another name for his poetry. We'll see if we can find out more.
  8. Hi Eric, Thank you! They certainly make for fascinating reading and are also very entertaining in parts describing some very colouful characters amongst the Baconian ranks.😊
  9. Du Maurier, Daphne, (Lady Browning), (13th May 1907 - 19th April 1989) Born in London Du Maurier was the daughter of actor and manager Gerald du Maurier and Muriel Beaumont a stage actress. Du Maurier went on to become a famous novelist, biographer and playwright. Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, Don’t Look Now, were just some of her many works with many being adapted for film. In 1969, du Maurier was awarded the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE). She was also a prolific non fiction writer including Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon and their Friends (1975), The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall (1976). Historian and biographer, Du Maurier’s books on Anthony and Francis Bacon are brilliantly written and well researched containing letters from Anthony Bacon’s collection at the Lambeth Place library. The works are not ‘overtly’ Baconian but offer a fascinating, incisive and often highly amusing account of their lives and times. She spent much of her life in Cornwall where many of her books are set and she was in many ways a private person dedicated to her writing. What is not very well known is that Daphne du Maurier was a Baconian and Vice President of the Francis Bacon Society. She was presumably introduced to Baconianism through her great uncle Comyns Beaumont who was a Baconian, journalist, writer and staff editor for the Daily Mail. https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/the-society/past-members/
  10. PAST BACONIANS Thanks Rob for bringing to attention the 'Past Members' section of the FBS website. https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/the-society/past-members/ 'Obituaries are a great resource for current day researchers. A look at past members’ colourful and moving tributes sheds a very interesting light on the calibre and breadth of learning of the early pioneering Baconians. It is also of some very considerable social and historical interest. Baconians were all extraordinarily learned in their different fields and contained amongst their ranks; surgeons, lawyers, a naval commander, clergy, politicians, librarians and writers. There were often disagreements and disputes which was perhaps to be expected from articulate, driven people with a devotion to Francis Bacon and his many and varied facets. As with all areas of life some members were quiet and contemplative, some combative and garrulous some urbane and charming but regardless of method, all demonstrated a complete dedication to the Baconian cause and with this an underlying respect and friendship for each other. It is with touching tributes that they document the passing of their and our fellow members.' "Praising what is lost Makes the remembrance dear." All’s Well That Ends Well 5:3:19-20
  11. OVERSEAS POSTAGE CHARGES FOR THE FBS BOOKSTORE Hi Everyone, worldwide postage from the UK is very expensive at the moment but the FBS will do special discounted rates if anyone is purchasing more than one book (especially from overseas) so if you contact them at francis.bacon.society@gmail.com they will be able to help and work something out.
  12. THE FRANCIS BACON SOCIETY BOOKSTORE The new Francis Bacon Society Bookstore has now launched on the FBS website. The early Baconians, including founder Constance Mary Pott, were avid book collectors and assembled large libraries of rare and collectible works with many leaving their collections to the Society. Duplicates of some titles are now for sale as well as the newly published Francis Bacon Society Edition of The Bacon Shakespeare Question by former member and barrister Nigel B. Cockburn. All proceeds from the Bookstore will go to the Society for the furthering of their research, publishing and educational initiatives. The publishing of the Cockburn work was made possible by the generous support of the members. Books will be added regularly, so be sure to check back. Also if there is a particular Baconian work anyone is looking for contact them at francis.bacon.society@gmail.com and they may well be able to locate a copy for you. The Francis Bacon Society Bookstore https://francisbaconsociety.co.uk/bookstore/ #FrancisBacon #Shakespeare #ShakespeareAuthorship #Rosicrucians #Cryptography
  13. Hi Jon, Perhaps, he sometimes preferred the initials of his pseudonym, William Shakespeare; after all, the name and variants of Francis Bacon and Shakespeare are scribbled all over the so-called Northumberland Manuscript. It's a mystery! Peace and Love. Phoenix.
  14. Hi Everybody, I will contact Gray's Inn to see if they have any other records which would make it clearer as to the nature of Sir Nicholas' contributions (and that of Francis). Regarding Francis and Anthony there are some mentions on the Gray's Inn website. The Library ‘Inn records from 1568 contain a number of references to the Library. In 1588, Francis Bacon and his brother Anthony were given permission to add two storeys to the Library building.’ https://www.graysinn.org.uk/the-inn/history/the-buildings/the-library/ Biography ‘In 1588, Sir Francis and his brother Anthony were given leave to expand their Gray’s Inn lodgings, situated opposite the main Gray’s Inn Lane entrance (close to the present site of 1 Gray’s Inn Square). The Bacon family had the ground floor lodgings below the library; Anthony and Sir Francis were given leave to build two stories above the library.’ https://www.graysinn.org.uk/the-inn/history/members/biographies/francis-bacon/ There is an interesting article on ResearchGate I came across regarding Bacon's planting of the Walks: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273108843_'The_Chief_Ornament'_of_Gray's_Inn_The_Walks_from_Bacon_to_Brown
  15. Hi Yann, All You Need Is Love. A Baconian Universal Love.
  16. Six Primary Contemporary Documents Confirming Francis Bacon is Shakespeare Many people who are unfamiliar with Baconian research seem to believe that the Baconian evidence for Francis Bacon writing the Shakespeare works is all based on various cipher and code evidence of differing and various complexities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are six pieces of contemporary documentary evidence that are not based on ciphers, codes or anagrams but are primary documents that firmly link Francis Bacon to the Shakespeare Works.
  17. Hi Yann, Thank you for warm and generous support. The paper and video is all the better for you having identified and sharing with us the two anagrams in the 1623 First Folio by Ben Jonson revealing and confirming that FB is Shakespeare, two of many of your original groundbreaking revelations, that has already secured for you a much deserved permanent place in the pantheon of Bacon-Shakespeare scholarship in perpetuity. Peace and Love. Phoenix.
  18. Hi Eric, it is very suggestive of his concealed royal birth, the secret Prince of Wales and heir to throne-his rightful place as King of England. I often wondered how history might have been very different if the Great One had received his royal inheritance and was crowned King. I have a feeling he would have been the greatest monarch in English history. Instead his destiny was much greater-the future Universal Reformation of the World.
  19. NINE PRIMARY IMAGES CONFIRMING FRANCIS BACON IS SHAKESPEARE 9] The frontispiece of Bacon’s La Saggesse Mysterieuse (1641) depicting Pallas Athena, the Shaker of the Spear from whence he adopted his nom de plume Shakespeare Paper: https://www.academia.edu/118196413/Nine_Primary_Images_Confirming_Francis_Bacon_is_Shakespeare Video: https://youtu.be/QH1va7QWBAE
  20. NINE PRIMARY IMAGES CONFIRMING FRANCIS BACON IS SHAKESPEARE 8] The outer cover of the Bacon-Shakespeare Manuscript (known as the Northumberland Manuscript) that originally Contained Copies of his Shakespeare Plays Richard II and Richard III Paper: https://www.academia.edu/118196413/Nine_Primary_Images_Confirming_Francis_Bacon_is_Shakespeare Video: https://youtu.be/QH1va7QWBAE
  21. NINE PRIMARY IMAGES CONFIRMING FRANCIS BACON IS SHAKESPEARE 7] In the verse To the memory of my beloued, The Avthor Mr. William Shakespeare Ben Jonson again reveals in an anagram that Francis Bacon is Shakespeare Paper: https://www.academia.edu/118196413/Nine_Primary_Images_Confirming_Francis_Bacon_is_Shakespeare Video: https://youtu.be/QH1va7QWBAE
  22. NINE PRIMARY IMAGES CONFIRMING FRANCIS BACON IS SHAKESPEARE 6] In the address To the Reader prefixed to the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, Ben Jonson reveals in an anagram that Francis Bacon is Shakespeare Paper: https://www.academia.edu/118196413/Nine_Primary_Images_Confirming_Francis_Bacon_is_Shakespeare Video: https://youtu.be/QH1va7QWBAE
  23. NINE PRIMARY IMAGES CONFIRMING FRANCIS BACON IS SHAKESPEARE 5] The 1645 title page of De Augmentis Scientiarum showing Bacon with his hand controlling his literary mask the actor William Shakpere of Stratford Paper: https://www.academia.edu/118196413/Nine_Primary_Images_Confirming_Francis_Bacon_is_Shakespeare Video: https://youtu.be/QH1va7QWBAE
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