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  1. 19 hours ago, peethagoras said:

    Greetings all fellow cipher hunters.

    I have a question that bothers me.  It is this:

    Compare VVilliam Shakespeare with William Shakespeare.

    I count 19 letters and 18 letters.

    Numerically, one gives 177 but the other gives 196. Which one is the correct version?

    thanks for looking 😵‍💫


    This is a question I still wrestle with after 25 years. The are several places in the Sonnets where W is two V's and at times they are not touching.

    The two V's were how the printers printed a W, so I tend to go with a single count for VV. For practical purposes two V's combined were the one letter W.

    That said, I have come across places where if I count them as two distinct letters, for example a line starting with V instead of W the results can be quite interesting and fit like a cheveril glove. I'm sorry I can't pull a good reference out of my head right now as it is a bit cluttered up there.

    For me, when considering gematria hints and signatures, I stick with the single W for any VV that comes up. But that is not carved in stone and especially if there is noticeable space between the two V's I might spend a moment to see what those numbers might refer to.

    If you look at Elizabethan works there at times other letters that print together as one combined, but I count them individually. One combination we see is "st" which to us looks like "fs" as one letter.


  2. 20 hours ago, peethagoras said:

    I mean to say, what are the chances? Look at SHAKESPEARE: letter 2 is H, letter 6 is S:

    H = 8 and S = 18, sum is 26:  2  6.

    This tickles my brain Deeply. I have long entertained in my mind that Dee coined the name Shakespeare purposely using SHA to begin with those letter to form 1881 which to me seem to have Eternal properties. S=18, H=8, A=1 to form the 1881. The name start left to right with 188 which is the Kaye cipher for ETERNITY and you just opened my eyes up the fact that reading right to left the 6th and 2nd letters are SH or 188 with 6=F and 2-B.

    Very nice inDeed!







  3. 23 hours ago, jon bentley said:

    Thank you for the examples you give. Its not that I don't see the fascination to their relevance to some but that in general the vast number of suchlike that people come up with can be very confusiing to the average student of the Bacon/Shakespeare discussion and so tends to my mind to draw away from more convincing arguments and illustrations.

    Good point made, but I do like "I AM TUDOR" as a possible anagram of ODARITUM. 😉

    By the way, ODARITUM is 33 Short cipher and 174 Kaye cipher.

    33 is Simple cipher for BACON.

    174 is Simple cipher for FRANCIS BACON TUDOR.

  4. On 2/23/2024 at 6:34 AM, jon bentley said:

    There is a portrait in the collection of the von Le Coq family reputed to be of Valentin Andrea but which has been queried as being that of Francis Bacon in which the picture is of an old man who could have been Bacon if in fact he faked his death and went to live for twenty years in Transylvania as I describe in my book The Royal Secret as a guest of the noble Rakoczi family who were known as patrons of Andrea. In my book I propose that Bacon and Andrea composed the Fama Fraterinitas in exchanges of writings between them in its first publication before Bacon's death and then updated after Bacon's arrival in Transylvania.

    The Le Coq portrait which can be found on Google clearly has references to Bacon with two shields with the initials F and B outstanding along symbols and shields including one to Roslyn the chapel erected by the Knights Templar St Clair family in Scotland in 1446. As my book portrays I have no doubts that Masonry arose from the principles of the male oriented Knights Templar itself originating in Gnostic and earlier Hermetic beliefs. Bacon was the reviver of the ideals just as he was of the Greek philosophers. 

    I believe this is the portrait A. Phoenix has in their slide from Alfred Dodd's book:


    That is a fascinating thread to read as well.

    Here is a good resolution image from wikimedia:




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  5. 2 hours ago, Lawrence Gerald said:

    Years ago Mather Walker wrote a great Review of one of Joy's books  "Kingdom For A Stage : Magicians & Aristocrats in the Elizabethan Theatre" See : https://sirbacon.org/mkingdomstagereview.htm

    I remember that review like it was yesterday! 🙂

    And thank you, Lawrence for taking me with you to go visit DW Cooper who was one of your SirBacon.org artists and co-author of one of the most popular pages ever on SirBacon.org, "A Bond for All the Ages : Sir Francis Bacon and John Dee : the Original 007". I'll always remember meeting him that wonderful California day and the very cool place he lived.



    A few other names come to mind who have been part of SirBacon.org who are now in Eternity with Bacon. Maybe we need to start to build a page of names and memories before some of us need to be included who still remember.


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  6. 54 minutes ago, RoyalCraftiness said:

    I do not know if the algorithms have reached you with this yet (It's just a day old), but have a look at this. It's right up your alley and mine. 

    I could not even attempt to express the synchronicity of the timing for me to enjoy this video as I head to sleep today. You have no idea, nobody does.

    Perfect. 🙂



  7. 25 minutes ago, CAB said:

    The other instance we note is one that occurs in the play The Comedie of Errors. It is mentioned in the Secret Shakespearean Seals book. Here we find the number 33 written out as “Thirtie three years”. What it has going for it as a possible hint of authorship is its proximity to the number “100” which is the page number above it. Again, the number 100 is the numerical equivalent in the Simple Alphabet of “Francis Bacon”. Sometimes the proximity of two or more primary signature numbers arouses a suspicion that the author wanted to keep authorship sleauths on their toes. Of course, it could also just be a coincidence.

    By itself, this isn’t much and could be a coincidence. But it adds weight to the evidence when taken with other similar examples. Other Baconians, such as N.B. Cockburn in his The Bacon Shakespeare Question, and Barry Clarke in his The Bacon Shakespeare Puzzle have both provided extensive evidence and arguments, not involving ciphers, that Bacon wrote this play.



    I am sure we have discussed this page here before. It is a DOOZY! A. Phoenix quotes these lines on page 6 of this PDF:

    The Hidden Baconian Acrostics and Anagrams in the Shakespeare First Folio



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  8. Hmm, Tobie knew Bacon and has said a few things about him. Below is from the article linked above. I have not checked sources, but have no reason to question                    it's content.

    Tobie Matthew writes about his friend Francis Bacon :

    in a Dedicatory Letter prefacing an Italian translation of Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of Ancients (1617)

    "And truly I have known a great number whom I much value, many whom I admire, but none who hath so astonished me and, as it were, ravished my senses, to see so many and so great parts which in other men were wont to be incompatible, united, and in that eminent degree in one sole person. I know not whether this truth will find easy belief.....The matter I report is so well understood in England, that every man knows and acknowledges as much, nay hath been an eye and ear witness whereof; nor if I should expatiate upon this subject, should I be held a flatterer, but rather a suffragan to truth......


    This is a very powerful statement! 🙂

    The matter I report is so well understood in England, that every man knows and acknowledges as much, nay hath been an eye and ear witness whereof; nor if I should expatiate upon this subject, should I be held a flatterer, but rather a suffragan to truth......

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  9. 4 hours ago, Allisnum2er said:

    (Sorry for the lack of references but I do not know who noticed these acrostics in the first instance.)

    Mather Walker? Maybe. 😉

    It's in a popula YouTube video too, but not sure who came up with it first.

    Here is a classic SirBacon.org article, "tobiematthew".

    Funny when I first started doing cipher counts in my head, CESARIO was one of the very first Shakespeare names I added up. Now I want to try to remember what else I was finding when I did that. LOL

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  10. 2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

    Nor need I number the illustrious works

    Which he has left behind. Some buried lie;

     But Rawley, his “Achates” ever true,

     Has given leave that some may see the light.”

    "...some may see the light." 😉


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  11. 4 hours ago, Kate said:

    I can see it is rendering as a massive screen but can't see how to shrink it, which is further adding to the problem of grainy images. I'll post it anyway.

    Glad you posted your video! 🙂

    Doing things yourself can be very rewarding and save you costs. I am an alumni from the School of Hard Knocks myself. LOL

    Eventually I went to college and will be paying that high interest bill long after I am passed on. 😉

    You are very good and I am sure you will master whatever platforms you take on.

    That was not your voice on your video that I am familiar with, and if it was AI it is pretty good. It sounds kind of like David Attenborough! 🙂



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  12. 2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

    Hi Eric,

    The dating of the Sonnets is still problematic, controversial, disputed and undetermined. 

    Perhaps, Rob might be able to shed some light. 

    Sorry, I probably couldn't help on dating the Sonnets. My entire focus has been in the 1609 edition.

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  13. 12 minutes ago, peethagoras said:

    After much reflection of all the excellent inputs, I have come to the conclusion that the design was meant to symbolize a clew.

    It is placed between P (R) and S. Numerically P and S produce 33 as in Bacon.

    Yea, really, the "R" looks more like a "P". The leg of the letter does not even really get close to the line where its foot should be. Even with a suggestion of a serif, the leg falls short of being a leg of an "R".

    In fact, it may be the head of the knot with the tail connecting to the "S"?


  14. 11 minutes ago, peethagoras said:

    All's Well That Ends Well

    sum of the initial capitals is 67.


    It looks like "All's Well That Ends Well" is the 12th play in the First Folio. What follows is "Twelfth Night."

    These are weird things that make my brain sizzle. LOL


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  15. 2 hours ago, Allisnum2er said:

    To be honest, I really do not remember !😅

    If it was it was in one of your videos as no text search is producing anything.

    "243 = 100 (FRANCIS BACON) + 143 (QUEEN ELIZABETH) " sure seems very familiar to me...

    Yann, please never ever delete your transcripts, slides, or whatever you have in notes!! PLEASE! 🙂


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