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Marvin Haines

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  1. I find it infuriating that so many well-known conspiracy theorists have labeled their work as "Baconian." Why? Because the greater world can point to them and say, "Look at those Baconians and the sh*t they believe!" Everyone discredits us because of one kook - one kook who had to claim our name as his own. The swastika was once a symbol of peace and unity... that is, until some moron had to flaunt it, and now none of us can ever respectably use it again. I wish we could reclaim the swastika, but I don't see it ever happening. I sincerely hope we can still reclaim the word Baconian.
  2. In TLOAU, there is a character named S. R. (Sigmund Reginald) Deacon. There's also a character named S. R. (Simeon Reymond) Warden. And, last (but certainly not least,) there is Hiram Masterson-Eastman.
  3. There is a hell of a lot of V symbolism in TLOAU. Arti wears a gentleman's suit - note the V-shape of the jacket and the notched lapels, which can be seen as double 7s. The bow tie? M. W. - my first two initials! (Also, 2 Vs!) It's described as ROSE red.
  4. Oh, god! This is absolutely horrible!
  5. Yann - You are Amazing. Too amazing, if you ask me... I didn't notice the 33 words. Fate? Also, I didn't notice the S and W in the constellation. Fate? The image is really inspired by the Masonic "Point within a Circle." Try extending a line from the central dot through each star and onto the circle of text, and you'll see something quite alarming!
  6. Hi all! I've clearly missed out on some important discussion! I wish I could be more active on the forums (and, quite honestly, I probably can)... anyhow, I'll take the time tonight and tomorrow to skim this whole thread and post my thoughts. In the meantime, here's a distinctly Masonic puzzle for you to solve:
  7. Kate! Rob! I appreciate you taking the time to respond! I get that RC and Kate have both very thoughtfully taken their time to push us and make us think critically, even about our own work. Yet, it sometimes feels extraneous. Constructive critique is always important in a community of thinkers. I just think we can be a little more supportive of one another. In all honesty, that story about Jake Roberts made me sick. Let's learn from it and do better!
  8. I didn't take the time to read this entire thread because, quite honestly, I don't care what you guys (ok, people) think is worth arguing over. Kate, I get you're offended - RC has occasionally made my own life into a living, breathing, and very sentient hell. But I will gladly testify that engaging with him in this manner will only make things worse. And as for RC's use of the word "He," in the case of Hen W, of course that word screams cis/heteronormative bullcrap, or rather bullcrap from whatever non-inclusive, non-woke facet of humanity is the current Enemy. IRONY Be well, all of you! And please - don't turn the forum into a toxic place.
  9. It's probably a mistake on my part. I meant for the answer to be "SIR FRANCIS."
  10. God, I'd heard of the Bilateral Cypher before, but I never really delved into it, as it looked too complicated. Now I can see how simple it is! It appears that, when given five spaces - or "slots" - and instructed to fill them with only the letters A and B, there are exactly 22 distinct outcomes. I'll have to familiarize myself with this!
  11. The Middle Pillar = The Corinthian Order = Beauty (most accurately placed between Strength and Wisdom) = Androgyny = The Middle Path (the Candidate walks between two pillars that stand as opposites, and by doing so, symbolically vows to live a balanced life) MIDWAY IS SAFE!!!
  12. I am honestly stunned (and, in some manner, appalled) that this topic has eluded the forums for so long. It's about a building... 30 buildings, in fact... and one could argue that there are really 33. Oh, and the building(s) are shaped like a crescent! Go ahead and tell me that this is merely a figment of a young Baconian's dangerously overactive imagination. I'll happily show you this image: The 30 late Georgian townhouses that form the Royal Crescent in Bath were constructed from 1767-1774 and are the masterwork of visionary Palladian architect John Wood, the Younger. I can't seem to find much on his life aside from the suspiciously sparse Wikipedia entry (which makes no mention of SFB or Rosicrucianism). It has, however, been documented that there are 114 columns across the entire facade. The number of windows, doors, etc.? Don't make me count! The Crescent shape seems a bit too obvious, as do the letters RC. There's another development nearby, known as the King's Circus. It's a circle of rowhouses, styled similarly to those at the Crescent. In their center is a grove of mature trees (the number of which I am uncertain.) This image shows the two developments in proximity to one another: Do you see the question mark? I wonder what Mr. Wood is inviting us to ASK? Also, it does kinda resemble Aquarius...
  13. Hey Rob - Check out my latest post in the "Baconian Clock" thread!
  14. There's also an interesting Masonic story concerning it, which ties in nicely to the Hiramic Legend.
  15. HI! This is very fascinating! If you remember my obsession with the Brazen Sea - the "cast metal basin" of the first Temple - you may have already predicted my latest theory: that, as well as representing the months, Zodiac, Tribes of Israel, etc., it is also likely a metaphor for the 12-hour clock (circle of 12 oxen). Brazen Sea = Bacon Shakespeare?? I put the cyphers to it and came up with some interesting results. If anyone cares to comment...
  16. World Art Day... not exactly Baconian, but this is a (partially finished) elevation drawing for Chymical Manor - the house I plan to build. Although not evident here, it's filled with Baconian symbols:
  17. Yeah, unfortunately, we're back already. I'll post pictures in a bit. I just got into a nasty row with my mother about... well, you probably don't want to know. Anyhow, I'm still a bit shaken. Alright - I'll tell you why we argued: It was my OCD. I spent about two hours this morning trying to dig out a hair on my face with a pair of tweezers. Lots of blood, lots of drama. And a big, ugly scar. It was not a happy morning. She says I need exposure therapy - Ironic, because I suffered through an entire ERP (Exposure/Response Prevention) program almost four years ago. I told her she could throw away the tweezers and make me sign a statement granting her that permission, but she said, "You've got to learn to keep the tweezers and just not use them." Wise advice. The only known photograph of author and Baconian M. W. Haines in which he is not wearing some kind of visually creative eyewear. From left: Ron (unknown last name; boyfriend of Rei), Rei Shore (Marvin's close friend and former arch-nemesis), Marvin Haines. These three are pictured on the 6th of April, A. L. 2024 in the Imax Theater of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), about to witness a computer named HALL 9000 refuse to let an astronaut named Dave into a spaceship, the name of which Marvin Haines does not remember. Image courtesy of Rei Shore.
  18. Hey Rob! Sorry I've been too busy to comment lately. I've traveled to Utah (with my grandmother), researched and written a lot more about Sarah Winchester (which I plan to post in the next few days, maybe weeks), and prepared a lecture about a local historic neighborhood for the Portland Architectural Heritage Center. In short, not too much time to devote to the Forums. I've been catching up on some recent posts, and this is the first one I decided to comment on. Not to discredit your Pyramid Hypothesis (a hypothesis which I do, in fact, adhere to myself), it does seem interesting that the word "Crosse" was added later. What is the earliest known version of Sonnet 34 to make use of that word? And as for Sarah Winchester, I'll leave you with a teaser - just a few more discoveries: 1. It appears, from historical records and photographs, that Mrs. Winchester DID NOT make a single addition to the House after 1906. Despite repairing the damage from the earthquake, she did not return to the House until about 1915 - some years before her death. 2. The name Llanada Villa may hold a much deeper meaning...
  19. I remember some of you commenting on the "double-V" on the title page of New Atlantis and the third word in the phrase "a Worke unfinished" being left uncapitalized, perhaps revealing a geometrical encryption. I recently came across this, and to be honest, I'm beginning to suspect that this formatting was once common practice. I also want to point out the prominent equilateral triangle made by the capital letters "R-C-B" in the middle of the page. Rose Croix Bacon? It seems too good to be true... I don't have time to further analyze this image, but I'd love to hear your thoughts!
  20. Eric! With regard to your question, I would have to recommend Andrea Palladio's Quatre Libre Dell'Architettura (Four Books of Architecture.) I've read much of it... It can be rather daunting and information-heavy, with all the precise units, modules, dimensions etc. Palladio was a great architect. He was a contemporary of Bacon and singlehandedly fathered a style of Classicism known as Palladianism. His villas are often mislabeled as "baroque," but in terms of design, they are about as far as you can get from Baroque without exiting the Classical realm. Palladianism was briefly taken up in England in the 17th century, but was superseded by Georgian Classicism in the 1700s. Christopher Wren would occasionally use elements of it, but a more quintessentially British Palladian architect would be the 3d Earl of Burlington, whose Masonic-inspired Chiswick House draws heavily on Palladio's Villa Rotunda. Sorry for the ramble. If you want a more approachable work on Classical Design, check out The American Vignola, by William Ware. It outlines the Classical system in much simpler terms than Quatre Libre, while somehow still delivering the same essential information. It's a remarkable book, also heavily illustrated, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Classical design. As for Elizabethan architecture, I can't say I'm an expert on it, nor would I know of any book that might help you learn more about it... I can say that it was the first post-Roman period in English architecture to make use of the Classical System. I don't know if Quatre Libre is available in PDF format - I assume it is. I'm going for a walk now, but I'll look after.
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