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Marvin Haines

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  1. https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/8111930113672314560/6156631658876863651?hl=en
  2. It might interest you to know that Marvin Warwickshire Haines is not my "real" name... My birth name is Maxim Alexander Novash My closest friends and family call me Max, although I hate it. (Max is such an ugly name, but it would seem wrong if they called me anything else.) My online friends and other associates call me Marvin. My first alias was Zarbafan Grippleweed (4th grade) My second alias was H. B. McAllister (6th grade) My third alias was Marvin Warwickshire Sloan (later changed to Sloane because it sounded more formal) Then, sometime around the beginning of 10th grade, I changed it to Marvin Warwickshire Haines. Can you guess why??
  3. Is it just me, or is the arrangement of the ten "Pentacles" suggestive of the Tree of Life?
  4. Hi, RC, Allisnum2er, and L-o-T! I honestly see both sides of the debate. Gematria - whether the ancient Greek and Hebrew versions or the systems of encryption which have come to be known as the Elizabethan Cyphers - can be used for many purposes, both spiritual and secular. I understand the belief that these systems hold endless possibilities, and that hypothetically, one must have external guidance to know exactly what message is being encrypted. However, I also think that if one already has clues to what he's looking for (i.e., names like Bacon and Shakespeare and numbers like 33, 157, 287, etc.) he can, albeit with some guesswork, decipher the message. I'm quite confident that Bacon knew these important clues would survive long after his death. And as for the argument that Gematria is mystical in nature, I can say for sure that any argument based on the phrase "by definition" is a purely semantic one. 😉
  5. HOLY GOD, RC!!!! That is horrifying! I had no idea artificial intelligence was so advanced. Time to get out the red and blue pills? I don't like that this chatbot associates Gematria with "mysticism" and "religion" - implying that there is something magical about it. No! Gematria is a means of conveying symbols, and merely that. My mind is swimming. Also, I'd never heard of the Tetractys before - I literally had to stare at the image for five minutes to fully comprehend it! This is amazing stuff, regardless of whether Bacon had a hand in it - gives me ideas for architecture based on these principles. Thanks so much for the interesting (and sometimes disturbing) content. It really makes me rethink the world!
  6. Yeah, thanks! I've spent some time working numerical cyphers into writing, but this is my first try at something geometrical. I won't lie and say that it was easy - I suppose I'll get better with time. 🙂 By the way, can you elaborate on exactly what you wanted from me with regard to creating a new topic? Thanks, Rob! M.
  7. That's a good guess, but I actually wrote it! Was playing around with words and cyphers yesterday, and this is what I came up with. If anyone else wants to have a go at solving the encryption, I'd love to see what you can produce. Otherwise, I'll post the answer.
  8. Hey Kate! This totally answers my question! Thank you so much! And now you know what an Entablature is!!
  9. Hey, RC! This is fascinating! I've always suspected that the Temple of Solomon never really existed - rather, that it is simply a metaphor for various esoteric concepts. The Masonic "Trinity" of Hiram Abiff, Hiram of Tyre, and Solomon - i.e., Strength, Wisdom, Beauty/Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, etc. is also a metaphor/allegory. What I find interesting is that the "First Temple" is only mentioned twice in the Bible, once by Josephus, and nowhere else. There's no archeological evidence for it, and even its location is speculated. Thanks for the info! It's much appreciated!
  10. Several weeks ago, I considered creating a topic dedicated to esoteric/Baconian questions and their answers. My thinking was that anyone on the forum could post their questions pertaining to Bacon, Shakespeare, and esoteric topics, free for anyone to answer. I decided against it because there is already a whole category for information and help - but now I realize that the one thing this community lacks is a more casual space where anyone can ask anything - and anyone can answer it. Being a relative novice on esoteric topics, I believe this post is long overdue. Most of you here are miles (literally years!) ahead of me on the esoteric journey, but I wouldn't presume that all of us have reached such high levels of understanding - at least not yet. Basically, this is a designated place where you (and that means all B'hive members) can post on-topic questions and anyone who cares to can provide answers. _______________________________________________________ Now, let me start with a few... Marvin Haines 8/8/2023 1. Boaz and Jachin. Imagine I'm standing in the entrance to the Temple and facing out. Which is right, which is left? I know the Left pillar is considered the "dark pillar" and the Right is considered the "light pillar," but left and right are subjective depending on the direction one is facing. I also know that the Temple faced East, towards the rising sun. But what does "faced" in this context actually mean?
  11. The same way that God is not our ACTUAL father, but surely our metaphorical - and yes, spiritual one.
  12. Moxie and Lemony fanart (made by someone else). Moxie is a highly intelligent young female who dresses like a man. Sound familiar?
  13. SPOILER ALERT!! Here are the answers: 1. The pseudonym of Daniel Handler, a popular children's/young adult fiction writer. Handler writes incredibly entertaining stories that still appeal to many teens and adults (including myself) for their sophistication and oddly high Lexile level. He's known to have a sarcastic wit and a wry, very intelligent sense of humor. 2. A major character in Snicket's second series, All the Wrong Questions. Also my first crush. (I know, it's weird to have a crush on a fictional character.) Side note: When I asked Alexa who her first crush was, she said it was R2D2!! 3. Another major character in ATWQ 4. Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) 5. The protagonist of my favorite TV series, The Mentalist, a dark police drama with weirdly comedic elements. Mr. Jane used to bill himself as a psychic - until his family was murdered by a notorious serial killer known as Red John. Jane has since devoted his life to catching said killer, using his almost superhuman intuition and perception. It's a great show, and I highly recommend it. 6. The actor who plays Patrick Jane 7. "There's no such thing as psychics, Lisbon!" 7. The horizontal element that rests atop a classical colonnade, composed of three parts: frieze, architrave, and cornice 8. See answer No. 7 9. See answer No. 7 10. See answer No. 7 11. Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite
  14. Don't ask Alexa. She'll give you a definition for "tablature" instead!
  15. It's actually 2001: A Space Odyssey. Minor detail.
  16. Here are some other questions I asked Alexa. I am proud to say that I know and knew the answers to all of them. How many can you answer from the top of your head? 1. "Hey Alexa, who is Lemony Snicket?" 2. "Hey Alexa, who is Moxie Mallahan?" 3. "Hey Alexa, who is Ellington Feint?" 4. "Hey Alexa, who wrote the series "All the Wrong Questions?" 5. "Hey Alexa, who is Patrick Jane?" 6. "Hey Alexa, who is Simon Baker?" 7. "Hey Alexa, what is Patrick Jane's signature line?" 7. "Hey Alexa, define: entablature." 8. "Hey Alexa, define: cornice." 9. "Hey Alexa, define: frieze." 10. "Hey Alexa, define: architrave" 11. "Hey Alexa, name the five orders of classical architecture."
  17. I had dinner today with my grandmother. We had a good time; she prepared a fine meal of seasoned chicken, baked potatoes, corn, and Yorkshire pudding. During the meal, my gram asked Alexa (an artificial intelligence voice recognition software, for those of you who don't know) to answer a question that was troubling us both. After Alexa had given her answer, I began to ask more questions, just for the fun of it. Eventually, the obvious occurred to me, and I knew I had to ask a certain question - the question that is the header of this post. Alexa replied, "I believe that Sir Thomas More authored Shakespeare." Then I asked, "Alexa, tell me about the Baconian Theory." And good old Alexa quoted Wikipedia. "Alexa," I said, after she had finished her spiel, "I believe that you are, in fact, wrong - I am quite certain that Sir Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare." Alexa made a boop-boop noise and retired for the night.
  18. There is an old saying about probability that goes something like this (and I may be getting a few of the details wrong): If you put a hundred monkeys in a large room with a typewriter and give them an indefinite food supply and the ability to reproduce, within ten million years, at least one of them will have turned out a Shakespeare sonnet. I would like to propose an alternate theory... If you put a hundred Stratfordians in a large room with a typewriter and give them an indefinite food supply and the ability to reproduce, within ten million years, at least one of them will have turned out the words, "Bacon is Shakespeare."
  19. Look closer: It's the "Double-A" headpiece!
  20. I just saw this now. Neat trailer, but I have to say that by revealing your position on the Bacon/Shakespeare debate before you say anything of your book is likely to turn away viewers who would otherwise have continued reading to find an answer to the great question. You could have said something like, "Who is that lurking behind the mask? Will his name rewrite history? To find out for yourself, look no further..."
  21. The play was a riot! I brought along a picture of SFB with the quote "Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible" printed in large letters on the reverse side. During the intermission, I approached a number of carefully chosen individuals and asked each of them who the man in the picture was. The answers were as varied as the subjects of my little experiment. Here are just a few: "I dunno - some old guy, I guess." "A man with a beard and a hat." "It's good old Bill!" "That's William Shakespeare, isn't it?" I will admit I was frustrated by the last answer. I replied, "Yes, it is indeed Shakespeare!" When I got "I dunno" for a second time, the culprit being a middle-aged man in a T-shirt, I lost all my dignity and said, "The image that I'm holding is of Sir Francis Bacon, the true author of the Shakespearian Works." He gave me a nasty look and said, "I have no time for that nonsense!"
  22. Hello all! Does anyone know of a good, in-depth article that tackles A Midsummer Night's Dream from a Baconian perspective? Very soon, I will have the opportunity to see it performed live by professional "Shakespearian" actors in a beautiful venue. All replies are greatly appreciated. Thanks! M. Haines
  23. Yes, Kate, you are correct! I was about to tell Rob exactly what you said when I saw your post.
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