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  1. My mind is swimming, too! I literally just discovered this! Family is calling me to dinner. Will think about it while I eat and possibly do more research after!
  2. I've spent a lot of time playing around with geometry in paint and graphing programs, and I think I've just discovered something interesting. The image below is a drawing that I created, showing how a 3-4-5 triangle can be formed from a square. The 3-4-5 triangle is the most famous Pythagorean triangle and is used frequently in Masonic architecture, regalia, etc., as it is a perfect illustration of Euclid's 47th Proposition - the theorem of the Master Mason. I learned from reading The Secret Work of an Age that every Masonic Floor is made in the shape of an Oblong Square (Thanks, Kate), the result of two 3-4-5 tringles placed together to form a rectangle. There's more coming, so after you look at the image, please scroll on! Notice that the triangle is formed by connecting three of the angles to the center of an adjacent side. To take this a step further, we can connect all the angles to their adjacent sides - creating the next image: It must be noted that the central eight-pointed, interlocking star is a symbol known as the Seal of Melchizedek. Many of you probably know that Melchizedek was the 13th Tribe of Israel and the location of the Tabernacle. More recently, (and this is in boldface for a reason) the LDS, or Mormon Church has adopted this symbol, along with the term Melchizedek Priesthood. Now here's the amazing discovery hinted at earlier. This is what we get when we superimpose the Square and Compasses onto the above image!! It's a perfect match! In addition, the Mormon Temple in San Diego, California has this symbol worked into its architecture many times - most notably in the central skylight. Interestingly, this is the 47th Temple built by the Mormon Church!!!!!
  3. Hey, Allisnum2er! Your theory makes a lot of sense, and I really think it's quite clever... although I doubt that Mr. Cedar Next Door was ever aware of the Hiramic Legend, let alone the Tubal Cain. Why? Here's my logic: - He once called Freemasonry a "cultish religion" to my face - He seems to have never heard of Sir Francis Bacon - He always says "Uh-huh" when I tell him something esoteric I was partly joking when I said the fish looked phallic, and I somehow doubt that good old Mr. Cedar would have intentionally used an erotic symbol in his work - especially if the work was to be displayed in a house of good - as opposed to ill - repute. He was also shocked when I mentioned that my parents let me watch R-rated movies. A funny aside: Sarah Winchester evidently had too much self respect to use the Tubal Cain symbol in her house - but she created a clever approximation of it in the shape of a stylized C wrapping around two balls. It appears in her stained glass windows and several other places:
  4. The topic of Bacon as a musician has seen surprisingly little coverage, apart from the aforementioned articles. This all sounds remarkably interesting. I went through a phase several months ago where I was madly obsessed with W. Amadeus Mozart's Der Zeiberflute - or, as you guys probably know it, The Magic Flute. It seems like all the academics - even those who discredit our various theories of Masonic influence and symbolism - have accepted the inescapable truth that this particular Masque is not just hinting at those aforementioned symbols, but that it is, in fact, SCREAMING at us - telling us that for once we can forget our "heart to know" and just use common sense. I wish I could say the same for Shakespeare.
  5. Yesterday, I wandered over to a neighbor's house. He was having some guests over for booze and crackers, and I joined them (although I didn't have any booze.) This guy, who's an amazing metalworker (he has a whole shop behind the house and has made quite a name for himself in the galleries) told me about a project he was working on, which involved an encoded message. He said he'd give me the thing if I could figure it out. I didn't try, though. It was shaped like a fish and had a suspiciously phallic appearance. It would have looked horrible in our living room. Just a minute after he showed me the penis fish, a military jet flew over us. I said, "They're coming to teach us to love the Bomb!" He said, "Mein Fuhrer - I can walk!"
  6. BUT now, in verse, I live again, So, sing aloud my word; They say the Master died in vain, But still his voice is heard. For it was more than Masonry That made the Temple stand - With this, I leave MY LEGACY, The House Upon Flat Land!
  7. M-A-S-T-E-R-V-O-R-K-M-A-N MASTER VORKMAN?? MASTER WORKMAN!!!
  8. I've always been into classical music, and recently my interest has grown due to a series of improbable events which led me to attend or perform in over six classical concerts this year. Needless to say, I began composing. And needless to say, I couldn't help myself from using Baconian numbers in my compositions. Awhile ago, I shared a piece with some of you that I had made using a software called Musescore. In creating this piece, I played around a lot with the order and sequence of notes, but it hadn't yet occurred to me to play with the pitch of the notes themselves. A couple of days ago, the spark went off in my head - and why hadn't I thought of it sooner? I could apply the 24-letter Elizabethan Gematria of Bacon and Dee to the grand staff!! It's quite easy work - so easy that I don't even need to take the time to draw up a diagram. (Although that could be the laziness in me speaking!) Anyhow, each note on the scale corresponds to a number and a letter of the alphabet. Take for instance, the Simple Cypher. I assign the letter A and the number 1 to high C, which seems a logical starting point, as the Western mind automatically reads down rather than up, and high C is a benchmark near the top of the grand staff. If I were to use the Reverse Cypher, then, of course, I would have to assign the number 24 and the letter A to high C, and so on and so forth. There are as many combinations as there are cyphers. Now, the fun part! Using the Simple Cypher, what does this score translate to?
  9. Yesterday, my dad and I had a conversation. We started talking about wrongful journalism, politics, and the ethics of abortion (or lack thereof!), but soon the conversation turned to Bacon/Shakespeare. My dad had known that I was a Baconian for some time, and had previously only hinted at my success in swaying him to a Baconian perspective. (I knew that he'd been reading Is Shakespeare Dead?, and when he gave me a first edition copy of Bacon is Shakespeare [1911, I think] my suspicions were confirmed.) However, I had never yet talked in depth with him on the subject. I won't lie and say I remember the conversation perfectly, but I know that at some point the topic of "conspiracy theories" came up. I told my dad that people have repeatedly called me a conspiracy theorist when I mention my Baconian beliefs. He then said something utterly unexpected. Dad said, "Maybe you are a conspiracy theorist. Maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist!" I was at first offended, but then he continued. "There's nothing wrong with conspiracy theories - at least the way I see them. If everyone believed what they were told, we'd all be living in Nineteen-Eighty-Four!" I thought about this. I thought incredibly hard, and when I was finished thinking, I said, "I think we have different ideas of what that term means." Then I remembered a line that I had actually cut from my novel months ago (and I see now how important it is that I integrate this line back into the story). The line reads: "Arti, you've got to understand this. Sometimes we need conspiracy theories. Without them, we would be slaves to the conspirators."
  10. With regard to the topic of "concealment," I think - no, I know that in many places we get carried away with our interpretations of art. THAT BEING SAID, it is the same mentality that scoffs at the Baconian Thesis for its "confirmation bias" and "lack of true evidence" which defames Allisnum2er's initial post. Another thing I know for certain is that a broken clock is right once a day - That is to say that every idea, except for maybe the Flat Earth Conspiracy, has at least something to offer.)
  11. HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Happy WIllie Shaksper Day!! As all of you undoubtedly know, today, in days of olde (it doesn't really matter when because we can't remember the exact year), in YE OLDE TOWNE of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the GOD OF OUR IDOLITRY was born. So, come all ye faithful, to join in the gospel of Willie the Shakey Shakspur! (And don't forget to come back for our thrice weekly services and scripture readings!) In Shaksper we trust! (Oops! We meant SHAKESPEARE!)
  12. Hey people! I know it's been awhile, but I just had the pleasure of receiving an email from a friend with whom I shared my pamphlet. I'm curious what you all think of her response. I found it delightful, but in some places problematic - i.e., who decides what qualifies as an "unbiased source." Here is the response: Woah! This is really interesting and cleary thought through and well articulated, but I have a few questions. First off, how can you be sure that Francis Bacon's lines in the fifth (?) section of the essay are actually referring to Sarah, given that Sarah was born over 200 years after Francis Bacon's death? Second of all, where are your sources for this? Specifically your sources on how Sarah Winchester was a baconian, as that is a significant claim to make unsourced. There is a very good biography of Sarah Winchester which I will attach a PDF of to this email, and it makes no mention of Freemasonry or her schooling whatsoever, and I cannot find any trustworthy or unbiased sources on that in my cursory lookthrough of google. It's very interesting, but I am also fairly certain I am missing the back half of the essay and the images that would provide context, if you could send me the link to the original post and your sources I would appreciate that. 🙂
  13. That's fascinating! I was able to find this interesting series of papers on the same website. The different accounts contradict each other in places, but they all say basically the same thing - that Mrs. Winchester was a kind, intelligent lady who mostly kept to herself. One of the most interesting contradictions that I found (and I regret having forgotten which document(s) it occurs in) is about her response to the popular story. One account (and I'm sorry, I don't remember who's) claims that she found the Folklore amusing and never even tried to speak out against it, while another claims that she hated the stories and even tried to end one in particular (the one which stated she would die if she ever stopped building) by moving away for a year. This is still a fantastic resource, and although I disagree with some of the conclusions presented in the final document, I would highly encourage you to give it a read! Carl Hansen Papers on Sarah Winchester : Hansen, Carl : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
  14. Hi! Thing is, I'm still working on the illustrations. I'll have them done soon!!
  15. Also, she never had any "hired, high-end architects." She only had an architectural builder/designer/foreman named John Hansen. His small home is still standing, adjacent to the property - evidently lodgings were a part of his contract.
  16. HOLY GOD!!! I've never seen this drawing!!! So fascinating. I have to disagree with your statement that, "It may not be a tribute to Bacon, but could be, and certainly was not a crazy woman's attempt to confuse ghosts. But it was a inspired physical manifestation of one California's most wealthy living people, even though a widow. There is enough in the designs to suggest she was informed on RC/FM concepts and knew of Bacon/Shakespeare on some level. Of course, her high-end hired architects were likely connected to the connections connected therein." I mainly disagree with the part that says, "It may not be a tribute to Bacon." Sorry to inform you, but here's some pretty damming evidence, taken again from my pamphlet - which, I can assure you, was thoroughly researched: RICHARD A. WAGNER, certainly the most respected Llanadian, states that to enter the House, the candidate must first climb the Winding Stairs in the northwest corner. While this is certainly a valid statement, regarding the House prior to the earthquake, one must recognize that the Winding Stairs were not added until sometime in the 1910s or 20s, as evidenced by the marks on the walls left by a previous stairway configuration. And so, we have a conundrum: What was Sarah’s motive for building the Winding Stairs, (which, as any Mason will know, represent the candidate’s ascension to greater knowledge, and thus are obviously the symbolic point of entrance), when the impressive front doors were already installed? There is no obvious answer, and as we only have the partially intact version of the House to work with, we cannot ever fully understand Sarah’s complete vision. This resource will focus the initiate’s entrance on the front of the house, by way of the vestibule doors. The doors are, simply put, a work of art. But as with all the art in the House, they contain a metaphor. The doors were crafted in Europe to Sarah’s own specifications and contain superb art glass. The upper glass panels consist of two 3s facing each other, representing Bacon’s code number 33. The space in the center is occupied by 7 fleur-de-lis – so, with two panels, two 7s. The fleur-de-lis is a well-known Baconian symbol, appearing 3 times on his crest. The significance of the “double 7” will be explained later. If one peers closer, he will notice that each of the 3s is made up of two C-like symbols. These symbols are called Tubal-Cains, and they are a revised version of the original symbol used by John Dee, Bacon’s mentor, as his hieroglyphic signature. The original version of the Tubal-Cain had a very erotic appearance, and so, Sarah, being a respectable lady, had to change it. The new symbol consists of a C wrapping around two balls and appears elsewhere in the House. The design is also likely a reference to Bacon’s famous “double C” headpiece, which he used on the title page of nearly all his works. The lower glass panels in the doors each have 11 fleur-de-lis – 11 representing the name Sarah Pardee, as does the “Llanada Villa” inscription on the right gate pier. At the bottom of both panels, we find a symbol that is not easily traced to Bacon, and whose meaning is yet undiscovered. The drawing also gives us a rare glimpse of Sarah's second gable configuration - likely an extension of the gable on the previous farmhouse. It's interesting to note that the article says the house is only two stories. This confirms my suspicion that the 7-story tower and 3d gable were added sometime after 1895. Thanks for posting this!!
  17. Hey, Eric! All the footage I've managed to find is from later than the 1940's. This is not surprising, given that the House did not attract national attention until around that time, and small-scale documentary productions were fairly uncommon. That being said, there is a sort of documentary from the 50's (early 60's??) that shows much of the grounds, accompanied by a painfully inaccurate narration detailing the legend that most people now believe. I don't remember the title, or else I would send you a link. It's all in black and white, but the House appears to be overgrown and faded. A few rare color photos which I've managed to locate confirm that the house was indeed in disrepair. (I think it was repainted/restored sometime in the early 80's - around the time that the hideous visitor center was added.) Here are those images: Notice that this particular image is taken from the same vantage as the image of Sarah in her four-wheel carriage. Her bedroom is on the right; the "13th bathroom" is on the left.
  18. Also, the only pre-earthquake images of the House which I have managed to find are all of the exterior. It seems unlikely that Sarah, as an exceptionally private individual, would allow photographers to visually document the interiors of her home. Here are all the "before" images I've managed to find:
  19. Light-of-Truth, Thank you very much! I actually haven't spoken with Mr. Wagner on the phone, although we occasionally send emails. Sarah was undeniably a philosophical genius. Her Foreman, John Hanson, of which very little is known, was undeniably a master builder. I have studied American architecture extensively, and the House is a prime example - if not the best in the country - of the Queen Anne style. I have made several drawings showing the House as it looked in its various stages of development. Here is a passage from the aforementioned pamphlet, which I wrote as a companion to Wagner's writings, focusing mainly on the symbols of the house, its architecture, and how it may have looked at one point in history - i.e., 1906; before the earthquake: EVERY OBSERVER must remember that the façade of the House changed drastically after the earthquake. The left gable, as previously stated, was once fitted with a fretwork balcony and topped by a cupola, both of which were destroyed. The right Palladian balcony was originally semi-detached but was encased in a second large gable, most likely after sustaining damage. The current façade is an architectural mess, the result of the shoddily repaired damage, but it still retains aspects of its original design. As in all well-executed Queen Anne architecture, the façade is asymmetrical, but balanced. Notice that the second story literally hovers over the porte-cochere, supported merely by the wooden posts cemented into the stone wall below. The first story of the central portion is symmetrical, but as one’s gaze moves higher up the façade, asymmetries begin to appear. The entrance is in the exact center of the porte-cochere. One immediately notices that the House faces East, towards the rising sun. In a Blue Lodge room, the Worshipful Master sits in the East, for East is the direction associated with enlightenment in the Masonic literature. It was also the direction which King Solomon’s Temple faced, and as will later be revealed, the House is in many ways a modern metaphor for this original House of Enlightenment. Upon entering the gates, one first sees the façade through two palm trees. These trees represent the Masonic pillars of Boaz and Jachin, which originally appeared at the entrance of the first Temple. It must be noted that the two palms were planted by Sarah after the earthquake and were not a part of the original design. The original plantings were much denser, so the House could not be seen well from the street. In the garden’s pre-1906 configuration, a drive led straight through the gates to the entrance, but now the path curves around a lawn containing the trees.
  20. Hey there, Mr. Fowler!! What a wonderful discovery!! I have to comment that the term "WInchester Mystery House" was never known to Sarah. She, for reasons which I have explained in my pamphlet "Llanada Villa: The House on the Plain" preferred a different name. "WMH" was first introduced by Harry Houdini when he visited the House in the 1920's. (Houdini is unquestionably to blame for the spooky legend. Before he came along, there were versions of the story, but none ever mentioned hauntings or spirits. He himself was a spiritualist, but interestingly, also a Freemason - although there's no evidence that he was ever a Baconian. I find it unlikely that he ever made the connection between Sarah and Bacon.)
  21. Is it just me, or is the greenhouse at Llanada Villa reminiscent of a Triple-Tau?!! It also has thirteen glass roofs - thirteen being her Pythagorean Code Number!
  22. Fantastic!! That's a mouthful, but I think I understand.
  23. This is really interesting!! Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for sharing!
  24. Light-of-Truth - I've gotten through the bulk of your website, and I want to personally congratulate you on these amazing discoveries. You really shine a new light on a topic that has been mostly exhausted. I thought almost everything worthwhile about Bacon/Shakespeare had already been discovered and analyzed, but clearly I was wrong! The man was a genius, and I am now firmly convinced that there will always be room for new interpretations. One bit of constructive critique: You know and I know that we're dealing with Truth, but the word - especially when it's capitalized - can come across as preachy and degrading. You may know the truth, but others have no idea that you do, and the way you introduce it can come across as if you were promoting a conspiracy theory - and believe me, that's the last thing we want! The word "Conspiracy Theory" has become a sort of slur among Stratfordians, and by using potentially preachy language, you may in fact be giving them fuel. Just my opinion, though, and overall, excellent content!!
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