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FRANCIS BACON AND THE ROSICRUCIAN DOCUMENT THE CHEMICAL WEDDING.

The Chemical Wedding first published in 1616 is widely attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae, there are however a number of Rosicrucian writers who do not believe he wrote it and some Baconians who know/believe Bacon did.

The first English translation of The Chemical Wedding by E. Foxcroft was published in 1690. Its inside page carries 31 words and 2 initials 31+2=33 Bacon in simple cipher. 

Some very interesting links between The Chemical Wedding and some of the later Shakespeare plays, in particular Cymbeline, is discussed by Frances A. Yates in Shakespeare's Last Plays A New Approach (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975), pp. 99-101. In this work Dr Yates refers to a work by Paul Arnold Esoterisme De Shakespeare (Paris: Mercvre De France, 1955) in which there is a chapter entitled 'La Tragedie De Cymbeline ET La Fraternitie', pp. 177-200. I have a copy of this work (which has never been translated into English) but I do not speak or read French. It might be something that our Maestro Yann might want to take a look at. Paul Arnold also wrote another work Histoire des Rose-Croix (Mercure De France, 1955, 1990) which contains a chapter entitled 'Francis Bacon' commencing on p. 333 (pp. 333-38) in which he tries to undermine FB's links to the Rosicrucian Brotherhood. 

Images below are of the original 1616 edition in German and the 1690 English translation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chymical_Wedding_of_Christian_Rosenkreutz

https://archive.org/details/hermetickromance00rose/page/n3/mode/2up

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2 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

...and some Baconians who know/believe Bacon did.

The clues jump out at us! I see new ones just now.

It's all I can do this weekend to even drop in. But will say The Chemical Wedding has been a door I have wanted to truly explore for over 20 years. A few moments here and there, a number of random peeks into the vast potential, so on. R. Wagner sharing more than anyone with me and I wish I was recording it all. I'd feel like a ship being tossed around in the straights! Fascinating.

I am not one to "know/believe", I am one to suspect and feel confident.

1616?

O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark

http://www.light-of-truth.com/pyramid-GMT.php#Line1616

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JOHANN VALENTIN ANDREAE A LITERARY MASK FOR FRANCIS BACON.

'Johann Valentin Andreae is generally assumed to be the author of the Confessio. It is a much-mooted question, however, whether Andreæ did not permit his name to be used as a pseudonym by Sir Francis Bacon. Apropos of this subject are two extremely significant references occurring in the introduction to that remarkable potpourri,The Anatomy of Melancholy. This volume first appeared in 1621 from the pen of Democritus junior, who was afterwards identified as Robert Burton, who, in turn, was a suspected intimate of Sir Francis Bacon. One reference archly suggests that at the time of publishing The Anatomy of Melancholy in 1621 the founder of the Fraternity of R.C. was still alive. This statement--concealed from general recognition by its textual involvement--has escaped the notice of most students of Rosicrucianism. In the same work there also appears a short footnote of stupendous import. It contains merely the words: "Joh. Valent. Andreas, Lord Verulam." This single line definitely relates Johann Valentin Andreæ to Sir Francis Bacon, who was Lord Verulam, and by its punctuation intimates that they are one and the same individual.'

[Manly Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline Of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalisitic and Rosicrucian Symbolic Philosophy (Los Angeles, California: The Philsophical Research, INc., 1994), p. CXLIII]

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FRANCIS BACON AUTHOR OF THE ROSICRUCIAN MANIFESTOS NOT JOHANN VALENTIN ANDREAE.

'The other general opinion regarding the authorship of these pamphlets is one which was born in the minds of a great many persons who criticized the organization during the seventeenth century. They believed that an individual by the name of Johann Valentin Andrea was the real author of the Fama, and the later book called the Confessio Fraternitatis R. C....

....The real author of the pamphlets that brought about the revival in Germany was none other than Sir Francis Bacon, who was the Imperator for the Order in England and various parts of Europe at the time.' 

[H Spencer Lewis, Rosicrucian Questions and Answers With Complete History of the Rosicrucian Order (San Jose, California: Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC, 1961), pp. 111, 121]

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22 hours ago, A Phoenix said:

Some very interesting links between The Chemical Wedding and some of the later Shakespeare plays, in particular Cymbeline, is discussed by Frances A. Yates in Shakespeare's Last Plays A New Approach (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975), pp. 99-101. In this work Dr Yates refers to a work by Paul Arnold Esoterisme De Shakespeare (Paris: Mercvre De France, 1955) in which there is a chapter entitled 'La Tragedie De Cymbeline ET La Fraternitie', pp. 177-200.

Hi A Phoenix, thank you for pointing that out. I seem to recall that you mentionned it in one of your great academic publications.

By chance I found a copy of Paul Arnold's Book on the net. I will receive it in the next few days and I will take a really good look at it 😉 

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36 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Hi Yann, which of the two Paul Arnold works have you ordered? Whichever one it is I am seriously looking forward to your findings.👍♥️🙂

I have ordered "Esoterisme de Shakespeare"😊.

I am looking forward to discovering the famous Chapter and to share its content with you in the language of Shakespeare 😉 

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                                        FRANCIS BACON SECRET CONCEALED AUTHOR OF THE ROSICRUCIAN DOCUMENT THE CHEMICAL WEDDING.

                                               The Baconian ciphers present on the title page of the 1690 English translation ofThe Chemical Wedding.

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FRANCIS BACON SECRET CONCEALED AUTHOR OF THE ROSICRUCIAN DOCUMENT THE CHEMICAL WEDDING.

                                   The Baconian ciphers present on the first page of the text proper of the 1690 English translation ofThe Chemical Wedding.

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41 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

FRANCIS BACON SECRET CONCEALED AUTHOR OF THE ROSICRUCIAN DOCUMENT THE CHEMICAL WEDDING.

                                               The Baconian ciphers present on page 100 of the 1690 English translation ofThe Chemical Wedding.

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This is remarkable original work, A.P.....

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The Chemical Wedding  in the moments leading up to SirBacon.org's 25th Anniversary is a gift and appropriate. Thank you!

We'll look back on this and all of what we have been doing someday.

You, A. Phoenix (whoever you all are), have been the Star for we wondering Barks for a while now, long before the B'Hive was even considered as a serious goal.

Bacon is smiling as we speak.

 

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Good evening A Phoenix,

I would like to share with you something that I just noticed in The Chymical Wedding and that could be a second purpose of the "Three Kyes".

Indeed, based on the Search engine of Internet Archive the word "Kyes" appears two more times in the Book for a total of  ... Three Kyes  !

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The two other "Kyes" appear on pages 76 and 77 (Simple cipher of MINERVA the Spear-shaker, Francis Bacon's muse).

The passage between the two "Kyes" is interesting, talking about a Library and "a great Book".

76 + 77 = 153

 1 + 76 + 77 = 154

Could it be , in a book published in 1690, a reference to another book published in 1609 containing 154 Sonnets ?

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"at present I must contain my self"

 

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