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Yes, Eric, it is! It is available on Kindle but I got the paperback with free shipping from Book Depository (for $34.23--which seems a good price for a book coming from overseas). It is a lovely book to own. The paper actually feels good to the touch. The full title is The Map and the Manuscript: Journeys in the Mysteries of the Two Rennes (Ignotum Press). It is 496 pages. It isn't about Bacon/Shakespeare per se, but it does involve certain poets and their poetry. It follows an intriguing esoteric mystery that Simon pursued for twenty years. I believe the first mention I saw of Shakespeare was on page 369 (in chapter 16, "Dreams,Alchemy and the Omphalos," in a discussion involving the idea of artist as alchemist and Jung's Psychology and Alchemy.

I've got about a chapter to go to finish it.

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6 hours ago, Christie Waldman said:

... It isn't about Bacon/Shakespeare per se, but it does involve certain poets and their poetry. It follows an intriguing esoteric mystery that Simon pursued for twenty years. I believe the first mention I saw of Shakespeare was on page 369 (in chapter 16, "Dreams,Alchemy and the Omphalos," in a discussion involving the idea of artist as alchemist and Jung's Psychology and Alchemy.

Interesting. There was a time when Simon was one of our Baconian voices. Has his opinions changed? I really can't see that.

Christie, what do you think?

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No I don't have any reason to think his opinion has changed (but I don't speak for him of course). It's just a book about a different subject. Actually, why I mentioned that he mentioned Shakespeare on p. 369 was because just a few pages later on, on p. 375, he references a passage in a book by Jung, p. 369. I thought you guys would enjoy that coincidence. See the influence you're having on me!

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4 hours ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Interesting. There was a time when Simon was one of our Baconian voices. Has his opinions changed? I really can't see that.

Christie, what do you think?

Having watched a couple of Simon Miles's brilliant talks online (Merchant of Venice, Phoenix and the Turtle) it is unthinkable that he would ever cease to be a Baconian. From a financial point of view, this new book of his will hopefully make him millions. I've only glanced at "The Map and the Manuscript" but it seems to be a re-investigation of the Leigh, Baigent and Lincoln's books and films about the "Priory of Sion", the Holy Grail (the supposed unbroken lineage of Jesus Christ) and the treasure supposedly discovered by the local priest of a small town, Rennes Le Chateau, in Southern France. Here is a well-researched debunking of one of the world's most elaborate literary hoaxes. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-priory-of-sion/ Simon has spent the last 20 years investigating the story in forensic detail, so there is no way that his new book is just a more elaborate version of the "Holy Blood Holy Grail" theory. I'd be interested in anything Christie can tell us about her reactions to Simon's book. 

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I reviewed Simon's book for Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Map-Manuscript-Simon-M-Miles-ebook/dp/B0B6D4TTW1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Q6PXPVAOYJNA&keywords=Simon+M.+Miles%2C+The+Map+and+the+Manuscript&qid=1667228531&s=books&sprefix=simon+m.+miles%2C+the+map+and+the+manuscript%2Cstripbooks%2C166&sr=1-1. The CBS article you posted, Eric, "The Priory of Sion," was from 4/26/2006, by Daniel Schorn (and includes reporting by Ed Bradley, Sixty Minutes correspondent). My impression, after reading Simon's book, is that this article touches upon just one aspect of a broad subject. There does seem to be a tendency, among some, to call something a "hoax" or "conspiracy" when one does not understand it completely or does not wish for others to explore it too deeply, as with the "conspiracy" to hide the true author of Shakespeare, a conspiracy which dates back to the First Folio itself, as you all know.

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10 hours ago, Christie Waldman said:

I reviewed Simon's book for Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Map-Manuscript-Simon-M-Miles-ebook/dp/B0B6D4TTW1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Q6PXPVAOYJNA&keywords=Simon+M.+Miles%2C+The+Map+and+the+Manuscript&qid=1667228531&s=books&sprefix=simon+m.+miles%2C+the+map+and+the+manuscript%2Cstripbooks%2C166&sr=1-1. The CBS article you posted, Eric, "The Priory of Sion," was from 4/26/2006, by Daniel Schorn (and includes reporting by Ed Bradley, Sixty Minutes correspondent). My impression, after reading Simon's book, is that this article touches upon just one aspect of a broad subject. There does seem to be a tendency, among some, to call something a "hoax" or "conspiracy" when one does not understand it completely or does not wish for others to explore it too deeply, as with the "conspiracy" to hide the true author of Shakespeare, a conspiracy which dates back to the First Folio itself, as you all know.

Great review! Sounds fascinating. Maybe I'll order the paper version. If the power goes out, BINGO! I am good! 🙂

 

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29 minutes ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Great review! Sounds fascinating. Maybe I'll order the paper version. If the power goes out, BINGO! I am good! 🙂

 

Just bought the e-Book and am taking my first steps on a long, guided journey. There is no doubt that S.M. has a very remarkable intelligence, both intuitive and academic, which is able to see connections no one else has made. An example of this is his 2016 presentation at the Bases Conference, "The Whirling Wheels" in which he demonstrates interconnections between the "Biblewheel", the Menorah, the lunar eclipse cycle, the Antikythera mechanism and certain specific crop circles which have appeared over a 20 year period. It may not be your cup of tea, but Simon is so engaging: https://simonmmiles.com/index.php/archives/video-presentations (see last video on this page) For some reason, this talk has been deleted from YouTube and I could only find it on Simon's own site. If he is right, then what we are seeing in the fields of Wiltshire is nothing less than the Hand of God. 

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11 hours ago, Christie Waldman said:

I reviewed Simon's book for Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Map-Manuscript-Simon-M-Miles-ebook/dp/B0B6D4TTW1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Q6PXPVAOYJNA&keywords=Simon+M.+Miles%2C+The+Map+and+the+Manuscript&qid=1667228531&s=books&sprefix=simon+m.+miles%2C+the+map+and+the+manuscript%2Cstripbooks%2C166&sr=1-1. The CBS article you posted, Eric, "The Priory of Sion," was from 4/26/2006, by Daniel Schorn (and includes reporting by Ed Bradley, Sixty Minutes correspondent). My impression, after reading Simon's book, is that this article touches upon just one aspect of a broad subject. There does seem to be a tendency, among some, to call something a "hoax" or "conspiracy" when one does not understand it completely or does not wish for others to explore it too deeply, as with the "conspiracy" to hide the true author of Shakespeare, a conspiracy which dates back to the First Folio itself, as you all know.

Re: the word "hoax". I was referring to Lincoln, Baigent and Leigh's work. I found their BBC documentary which I saw in Australia in the late 70s very fascinating and subsequently, I met Richard Baigent briefly in London in the early 80s about the time "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" came out. The trouble with their thesis is that it promises much but never delivers "the treasure". To quote Churchill, it is "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Simon, on the other hand, claims to have resolved the mystery. 

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About 6 or 7 years before Bacon was introduced to me and I met Lawrence (early 1990s), my previous wife was reading the Illuminati Trilogy by RAW (Lawrence's college room-mate) and we heard about "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and "Behold a Pale Horse", etc. She was totally immersed in all that while I was a full-blown Carlos Casteneda shaman, in my mind. It was an interesting time as synchronicity was crackling all around us. We primitive camped a lot in Nature, in the wilderness, and went to Grateful Dead shows at every opportunity. Magic flowed like the Amazon River in our lives.

Figures I'd eventually end up a Baconian...

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Hello everybody. Thanks for the very kind words about my work and my book. Much appreciated. Happy to address the questions that have been raised here, and any others that people might like to ask.

Firstly, yes, of course, I am now and will always remain a Baconian! Some things never change, and that is one. I have however, admittedly, retired from the fray these days and am no longer actively researching, writing or speaking on the Shakespeare authorship topic. At least for now. For those who would like to see some of the work I have done over the years, please visit my website simonmmiles.com and the Bacon is Shakespeare page here: https://simonmmiles.com/index.php/archives/bacon-is-shakespeare. Various videos there, and also a bunch of nice pdfs of notes and slides I put together on different topics. 

Now to my book, The Map and the Manuscript: Journeys in the Mysteries of the Two Rennes. Whilst there is nothing in there on Bacon or Shakespeare, I do solve a long standing riddle relating to the authorship of a famous poem, so there is a slight connection there. For the main part, the book documents work I have been doing for more than 20 years on the Affair of Rennes. It began as an analysis of claims of alignments and geometry in the landscape, but also takes in many other elements of the mystery. I will go so far as to say plainly that I have solved several of the key puzzles at the heart of the Affair. I do not mean by this that I have put forward yet more theories or speculation or hopeful guesses, not at all. These are definitive resolutions to certain problems which, once and for all, provide the true and complete solutions. These include the famous parchments, the enigmatic book and map of the priest Boudet, and the mystery-poem of Le Serpent Rouge. And of course the landscape geometry, which is the main topic of the book.

And certainly, as has been well known now for many years, there are major elements of this whole topic which are not as they seem. One could use the word hoax, and it would be accurate up to a point, but in fact, what is happening with the Rennes affair is far more sophisticated than a simple hoax. 

These matters are full addressed in my book, and in fact, I reveal elements of the hoaxing that have never been made public before. In particular, in an explosive Appendix in the book, I show that Henry Lincoln played a breathtakingly audacious prank, or hoax, on the world back in 1974 when he released his documentary on the BBC, The Priest, the Painter and the Devil. This was the first time the supposed decoding of the parchments was revealed. However, Lincoln and the BBC fooled the world with a blatant exercise in disinformation which has remained undetected until now. Students of the topic will find this Appendix worth the price of admission on its own, but there is far far more between the covers.

For anyone interested in the story of Rennes-le-Château and Rennes-les-Bains, and for those who have never come across it, I hope you will find my book to be a fascinating analysis of the mystery and a satisfying set of solutions to some very fine puzzles. Available at the Great British Bookshop in paperback here:

https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk/products/the-map-and-the-manuscript-journeys-in-the-mysteries-of-the-two-rennes

Also available in hardback, and at Amazon, the Book Depository, Waterstones and other outlets.

Also available in Kindle on Amazon. 

You can also read the first fifty pages for free on my website here:

https://simonmmiles.com/index.php/the-map-and-the-manuscript

I would be more than happy to answer any questions anyone might have on the book, or my work in general.

Thanks for your interest!

 

 

 

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Welcome Simon! Baconian legend! A Star of SirBacon.org for many years!

I will order a hard cover. I'm always looking for autographed Baconian books for my library, and will pay. Are there any available?

Will you be in Tampa Bay for a book signing anytime soon. 😉

My Baconian book collection may be in a yard sale one day after I pass way for 50 cents each, but while I am alive I'll treasure them!

 

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1 hour ago, Light-of-Truth said:

Welcome Simon! Baconian legend! A Star of SirBacon.org for many years!

I will order a hard cover. I'm always looking for autographed Baconian books for my library, and will pay. Are there any available?

Will you be in Tampa Bay for a book signing anytime soon. 😉

My Baconian book collection may be in a yard sale one day after I pass way for 50 cents each, but while I am alive I'll treasure them!

 

How kind of Simon to clarify his position in terms of Bacon and the tangled mysteries of Languedoc. So far, I've only read the introduction to The Map and the Manuscript. It is surprisingly easy to read and very cleaver how it draws you in. Simon makes it clear from the start that this is not a conventional treasure hunt. None the less, it's strangely compelling. Beautifully printed and promoted.

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On 11/4/2022 at 9:09 PM, Light-of-Truth said:

Welcome Simon! Baconian legend! A Star of SirBacon.org for many years!

I will order a hard cover. I'm always looking for autographed Baconian books for my library, and will pay. Are there any available?

Will you be in Tampa Bay for a book signing anytime soon. 😉

My Baconian book collection may be in a yard sale one day after I pass way for 50 cents each, but while I am alive I'll treasure them!

 

Thanks so much Light-of-Truth and Eric Roberts for your very kind words!

Yes, signed copies are definitely available. Drop me an email at simon@simonmmiles.com and I will let you know the details. 

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I'm up to chapter 9 (only a quarter of the way in) and already Simon has unravelled and illumined much of the Rennes Le Chateau mystery. Totally fascinating. I do think, though, that Kate's e-book, "The Secret Work of an Age" makes better use of the digital publishing medium, i.e. lots of links throughout. "The Map and the Manuscript" is well illustrated, but doesn't take full advantage of instant cross referencing that links allow. So rich is Simon's book in its many layers of interrelated themes, that it is crying out for a coffee table production, or better still, a feature-length documentary.

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On 10/30/2022 at 8:53 AM, Christie Waldman said:

It is a lovely book to own. The paper actually feels good to the touch.

I now have Simon's book signed by him. It came in the mail quickly and I am excited. Within an hour or so before I checked our mail today Theresa and I agreed to buy a dozen 3X and 4X reading glasses so we might be able to read something in every room in our house, two pair in both of our vehicles, and anywhere else we need. Long story, but we can't hardly read a menu in a restaurant or anything else these days. I worked for two hours today on a small laptop for a client totally straining my eyes to see. I have a giant 4K monitor in my home/office at 1.5X text size.

My wife and I need 3X or 4X cheap glasses within reach 24/7/365. LOL

I know myself, I can't read a book on my phone or tablet, or my computer. I've tried. My habits of checking email, texts, looking at the weather radar, maybe some news, and of course the main obsession I have is the B'Hive and all that never leaves my mind if trying to read more than a page or two. 

But, with a pair of 4X reading glasses by our bed, I may read several pages before I go to sleep. It's been a very long time since I read a whole paper book. Too long.

The paper does feel good to the touch. It's a heavy, it is a high quality book.

🙂

Thanks Simon! Good to see you peek out of the Shadows!

 

 

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