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The Baconian-Rosicrucian AA Headpieces in Editions of Shakespeare Poems, Quartos & Folios


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Me again! I can’t find the original post of this headpiece on the forum so forgive me if it was here I saw it but I recently noticed the grapes on this 53865A99-82F3-4289-B86F-90C510E7B3AE.jpeg.0b812730d0d5cbf735fac990f4af6c72.jpeg

and counted 14 on the left and 12 on the right.

In my communication with Yann, mentioned in the previous post above, I asked him about the significance of these numbers without telling him why. Seems 14 and 12 make 26 which is a Bacon cipher. With Yann’s permission I’ll post what he said.  Has this been noticed before? 
 

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Loving the "outside the box" that you bring! This is a doozy! I have a fascination with Tarot with its 78 cards and 22 of them are Major Arcana. It works very well with the Sonnets Pyramid.

The Magician?

"From fairest creatures we desire increase..."

The Fool? Can be at the beginning or end. Or both, while not exclusive to either. "0", zero, 365, the snake eating its tail (tale), all that and more. Ends with a beginning, begins with an ending. Everlasting cycles.

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I am sure Tarot (and it esoteric arts) are part of Shakespeare's works.

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44 minutes ago, Light-of-Truth said:

I am sure Tarot (and it esoteric arts) are part of Shakespeare's works.

And what if Shakespeare's works (and it esoteric arts) were part of the Tarot ? 😉 

A living drollery. Now I will believe
That there are unicorns, that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne, one phoenix
At this hour reigning there.

L'Étoile (tarot) — Wikipédia

Could the stars conceal the number 314 that is Pi (3,14), the gematria of Shadaï (The Almighty)and also the simple cipher of FRATERNITY OF THE ROSI-CROSSE ?

But we are off topic ! 😊

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I've been connecting what little I know of the Tarot to the Sonnets Pyramid for many years. It appears there are connections. I've been intrigued even though not saying much. Yet I have seen enough to have created some ideas and concepts.

Off topic for this thread, but I'd suggest not off topic with Bacon/Shakespeare. Maybe one day one of us will start a thread on this topic and share what we know or see.

Remember we are hanging out among ourselves in the B'Hive today, yet over years who knows who will read what we are doing after we have already moved on and forgot what we shared! LOL

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By the way, CREA is 26 Simple cipher, 14+12 (Rose-Crosse). The 14/12 (26) that you posted is something I don't think I'll forget. It's a biggy.

 

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A short "AA" story ...

In 2019, my research led me for the first time to the King James Bible.

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https://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/book/SLNSW_F1/62/index.html%3Fzoom=850.html

Indeed, I saw this passage of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as an invitation to investigate the Psalms of David, and the Book of Jonah.

As I was looking at the Book of Jonah, I received an automatic mail from an Antiquarian Bookseller (being in his mailing list) with a list of his last aquisitions, in this case a list of ... BIBLES !!!

I took it like a sign.

One of them, immediatly caught my eyes.

This Bookseller shares a lot of Photographs of the books he sells, and concerning this Lutherean bible there was a lot of photographs of woodcuts.

I had the intuition that something of first importance had to be found.

And I finally found it in GENESIS L(50).

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https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105511026/f29.item.zoom

This is a woodcut by Jost Amman, the first edition dating from 1564.

It represents the Cave of Machpelah, The Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron, with the burial of IACOB.

I immediatly noticed the AA pyramids and made the connection with the famous "In Dies Meliora" Emblem, in which Francis Bacon is involved.

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https://www.fbrt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The_Secret_Signature.pdf (Page 10)

For me, this woodcut of Jost Amman is the origin of the AA pyramid in the "In dies meliora" Emblem, and this AA pyramid is a reference to Machpelah הַמַּכְפֵּלָה (meaning "doubled") and the burial of IACOB (anagram of I, BACO).

 

 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Hi Yann, Rob and Eric,

if you have time would you mind taking a look at the AA headpieces given below where the author of this work maintains that it cryptically incorporates the letters FRA BACON. I can see some but not all of them.

Hi A Phoenix,

Thank you for sharing.❤️

I must admit that I have some doubts regarding the F and the R.

Here is what he explains regarding  the cryptogram of BACON ...

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5 minutes ago, A Phoenix said:

Hi Yann,

Thanks very much, can see them now. Brilliant!

Hi A Phoenix,

You're very welcome. I have to say this is the discovery of the cryptogram by Isaac Hull Platt that is brilliant !😊 Thank you again for sharing a part of his work with us.

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Through some strange synchronicity or even serendipity, I just RT’d something by Massimo about anamorphosis. Most people are aware this was a technique Holbein used in his famous work ‘The Ambassadors’ to hide a skull,  but in the replies someone had posted a video from The Met which shows the technique  was often used in woodcuts too. I think we may need to revisit some woodcuts with fresh eyes. Here’s the video. It’s about half way through.  It’s bad quality but watch anyway from there to the end (or all of it!) 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Kate said:

Through some strange synchronicity or even serendipity, I just RT’d something by Massimo about anamorphosis. Most people are aware this was a technique Holbein used in his famous work ‘The Ambassadors’ to hide a skull,  but in the replies someone had posted a video from The Met which shows the technique  was often used in woodcuts too. I think we may need to revisit some woodcuts with fresh eyes. Here’s the video. It’s about half way through.  It’s bad quality but watch anyway from there to the end (or all of it!) 

 

 

Hi Kate

Thanks for much for posting the Brothers Quay film on anamorphosis, which I haven't seen before. I met these twin brothers from Philadelphia in London in the mid-80s and have happy memories of visiting their eccentric flat in Hampstead  and studio close to Southwark Cathedral. I've written about their work, which is highly singular. All the calligraphy in the film above was done by hand by them. As an art film Artificial Perspective is a delicious curiosity, but not sure it works as  a "documentary". I've never come across an anamorphic engraving, but I'll keep a look out. Thanks again!

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10 hours ago, Eric Roberts said:

Hi Kate

Thanks for much for posting the Brothers Quay film on anamorphosis, which I haven't seen before. I met these twin brothers from Philadelphia in London in the mid-80s and have happy memories of visiting their eccentric flat in Hampstead  and studio close to Southwark Cathedral. I've written about their work, which is highly singular. All the calligraphy in the film above was done by hand by them. As an art film Artificial Perspective is a delicious curiosity, but not sure it works as  a "documentary". I've never come across an anamorphic engraving, but I'll keep a look out. Thanks again!

Hans Troschel, Satyrs Admiring the Anamorphosis of an Elephant, c. 1625

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/393576

Anamorphic portrait of King Ferdinand I, 1531-35

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1905-1220-1

Chapter 7, Holbein's The Ambassadors, from "Anamorphic Art", Jurgis Baltrussaitis, 1969 (23 pages)

http://users.clas.ufl.edu/burt/ Medieval and Early Modern Filma nd Media/ Anamorphoses caps and documentslder 2/Jurgis Bal holbeins_the_ambassadors2.pdf

"Anamorphic Art" by Jurgis Baltrusaitis

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I just realized I was having an Anamorphic moment one day when I had a print of the Sonnets Dedication poem laying on my bed when I saw Two Pillars and "SETTING FORTH" which led me to my interpretation of the cipher. 🙂

https://www.light-of-truth.com/Royal_Arch_Jewel/solution.htm

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Yesterday evening, my research led me to this book  😊...

Luis Quinones de Benavente (1581-1651) , ENTREMESES by Jose Manuel Blecua (1945)

https://www.google.fr/books/edition/Entremeses/FjGj7g4HIkgC?hl=fr&gbpv=1&dq=shakespeare+bacon&pg=PA8&printsec=frontcover

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

I did not find the AA headpiece in the 1640 Edition of Entremeses nuevos de diversos autores ...

https://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra-visor/entremeses-nuevos-de-diversos-autores-primera-parte--0/html/021f8688-82b2-11df-acc7-002185ce6064.html

But it can be find in the 1872 Edition ...

https://archive.org/details/AK001T1/page/n35/mode/2up

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