Welcome to this website that tells the amazing story about Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare and Hermes Stella, and many other veiled mysteries.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Baron Verulam of Verulam, Viscount St Alban, the celebrated English Renaissance philosopher, author, poet, orator, scientist, jurist, politician, statesman and Lord Chancellor (1618-21), gave us an initiatic method by which a Golden Age on Earth might be achieved.

The method is above all imaginative, poetic and artistic as well as scientific, the aim being to create a living work of art just as Nature and the Universe is a work of art. It is also a treasure hunt, or game of hide and seek.

Latest News

New essay: 'Canonbury Place & Tower'. Background history of Canonbury, its Freemasonic connections and its use by the poet-philosopher-lawyer and Lord Chancellor, Francis Bacon.

New essay: 'The British Landscape Zodiac' (version 2). A description of the zodiacal pattern laid out across Britain by the Celts, invested with myth and used by subsequent cultures including Bacon and the Rosicrucians, especially in relationship to both Shakespeare and Fra. C.R.C., the Rosicrucian 'Father.

New essay: 'The Shakespeare Circle'. The patrons, poets, writers and intelligencers who comprised the Shakespeare Circle led by Francis Bacon, their Apollo and Spear-shaker.

Upcoming events:-

  • 'Does the Asp Win?' (10-11 June 2017), a Wisdom of Shakespeare Weekend led by Peter Dawkins and Mariana Sagasti, in which we shall explore the wisdom in 'Anthony and Cleopatra' and see the production by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • 'The Freemasonic Mystery of Bacon's Gorhambury,' (25 June 2017) at St Albans and Gorhambury, with guided site visits to Old Gorhambury and Bacon's Mount.

Recent essays:-

*Part 2 was revised 27/04/2017 so as to correct an error of printing 'west' instead of 'east' coast when referring to the Atlantic coast of North America.
This website is a work in progress. As Bacon said: "Nothing is finished until all is finished."

Wisdom in Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost - talk by Peter Dawkins

Wisdom in Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost - presentation by Saira Salmon

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