Welcome to this website about the life and work—open and secret—of Sir Francis Bacon and those connected with him.

Sir Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban (1561-1626), was not only a recognised genius but also a man of many parts—a renowned philosopher, poet, orator, author, essayist, cryptographer, courtier, lawyer, parliamentarian, statesman, intellectual reformer and master of the English tongue. He was the first QC and KC, and in later life became Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and Lord Chancellor, with the titles Baron Verulam of Verulam and Viscount St Alban.

Bacon lived during the height of the English Renaissance and the beginning of the modern era, of which he is considered to be a major founder. Not only was he likened to Plato, as “the Third after Plato” (or “the Third Plato”), but the Royal Society of England acknowledged him as their instaurator, as also did the French Academy of France.
Bacon was also a man of mystery—a Freemason, Rosicrucian and “concealed poet”, acknowledged as “The very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence, the precious gem of concealed literature,” the “Light-bearer” and “Day-Star of the Muses”, “leader of the choir of Muses and their disciples,” and renovator of Philosophy by means of Comedy and Tragedy (i.e. stage plays).

Likened to both Apollo and Pallas Athena, the Spear-shaker, Bacon led a studio of “good pens” and both inaugurated and led the Shakespeare scene. His title, Baron Verulam of Verulam, means ‘Spear-shaker of Verulamium’, and his second title, Viscount St Alban, is the name of the Romano-British saint, St Alban, the reputed founder of Freemasonry in England.

Why do we think this is important? What relevance has it today?

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2019 Events

'Know Yourself and you shall know all things' (13-14 July 2019) – Wisdom of Shakespeare in Measure for Measure weekend with Peter Dawkins and Julia Cleave, including seeing a performance of the play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

2019 Associated Events

'Exploring the Beauty of Portugal: The Silver Pillar' (12-20 May 2019) – Templar connections.

'Iona Retreat Week: Building the Light Body' (29 Aug - 5 Sept 2019) – Atlantis connections.

New Essays

'Pantheism' – The Orphic, Platonic, Kabbalistic and Christian Pantheism of the philosopher Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, Lord Chancellor.

'The Fra. Rosie Cross Cipher 287' – The veracity of the cipher 287 of the Rosicrucian Fraternity that signs various books of the 16th and 17th centuries, including the Shakespeare works.

Recent Essays:

'Advancement of Learning Secrets' – Description of the highly symbolic and meaningful frontispiece to the 1640 English edition of Francis Bacon’s 'Advancement and Proficience of Learning'.

'The European Myth and Mystery' – The myths that describe Europe’s role in the world and the mysteries associated with them that are not only connected with Francis Bacon but are extremely relevant today.

Recent Videos:

The 'Holy Trinity' of Freemasonic-Rosicrucian Shakespeare Monuments:-

Exploring the Wisdom in Shakespeare:-

Other videos available - see Video page.

Other Recommended Videos:

'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' – a brilliant exposition by Simon Miles demonstrating how the Shakespeare play, 'The Merchant of Venice', is a gateway to the Baconian authorship of the Shakespeare play and other Democritian "merry tales".

'Francis Bacon and the Mystery of the Phoenix and Turtle' – another brilliant talk by Simon Miles, this time on Shakespeare's 'heart' poem, revealing who the Phoenix and the Turtledove were, and demonstrating beyond doubt the true authorship of the Shakespeare works.

'Cracking the Shakespeare Code' – Video series documenting the story of Petter Amundsen's decipherments of some secret codes hidden in Shakespeare’s First Folio of plays and Shakespeare's Sonnets, demonstrating the involvement of Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians, and revealing a treasure map leading to Oak Island, Nova Scotia.

'The Shakespeare Equation' – amazing discoveries by Alan Green of the Pythagorean mathematics, Great Pyramid measurements and Ancient Egyptian knowledge enshrined in Shake-speares Sonnets:-

'Who is Sir Francis Bacon?' - Peter Dawkins interviewed by Saira Salmon

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