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GATEWAYS TO WISDOM

Welcome to this website about the philosophy, life and work of Sir Francis Bacon and the ‘Shakespeare’ Rosicrucian Fraternity—and in particular the wisdom of which they were the light-bearers, preservers and transmitters. It is this wisdom which is of particular use to us today, and which is increasingly being rediscovered and revealed.

Titled mysteriously and uniquely as Viscount St Alban, and signing himself as "Francis St Alban", Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was not only a recognised genius and man of many parts, but also, as he himself claimed, "the herald of the new age"—the new age now dawning, which could be a golden age if we but choose to help make it so.

Such a herald, like Elijah or “Elias the Artist”, is a preparer of the way, who helps initiate and make us ready for the Greater Light that will appear when we are ready and doing the work required.

For this, Bacon gave us two things: (1) an Art of Discovery—the training for which is a "game of hide and seek"; and (2) a morally-based philosophical and scientific project called ‘The Great Instauration’, whose design is based on the underlying wisdom of the Six Days of Creation (Genesis 1).

400 years – the Quatercentenary of anything, is of particular importance, as it announces the beginning of building a Temple of Light upon a fourfold Foundation of Wisdom. This is beginning, or about to begin, right now.


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The next Zoom talk will be about 'The Christian Mysteries' on Sunday 19 June 2022, 5pm UK time. For joining details, contact organiser.

The following Zoom talk will be 'The Rosicrucian Mysteries' on Sun. 25 Sept. 2022. See Events page for details.

The next Zoom talk for FBRT Friends will be about 'The Grail Land' on Sunday 1 May 2022, 5pm UK time.

The following ones will be: 'The British Zodiac and Sweet Swan of Avon' (31 July 2022), and 'The British Isles and Face of Europe' (6 November 2022). Details are sent to FBRT Friends.

A new book, 'The Precious Gem of Hidden Literature', by Ryan Murtha has just been published, which may well interest you. Its description states:

~ Contemporaries of English polymath Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) eulogized him as "a muse more choice than the nine muses" who "showered the age with frequent volumes" and "filled the world with works"; "the very nerve of genius, the marrow of persuasion, the golden stream of eloquence, the precious gem of hidden literature." Orthodox scholars credit Bacon with a substantial body of anonymous writing; more controversially, everything from Shakespeare to Don Quixote to The Anatomy of Melancholy has been ascribed to him. Here we explore parallel lines of thought and expression between Bacon's acknowledged works and others of the period; whether these correspondences are sufficient to indicate common authorship or merely mutual influences, they constitute a cross section of a uniquely fruitful period in world literature. ~

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