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.

Francis Bacon was given the unique and cryptic titles of Baron Verulam of Verulam and Viscount St Alban.

A title normally refers to a place, and the place name is preceded by 'of'. Moreover, a place name is never used twice as a place name, as this would be nonsensical.

The double use of 'Verulam' in the first title means that the first 'Verulam' is an adjective describing the Baron (Francis Bacon), whilst 'of Verulam' refers to the place, the Belgic capital Verlamion and Roman town of Verulamium. As a Latin adjective, 'Verulam' means 'Spear-shaker'. In other words, Francis Bacon is the Spear-shaker (or Shakespeare) of Verulam.

Francis Bacon's second title name is that of the saint (Saint Alban), not the place (St Albans). There is no 'of' before the name, and the name has no 's' on the end. In other words, Francis Bacon was the second St Alban. St Alban is known as the founder and First Grand Master of English Freemasonry – Craft Freemasonry in terms of the first St Alban, and Speculative Freemasonry in the case of the second St Alban. Both saints were martyred – the first physically, the second politically.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was identified by those who possessed 'the eye of the eagle' as Fra. CRC, Father of the Rosicrucian Fraternity, and Elias the Artist, the "great light" prophesied by Paracelsus, who would renovate the arts and sciences, teach the transmutation of all the metals, and reveal many things.

Bacon himself wrote that he was "the herald of the new age". Such a herald, like the biblical prophet Elijah, is a preparer of the way, who helps initiate and make us ready for the Greater Light that will appear when we are doing the work required – the labour of love.

The most critical, decisive moment for this to happen on a worldwide scale is right now, as we begin to enter the long-prophesied new Great Age.

For this, Bacon gave us two things to help us: (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). The aim is to create 'light', or delight, happiness, and a paradise on earth for all to enjoy.

The primary game of hide and seek for this training in the Art of Discovery is that of the Shakespeare Authorship. To discover the true author and authors of the Shakespeare works (poems, sonnets and plays) will train us to be able to discover the Author of Authors of all Creation, so that then we can become true and effective co-creators and helpers in the universal scheme of enlightenment, which is pure delight.

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FBRT Talk on Zoom (17 December at 5 PM UK time)

Titled 'Opening the Door to the Rosicrucian Hermetic Mystery', this will be the fourth in the series of four talks this year celebrating the Quatercentenary of the twin Bacon-Shakespeare folio publications, and will form the natural follow-up to the previous talks concerning the golden and silver keys. It is intended to open the door to enable us to see the unfolding mystery – a mystery than concerns the whole world.

Associated websites (recommended)
The Francis Bacon Society
A. Phoenix Research Papers (Academia.edu – A. Phoenix)
Sir Francis Bacon’s New Advancement of Learning
Spearshaker Productions
Jono Freeman YouTube Channel

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