Bacon’s philosophical scheme, The Great Instauration or Six Days Work, is still not fully understood and practised in the way intended. To do so could bring enormous benefits to the world and help create a 'New Atlantis' or Golden Age.
Bacon was a man of mystery and secrets, both of necessity and choice. Partly because of this, and because he had to act the role of a martyr to truth like the first St Alban before him, his name and memory has been slandered. This hurt needs to be redressed. The truth needs to be known, as does all truth.
GATEWAYS TO WISDOM
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 Verulam 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 referred to himself as "the herald of the new age", and Paracelsus prophesied his appearance as "Elias the Artist... who shall reveal many things". The Order Cabbalistic de la Rosecroix described Elias the Artist as the "Genius Director of the Rose Cross... Spirit of Liberty, of Science and Love which must regenerate the world." Dr. John Wilkins, the first Secretary of the Royal Society, referred to the Father of the Rosy Cross fraternity (‘Fra. R.C.’ or ‘Fra. C.R.C.’ ) as "Francis Rosicross". Bacon's Christian name 'Francis' means 'free', a word derived from Sanskrit pri meaning 'love'.
Bacon was 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, Francis Bacon led a studio of “good pens” and both inaugurated and led the Shakespeare scene. Clues to his mystery are given in his unique titles, Baron Verulam of Verulam, which means ‘Spear-shaker of Verulamium’, and Viscount St Alban, which is the name of the Romano-British saint, St Alban, the reputed founder of Freemasonry in England. The higher degrees of the original Speculative Freemasonry were those of the Rose Cross.
The Mysteries Series Videos
Peter Dawkins, in conversation with Saira Salmon, talks about the various Mysteries, such as the Dionysian, Orphic, Eleusinian, Druidic, Arthurian, Christian and Rosicrucian Mysteries, and the essential truths common to all.
The Rosicrucian Series Videos
'Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians' – a series of four talks about the historical 16th/17th-century Rosicrucians – i.e. those who were first known as the Society of the Golden and Rosy Cross – who brought the European Renaissance to a climax by creating the English Renaissance and laying the foundations for modern science and society, in which Francis Bacon played a key role.
- Part 1. Founding of the Historical Rosicrucians
(Peter Dawkins - FBS Talk)
- Part 2. Establishing of the Rosicrucian Work
(Peter Dawkins - FBS Talk)
Parts 3 and 4 will be given at a future date.
Shakespeare Monuments Series Videos
The 'Holy Trinity' of Freemasonic-Rosicrucian Shakespeare Monuments:-
'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' – Video series by Simon Miles demonstrating how the Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice, reveals the Baconian authorship of the play and is founded upon the question of equity with which Bacon was deeply involved.
- 'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' - Part 1
- 'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' - Part 2
- 'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' - Part 3
'Francis Bacon and the Merchant of Venice' – Simon Miles' first talk on the subject.
'Francis Bacon and the Mystery of the Phoenix and Turtle' – another excellent talk by Simon Miles, this time on Shakespeare's 'heart' poem.
'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.