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 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.
Far from being a materialist and the supposed founder of materialism, Bacon exhorted us to look not just for the physical laws of the universe but also for the metaphysical laws, of which the highest, he declared, is the summary law of love.
Bacon stated unequivocally that love is the summary or universal law—the very law that scientists still seek for today—the law from which all other laws are derived.
Moreover, Bacon pointed out that we are but servants of nature, whose laws we do, in fact, have to obey, and that any mastery is achieved purely by means of science and art, which is nature with man to help.
Bacon also declared his undying belief that the whole universe has a mind or soul—an intelligence and consciousness with which everything, whether animate or inanimate, is imbued—which is something that a great deal of humanity has yet to recognise and respect.
Like others before him, Bacon both knew and stated that wisdom lies hidden within nature, and that it is up to us to discover it and use it charitably, to benefit all life.
Such charity or philanthropy, he explained, is love in action, the equivalent of goodness, the very character of the Deity, and without which man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing; no better than a kind of vermin.
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. For this, he gave us an Art of Discovery and much else besides.
Tributes to Bacon salute him as an Apollo, the Light-bearer, Day-Star and leader of the choir of Muses, the golden stream of eloquence—a concealed poet and precious gem of concealed literature who renovated Philosophy by means of Comedy and Tragedy. He was, as Ben Jonson said, the centre of a mystery.
On 24 January 2021 Peter Dawkins will be joining Alan Green for one of his famous Bardcasts (6 pm GMT; 7 pm CET; 10 am PDT). The interview can be seen live on Facebook and YouTube: 1) Facebook Bardcode Page, 2) Facebook Bardcode Event Page, or 3) The Bard Code YouTube Page. The Bardcast will be recorded and an edited version of it will be available later on the same Facebook and YouTube pages.
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