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Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, intelligencers, and Cryptology generally

May 25 @ 19:30 - 21:00


Talk on Zoom by Peter Dawkins, giving some background information about Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, its author, and the secret society and intelligence networks involved.

The great cipher manual, Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, was published in 1624, the year immediately after the 1623 twin Folios, Francis Bacon’s De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum and the Shakespeare First Folio, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies.

Cryptomenytices provides keys to the cryptology in the 1623 publications, as also in many other publications of that time which were composed by members of the Society of the Golden and Rosy Cross. Indeed, some of the ciphers appear to have been used, suitably adapted and developed, in the last two world wars, and the fundamentals of Francis Bacon’s Biliteral cipher provide the foundation of all computer language we use today.

This talk is additional to the series of four talks originally designed and advertised for this year, and in fact forms part of the The Swan Flight: The Third Heaven event, during which Hitzacker, on the river Elbe in Germany, the place where Cryptomenytices was written, and Lüneburg, where it was published, will be visited.

So, for this reason, this talk will be the second talk of the Rosicrucian Cryptography series this year, and talk 7 of the whole Rosicrucian Mysteries series.

For further information and booking, please contact the Organiser (FBRT).

For those who attend the talk, there will be time for questions, answers and insights after the talk.

(This is Part 2 of the ‘Rosicrucian Cryptology’  series, and Part 7 of ‘The Rosicrucian Mysteries’ series.)


May 25
19:30 - 21:00
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