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Gustavus Selenus, Rosicrucian Cryptography, and the Tomb of Christian Rosicross

March 24 @ 17:00 - 18:30


Talk on Zoom by Peter Dawkins.

2024 is the Quatercentenary of the great cipher manual, Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae, by Gustavus Selenus. In this talk Peter will share some of his insights and discoveries concerning why the Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae is a Rosicrucian work, and how it relates to the Rosicrucian manifestos, to the Opening of the Tomb of Christian Rosicross, to the Shakespeare works, and to Bacon’s Great Instauration, as well as revealing some cryptography therein.

The Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae provides keys to the cryptography used in Rosicrucian publications of the 16th and 17th century, and in particular acts as a cryptographic twin to the 1623 twin Folios, Francis Bacon’s De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum and the Shakespeare First Folio, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies.

During this talk and the following talks in this 5-talk series this year, Peter will be dealing with the cryptography that was incorporated into those three great Folio publications of 1623 and 1624, and in other books also, which were produced by members of the Rosicrucian Society or Fraternity, as it came to be called.

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 1 of the ‘Rosicrucian Cryptology’ series, and Part 6 of ‘The Rosicrucian Mysteries’ series.)


March 24
17:00 - 18:30
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