Opening the Door to the Rosicrucian Hermetic Mystery
December 17 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Talk given on Zoom by Peter Dawkins about how the 1623 Twin Publications – the English Shakespeare First Folio and the Latin Advancement of Learning – both conceal and reveal the Keys to the Door.
Both William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies and Francis Bacon’s De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum have had a considerable and still on-going effect on the whole world. Both works contain profound symbolism, cryptography, mystery, and wisdom, and twin each other as part of a greater work, of which they are the ‘lights’ and the ‘keys’.
This talk explores further the twinship of these two publications, including their Hermetic ‘heaven and earth’ connection with the sky and the land. This connection indicates that they are a true Mystery, wherein the actors, inspired from above, perform their roles on the stage of the world. Moreover, it is a Mystery drama that is still continuing, but needs now to be better known.
Since 1970 we have been living in the time of its key moment Quatercentenaries.
The Rosicrucian Mysteries derive their name from the ancient symbol of the Rose Cross, but the use of the symbol to name a society or fraternity practising these mysteries began in 1570, when the Society of the Golden and Rosy Cross was founded in England. In 1604 the RC Society began to make its name and work public, thereby ushering in the modern scientific era. At that time Francis Bacon was the ‘Apollo’ and ‘Fra. CRC’ of the Rosicrucian Fraternity, and he, together with others, set this work in motion across Europe, and eventually the world, under the name of ‘The Great Instauration’.
(This talk was originally advertised as ‘Rosicrucian Mysteries Part 5.)
Cost £15. Please contact the organiser for further details if you wish to attend.
After the talk, there will be time for questions and answers, insights and comments.