Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon, unknown artist

Francis Bacon (1561–1626), was a philosopher, statesman, essayist and literary master, an embodiment of the ascended master Saint Germain. Bacon, who has been called the greatest mind the West ever produced, is known as the father of inductive reasoning and the scientific method, which to a great degree are responsible for the age of technology in which we now live. He foreknew that only applied science could free the masses from human misery and the drudgery of sheer survival in order that they might seek a higher spirituality they once knew.

“The Great Instauration” (meaning the great restoration after decay, lapse or dilapidation) was his formula to change “the whole wide world.” He first conceived of the concept as a boy, and when he later crystallized it in his 1607 book by the same name, it launched the English Renaissance.

A painting of Francis Bacon when he was only 18 years old, by Nicholas Hilliard


Over the years Bacon gathered around himself a group of writers who were responsible for almost all of the Elizabethan literature. Some of these were part of a “secret society” he called “The Knights of the Helmet,” which had as its goal the advancement of learning by expanding the English language and creating a new literature written not in Latin but in words that Englishmen could understand. Bacon also organized the translation of the King James Version of the Bible, determined that the common people should have the benefit of reading God’s Word for themselves. Furthermore, as was discovered in the 1890s in two separate ciphers—a word-cipher and a bi-literal cipher embedded in the type of the original printings of the Shakespearean Folios—Francis Bacon was the author of the plays attributed to the actor from the village of Stratford-on-Avon. He was the greatest literary genius of the Western world.

So, too, was Bacon behind many of the political ideas on which Western civilization is based. Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jeremy Bentham took Bacon as their ideological starting point. His revolutionary principles are the engine that has driven the American nation. They are the very essence of the can-do spirit. “Men are not animals erect,” Bacon averred, “but immortal Gods. The Creator has given us souls equal to all the world, and yet satiable not even with a world.”

Francis Bacon also promoted the colonization of the New World, for he knew that it was there that his ideas could take deepest root and come to fullest flower. He convinced James I to charter Newfoundland and was an officer in the Virginia Company, which sponsored the settlement of Jamestown, England’s first permanent colony in America. He also founded Freemasonry, a fraternity dedicated to the freedom and enlightenment of mankind, whose members played a large part in founding the new nation.

Life story in cipher

Yet he could have been an even greater boon to England and the whole world had he been allowed to fulfill his destiny. The same ciphers which run throughout the Shakespearean plays also run through Francis Bacon’s own works and those of many of his circle of friends. Both ciphers contain his true life story, the musings of his soul, and anything he wished to bequeath to future generations but could not publish openly for fear of the queen.

Its secrets reveal that he should have been Francis I, King of England. He was the son of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Lord Leicester, born four months after a secret wedding ceremony. But she, wishing to retain her “Virgin Queen” status and afraid that if she acknowledged her marriage, she must give power to the ambitious Leicester, also lest the people prefer her male heir to herself and demand the queen’s premature withdrawal from the throne, refused to allow Francis, on pain of death, to assume his true identity.

The queen kept him dangling all his life, never giving him public office, never proclaiming him her son, never allowing him to fulfill his goals for England. She would not allow her son to bring in the golden age of Britannia that was meant to be, but never was. He was raised the foster son of Sir Nicholas and Lady Anne Bacon and at age fifteen heard the truth of his birth from his own mother’s lips in the same breath with which she barred him forever from the succession.

In the end, he determined not to rebel against his mother or later, against her ill-fitted successor, James I. Fortunately for the world, Francis determined to pursue his goal of universal enlightenment in the avenues of literature and science, as adviser to the throne, supporter of colonization, and founder of secret societies, thereby reestablishing the thread of contact with the ancient mystery schools. The outlet of his wounded spirit was his cipher writing in which he poured out his longings to a future age.

Final years

Toward the end of his life, Bacon was persecuted and went unrecognized for his manifold talents. He is said to have died in 1626, but some have claimed that he secretly lived in Europe for a time after that. Triumphing over circumstances which would have destroyed lesser men, his soul entered the ritual of the ascension from the Rakoczy Mansion, retreat of the Great Divine Director, on May 1 1684.

See also

Saint Germain


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