The group that created the enciphered and coded information in my discovery was English, centered around Francis Bacon, and likely labeled themselves Rosicrucian. But who were the Rosicrucians? What historic indications can be found, that points to this being the name of an existing, coherent group active during the Renaissance?
On this page I will link to two videos giving brief introductions to Sir Francis Bacon, and the Rosicrucian furore during early 17th century. I will also give parts of my none cryptographic analysis of books, The “Fama Fraternitatis” from 1614, and publications by Daniel Mögling from 1617-1618.
The quest of Sir Francis Bacon
a brief biography of Francis Bacon
This section of a documentary gives a good review of the life and quest of Sir Francis Bacon. The documentary is somewhat suggestive and jump conclusions at some places, but it is never the less interesting. The video also give a good overview of early Freemasonry.
Fame of the Fraternity
1614, Cassel Germany
Original title: Allgemeine und General Reformation, der gantzen weiten Welt, Beneben der Fama Fraternitatis, Deß Löblichen Ordens des Rosenkreutzes / an alle Gelehrte und Häupter Europae geschrieben…
Language: German and Latin
Texts and digital facsimiles:
Digital facsimile, published 1615: Here
Digital facsimile of English version, published 1652: Here
Modern English text: Here
In 1614, a book was printed in the German village of Cassel, in the language of German and Latin. This was the Fama Fraternitatis, or Fame of the fraternity. The book declared the existence of a secret Order of knowledge calling itself the “Rosen Creutzes”. Its author was anonymous, and the book ignited a wave of discussions among admirers across Europe. It also provoked the witch-hunt of the establishment. It was soon re-printed in many editions and in several languages.
The book contained the story of how the fraternity “Rosen Creutzes”, a group of brethren, was dedicated to the collection of knowledge. They dispatched brethren to different countries to work in secret. Meeting annually, the Order worked for total reformation of the entire Western knowledge base.
The book also tells of a brother stationed in England, brother J.O. This brother was very skilled in Cabala, a Jewish esoteric system of philosophy. This connection suggests a possible communication at least, between an English group calling themselves Rosicrucian, and the German.
The Fama describe the discovery of a buried vault containing among other things, the preserved body of the Rosicrucian founder, Father C.R.C. This vault is claimed to have been found by the brethren 120 years after its burial. The vault also contained a vast collection of knowledge, and was, according to the story in the book, re-buried by the brethren after discovery. The brethren planned to have the new vault discovered again, by inheritors to their cause after 100 years. The Fama encourage learned readers to search for it.
Scholars have interpreted the story of the vault to be exclusively allegorical in nature, though the anonymous author of the Fama explicitly tells that information in the book should be interpreted historically, not allegorically:
In the following section the Fama describe methods used to seal the new vault, texts in [..] are inserted by me for clarification:
The Fama tells that information (called M) to seal the new vault were stored in books. R.C. separated these books, and left “their natural heirs” to possess them. This could be a description of my main discovery in the Shakespeare Sonnets Quarto 1609.
Daniel Mögling descends from a Württemberg scholar family. He attended the University of Tübingen in April 1611 and in 1616 as a student of medicine in Altdorf. He was engaged in his “pansophica studia,” that is: medicine, mathematics, astronomy and alchemy. Mögling wrote under the psuedonymes Theophilum Schweighart and Valentinus de Valentia, and he was well acquainted with Johann Valentin Andreae and Besold. Mögling assisted in translating Philip Sydney’s “Arcadia” into German. Sydney was an English poet, acquainted with Dr. John Dee and other persons close to the English court.
In 1617 under the pseudonym Theophilis Schweighardt, Daniel published the book Padora sextae aetatis. A digital facsimile can be seen Here. This book has what I know of never been translated to English. I have had help from professional historic translator Paul Ferguson, to translate several of Daniel Mögling’s books into English.
The above mentioned book describes Rosicrucian philosophy, the “Pansophy”, the “Ergon” and the “Paraergon”. It gives numerous references to the Fama and Confessio, and also includes a riddle in the second chapter. In translation, the riddle is titled: PART II: Conclusion, in which the Author’s name is Kabbalistically concealed. After this title comes a short story where several people borrow letters from their own names to the name of the author (a method within Cabala called Temurah, rearranging letters). According to an acquaintance of Mr. Ferguson, Tom Willard, the solution to the riddle is “DANIEL”. If he is right, this indicate that Daniel Mögling wrote the book.
The image above is a wood-print from inside the book. Considering Möglings later publication The mirror of the wisdom of the Rosicrucians described below, and parallels to the Oak Island complex that can be found in this later book, the above earlier wood-print is very interesting. We find the Rosicrucian Rose over a cross, and under it a shape that could resemble Oak Island as it supposedly looked 430 years ago.
The strange shape in the image have “Ignorance” written on it. This could be a description of the concept used when creating the two facilities on Oak Island. In my theory, they used the ignorance of greed (The Money pit) and Church dogma (A cross transformed to a Cabala Tree of life formation), as themes for the two facilities on the Island.
There is also “Errors” written beside an ax, and “At last”, “Help!” in the upper part of the image. Does Mögling give hints? Does he encourage seekers to search for an Island in a sea of opinions? In the far background we see a small ship that looks like a Viking ship, and a text under the image quotes Matthew chapter 6 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his justice, and all the rest would be added on to you”.
This might be a bit far-fetched; But the Kingdom of God is of course Utopia, and Utopia is also, especially in Renaissance mythology, an attribute of the idyllic land Arcadia. In 1605 the French named Nova Scotia; “Accadie”, Acadia, a name stemmed from this idyllic mythological place. So is Mögling giving us a hint on where to look for this Island? In a place were Vikings used to sail, named Acadia in 1617? We can in our time but speculate over this strange wood-carving.
In Mögling’s book Rosa Florescensens (The blossoming rose) published somewhere around the Saltzburg area in 1617, and translated for the first time to English by Paul Ferguson, we find the following very interesting section;
This clearly refers to an experiment using two lutes laying on their back on a table, and a straw falling off a string due to the phenomenon of resonance. Strangely, this experiment is described in Francis Bacon’s book Sylva Sylvarum (Natural History), published in England just after Bacon’s death in 1626, as experiment number 279:
The Sylva Sylvarum is a collection of experiments Bacon did during previous years, but it is never the less interesting that Bacon’s experiment ended up being described in a book published in Saltzburg, 9 years before it was published in Bacon’s own book in England. The experiment might have been a commonly tested phenomenon, but in both places there are described two lutes laying on their back on a table, and a straw. These similarities are too detailed in my view to be a coincidence. Did Mögling see an early manuscript of Bacon’s experiments? Or, did Bacon read this book by Mögling and tried the experiment for himself?
I have in previous versions of this website published my analysis of Mögling’s The mirror of the wisdom of the Rosicrucians (Speculum Sophicum Rhodostauroticum) from 1618. This analysis have gone through several revisions and will be saved for my future book and lecture. This publication by Mögling’s is in my view the one book that most openly and clearly (not in cipher or code) describe how to operate as a seeker on Oak Island (even though noting of this sort is said in clear writing).
It is my firm belief that the Rosicrucian texts that surfaced in central Germany, France, Poland and England between 1610 and 1623, was part of a publicity stunt orchestrated by Francis Bacon and his people. This publicity stunt had two goals; To ignite an intellectual revolution in Europe, and to encourage future people of worth and dignity, to search for the R.C. vault. The stories built around this vault in the R.C publications are fictitious, but an actual vault exists. The production of this vault is the motive behind the Oak Island project, and the vault is located on mainland Lunenburg county, hidden under the boulder I have discovered marked with an “X”.
Much more will be revealed in my future book and lecture.