Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dee meets Bacon

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1582 There was an entry in the journal of English alchemist John Dee (1527 - 1609) that English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), and Dee met (at Mortlake).

The young Bacon came to the famous alchemist to learn about the ancient Hebrew esoteric numerical code known as the Gematria, one of the oldest cipher systems known, dating from 700 BCE. Esoteric themes are threaded through much of Bacon’s writing and we can only guess at Dee’s influence ...

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