View Full Version : Did Bacon write 'The Comte De Gabalis'?

ghetto alchemist
03-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Several months ago I downloaded and read a copy of the Comte De Gabalis translated into English and published in 1914 by ¨The Brothers¨.
Available here (http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028957467) as scanned pdf and here (http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/cdg/index.htm) as an OCR´d text version.

Thanks to whichever member of the forum brought it to my attention, because I can´t remember who it was.

On page 2 in the comments it says of the Comte De Gabalis that ¨the Comte´s true name will be widely recognised¨.

And on page 6 in the comments, while explaining how several masters have faked their own death, it includes Francis Bacon in the list and says thus:

¨The burial place of Francis St. Alban (Francis Bacon) has never been divulged by those who know. His death at the age of 65 is said to have occured in the year 1626. It is significant that a rare print of John Valentine Andrea, author of certain mystical tracts of profound influence in Germany, appears to be a portrait of Bacon at 80 years of age and bears a helmet, four roses, and the St. Andrews cross, the arms of St. Alban´s town.¨

This is the first time I have seen it mentioned in ancient print that Bacon was a master who faked his own death.
This book has already passed the litmus test for me.

I believe that Bacon indeed ended up becoming a master of alchemy, faked his death, and left England for good.
I thought this because of the enigmatic plaque that was placed on his burial site putting a curse on anyone who will ever dig up his grave.
For a man of logic and science, it was a strange thing to leave behind on his grave.
Based on the idea he faked his death, and being such a prolific writer, I expect that he couldn´t have helped himself, that he must have published more books anonymously after his faked death (same as he did when alive) and I believe that this book (Comte De Gabalis) originally published in French fits the bill for something authored by Bacon.

Incidently....does anyone know anything about that print from John Valentine Andrea....?

I would dearly love to see it.

Curiously, I have noticed roman numerals printed in the margins which are unrelated to the text
and seem completely unnecessary. Could this be identifying a cipher in the text as Bacon was known to often do...?

In short.....I wonder.....Did Bacon write the original work in French and/or the translation into English...?

Food for thought.

Lastly...just adding my 5 cents to the comments in this thread. (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?459-The-Celibate-Philosopher/page1)


Mod Note: Continued on the above linked thread: The Celibate Philosopher (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?459-The-Celibate-Philosopher&p=33760#post33760).

ghetto alchemist
03-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Here is a copy of the print for anybody interested: