© Gunnar Tómasson
16 April 2017
I. Francis Bacon‘s “Death“ and Last Letter¹
(Alfred Dodd. Text continues in # IV.)
Every schoolboy knows the story told in their history books how Francis Bacon one snowy day on or about All Fools Day, 1 April 1626, drove with the King’s Physician, Sir John Wedderburn, to Highgate and that at the foot of the Hill he stopped, bought a fowl, and stuffed it with snow with his own hands in order to ascertain whether bodies could be preserved by cold. During the procedure, we are told, he caught a chill, and instead of Dr. Wedderburn driving him back to Gray’s Inn (whence he had come) or taking him to some warm house, the worthy doctor took him to an empty summer mansion on Highgate Hill, Arundel House, where there was only a caretaker; and there Francis Bacon was put into a bed which was damp and had only been “warmed by a Panne” (a very strange thing for a doctor to do) with the result that within a few days he died of pneumonia. Dr. Rawley, his chaplain, says that he died “in the early morning of the 9th April, a day on which was COMMEMORATED the Resurrection of Our Saviour”.
That is the story and this is Francis Bacon’s last letter:
14285 = To the Earle of Arundel and Surrey.
7470 = My very good Lord:
27393 = I was likely to have had the fortune of Caius Plinius the Elder,
19392 = who lost his life by trying an experiment
21445 = about the burning of the mountain Vesuvius.
27312 = For I was also desirous to try an experiment or two,
23426 = touching the conservation and induration of bodies.
27127 = As for the experiment itself, it succeeded excellently well;
19881 = but in the journey between London and Highgate,
18137 = I was taken with such a fit of casting,
20866 = as I knew not whether it were the stone,
24599 = or some surfeit of cold, or indeed a touch of them all three.
19809 = But when I came to your Lordship’s house,
20992 = I was not able to go back, and therefore was forced
10541 = to take up my lodging here,
27187 = where your housekeeper is very careful and diligent about me;
10692 = which I assure myself
24956 = your Lordship will not only pardon towards him,
14898 = but think the better of him for it.
21030 = For indeed your Lordship’s house is happy to me;
18831 = and I kiss your noble hands for the welcome
15120 = which I am sure you give me to it.
30197 = I know how unfit it is for me to write to your lordship
15772 = with any other hand than mine own;
32508 = but in troth my fingers are so disjointed with this fit of sickness,
12980 = that I cannot steadily hold a pen…
II. Early Easter Morning – Death and Resurrection
Death on Easter Morning
902 = 9 April – 2nd month old-style
1626 = 1626 A.D.
Witness to Resurrection
(Matt. 28:1-8 KJB 1611)
8816 = In the ende of the Sabbath,
24803 = as it began to dawne towards the first day of the weeke,
13183 = came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary,
9596 = to see the sepulchre.
15752 = And behold, there was a great earthquake,
17678 = for the Angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
18515 = and came and rolled backe the stone from the doore,
7196 = and sate upon it.
16277 = His countenance was like lightning,
15215 = and his raiment white as snowe.
14513 = And for feare of him, the keepers did shake,
5562 = and became as dead men.
20042 = And the Angel answered, and said unto the women,
4440 = Feare not ye:
24785 = for I know that ye seeke Jesus, which was crucified.
5730 = He is not here:
10050 = for he is risen, as hee said:
14985 = Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
6051 = And goe quickly,
21199 = and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead.
15556 = And behold, hee goeth before you into Galilee,
8277 = there shall ye see him:
7789 = loe, I have told you.
19165 = And they departed quickly from the sepulchre,
10004 = with feare and great ioy,
17952 = and did run to bring his disciples word.
I + II = 526846 + 355659 = 882505
IV + V = 656224 + 226281 = 882505
VI and VIII = 882505
III. Snorri Sturluson‘s Murder – Man in God‘s Image
(Íslendinga saga, Ch. 151)
24923 = Þeir Kolbeinn ungi ok Gizurr fundust í þann tíma á Kili
16169 = ok gerðu ráð sín, þau er síðan kómu fram.
17253 = Þetta sumar var veginn Kolr inn auðgi.
12973 = Árni, er beiskr var kallaðr, vá hann.
22206 = Síðan hljóp hann til Gizurar, ok tók hann við honum.
22202 = Þá er Gizurr kom af Kili, stefndi hann mönnum at sér.
33041 = Váru þar fyrir þeir bræðr, Klængr ok Ormr, Loftr byskupsson, Árni óreiða.
28097 = Helt hann þá upp bréfum þeim, er þeir Eyvindr ok Árni höfðu út haft.
20569 = Var þar á, að Gizurr skyldi Snorra láta utan fara,
17397 = hvárt er honum þætti ljúft eða leitt,
16385 = eða drepa hann at öðrum kosti fyrir þat,
15013 = er hann hafði farit út í banni konungs.
20247 = Kallaði Hákon konungr Snorra landráðamann við sik.
25991 = Sagði Gizurr, at hann vildi með engu móti brjóta bréf konungs,
23272 = en kvaðst vita, at Snorri myndi eigi ónauðigr utan fara.
21724 = Kveðst Gizurr þá vildu til fara ok taka Snorra.
26902 = Ormr vildi ekki vera í þessi ráðagerð, ok reið hann heim á Breiðabólstað.
31576 = Gizurr dró þá lið saman ok sendi þá bræðr vestr til Borgarfjarðar á njósn,
8421 = Árna beisk ok Svart.
18469 = En Gizurr reið frá liðinu með sjau tigi manna,
28447 = en Loft byskupsson lét hann vera fyrir því liðinu, er síðar fór.
20530 = Klængr reið á Kjalarnes eftir liði ok svá upp í herað.
29224 = Gizurr kom í Reykjaholt um nóttina eftir Mauritíusmessu.
20587 = Brutu þeir upp skemmuna, er Snorri svaf í.
32733 = En hann hljóp upp ok ór skemmunni í in litlu húsin, er váru við skemmuna.
19023 = Fann hann þar Arnbjörn prest ok talaði við hann.
35331 = Réðu þeir þat, at Snorri gekk í kjallarann, er var undir loftinu þar í húsunum.
21242 = Þeir Gizurr fóru at leita Snorra um húsin.
28547 = Þá fann Gizurr Arnbjörn prest ok spurði, hvar Snorri væri.
8875 = Hann kvaðst eigi vita.
22694 = Gizurr kvað þá eigi sættast mega, ef þeir fyndist eigi.
28330 = Prestr kvað vera mega, at hann fyndist, ef honum væri griðum heitit.
22884 = Eftir þat urðu þeir varir við, hvar Snorri var.
25600 = Ok gengu þeir í kjallarann Markús Marðarson, Símon knútr,
26492 = Árni beiskr, Þorsteinn Guðinason, Þórarinn Ásgrímsson.
13048 = Símon knútr bað Árna höggva hann.
12169 = „Eigi skal höggva,” sagði Snorri.
8594 = „Högg þú,” sagði Símon.
12169 = „Eigi skal höggva,” sagði Snorri.
33464 = Eftir þat veitti Árni honum banasár, ok báðir þeir Þorsteinn unnu á honum.
New Man – End of Myth
7000 = Microcosmos – Man in God’s Image
2692 = Ísland – Iceland
IV. A Secret or a Series of Secrets
Waiting to be Unearthed.
(Text continued from # I.)
13219 = Here the letter ends abruptly.
34995 = Whatever else was written has been suppressed by Sir Tobie Matthew,
22840 = one of the Rosicrosse, on which Spedding remarks,
29976 = “It is a great pity the editor did not think fit to print the whole.”
28151 = For some mysterious reason the letter was not printed
21498 = until 1669 in Matthew’s Collection, captioned
22692 = “This was the last letter that he ever wrote.”
13860 = So Francis Bacon’s last letter,
34152 = like his first ones respecting his mysterious suit, the succession,
27317 = betrays the same characteristics which he has himself described
5641 = – and the reason –
26234 = in his charge against Somerset for the murder of Overbury:
26605 = We thus see that these very tricks of suppression
25937 = to destroy direct evidence in order to preserve a SECRET
30862 = were not only known to Francis Bacon but, in exactly the same way,
22726 = were practiced by him and his School (his “Confederates”);
34357 = and the feature runs through all his letters and papers from youth to old age.
19274 = There are not only deletions by his own hand
22118 = but by those to whom he entrusted his papers.
32210 = Spedding remarks upon it repeatedly throughout his seven volumes
28445 = yet never once is he prompted to ask – nor in his final summing up –
24392 = what is the reason for all this destroying, clipping,
13368 = no-dating and misdating of papers?
13826 = Why is evidence suppressed?
12526 = What SECRETS have been hidden?
24188 = And yet Somerset’s charge – which Spedding must have read –
13614 = is a direct pointer to the fact
31201 = that there is a secret or a series of secrets waiting to be unearthed.
V. Secret # 1 – Satan, The Vatican and The Holy Sepulchre
(Matt. 16:21-23. Saga-Shakespeare Myth)
29661 = From that time foorth began Iesus to shew vnto his disciples,
18499 = how that he must goe vnto Hierusalem,
26389 = and suffer many things of the Elders and chiefe Priests & Scribes,
14138 = and be killed, and be raised againe the third day.
19850 = Then Peter tooke him, and began to rebuke him, saying,
22014 = Be it farre from thee Lord: This shal not be vnto thee.
14777 = But he turned, and said vnto Peter,
20644 = Get thee behind mee, Satan, thou art an offence vnto me:
23056 = for thou sauourest not the things that be of God,
9994 = but those that be of men.
Get thee behind mee, Satan
4988 = The Vatican
1000 = Light of the World
5979 = Girth House – Mythical Holy Sepulchre
The Sacred Triangle
Of Pagan Iceland
7196 = Bergþórshváll
6067 = Miðeyjarhólmr
3027 = Helgafell
365 = One Year
Peter put behind
1 = Monad
5596 = Andlig Spekðin – Spiritual Wisdom
-6960 = Jarðlig Skilning – Earthly Understanding
VI. Secret # 2 – The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Snorri Sturluson A Second Time
(Saga-Shakespeare Myth. Francisco Goya)
1 = Monad
First Heire of Shakespeare‘s Inuention
(Dedication, Venus and Adonis, 1593)
9987 = TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE
20084 = Henrie Vvriothesley, Earle of Southampton,
8814 = and Baron of Titchfield.
21943 = Right Honourable, I know not how I shall offend
23463 = in dedicating my vnpolisht lines to your Lordship,
25442 = nor how the worlde vvill censure mee for choosing
25266 = so strong a proppe to support so vveake a burthen,
17161 = onelye if your Honour seeme but pleased,
13387 = I account my selfe highly praised,
18634 = and vowe to take aduantage of all idle houres,
23217 = till I haue honoured you vvith some grauer labour.
23437 = But if the first heire of my inuention proue deformed,
15796 = I shall be sorie it had so noble a god-father:
12970 = and neuer after eare so barren a land,
16690 = for feare it ield me still so bad a haruest,
17496 = l leaue it to your Honourable suruey,
18884 = and your Honor to your hearts content,
27199 = vvhich I wish may alvvaies answere your ovvne vvish,
17766 = and the vvorlds hopefull expectation.
11662 = Your Honors in all dutie,
9322 = William Shakespeare
16450 = Snorri Sturluson í annat sinn.
Goya, Los Caprichos²
19212 = El sueño de la razón produce monstrous [Cipher Value with ñ = n]
Abomination of Desolation³
8525 = Gunnar Tómasson
12385 = Guðrún Ólafía Jónsdóttir
11587 = Character Assassination
5881 = Níðingsverk – Barbarity
7750 = Psychiatric Rape
6603 = Mannorðsmorð – Vicious Slander
16439 = Criminal Obstruction of Justice
12867 = William Jefferson Clinton – President
4496 = Janet Reno – Attorney General
8899 = Jacques de Larosière – Managing Director
7678 = Michel Camdessus – Managing Director
5517 = William B. Dale – Deputy Managing Director
2713 = Dick Erb – Deputy Managing Director
6584 = Jacques J. Polak – Economic Counsellor
4734 = Tun Thin – Asian Department Director
9349 = W. John R. Woodley – Asian Department Deputy Director
3542 = Ken Clark – Director of Administration
3339 = Graeme Rea – Director of Administration
3227 = P. N. Kaul – Deputy Director of Administration
5446 = Nick Zumas – Grievance Committee Chairman
3625 = Derek C. Bok – President
8175 = Henry Rosovsky – Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
8566 = James S. Duesenberry – Chairman, Department of Economics
11121 = Paul Anthony Samuelson – Ph. D., Nobel Laureate in Economics
8381 = Walter S. Salant – Ph. D., Brookings Institution Senior Fellow
10244 = Vigdís Finnbogadóttir – President
11361 = Salóme Þorkelsdóttir – Althing President
6028 = Davíd Oddsson – Prime Minister
10295 = Þorsteinn Pálsson – Minister of Justice
8316 = Jón Sigurdsson – Minister of Commerce
5940 = Jónas H. Haralz – World Bank Executive Director
6648 = Jóhannes Nordal – Central Bank Governor
8864 = Bjarni Bragi Jónsson – Central Bank Chief Economist
14314 = Benjamín Jón Hafsteinn Eiríksson – Harvard Ph. D.
9720 = Matthías Jóhannessen – Editor, Morgunblaðið
10989 = Orenthal James Simpson
8015 = John & Patsy Ramsey
4953 = Osama bin Laden
3586 = Murder
6899 = Nicole Brown
4948 = Ron Goldman
6100 = Brentwood
1204 = 12 June (4th month old-style)
1994 = 1994 A.D.
3718 = Jonbenet
3503 = Boulder
2510 = 25 December (10th month old-style)
1996 = 1996 A.D.
5557 = The Pentagon
9596 = World Trade Center
1107 = 11 September (7th month old-style)
2001 = 2001 A.D.
7920 = Excelsior Hotel
5060 = Paula Jones
803 = 8 May (3rd month old-style)
1991 = 1991 A.D.
4014 = Kiss it!
8486 = The White House
7334 = Kathleen Willey
2909 = 29 November (9th month old-style)
1993 = 1993 A.D.
22091 = I’ve wanted to do this ever since I laid eyes on you.
6045 = The Oval Office
8112 = Monica Lewinsky
1509 = 15 November (9th month old-style)
1995 = 1995 A.D. = 438097³
The Gates of Hell
13031 = International Monetary Fund
9948 = Harvard University
7146 = Seðlabanki Íslands – Central Bank of Iceland
VII. Secret # 3 – Deformed Stratfordian
16450 = Snorri Sturluson í annat sinn.
Goya, Los Caprichos²
19212 = El sueño de la razón produce monstrous [Cipher Value with ñ = n]
17252 = Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere
2602 = 26 April – 2nd month of year old-style
1564 = 1564 A.D.
10026 = Will Shakspere, gent.
2502 = 25 April
1616 = 1616 A.D.
100 = The End
VIII. Secret # 4 – This is my beloued Sonne,
in whom I am well pleased.
(Matt. Ch. III, King James Bible, 1611)
14812 = In those daies came Iohn the Baptist,
16233 = preaching in the wildernesse of Iudea,
3580 = And saying,
17977 = Repent yee: for the kingdome of heauen is at hand.
24936 = For this is he that was spoken of by the Prophet Esaias,
20682 = saying, The voyce of one crying in the wildernes,
23497 = Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
17675 = And the same Iohn had his raiment of camels haire,
15118 = and a leatherne girdle about his loynes,
18879 = and his meate was locusts and wilde hony.
20062 = Then went out to him Hierusalem, and all Iudea,
15449 = and all the region round about Iordane,
25750 = And were baptized of him in Iordane, confessing their sinnes.
17237 = But when he saw many of the Pharisees
21474 = and Sadducees come to his Baptisme, he said vnto them,
20958 = O generation of vipers, who hath warned you
14216 = to flee from the wrath to come?
22648 = Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
20138 = And thinke not to say within your selues,
12773 = Wee have Abraham to our father:
22235 = for I say vnto you, that God is able of these stones
14430 = to raise vp children unto Abraham.
24781 = And now also the axe is layd vnto the root of the trees:
28106 = Therefore euery tree which bringeth not foorth good fruite
17271 = is hewen downe, and cast into the fire.
23338 = I indeed baptize you with water vnto repentance:
19842 = but he that commeth after mee is mightier then I,
19118 = whose shooes I am not worthy to beare,
25303 = hee shall baptize you with the holy Ghost, and with fire:
11037 = Whose fanne is in his hand,
18022 = and he will throughly purge his floore,
15749 = and gather his wheat into the garner:
23514 = but wil burne vp the chaffe with vnquenchable fire.
13805 = Then commeth Iesus from Galilee
17697 = to Iordane, vnto Iohn, to be baptized of him:
10482 = But Iohn forbade him, saying,
11923 = I have need to bee baptized of thee,
10368 = and commest thou to me?
16128 = And Iesus answering, said vnto him,
11422 = Suffer it to be so now:
26707 = for thus it becommeth vs to fulfill all righteousnesse.
7960 = Then he suffered him.
14798 = And Iesus, when hee was baptized,
21355 = went vp straightway out of the water:
17317 = and, loe, the heauens were opened vnto him,
20073 = and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a doue,
8943 = and lighting vpon him:
12487 = And loe, a voice from heauen, saying,
22221 = This is my beloued Sonne, in whom I am well pleased.
5979 = Girth House – The Holy Sepulchre
-1000 = Darkness
Man in God‘s Image
7000 = Microcosmos
Calculator for converting letters to cipher values is at:
¹Francis Bacon’s Personal Life-Story, Rider&Co, London, 1986, pp. 539-540.
²Francisco Goya – Los Caprichos – Saga Myth – I
29 December 2014.
Many years ago I saw an exhibition of paintings by Francisco Goya in the Prado Museum in Madrid. I had never seen any of his paintings before but they struck me as familiar! For they appeared to have been selected to show Goya‘s visual construction of concepts from ancient creation myths which I knew well. Thus, I could explain to my late wife the ideas which seemed to be reflected in almost every painting.
Last summer I re-visited the Prado Museum with my sister-in-law and related to her my impression of Goya‘s paintings at the first visit. On our return to Iceland she gave me an excellent Icelandic edition of Goya‘s Los Caprichos – The Monsters – which are described by Wikipedia as follows:
Los Caprichos is a set of 80 prints in aquatint and etching created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya in 1797 and 1798, and published as an album in 1799. The prints were an artistic experiment: a medium for Goya’s condemnation of the universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society in which he lived. The criticisms are far-ranging and acidic; he speaks against the predominance of superstition, the ignorance and inabilities of the various members of the ruling class, pedagogical short-comings, marital mistakes and the decline of rationality. Some of the prints have anticlerical themes. Goya described the series as depicting „the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilized society, and from the common prejudices and deceitful practices which custom, ignorance or self-interest have made usual“.
³Abomination of Desolation
Message posted to friends on 26 February 2014:
While in Iceland last August, I met with Pétur Halldórsson at the Cafe Milano in Reykjavík. We discussed matters of mutual interest, including what my Saga Cipher work might “mean“.
I took a napkin and, for emphasis, wrote down the number 438097. This is the Cipher Sum of some three dozen names of persons, institutions, dates and events during the reference period, including two famous murder cases, a sex scandal in high places, and presumptive lies told in connection therewith.
I told Pétur (what I had long surmised) that I believed that this number was associated with a watershed event in human history whose final phase was upon our world.