This page provides a first look at the Word Cipher of Sir Francis Bacon. The page design intention is to be accommodating to the needs of the subconscious mind of the reader. Need we a Accessibility Language Switcher widget for the two Bicameral minds? So we will promote Visualizations here, and, at least in some indirect way, giving vent to raw, instinctual emotion.

At age seventeen Bacon invented the Binary Code, the underpinning of all Digital Devices; and by extension, he thereby invented the engineering foundation of the profane World we are all currently immersed in.

He later invented another cipher, one he repeatedly said was an even better cipher: his Word Cipher, which wends its way secretly within the 1623 First Folio of Mr. William Shakespeare, which is widely regarded to be the most intensely scrutinized, studied, picked-over and analyzed book in the history of the English Language. Yet, amazingly, the existence of the Word Cipher inside it has gone almost completely unnoticed.

The most revered name in this line of research is Dr. Orville Owens, a Medical Doctor, a Surgeon, from Detroit USA. In the 1890’s he was First (and so far, also the Last) to succeed in decoding the hidden stream of text covertly woven into the text of the First Folio (and other documents from Bacon’s era). But for reasons unknown he never publicly documented the decoding method he was using.

Many believed that the Word Cipher never actually existed, it was only a flight of fancy of Dr. Owen.

He retired from his medical practice and worked on it full-time for eight years.

One of the main goals of this project is to reverse-engineer Sir Bacon’s Word Cipher, and, in the absence of any other source, provide the first detailed description of its scheme to be published in the last four hundred years.

A group of links are provided at the end of this page for background information.

The text of the First Folio

The Shakespearean memes are presented below to provide succor to the subconscious mind of the Reader.

Here are exact numerical figures for Occurrence for Words within the pages of the First Folio. By extension this points to the most essentially important Shakespearean themes of all.

Fortune (515)
Honour (1060)
Reputation (73)
Nature (532)

Total Occurrences of the four Guide Words within the 1623 First Folio

Virginity (28)
Power (481)
Murder (252)
Beauty (267)
Maidenhead (20)
Queen (607)
Love (1962)
Marriage (389)

a bizarre superabundance of repetitions bunched together.

All’s Well That Ends Well
includes: Virginitie, Virginity
total: 39


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