Peter Dawkins, Francis Bacon, Elizabethan & Shakespeare Expert
Since you can't spend an evening with Ben Jonson to get your behind-the-scenes story on William Shaksper and Francis Bacon, then take in a lecture or book by Peter Dawkins to open your eyes to this riveting story of Greek philosophy, Western mysticism and Elizabethan court intrigue.
Peter is an author, consultant and teacher on the wisdom of Shakespeare and the works of Sir Francis Bacon, giving seminars around the world. Peter's ongoing "Wisdom of Shakespeare" series, with each book covering a Shakespeare play and showing the Roman, Greek, Druidic, Neo-platonic, Cabalistic, Freemason, Hermetic and Rosicrucian influences. Each book is an education in itself.
The Shakespeare Enigma reveals Peter's investigation into the Shakespeare authorship question. Peter said, "They [Shakespeare works] comprise a cornucopia of the wisdom traditions, brought together in a poetic synthesis and magical art. Even the story behind the life of the author Shakespeare has more to it than meets the eye, involving the participation of the Society of the Rosy Cross led by their great initiate and chief, Francis Bacon..." Peter shows how the work begun by Francis Bacon in the Shakespeare plays and the New Atlantis are an ongoing work in which everyman may still play a role in the great drama.
The Francis Bacon Research Trust presents Shakespeare and Francis Bacon seminars and publishes some of the most informative books on Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and Sir Francis Bacon, including Francis Bacon, Herald of a New Age, and Building Paradise - The Freemasonic and Rosicrucian Six Day's Work.
For over twenty years Peter and his wife Sarah have led Wisdom of Shakespeare seminars and workshops, usually as weekend events. From 1997 to 2005 Peter and Mark Rylance, then Artistic Director of the Globe and a leading actor, presented Wisdom of Shakespeare events at the Globe Theatre in London.
Sacred Architecture & Wisdom Traditions
From his professional career as an architect in the UK, Peter has devoted himself full-time since 1978 to research and teaching about architecture and its connection to the wisdom traditions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, mythology and landscape. Along with his seminars and workshops, Peter leads pilgrimages to study sacred architecture and sites around the world.
Peter's salient research into sacred architecture and the relationship of buildings to topography led to a developing of the art and science of landscape temples, and geomantic pilgrimage, and their association with the heavenly, angelic, spiritual, or archetypal realms of existence.
Peter and Sarah founded the Zoence Academy to further study the Western counterpart to Chinese Feng Shui - a synthesis of studies of man's spiritual nature, sacred architecture, integration of buildings into the energy patterns of the landscape, and the wisdom traditions.