Bacon, Shakespeare, and the Mystic Foundations of America - New Atlantis

There is indeed a mystery about the founding of America. It is the only nation in the world that was created first in the minds of enlightened men and women. Much is being made today of the philosophic and Masonic origins of the United States, yet the planning for America as the New Atlantis goes back even further - to Francis Bacon, John Dee & the English Renaissance.

In this Sunday seminar, Peter Dawkins reveals the deeper connections between Francis Bacon, John Dee, their vision of America as the New Atlantis as well as the roles played by Shakespeare, the Freemasons and Rosicrucians.

Elizabethan Era - The English Renaissance Crucible

The Elizabethan Age gave birth to a treasure trove of poetry, dramatic works, discovery and invention - and all of it is deeply connected to Francis Bacon and his “pens”, a brilliant and masterful team that had an astonishing goal in mind - the Universal Reformation of the Whole Wide World through the renovation of the arts and sciences.

A key part of this reformation was the founding of a free, enlightened republic across the ocean and far from the narrow religious and political mindsets that ruled Europe. This “island home”, called in the writings both Bensalem and the New Atlantis, is America. Imagine a country born of enlightenment and planned for freedom.

Francis Bacon and his “Shakers of the Spear”, his anonymous Knights of the Helmet group, collaborated on revolutionizing the culture of England. They translated the western classics into the English language and helped create the English language along the way. Writing plays under the guidance of Francis and Anthony Bacon, they both entertained the crowds and steered them to new ways of thinking.

The Shakespeare group brought the ideas and ideals of individual dignity and spirit, nobility, mercy, value of each life, the commerce between heaven and man, decency and goodness, and rights of mankind, to justice and peace to the citizens of England, Europe and the New World.

Francis Bacon & America's Founding History

Through the Virginia Company, Francis Bacon was key to infusing the New Atlantis ideals into America's founding by engrafting British philosophy and rule of law onto the colonies.

Bacon's books, Novum Organum, Advancement of Learning and the New Atlantis, gave the educated class of Europe hope and a map for the reformation of the world. He created the “mind map” for the New World to follow in their political systems, educational institutions and pursuit of their liberties.

Various Baconians, Freemasons, freedom fighters, Rosicrucians and other visionaries played their part in later history, building on the foundations created by Francis Bacon and his friends.

This great story of history still has its impact on world events today. Though 400 years old, this story has a particular relevance for our time, as the legendary or allegorical Atlantis is indeed 'rising'.

If the sages are correct & each of us plays our many parts, we can witness an acceleration of the evolution of our New Atlantis and, with right effort and vision, a corresponding Golden Age.

Bacon, Shakespeare & America Lecture

Join us for this seminar as Peter shares his knowledge of the foundations of Francis Bacon's America, particularly as it concerns Dee, Bacon, Shakespeare, the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, and the secret wisdom concerning Atlantis, time cycles and the planetary chakra system (hey this is 2010, we can handle this!).

This seminar is preceded by an evening lecture on July 9, The Mystery of Sir Francis Bacon and Shakespeare, which provides further important detail to this story.

July 11, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday seminar
Bacon, Shakespeare, and the Mystic Foundations of America as the New Atlantis.

Emigrant Hall, Mile marker 31, Hwy 89 South, Emigrant Montana

Accommodations and Meals:
Lodgings in Livingston and Paradise Valley, Montana
Restaurants in Livingston and Paradise Valley, Montana
Howling Hounds Cafe

Cost and Reservations:
Tickets:$65.00 in advance, $75.00 at the door.
Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Reservations: Call (406) 579-8955
Or email us at: Email Francis Bacon Renaissance Fund

Foundations of America Seminar
Tickets & Group Discounts

Foundations of America -
Sunday Seminar Ticket - $65.00

Foundations of America -
Student Ticket - $40.00 each

Shakespeare Weekend Special -
Fri - Sun - $75.00

Recommended Reading:
The Shakespeare Enigma and Building Paradise by Peter Dawkins

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

If you are interested in helping to sponsor these events, please contact the Francis Bacon Renaissance Fund.

Per Angusta In Augusta

Sir Francis Bacon

Bacon In Paradise...


The trumped up charges of wrong-doing that Bacon was charged with has lived after him; it is time that the good Bacon did is no longer interred with his bones.

July 2010 Series

Sailing to America, the New Atlantis

West to the New Atlantis

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, And our little life is rounded with a sleep.
From The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1

Francis Bacon and friends

In his [Bacon's] adversity, I ever prayed that God would give him strength for Greatness he could not want. Neither could I condole in word or syllable for him, as knowing no accident could do harm to virtue, but rather to help to make it manifest. Ben Jonson