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Heroes and Villains

The following is part of the volume 3 of  A POSITIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA FOR A NEW AGE OF CULTURE (P. E. A. K. P. E. O. P. L. E).  Copyright 2004 by Robert Bruce Baird.  All rights reserved.   This book or parts of it should not be reproduced in any form whatever without the prior written permission of the author.

General Introduction

Don’t expect all the great or villainous people to make an appearance; or to find great detail on the many who do appear. I will try to include enough of the real heroes who are not involved in wars and creating a serious problem for everyday people or the environment; but I know whatever I do, we all will find that someone else should have been included.

As in the other volumes of this encyclopedia, the main themes will be about how we got where we are; and what was the reasoning of the people who brought us to our current state of affairs. Hopefully we can give a little insight that will allow for some changes to occur in the way people apply wisdom, or all the parts of the human potential, as well.


CLEOPATRA: - There were many Cleopatras of the Ptolemaic lineage and most of them were adept esotericists. I do not use the word adept for Pharaohs and priests unless they have credentials. There is an extant treatise on an alchemical process credited to one of them and it may even be the one we see as temptress in the movies and books about the Antonine Roman Emperors. That one certainly did a cosmetics to herbalist authorship and may also have copied or been inspired by Creidne’s work on weights and measuring systems which I believe would have been in the Great Library where people of station like Jesus also probably went. Her tutor or teacher by the name of Commarius also probably taught Jesus and the other Biblical characters who actually tried to know what they were talking about. That includes the Gaedhil Samaritan Simon Magus for certain. The Gnostics of Alexandria have a far more ancient tradition than most academics will allow, as we have demonstrated in other books.

Lucy-Hughes Hallett has done an excellent book on Cleopatra which I can heartily recommend. A prominent Roman who was her enemy reports she had a way with words and languages that makes me pretty certain she had all the black arts and Grimoires including the vaunted Keys of Solomon at her disposal.

Here are some words to explain what a Grimoire means: “‘Two of the most famous of grimoires are the Key of Solomon, or Greater Key, and the Lesser Key of Solomon, or The Lemegeton. Some people believed these were written by King Solomon himself, whereas others believed they were written by demons and given to the king. These books were thought to have held the power to unlock occult wisdom and powers. They were called Keys because of the Scripture in Matthew 16:19, where Jesus says to Peter, ‘And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’

Another grimoire is the Grimoire of Honorius, a catalogue of fallen angels and how to raise them. This book was credited to Pope Honorius III, who succeeded Pope Innocent III in 1216. The Grimoire of Honorius was full of Christian benedictions and formulae. ‘It not only instructed priests in the arts of demonology but virtually ordered them to learn how to conjure and control demons, as part of their job.’ [...]

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Bacon and the Bard



The following is part of "Bacon and the Bard".  Copyright 2004 by Robert Bruce Baird.  All rights reserved.   This book or parts of it should not be reproduced in any form whatever without the prior written permission of the author.



In modern history have any three friends had such an influence on the growth of the human condition, in as many ways as did Shakhespear [the probable spelling he used, he definitely never used the one we use today], Francis Bacon and Ben Jonson. At a time when the oppressive tyranny of the mind and soul, exerted by the perverse power of the Catholic Church and their Inquisitions; there blossomed throughout Europe, the beginning of our modern civilization that has been dubbed 'The Age of Reason'. These men were at least, among its' founders.

They are still as poignant and relevant today are the problems of political misuse of power and the search for understanding of self. Still as important is mans' need to relate to his soul and through it the guidance of the spiritual well-spring of RIGHTNESS. It is my hope that this story of LOVE set in an era of darkness will reflect some light into the minds and hearts of those who read it today. I believe the gentle wisdom of the man Shakhespear, is captured in these relationships; I hope the reader will agree. The scholastics have left us a picture of Bacon and Shakhespear that is woefully inadequate. I found three different years in my research, for the knighthood of Francis Bacon.

There are a number of theories that attribute the writings of William Shakespeare to a lot of different people including Bacon. Four hundred years later scholars still say he is the greatest influence on our current cultural history.

I know that any who know me, will see much of my experiences of a personal nature, in these writings. I am still amazed by many things that took place in my life associated with the writing of this book. Included in these amazing happenings is the meeting of people who are expert in Ogham languages, and other gifted people who act and perform the 'magic' written about under the name of the character Caitlin. Even more is the discovery of the meaning of my own last name and the historical importance of 'Bairds' or bards in the Druidic and ancient Celtic religions.

For those who seek further evidence of the existence of Tara and the knowledge taught in Ireland during the Dark Ages, I refer them to a book by MacManus titled 'The History of the Irish Race', and if you can find it, the Hanes Taliesin. To those who doubt some of the things referred to in reference to the ancient civilizations allow me to point out that just last year(This book was written in 1991) geologists proved that the Sphinx was built 4,000 years before the pharaohs. Who built and even more importantly who designed, these magnificent pyramids is the subject of a book in itself, to be sure. But briefly put from various sources I have this to say; from Atlantis (a worldwide civilization and not just one site.) 12,000 years ago Lower Egypt was settled by peoples similar to the Kelts or Danaus known later as DNN to the likes of Homer or what many call ARYANS [EIRE-YANNS might be the root of that, because of their interest in Eire where Tara was a vital spiritual center in the Blessed Isles that included Avalon of the far later Camelot legends or Grail]. Legend has it that Tara had the first earthen Pyramid in the world, around 200,000 years ago. Is that the Tara Hill of today?

Upper Egypt was settled by those from MU but that might include any of the Phoenician Brotherhood including India and the Altaic Region. We may never know the ins and outs of political changes in the pre-Pyramid era, but we do know a lot of things about their ethics; and satellite photos and other techniques bring us fantastic new proofs and artifacts on a monthly (it seems) basis.

As to the so-called New Age philosophy contained herein, let me say I am pleased many are learning things the ancients knew better even if the ancients do not get credit for it or have false things said about them. I do have a ‘fair to middlin’’ amount of experience in matters deemed occult. That word is entirely abused and not taken for the science rather than ritualistic superstition the truly superstitious are inclined to label or brand it with, their ridicule and sarcasm reflects upon them and not upon any true Druidic ‘peryllat’ such as Shakespeare was trained by.

Less than a couple of centuries after the death of Bacon a young man born in Virginia was greatly influenced by Bacon and a true alchemist named Newton. Thomas Jefferson learned a lot from his mentors Professor Short and the Governor of Virginia who was taken by the zeal for learning this young red head had. Jefferson wrote more directly about the social conditions and religious intolerance which fronts for power-mongers than Shakespeare could even dream of doing. Here are some of his words taken from a letter to Lafayette in 1823.

‘I do not believe with the Rochefoucaults and Montaignes that 14 of 15 men are rogues: I believe a great abatement from that proportion may be made in favor of general honesty. But I have always found that rogues would be uppermost, and I do not know that the proportion is too strong for the higher orders...These rogues set out with stealing the people's good opinion, and then steal from them the right of drawing it, by contriving laws and associations against the power of the people themselves.'

The relevance of this and the other comments made in this introduction will become clear to the reader as he/she reads the book. To the student of Jefferson’s' early life there are other most interesting congruities. In concluding this introduction I feel it necessary to make a personal statement of one interpretation of the meaning of ‘To Be or Not to Be'. In writing this book I had to take the stage 'so to speak' and have the courage to 'Be' rather than adopt the common way of life which has been raised to the level of a religion and is captured in the colloquial phrases, ‘I'm OK, you're OK', ‘Don't worry be happy!’ or "I'm here for a good time, not a long time."Etc… And in doing so I had a lot of fantastic experience and energy that purposefully impacted my life and makes me a truly happier person.

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