The Esoteric Significance of Francis Bacon, a conference to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Elizabethan philosopher, statesman and essayist Sir Francis Bacon, will be held at the White Eagle Lodge, Kensington, London, on January 22.
This is an opportunity to learn more about someone whom the esoteric tradition has long seen as a herald of the new age! During the day, Rose and Robert Elliot will bring to life a Francis Bacon of four centuries ago that is still alive for people now.
Peter Dawkins will speak of the great plan Bacon transmitted to humanity for the advancement of the whole of human knowledge – every possible level of study.
Nick Lambert will tell the story of the New Atlantis, Bacon’s fable of the ideal society in which that programme might be realised.
Colum Hayward takes a line from Bacon’s Essays – “What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer” – to show the many levels on which we might understand the complex person Bacon was and what he represents for us.
Jeremy Hayward reads from Bacon, and shows the breadth of his humanity.
The event is co-sponsored by Polair Publishing, whose book, The View Beyond, edited by Dave Patrick, will be launched at a short party when the day finishes. Copies are available, signed, for £12.99.
22 January 2011
Welcome talk at 10.30am (doors open 10.00am)
Lunch provided. Main event finishes 5.00pm
Book launch party 5.00pm–6.00pm with refreshments.
The White Eagle Lodge,
9 St Mary Abbots Place,
Kensington, London W8 6LS
Phone: 020 7603 7914
Pre-bookings: £30, including lunch and all refreshments
Bookings on the day: £35