T A A A A A A A A A A A T
Shakespeare, 911, and the Eye in the Pyramid.
Line 911 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets is the first line of Sonnet 66:
TYr’d with all these for restfull death I cry,
The next 11 lines of Sonnet 66 begin with the letter A:
to behold desert a begger borne,
The 13th line begins with a second capital T:
Tyr’d with all these, from these would I be gone,
Beginning on Line 911 we meet up with a capital T, then 11 A’s which are followed by another capital T. This is the only Sonnet of the 154 total Sonnets in which the lines begin with any kind of obvious pattern of letters. Based upon its visual uniqueness in the Sonnets collection, we may be justified in asking the question of whether or not there may be a hidden level of meaning in this place. Consider this; double T’s are commonly referred to in Masonic discussions as the Twin Towers, or the two Masonic Pillars of Infinite Mercy and Infinite Justice. The 11 A’s may very well represent the two Pillars also, because 11 displays two 1’s standing side by side. If indeed these are symbolic clues, then perhaps we must look beyond the two Pillars to see what lies ahead.
The A’s seem to make a strong hint for us to see a pyramid between the two T’s, or Twin Towers. One of the first pyramids that comes to my mind is the one on the back of the Dollar bill.
Upon a close examination of this symbol, it is revealed there are 13 steps, or tiers, that make up the base of the pyramid. For the sake of exploration and adventure, lets begin our journey of the Sonnets by relating these 13 tiers to the first 13 lines of Sonnet 66. What we have as our Sonnets vision is a 13 tiered symbol which represents the massive base of a pyramid framed by two Masonic Pillars. This visual exploration begins on Line 911 of the Sonnets collection as it was originally printed in the year 1609.
Above the 13 tiers on the Dollar bill design is a floating capstone from which a single eye is beaming out from the center. This is the 14th tier of the pyramid and is symbolized by the 14th and final line of Sonnet 66:
Saue that to dye, I leaue my loue alone.
The center word in the 14th line is I. Does this relate to the eye in the center of the 14th and floating tier of the Dollar bill pyramid?
I have seen many 911 websites that demonstrate impressive numerological and symbolic coincidences related to the September 11 events. It is amazing how many number threads of chance seem to come together on that important day in 2001. I will grant however, there are many websites where the creator has possibly made too much out of a little. Maybe this is one of those websites, and I am seeing pictures where there are none. Be sure to never lose sight of that truth as we go further. What I am about to share may be a figment of my imagination, even though the numbers do add up. You see, to me, the above vision is just a tiny peek at an incredibly fascinating structure that is secretly hid in Shakespeare’s Sonnets. In fact, discovering and studying this design has introduced me to some of the most exciting experiences of my entire life.
If you are the least bit curious about the greater design I am speaking of, then you must continue forth on what may awaken some deep mysteries concealed within the Sonnets and the Dollar bill pyramid symbol. This adventure may even awaken some deep mysteries inside of yourself.
I have shown you a simple demonstration of what may be a small part of an elaborate symbol. In order to take us to another level of this design we need to bring in some more connections. We’ll begin by applying the 14 tiered symbol on the Dollar bill to the total Sonnets collection.
Remember that Sonnet 66 is divided into 14 lines? In a similar way we can divide the total 154 Sonnets into 14 groups in which there are 11 Sonnets in each group. Basic math tells us that 11 Sonnets in each group multiplied by 14 groups yields a total 154 Sonnets. Figuring that there are normally 14 lines in each Sonnet, multiplied by the 11 Sonnets in each group, we end up with 154 lines in each group of Sonnets. In this way one group of Sonnets with 154 lines is a micro-model of the entire Sonnets collection macro-model of 154 Sonnets. As above, so below.
It should be mentioned that two of the Sonnets do not have 14 lines though. Sonnet 99 has 15 lines and Sonnet 126 has 12 lines. All 152 of the others have 14 lines. There is an amazing coincidence about this that we will examine later on. But for now, I will just point how this little jog in the numbers makes for an interesting characteristic in the Sonnets design. In our exploration we’ll divide the 154 Sonnets into 14 groups of 11 Sonnets and relate the 14 groups of Sonnets to the 14 tiers on the Dollar bill pyramid. For the sake of discussion I’ll refer to these groups of Sonnets as tiers. This will make 154 lines in each tier with the two exceptions of there being 155 lines in the 9th tier and 152 lines in the 12th tier. These little adjustments make it so that the last line of the 13th tier is Line 2001 of the Sonnets.
Visualize the 13 tiered base of the pyramid and then think about the 13 tiers of the Sonnets. The very top of the 13th tier relates to Line 2001 in the Sonnets. Line 911 begins with the first T of the Twin Towers in Sonnet 66. Then we look beyond these two Pillars and see a pyramid that is hinted by the 11 A’s. Line 2001 is the last line of the 13th tier of the Sonnets and represents the top of the 13th tier of the Dollar bill pyramid. See how Line 911 begins and Line 2001 ends a symbolic representation of a section of the Sonnets as they relate to the pyramid? Basically Sonnet 66 is the end of the 6th tier and as soon as you move beyond it you enter the 7th tier with Sonnet 67. So the Twin Towers, the two T’s beginning on Line 911, seem to announce a passage from the lower 6 tiers into the 7th tier. From here we travel in this higher set of tiers until we reach the end of the 13th tier and Line 2001. At this point the pyramid stops and the floating capstone rises above. The first line of the 14th tier of the Sonnets is Line 2002.
On the Dollar bill we read the words, “NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM”, which translates into “A new order of the ages.” On June 13, 1782, Charles Thomson was given the task of creating the final design for the Great Seal. In reference to these words, Thomson explained: "The date underneath [the pyramid] is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American Æra, which commences from that date." Of course the date in Roman numerals is MDCCLXXVI, or 1776. But perhaps Thomson knew of the Sonnets design and the importance of 911 and 2001 as it refers to a beginning of another new American era. But, how could he have known? Is it possible?
Perhaps a new American era begins with the floating capstone and 14th tier which is represented by Line 2002. In the Sonnets structure, Line 2002 is the first line of Sonnet 144. This line is often written as 144:1 in Sonnets literature. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441, during the year 2002, allowed us to begin the war against Iraq. Does this also mark the beginning of a new American era? Or maybe I am just making too much out of all this. In fact, if this was all there was to it I would possibly dismiss it as coincidence. Or that it’s possibly all a series of mathematical curiosities. Truth is, however, we have only just begun to see into the Sonnets and pyramid connections. In other words, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
One can find numerous references to the Great Pyramid and the number 365. For instance, the upper horizontal passage’s first ante-chamber contains a circle of 365.25 inches. This is referred to as Enoch’s Circle. At 365 years of age, Enoch entered Eternity (Genesis 5:23-24) which is represented by the Circle. Freemason symbology links a circle to the 365 day year and also eternity. Given these concepts, it makes sense for us to divide the Sonnets pyramid into 365 Days to see how well it fits. The results are impressive as we’ll see right now.
Using the 14 tiers of 11 Sonnets as our design, we can place 26 days in each tier which leaves one day left over. This is Day 365, perhaps the Last day referred to in Freemason symbology. This is the day one enters Eternity, or the Circle. In a calendar the first day of the year is numbered as Day 1. That method of numbering our days creates the effect that Day 365 of the previous year is also Day 0 of the following year. Ah yes, another way a circle may represent the 365 day year.
In order to best demonstrate how the days divide into 14 tiers, I will present an important table for us to refer to. This table contains 15 columns and 26 rows. Each of the first 14 columns has 26 day numbers sequentially arranged from top to bottom going in order from the left-most column to the right. I have placed one letter of our 26 letter alphabet to mark each row in another column at the left. I have also labeled the columns with one letter each in a row above. Please take a look on the next page and study the table. See if you can find another way the number 365 is connected to a circle symbol:
The columns A-N represent the 14 tiers numbered 1-14. The letter O in the 15th column is associated with Day 365 and is beyond the peak of the pyramid. We can certainly apply many meanings to this day; the Last Day; Eternity; the circle symbol of Oroboros (the snake eating his tail); a year ending; a year beginning; the death and rebirth of any number of cycles; and so on.
Now that we have looked at this table and seen how it fits with the 14 tiered pyramid, we can get into some truly fascinating correspondences between the 365 days and the Sonnets. Let’s begin by dividing the first tier of 11 Sonnets into 26 equal parts which we will call Days. What we find is that Day 11 ends on Line 66 of the Sonnets. Remember that Sonnet 66 contained the 11 A’s? Well since each tier of 11 Sonnets contains 154 lines, we use it as a map of the entire Sonnets collection of 154 Sonnets. What this means mathematically is that if we divide the entire Sonnets pyramid into 26 equal parts it is a macro-map of the micro-map contained in the first tier. Or said another way, the 11th part of the 26 ends in Sonnet 66 just as Day 11 ends on Line 66. In fact the 11th division exactly ends on the 3rd line of Sonnet 66. This is just beyond the first capital T, (the first Pillar) and well into the 11 A’s. Is this part of the reason why Shakespeare placed 11 lines here that begin with A? As we go forward in our exploration it will become very clear that this is why. Of course there are other reasons too, as we’ll see.
For a moment let us take a look at current events in the table, just to see if there are any clues. September 11 is Day 254 of the year. In the table we can look across and see it is lined up with the letter T. Does this have significance? Could it be one of two T’s that may represent two Pillars and the symbolic Twin Towers? The next day that aligns with a T, moving into the future from September 11, is Day 280 in the next column. This day refers to October 7. What happened on October 7, 2001? Here is a hint that begins a speech that President Bush made on that day:
“On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qa'eda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.”
Is Day 254, September 11, the first T and Day 280, October 7th, the second T of the symbolic Twin Towers that mark a new age in the year 2001? On September 11, 2001, as the World Trade Center Twin Towers came down, were we in effect passing beyond the first of two Pillars into a new American era? Perhaps at this point in our exploration we can still dismiss these connections as coincidence. It’s just too incredible to believe a collection of Sonnets from 400 years ago could have any possible relation to world events today. Have you ever heard anything so outrageous?
On the top row of the table above, notice that in the 7th column under the letter G is the number 157, and then in the 12th column under L is the number 287. These numbers have been written about in a book by Fratres Roseæ Crucis called the Secret Shakespearean Seals published in 1910. This book describes many amazing instances where these two numbers were used by Shakespeare to seal the Sonnets and Plays. In some locations the word counts add up to 157 or 287 in ways that clearly mark the works with this number signature. Many fascinating examples are demonstrated which leaves the reader convinced of their significance. The Sonnets collection is permeated with the Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers and they appear in the most extraordinary places. Soon the numbers 157 and 287 will soon become very familiar to you as we begin to see how they are applied to the pyramid structure. All I can say right now is to hold onto your hats, because we are about to take an amazing ride into a labyrinth of synchronicity. I want you to question how much could be chance and how much must be human design.
Before we get too far along we need to include the 365 days to the table that shows the relationships between the 14 tiers, 2,155 lines, and 154 Sonnets:
Are you ready for an eye-opener? If so, then read on.
The base of the pyramid contains 364 days with Day 365 being just beyond the peak of the pyramid. This is arrived at by dividing the Sonnets pyramid into 14 tiers places 26 days into each tier (14 x 26 = 364).
On the flip side of that arrangement, we can divide the Sonnets pyramid into 26 tiers with 14 days in each tier (26 x 14 = 364). We touched on the latter of these two designs a few moments ago when we examined how the 11th division, or tier, ends on the 3rd line of Sonnet 66. Below is a facsimile of the original 1609 version of the Sonnet. See the T followed by the 11 A’s, then another T? As we pass beyond the 11th tier of the 26 tiered pyramid and the two Pillars of Sonnet 66 we enter Day 157 on the next tier.
In the 14 tiered pyramid, with 26 days in each tier, we pass the 11th tier and enter Day 287 in Sonnet 122 and the 12th tier. There are both Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers as we pass the 11th tiers of two different designs of pyramids. Day 157 as we pass beyond the 11th tier of the 26 tiered pyramid (14 days in each tier). Day 287 as we pass beyond the 11th tier of the 14 tiered pyramid (26 days in each tier). As we move into Day 157 we have to pass beyond the two T’s and 11 A’s in Sonnet 66. Now look below at the facsimile of the 1609 version of Sonnet 122 which begins Day 287 and the 12th tier immediately after passing beyond the 11th tier of the 14 tiered pyramid (with 26 days in each tier). See how there is a typo and two T’s appear at the very beginning of the Sonnet in the word, “TThy”.
Isn’t it interesting how the number 11 seems to mark a passage from one level to another, and how Shakespeare placed double T’s in each of the two places to reinforce the number 11 as symbols of Pillars? Then we find the two Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers of 157 and 287. Do you believe the typo was a coincidence? And what about the two T’s and 11 A’s of Sonnet 66? Just a coincidence? I hardly think so, not at this point. But the fact is, we are still only beginning to unravel the incredible connections in this fascinating design. Above we explored a mathematical curiosity when we divide 154 Sonnets and 364 days into 14 and 26 tiers. Shakespeare added his own Twin Towers of double T’s at the right points to emphasize the importance of the number 11. This should be confirmation that we are onto a true and intended cipher in the Sonnets collection that was printed in 1609. In this light, it may be worthwhile to apply a basic kabalistic number cipher method to the Sonnets and see what we see. The cipher alphabet that we’ll use is a 24 letter Elizabethan alphabet where the I and J are interchangeable and count as one, as is the U and V also. Below is a table of four cipher methods; the Simple; Reverse; Short; and Kaye ciphers.
Description of the cipher codes:
The Simple cipher assigns the letters A-Z numbers in sequence
of 1-24, again mentioning the I and J are the same, and
also the U and V.
Do you suppose Shakespeare would provide some confirmation about these cipher methods? To check, let’s begin at the beginning of the Sonnets:
Lines 1 - 5 of the Sonnets begin with these letters: F T B H B
Lines 6 - 10 of the Sonnets begin with these letters: F M T T A
Lines 11 - 15 of the Sonnets begin with these letters: W A P T W
(Adding up the "Simple" ciphers of those letters we get the following totals.)
F(6) + M(12) + T(19) + T(19) + A(1) = 57
W(21) + A(1) + P(15) + T(19) + W(21) = 77
(Take the totals, 37, 57, and 77, and cross reference them using the first Table with the 365 Days divided into 15 columns and 26 rows.)
Which spells out the word: "KEY".
I believe this may be the most important key to understanding the Sonnets ciphers. The cipher clue we have just revealed tells us that a combination of the 365 day table as it relates to the pyramid and the 24 letter cipher codes will work together in order to provide a wide range of messages and clues. Now we are about to get into some really amazing material. In addition to this, we’ll find that the Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers have a greater significance than we would ever imagine. It is written that the Seal numbers are derived from the secret Elizabethan literary society called the Fra. Rosi Crosse, which was headed by Sir Francis Bacon. The reason for this theory is that the Simple cipher of FRA ROSI CROSSE is 157, and the Kaye cipher is 287. My experience is leading me to believe these numbers go back a little further in time, and that instead of the Seal numbers coming from the name Fra. Rosi Crosse, I believe the name Fra. Rosi Crosse was likely coined to match the Seal numbers.
What about the Sonnets? The 1910 book Secret Shakespearean Seals demonstrates some very profound methods in which Shakespeare used word and letter counts to Seal the Sonnets with the numbers 157 and 287. Should we expect to find the Seal numbers using the key that we applied above? Well let’s take a look and see what we can come up with.
Sonnet 11 is at the top of the first tier. If we add up the cipher totals of the first letters of all 14 lines we get a Simple cipher total 157.
If we take the only first letter from each of the first 14 Sonnets, which is the first letter of Sonnet 001, an F; the first letter of Sonnet 002, a W; the first letter of Sonnet 003, an L; so on up to the first Letter of Sonnet 14, an N, we get these Letters:
F W L U T T L M I F A W O N
When we add up the cipher numbers we get a Kaye cipher 287. Now we have both Seal numbers using a Simple and Kaye cipher combination. This is a recurring theme throughout the Sonnets. In this location it is as if the Sonnets were being framed by the two Seal numbers by using Sonnet 11 and the first letter of the first 14 Sonnets. There again is the 11 and 14 connection that repeats so often.
Here is something to think about also. The Simple and Kaye cipher numbers of Sonnet 11 are 157 and 339. Just by “coincidence”, the Simple and Kaye cipher numbers of SEPTEMBER ELEVEN are 157 and 339. This is the only date in a year where you get a 157 Seal number.
The Simple and Kaye cipher numbers of the first letters of the first 14 Sonnets are 183 and 287. By another amazing “coincidence” the Simple and Kaye cipher numbers of TWO THOUSAND ONE are 183 and 287. This is the only year ever to have that combination. In fact, the last time the number 287 appeared in a year cipher total was in 1605 almost 400 years before 2001.
As for the Seal numbers on a date like this, it was September 11, 1605 when the two Seal numbers last appeared together. They will never appear again like they did on September 11, 2001 either. How’s that for an interesting curiosity? Not only a rare occurrence in time, but also strange how the numbers are the same in the way the Seal numbers frame the Sonnets. Not to mention the pyramid itself with its line 911 leading into Day 157 and line 2001 ending base of the pyramid and the 13th tier. It is Day 339 that begins the 14th tier on line 2002. Hmmm, so we know 157 and 287 are important numbers, and now we see 339 is important too. What about 183? Well, ONE EIGHTY THREE adds up to 157 Simple and 365 Kaye cipher. This makes the pyramid complete, doesn’t it? 157, 287, 339, and 365. Both key tables working together.
We are starting to get into the good stuff. This is a fascinating design when we begin to pierce the veil and look beyond the obvious. What else might we find?
Only time will tell...