Everyone has been asking such insightful questions on this AMA that I’ve decided to thank you all by giving away two signed books HERE.
I’m looking forward to a communicative, productive, fun discussion concerning these revolutionary discoveries that reveal a side of Shakespeare utterly unsuspected by his fans, scholars (and even detractors) around the globe. I’ve spent 12 years in relative seclusion researching this information and gathering it into a form that could be easily grasped by a curious, open-minded public. Why so long? Well, it's such a huge departure from the orthodox story we’ve all been taught (concerning the untraveled, uneducated, and likely illiterate son of a Stratford glove-maker) that I knew I'd be mercilessly attacked by many vested-interest parties whose paradigms and livelihoods would be threatened. Thus I had to be meticulous about documenting everything in minute detail:
— the poetry that obeys disciplined rules of structure whilst numerically encoding astronomical truths unknown at the time.
— the geometric measurements embedded in the Sonnets title page revealing the world’s most important mathematical constants.
Those years of patience and precision hopefully have paid off because to anyone genuinely committed to finding the truth and willing to do their own checking, the math does not lie. For those of you in that group, much of what you may want to ask is already answered here: www.ToBeOrNotToBe.org/math.
The main links to check out are these:
BARDCODE : Sonnets Preview
CPAK : Trailer
The Stratford Heist
I'm a British-born, classically-trained pianist, composer, author, educator, and Shakespeare Authorship scholar. I've been signed to five major record labels including Arista Records, ABC, and CBS (with whom I had a top thirty hit, I Surrender, under the pseudonym, Arlan Day, in 1981 — www.ToBeOrNotToBe.org/bio — scroll down to song). I was musical director for Davy Jones of The Monkees for several years and co-author with Jones of two best-selling, award-winning books, They Made A Monkee Out Of Me and Mutant Monkees.
My first academic book, Dee-Coding Shakespeare, was released in September, 2016 (available at www.tobeornottobe.org/books). It documents the role of Dr. John Dee, alchemist, astrologer, and and leading cryptographer of the Renaissance, in the greatest literary cover-up of all time
When I first presented some of these findings at Concordia University, Oregon, Professor Michael Delahoyde declared it:
“the most exciting breakthrough I've seen in all my years as a Shakespeare scholar.”
Two follow-up books — BardCode : The Missing ‘i’ and The Shakespeare Equation — will be released in the winter of 2017 and Spring of 2018 respectively.
I live in Los Angeles and am currently writing a musical, BARD, based on my twelve years’ research into the Shakespeare Authorship Mystery.
Finally, I consider myself fortunate to have been asked by the reddit mods to host this AMA. It seems you all are the vanguard of a movement that has significant impact on bringing hidden, esoteric information to a wider, general public. That’s why I'm setting aside ALL of today and much of next week to answer any and all questions you may have.
So before we begin let me answer the most common question I’m asked whenever I speak publicly about this:
Q: “WHY?” (As in… “Why did the great poet/playwright go to these enormous lengths to encode this elegant poetic/mathematical puzzle at such personal risk to himself?”)
A: I believe this masterpiece subterfuge was intentionally set up by the real Shakespeare (and his polymath accomplice, Dr. John Dee) for multiple purposes. Like all great art it communicates on many levels, reaching us wherever we’re ready and able to comprehend it. On the basic, human level there’s a tragic, comedic, personal story hidden in the plays and poems, particularly the Sonnets. On a deeper, intellectual level, there are mathematical and philosophical truths being conveyed that were forbidden at the time — considered heretical by the church. On the highest, spiritual level, he’s conveying an extraordinary scripture encompassing secret, hermetic truths and principles mined from the depths of Ancient wisdom. And overall he delivers the whole thing with a courtier’s flourish, wrapped in a gorgeous red bow, as a brilliantly entertaining Game designed to educate us, spiritually, to the true mystery of life. The most profound Truth of all… "it’s all one” (from Twelfth Night).
So are we reddi? The Game’s afoot!
For those who want to go further down the rabbit hole:
Sonnets Structure : Part 1
Sonnets Structure : Part 2
CPAK : Addendum 1 / Spirit Molecules
CPAK : Addendum 2 / Precession
CPAK : Document Revealed