You may recall that in Act 4, Scene 6 of Hamlet: Horatio receives a letter from the Prince, who had set sail for England, saying he was attacked by pirates and has returned safely to Denmark.
Some have speculated that Shakespeare - by leaving the pirate scene offstage, has left another clue to the mystery behind the text.
We do know that…Ophelia sent Hamlet overseas to search for the Holy Grail, because if drinking Holy Blood the Grail, will cure the evil curse than Hamlet’s soul could be restored.
So who was trying to keep Prince Hamlet from finding the Holy Grail? Who else but his friend Horatio?
In Act 5 Scene 2 when Horatio says “I am more an antique Roman than a Dane” – and Shakespeare is telling us that Horatio IS an antique roman…in act one scene one – he describes it as if he was there…
The truth is Horatio had been turning his princely friends into vampires for centuries and did not want any of them changing back into humans.
This explains why he sent the pirates…
But before letting the pirates take him, Hamlet had entrusted the secret to the Grail’s location with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
This is why they went into hiding…pretending to be dead…
Find out more in Level 6…
After the first publication of Hamlet in 1603, rumors about Shakespeare’s hidden code spread through inner circles of the monarchy, reaching Queen Elizabeth I.
Intrigued by the reference to a secret passage in the Bible which described the hiding place of the Holy Grail, she entrusted the revival of the Grail Quest to her personal astrologer, Jon Dee.
A few months later, the Queen died without properly naming an heir and King James of Scotland ascended to the English throne. Curiously his first act as King was to set about publishing a new version of the Bible, which omitted the secret passage and came to be known as the famous KING JAMES BIBLE.
Still searching for the Grail in her majesty’s name, Jon Dee discovered the manifestos written by Valentin Andrae, which explained that the Grail symbols – the Rosy Cross and the Golden Stone, - referred to real men named Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone who possessed a document that would break the code in the bible.
Before he could return to England with this knowledge, Jon Dee became ill and died, and his diaries mysteriously vanished.
Soon after this, Andrae recanted the manifestos, saying he had made up the whole story: that Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone had never existed.
Why did the trail suddenly go dark and who was behind this cover up?
Our sources suggest that ROSENKREUTZ AND GOLDENSTONE themselves had pulled down the curtain, because they had never intended for their secret to get out. The spreading awareness of the Grail conspiracy had become a threat to their existence, and had forced them into hiding.
But from whom were they hiding? Find out in Level 5.
Who—or what—was the real Prince Hamlet?
When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, in 1601, he inserted secret codes and messages into the story
that have baffled scholars for centuries.
We of the Clandestine Order of Rosicrucians and Goldenstone have tracked these mind-boggling paradoxes:
The first is the mystery of Hamlet’s age. In act five scene one Hamlet says it was “three and twenty seven years” since Yorick was buried. The math doesn’t add up. Hamlet just finished college, so how could he have known Yorick?
In Act Three, Scene Two, we see Hamlet’s most baffling soliloquy, in which he says: Tis now the very witching time of night… Now I could drink hot blood.
What does Hamlet mean here? What was Shakespeare hiding with those words?
The answer lies with the mysterious figure of Francis Bacon, thought by some scholars to be the true author of Shakespeare’s greatest work.
Bacon worked closely with the mystic Valentine Andrae. Scholars believe that Bacon learned the story of Hamlet from Andrae, but our sources indicate that Bacon’s true identity was Horace or Horatio, a 2000-year-old vampire, who personally witnessed the events described in Hamlet, explaining the mysteries in the text. We have discovered these mysteries to be clues to a heavily guarded secret that…Prince Hamlet himself was a vampire.
The Rosicrucian and Goldenstonian Manifestoes, published in 1615, are the first recorded evidence of our secret society.
Filled with references to the Kabbalah, Hermeticism and Alchemy, they describe two men of great learning, esoteric understanding and healing power, named Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone, who founded the secret society two hundred years earlier, in 1398.
The author of the manifestoes, Lutheran theologian and mystic Johannes Valentine Andrae, claims to have discovered the tomb of these two men in London, in 1601, but the tomb was open and the men were still alive.
Rosenkreutz and Goldenstone had traveled to Egypt, where they studied the occult arts, and returned with the secret to immortality. We believe this secret to be the whereabouts of the Holy Grail.