Esoteric Shakespeare (Part 20)

Julius Caesar: the Ides of March

Beware the ides of March.

Thus says the soothsayer to Julius Caesar in Act 1, Scene 2 of the Spear Shaker play.

March 15th corresponds to the Ides of March. It is notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. [1]

A Shakespearian drama has been unfolding in Ukraine. It is a version of Coriolanus, starring Viktor Yanukovych as Caius Marcius Coriolanus and Vladimir Putin as Tullus Aufidius. A soothsayer tells Menenius Agrippa, friend of Coriolanus, that “we shall have news tonight.” (Beware the Ides of March.) (Further background: Esoteric Shakespeare (Part 14), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 4, 2014.)

In Kiev, there “hath been strange insurrections.” Coriolanus (Viktor Yanukovych) has been banished from Kiev. He has gone to Tullus Aufidius (Vladimir Putin) in Moscow. This Sunday, roughly coincident to the Ides of March on Saturday, Crimeans will vote in a referendum on whether or not to declare independence from Ukraine. It is with apprehension that Ersjdamoo views the calendar for this weekend’s Ides of March. But as to what exactly might happen, Ersjdamoo has no definite idea.

In Coriolanus, Caius Marcius Coriolanus (Viktor Yanukovych) tells the conspirators who have banished him, “I banish you!” Thus, alert followers of “Coriolanus in Ukraine” especially noticed a statement by the exiled Viktor Yanukovych, who pledged on Tuesday, March 11th to return to Kiev. [2] In the Spear Shaker play, Caius Marcius Coriolanus does indeed return from exile, supported by an army of the Volsces (Russians). And, it is the conspirators (Neo-Nazis and Anti-Semites in Kiev) who come close themselves to being banished (or killed).

And let us not forget the deeper background: the return of the Holy Lance to Germany heralding a resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire, a.k.a. “European Union”. (Background: General Patton, the Holy Lance, and Kiev. Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of January 26, 2014.)

Who was this Spear Shaker, that his plays can still resonate with the unfolding events of today? In the Santa Claus version, he is Willelmus Shackspere, grain merchant and actor. He brings the gift of plays to the children. The children become afraid if you tell them Willelmus Shackspere did not write the plays. They fear the plays might disappear if their Santa Claus is found not to be real.

But amongst the grown-ups, they know there will still be Christmas, even if Santa Claus (Willelmus Shackspere) is known to be an illusion. The children however sometimes say, “These grown-ups can’t even agree among themselves about if it was Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere, or Christopher Marlowe.” Such childish tantrums are heard from time to time. But the grown-ups know that really, all three of these persons – Bacon, de Vere, and Marlowe – played a role in the writing.

Anthony Bacon (elder brother of Francis Bacon) and his “intelligencers” were headquartered at Essex House. This building was located on the site of what had once been the headquarters of the Knights Templar in England. Queen Elizabeth approved a kulturkampf effort. Heading the kulturkampf division at the secret service headquarters was Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon was the “chief architect”, also mentioned as “Brother F.B., Pictor et Architectus” in the Fama Fraternitatis of the Rosicrucians. (Further background: Esoteric Shakespeare (Part 19), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of March 9, 2014.)

Chief Architect Francis Bacon headed a team of “good pens” in the kulturkampf division at Essex House. A list of these “good pens” who assisted Bacon is given in The Shakespeare Enigma, by Peter Dawkins. Therein we find, as specific collaborators, Robert Greene and Christopher Marlowe, among others. Among the influential were Sir Philip Sidney and Edmund Spenser. Also associated with the kulturkampf exercise were Mary Sidney, Edward de Vere, and Ben Jonson, besides others listed by Dawkins. [3]

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Ides of March”, Wikipedia, March 11, 2014
[2] “Civil war imminent? Viktor Yanukovych vows to return as Ukraine prepares to reinforce armed forces with volunteers”, by Stephen Rex Brown. New York Daily News, March 11, 2014
[3] The Shakespeare Enigma, by Peter Dawkins. London: Polair Publishing, 2004.

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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