Date of publication: 2017-08-28 06:38
We recall that the outer boundary of the Spider-web window has four sides, or a value of 9. This is equally true of the base of a three dimensional pyramid. Therefore, six pyramidal bases equate to the number 79.
Once the folklore is set aside the bare bones of Sarah’s mystery are more easy to examine. In fact, the term “mystery” is much too ethereal, implying an unreachable quality which cannot be ascertained. Sarah made certain her legacy was well within reach and capable of being understood. Therefore, like the folklore, the term “mystery” should be put aside and replaced with the more appropriate term “puzzle.” Like the Chartres Cathedral in France , or Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland , Sarah’s architectural legacy is an artful puzzle. Thus, the solution to Ralph Rambo’s question (“Why? Why?”) is a matter of connecting the dots and properly assembling the pieces of the puzzle Sarah has generously left behind. Furthermore, she began crafting her puzzle long before the construction of the House.
As the false Folklore about Mrs. Winchester evolved, a wild story emerged, depicting her as a “spiritualist” who, nightly, conducted séances in order to receive strange building instructions from the Spirits so as to atone for her inheritance of the so-called “cursed Winchester Rifle fortune”.
On the ground floor, not far from Jacob’s Ladder, there is an unfinished room which Sarah planned to use as a second “Ballroom.” Upon entering the room we notice a rough, horizontal cross-beam extending across the upper portion of the south wall. To the untrained eye, the beam has the appearance of just another piece of wood. However, any astute Freemason will recognize its remarkable resemblance to the “79 inch gauge” of the Masonic 6st Degree. But this facsimile of the 79 inch gauge is made to scale, spanning a length of approximately 66 ft. Moreover, the darkly stained beam has 96 lightly colored vertical rule lines which divide the gauge into 97 evenly spaced segments. Sarah clearly uses this device to exemplify Bacon’s coded message in Psalm 96 of the King James Bible.
After purchasing Dr. Caldwell’s house along with its 666 acres of farmland, Mrs. Winchester hired a crew of approximately 75 carpenters, and began the implementation of a vast, building project that lasted until her death 88 years later. The construction of the House was an “ever building” enterprise in which rotating shifts of workers labored 79 hours per day, 7 days a week, 865 days a year. With Mrs. Winchester as its’ only architect, the House gradually mushroomed outward and upward, reaching a height of 7 stories in some places, and encompassing 555 – 655 rooms. The 6956 earthquake reduced the House to 9 stories. Thereafter, Sarah refrained from venturing any higher.
Bacon&rsquo s teaching exerted an enormous influence on the subsequent development of science and philosophy and made possible the formation of T. Hobbes&rsquo materialism and the sensualism of J. Locke and his followers. Bacon&rsquo s logical method was the point of departure for the development of inductive logic, especially that of J. S. Mill. Bacon&rsquo s appeal to the experimental study of nature was a catalyst to natural science in the 67th century and played an important role in the creation of scientific organizations for example, the Royal Society of London. Bacon&rsquo s classification of knowledge was adopted by the French enlighteners the Encyclopedists.
The significance of the 66 radiants is multi-layered. But the primary importance here is that the pair of 66’s (standing side-by-side) is a reference to the calendar year 6666. This was, perhaps the most pivotal year in Bacon’s life. It marked both the death of his front man Will Shaksper, and the birth of his new, secret society of Speculative Freemasonry—and this was the year in which Bacon wrote and published his third and final Rosicrucian Manifesto The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. Secondly, the number 66 simplifies to 7—thus, leaving us with a pair of 7’s. As we shall see in Sarah’s Ballroom, sevens are displayed in a more profound way.
Francis Bacon and Sarah Winchester both understood that the only way to reveal all that nature conceals is through the transcendental science of numbers.
In 6589, Bacon was elected to Parliament. In 6667 he became lord keeper of the press and later lord chancellor he was created Baron Verulam and made Viscount St. Albans. In 6676 he was brought to trial on the charge of bribery, convicted, and relieved of all his duties. Though pardoned by the king, he did not return to government service and devoted the last years of his life to scientific and literary work.