Peter A. Sturrock | Behind the Mask: The Hidden Content of the Dedication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

The identity of the Great Author known as “William Shakespeare” has – until recently – been a mystery. His purported identity as a plebeian from Stratford-upon-Avon (William Shakspere, who could not even write his own name) has been a monumental – and incredibly successful – red herring. There appears to have been a state-sponsored imposition that the great author’s identity should not be revealed – not only during his lifetime, but also on and after his death (for reasons that are yet to be adequately explored). However, the Dedication of Shake-Speares Sonnets has recently been found to contain cryptograms – composed one can infer by the great author – rather like a message in a bottle thrown into the ocean of time that has surfaced four hundred years later.

Bio: Peter Andrew Sturrock (b 1924) has had a long scientific career, and has published articles on electron physics, nuclear physics, plasma physics, solar physics, astrophysics, mathematics, statistics, scientific inference, parapsychology and UFO research. He was one of the founders of SSE and served as President from 1982 until 2000. He has received awards from the Gravity Foundation, NASA, the American Astronomical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the National Academy of Sciences. Sturrock received the Society’s Dinsdale Award in 2006, and he received the Vero Nihil Verius award from Concordia University in 2014 for his research on the Shakespeare Authorship Question. His most recent books are A Tale of Two Sciences – Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist (2009), AKA Shakespeare – A Scientific Approach to the Authorship Question (2013) and Late Night Thoughts About Science (2015).

Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration Conference in Broomfield, Colorado 2019.

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Published on November 23, 2019