“Secret Evidence” of Who Wrote the Shakespeare Canon — from William J. Ray

Here’s a video from friend and colleague William J. Ray of Willits, California — a poet and man of nature and peace and wisdom who also shares the love of Shakespeare and the search for truth about the authorship and its meaning for us. Bill has labored well and long in the way of scholarship and writing on the subject of Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford; and here he shares some interesting discoveries, speaking without notes and winding up with some poignant comments — for the young folks, the next generations — about the necessity of truth and justice for the man who wrote the greatest body of poems and plays in the English language:

The Secret Evidence of Who Wrote the Shakespeare Canon from Willits Community Television Inc on Vimeo.

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  1. As I wrote to Bill earlier this month,

    “Congratulations! It’s very well made. And it is so much in character for you to dedicate it to your friend.

    This is an excellent way to share your research. We all need to make better use of this extraordinary feature of the internet.

    You have consistently stood for integrity and for speaking truth to power. We are fortunate to have you as a fellow Oxfordian.”

    • Thanks for sharing your note — amen!

  2. Congrats to Bill for a wonderful presentation. Thanks Hank for posting!

    • You’re welcome!

  3. Thanks that you brought Mr.Rays contemplations to my attention. Unfortunately I’m having trouble accepting Mr.Rays witty truth…

    in case of interest see my blog comment


    • In response to your comments. It is widely and generally accepted that the Droeshout etching portrays the author, supposedly Shakspere of Stratford. This is a falsehood, just because there is no Golden Section in that portrait. It is not human. Why it is there, constitutes the inquiry I advanced in the video. That there is a star, exactly like the Vere mullet or star, and that there are four circles, symbolic of a much used figure 4-0, i.e., vier/Vere plus O=Oxford, and that there are some fifty hints to the name and title of Edward de Vere,17th Earl of Oxford, are the subject of a related essay, Secrets of the Droeshout Shakespeare Portrait. These conclusions must be judged on their merit. Here I will note in response to your question, that Droeshout had no motive for anything in the etching, since he was commissioned to follow the instructions of another person, probably Jonson, who was a skilled numerologist and punner. It fell to Droeshout to incorporate a humanoidal figure into the geometric symbology presented him for the identification of the true author of the ensuing works.

  4. The head of the geometric figure is a sphere. The top of the doublet implies the circumference of a larger sphere. Behind the rebato collar there is no neck (collum). See the illustration on the Wikipedia Dandelin spheres page. The key word is ellipsis. Read what Harold Bloom wrote about Shakespeare being the master of ellipsis. The voice of the figure is in the ellipsis formed between the two spheres. This anticipates the work of Dandelin by over 200 years. The word rabato is hidden within the word collum. Anagram: collaboratum. Vere lux translucet collum et rabato in collaboratum. Let the light truly shine through the rabato and the neck in collaboration. If De Vere signed himself secretly as Edward VII, then he thought of himself as a king. Vox ellipsi regis erat. The king’s voice was an ellipse.
    The rebato is translucent. The spikes are light emanating from the neck. The rebato is supported by a sup(p)ortasse, an underpropper and pasteboard. The pasteboard is visible through the rebato.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

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