Secret Codes Hidden in Ancient Books- Do They Really Exist? #GoXplrr Hutton Pulitzer

Ever since the release of modern mega-best-sellers such as Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code” the art, hobby and discipline of finding and cracking ancient codes buried in long forgotten texts has become a popular pastime.


If you were to skim headlines of various news sources here is what you would find:

  • British scientist uncovers ‘secret messages’ hidden in Plato’s ancient text – SNIP: “His works have been scrutinized and debated for more than 2,000 years by the greatest minds in history. But it turns out the Greek philosopher Plato still has a few surprises up his sleeve. In an extraordinary discovery, a British academic claims to have uncovered a series of secret messages hidden in some of the most influential and celebrating writings of the Ancient World. The codes suggest that Plato was a secret follower of the philosopher Pythagoras and shared his belief that the secrets to the universe lie in numbers and various maths.
  • Hidden Messages and The Bible Code – “Journalist Michael Drosnin, who claims that the Hebrew Bible contains a very complex code that reveals events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was written. Drosnin contends that some foretold events later happened exactly as predicted.”
  • Shakespeare’s Secrets: A Hidden Cipher in Literature’s Greatest Works? – “William Shakespeare has for centuries been considered one of the greatest literary figures of all time, but a secret cipher hidden within the very pages of his plays may tell an exceedingly different story, one of forbidden marriages, a forgotten prince, and most of all, the genius of one man: Francis Bacon. Born in sixteenth century England, Sir Francis Bacon was not only Lord Chancellor of England under James I, but was also a brilliant philosopher (British Broadcasting Company, 2012). Though not appreciated in his time, one of Bacon’s greatest achievements was a simple cipher he incorporated in his written works called the Baconian cipher (Sherman, 2010). The Baconian cipher does not possess great strength against decryption; instead its immense power and intrigue resides in its ability to make mystery lie, or appear to lie, in everything.”

If you are one of the weekly millions of fans who tune into “The Curse of Oak Island” you know my online friend Petter Amundsen has authored a book and theory about the works of Shakespeare and the theory they may be what lay buried beneath Oak Island.


Here is a bit about Petter an interview website: Petter Amundsen is an organist, a Freemason and co-author of the book Organisten (The Organist). Since 2002 he has decrypted a number of steganographic ciphers believed to be hidden in several first editions of William Shakespeare and Sir Francis Bacon’s books. In 2003 Amundsen excavated two sites at the legendary Treasure Island – Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. His findings didn’t go unnoticed as it attracted media attention and amazed many in the local community, among them landowner Dan Blankenship. In 2009, he was featured in a four episode TV series, Shakespeares skjulte koder (Shakespeare: The Hidden Codes) which broadcasted on Norwegian TV channel NRK1. In 2012 Amundsen published his second book, Oak Island & The Treasure Map in Shakespeare. In late April 2012 his full feature documentary “Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth” was released in Norwegian cinemas. In 2014, he was featured in an episode of History Channel’s The Curse of Oak Island. In the first hour, Petter tells how he came to find secret messages in Shakespeare and how he learned to decrypt them. He’ll discuss key elements and symbolism. We’ll also discuss the controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, the Rosicrucians and how the ciphers lead to Oak Island in Canada. In the second hour, Petter explains how freemasonry helped him to decipher this mystery. He’ll speak more about Oak Island’s man made underground system, the finds, the excavations and its location, which is related to the constellation Cygnus. He’ll also talk about the lamp, or the menorah and the Ark of the Covenant.  (you can find or buy Petter’s Book here)


My personal answer: a powerfully delivered ABSOLUTELY YES!  But there are conditions!

There is always a but, isn’t there?  Yes there is and the “but” in this case it is the DOCUMENT you are using to decode your CODE with.  Recently, on Facebook I was challenged by a young “code and ancient cypher cracker”.  In commenting on my personal thoughts on “How to Find and Decode Ancient Codes in Lost Manuscripts” the comment expressed by me, is “most code cracking in literature is flawed, due to poor research results.  Not of the code and the Author, but of the PATH PUBLISHING TOOK.  Needless to say – online flame hell was unleashed calling me jaded and that was the nicest term used (no biggie, one gets used to it, when you live in a professional where scent and theory collide daily).

So what was my point in stating this.  The picture to follow – posted in an open public forum as a pice of “expert decoding: is what triggered the discussion.  Take a look at the photo:

decoding in texts

This photo was submitted as final proof of “code cracking abilities and the existence of a hidden code within an ancient published work”

Now, put your investigative eyes on and look very closely at BOTH the WORDS and the PHOTO ABOVE:  “codes within ancient published work”.

Go ahead, take your time, no rush at all – we are going to come back to this photo above, but to help you understand where I am headed with this and what it really takes to crack hidden codes within ancient works, lets look at the most logical ancient text, which happens to be the most commonly one used – The King James Version of The Holy Bible.


In the photo immediately above of the King James version of The Holy Bible, you are looking at as close to a original document as you could find or have access to without travel to the Holy Archives.

What do you notice about the wording, the style, the layout and the presentation?  Let’s rattle them off one-by-one:

  • Spelling of Words which are different than modern times
  • Non-columnized format with different spacing and indentation than modern times
  • Words which are no longer used in the Modern vocabulary

Why are these important?  Because the layout and many beginning and ending letters of words will be DIFFERENT in Ancient text side-by-side with modern text.

MY POINT:  Coding within texts (unless it is a modern book published with intentional codes) can only be properly decoded when using ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS and/or exact duplicates.

Now, lets go back to the photo which was first referenced (here below posted once again):  TO REPEAT: 

This photo was submitted as final proof of “code cracking abilities and the existence of a hidden code within an ancient published work”

Now, put your investigative eyes on and look very closely at BOTH the WORDS and the PHOTO ABOVE: “codes within ancient published work”.

decoding in texts


Here are the facts about the above photo:

The words are modern words of the ancient equivalents – therefore the coding cannot be accurate, but even more glaring?  Can you spot it?

The above photo, where the supposed secret code is revealed, is the CONTENTS PAGE.  The Table of Contents page.  NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

In true ANCIENT TEXT there were NOT Table of Contents and Indexes – therefore by DEFAULT hidden codes cannot exists since the indexing (and in the case of above – columnized index) was never present in the original text and since it is in column SOLEY DECIDED BY THE PUBLISHER TO SAVE PAPER SIZE AND SPACE, how can the original author of have KNOWN this would occur a hundred years laters to these exact specifications?  There lay the pitfalls of hidden codes within published works.

This image may help further prove this point.  Remember, I said many people look for codes within The Holy Bible?  Well take a look here at a redlined copy of JUST ONE modern bible to the next and see the difference in what has been changed and deleted over time!

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The moral of this story?  The ONLY WAY TO DECODE code which are hidden within text – specifically ancient text, are to obtain or travel to study such ancient texts in the original published formats.

YES YES YES Hidden Codes are buried within ancient text, both in word and symbols.

UPDATE:  although I did not publish the name of the “author decoder” of the wisdom of the ancients” book page above, he has joined in the groups and claimed his work.  So you might be able to see how this type of decoding goes here is his decoding (along with how he now post all over my postings)  anyway, lets analyze : Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 8.36.29 AM

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Now IF we follow this decoding logic, here is what we must assume:  The “positioning” of the letters in the document (see photo below) are what spells out what Mr. Gallagher decodes as “Ps” “Vino”  and so on.  Now personally I cannot follow the logic of how a letter, then transcodes to a word, then transcodes into a different word then transcode into a modern synonyms ?  And MOST of such synonyms are modern word creations which did not exists when the Author wrote the work?  So how can this be the original decoding?  Lookout the “decoded photo” once again:

decoding in texts

Now look at the original content page as formatted in an original republication dating many many years before the photo above:

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Notice what is key?  Different spacing, formatting, words, positioning and NO COLUMNS – thus which one could possible contain a hidden code?  A modern republished book where a publisher is trying to save space and paper (then how to the doodles on the page make the same formations??) or the Original works of the Author?  My experience tells me it is the original work which contains codes – hidden codes – IF THERE IS ANY HIDDEN CODE TO BE FOUND!.

POINT:  Always go back in time to the source banner





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