In this book Joy Hancox, the noted investigator of arcane Hermetic secrets, reveals the culmination of an amazing journey she began 35 years ago when she received the Byrom Collection of geometric drawings in two brown paper bags. It is a story of intrigue, suppression and horror. It is also a message of hope. Coincidences occur uncoincidentally. The hand of fate – or is it fortune? – arrives providentially. Clues are linked together. Characters abound. Reality intervenes. Will the right thing be done? Is there a moral to the story?


The Byrom Collection 1992, published by Jonathan Cape Ltd.

Praise for Joy Hancoxʼs, The Hidden Chapter 2011, published by Byrom Projects

ʻIf you are into mysteries and history then this will be the book for you. Fascinating and very enjoyable. Highly recommended to followers of the past and all those unanswered questions. (The truth is out there!) A must for history buffs, especially Francis Bacon, Tintern and its famous abbey.ʼ

ʻIntriguing… piece of research around the ideas, interests and secretive societal connections of Francis Bacon and his compatriots with their involvement in esoteric knowledge of the age.ʼ

The Messenger book cover, by Joy Hancox

Title The Messenger

Author  Joy Hancox

ISBN 978-0-956639417

Formats Hardback

RRP £25.00

Release date December 2021

BIC #ModernHistory #ChristianChurchHistory #Geometry #NonFiction #Topology

Readership General, Academic

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