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The Gatekeeper
by samuel Ludden

Nolan's cross on Oak Island consists of six large boulders that make the shape of a cross. It represents the Hermetic concept of “As above, so below.” The Stone cross below was a mirror image of the Northern Cross above. In the middle of the cross Fred Nolan found a stone in shape of a human head. I have discovered that there are two heads, one is William Shakespeare and the other is Francis Bacon. The stone heads are called a Janus head. Janus was a god in the ancient Roman religion. He is depicted with keys and as having two faces, Janus Geminus (twin Janus) or Bifrons, one looking to the past and one looking to the future. Janus is the god of beginnings and endings, transitions, time duality, gates, doorways, and passages. As a god of transitions, he presided over birth and Journeys and was considered a Gateway God. Nolan's Cross is a gateway from earth to heaven and the Janus Stone is the gatekeeper.

In Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio a page shows the names of the principal actors of plays, William Shakespeare's name has a large capitol W accompanied by the Janus head. Shakespeare was considered a Janus poet because he wore two faces, the other face was of course Francis Bacon. 

According to Peter Dawkins the Gemini effect is very important and is the key to understanding the Shakespeare works. Like Janus, Shakespeare uses the theme of opposites all throughout his works. It appears in in Shakespeare's first plays with the male and female opposites Venus and Adonis and is present in the Gemini headpiece, later with other characters in the Comedies and Tragedies, along with the Double AA headpiece. 

"According to Bacon, imagination is personified by Janus. Janus is the chief of the Roman gods and hierophant of the mysteries—the gatekeeper who holds the keys and opens the door for us to pass through into a higher consciousness and revelation of truth, or who prevents us from doing so, depending on our purity of motive. As Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

- Peter Dawkins

I have discovered that the Janus Head is shown in The Mirror of the Wisdom of the Rosy Cross is an early text published in 1618 by the pseudonymous "Theophilus Schweighardt Constantiens", believed to be Daniel Mögling (1596–1635.  It shows William Shakespeare with the Janus head. He is looking and praying at the Hand of God and the Cygnus Swan Constellation above, which is also called the Northern Cross.  I believe this picture is the reason why the Janus head was put on Oak Island. If one could imagine Shakespeare kneeling at the center of Nolan's cross with the Janus head and praying up to the Cygnus Cross above, it would become clear that Shakespeare is on Oak Island in the picture. Sir Francis Bacon is also in the picture and is shown going down the Money Pit. The Janus God holds the key and is also the key piece of evidence that will once in for all mark the Oak Island mystery as solved!