Man, Myth, Mathematician - Pythagoras of Samos - Genius. Bronnikov_gimnpifagoreizev.jpg (2112×1300) Pythagoreanism. Pythagoreanism was the system of esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagoreans, who were considerably influenced by mathematics, music and astronomy.
Pythagoreanism originated in the 5th century BC and greatly influenced Platonism. Later revivals of Pythagorean doctrines led to what is now called Neopythagoreanism. Two schools According to tradition, Pythagoreanism developed at some point into two separate schools of thought: the mathēmatikoi (μαθηματικοί, Greek for "learners") andthe akousmatikoi (ἀκουσματικοί, Greek for "listeners").
The mathēmatikoi The mathēmatikoi were supposed to have extended and developed the more mathematical and scientific work begun by Pythagoras. The akousmatikoi The akousmatikoi focused on the more religious and ritualistic aspects of his teachings: they claimed that the mathēmatikoi were not genuinely Pythagorean, but followers of the "renegade" Pythagorean Hippasus. Natural philosophy HyperStates & Tetractys of Pythagoras. Pythagoreans today. Pythagoras. Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color. Index Previous Next HARMONY is a state recognized by great philosophers as the immediate prerequisite of beauty.
A compound is termed beautiful only when its parts are in harmonious combination. The world is called beautiful and its Creator is designated the Good because good perforce must act in conformity with its own nature; and good acting according to its own nature is harmony, because the good which it accomplishes is harmonious with the good which it is. Beauty, therefore, is harmony manifesting its own intrinsic nature in the world of form. The universe is made up of successive gradations of good, these gradations ascending from matter (which is the least degree of good) to spirit (which is the greatest degree of good). It is highly probable that the Greek initiates gained their knowledge of the philosophic and therapeutic aspects of music from the Egyptians, who, in turn, considered Hermes the founder of the art. From Stanley's The History of Philosophy. EpistemeLinks: Philosophy Resources on the Internet.
The Life & Teachings of Pythagoras by Peter Westbrook & John Strohmeier. Secret Teachings of All Ages: Pythagorean Mathematics. Sacred Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next p. 69 CONCERNING the secret significance of numbers there has been much speculation.
Though many interesting discoveries have been made, it may be safely said that with the death of Pythagoras the great key to this science was lost. For nearly 2500 years philosophers of all nations have attempted to unravel the Pythagorean skein, but apparently none has been successful. Notwithstanding attempts made to obliterate all records of the teachings of Pythagoras, fragments have survived which give clues to some of the simpler parts of his philosophy. Certain of the secret schools in the world today are perpetuations of the ancient Mysteries, and although it is quite possible that they may possess some of the original numerical formulæ, there is no evidence of it in the voluminous writings which have issued from these groups during the last five hundred years. The second example is the mysterious Gnostic pantheos Abraxas. From Higgins' Celtic Druids.
Pythagorean teachings. Sacred Order of Free Initiates. Www.rosicrucian.org/publications/digest/digest1_2009/05_web/ws_04_tripodi/ws_04_tripodi.pdf. Bios Pythagorikos. Darkasana: Hell is where the party is.
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