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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (XIII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  30/10/18) Chapter XXIX. Of his wisdom, however, the commentaries written by the Pythagoreans afford, in short, the greatest indication; for they adhere to truth in every thing, and are more concise than all other compositions, so … Continue reading

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PYTHAGOREAN QUOTES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION (c)

(being continued  from 14/02/17) [3] THE FRAGMENTS OF ARCHYTAS. “……The first who methodically applied the principles of mathematics to mechanics: who imparted an organic motion to a geometric figure, by the section of the semi-cylinder seeking two means that would … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (XII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  25/10/17) Chapter XXVIII. That which follows after this, we shall no longer discuss generally, but direct our attention particularly to the works resulting from the virtues of Pythagoras. And we shall begin in the first place … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (XI)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  8/10/16) CHAP. XXVII. MANY also of the political actions of his followers are [deservedly] praised. For it is reported that the Crotonians being once impelled to make sumptuous funerals and interments, some one of them said … Continue reading

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HISTORY OF VEGETARIANISM

Antiquity Far from being a relatively new phenomenon, vegetarianism has enjoyed a long and diverse history and has been preserved in most cultures since the beginnings of time. In antiquity, vegetarianism found favour with some of the great figures of … Continue reading

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PYTHAGOREAN QUOTES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION (b)

(being continued  from 13/10/15) [1] FRAGMENTS FROM THE DOXOGRAPHERS i. 9; Dox.307 The followers of Thales and Pythagoras and the Stoics held that matter is variable and changeable and transformable and is in state of flux, the whole through the … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (X)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  23/01/16) page 58 page 59 page 60 (TO BE CONTINUED) TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK.BY THOMAS TAYLOR.Approach ye genuine philosophic few,The Pythagoric Life belongs to you :But far, far off ye vulgar herd profane ; For Wisdom’s … Continue reading

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PYTHIAS AGOREUSIS ETEKEN PYTHAGORAN (3TEL)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/08/2016) The Pythagorean Pentagram First we need to construct the golden section. The geometric construction, the only kind accepted, is illustrated below. Assume the square ABCE has side length a. Bisecting DC at E construct the diagonal … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (IX)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  31/03/15)   (TO BE CONTINUED) TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK.BY THOMAS TAYLOR.Approach ye genuine philosophic few,The Pythagoric Life belongs to you :But far, far off ye vulgar herd profane ; For Wisdom’s voice is heard by you … Continue reading

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PYTHAGOREAN QUOTES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION (a)

Thought is an Idea in transit, which when once released, never can be lured back, nor the spoken word recalled. I was Euphorbus at the siege of Troy. As reported by Heraclides Ponticus (c. 360 BC), and Diogenes Laërtius (Lives … Continue reading

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PYTHIAS AGOREUSIS ETEKEN PYTHAGORAN (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  9/10/2015) The Pentagonal and Hexagonal numbers are shown in the graphs below. Note that the sequences have sums given by and Similarly, polygonal numbers of all orders are dsignated; this process can be extended to three dimensional … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (VIII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  14/06/14) Do not draw near to a woman for the  sake of begetting children, if she has gold. Speak not about Pythagoric concerns without light. Perform  libations to the Gods from the handle of the cup, … Continue reading

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PYTHIAS AGOREUSIS ETEKEN PYTHAGORAN (1)

Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans Historically, Pythagoras means much more that the familiar theorem about right triangles. The philosophy of Pythagoras and his school has impacted the very fiber of mathematics and physics, even the western tradition of liberal education no … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (VII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  10/08/13) CHAP. XVI.THIS  adaptation therefore of souls was procured by him through music. But another purification of thedianoetic part,’ and at the same time of the whole soul.through all-various studies, was effected by him as follows … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (VI)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  19/12/12) CHAP. XV.CONCEIVIG,however, that the first attention which  should be paid to men, is that which takes place throughthe senses; as when some one perceives beautiful  figures and forms, or hears beautiful rhythms andMelodies, he established … Continue reading

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