Pythagoras this Sunday on Coffee, Cigarettes and Gnosis!!!
- A proto-Gnostic & Mystic Master: Not only might have he given you
fits in your high school geometry class, this mysterious figure coined
the word `philosophy', was initiated in the Orphic & Egyptian
Mysteries, understood the universe as a harmony of music, math and
magic, and founded perhaps the first egalitarian, ascetic cadre of
freethinkers in the West. He influenced most of the greatest
philosophers of Greece, including Plato. Whether in history or in
legendry, this man is one of the main grandfathers of most esoteric
schools of thought our culture. You know him simply as Pythagoras.
Astral Guest: Charles H. Kahn, author of `Pythagoras and the
Pythagoreans: A Brief History' and Professor of Philosophy at the
University of Pennsylvania joins `Coffee, Cigarettes, & Gnosis' this
Sunday, November 26, at 3 PM PST/5 PM CST/6 PM EST at
Freethoughtmedia.com. Just click the `now playing' button under the
--The origins and history of Pythagoras, who arguable established the
first ever `cult' in Western Society.
--His influence on Greek Philosophy, Gnosticism, Christianity and
Judaism, and later Renaissance Philosophy.
--The various doctrines of the Pythagoreans, never seen before in the
classic Greek world, including reincarnation, vegetarianism,
egalitarianism, and more that were later adopted by the Gnostics,
Mystic Jews and Mediterranean Mystery Schools.
--The influence of Pythagoras on modern science, including
history-changing thinkers who were influenced by him.
--The reality that, like all proto-Messiahs and Messengers of Light,
Pythagoras was despised and rebuked during his turn at the wheel.
--Did the Cult of Orpheus influence Pythagoras or did he influence
this mysterious brotherhood?
--Separating the legendary figure from the historical man.
--The shocking truth behind the Pythagorean Theorem and his other
--The parallels between Pythagoras and the `historical' Jesus.
Pythagoras represents the balanced thinker, the history-altering
genius, an indicivual who understood that the sacred and the secular
were one and the same, that science and magic didn't have to be at
odds, that the natural was supernatural and the supernatural was
natural. It's a pity atheists or theists can't understand this these
Next week it's The Serpent & The Goddess. They are also known as Eve
& The Snake, Ophine & Euronyme, Jesus & Mary Magdalene, Arthur
Penndragon & Guinevere and several other archetypal, mythical and
mystic consorts that have been suppressed for thousands of years. Yet
this primordial syzygy reveals not only the path to gnosis, but the
heart into the secrets of the Holy Grail, the Temple of Solomon, the
Knights Templar and so much more. Astral Guest: Philip Gardiner,
best-selling author of `Gnosis: The Secrets of Solomon's Temple
Revealed', `The Shining Ones' & `Secrets of The Serpent'.
This week's rebroadcast is `Coffee, Cigarettes & Gnosis #13: The
Thomas Gospel Affair'. Everything you need to know to delve into the
most influential Gnostic Scripture: The Gospel of Thomas. Our guest
was David F. Capps, author of 'The Gospel of Thomas: A Blue Print For
Spiritual Growth'. The Show starts at 11:30AM PST/1:30 CST/2:30 EST.