Pythagoras Christ all Weekend on Aeon Byte!!!
- We delve into a proto-Gnostic, Savior Figure & Mystic Master. Not only might have he given you fits in your high school geometry class, this mysterious character 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 legend, this man is one of the main grandfathers of most esoteric schools of thought in Western 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.
--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 mathematical discoveries.
--The parallels between Pythagoras and the `historical' Jesus.
And much more!!!
Pythagoras represents the balanced thinker, the history-altering genius, an individual 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.
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