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Homage to Pythagoras

Rediscovering Sacred Science

June 2020
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  • Publisher
    Lindisfarne Books
  • Published
    9th June 2020
  • ISBN 9781584209096
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Form · Number · Geometry · Architecture · Light · Color · Music · Poetry

“All such disciplines, theories, and scientific investigations as truly invigorate the eye of the soul, and purify the intellect from blindness introduced by studies of a different kind, so as to enable it to perceive the true principles and causes of the universe, were unfolded by Pythagoras to the Greeks.” — Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras

Homage to Pythagoras collects essential writings by authors at the leading edge of the sacred sciences today. Each chapter—scholarly homages to the Pythagorean perspective—confirms the continuing interest in Pythagoras’ philosophy as a living reality. These authors provide a major addition to the field of Pythagorean studies and traditional mathematics.

“If they ever put together a new Library of Alexandria, Homage to Pythagoras should be required reading.”

John Anthony West, author of The Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

“With its testimony to number and pattern at the heart of nature and of the arts, the Pythagorean tradition will always be a guiding light to Western culture.”

Joscelyn Godwin, author of The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction by Christopher Bamford

“Ancient Temple Architecture” by Robert Lawlor
“The Platonic Tradition on the Nature of Proportion” by Keith Critchlow
“What is Sacred Architecture? by Keith Critchlow
“Twelve Criteria for Sacred Architecture” by Keith Critchlow
“Pythagorean Number as Form, Color, and Light” by Robert Lawlor
“The Two Lights” by Arthur Zajonc
“Apollo: The Pythagorean Definition of God” by Anne Macaulay
“Blake, Yeats, and Pythagoras” by Kathleen Raine

Anne Macaulay

Anne Macaulay (1921–1998) lived in Scotland where, for many years, she studied the origins of the alphabet, the history of the guitar, the figure of Apollo, and other mysteries surrounding Pythagoreanism. She settled in Balerno near Edinburgh and traveled widely, surveying megalithic sites around the world. In 1994, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Edinburgh. Mrs. Macaulay lectured at RILKO (Research into Lost Knowledge Orga­nization) and was a trustee of the Salisbury Center in Edinburgh.