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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction


General Ideas

Of Geometry

Of Pythagoras

Of Alexandria


Various Teachings

175 Pythagorean Aphorisms

SEXTUS THE PYTHAGOREAN [ca 300 B.C.]

From the PROTREPTICS OF IAMBLICHUS

FROM STOBAEUS

From CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, Strom. 3: 415.


Rituals
Ritual of the Star Ruby

The Bornless Ritual



Comparison of 3 Stages in the Development of the Bornless Ritual

‘The Ritual’

Acquiring a Supernatural Assistant Greek Magical Papyri

The address to the sun / requires nothing except the formula

IAEOBAPHRENEMOUN" and the formula "IARBATHA."

Papyri graecae magicae I.54

Papyri graecae magicae III.1-59

Papyri graecae magicae IV.1-25


Spells
Protection

i. Protective Spell

ii. Restraining Spell

iii. Spell for Restraining Anger

iv. Against Every Wild Animal, Aquatic Creature and Robbers

v. Charm of Hekate Ereschigal Against Fear of Punishment

vi. Indispensable Invisibility Spell

vii. Request for a Dream Oracle

viii.

ix. Spell for Revelation



x. Saucer Divination of Aphrodite

Self-Improvement

xi. Memory Spell

xii. Another Memory Spell

xiii. Spell for Strength

xiv. Your Great Name, for Favor

xv. Business Spell

xvi. Spell for Assertiveness

Health & Healing

xvii. Fever Amulet

xviii. Spell for Coughs

xix. Spell for Migraine Headache

xx. Spell for Scorpion Sting

xxi. A Contraceptive, the Only One in the World

xxii. A Prescription to Stop Blood

xxiii. The Way to Know it of a Woman Whether She will be Pregnant


Craft

xxiv. Spell for Picking a Plant

xxv. Procedure for Obtaining Herbs

xxvi. Interpretations of Herbs and Other Ingredients


Miscellaneous

xxvii. Prayer to Selene for Any Spell

xxviii. Love Spell

xxx. To Let Those Who Have Difficulty Intermingling

xxxi. To be Able to Drink a Lot and Not Get Drunk Eat a baked Pig's

Lung.


xxxii. To be Able to Copulate a Lot

xxxiii. To Get an Erection When You Want Grind up a Pepper with

some honey and coat your Thing.

xxxiv. Love Salve


Theages

On the Virtues


Metopus

Concerning Virtue


TESTS OF PYTHAGOREAN INITIATION

USE OF PARABLES OF INSTRUCTION

TIMAEUS LOCRIUS, The Teacher of Plato, on THE SOUL AND THE WORLD

MIND, NECESSITY, FORM & MATTER

CREATION OF THE WORLD

PROPORTIONS OF THE WORLD-COMBINATION

PLANETARY REVOLUTIONS AND TIME

THE EARTH'S CREATION BY GEOMETRIC FIGURES

CONCRETION OF THE ELEMENTS

COMPOSITION OF THE SOUL

SENSATIONS

RESPIRATION

DISORDERS

DISCIPLINE

HUMAN DESTINY
Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

Fragments and Commentary


Fairbanks's Introduction

Passages in Plato referring to the Pythagoreans

Passages in Aristotle referring to the Pythagoreans
Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: Passages in the Doxographists
Pythagoreanism

GENERAL FEATURES OF PYTHAGOREANISM

MAJOR CONCERNS AND TEACHINGS

Religion and ethics.

PYTHAGOREAN SYMBOLS, or MAXIMS

(From Hierocles.)

Metaphysics and number theory

The doctrine of opposites

Mathematics and science

  Arithmetic













Geometry

  Music

  Astronomy

 

HISTORY OF PYTHAGOREANISM



 Early Pythagoreanism.

Background.

Pythagorean communities.

Two Pythagorean sects.

4th-century Pythagoreanism.

The Hellenistic Age.

Neo-Pythagoreanism.

Medieval and modern trends.

 

EVALUATION



Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

The Pythagorean School

The Pythagorean Philosophy

The Pythagorean Philosophy

The Pythagorean Philosophy ála Bertrand Russell

Pythagorean Mathematics

Classification of numbers

The Primal Challenge

Figurate Numbers

Triangular numbers

Square numbers

The Pentagonal and Hexagonal numbers

The Pythagorean Theorem

More Pythagorean  Geometry

The Pythagorean Pentagram

Regular Polygons


Fermat

Regular Polygons

The Pythagorean Theory of Proportion
The Discovery of Incommensurables

Other Pythagorean Geometry




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