By Frater Apollonius 4°=7□


Tetractys Tetractys - Pythagorean symbol



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Tetractys

Tetractys - Pythagorean symbol

Tetractys - Kabbalist symbol

Tetractys - Tarot card reading arrangement

Pentagram

Pentagram - Geometry

Pentagram - Some relevant trigonometric values

Pentagram - History

Pentagram - Pythagorean use

Quincunx

Appendix


The Marcosian System

Apollonius of Tyana

Archytas


Biography of ARCHYTAS [375 B.C.] by D1OGENES LAERTES [180

A.D.] (From Chaignet)

SECTION I

METAPHYSICAL FRAGMENTS

(Stob.Ec.Phys. 1:-?13)

SECTION II

PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL FRAGMENTS

SECTION III

ETHICAL FRAGMENTS

SECTION IV

POLITICAL FRAGMENTS

SECTION V

LOGICAL FRAGMENTS

Aristoxenus


BIOGRAPHY OF OCELLUS LUCANUS

I THE PYTHAGOREAN'S TREATISE ON THE UNIVERSE

II CREATION

III THE PERPETUITY OF THE WORLD

IV GROWTH OF MEN

BIOGRAPHY OF PHILOLAUS BY DIOGENES LAERTES


FRAGMENTS OF PHILOLAUS From Boeckh

Quotations by Pythagoras



Bibliography

Preface

The idea of a Greek Qabalah is a bit artificial; considering the fact that there’s no central body of work upon which to deploy Qabalistic exegetical methodology. It would be further, an act of hubris to pretend that something could simply be written that could serve as a revelation without it being conducted to the mind in the Greek language. And presumably, that would still require a praeterhuman contact. Within the Thelemic exegesis, we meet such an end barely; but for two words, though only one actually appears in our principal praeter-human tome, Liber AL vel Legis. These two words, Thelema and Agape form a very sublime combination for the serious student of our philosophical doctrine. But still fall far short of a Qabalah.

In the first volume of the present work and including the companion Sepher Sephiroth, we took a look at general metaphysical ideas in Greek culture both connected to the Greek alphabet and to Gnosticism. The present work goes a little deeper into the Pythagorean system that both preceded Gnosticism and derided this pre-Christian movement. However, the author can claim no certain knowledge of this with the possible and vague exception of having studied some geometry in his primary education. And because of this, most of the present work is simply a compendium of knowledge arranged in a text-book format for practical exploration.

With the exception of this Preface and the Introduction, almost no words are penned by the author. But the Bibliography should be consulted for the origins of all the ideas presented. Exploring these sources more fully will prove rewarding for the serious student of the humanities of which any and all Qabalahs should be an integral study. Pythagoreanism forms the center of not only the ancient Greek culture, but indeed, all of Western culture; including its spirituality.





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