Medieval Pythagorean Tradition

The medieval Pythagorean tradition, the hermetismo and the cabalismo had added an immense wealth, extending the universal harmonias, to the quarrel of parallelism. This intense complexity contributed as key to understand the nature, affirming and preparing the land for the mathematical thought on the universe. Another present important characteristic in the renascentista magic is the cult to the sun? the call ‘ ‘ heliocentrismo’ ‘. The cult to Hermes Trismegisto tended to attribute to the Sun the position of ‘ ‘ second deus’ ‘ , as strong religious symbol. This perception fortified the position of astro as a primordial image of the ideas, conceived as esplendor intelligible. The copernicana revolution was presented under the religious atmosphere, which considered it as an act of contemplation of in agreement world revelation of God, despite the same one has been carried through on the basis of a huge mathematical calculation. According to Yates, the copernicana discovery came to the light with the blessing of Hermes Trismegisto.

The new vision of world, as a new panorama of references and attitudes, proposal for the hypothesis elaborated for Coprnico was based on an intense distinction given to the Sun, having induced that thinker to undertake mathematical calculations, under the idea of that the Sun was really in the center of the planetary system. This revolutionary interpretation represented the capacity of intervention and experimentation human beings as one practical rational? attitude that substituted the medieval contemplativa ethics gradually. In this context, Giordano Bruno, intensely religious hermetista, considered the Sun, of the copernicana theory, closely on to the solar magic of Ficino. On the basis of analysis Yates the French, the use of the copernicana theory made by Bruno demonstrates, of impressive form, as they were uncertain and moving the borders between genuine science and the hermetismo during the Renaissance. This sensible ‘ ‘ hibridismo’ ‘ the magic of the Renaissance enters and the primrdios of modern science are reflected of a great transformation in the way to see the man and the world.

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