What is Pythagorean Esotericism, What Does It Mean?June 27, 2021
In Esotericism, Pythagoras is considered one of the great initiates. Having been in Delf, the Egyptian cities of Thebes and Menphis, and Babylon, Pythagoras, after initiatory training and long travels, opened an institute in Croton (Crotona), a Doric-state at the end of the Gulf of Taranto. He founded the esoteric school.
In this institute, which had the characteristics of an academy of sciences as well as its initiatory nature, material sciences (physics, mathematics, political science, etc.) were taught as well as religions and spiritual sciences. Pythagoras called these sciences “mathematics” meaning “encompassing all of human knowledge”, and as it is known, the word mathematics was born from this term. According to Pythagoras, although scattered rays of “truth” (verite) were present in all philosophies and religions, the center of these rays was esoteric doctrine. In addition, “intuition” was necessary to reach the truth, observation and reasoning were not enough.
Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer Yıldırım