Pythagoras (580 BC – 500 BC)
Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who lived more than 2,000 years ago. As the founder of the Pythaoreanism Movement, he influenced the beliefs of Plato and Aristotle. During the Great Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries, the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle were the driving force behind Western philosophy upon which the political foundation of modern “Western” nations was formed.
America’s Founders believed in the philosophies of Pythagoras, Plato and Aristotle. Their beliefs sprung from the absolute truth that is connected to math. They called this natural philosophy, making political policies derived from it very stable and reliable.
Pythagoras founded a school in 530 BC; all who attended were sworn to secrecy. Perhaps this is why he’s so closely associated with secret societies.
Because Pythagoras lived so many years ago, it’s impossible to know for sure what he truly accomplished himself, especially taking into consideration that these important discoveries took place in a secret school, far below the radar where it could be accurately tracked. Some of his accomplishments may have actually been his students:
- Pythagorean theorem – the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the square of the other two sides, a
- Pythagorean tuning (you may want to watch August Rush to learn more about this amazing phenomenon)
- Theory of Proportions
- Earth is a sphere, later proved by Ferdinand Magellan (1519-1522) and described by Sir Isaac Newton in Principia.
- The planet Venus being both the Morning and the Evening Star
- First man to call himself a Philosopher (lover of wisdom)
Numbers, geometry, natural philosophy, Earth & Venus were very important to Pythagoras and thus very important to secret societies. Look for these symbols hidden around the world.