Homage to Pythagoras

Rediscovering Sacred Science

Edited by Christopher Bamford

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  • Essays written by experts in their respective fields
  • Connects knowledge and wisdom from ancient times with contemporary thought

Nine essays explore Pythagorean thought in relation to contemporary ideas around form, geometry, light, colour and music.

235 x 152 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life
304 pages
Publication date:
16 Jul 2020
2nd edition


Pythagorean thought, from the civilisation of Ancient Greece, is still prevalent in religion, poetry, philosophy, music, architecture and the classical sciences today.

This fascinating and insightful collection of essays by experts in their fields explores the Pythagorean tradition, drawing out connections in form, number and geometry as well as light, colour, music and poetry.

The contributors include Robert Lawlor, Keith Critchlow, Kathleen Raine, Anne Macaulay and Arthur Zajonc.

Previously published as Rediscovering Sacred Science.


'These essays are a veritable homage to Pythagoras and proof of keen contemporary interest in his philosophy as a living reality. The quality of these studies is uniformly high -- a major addition to the field of Pythagorean studies and traditional mathematics.'
-- Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author of Science and Civilization in Islam, Knowledge and the Sacred

'A thrilling collection of some of the finest articles on Sacred Mathematics in the Pythagorean and Platonic traditions, which, amazingly, are still as vital and important as ever.'
-- Ralph Abraham, author of Chaos, Gaia, Eros

'If they ever put together a new Library of Alexandria, Homage to Pythagoras should be required reading.'
-- John Anthony West, author of The Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

'Not only throws light on Pythagorean science and symbolism in the ancient worlds, but demonstrates the value of the Pythagorean approach today.'
-- David Fideler, editor, The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library

'With its testimony to number and pattern at the heart of nature and of the arts, the Pythagorean tradition will always be a guiding light to Western culture.'
-- Joscelyn Godwin, author of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth and Music, Mysticism and Magic


Christopher Bamford is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for SteinerBooks and Lindisfarne Books. A Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, he has lectured and written widely on Western spiritual and esoteric traditions, with books including The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity; An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West; and Healing Madonnas.

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