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Day: June 18, 2012

Giordano Bruno Was Not a Pantheist

Giordano Bruno Was Not a Pantheist

Because of Giordano Bruno’s assertion that God is immanent in the Universe, most commentators have claimed he was surely a pantheist, or at least a panentheist. The Roman Catholic Inquisitors called him an atheist, since that was the term used in those days to describe what we now call a pantheist. Bruno remained free of these by repeatedly claiming that God is not accessible to the rational human mind. Bruno, along with Nicholas of Cusa, posited the via negativa (apophatic),“as…

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The Paradox of Soul

The Paradox of Soul

  I am satisfied in my thinking that everything in the Universe is Soul, from the tiniest reality of the quantum world to the largest star and galaxy, it is all Soul. This is not a new idea. Pythagoras spoke these words at the dawn of Western philosophy: All have souls, all is soul, wandering in the organic world and obeying eternal will or law. There is nothing that is without Soul. This is the assertion put forth by mystics…

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