One - One, the Source Slide 8-3: Man in Sapphire Blue Fox,...

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One, the Source Slide 8-3: Man in Sapphire Blue Fox, Matthew. Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen. Santa Fe: Bear, 1985. p. 22 Recall that for the Pythagoreans, one was the monad , the source of all other numbers, good, desireable, essential, indivisible. Pythagoras had much influence over Medieval philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas, who echoes the idea of one as a source . He wrote: Since the soul is one and the powers are many; and since a number of things that proceed from one must proceed in a certain order; there must be some order among the powers of the soul. But the number one is no longer an abstract first cause, as with the Pythagoreans, but is now the one God. Two and Duality We've seen earlier that two was the number of duality, opposites, and antithesis. To the Pythagoreans it was the Dyad , representing the Line, Diversity, a loss of unity, the number of excess and defect. It was their first feminine number. Now in the Christian era,
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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