The Pythagoreans Kept Their Discoveries Secret and Their Dreadlocks Long

It wasn’t “science” the way we know it today, nor religious the way we perceive it but it was quite “Pagan” and very esoteric. The followers of Pythagoras didn’t trim their fingernails, didn’t shave and did not cut their hair so they probably had long dreadlocks.

This tightly knit community studied the natural sciences, had philosophical discussions and advanced the study of mathematics. Two thousand years later, during the 1500’s, men of “science” continued to meet in secret. During that era, the Invisible College sprang up and Britain’s Royal Society grew from the seeds of the Invisible College.

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500 B.C.E. Women Break the Rules and Attend “Pythagorean Secret Society”

The Pythagorean school that the famous Mathematical Wizard set up in Southern Italy over 2,000 years ago, was an illegal destination for women. Because the group was secretive, and the brotherhood tight-lipped, brave women attended the cryptic meetings. Some of the more famous historical names of Pythagorean followers were Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates and Socrates. Plato is attributed to dispersing the theories of the brotherhood throughout Italy and into Egypt where Pythagoras had originally studied and initiated into the Egyptian “Ancient Mysteries”. What role Pythagorean’s female followers played is unclear but women’s role in the spread of Christianity is huge, its growth in ancient Italy is attributed to women convincing the men in their lives to accept the new religion.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:

The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)

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The Guild (Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Hesters-Goodwill-Lions-Trace/dp/1484916697

The Last Quadroon (Book 3)

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