Giordano Bruno was an Italian ex-monk turned astrologer, magician, philosopher and cosmologist who lived 1548 to 1600, when he was imprisoned for seven years before being stripped naked and burned to death by the Inquisition (aka Vatican) for heresy. Among the charges: dealing in divination and magic, denying the virginity of Mary, believing in reincarnation and speaking out against the Catholic faith.
“He argued that the stars are just like our Sun, that there are many worlds inhabited by intelligent beings, and that both space and time are infinite…At his execution, he turned his face away from a proffered crucifix, and died in silence. Bruno is seen by some as the first martyr for science.
…Bruno advocated philosophical theories that blended mystical Neoplatonism and pantheism. He believed that the universe is infinite, that God is the universal world-soul, and that all particular material things are manifestations of the one infinite principle.
“Innumerable suns exist; innumerable earths revolve around these suns in a manner similar to the way the seven planets revolve around our sun.?Living beings inhabit these worlds.”
I think today, with Uranus Direct and a New Moon in Sagittarius is an apt day to remember this brave man, don’t you? Check out the Leonora Carrington pic properly as it’s kind of an awesome tribute by someone so occult literate.