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Cosmos, Science, Surrealism and the Hermetic Imaginary: An Interview with Leon Marvell

Watching the new TV series Cosmos I was delighted to see so much attention given to Giordano Bruno.  But Hermetic and Platonic traditions that influenced his thought were as usual, ignored.  The currently official history of science tells us that while astrology and astronomy, and alchemy and chemistry grew up together in the 17th century … Continue reading

Thomas Harriot: A Rational Mind in an Irrational World or One Man’s Genius is Another Man’s Devil

He arrives at the end of the Renaissance with a mind so modern he was more suited for Silicon Valley than Elizabethan London.  Thomas Harriot was the first to assemble and use a telescope in England.  Months before Galileo, he was the first human being to accurately map the surface of the moon.  He was … Continue reading