One of my all-time favourite historians is Dame Frances Yates. Even now, when I can see her as a product of the academic fake history construct, her work is proving invaluable.
She writes about a shadowy figure called Giordano Bruno – a 16th century Dominican monk who was tried and burned at the stake for heresy.
Mmmn. Sounds familiar!
I haven’t fully made up my mind about him but there are several factors working in his favour. For example – the indictments against him, made by the Roman Inquisition.
- holding opinions contrary to the Catholic faith and speaking against it and its ministers;
- holding opinions contrary to the Catholic faith about the Trinity, divinity of Christ, and Incarnation;
- holding opinions contrary to the Catholic faith pertaining to Jesus as Christ;
- holding opinions contrary to the Catholic faith regarding the virginity of Mary, mother of Jesus;
- holding opinions contrary to the Catholic faith about both Transubstantiation and Mass;
- claiming the existence of a plurality of worlds and their eternity;
- believing in metempsychosis and in the transmigration of the human soul into brutes;
- dealing in magics and divination.
He was also known for his mnemonics. The “Memory Palace” – another subject Dame Frances explores in her work.
A Giordano Bruno mnemonic.
What I like best about this man are the quotes below that have been attributed to him.
I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven.
The fools of the world have been those who have established religions, ceremonies, laws, faith, rule of life.
The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it.
I need not instruct you of my belief: Time gives all and takes all away ; everything changes but nothing perishes ; One only is immutable, eternal and ever endures, one and the same with itself. With this philosophy my spirit grows, my mind expands. Whereof, how r ever obscure the night may be, I await daybreak, and they who dwell in day look for night Rejoice therefore, and keep whole, if you can, and return love for love.
If the first button of one’s coat is wrongly buttoned, all the rest will be crooked.
I fought, and therefore, believed in my victory. There is more to the fact that I didn’t fear death and preferred a brave death instead of a life of an idiot.
I have declared infinite worlds to exist beside this our earth. It would not be worthy of God to manifest Himself in less than an infinite universe.
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.