February 17th 1600: Giordano Bruno executed

On this day in 1600, the Italian friar, astronomer and philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy. Bruno’s ideas were controversial for his day, but are now hailed as precursory to modern scientific understanding. Bruno proposed the concept of an infinite universe populated by other intelligent life and rejected traditional geocentric astronomy. He agreed with Copernicus that the planets revolve around the Sun, but expanded on this by suggesting that the Sun is just another star. For these unorthodox views, which challenged traditional Christian ideas about the universe, Bruno was found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake. For his refusal to renounce his beliefs, Giordano Bruno is often remembered as a martyr for free thought.

“Perhaps your fear in passing judgment on me is greater than mine in receiving it”
- Giordano Bruno to the judges upon hearing his death sentence

~There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names~
Giordano Bruno.

Lynds’ Dark Nebula 673.  LDN 673 is part of a giant cloud of dust and gas in the constellation of Aquilla.  It is fragmented into many pieces, inside of which are forming stars.

“Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”- G. Bruno

Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was an Italian philosopher, mathematician and cosmological theorist who famously proposed that the universe is infinite and therefore was not home to a single celestial body. From this, he theorised the existence of distant planets which may host life forms of their own- a concept which was not taken lightly by his audiences at the time. In 1593, Bruno was put on trial for heresy, as his opinions and beliefs were deemed contradictory and offensive to the doctrines upheld by Catholicism. He was subsequently found guilty of the charges and burned at the stake. During the centuries following his execution, especially since more scientific evidence has emerged to support Bruno’s early theoretical claims, he has been widely renowned as a martyr for science by successive cosmologists.

A man disappeared in Brazil and left behind 14 books full of encrypted hand-written text, a $2500 worth statue and a lot more

After keeping his room locked for a month, Bruno Borges disappears and leaves it full of encrypted language and symbols all over the walls, along with 14 handwritten books (encrypted as well) and a statue of Giordano Bruno, italian Dominican philosopher worth approximately $2500 (R$7.000). The books were impecable in symmetry and aligning. His family didn’t know about the statue, he was alone when it was delivered. It stands on a symbol that resembles Fullmetal Alchemist transmutation circle. He was constantly asking people to invest in a project he had without telling them what it was all about. He just told his mother he was writing 14 books that would change humanity in a good way. After getting $6500 (R$20.000) from his cousin, he was able to finish his project. He disappeared last monday, 27.

Statue of Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600), subject of Bruno’s admiration

Painting of Bruno Borges with an alien

Video of his room Schizophrenia, obsession, and isolation are of course our first conclusions here. Although according to his mother he was outstandingly smart and started reading piles of books of all kinds including Shakespeare and the Bible when he was a teenager. Well, who knows. I don’t believe in occultism or alchemy, but in boring or frustrating times who doesn’t like a little bit of mystery? :)


An Infinity of Worlds

Thus is the excellence of God magnified
and the greatness of his kingdom made manifest;
He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns;
not in a single earth, a single world,
but in a thousand thousand,
I say in an infinity of worlds.

(Giordano Bruno)

Many millions are the skies and solar systems.
Many millions are the moons, the suns and stars.
Many millions are the sources of creation and continents.
Many millions are the jewel containing oceans.
Many times has the universal expanse occurred.
The Lord has strung all the creation in His thread.
His limit no one knows.

(Adi Granth – Sikh Scriptures of India)

Bubble Universes of the Multiverse

From Sach Khand (the True, Timeless, Spiritual Realm) the whole creation looks like bubbles, forming and disappearing in the Spiritual Ocean.

(Huzur Baba Sawan Singh)

As the bubbles in the water well up

and disappear again,

so is the universe created, says Nanak.“

(Sikh Scriptures, Adi Granth, Page 633)

Through the Word the Worlds Converse

And the Highest One gave the Word to his worlds,
which interpret his own beauty,
recite his praise,
reveal his thought,
are instructors of his works.

For the swiftness of the Word is ineffable.

Its course knows no end,
it never fails, it stands.
Its decent and its Way are incomprehensible.

And through the Word the worlds converse.

The mouth of the Highest One spoke to them
and he was made clear by his Word.

The dwelling place of the Word is man
and Its Truth is Love.

(Book of the Odes, Syriac/Aramaic, First Century AD)

Giordano Bruno on Light and Dark

“As a result, all light in lower things, which comes to them from above, is more powerful in higher things. And also, all darkness in higher things is stronger in lower things. But the nature and power of light and darkness are not equal. For light diffuses and penetrates through the lowest and deepest darkness, but darkness does not touch the purest sphere of light. Thus, light penetrates and conquers darkness and overflows to infinity, while darkness does not penetrate or overwhelm or equal the light, but rather is very weak compared to light.”

Giordano Bruno - On Magic and a General Account of Bonding

Image Credit - Delta by Masiani