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Dear friends, we gladly share with you in a few coming posts, some highlights of Paul Lacuria’s masterwork, ‘The Harmonies of Being’. His demonstration on numbers were so strong and bold for its epoch, so much in line with antique philosophy, that he was dubbed: ‘ The French Pythagoras’. Blessings, Nalan and Nico.
‘The union of faith and science, this is where lies the future of mankind, it is towards there that every endeavor, every worthy and useful work must strive. Between spirit and matter, between the fact and the idea, between faith and science therefore, there is an intermediate sort of being; of which few until now have understood the mysterious existence. A conscious space between heaven and earth, a being that is neither limited nor infinite, but that facilitate the communication between both ends; a being that is at the same time immaterial and made of matter; that is like God eternal but could be divided like matter, that lies at the same time with the creator and in the least of the creatures; a being therefore that must play a important role in the union of spirit and matter, of faith and science that society wishes more than anything: This being is the number.’
‘The number is the cause of nothing, but it is the expression of everything. The number distinguish everything; no knowledge without distinction: The number therefore is the form of everything, even of the intelligence, because it is through him that the intelligence can apprehend itself and be aware of itself; we can then consider it to be like a mirror in which the intelligence sees itself, recognizes itself and owns itself. The number is an universal mediator, in order to establish a relationship between the idea and the fact, between spirit and matter, between the absolute and the relative; once this relationship is known, each side shed a light unto each other: The number of matter shows me the number of the spirit, the number of the spirit gives me the reason of the number of matter, and from each other a growing light is produced thus allowing Being to unveil some of its mysteries.’
Source: Paul Lacuria,
‘Les Harmonies de l’Etre‘, Paris_1847.
volume 1- From page IX to XI
in the foreword.