Pythagoras - Iamblichus's Life - Spheres
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Iamblichus – Life of Pythagoras [translated by Thomas Taylor]
Comment by Thomas Taylor as sub-note
Iamblichus indicates here that Pythagoras as well as Orpheus considered a spherical figure as the most appropriate image of divinity. For the universe is spherical; and as Iamblichus afterwards observes, the Gods have a nature and morphe similar to the universe; Morphe, as we learn from Simplicius, pertaining to the colour figure and magnitude of superficies…..divine numbers both according to Orpheus and Pythagoras are the Gods themselves.