David Fideler

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In existographies, David Fideler (6- AE) (1961- ACM) (RMS:135) (LH:3) is an American religio-mythology scholar, and monism philosopher, noted for []

Overview

Jesus Christ: Sun of God

In 1993, Fideler, in his Jesus Christ: Sun of God – Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism, does some valuable work on isopsephy world and religious cyphers, e.g. that Nile (NE:365) is a Greek word for “365”, i.e. the number of days in a year, among other, such as “282” (life) and “815” (zoe); the solar magic square numbers: “666” and “888”, which he connects to Jesus and Jesus Christ, arguing that they are Pythagorean monism cyphers, or something along these lines; and conjectures that 999.9 relates to Horus.[1] The book contains an detailed appendix on the "measure of the fish"[2], which he connects to Apollo at Delphi, and to Archimedes' On the Measurement of the Circle (c.240BC).

Soul of the Cosmos

In 1998, Fideler, in his The Soul of the Cosmos: Understanding our Bond with the Living Universe, his PhD completed at Union Institute, attempted a living universe monism theory, according to which the universe has a "soul" and humans have a bond with that soul, albeit one long since severed via mechanical philosophy; the following is his abstract:[3]

“The Soul of the Cosmos: Understanding Our Bond with the Living Universe is the working draft of a publishable book for a general audience rooted in philosophical and historical scholarship which explores how our philosophical ideas and cosmological models influence the way that we relate to the world and other people. Specifically, the manuscript focuses on the traditional western idea of the world soul and the ‘living universe’, contrasting it with the mechanistic worldview of the scientific revolution. I argue that for many centuries the idea of the living universe helped to maintain a healthy bond between humanity and the larger-than-human world in which we are embedded. The mechanistic worldview of the scientific revolution, on the other hand, portrayed the cosmos not as alive, but as a dead, inanimate machine, perpetually grinding along according to eternal laws. While the mechanistic metaphor proved to be fruitful in many ways and gave humanity power over the world through the techniques of mathematical analysis, under its influence nature came to be increasingly seen as a collection of merely functional objects. For some thinkers, organisms came to be envisioned as being akin to self-functioning automatons or ‘biochemical factories’. Moreover, some scientists depicted life as a cosmic accident, essentially contingent in nature, or even a ‘disease of matter’, rather than an intrinsic aspect of the cosmic pattern. In turn, this way of picturing humanity's relationship to the universe caused a great sense of alienation to emerge during the modern era, and also encouraged an exploitive attitude toward nature.”

This, to note, brings to mind Henry Bray and his 1910 The Living Universe, in many respects.[4]

In 2014, Fideler, published his dissertation manuscript, as Restoring the Soul of the World: Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence, wherein he touches on things such as Freud, entropy, and heat death.[5]

Education

In c.1985, Fideler completed his BA in Hellenistic religions and philosophies, at the University of Pennsylvania, with focus in the Christian origins and ancient cosmology, after which he became an editor of Alexandria: Journal of the Western Cosmology Tradition, and in 1998, completed his PhD with a dissertation on The Soul of the Cosmos: Understanding our Bond with the Living Universe.

Quotes

Quotes | Employed:

The following are quotes employed by Fideler:

“The astronomical universe is sensuously infinity.”
— Cecil Collins (c.1950), Publication: cited in by David Fideler (2014) in Restoring the Soul of the World (pg. #)

Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Fideler:

Helios, 318, the Greek name of the sun, is derived from the ratio of the circle, for the reciprocal of π is 0.318. In other words, a circle measuring 1000 units in circumference (representing unity) will have a diameter of 318 units. In music, 0.666 is the string ratio of the perfect fifth, while 0.888 is the string ratio of the whole tone. The Greeks did not use the decimal point at all, and, in every instance where gematria values are based on mathematical ratios, the ‘decimal point’ has been moved over exactly three places. In other words, while we define these ratios in relation to ‘1’, we conclude that the Greeks defined these ratios in relation to ‘1000’, which represents the same principle, the monad or unity, the ineffable first cause.”
— David Fideler (1993), Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism (pg. 84)
“The periodic rise and fall of the Nile, is associated with the myth of Osiris, divine principle of perpetual return, death and rebirth, as symbolized by the annual cycle of vegetation. Heliodorus, the ancient novelist, points out in his Ethiopian Romance that Neilar is called ‘Horus’, the ‘giver of life’, the ‘savior of all Egypt’, the ‘father of Egypt’, the ‘creator of Egypt’, and he who ‘brings mud each year’. In Roman times the Nile was itself called ‘the year’. As one scholar notes, ‘this conception not only reflects the rather precise annual recurrence of the flood, but also apparently sought to relate it to the magical power of time’. Seeing that the Egyptians saw the Nile as the ‘exact counterpart of heaven’ and the ‘year incarnate’, it is only appropriate that the word Nile, spelled as it was in ancient Greek, totals 365, the number of days in the year—a fact noted by several ancient writers.”
— David Fideler (1993), Jesus Christ: Sun of God (pg. 250)
“Common to all spiritual yearning is a desire to be bonded with the cosmos or to a reality larger than oneself. In this way, the ‘sacred’ is not a theoretical idea, but an experience of being deeply connected with everything in the visible universe and all the forces that lie behind it. When we experience this vital sense of connectedness, life becomes engaging and meaningful. In a living cosmovision, humanity is bonded with the heavens and the living earth—an embodiment of the starlight from which all things flow.”
— David Fideler (2014), Restoring the Soul of the World (pg. #)[6]

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References

  1. Fideler, David. (1993). Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism (Ѻ) (Nile, pg. 250). Quest Books.
  2. Measure of the fish – Hmolpedia 2020.
  3. Fideler, David. (1998). The Soul of the Cosmos: Understanding our Bond with the Living Universe (abs). PhD dissertation. Union Institute.
  4. Henry Bray – Hmolpedia 2020.
  5. Fideler, David. (2014). Restoring the Soul of the World: Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence. Simon & Schuster.
  6. David Fideler (quotes) – GoodReads.com.

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