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In terms, nous (LH:7), in Greek: (νόος) (NE:348), from the Egyptian Nun, meaning "[add]", refers to []


In 520BC, Pythagoras, and or his followers, was referring to the “monad” as the “nous”. One take on this is as follows:

Anatolius (De Decade, c.285) remarks that the Pythagoreans call the monadnous’ (see: Nun) and liken it to the one itself (to heni auten), the intelligible god (to noeto theo), the uncreated (to agenneto), beauty itself (autokalo), the good itself (autoagatho), and—among the virtues—the wisdom (phronesei) of the one.”
— Bruce MacLennan. (2019). “The Psychodynamics of Numbers” [1]

In 375BC, Plato, in his Republic (§4), defined the three parts of the soul (psyche) (ψυχη) (NE:1708) as:[2]

  1. Nous (νόος) (NE:348) (intellect, reason)
  2. Thumos (θυμος) (NE:719) (passion)
  3. Epithumia (appetite, affection).[2]

The term "thumos" (θυμος) (NE:719), a th-based term, of note, is a possible secret name of the word "myth", possibly defined such that the myths or mythology was an ancient way of describing the passions in story form, as a way of coded teaching, so to say.


In 1922, Pierre Teilhard, in his essay “Hominization”, defined the noosphere, or “sphere of the mind”, conceptualized as one layer above the “biosphere”, as follows:

“Imagine, in one way or another, above the animal biosphere [Suess, 1875], a human sphere, a sphere of reflection, of conscious invention, of conscious souls, the ‘noosphere’, if you will.”
Pierre Teilhard (1922), “Hominization”[3]

In 1928, Edouard Le Roy, an associate of Teilhard, in his The Origins of Humans: and the Evolution of Intelligence (§3: The Noosphere and Hominization), advanced ideas about the "noosphere" model in terms of what he called "hominisation".[4]

In 1927 to 1928, Le Roy communicated this "noosphere" model to Vladimir Vernadsky, who began developing his own version of it, in respect to geochemistry.[5]

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See also


  1. MacLennan, Bruce. (2019). “The Psychodynamics of Numbers” (pdf), Sixteenth Annual Conference of the International Society for neoplatonic Studies.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thumos – Wikipedia.
  3. (a) Teilhard, Pierre. (1922). “Hominization”, Publisher.
    (b) Teilhard, Pierre. (c.1940). Visions of the Past (Arc) (noosphere, pgs. 71, 230, 261). Collins, 1966.
  4. Le Roy, Edouard. (1928). The Origins of Humans: and the Evolution of Intelligence (§3: The Noosphere and Hominization) (Les Origines Humaines: et l’evolution de lintelligence (§3: La Noosphee et l’hominisation)). Boivin.
  5. Fuchs-Kittowski, Klaus; Kruger, Peter. (2013). “The Noosphere Vision”, in: Guest for a Unified Theory (§:Vernadsky in Paris: Edward Le Roy and Teilhard de Chardin, pg. 535-36). Routledge.

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