The New Pythagorean School (NPS) promote the knowledge and the dissemination of information on the Pythagorean phenomenon. It stimulates active participation and sharing, inspired by the model developed by Pythagoras to live in harmony with yourself, with others and with nature.
Today we live in such a frenetic and dynamic society that it impedes us from understanding the depths of ourselves and the world around us. During the 6th Century B.C., named the axial century as it is considered the axis of history, there lived, all within the same decades, many great people who gave great teachings to understand the reality and live well thus exerting a profound influence on mankind.
Among these we can remember Lao Tze (Taoism), Confucius, Siddhārtha Gautama the Buddha, Zarathuštra (Zoroastrism), Mahavira (Jainism) and Pythagoras.
The latter made long trips that put him in contact with the knowledge spread all over Asia, the Middle East, Egypt and Greece. Pythagoras taught the doctrine of harmony, coined the term “philosopher”, the lover of wisdom, understood as the art of knowing how to live, and developed the first rational and social system in the celebrated Schola Italic-Pithagorica of Crotone.
This school was based on friendship and social justice, principles used by King Italus to found Italy in the land that is today Calabria, around 2000 B.C. The Pythagorean teachings were violated by subsequent events, but nevertheless succeeded in influencing the culture through the interpretation of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
In the following centuries, Pythagoreanism served as an ideal basis for the spread of Christianity and then stimulated the spiritual elevation and desire for research of thousands of scholars, thinkers and scientists who still today, are inspired by those values and that model of life.