The Cult of Pythagoras: The Dark Side of the Pythagorean Theorem — Genius or Insanity?

Christopher Jacob
5 min readMay 16, 2023

Pythagoras, the eminent luminary in the realms of mathematics and philosophy, harbored a lesser-explored facet within his multifaceted persona. He assumed the role of a captivating guide at the helm of an enigmatic cult, distinguished by its eccentric rituals, unorthodox beliefs, and distinctive approach to human values. While Pythagoras’ academic achievements remain commendable, delving into his captivating sway as a cult leader beckons us to embark upon a journey of deeper inquiry and scrutiny.

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Christopher Jacob

Come as you are. Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach. Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, and Business. Two-time International Award-Winning Writer and Editor.