Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; (24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher. He is famed for the events of 1486, when at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance", and a key text of Renaissance humanism and of what has been called the "Hermetic Reformation".
On the right you see an abstract diagram meant to illustrate an extreme mirroring cosmology, developed by a sixteenth-century commentor on the works of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463 - 1494). The diagram appears in Nicolas LeFèvre's 1579 French translation of Pico's Heptaplus (1489).
The correlative structure of Pico's system - known today as self-similar or fractal system - is evident in the scaled circles-within-circles representing different metaphysical "levels" in the cosmos. The following saying by pre-Socratic philosopher Anaxagoras, which finds counterparts in correlative traditions in the Middle-East, India and China, could pass as a concise modern definition of a fractal system.
(all things exist in all things & all individuals exist in all individuals)
The "Manifesto of the Renaissance" Oration on the Dignity of Man, has been a great inspiration for writing the manifest "One Planet Jungle" together with my colleague Hans Havers, a project by evoke2.
Our system dynamics are in need for innovative transformations:
LINEAR TO CIRCULAR, EFFICIENT TO EFFECTIVE
and from CONTROL TO SUPPORT.
e-Transferium is an activation strategy for cooperation with the ability to sustain and face those challenges! For this strategy we created a numerological system that helps clients in defining shared points of departure and setting goals that are in line with a viable future and planet earth. You can read all about the system on www.egoparking.com (work in progress)