Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

“The modern commentators affirm that Bruno, “unsustained by the hope of another and better world, still surrendered his life rather than his convictions”; thereby allowing it to be inferred that Giordano Bruno had no belief in the continued existence of man after death. Professor Draper asserts most positively that Bruno did not believe in the immortality of the soul.

Speaking of the countless victims of the religious intolerance of the Popish Church, he remarks: 


“The passage from this life to the next, though through a hard trial, was the passage from a transient trouble to eternal happiness….On his way through the dark valley, the martyr believed that there was an invisible hand that would lead him….For Bruno there was no such support. The philosophical opinions, for the sake of which he surrendered his life, could give him no consolation.””

H. P. Blavatsky

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