The Three Aspects of Isaac Newton

The Three Aspects of Isaac Newton

astrology & alchemy

He translated the Emerald Tablet of Hermes from Latin to English:

  1. Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
  2. That wch is below is like that wch is above & that wch is above is like yt wch is below to do ye miracles of one only thing.
  3. And as all things have been & arose from one by ye mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
  4. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother,
  5. the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nourse.
  6. The father of all perfection in ye whole world is here.
  7. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
    7a) Seperate thou ye earth from ye fire, ye subtile from the gross sweetly wth great indoustry.
  8. It ascends from ye earth to ye heaven & again it desends to ye earth and receives ye force of things superior & inferior.
  9. By this means you shall have ye glory of ye whole world & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
  10. Its force is above all force. ffor it vanquishes every subtile thing & penetrates every solid thing.
    11a) So was ye world created.
  11. From this are & do come admirable adaptaions whereof ye means (Or process) is here in this.
  12. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of ye philosophy of ye whole world.
  13. That wch I have said of ye operation of ye Sun is accomplished & ended

Christian theologian

He was a devout protestant and had many writings about the Bible and Christian core beliefs

physics & math/calculus

He developed the three basic laws of motion

In the first law, an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it. In the second law, the force on an object is equal to its mass times its acceleration. In the third law, when two objects interact, they apply forces to each other of equal magnitude and opposite direction.

and the theory of universal gravity

any particle of matter in the universe attracts any other with a force varying directly as the product of the masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them


This would have been the higher thought within the world of his time. (25 Dec. 1642 – 20 Mar. 1726/27) But what he shaped for us is mostly seen in the math & science. He is still seen as one of the most important theorists in our history.

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