#28: One God or Many?
"Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have all deprecated polytheism
as intrinsically inferior - primitive, crude, lost. But much of
the profundity of Paganism lies in its deep appreciation for the
complexity and richness of life, its embrace of the world that
surrounds us, that indeed is us."
- Frank Donnola, from Reconciling One and Many
Notes & Comments
The Return of the Magus
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
Introduction: Split Personalities
by Jay Kinney
Some say there's one, others say there are many. So what's all the fuss about?
Reconciling One and Many
by Frank Donnola
No matter what they claim, most religions include versions of both monotheism and polytheism.
A Natural Wealth
by Nisi Shawl
The traditions of the African diaspora boast a vibrant pantheon and a deep sense of connection to the physical world.
by Paul Johnson
Who were H.P. Blavatsky's Masters really?
One Path or Many? The GNOSIS Interview with Charles Tart
by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney
The noted psychologist talks about psi research, psychedelics, and integrating different spiritual teachings on a personal path.
No Other Gods?
by Peter Stenshoel
A Gnostic Christian looks at the evangelical critique of "Neo-Paganism."
by Sam Webster
On working with many gods for personal and transpersonal ends.
The God of Abraham
by Stan Tenen
Does higher mathematics give reason to posit one God?
Man as God and Creator
by Richard Smoley
Each of us may be the "God" of a world created by our own thoughts and intentions.
Why Knock on Wood?
by Ken Textor
How tree myths are connected to the uses people have found for wood.