I do not speculate much on the matter of polytheism. I tend to emphasize interconnectedness and individuality equally. The two are related.
In my individuality and uniqueness I experience the whole as well as the many. I am the product of the sun and water and genes and a multitude of ancestors and culture and history. These many things merge into one in me, but also in you.
I think the gods exist in a similar manner, containing in a sense the whole as well as the many and individuality.
I experience the All as a multiplicity through angels and saints which in my brand of eclecticism are basically divine as are we and everything.
And I experience my psyche and emotions as a multiplicity of persons. They cooperate to help one another and complement one another. When one suffers another steps in with different strengths to help the other. In a sense they remind me of a balanced pantheon, except they are internal to only me — unless perhaps others experience them too in their own way…I do come across other experiences indicating they may exist outside of me.
Are you a polytheist? Where do you experience multiplicity? Where do you experience oneness or interconnectedness? Any other thoughts?
Message Board: Join in our discussion.