Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part Four)

Thompson concludes with “Polyvalent Polytheism” and “Monad and Multiplicity.” “I don’t claim any superiority for this perspective. It is only one perspective, and the fullness of reality includes all perspectives in unlimited freedom.” [Read more…]

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Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part Three)

Thompson continues with the question of whether polytheistic monism denies the gods and whether monism compromises autonomy. [Read more…]

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Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part Two)

Thompson explicates the relationship between henotheism and monism and looks at polytheistic monism in historical context. [Read more…]

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Polytheistic Monism: A Guest Post by Christopher Scott Thompson (Part One)

Some heathens and polytheists express hostility toward a perspective they define as monism, seeing it as the complete opposite of polytheism, a modern or at least relatively new “corruption” of polytheism, a version of henotheism, a backdoor to monotheism or even a synonym for monotheism. Christopher Scott Thompson argues that these perceptions are largely based on misunderstandings of the terms, and that a polytheistic monism is indeed possible. [Read more…]

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