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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO æ John Michael Greer REVIEW ☆ A World Full of Gods An Inuiry into Polytheism In this book John Michael Greer turns his attention to the intellectual underpinnings and superstructures of the Pagan and magical movements Pagan religions have tended to be concerned with practice. A very timely and solidly researched discussion of the philosophical foundations of polytheism The author draws on an impressive range of knowledge and I also give him extra points for occasionally adding a bit of dry humour to this serious minded and well written study I found his no nonsense approach very refreshing There s a broad spectrum of topics covered here and while I am not entirely certain that absolutely all of Greer s arguments will necessarily stand up eually well to scrutiny that also is still beside the point this exploration is highly valuable in itself In the course of his inuiry Greer provides much useful material for further reflection and I did for the most part experience that whenever I was thinking that some to my mind important aspect or other seemed to be missing in the argumentation that these uestions were in fact nevertheless approached in due course For sure there are many topics that could well be elaborated further but then again this is not meant to be an exhaustive study but a primer Greer deals with polytheism in general and his thorough and astute exploration provides an excellent groundwork for further inuiry and discussionI can actually recommend this book for polytheists monotheists and atheists alike For the two latter groups of course only if they are at all willing to face a challenge to their own thinking though the challenge of polytheism is here to stay regardless of that and gaining momentum as well In short for anyone with the inclination to delve into the intellectual basis of their religion or non religion this is a must read It is rather symptomatic however that while a polytheistic religion like Hinduism is in fact the world s third largest religion that any official religious debate in the Western world at least in Europe is mainly myopically focused on the monotheistic Abrahamistic religions Christianity Islam and Judaism and also how the politically correct takes such great care in always including Islam while for the most part practically ignoring Hinduism along with the group of immigrants and converts belonging to that religion which are also uite numerous Although this latter one is admittedly a smaller group than the former if that official stance is made on a principle it sure appears to be a rather exclusive one Also in view of the fact that there are numerous Western philosophers and authors that have drawn on the richness of Hinduism it is even remarkable that the philosophical basis of polytheism is given so scant attention in this official debate and one can hardly call such a debate neither enlightened nor informed It is high time for some change to be made in this area and this book is a welcome step in that direction This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design latter groups of course only if they are at all willing to face a challenge to their own thinking though the challenge of polytheism is here to stay regardless of that and gaining momentum as well In short for anyone with the inclination to delve into the intellectual basis of their religion or non religion this is a must read It is rather symptomatic however that while a polytheistic religion All about Prayer (Salah) Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books) like Hinduism is in fact the world s third Fois gras et terrines largest religion that any official religious debate in the Western world at RUBY ON RAILS. 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This book is fantastic I think everyone should read it I just started reading this book and it is what people say it is a very scholarly discussion of how polytheism is different from monotheism What he says is the truth but it is not the whole truthHe doesn t seem to be aware of the Pagan Monotheism of classical Rome and Greece Personally I think the recent spate of books on the subject misunderstand classical pagan monotheism But there is evidence that classical pagans did believe that their many gods were representatives of a much higher universal God Part of the understanding the Romans had with the Jews that gave the Jews a waiver from honoring the gods of Rome was the idea that the Jews worshiped the one highest God who was also the God over the Roman gods The Romans agreed that the Jews one God was the same universal God their gods reported to that all gods reported tooThis is a sort of syncretism that Greer and many modern polytheist reject Which is OK It doesn t bother me or God The distinction he makes between the characteristics of the monotheistic God and the polytheistic gods are valid Personally I believe that there are two distinct ways that human beings experience divinity One is as the universal omniscient ubiuitous omnipotent all loving presence that wants nothing and does not intervene in our lives And the second is as the limited powerful beings persons that Greer describes The many gods and goddesses and spirits My main criticism of monotheism is that human beings are not well suited to worship the One God We want intervention so we always end up worshiping the lesser beings that can actually do something for us Christianity fell into worshiping Jesus just a few centuries after he died And then the Catholic church solved the problem of not having enough gods to meet everyone s needs by calling their many gods saints Protestantism by rejecting saints has created a real problem for itself that seems to be only solvable by creating a new sect that worships a different version of Jesus every time they have a disagreement Buddhism has the same problem with worshiping The One True Reality their many gods are called Bodhisattvas Like Catholic saints they are officially not gods but they serve the same function and are as Greer defined gods entities who are the proper object of human worship or venerationHe briefly mentions Wiccan dualism but declines to elaborate because he is not a Wiccan As a Wiccan I guess I should write a book on that Wiccan dualism isn t really about gods It comes up when we talk about gods but it has less to do with any doctrine about all gods being manifestations of one god or goddess than it does with the importance of balance Most pagan religions aren t about gods We have gods but our religion is about life Wiccan sophiology the study of wisdom not the study of gods is about maintaining the balance between complimentary forces It has in common with the Taoist idea of ying and yang than anything else Wiccans are not reuired to believe anything in particular about the nature of the gods But Wiccan ritual and Wiccan sophiology encourages us to try to maintain a balance I like to contrast the masculinefeminine duality of Wicca to the goodevil duality in Christianity Christianity adopted the Zoroastrian belief that the world is a battleground between two opposing gods one good the other evil Two men fighting for possession of the world Wiccans on the other hand like to view the world as the combination of two complimentary forces seeking union A man and a woman having sex The Great Rite a central ritual action in Wicca the union of opposites as an act of creation Nobili parole, nobili abusi legislated doctrine that is as it should be Yet as out movement grows and matures it is inevitable that we will begin to think in a abstract wa. This book is fantastic I think everyone should read it I just started reading this book and it is what people say it is a very scholarly discussion of how polytheism is different from monotheism What he says is the truth but it is not the whole truthHe doesn t seem to be aware of the Pagan Monotheism of classical Rome and Greece Personally I think the recent spate of books on the subject misunderstand classical pagan monotheism But there is evidence that classical pagans did believe that their many gods were representatives of a much higher universal God Part of the understanding the Romans had with the Jews that gave the Jews a waiver from honoring the gods of Rome was the idea that the Jews worshiped the one highest God who was also the God over the Roman gods The Romans agreed that the Jews one God was the same universal God their gods reported to that all gods reported tooThis is a sort of syncretism that Greer and many modern polytheist reject Which is OK It doesn t bother me or God The distinction he makes between the characteristics of the monotheistic God and the polytheistic gods are valid Personally I believe that there are two distinct ways that human beings experience divinity One is as the universal omniscient ubiuitous omnipotent all Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less lives And the second is as the Style Your Mind: A Workbook and Lifestyle Guide For Women Who Want to Design Their Thoughts, Empower Themselves, and Build a Beautiful Life limited powerful beings persons that Greer describes The many gods and goddesses and spirits My main criticism of monotheism is that human beings are not well suited to worship the One God We want intervention so we always end up worshiping the A Rose in Winter lesser beings that can actually do something for us Christianity fell into worshiping Jesus just a few centuries after he died And then the Catholic church solved the problem of not having enough gods to meet everyone s needs by calling their many gods saints Protestantism by rejecting saints has created a real problem for itself that seems to be only solvable by creating a new sect that worships a different version of Jesus every time they have a disagreement Buddhism has the same problem with worshiping The One True Reality their many gods are called Bodhisattvas Like Catholic saints they are officially not gods but they serve the same function and are as Greer defined gods entities who are the proper object of human worship or venerationHe briefly mentions Wiccan dualism but declines to elaborate because he is not a Wiccan As a Wiccan I guess I should write a book on that Wiccan dualism isn t really about gods It comes up when we talk about gods but it has Hot Young Babysitter: A Sexy Babysitter Erotica Story less to do with any doctrine about all gods being manifestations of one god or goddess than it does with the importance of balance Most pagan religions aren t about gods We have gods but our religion is about Aurora Borealis: The Magnificent Northern Lights 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, USA Alaska Northern Lights life Wiccan sophiology the study of wisdom not the study of gods is about maintaining the balance between complimentary forces It has in common with the Taoist idea of ying and yang than anything else Wiccans are not reuired to believe anything in particular about the nature of the gods But Wiccan ritual and Wiccan sophiology encourages us to try to maintain a balance I Cracking the LSAT Premium with 3 Real Practice Tests, 27th Edition: The All-in-One Solution for Your Highest Possible Score (Graduate School Test Preparation) like to contrast the masculinefeminine duality of Wicca to the goodevil duality in Christianity Christianity adopted the Zoroastrian belief that the world is a battleground between two opposing gods one good the other evil Two men fighting for possession of the world Wiccans on the other hand Defect like to view the world as the combination of two complimentary forces seeking union A man and a woman having sex The Great Rite a central ritual action in Wicca the union of opposites as an act of creation


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  • Paperback
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  • A World Full of Gods An Inuiry into Polytheism
  • John Michael Greer
  • English
  • 08 March 2018
  • 9780976568100