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A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism

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TitleA World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsGreer, John Michael
PublisherADF Publishing
ISBN Number9780976568100

While the focus of this excellent book is on polytheism as a valid alternative to classical monotheism, it also includes a valuable discussion of the notion of reciprocity between human and divinity. This is a key concept in theurgy, particularly as taught at the Academy.

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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 more concerned with practice that with theory and in a system that has no dogma - no 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 more abstract way about our models and systems. John Michael Greer has provided a primer on the kinds of ideas and themes that must be included in any discussion of the theology and philosophy of Neo-pagan religions.