In the last post, I named this new spiritual perspective of reality Synthesism and explained why. I also identified the main path and the goal of Synthesism: to experience everything as the Divine. Now, I’m going to elaborate more on the view of the Divine what the Divine needs.

We already know that the Divine creates the universe by manifesting as combinations of energy, matter, and awareness. This playful creation is done without plan or intention, similar to how you might doodle in a page margin.

Because the Divine manifests as the universe and all within it, the Divine is not limited to male or female. The Divine is both beyond gender and all genders. Therefore, the Divine in Synthesism is referenced in ways that keep gender ambiguous — Source of All, Creator, Ultimate Self, etc. This includes avoiding the confusing noun “God,” which the dominant paradigm attributes to a male supreme being.

Secondly, the Divine of Synthesism loses awareness of the Divine Self when the Divine individuates into these infinite pieces and characters. This is just like how you may lose sense of yourself when watching a captivating film.

A metaphor for the Synthesist Divine can be ice, water, and steam — three different, nameable states of H20. The Divine manifests in three known ways as well: matter, energy, and awareness. The Divine can be known in three main ways:

  1. BEYOND: The Divine is beyond you as the Source of All.
  2. WITH: The Divine is with you as personal deity.
  3. AS: The Divine is manifesting as you.

What we call “mystical experiences” or “unitive moments” are opportunities to encounter the Divine as the Ultimate Self. This is when you lose any sense of yourself and feel a part of something far greater. This is often accompanied by an overpowering feeling of benevolence. The Divine can also be encountered as a personal deity in dreams or visions. The Divine can be experienced as you in moments when you are overcome by beauty, love, or creativity.

But what is motivating the Divine to individuate? What does the Divine need?

If the Divine is manifesting as us, we therefore can look at our needs in order to understand the needs of the Divine. The primary universal human needs are:


Therefore, the Divine is individuating into infinite manifestations in order to have well-being, expression, and connection. Remember the metaphor of the child daydreaming I sharedin the first post?

So, what questions do you have? What resonates with you and what doesn’t? What could be more clear? Please let me know in the comments section below and help me in clarifying this view.

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In my last post, I gave the “elevator speech” introduction to Synthesism, a new spiritual perspective of reality. This leads me to…

Why call it Synthesism?

Synthesis /ˈsɪnθɪsɪs/ (noun) — 1. The combination of components or elements to form a connected whole.
Etymology — From the Greek synthesis “composition, a putting together,” from syntithenai “put together, combine,” from syn- “together” (see syn-) + tithenai “to put, to place,”

Synthesis is in contrast to analysis which separates something into its elements.

Like I wrote about in my first post, the Divine manifests by separating or individuating into combinations of awareness, energy, matter. Those who share the spiritual perspective of Synthesism are called Synthesists because the view inspires them to reintegrate into the whole (the Divine) by increasingly synthesizing or integrating experiences of seemingly opposite or separate things as all unique, diverse expressions of the Divine.

This is the main path and the goal of Synthesism: to experience everything as the Divine, including oneself, while also experiencing the diversity within the unity. Because human perception is limited, one must also leave room for mystery, or what we do not understand. Therefore, this view could be summed up with the formula “both/and + mystery.”



Also, Synthesism is named the way it is because it is a view that has developed from pieces of insights and lived experiences gathered together across my life. As I mentioned in the first post, this includes: study of Neopagan theologies, especially Wicca; Hindu and Buddhist Tantra philosophies; Advaita philosophy; Taoist philosophy; as well as scientific theories. It also grows from cooperative conversation and pondering with others who share this perspective or think that they might. That is why this new spiritual perspective is called “Synthesism.”

Do you like the name Synthesism? Why or why not? What does it remind you of? How is it similar or different from other views you have encountered?

So, really, what do you think? Please comment and let me know. You can be part of the process of clarifying the view!

Please join me for my next post where I will elaborate further on the Divine of Synthesism and what the Divine needs. Yes, needs! I post a new installment every two Saturdays.

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A New Spiritual Perspective Inspired by Wicca, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, & Science

Picture a child sitting alone and blissfully daydreaming. This daydream is elaborate, full of sights, sounds, and smells. The child creates the settings and the characters. Some of the characters have bodies and some do not. Some of the characters have a lot of awareness and some of them have a little. The child experiences the daydream through the perspective of the characters, but when that happens the child loses self-awareness and forgets that this is a daydream. But the daydream is where the child is witnessed, understood, and loved. The daydream is where the child has self-expression. The daydream helps the child’s growth and well-being. As the child can change the daydream, the daydream changes the child.

Now, imagine that the daydream is real and it is the reality that you are living. It is even more than that; it is the whole universe made up of combinations of energy, matter, and awareness. That child is the Creator, the Source of All, the Ultimate Self, the Divine playfully individuating into infinite diverse characters. The characters without bodies are the Divine manifesting as spirits or deities. The characters with bodies are rocks, plants, animals, and human beings.

You are one of these characters. You are a unique manifestation of the Divine. You are the means by which the Divine can experience expression, connection, and well-being. Completely human and completely divine.

Any questions?

This view is a spiritual perspective I have named “Synthesism.” I will attempt to elaborate this view further through this blog.

But I need your help. Yes, you, the reader! Please tell me your thoughts on this view. Let me know what this reminds you of and how it is similar or different. Please ask me your questions. Let me know what isn’t clear. This is an interactive co-creative process that will reveal best with many minds synthesizing together.

So, really, what do you think? Please leave a comment below.

In my next post, I am going to attempt to explain why I am calling this spiritual view of reality Synthesism. I will be posting a new installment every other Saturday.

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