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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