Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Embodied Divinity II

many morphic gods; the Wanderer
pure monotheism
one never incarnated god; prophets
Petrine and Pauline Christianity
a man raised up by God
apparent incarnation
many temporary descents
Johannine Christianity
one permanent embodiment
Krishna and Aslan
perennial embodiment

This sequence begins and ends with gods like men, and sometimes like animals. "Morphic" means anthropomorphic and sometimes zoomorphic: Anubis, Ganesh, the evolutionary avatars of Vishnu. The Wanderer is simply Odin/Wotan on Earth. Krishna is the supreme deity on Earth according to some of his devotees.

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