Polygnostic Ways is a blog dedicated to transforming the collective understanding of divinity, and empowering those who have a sense of divinity to navigate the confusing potpourri of concepts, institutions, and claims surrounding the divine in the world today.
This blog does not claim to have absolute answers regarding the nature of the divine, or regarding the natures of specific divinities. This is an agnostic venture which seeks to explore the ways in which people observe, understand, and interact with the divine; because while the absolute nature of the divine cannot be known, it is also true that many people have personal gnosis— personal knowledge of the divine gleaned from experiences and contemplation.
For some, divine connection and knowledge are crucial to fulfillment. One need only to look at the vast history of mystical experiences and deep religious devotion to understand that people are capable of varying degrees of such connection, and that people seek it in earnest. That has not changed today, and it should not be expected to change even as scientific research has made it clear that many holy books’ narratives are unlikely to be literally true. The yearning for the divine is more than dogma or superstition.
As such it needs to be addressed in a responsible way, just like any other yearning. Furthermore, it is important to note that it is a yearning which can be satisfied. What seekers in this vein chase after isn’t nonexistent, because such people also find what they are looking for, and more often than one might think.
Whether you are such a seeker, or someone who has found your divinity, or someone who is hoping to gain a better understanding of what people seek in the divine and why, welcome! May this be a valuable resource for you.