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Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby TemperanceXLee » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:29 am

Although I've been a witch for years, I'm still figuring out what I believe in as far as a higher power. I believe that Gods and Goddesses are more specific facets of One being. They tend to encompass certain qualities, and we label them as male and female. But that feels strange to me.
What are some gender neutral, singular names and beliefs? At this point I use the words Spirit and Universe, but I wonder if other people feel this way, and if so, what you use/believe

*Of course this is not to say that believing in specific Gods and Goddesses is wrong, it just feels confining to me.
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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby RyukaAscendant » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:46 pm

Deity is a gender neutral term.

But Brahman is gender neutral and from hinduism.
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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:35 pm

I use terms like deity and god-form to discuss individual character roles, and Greater Unified Consciousness &' The Universe (like you mentioned) for the Big Picture. The best I have been able to define for myself is "All of Us together are the One knowing itself as the Many"... But this doesn't address all the thoughts that rattle 'round in my poor wee brain.
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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby Lady_Lilith » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:06 pm

RyukaAscendant wrote:Deity is a gender neutral term.

But Brahman is gender neutral and from hinduism.

Yeah, I was going to bring this up. I would stop at saying "brahman is god", but some people believe it to be so. It is definitely the ultimate reality and lives within all.
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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby planewalker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:19 pm

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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby Siona » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:07 pm

TemperanceXLee wrote:What are some gender neutral, singular names and beliefs? At this point I use the words Spirit and Universe, but I wonder if other people feel this way, and if so, what you use/believe


I tend to focus more on specific deities (although, as it's happened, many of those deities don't fit so neatly into male/female or are more personified concepts, so...), but I do believe in sort of something bigger 'behind' them all, so to speak. I have a few terms I use for this, most commonly simply The Divine, but also The Creator is common. Which doesn't work so well if you don't believe this being to be a/the creator, of course. As was mentioned, sometimes Deity does the trick, as well as The Universe, as you said. Occasionally I use The Unknown/Unknowable, to get at the vastness of it all.
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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby Kassandra » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:54 pm

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I've heard people use these:

All in All
All That Is
Higher Power
The I Am
Infinite Intelligence
Highest and Best
Chosen Ideal
Great Spirit
Mother/Father God
Mind




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Re: Non-gendered being/Diety name

Postby ZippyZoo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:18 pm

I'm looking for this too. Leaving Christianity, I've kept the concept of the holy spirit, because I've felt it, but I can't keep the 'holy' in the term because it takes me back to the holy trinity.

I like the term Great Spirit, but for me I'm aware that it's a translation of a native american concept/god, and I want to be more original than that and even if I just want the phrase, I can't really shake off that knowledge and it'll make it inconvenient to use if I'm just thinking that everytime I pray to it or commune with it. I can't go to my language for it because it's also christian or christianized. Unless, I change my programming I suppose.

Anyways I just searched "great" into google and found my way to "almighty" in thesaurus.com hehe ( http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/almighty ) and it looks promising. I wish there were more synonyms for immanent
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