The thing you’ve got to realize
is that the polytheist and the atheist live in the same world
and are witness to the same events.
It’s just that the polytheist is sensitive enough to discern the pattern of the divine.
It has a feel, a scent. Everything goes a bit slanty when it’s near.
But you know, you recognize it.
How does the musician hear the tune?
How does the artist see what isn’t there yet?
How does the dancer move so?
Intimacy with Gods and Spirits is a grace
– it does not happen unless they will it.
We are in darkness until initiation opens our eyes.
And once that happens, there’s no going back.
It’s fine to find religion from a book.
But there comes a time when you need to start doing religion
and not just being religious.