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« Reply #9: July 04, 2010, 10:02:02 pm »

I never thought of it that way, but I like the image. Do you think that different cross-sections are linked in some way by being all part of the same divinity, so that engaging with one can affect others? For example, appealing to the moon to help with a rowdy baboon? (...that sounded more comical than I intended.)

I wish I could remember the technical terms I have from my reading, and unfortunately I'm some three thousand miles away from my reference books, heh.

I would say "Only if the god wants them to be".  It's like, to do a very poor metaphor: if you're talking with a hydra, just because you've discussed matters with one head doesn't necessarily have any influence on the head over there.  If you want to affect the whole creature, you have to interact with the body - the god - rather than just its bau and iru.
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