When people find out that I’m a witch, the first question they usually ask is “What about God?” Let’s be clear, I believe in God. I believe that there is one all-knowing, all-seeing creator/destroyer, primary source of energy at the center of the spiritual universe. All things begin with God and all things end with God.
The problem is this; God (with a big “G”) is so big and so powerful that we would be obliterated if we ever came face to face with it. It’s kinda like plutonium. Plutonium may be a good source of energy but you don’t want to be in the same room with it. Therefore, for us to have a conversation with it, that energy has to be mellowed. That’s where the higher beings come in.
Gods/goddesses/orishas/loas/angels etc. are all smaller bits of the whole. Each gear may turn on it’s own but all the gears working together turn the clock hands.
Now, what form those beings take depends on us. If you need God to show up as a large, black woman, so be it. If you need God to be a hippie-white guy with long hair and sandals, that’s not a problem. If you are more comfortable having a conversation with a person with the head of a jackal and a cute miniskirt on, that can be handled too. It’s the message, not the messenger.
What you have to remember is that all the higher beings are working for the same boss and the same plan (“the highest good”). Anything that isn’t working for the highest good is evil by definition. There may be some confusion on how to get to that highest good but everyone wants the same end results. If you look at the myths from around the world, most of the “pagan” (multi-god) religions believed that all the deities came from one central source.