An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen.
From the Greek word meaning "unit." Pythagoras used the word to denote the first number of a series, and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz used the word to denote the unextended, simple, soullike basic elements of the universe.
means unity or unit, and Leibniz argued in Monadology that only units can be substances.
(1) Among the Pythagoreans (followers of Pythagoras) the monad was the first thing that came into existence. The monad begot the dyad, which begot the numbers, the numbers begat points, which begot lines, which begat two-dimensional entities, which begat three-dimensional entities, which begat bodies, which begot the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up. The monad was thus a central concept in the cosmology of the Pythagoreans, who held the belief that the world was - literally - built up by numbers. (2) Within certain variations of Gnosticism, especially those inspired by Monoimus, the Monad was the higher being which created lesser gods, or elements (similar to aeons). This view was according to Hippolytus inspired by the Pythagoreans.
The ultimate, indivisible unit of matter. (See _Molecule_.) According to Leibnitz, as nearly as he seems willing to be understood, the monad has body without bulk, and mind without manifestation -- Leibnitz knows him by the innate power of considering. He has founded upon him a theory of the universe, which the creature bears without resentment, for the monad is a gentlmean. Small as he is, the monad contains all the powers and possibilities needful to his evolution into a German philosopher of the first class -- altogether a very capable little fellow. He is not to be confounded with the microbe, or bacillus; by its inability to discern him, a good microscope shows him to be of an entirely distinct species.
An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
The elementary and indestructible units which were conceived of as endowed with the power to produce all the changes they undergo, and thus determine all physical and spiritual phenomena.
(fr Gk monas, "one, unit") Indivisible, divine center of every living being, atomic to cosmic.
Monad: means "one"; another term for Mighty I Am Presence - our individualized spark of God; a co-creative point source of focus within God's presence that contains the perfect expression and microcosm of the macrocosm of the "I Am That I Am," emulating the perfect flow of Love, Light & Power from the Source. According to Djwhal Khul, God created 60 billion monads in our planetary system, and each of these monads creates 12 oversoul projections, which each in turn create 12 soul extensions or incarnated personalities (one of which is you).
the Third Octave of Being. When the Soul unites with this ensouling entity, you become an Adept.
A human soul.
a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
A symbol in its aspect as a center of one's total literary experience; related to Hopkins's term "inscape" and to Joyce's term "epiphany."
a self-contained world of experience, which gets no input from objects or other people because there aren't any
An essential physical-plane experience.
a way to implement side effekts in a pure language
a way to structure computati
a way to structure computations in terms of values and sequences of computations using those values