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  1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.

Monad may refer to:

Philosophy

  • Monad (philosophy) a term meaning "unit" used by philosophers to signify a variety of entities from a genus to God.
  • Monism, the concept of "one essence" in the metaphysical and theological theory
  • Monad (Gnosticism), the most primal aspect of God in Gnosticism
  • Monadology, a book of philosophy by Gottfried Leibniz in which monads are a basic unit of perceptual reality
  • Monadologia Physica by Immanuel Kant
  • The Cup or Monad, a text in the Corpus Hermetica

Theosophy

  • The Monad is the combination of the last two principles in man, the 6th and the 7th. Properly speaking, the term "individual monad" applies to the dual soul (Atmi-Buddhi), not to its highest spiritual vivifying principle.

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