I know for many agnostic pagans, they can still connect with the gods on a psychological level, as a construct within the psyche. The Four Queens has several fascinating videos* on her YouTube channel where she talks about how as a pantheist she connects to her gods, who she sees not as discrete Divine Beings, but more as psychological archetypes.
|"Moon Witch" by MotleyMitch on Deviant Art:|
See, I've always recognized something of myself in my gods when I meet with them on the astral plane. I always know when it's truly them, though, by a strong feeling of ...well, divinity (not sure how else to say it! It's a feeling I don't really have a word for.) How strongly I see myself in them is depends a lot on things like how open or "plugged in" I am at that moment and how strongly they have decided to (or are able to) come through.
I think that the "me" I recognize in them really is a part of me. Like, a facet of my psyche or spirit that serves as an internal concept or archetype of that deity, and that piece of me connects with my god, and that combined/connected sort of being is who I perceive. I suspect that internal archetype also allows the gods to come through better for possession, like something they can more easily fit in to and use to their Will.
I can't know if this way of experiencing deity is permanent, or maybe it's just in place until I am better prepared or able to experience them more fully without the more relatable filter of "me"-ness.
I'm curious how other people experience their gods. Do you see them as Divine Beings? Do you feel like you connect to them in a similar way?
*That's 3 separate links - I highly recommend watching all 3 videos when you have time!