The latest marvelous issue of Hinduism Today is out and hitting the streetts. Miracles still do happen. Prahlad Jani, a yogi from Rajasthan neither eats nor drinks. Don’t believe it? Neither did a lot of people in India. But he agreed to be put under observation, went to Mumbai and was sequestered in a room where doctors and medical workers all verified that he did fine with no food or water. Read about it in the October Issue of Hinduism Today!
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.