is the belief that oneself is a deity
or the striving for personal apotheosis
. The term autotheism
can be used in the same sense (first attested in 1619), but it should be noted that the term has an unrelated meaning
as a technical term in Christology
Suitheism is a hybrid neologism coined by American occultists David Michael Cunningham and Traeonna A. R. Wagener with the same meaning
Self-deification can either involve the expectation of worship by other people, as in the case of divine kingship in imperial cults, or it can be the mystical notion of identity of the soul or the self with God (Unio Mystica, Advaita).
Modern instances of purported self-deification include: