“The further back one recedes into the darkness of the prehistoric ages, the more philosophical does the prototype figure of the later Satan appear.
Who the great “Deceiver” really is, one can ascertain by searching for him with open eyes and an unprejudiced mind, in every old cosmogony and scripture.
It is the anthropomorphized Demiurge, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, when separated from the collective Hosts of his fellow-Creators, whom, so to speak, he represents and synthesizes.
It is now the God of theologies. “The thought is father to the wish.”
Once upon a time, a philosophical symbol left to preserve human fancy; afterwards fashioned into a fiendish, deceiving, cunning, and jealous God.”
H. P. Blavatsky