“The Church enforces belief in a personal god and a personal devil, while Occultism shows the fallacy of such a belief.
If our modern philosophers – preceded by the mediaeval scholars – have helped themselves to more than one fundamental idea of antiquity, theologians have built their God and his Archangels, their Satan and his Angels, along with the Logos and his staff, entirely out of the dramatis personae of the old heathen Pantheons.
They would have been welcome to these, had they not cunningly distorted the original characters, perverted the philosophical meaning, and taking advantage of the ignorance of Christendom – the result of long ages of mental sleep during which humanity was permitted to think only by proxy – tossed every symbol into the most inextricable confusion.
One of their most sinful achievements in this direction, was the transformation of the divine alter ego into the grotesque Satan of their theology.
May we not then be permitted to drag the deep rivers of the Past, and thus bring to the surface the root idea that led to the transformation of the Wisdom-God, who had first been regarded as the creator or everything that exists, into an Angel of Evil?
We need not go out of the way to compare the pagan demons of either Egypt, India, or Chaldea with the devil of Christianity, for no such comparison is possible.
But we may stop to glance at the biography of the Christian Devil, a piratical reprint of the Chaldeo-Judean mythology.”
H. P. Blavatsky