Isis Unveiled: chapter III (The mirror of the soul)

“The philosopher-mathematician – the high priest of the “religion of the future” – taught his doctrine as do all his brother-prophets of our modern days. He deified “woman”, and furnished her with an altar; but the goddess had to pay for its use.

 
The rationalists had laughed at the mental aberration of Fourier; they had laughed at the St. Simonists; and their scorn for Spiritualism knew no bounds. The same rationalists and materialists were caught, like so many empty-headed sparrows, by the bird-lime of the new prophet’s rhetoric.

 
A longing for some kind of divinity, a craving for the “unknown”, is a feeling congenital in man; hence the worst atheists seem not to be exempt from it.

 
Deceived by the outward brilliancy of this ignus fatuus, the disciples followed it until they found themselves floundering in a bottomless morass.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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