“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