Many are those who project their imaginings outside themselves and create gods “in their own image and likeness.” The powers they would adore are those that can grant them all the boons they yearn for in this world and the next. They are answered by Christ’s word: “Ye know not what ye ask” (Mark 10:38).
Their wish is for an idol to protect and favor them, or else for a divine being who can be loved possessively. But the paradises, like gods, are made by men according to their desires, and their misfortune will be that they will often find what they have imagined. But what we can imagine is no part of the inexpressible Divine.
Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 78
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