Idolaters and Idolatry

Idolatry consists in the materialisation of spiritual Mysteries: They are Idolaters who understand the things of Sense where the things of the Spirit are alone implied, and who conceal the true Features of the Gods with material and spurious presentations. Idolatry is Materialism, the common and original Sin of Men, which replaces Spirit by Appearance, Substance by Illusion, and leads both the moral and intellectual Being into error, so that they substitute the Nether for the Upper, and the Depth for the Height.” (Anna Kingsford. Clothed With the Sun. See Illumination “Concerning the Interpretation of the Mystical Scriptures” , Pt. I, Nº. V; emphasis added)