Deities have to become, as one great German scholar said, “transparent to the transcendent.”

Deities have to become, as one great German scholar said, “transparent to the transcendent.” The transcendent must show and shine through those deities. But it must shine through us, too, and through the spiritual things we are talking about.

-- Joseph Campbell
An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms (p. 70)
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