The following extract from an ancient Greek work is interesting given our time frame
"Do you not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven, or, to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and
work in heaven have been transferred to earth below?
Nay, it should rather be said that the whole Kosmos dwells in this our land (the Greeks?) as in its sanctuary. And yet, since it is fitting that wise
men should have knowledge of all events before they come to pass, you must not be left in ignorance of this: there will come a time when it will be
seen that in vain have the Egyptians honoured the deity with heartfelt piety and assiduous service; and all our holy worship will be found bootless
and ineffectual. For the gods will return from earth to heaven.
Egypt will be forsaken, and the land which was once the home of religion will be left desolate, bereft of the presence of its deities.......O
Egypt, Egypt, of thy religion nothing will remain but an empty tale, which thine own children in time to come will not believe; nothing will be left
but graven words, and only the stones will tell of thy piety. And in that day men will be weary of life, and they will cease to think the universe
worthy of reverent wonder and of worship......Darkness will be preferred to light, and death will be thought more profitable than life; no one will
raise his eyes to heaven.....And so the gods will depart from mankind, a grievous thing!, and only evil angels will remain, who will mingle with men,
and drive the poor wretches by main force into all manner of reckless crime, into wars, and robberies, and frauds, and all things hostile to the
nature of the soul. Then will the earth no longer stand unshaken, and the sea will bear no ships; heaven will not support the stars in their orbits,
nor will the stars pursue their constant course in heaven; all voices of the gods will of necessity be silenced and dumb; the fruits of the earth will
rot; the soil will turn barren, and the very air will sicken in sullen stagnation. After this manner will old age come upon the world. Religion will
be no more; all things will be disordered and awry; all good will disappear.
But when all this has befallen, Asclepius, then the Master and Father, God, the first before all, the maker of that god who first came into being,
will look on that which has come to pass, and will stay the disorder by the counterworking of his will, which is the good. He will call back to the
right path those who have gone astray; he will cleanse the world from evil, now washing it away with water-floods, now burning it out with fiercest
fire, or again expelling it by war and pestilence. And thus he will bring back his world to its former aspect, so that the Kosmos will once more be
deemed worthy of worship"
Excerpts from the dialog with Asclepius
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