A rash resolve led him to mutilate himself that he might escape from the lusts of the flesh, and work unhindered in the instruction of the female sex.
Before the fall this influx was free and unhindered, and the conjunction of man with God and the creation complete, but from that time the connexion was interrupted and God had to interpose by successive dispensations.
We constantly meet with the idea that the soul, on leaving the body, finds its path to the highest heaven opposed by the deities and demons of the lower realms of heaven, and only when it is in possession of the names of these demons, and can repeat the proper holy formula, or is prepared with the right symbol, or has been anointed with the holy oil, finds its way unhindered to the heavenly home.
The tendency to create new forms of a god by wit tituting his worship in new local centres persisted through- god the whole course of Egyptian history, unhindered by the in i)osite tendency which made national out of local gods.
Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.