The fact that astrology nevertheless yields valid results proves that it is not the apparent positions of the stars which work, but rather the times which are measured or determined by arbitrarily named stellar positions. Time thus proves to be a stream of energy filled with qualities and not, as our philosophy would have it, an abstract concept or precondition of knowledge.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
Philosophy must indeed recognize the possibility that the people rise to it, but must not lower itself to the people.
Philosophy is by its nature something esoteric, neither made for the mob nor capable of being prepared for the mob.