THE POWER OF GODS LIE WITHIN

The ancient poets animated all sensible
objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them
by the names and adorning them with the
properties of the woods, rivers, mountains,
lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their
enlarged and numerous senses could perceive.

And particularly they studied the genius of
each city and country. Placing it under its 
mortal deity.

Till a system was formed, which some took 
advantage of and enslav'd the vulgar by 
attempting to realize or abstract the mental 
deities from their objects; thus began Priesthood.

Choosing forms of worship from Poetic tales.

And at length they announced that the Gods 
had ordered such things.

Thus men forgot that ALL deities reside in
the human breast.

  ----WILLIAM BLAKE