"I only ask that you enter my house with respect. To serve you I do not need your devotion, but your sincerity. Nor your beliefs, but your thirst for knowledge. Enter with your vices, your fears and your hatreds; from the greatest to the smaller ones, I can help you dissolve them. You can look at me and love me as a female, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister, as a friend, but never look at me as an authority above yourself. If the devotion you have for any god, is greater than the one you have for the God within you, you offend both and offend the one."
Translation of text written at the temple of the goddess Sekhmet. Egypt - Karnak Temple