YOU must not think that the gods are without employment, explained Synesius, the Greek bishop of Ptolemais.
The idea is developed by theosophist W. Q. Judge in his article “Cycles,” about the duty of the ancient gods to watch over humanity:
“For they descend according to orderly periods of time,” Synesius wrote,
“… for the purpose of imparting a beneficent impulse in the republics of mankind.”
“For this providence is divine and most ample, which frequently through one man pays attention to and affects countless multitudes of men.”