The revelation gets entangled with the contributions of desires and fears, race and religion, yearnings and hates, community and heredity--that is, the ego. If the soul's voice is brought through faintly but the ego's echo strongly, the revealed message will be poor in quality. Seldom does the developing mystic align his consciousness with his essence and bring back the result unaffected by his individuality. Seldom is the revelation faithfully, completely, and perfectly brought down intact in every particular. On the contrary, it is usually and unconsciously adjusted to the human channel through which it passes.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 9: Inspiration and Confusion > # 91