I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity.
Twilight of the Idols
7. Now to speak in a creaturely way, Sulphur, Mercurius, and Sal, are understood to be thus. S U L is the soul or the spirit that is risen up, or in a similitude [it is] God : P H U R is the prima materia, or first matter out of which the spirit is generated, but especially the harshness : Mercurius hath a fourfold form in it, viz. harshness, bitterness, fire, and water : Sal is the child that is generated from these four, and is harsh, eager, and a cause of the comprehensibility.
"Here, a religion is regarded as a menace to all political systems; therefore it, too, is a kind of political system, perhaps even an ultimate one. The concept of caritas (or agape) shows up in my writing as the key to the authentic human. The android, which is the unauthentic human, the mere reflex machine, is unable to experience empathy. In this story it is never clear whether Mercer is an invader from some other world. But he must be; in a sense all religious leaders are...but not from another planet as such."