The God Above God
Once upon a time in a realm far, far away there was an entity in an infinite sea of nothingness. From this entity (the Absolute), emanated a creative force. This creative force longed to emulate the Absolute and in turn created other creative forces, producing a hierarchy of divine beings.
One of the lower creative forces so created was an abomination, an arrogant beast who did not obey his own creator. This lower creative force, in turn, fashioned man out of the Chaos from already-existing divine essences and man then promptly fell into matter. Despite containing the divine spark, man looked outside of himself for the Creator.
Now, the god of man was a jealous god who took himself for the Absolute. So he told man that “I am God and there is no other God besides me”. So man worshipped him as the one true god without ever realizing that there was another god above him.