I just read this pithy bit in the Gnostic Gospel of Phillip:
"No one would hide a beautiful and valuable object
Under a lovely cover, but often vast monies are held
in a bag worth only a penny.
Consider the soul. It is a precious spirit and it came
in a contemptible body."
But there are these other bits that make you wonder if Phillip was high:
"God is a man-eater. So people are sacrificed to him.
Before humans were sacrificed, it was the animals,
because those they were eaten by were not gods."