>>But I would also say that without his initiation of you--with both of you being alive in the physical body--you will not go beyond mind
What exactly is so special about a physical initiation? ... so somebody dunks my head in a pool of water and that's supposed to initiate me? LOL :D ....... What if my initiation is in the Holy Spirit ...... not born of water, but of spirit ....... as John would say ( you do seem to believe what John says to be truth I assume, since you quote John to support your "adept" theory)
>>"She"--my teacher is a woman. And she got her knowledge from her experience of her merging with God
So she was initiated in the flesh or in the spirit - did God come down to her in the flesh then?
>>"One with the Father".
As are we all are, once we "realize" it through the inner path.
Why do we have to follow religious ritual to access the Father? How about just saying "HI Dad, I'm here ... are you listening?" In my experience it's as simple as that ... my personal experience that is.
Would that inner path be spiritual or fleshly?