> ""Initiation uses non-ordinary states to elevate consciousness
> and infuse it with a mytho-poetic awareness of reality.
> Indoctrination uses the same methods to transform consciousness
> but use these techniques to constrict and deaden awareness, to
> make human beings subservient to a hierarchical structure of
> power and domination.""
> Neither of these processes produces a free being, they both
> produce a worker of mental commitment to the learned ideas, who
> is now less free than he was before he acquired this knowledge!
Totally disagree. Initiation by a true, living teacher is the ONLY event that will--at some point down the road--produce a free soul.