There is a similarity in nature and results on a number of points between the dictator-worship which has appalled us in recent times and the guru-worship which still runs riot in ashrams. The attitude of these followers to their guru is psychologically fascistic. Such pitiful self-surrender will not promote a man's spiritual progress. On the contrary, it will only cheat him out of establishing conscious contact with his own higher self.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 7: The Path of Individuality > # 6