Independence in spiritual seeking, a mind kept wide open for new and true ideas, discrimination between appearances and reality behind them--these are what will lead a man in the end to discover and know things for himself. Let him keep his common sense and keep outside all fantastic religious cults, with their hocus-pocus. Let him avoid the sheer lunacy which masquerades in certain circles as mysticism. There is nothing to be gained from the grotesque characters who form the membership of certain cults nor from the self-appointed Masters or Messiahs who lead them.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 7: The Path of Individuality > # 61