Selfish hypnotists pose as spiritual teachers. They usually attempt to suborn their pupil's intellect, in order to make him their obedient slave. When the latter is frightened to use his reasoning and critical faculties upon the claims made, he readily becomes a mere puppet in the hands of his mental "Master." Intellect is not to be abandoned, but to be rightly understood. Its doubts of the divine are to be cast aside; its scepticism of the Ineffable may be discarded; but its powers of reason and logic are not therefore to be destroyed at the unscrupulous bidding of some pseudo-sage.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 7: The Path of Individuality > # 77