Most mystics who claim to know God really know a mixture of their own reactions to the divine experience together with the experience itself, a blend of their own opinions and beliefs with what they have learned from the experience. This is because they are conditioned by their past history and present social surroundings as well as several other factors, and this conditioning shapes the understanding of the experience. Each person brings his individuality into it more or less according to the person. All religious mysticism of a sectarian kind, all sectarian revelations which have not been preceded by thorough discipline and training in philosophy belong to this order of experience.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 9: Inspiration and Confusion > # 62