The way of the occult is one of blurred vision and mistaken choice. For those involved walk a way beset with inevitable dangers; and it is in every manner more difficult. It is not even more rapid to compensate for its danger, since it is less direct. It is a way strewn with camouflaged pitfalls. You can be safe--or sorry; choose which path you will follow: safe in the serene quest of the God within--or sorry after long years of dubious and dangerous occultism. The first is divine, the second dark. The first can result only in greater eventual happiness; the second often produces moral deterioration and mental derangement. The seeker after self-wisdom is not concerned with exploring the dormitories of the dead with the spiritist; neither does he seek, with the magician, to evoke those strange and terrible creatures which infest their entrances. The student who confuses Divine Truth with occultism or magic, with spiritualism or psychism, makes a great error.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 13: The Occult > # 2