Higher Consciousness

Psychic competence requires access to higher states of consciousness. It also requires knowledge of chakras and the means to stimulate and activate them safely, allowing the opening of the Third Eye.

And the key to this is meditation. The problem is, as Aleister Crowley found out, meditation is so demanding and boring it can easily drive one to madness.

Seeking shortcuts, adepts and black magicians, through the ages, have tried to achieve higher consciousness through occult means - ritual, drugs and blood sacrifice etc. However, while these things may expand the mind temporarily, they also weaken it, making it dependent upon and subservient to superhuman, god-like intelligences that will possess and torment any unfortunate souls foolish enough to seek contact. Even though these individuals may appear to be wealthy, successful and enigmatic to casual observers.