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AND ASURIC FORMS OF MYSTICISM
spiritual or yogic practices are used to promote a violent agenda,
to willfully harm others, or to force them to adopt a belief, that
mysticism becomes Asuric. This does not mean that it is necessarily
ineffective. An Asuric or militant mysticism can use the cultivation
of mystical states to provide a special occult or emotional energy
to its efforts.
Asuric practices of hypnosis or mind control can be quite
powerful in their results, getting people to do what they otherwise
would have been incapable of. Asuric mysticism can be cultivated as
readily as the Devic. It leads to non-yogic Samadhis, to delusionary
states of altered consciousness in which the ego can gain superhuman
powers. It creates a perverted idealism or self-righteousness that
can grant great courage or will power, as well as the ability to
incite the masses.