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The risk is greater because a human emissary of the adverse element in Nature will automatically appear at critical moments and consciously or unconsciously seek hypnotically or passively to lead him astray as he or she has gone astray. Our own world-wide experience, embracing the written reports and spoken confidences of thousands of individual cases of mystical, yogic, and occult seekers, both Oriental and Occidental, has gravely taught the need of this warning.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 2 : Their Roots in Ego > # 56

-- Perspectives > Chapter 11: The Negatives > # 9