Mixing the Mystical Paths causes Psychological Damage

It is not hard to imagine why religion has always been an instigator of war when you realize that mixing the spiritual practices from different religions can cause real psychological harm. The Kundalini overload experience is now being documented by science. When experience of mystical practices feels more like torture than bliss, who wouldn’t want to kill someone for causing such pain?

I have spent 15 years researching the major religions to find out why those who seek a deep personal relationship with the divine often suffer physically and psychologically. My research revealed that most cultures have two completely different methods of spiritual transformation buried within their scriptures. They are:

The Hero’s Journey or Warrior’s Path, which uses Kundalini to kill the ego.

The Grail Path or Virgin’s Path, which uses the Light or Grace to grow the spirit and give birth to the divine child.

It seems that psychological breakdown takes place when the spiritual path you follow does not harmonize with the make-up of your inner being. The key to selecting a beneficial spiritual path is personality type.

The Hero’s Journey is for the intellectual types.

The Grail Path is for the creative and emotional types.

The ancient system of inner transformation developed specifically to help creative and emotional people spans many cultures and has many names. This spiritual path is celebrated for its ability to bring hope, peace, and clarity to the creative and emotional person. Buddhist’s know it as The Flower Sermon. Taoist’s call it The Secret of the Golden Flower. Christian’s identify with the legends of The Holy Grail. The Holy Grail is not an object. It is a system of mystical transformation, or a spiritual path, used by mystics. A mystic is a person who has direct personal contact with the divine energies. After spending time following the advise of the ancient scriptures, I discovered that the platter, the cup, and all the other portrayals of the Holy Grail are actually levels of spiritual attainment.

Once we understand that there is a yin and yang to spiritual development, the spiritual practices of every society will be honored for the knowledge they contain. When both paths are understood and honored, everyone will have the opportunity to reach their highest human potential.


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Killing the Ego is not for Everyone

Enlightenment has been a male dominated achievement for over 2000 years. The advent of One God commanded that there be only one spiritual path. The process of individuation or enlightenment, along this spiritual path, required the killing of the ego. This tenant still holds true today.

Ego consists of narrow thought patterns that lead to condemnation and judgment of anything that does not fit within its constricted parameters. Love and caring then becomes a weapon for getting others to conform to your way of thinking. So, killing the ego would widen the viewpoint and allow compassion to manifest within the soul. Practices and doctrines of this spiritual path use methods to intensify feeling and instill compassion.

Creative and emotional people, however, do not think; they feel. When the practices that intensify feeling are followed, the emotional system of the creative person becomes overwhelmed causing stress, anxiety, and depression. Extended periods of stress can lead to health issues and can even cause insanity. In the forth and fifth century, church leaders like Augustine of Hippo and Jerome considered women to be morally and spiritually inferior to men. Those who had creative and emotionally based personalities were then denied pastoral rights and relegated to the fringes of the spiritual society.

The sad fact is that there is a spiritual path designed specifically for creative and emotional people. It is found in almost every culture of the world. This path brings peace to the emotions and clarity to the mind. The Taoists have outlined this path in The Secrets of the Golden Flower. Buddha revealed this path with his Flower Sermon. The tales of The Holy Grail detail the levels of attainment for this spiritual path.

The goal of enlightenment is to balance the heart and the mind. If you have mind then practices that open the heart are the best path for you. If you have heart, then the practices that strengthen the mind are what are needed.

Aashni Spiritual Living is a publisher of meditation books, meditation journals, and The Mystical Transformation Series. Our books include: The Grail Path, ½ Minute Meditations, Multiple Meditation Journals, and Jesus’ Wedding.


Mischa V Alyea is the author of The Grail Path: Achieving Mystical Transformation for the Creative and Emotional Person. She is also the Founder of Aashni Spiritual Living.




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The Grail Path has Arrived!

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The First of our Mystical Transformation Series

If you are a creative-emotional person

or are a spiritual professional that guides 

creative-emotionals then this book is for you.


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Mystical Transformation should never cause catastrophic psychological breakdown.

The Grail Path is an ancient system of inner transformation developed specifically for creative and emotional personality types.

In this book, the creative-emotional person and the trained spiritual advisor will learn:

  • Why ego-killing spiritual transformation systems are detrimental to the physical, psychological, and spiritual health of creative-emotional personalities.
  • The four basic personalities that are encompassed within the creative-emotional personality category.
  • The natural progression of inner transformation for a creative-emotional personality.

The Good News is:

If you have experienced an energy imbalance then the devastation can be reversed. Spiritual practices and rituals are designed to invoke and enhance one of the two Divine Energies. By changing the practices and rituals you can change the energy that runs through through the spiritual system.

I know this because I have done it. The first time took me 10 years. The second time took me 5 years. The third time took only 12 weeks to recover and rebalance my energies. You can do it for yourself or as a spiritual professional you can help others reverse the damage and reach their highest spiritual potential.


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