Contemporary notions of spiritual development seem to strengthen the very things that ancient forms sought to dismantle. Contemporary formulations appear to focus on saving our "self" while more ancient forms are focussed on saving us from our "self". I wonder what that's about?
"All methods are sacred if they are internally necessary. All methods are sins if they are not justified by internal necessity." Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
The Last Judgement 1912