Warning: the bad guys won
People attack me here over and over again in the name of defending gurus like Gurdjieff. But they show they have been hypnotized by the slave master into being slaves.
So let me reiterate the critique pressed here of gurus of that kind: they can use your will because they have preached the need to surrender. They can play games with you and torture people for fun, and they do do this. Sufi degenerates can be quite scary. And now a new problem arises: ‘sufi’ gurus, already unrestrained, now use Crowley behind a sufi front.
You cannot play disciple in such environments.