Concrete Examples: Mental vs Physical As you start out abstract, my mind tries to concretize to grasp your implications. For example: Say you are taught "Sex is bad, except with your life-long mate." So you want to experiment and have careless sex and contract disease or cheapen the meaning of relationships. Well, the wisdom of the "rigid rule" is that it protects from that, albeit by overshooting, whereas the "black magic" may be freeing but devastating. Now you have a little more 'self-knowledge', 'independent thought', a 'creative manifestation', but at what cost -- perhaps a corruption of valuable 'moral clarity' hidden in a rigid code. This objection is obvious, so I await to see if you address it. In this section, you only give two examples of black magic: harmlessly waving a sword in the woods and conjuring demons, and visualization meditations in seeing yourself as a wrathful demon. So maybe you aren't actually thinking of real dark practices -- having multiple playful sex partners, eating feces and sacrificing children as a means of liberation. Or maybe that is coming in the next chapter. I proceed.