When I criticize intellectuals and the emphasis they put on university studies, it is not because I think that intellectuals are ridiculous or wicked, nor that university studies are useless or harmful. No, my criticism lies with this tendency to believe that higher studies and intellectual work represent the absolute peak of knowledge and thought, as though there were nothing beyond! If Cosmic Intelligence has given human beings an intellect, it is so that they might use it – use it to carry out their work of research, analysis, measurement and comparison.

But as an instrument, the intellect has its limitations; the area we can explore with it is narrow and often contradictory. This is why we have to push our investigations further afield into the realm of the soul and the spirit; otherwise, we shall be forever pulled this way and that, always uncertain and dissatisfied.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov