What harm is there in achieving a higher state of consciousness through meditation?
I just read an article, shared by a friend in our AC (Adult Communities are like Sunday School) at our church. Douglas Groothuis wrote in Christianity Today about the dangers of Yoga and Meditation a few years ago. Here is the link to the article "Dangerous Meditations"
"Yoga, deeply rooted in Hinduism,
essentially means to be "yoked"
with the divine.
...The goal is to find God within
their own beings,
since God (Brahman) and the self (Atman)
are really one. "
"Suspending our critical
capacities through meditation
opens the soul to deception
and even to spiritual bondage."