miracles from the Dark Side.

Some people would object to  this but I have found it helpful for me to get perspective on cult goings on in the Jewish world by looking at parallel movements in the wider world. I think noticed someone mention this concerning people involved in Eastern cults.

Professor Moshe Idel coined the term ecstatic Kabalah but in essence this does not do justice the the phenomenon. Straight Torah can lead to genuine mystic experience I think. But mystics even from the middle ages do not seem to have powers any different than Hindu gurus. As I said it is helpful to do some comparing of the cult you are in with other cults that make the exact same claims and have the same miracles from the Dark Side.