Mind is a tricky thing. It delights with sensous perceptions and its own internal mechanism. Developed mind with an undeveloped heart can easily throw you on the black path.
Buddhism, a spiritual investigation and mind training other than a religious system, knows it very well.
Mind must be controlled by a vigorous will. It must be put quiet and alert in a positive-passive state. Than you´ll attain spiritual perception.
Transcend the mind is the key, freeing up of its delusional kaleidoscopic changes.