Sufis, the mystics of Islam, have employed poetic language as a way to convey their unorthodox teachings while protecting themselves from charges of heresy. We can see the same approach in the work of the Christian mystic Meister Eckhart.
After a very long initiation, I've come to the conclusion that
initiation is overrated. The problem with any initiatic journey
is initiation itself: Why, after all, is it necessary? Why are we never content in our own skin?
By definition, a conspiracy is a "surreptitious plan formulated in
secret by two or more persons." But within dominant reality constructs
of socialized consciousness, the most conspicuous conspiracy is often
self-perpetrated. The mechanisms of our perpetual self-creation are
obfuscated by the meandering of our Monkey Mind.
According to the Prophet Muhammad, the most pernicious form of idolatry
was the worship of one's self. Sufis of all forms were concerned with the
eradication of self-conceit, but the malamatiyya, in particular, became
renowned for accenting the efficacy of "blame," or relentless self-inquiry, in
eradicating all vestiges of egoism.