Officially, esoteric practices are not a part of the Body&Mind System. But in fact, this world and we in it are “esoteric.”
The word “esoteros” in Greek means “internal, hidden, secret”
It is believed that Esotericism is an occult magical knowledge, rituals, and so on. This view is a consequence of medieval believes. When ordinary people who did not belong to the church supremacy knew more than they were supposed to, they were burnt at the stake and tortured. For people of that time, the words “knowledge” and “development” were associated with fear, prohibition, and mortal sin.
If you are a person who considers himself or herself a developing personality, then regardless of your religious believes and skin color, you know that it is easier to control a person whose level of consciousness is closer to an animal (when almost all attention is focused on the physical aspect).