Where you in LSD-psychotherapy, Kundalini Yoga and altogether in most of the therapies in New Age spirituality, will seek to draw energy and content in from the collective images, then you in philosophical counseling will question whether the mind has to travel through all these dark and hidden corridors in order to come to the light.
The philosophical counselor will ask whether the mind, when it through one of these means, really is coming out in the light, whether this light then is the unknown, truth or reality, or whether the light and oneness are symbols.
If you confuse light and oneness with symbols, then this is a forgery, an inflation-creating enlargement of the Ego.
The philosophical counselor will ask, whether the light perhaps could be thought to originate from the known, from your own symbolical perspective, the recognized, and caused by search, struggle and hope.
The philosophical counselor will ask, whether you must through the burdensome process in order to discover the immeasurable, whether you can´t go around all this, and meet that which could be called reality or life itself.