Deterioration in spiritual matters usually ends up with fossil rituals, bereft from nourishment and emptied from spiritual marrow. This is how most religious activities form. In this image a Tursic community has gathered round to celebrate the preparation for war. A young person is first tested and induced into charmed state by a sorceror. If the test is successful a youth can now trained to shed past automatisms which would make killing or injuring a person very difficult, such as teaching military exercises, and after a celebration is sent to murder a person in the name of the faith. This method is well known and has another name which you know of: mind control. Note two things: that the power and audience of this practice has increased in power in these later days, and that in some case sorcerors have been able to do it from afar, without ever having the need to meet the initiate.