But I certainly would not throw out the Critical baby with the Intellectual bathwater. Because all to often those claiming to have grown into the higher consciousness, are merely skirting the parameters of astral worlds (e.g. inner vital mental). In fact I would not trust anyone claiming to be in the "higher consciousness" because to make such a claim would IMO be oxymoronic to being in that higher state.
Therefore this particular critique to me smacks of the IY invective accusing one of mentalizing, which is an invective that fails absolutely, and which I have deconstructed in other places. The fact is if you read the Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo does affirm the intellectual path as also a way to the Divine.