Religions require people to believe in themselves and in God. If we could actually access the promised wonders, you wouldn’t need to believe ! In other words, the requirement is the very evidence of the lie at the core of religions.
This demonstration as caricatured as it is, still reflects a poor reality: if everyone had psychic abilities, religious formalism supposed to grant us access to the deity would be useless. Corollary: the religions have a vital interest to turn away people from any possible access to the deity, while giving us as countermark for the heaven a duty of blind belief altogether with a promise of salvation. We remain faithful to the religion. Others would say, captive.
Why is this faith often accompanied by sexual prohibition? The explanation is twofold: religion ensures monopoly of access to the divine, prohibiting a priori what constitutes the natural access. Yet it is possible that some religious leaders have had the intuition that the cause of the failure lay in spiritual degradation of sexuality (hence the notion of sin in the flesh). Lacking better explanations, they anathematized sex in general, preserving the necessities of reproduction.
Note also that religious faith is studded with doubt, even among the greatest saints. The phenomenon is explained again by the fact that faith is a form of mystification, so that it generates at the unconscious level a reactional formation (hypertrophied faith, martyrs, and fundamentalism) or a clear rejection (atheism, rationalism, indifference). In any case, the question arises, whether in the form of crises, or more covert, marking the disagreement of our deep intuitions.
Natural extrasensory access frees us from this cumbersome problem. It replaces religious faith by a concrete access to the transcendent dimension and spiritual values. Instead of believing, to merey be is enough…