Would you agree that under special circumstances wine can help in sickness? According to clairvoyant observations by many adepts wine in three finger quantity can help cleanse our astral body when we are sick. Regular use has cumulative effect thus dangerous. Does VM Samael forbid even this kind of use for curative purposes under moderation? I want to clarify because many people on the path is calling it fanaticism. Thank you. I have shared a reference so that you understand my perspective on this.
'"You may ask Me what physical exercises are useful in Agni Yoga. I advise a short period of pranayama in the morning, no longer than five minutes. One should abstain from meat, except smoked meats. Vegetables, fruit, milk, and cereals are always beneficial. All alcohol is barred, except for curative purposes. Narcotics, such as opium, are inimical to Agni Yoga. Cloudy skies are burdensome for an Agni Yogi. I advise insulating one's footwear with rubber and taking morning walks, avoiding smoky air. With courage must all events of life be faced, for it is impossible to decide where is the good and where the bad. He who brings the true Yoga into life fulfills his greatest mission. Thus, before us is the foundation of Agni Yoga." Agni Yoga by Master Morya thru Helena Roerich
There are people who claim that avoiding alcohol is fanatical, thus they drink to "prove" they are not "fanatics." By that reasoning, they should also fornicate, take drugs, murder, rob, and in general perform all the other actions that lead to suffering.
And who are these idiots who seek to negotiate with Satan? Listen, my friends! With the sinister demon Algol, it is impossible to make compromises, arrangements, or any kind of crooked deal. Alcohol is very treacherous and sooner or later will stab us in the back.
As you can see in the medicine book, there are medicinal uses for alcohol, but in very small doses. Yet once again, many people drink it for "medicinal purposes," when in reality they are drinking it because of desire for it.
You should also understand that all that theosophist material was for the previous era.