I believe that mind control by someone who loves is OK.
The hard part is to discern, whether he (they) really love.
In my home country, Ukraine, right now there are a gazillion monks, many of them quite young, who tell their "groupies" (sorry for this blunt term) that acquiring a taxpayer's number means making a deal with Satan, as Rev. 13:16-18 most explicitly says. They also tell their "faithful" that if they brush their teeth prior to the Divine Liturgy, they will most certainly burn in hell for all eternity. And there are priests, belonging to a "canonical" jurisdiction, who sell to their faithfull the time share when the faithful can put the "slippers worn by Christ" on their feet, so that they (the faithful) will be thus cured from illnesses.
In Ukraine as well as in the West, also, there are some who say that if we do not pay attention to dudes who wrote, one time or other, that the Earth is the center of the universe or that all biological species were not created on the exact days Scripture tells us they were - then we aren't Orthodox and, again, will burn in hell for all eternity.
What I love about Holy Orthodoxy is that dumbasses like the above will never take over it. Because we are the Church, the Body of Christ. We do not submit to mind control exercised by freaks. Gates of Hades will not overcome us.