Daily Zohar 4528
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4528

Hebrew translation:

178. אָמְרוּ, נֵלֵךְ עִם הָאִישׁ הַזֶּה וְנִרְאֶה. אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק, אָסוּר לָנוּ. אִם הָיָה הוֹלֵךְ לְאִישׁ גָּדוֹל יְרֵא חֵטְא, כְּמוֹ נַעֲמָן לֶאֱלִישָׁע, נֵלֵךְ אַחֲרָיו. עַכְשָׁו שֶׁהוּא הוֹלֵךְ לִרְחוֹקֵי הָעוֹלָם, רְחוֹקֵי הַתּוֹרָה, מְגֹעָלִים מִן הַכֹּל, אָסוּר לָנוּ לְהֵרָאוֹת לִפְנֵיהֶם. בָּרוּךְ הָרַחֲמָן שֶׁהִצִּיל אוֹתָנוּ מֵהֶם. וְהָאִישׁ הַזֶּה אָסוּר לוֹ. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה, וַהֲרֵי שָׁנִינוּ, בַּכֹּל מִתְרַפְּאִים חוּץ מֵעֲצֵי אֲשֵׁרָה וְכוּ’. אָמַר לוֹ, וְזֶהוּ עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה, וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא שֶׁהֲרֵי כָּתוּב, (דברים יח) לֹא יִמָּצֵא בְךָ בְּנוֹ וּבִתּוֹ בָּאֵשׁ וְגוֹ’. הָלְכוּ לְדַרְכָּם.


Zohar Tazria
Continued from previous DZ
They said, “Let’s go with that man to the lepers’ cave and see.” Rabbi Yitzchak said, “It is forbidden for us. If he would receive healing from a great, God-fearing man, like Naaman, who went to Elisha (2 Kings 5:1), we would follow him. But now, as he is going to those distant from the world, who are lepers and sorcerers, far from the Torah, abominable above all, it is forbidden for us to appear before them. Blessed is the Merciful One who saved us from them. And that man is forbidden to receive healing from them.” Rabbi Yehuda said, “But we have learned that all means are permissible for healing except for the trees of Asherah (idol worship), etc.” (Pesachim 25*). He said to him, “That is idolatry, and it is forbidden. Not only that but it is written,
Deuteronomy 18:10
“לֹא יִמָּצֵא בְךָ מַעֲבִיר בְּנוֹ וּבִתּוֹ בָּאֵשׁ קֹסֵם קְסָמִים מְעוֹנֵן וּמְנַחֵשׁ וּמְכַשֵּׁף.”
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,”
They went on their way.

The father wanted to take a ‘shortcut’ but lost his son. He had good intentions but chose the wrong path.
Some lure with ‘benefits’ and offer their magic (names/objects) as a solution, but this is a perilous path, risking not just their life but also their future (as seen in the son’s story). Hashem is our sole healer and provider of sustenance. All else is shrouded in darkness and leads to a dead end.

* https://www.sefaria.org/Pesachim.25a.10?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en