What is your definition of enlightenment?
I'm not being coy here. It's just some traps of language.
In one point of view, yes. But for someone that is not ready, they will not be able to maintain that level of conscious awareness. So the development of consciousness and mastering focusing your attention is more important than the one process. Otherwise the gains made in the initiation will be lost over time.
Now the other question. Knowing that the initiation will bring you to enlightenment will create enough of a belief in your mind to prevent the leap in consciousness. That little attachment through belief in those conceptual ideas is as much of a trap than a help to someone that makes the journey.
If you want to be enlightened I suggest you first develop self mastery over your attention and your happiness. Once you achieve that, then you will be able to make a more informed decision on whatever you deem to be enlightenment.
I'm done posting on this thread. It's probably creating more questions than answering. I did do a podcast recently that touches on the challenges of this journey in consciousness. It is the Understanding Ego and Consciousness podcast.
You can download the audio from my site or find it on iTunes.
If you are making a journey in consciousness, you will make more progress by taking action on the step in front of you than to imagine the destination.