"You can accomplish a hundred other things but if you do not accomplish the one thing for which you have been sent, it will be as if you have done nothing."
Meet the Masters
The problem is, it can be challenging to sift through the available materials on the subject. The most reliable modern texts originated with the Theosophical movement of the late nineteenth century, and were written for an earlier readership. Plus, these esoteric teachings were - well, esoteric - designed for those individuals who had already been initiated.
I count myself fortunate to have been introduced to these materials by a wonderful teacher, passionate researcher, and brilliant medium, Sharon Anne Klingler. Her class in August 2003 was my second-ever formal course of instruction in any metaphysical topic. I sometimes wonder, What was I thinking? to have signed up for a five-day intensive workshop on such a difficult subject about which I had no prior knowledge. But it was pure intuition that led me there.
It was intuition that led me to further studies (continuing to this day and beyond) that delve even deeper and broader through the teachings on the Ascended Masters, the Seven Rays, and the Process of Initiation. And it was intuition that led me to co-develop an introductory workshop with my office partner, Rose Vanden Eynden.