If you are new to the path of ascension, you will probably feel somewhat confused when you hear words like “Hierarchy” and “Ascended Masters.”

The so-called Spiritual Hierarchy is formed of great beings and teachers who have lived on Earth a long time ago and have returned now to share with Spiritually younger Souls the wisdom they attained while living on Earth.

Examples of such great teachers are Jesus Christ, Buddha, Virgin Mary, Moses, Mohammed, Kuan Yin, Isis and so on. Also there are great yogis, mystics and occultists of more modern times such as Yogananda, who founded the Self-Realization Fellowship; Sai Baba, presently the most Spiritually advanced being on our planet; Madam Blavatksy and C.W. Leadbeater, who brought through some of the most advanced occult writings in recent history; as well as Alice A. Bailey, who channelled via telepathic link the occult information given by the Master Djwhal Khul. Even personalities such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King or Abraham Lincoln, even though not Spiritual leaders in the strictest sense, were highly evolved beings and served the Spiritual Hierarchy.

The Masters, who have followed the path of self-mastery and ascension, come from all religions and Spiritual paths and together form the “Hierarchy.”

By dedicating your life to integrated ascension and becoming an Integrated Ascended Master yourself, you also become part of this Spiritual Hierarchy and a teacher to Spiritually younger Souls.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development. http://www.iamuniversity.org

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service: www.PlanetaryWorldService.org

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library: www.IAM-Tunes.org

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project: www.IAMYou-Foundation.org

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: www.AscensionForBeginners.org