Although the idea of a spiritual Master is becoming more and more familiar to the general public, his nature and role are still poorly understood, even by those who claim to be disciples. The main purpose of this book is to clarify this question. Some may find this clarification a little ruthless, but it is necessary, for it is of first importance not to delude oneself about spiritual realities. It is true that a Master is that prodigious being who can lead men to the highest summits of the spirit, but for him as well as for his disciples, this sublime venture can succeed only if it is accompanied by a rigorous inner adherence to truth and selflessness.
1. How to Recognize a True Spiritual Master 2. The Necessity for a Spiritual Master 3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice 4. The Exotic Should not be Confused with Spirituality 5. Learn How to Balance the Material and Spiritual Worlds 6. A Master is a Mirror Reflecting the Truth 7. A Master is There Only to Give Light 8. The Disciple and His Master 9. The Universal Dimension of a Master 10. The Magical Presence of a Master 11. Identification 12. 'Except Ye Become as Little Children...'