Masters, Avatars and Disciples:
An Index of Spiritual Teachers

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Summary: A compilation of information on several noted Masters, Avatars and well-known spiritual teachers throughout history. Sources include Benjamin Creme and Share International Foundation, and the Alice A. Bailey teachings.

     The information below has been compiled mainly from Benjamin Creme's books and his articles in Share International magazine, with additional material from the Alice Bailey teachings. Please note that no significance should be attached to the inclusion or exclusion of any particular individual mentioned in this index. Most of the information in Mr Creme's books is compiled from answers to readers' questions published in the magazine Share International. That a particular person is mentioned is simply because someone has asked a question about them. Likewise the information about each person varies according to the questions that have been asked.

     Being included in this index is not an endorsement of the quality of those teachings nor is it a confirmation (unless specifically noted) that the individual was in contact with the Masters. In searching for reliable sources of knowledge the discrimination of the spiritual seeker is always important. As the Master D.K. told Alice Bailey "On the inner planes are teachers of all descriptions, some of profound knowledge, others not so much more advanced than those of you who are taught." In addition, there are on the astral planes (the planes of illusion) powerful thoughtforms of the known Masters, the astral constructions of devoted aspirants and disciples over the years. Many astrally sensitive people contact these illusory 'Masters' and receive back the 'teachings', astrally embodied, which at least to some extent have come originally from real Masters through mentally polarised and soul-focused disciples. There are many such instances today, some of them very well known and respected.

     The numbers in brackets such as (2.4) refers to the exact point of evolution that was attained during that life. The final stages of the evolutionary journey is marked off by five major expansions of consciousness known as initiations -- (2.4) would indicate that the individual was nearly halfway between the second and third initiations. As a comparison the degree of evolution of the average human being on this planet is currently around 0.3. Subsequently, there are about 850,000 first degree initiates, almost 240,000 second degree initiates, approximately 2,300-2,400 third degree initiates ad around 450 fourth degree initiates, and 15 Masters. It takes hundreds of thousands of incarnations to arrive at the first initiation and, once achieved, can take from 2 to 15 or 18 incarnations to achieve the second initiation - the average being around 6 or 7 lives. After the second initation, the evolution speeds up tremendously under the conscious direction and stimulation of the Soul and the disciple may be able to achive the third initiation in that same life or the next. The fourth usually follows again in that same life or the next, and then the fifth initation in the next life depending upon the destiny of the Spiritual Man or Woman.

     Benjamin Creme has indicated that a Master is someone who has taken at least five initiations and therefore completed the human stage of evolution. At this stage some of the Masters remain serving on this planet, or go to higher planets. There are 63 Masters connected with the human evolution, but many more working with the sub-human kingdoms (animal, vegetable and mineral) and with the vast number of angelic or Deva evolutions. Many go to the higher planetary system of Sirius -- our Hierarchy of Masters is a branch of the Great White Brotherhood on Sirius.

A Course in Miracles See Jesus the Nazarene

Agni Yoga See Helena Roerich.

Aivanhov, Mikhael (2.3) (1900 – 1986) Founder of the Universal White Brotherhood. Disciple of Peter Deunov, who was a third degree initiate.

Alder, Vera Stanley (1.65) (? – 1984) Well known esoteric writer whose books include The Initiation of the World, and When Humanity Comes of Age.

Ananda Mayee Ma (Avatar) (1896 – 1982)

Apollonius of Tyana (5.0) (16 – c97) Spiritual teacher and reformer of the 1st Century AD. Jesus immediately reincarnated as Apollonius and took the fifth initiation in that life. Apollonius visited Kashmir and was buried there. The Apostle Thomas met him several times and sometimes for long periods.

The following information is taken from the article by Benjamin Creme "Artists and their Rays", which appears in Maitreya's Mission Volume 3. All the artists mentioned in the article were inspired by Masters and have since themselves become Masters: Cimabue (2.35) (1240-1302), Giotto (2.4) (1267-1337), Rembrandt (3.0) (1606-1669), Leonardo da Vinci (4.4) (1452-1519), Raphael (3.0) (1483-1520), Michelangelo (3.3) (1475-1564), Paolo Veronese (3.0) (1528-1588), El Greco (3.0) (1541-1614), Albrecht Durer (2.4) (1471-1528), Velasquez (2.4) (1599-1660).
Cimabue is now a sixth-degree Master working on one of the higher planes of this earth. Giotto is now a sixth-degree initiate. Michelangelo is now on Sirius but has taken the equivalent of seven initiations. Paolo Veronese is now a Master on the 7th Ray and will be very active in the world in the New Age. He will be the inspiration behind the first 70 or 80 years of New Age architecture and so will powerfully affect the architecture of the next 150 years. El Greco is now a sixth-degree Master and working on one of the higher planes of this earth. Durer is on the sacred planet, Vulcan. Velasquez is now a Master on the 4th Ray, working on one of the higher planes of this earth. He is working with the devas – 4th Ray Masters seem often to do that. His aim is to get to Mercury. See below for comments about Leonardo da Vinci.
Another not mentioned in the article is the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (3.0) (1577-1640). He is now a Master on the 4th Ray and works exclusively with the deva evolution. Lorenzo Lotto (2.5) (1480-1556), the Venetian painter is also now a Master of the fifth degree. He is not at present in incarnation but is planning to be so around the turn of the century.

Aurobindo Ghose (3.7) (1872 – 1950) Indian mystic

Baha'u'llah (3.0) (1817 – 1892) Founder of Bahaism. He was mentally impressed (not overshadowed) by Maitreya with the Bahai teachings.

Bailey, Alice A (3.2) (1880 – 1949) Amanuensis of the Master D.K. for thirty years, during which time He dictated a 18 books through her and they co-authored a further two., These books constitute the second or Intermediate Phase of Revelation by the Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters (the works of H P Blavatsky constituting the first or Preparatory Phase). Alice Bailey also wrote several books in her own right. All of the Alice Bailey books have been published by the Lucis Trust.

Besant, Annie (2.15) (1847 – 1933) President of the Theosophical Society during the time of Krishnamurti. She is considered to be the most reliable of her generation of Theosophical writers.

Bingen, St Hildegard von (1.47) (1098 – 1179) Musician, healer and abbess. Currently in incarnation in a male body, working in the social field and is 3.5 degrees initiate.

Blavatsky, HP (4.0) (1831 – 1891) Major work was The Secret Doctrine which was given through her by the Masters Morya, Koot Humi, and DK. Works to help the Master Morya in His manifold endeavours along the 1st Ray line. This includes the stimulus of the various esoteric and occult societies, in an attempt to being their thinking along more correct lines. More recently has taken birth in a male body in Russia and will take the fifth initiation in this life. She was Count Cagliostro (3.2) in a previous incarnation.

"The Boy"(4.0) (early 20th Century) The subject of the book The Boy and the Brothers by Swami Omananda. He was a slum child from the East End of London, and suffered a great deal. He was simply a hollow personality, which was taken over by the Masters and used as a medium to teach through. The Masters very, very rarely use trance mediumship and this is the only example that we know of. Their normal method of communication is telepathy, which is the higher clairvoyance, through the medium of the soul. The telepathic method was how they gave the teachings through HP Blavatsky, Helena Roerich, Alice A. Bailey and now Benjamin Creme. (Note: The Boy is a different person from the subject of The Boy Who Saw True – see Cyril Scott )

Brunton, Paul (1.8) (1898 – 1981) Spiritual writer, whose books include A Search In Secret India. A disciple of Ramana Maharshi.

The Buddha (Master) The Buddha is the brother of Maitreya. They were among the first group of our humanity to take initiation and have been at the forefront of humanity ever since. He overshadowed Mithras, Memnon and Gautama. He now dwells on the highest centre of our planet, Shamballa. He acts as the Divine Intermediary between Shamballa and Hierarchy, and is deeply engaged in the process of Maitreya's mission as World Teacher. He will send two initiate disciples to reform Buddhism.

Buddha, Gautama (c563 – 483) Avatar, overshadowed by The Buddha. Now on Sirius.

Sri Caitanya Maitreya overshadowed Sri Caitanya

Cayce, Edgar (1.7) (1877 – 1945) Clairvoyant known as "The Sleeping Prophet".

St Charbel (Master) (1828 – 1898) One of the rare instances of a Master living among men. Known as "the hermit of Lebanon" and still held in high regard even now, a century after his death. The Catholic church was convinced of his sanctity by miracles which happened in his name after his death and as a result he was officially beatified. Benjamin Creme's Master has also confirmed miracles connected with Charbel which took place in Sweden in 1992, and also revealed that Charbel is one of the Masters currently living in the Middle East.

Confucius (5.0) (551 – 479 BC) Philosopher

Djwhal Khul (Master) The Tibetan Master is on the Second Ray and took the fifth initiation in 1875. His previous incarnation was as Aryasanga (or Asanga) founder of the Yogacarya buddhist tradition). He does a great deal of work for the Masters Morya and K.H.
Writings: Through H P Blavatsky – The Secret Doctrine and The Voice of the Silence. Through Alice Bailey – 20 titles published by Lucis Trust.
[*The incarnation as Aryasanga was confirmed by C.W. Leadbeater in his book Talks on the Path of Occultism - Vol. II and is also available as a PDF document

Eastern teachers: The various Eastern gurus who come to the West, such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Swami Prabhupada (of the Hare Krishnas) are all disciples of a certain Master. They are sent to the West to introduce one or other form of meditation or spritual practice.
There are also Avatars that appear in India, such as Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sai Baba. They are not actually members of this planet's Spiritual Hierarchy but 'come in' from outside the planet. The group of Masters involved with the Western world (such as DK, Morya, and Koot Humi) are members of the Trans Himalayan Lodge. Unlike the members of the separate, South Indian Lodge, these Masters do not work openly as yet, but are in the process of emergence into the everyday world following the Day of Declaration.

Eddy, Mary Baker (2.0) (1821 – 1910) Founder of Christian Science

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Q. What possibilities exist today in terms of practical preparation for dying consciously – courses, seminars, literature? What can you recommend?
A. The writings of the Master DK through Alice A. Bailey; The Tibetan Book of the Dead; the writings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Q. According to Jewish tradition, Enoch, who had maintained the line of righteousness, was taken up into heaven. He was the first fully Self-realized person, and became, upon his transfiguration, the great being Metatron, also called the Teacher of Teachers. Noting the similarity between the consonants (vowels are not written in Hebrew) in Metatron (MTTR) and Maitreya (MTR), as well as in the office – namely Teacher of Teachers, is Metatron Maitreya?
A. Yes.

English Master Is on the 3rd Ray and has taken five initiations. He was the Inspiration behind the Labour movement and the disciple Karl Marx. He works mainly with the political and economic groups world-wide, seeking to guide them into a synthesis.

St Francis of Assisi (3.5) (1182 – 1226) Now a Master of the fifth degree and resides in the Italian alps.

Gandhi, Mahatma (2.0) (1869 – 1948) Indian leader. Not currently in incarnation.

Comte de St Germain (Master) Known as the "Wonderman of Europe". One of the rare occurrences of a Master living among people, other than in India. He 'died' at the end of the 18th century. He was born as a Prince in the family of the Rakoczis in Budapest. (see Master R )

Gopi Krishna (1.7) The information in the book The Way to Self-Knowledge was dictated by a Master. Although direct dictation is rare with a disciple with this degree of development, Gopi Krishna was unusually sensitive to mental impression by his Master.

Gurdjieff, Georges (2.2) (1872 – 1949) Esoteric teacher.

Hercules (2.2) (c8000 BC) Avatar. Taught using pictorial dramas. The Labours of Hercules were not factual occurrences but scenes from his dramas that symbolised the path of discipleship. Now a Master on Sirius

Hermes (4.0) (c7000 BC) Avatar, also known as Hermes Trismegistus. He is now a Master on Shamballa.

Hilarion (Master) Was previously St Paul. Became a Master in the fourth century and now heads the Fifth Ray Department. He will be one of the first group of Masters to work openly on the physical plane.
Writings: Through Mabel Collins – Light on the Path
Through Martinus – The Third Testament (13 large and 30 smaller volumes)

Isaiah (2.3) (8th Century BC) The most inspired of all the prophets. His point of evolution was very advanced for his time.

Jesus the Nazarene (4.0) Born on 15 March, 24BC, to Joseph (2.2) and Mary (2.2), and died on the cross at the age of 33. Received his early training in the Essene community. Overshadowed by Maitreya from the Baptism in the River Jordan until the Crucifixion. Three of the close disciples understood this role, but the bulk of the disciples did not know the whole truth. In the Essene scriptures Jesus is referred to as the "pierced Messiah", and Maitreya as the "Teacher of Righteousness". The Dead Sea Scrolls are a more accurate account of the events surrounding the life of Jesus than are the biblical texts. Their discovery in 1947, together with the Nag Hammadi Scrolls in 1945, were inspired by the Master Jesus to shed a clearer light on the events of that time in preparation for the Christ's return today.
He is well known in Bible history, coming before us first as Joshua (2.3) the Son of Nun, appearing again in the time of Ezra as Jeshua, and, as related in the book of Zechariah, he took the third initiation as Joshua.
After appearing as Jesus his next incarnation was Apollonius of Tyana. In that life He became a Master and has been based in Palestine until recently. In the 6th to 7th centuries He visited and taught the Native Americans and Polynesians of the Pacific. He has special work to do with the Christian Churches and will eventually take over the Throne of St. Peter in Rome, the city where He has been based since 1989. He travels around the world a great deal and is one of the most important Masters for the West. He has seven Masters working under him in the Americas.
Writings: Through M. MacDonald-Bayne – Divine Healing of Mind and Body
Through Dr Helen Shucman (via a discarnate disciple) - A Course in Miracles.

Jesus' disciples - All the disciples around Jesus have become Masters. Not all remain with us on Earth. Besides Peter (3.5) (Master Morya) and John (3.0) (Master Koot Humi), the disciples Matthew (2.4), Mark (2.3) and Luke (2.4) are still in our Hierarchy and have important roles to play in the coming time.

The Apostle Paul (3.0) is now the Master Hilarion. Mary is also now a Master and is responsible for the various miraculous signs of the Madonna that have appeared down through the centuries and more often in recent times.

St Joan of Arc (3.3) (c1412 – 1431) French leader and martyr. The "voices" that she heard giving her orders was her own Master, Hilarion, although she thought they were various saints and archangels to whom she was devoted. She is now a Master, not in incarnation, but is preparing to be so, in France, in the very near future. His work is, and will be, in the scientific field.

St John the Baptist (3.3) Prophet who helped to prepare the way for the Christ in Palestine. Like Jesus, he received his early training in the Essene commumity. John was a reincarnation of the prophet Elijah. He became a Master in the second century AD and immediately went to Sirius. There he awaits his return to earth as an Avatar in about 500 years time.

Sant Kabir (4.2) (1450 – 1518) Indian mystic and poet.

King, Martin Luther (2.0) (1929 – 1968) American civil rights leader. He was overshadowed by a Master when giving his 1963 "I have a dream" speech.

Sri Krishna (5.0) (c3000 BC) Avatar. Maitreya overshadowed Sri Krishna. Despite the discolouration that has occurred by its dissemination over the centuries, the Bhagavad Gita remains a fairly accurate allegorical statement of His teaching for that time. Krishna is now on Sirius.

Krishnamurti (4.0) (1895 – 1986) One of a small group that were prepared as a possible vehicle for Maitreya to manifest through. Maitreya then decided that He would come in person so no longer required a disciple to overshadow. Krishnamurti established himself as a great teacher in his own right, with a tremendous following throughout the world. Through The Associate Maitreya has said "He was a true disciple of Maitreya. The teachings of Krishnamurti are the teachings of Maitreya." He is due to reincarnate before the end of the century. [Share International Article about Krishnamurti]

Kukai (2.0) (774 – 835) Esoteric Buddhist who is now a Master of the fifth degree, not in incarnation but working on the higher planes of the planet.

Kuthumi [Koot Hoomi or "KH"] (Master) A senior Master who heads the Second Ray Department. His previous incarnations include Pythagoras (2.2), St John the Beloved (3.0) and Nagarjuna* (4.0) - founder of the Madhyamaka buddhist tradition. To Him is given the work very largely of stimulating the love manifestation that is latent in the hearts of all men, and of awakening in the consciousness of the race the perception of the great fundamental fact of brotherhood. He is the understudy to the Christ and will become the World Teacher during the Age of Capricorn. He will be among the first group of Masters to be introduced to the world.Writings: Through H P Blavatsky - The Secret Doctrine Directly or through H P Blavatsky – The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett
Through Helena Roerich - The Supermundane I and II.
[*The incarnation as Nagarjuna was confirmed by C.W. Leadbeater in his book Talks on the Path of Occultism - Vol. II and is also available as a PDF document

Lao-tse (4.2) (570 – 490 BC) Philosopher and now a Master on Sirius.

Leo, Alan (1.6) (1861 – 1917) Esoteric astrologer referred to by the Master D.K. in His writings through Alice Bailey.

Leonardo da Vinci (4.4) (1452 – 1519) The most advanced of all painters that we know. Not from our planet, but came from Mercury. He was really a human Avatar and has now left this solar system for Sirius, where he is the equivalent of an eighth degree initiate.

Lewis, H. Spencer (1.6) (1883 – 1939) Founder of Rosicrucian Order.

MacDonald-Bayne, M (2.0) (20th century) Healer and writer. Some of the teachers in his books were Masters. In the lectures published as Divine Healing of Mind and Body he was overshadowed by the Master Jesus.

Maitreya The Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last. The first of humanity from our Earth to take initiation, and the last of the first group of initiates to remain with humanity. Succeeded the Buddha as the World Teacher, at the beginning of the Age of Pisces, and will remain in that position until the end of the Age of Aquarius. See also Enoch, Krishna, Jesus, Sankaracharya, Caitanya, Baha'ullah and Krishnamurti.
Writings: Through Helena Roerich - The Call ( Leaves of Morya's Garden I ).
Through Benjamin Creme – Messages from Maitreya the Christ.
Also, through an "Associate" who attended discourses that Maitreya gave in the London community and conveyed His Teachings in a series of interviews that were published in the magazine Share International. They have been compiled and republished in "Maitreya's Mission - Volume 2".

Marpa (4.5) (11th Century) Tibetan yogi.

Martinus (2.3) (1890 – 1981) Danish spiritual teacher, overshadowed by the Master Hilarion.

Marx, Karl (2.2) A disciple (though unconscious of the fact) of the English Master, who came into the world to release a teaching about new social and economic possibilities based on the oneness of humanity. His main fault as a disciple was to sweep away altogether the concept of God. In addition the main fault of Marxism itself lay in the imposition of the theory, especially when it was in order to satisfy personal ambitions for power.

"The Master" – The Master of Benjamin Creme, whose name for various reasons has not been given out. He is the source of Mr Creme's information regarding the Reappearance of the Christ, and the instigator of the Transmission Meditation work.
Writings: Through Benjamin Creme gives an article for each issue of Share International, and overshadows him when he is answering questions. The articles from Share International have been published in book form as A Master Speaks. Periodically the Master has also been interviewed for Share International. The questions and answers have been published in Maitreya's Mission (3 volumes).

Mataji (Avatar) Mentioned in Yogananda's autobiography. She is currently in incarnation.

Meher Baba (2.4) (1894 – 1969) Indian spiritual teacher.

Memnon Egyptian king and religious reformer who was overshadowed by the Buddha.

Milarepa (3.5) (1052 – 1135) Tibetan yogi.

Mithras Spiritual teacher from ancient Persia who was overshadowed by the Buddha.

Mohammed (P.B.U.H.) (3.4) (570-632) Prophet and founder of Islam. He was overshadowed by Jesus for four years.

Morya A senior Master who heads the First Ray Department, but who also has a very close working relationship with Master Koot Humi. He works in connection with many organisations of an esoteric and occult kind, as well as through the politicians and statesmen of the world. St Peter (3.5) was one of his previous incarnations.
Writings: Through HP Blavatsky – The Secret Doctrine.
Directly or through H P Blavatsky – The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett.
Through Helena Roerich - Most of the Agni Yoga books.

Moses (2.3) (12th Century BC) Prophet. Now on Sirius and the equivalent of a Master of the eighth degree.

Muktananda (4.0) (1908 – 1982) Indian spiritual teacher. Not currently in incarnation

Musicians: JS Bach(3.1), Handel(2.4), Beethoven(3.0), Mozart(3.0), Wagner(2.1), Mendelssohn(2.4), Brahms(2.5), Haydn(2.4), Schubert(2.4) and many other composers were overshadowed by Masters during at least some of their composing.

Mozart is now a Master, not currently in incarnation. He is on the 4th Ray and helps the Master Serapis who works mainly with the Deva or angelic evolution. Beethoven is also now a Master.

Guru Nanak (3.0) (1469 – 1538) Founder of Sikhism. Became a Master in the 18th Century. Now a Master of the sixth degree but is not in incarnation.

Nityananda, Bhagavan (4.5) (? – 1961) Indian spiritual teacher. Not currently in incarnation.

Okada, Yoshikazu (2.1) (1901 – 1974) Founder of the Mahikari movement.

Omananda, Swami (20th Century) Swami Omananda Puri, an Irishwoman, was the companion of "The Boy" and the author of two books about his life: The Boy and the Brothers and Towards the Mysteries.

Origen (4.3) (185 – 254) Considered by the Masters to have been the most inspired of the Christian teachers. Overshadowed by Jesus. "The Teacher bids thee read the words of Origen. Thou wilt begin to understand the transgressions committed by the Church. The ways of Origen's school will be of guidance for our day", Maitreya in the Agni Yoga book, The Call. "Had the teachings of Origen remained within the body of Christian belief, an altogether different approach to the facts of life and death would pertain in the West", Mr Creme's Master in the article The Law of Rebirth.

Padmasambhava (3.0) (c8th or 9th Century) Indian lama. Long since a Master and now works on one of the higher planets of our solar system.

Patanjali (4.3) (1st Century BC) Compiler of the Yoga Sutras - the first to write down the ancient oral teaching of Raja Yoga. In Light of the Soul the Master D.K. provides a translation of the Sutras with a commentary by Alice Bailey. In the introduction Alice Bailey states that "The Yoga Sutras are the basic teaching of the Trans-Himalayan School to which many of the Masters of the Wisdom belong, and many students hold that the Essenes and other schools of mystical training and thought, closely connected with the founder of Christianity and the early Christians, are based upon the same system and that their teachers were trained in the great Trans-Himalayan School."

Plato (2.4) (c427 – 347BC) Greek philosopher and esotericist. A minor avatar - one of what are termed the "Teaching Avatars" (see Externalisation of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey). He was a pupil of Socrates (2.4) and in turn taught Aristotle (2.4).

Swami Premananda (Avatar) An Avatar, now in incarnation, whose work is complementary to that of Sai Baba.

Pythagoras (2.2) A previous incarnation of the Master Koot Humi. The Pythagorean School influenced the Essenes, who in turn gave Jesus his early training.

Prince Rakoczi (Master) Previously manifested as the Comte de St Germain. A sixth degree Master who heads the Seventh Ray department. Known among the Masters as the Regent of Europe, he is based in the Carpathians.

Rajneesh (2.3) (1931 – 1990) Indian spiritual teacher, also known as Osho.

Sri Rama (4.0) (c6000 BC) Avatar who was overshadowed by Hercules. Now on Sirius.

Yogi Ramacharaka (2.6) (Early 20th Century) Teacher of Yoga and esoteric philosophy.

Ramakrishna (Avatar) (1836 – 1886) Indian spiritual teacher.

Ramana Maharshi (Avatar) (1879 – 1950) Indian spiritual teacher.

Rizal, Jose (4.0) National hero of the Philippines, executed by the Spanish for revolutionary activities. Now a Master of the fifth degree and, among other activities, is the inspiration behind some (not all) Filippino healers

Roerich, Helena (4.0) (1879 – 1955)Disciple of the Master Morya. Writer of the Agni Yoga books which were given to her telepathically in Russian, by The Masters. The first of the series The Call, was given by Maitreya. Koot Humi contributed to the last two The Supermundane I and II. The rest were the work of the Master Morya.

Roerich, Nicholas (2.1) (1874 – 1947) Painter and husband of Helena Roerich.

Sri Satya Sai Baba (Avatar) An avatar working openly in India at this time. He embodies Cosmic Love (a Cosmic as opposed to planetary Christ) and that energy flows from Him into the world. He is the most evolved avatar to visit Earth and has a role as the Spiritual Regent (or stand in) for Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World (Sanat Kumara is the reflection of the Logos or Deity Who ensouls this planet). His previous incarnation was as Sai Baba of Shirdi.

Sankaracharya (Avatar) A manifestation of Maitreya.

Sarkar, PR (2.5) (1921 – 1990) Indian philosopher.

Scott, Cyril (1.55) (1879 – 1970) English composer and esotericist. Author of The Initiate trilogy and Music – Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages among others. He also wrote the introduction to The Boy Who Saw True, an anonymous account of a boy who grew up as a clairaudient and clairvoyant in Victorian England (published by C.W. Daniel Company of Great Britain). The Elder Brother who contacted the boy was a senior disciple of one of the Masters Who were making one of their attempts to inform the general public about Their presence. [No information is available about the authenticity of Mr Scott's own writings however]

Shakespeare, William (3.5) (1564 – 1616) The soul that was Shakespeare "fell" to Earth from a higher planet (in this case Jupiter) and became part of our human evolution for around 3,000 years before appearing as Shakespeare (similarly for Leonardo Da Vinci).

Singh, Kirpal (2.4) (1894 – 1974) Founder of Rahani Satsang

Sinnett, Alfred P (2.2) (1840 – 1922) Theosophist and publisher of The Mahatma Letters, being a collection of teachings from the Masters Morya and Koot Humi. Not all of the letters are genuine, some of them having been forged by the "recipients".

Sivananda of Rishikesh (4.0) (1887 – 1963) Indian spiritual teacher.

Spalding, Baird (1.6) (1857 – 1953) Author of Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East. The books include genuine and accurate accounts of his journeys to contact the Masters living in the Himalayas. Most of the encounters were actually out-of-body experiences that took place on the etheric planes.

Steiner, Rudolf (2.2) (1861 – 1925) Christian mystic who left the Theosophical Society to found the Anthroposophical Society. Taught new approaches to education, horticulture, and medicine. Currently in incarnation.

Vivekananda (Avatar) (1862 – 1902) Indian spiritual teacher.

White Eagle (1.5) A teacher on the inner planes. He works on the sixth astral plane which ensures a high level of aspiration in the teaching, but like all astral plane teaching is subject to the distorting mirrors of the astral planes themselves.

Yogananda (Avatar) (1893 – 1952) Indian spiritual teacher. Disciple of Yukteswar, who was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya who was a disciple of Babaji, who were all avatars. Only Babaji remains in incarnation.

Zoroaster (4.5) (628 – 551 BC) Spiritual teacher from Persia. Overshadowed by Hermes.