What is an Ascended Master?


An ascended master is an enlightened spiritual being, a spiritual being who once lived on earth, fulfilled a special spiritual purpose and then ascended and reunited with God in the ritual of the ascension.

The ascended masters are teachers of mankind. They help to direct the spiritual evolution of all devotees of God and help to guide these devotees back home to God.

The ascended masters, the saints and sages of East and West, reside in the etheric realms (the Heaven world). One special classification of ascended master is known as a “chohan”, a master or Lord or chief of one of the seven rays. A ray represents a a specific path to personal or individual Christhood.

Each of the seven rays has a chohan who focuses the Christ consciousness of that ray for the earth and her evolutions.

el-morya-bannerOn the first ray of God’s Will (Perfection and Faith) is El Morya. The energies of the first ray are directed on Tuesdays and through the Throat Chakra.

Chakra is a Sanscrit word meaning wheel or disk. Humans have seven major chakras or wheels, centers, or points of spiritual energy. Each chakra focuses the energy of a specific ray.

lord-lanto-bannerOn the second ray of God’s Illumination (Wisdom and Education) is Lord Lanto. The energies of the second ray are directed on Sundays and through the Crown Chakra.


On the third ray of God’s Love (Adoration and Devotion) is Paul the Venetian. The energies of the third ray are directed on Mondays and through the Heart Chakra.

serapis-bey-bannerOn the fourth ray of God’s Purity (Alignment and the Ascension) is Serapis Bey. The energies of the fourth ray are directed on Fridays and through the Base-of-the-Spine Chakra.

hilarion-bannerOn the fifth ray of God’s Precipitation (Supply, Truth, Healing and Consecration is Hilarion (Saint Paul in the Bible). The energies of the fifth ray are directed on Wednesdays and through the Third-Eye Chakra.

lady-master-nada-bannerOn the sixth ray of God’s Resurrection (Ministration and Service) is Nada. The energies of the sixth ray are directed on Thursdays and through the Solar-Plexus Chakra.

master-saint-germain-banner3On the seventh ray of God’s Transmutation (Freedom, Mercy and Forgiveness) is Saint Germain, the hierarch of the Aquarian Age. The energies of the seventh ray are directed on Saturdays and through the Seat-of-the-Soul Chakra.

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The Maha Chohan, meaning Great Lord, is the representative of the Holy Spirit. He embodies the white light of all of the rays, and is the director of all the chohans due to his adeptship on all of the seven rays.

There are other beings who serve on the various rays, for example, there are the archangels and their legion of angels. For a free chapter of the book Talk With Angels, click here.

The creators of the universe and builders of form, the Elohim, also serve on the various rays of God. For more about the Elohim and their spiritual retreats, click here.

For more specific introductory information about the multi-denominational nature of the Teachings of the Ascended Masters®, visit The GoldenPathway website, sponsored by the PRO Outreach Team of The Summit Lighthouse®. The site can be found here.