The masters on this page ascended, or walked the path of the ascension, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Of course, there have been many more ascensions than are listed here. The ascended masters have told us that they have candidates for the ascension in every faith and geographical area, and that at least one soul must ascend each year to renew the spiritual sponsorship for earth and her people. For more recently ascended masters, please visit the Summit Lighthouse and I AM Movement pages.


Ramakrishna is an ascended master who was best known through the book, Ramakrishna and his Disciples, a wonderful book that chronicles his life. What stands out more about Ramakrishna is his devotion to the Divine Mother, that would compel him into high states of holy bliss.

Mother Teresa

Though the ascension of Mother Teresa was not confirmed by the messengers because it happened after the retirement of Elizabeth Clare Prophet, there is no shadow of a doubt that Mother Teresa has made her ascension. One of the most amazing sequence of events in Mother Teresa's life was that she received the calling for her mission while she was taking a train ride to Darjeeling, under the Master Morya's retreat. Mother Teresa's flame greatly impacted the world and you can watch her here.

Mother Cabrini

Mother Cabrini ascended after a lifetime of missionary work serving disenfranchised youth in North and South America, and in Europe. Mother Cabrini's shrine on the outskirts of Denver is a beautiful tribute to her blessed service to mankind.

Cardinal Bonzano

Cardinal Bonzano lived in Chicago and made his ascension after his passing in 1927. During his service as a priest he saw the violet flame while in meditation. Over the years, he saturated himself with the violet flame and was able to transmute enough karma to make his ascension. He serves with Jesus and continues to convey his love and service to mankind in many ways.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori Method made her ascension after working closely with Mother Mary for many years. She was an avid student of Theosophy and you can read more about her spiritual life on this website.

Beloved Magda

Beloved Magda is the twin flame of Jesus. She made her ascension at the close of her turbulent life as Aimee Semple McPherson. Aimee had the presence of Jesus with her and it was through that presence that she converted and healed millions of Americans. She said that when good shepherd left the ninety-nine sheep to find the one lost in the thicket, she was that lost sheep that he had found. In 1919, prior to a sermon in Baltimore Maryland, Jesus her spoke to her and said:

“When you lay your hands on them, I will lay my hands on yours. And all the time you are standing there, I will be standing right back of you. And when you speak the Word, I will send the power of the Holy ghost. You are simply the mouthpiece of the telephone. You are the key on the typewriter. You are only a mouth through which the Holy Ghost can speak.” Listen to the power of the Holy Spirit in Aimee's voice here.

After her passing in 1944, Magda had to offer violet flame invocations for decades in the retreats to balance enough karma to make her ascension. In a dictation through Elizabeth Clare Prophet, she explained:

“ For many decades, I had to apply the violet flame, not only to my immediate past life but to many prior lifetimes. And this was simply because I was never given the knowledge of the violet flame when I was embodied. [...] Do you realize that I served at the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles at the same time that Guy and Mama Ballard were also preaching and giving the teachings of the violet flame? How tragic it is that so many have been locked into orthodoxy so that they cannot open their minds and see the shafts of violet flame that permeated the auras of the saints who came out of the I AM Movement and made their ascensions precisely because they accepted Saint Germain's violet flame.

“Thus I will say it again and again: How wondrous it is to invoke the violet flame while you are here on earth! How wonderful it is tat you can project the violet flame into the distant past and the distant future! How wondrous it is that the violet flame has saved so many souls, that it has lightened their load and brought them to that place where they could make their ascensions!”

Previous to her embodiment as Aimee, Magda was embodied as Mary Magdalene, whom Jesus had saved from death with his eternal statement, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. Thy sins be forgiven thee.”

Magda serves at the Temple of the Resurrection Flame with Jesus and Mother Mary. With boundless charity and a profound understanding, Magda carries the flame of hope to all who seek to overcome the temptations of this world. Join us each night in giving fifteen minutes of violet flame mantras on internet radio, as we invoke the presence of Beloved Magda.


Padre Pio

The life, struggles and miracles of Padre Pio are the subject of many books, and are beautifully depicted in “Padre Pio Miracle Man" an Italian movie with English subtitles. Of all of the events in Padre Pio's life, perhaps the most trying for him was persecution he experienced from within the church. For ten years, he was denied the opportunity to say mass or bless the eucharist. Watch him bless the Eucharist here

For some, Padre Pio's example of one who silently bears this kind of cross becomes an example in not challenging errors or injustices when they are apparent. As we contemplate Padre Pio's life, we must take into account that his service falls under the Piscean dispensation of the church of Rome. We have now entered the Age of Aquarius, which is an age of spiritual freedom, personal christhood and co-creativity with God. Cycles are accelerating at a much faster pace than they were even fifty years ago, and the patience Padre Pio exemplified in silently enduring the suppression of his dharma must be weighed within the context of a world hungering for the true teachings of Christ, and eagerly waiting to be reborn in that image and likeness. Let us then go about our Father's business without fanaticism, in the spirit and with the help of the Angel of the Revelation.

Padre Pio bore the stigmata. He had the gifts of clairvoyance, bilocation, healing and prophecy. He used his powers of bilocation to save soldiers from death during World War II, as well as to visit those who missed his confessional. Padre Pio frequently had visions of Jesus, Mother Mary and his own guardian angel, and he endured all-night combats with the devil, that left him bloodied and bruised.

Many people were transformed by the way Padre Pio celebrated mass. As one follower wrote, he “renews the passion of christ with the devotion and radiance of one who is inspired by God." By the end of his life, he was receiving five thousand letters a month and thousands of visitors. Padre Pio ascended in 1975, seven years after his passing.



Ascended MasterJohannes

The Ascended Master Johannes made his ascension at the conclusion of his life as the beloved Pope John the XXIII. Pope John the XXIII was appreciated for his simplicity, his love and his sense of humor. He convoked the Second Vatican Council and encouraged many reforms that would endow the Catholic Church with new life and relevance for spiritual seekers. Most unfortunately, the conservative movement within the Vatican today has attempted to tarnish that legacy.

As an ascended master, Johannes wears the mantle of the spirit of unity within the true church, which is not found in buildings, councils and institutions but rather lies as that white cube, that City Foursquare within the heart that becomes a magnet for the descent of the New Jerusalem. The ascended master Johannes will teach us how to work out our differences with others in a harmonious way if we will call upon him. Receive a blessing from him today.


Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich was a renown Russian artist, writer, mystic and explorer who ascended in 1947. His artwork and writings are available through the Roerich Museum in New York City. Roerich and his wife Helena traveled extensively through Europe, Russia, America and Central Asia. They visited the same monastery where Mother Caspari had been, and also held the ancient scrolls that said that Jesus was in India. Many of Roerich's paintings were inspired by his travels, as well as through deep contemplation on the principles of Eastern and Western mysticism. The Roerichs worked closely with the Master Morya in bringing forth the Agni Yoga teachings. They are remembered around the world for the Roerich Pact, a treaty they created that was signed by a number of nations, along with a flag that carries the three “dots of Morya,” to safeguard cultural institutions in times of war.

On December 13, 1947, while Roerich was reworking “ The Master's Command,” a painting with a white eagle flying towards a devotee sitting in meditation, his heart failed and his soul took flight to higher octaves. His son, Svetoslav, remembers his father with these words:

“He was a great patriot and he loved his Motherland, yet he belonged to the entire world and the whole world was his field of activity. Every race of men was to him a brotherly race, every country a place of special interest and of special significance. Every religion was a path to the Ultimate and to him life meant the great gates leading to the future....Every effort of his was directed towards the realization of the beautiful and his thoughts found a masterful embodiment in his paintings, writings and public life.”

Today, the ascended master Nicholas Roerich works closely with the youth of the world. He stresses the importance of making good use of the gift of the violet flame to students of light everywhere.



PopePius XII


Pope Pius XII is known as the “architect for peace.” During World War II, he authorized false baptismal certificates to save Jewish lives. He also distributed visas for Jews to enter other countries, and ordered the superiors of convents and monasteries to open their doors and hide Jews and other victims of the Nazis and Fascists.

During the war and for nearly twenty years after, Pope Pius XII was almost universally regarded as a saintly man, a scholar, a man of peace, a tower of strength, and a compassionate defender and protector of all victims of the war and genocide that had drowned Europe in blood for six years. At the end of the war Western nations paid tribute to his steadfast efforts on behalf of the oppressed. Jews heaped praise on him for his help in their darkest hour and, at his death thirteen years later, they were among the first to express sorrow and gratitude for his solicitude for Jews during the Holocaust.

After his death in 1958, every pope from John XXIII to Benedict XVI noted his sanctity. In his first Christmas message, John XXIII said his predecessor was worthy of canonization and called him, “Supreme doctor, light of holy mother Church, lover of the divine law.”

In the 1960s, however, there began a campaign of vilification against the Pope, portraying him as a weak, cold, church bureaucrat who lacked courage, human compassion, and a deep sense of moral rectitude. Today the media and many liberal Catholics have accepted this lie and judged him as guilty for not having done enough and sharing responsibility for the Nazi crimes. This in spite of the fact that in February 1945, Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog of Palestine stated: “The people of Israel will never forget what His Holiness and his illustrious delegates, inspired by the eternal principles of religion, which form the very foundations of true civilization, are doing for our unfortunate brothers and sisters in the most tragic hour of our history, which is living proof of Divine Providence in this world.”

Today devout Catholics who have studied Pope Pius XII's actions, carefully reviewing every day of his life and every word that he wrote, are so convinced of his worthiness that they are pushing for his beatification and canonization. In 2007, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted unanimously to recommend that Pope Pius XII be formally declared “Venerable.” This congregation is comprised of thirty cardinals and bishops from all over the world, who studied more than 3,000 pages about the pope's life. Watch Pope Pius XII bless the crowds.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet confirmed that Pope Pius XII made his ascension, and we look forward to the day when his sanctity will be heralded on earth as it is in heaven.



Phylos the Tibetan


Phylos the Tibetan ascended in 1989 after working since the nineteenth century as an unascended adept. His story is found in the book Dweller on Two Planets, which recounts his life on Lemuria, on Atlantis and in nineteenth-century America. Since he has ascended, Phylos speaks profoundly on the need to balance our karma, and to balance suffering with joy. Echoing the words of the Master Morya, that “The trek upward is worth the inconvenience,” Phylos says that the path is worth every joy and every sorrow encountered. He teaches us to see ourselves as pulsating rays of light coming from the center of the Great Central Sun.

Phylos explains that America is beset by the karma she has made since she was created two hundred years ago, as well as by the karma of Atlantis that has not yet been balanced or transmuted with the violet flame. He warns people about the false teachings, especially in the New Age movement, that do not teach a path of karmic accountability in Christ. In a 1991 dictation, he said, “Watch out, for the disease of the carnal mind is idolatry. Most people on or off the spiritual path are idolatrous of themselves, quite pleased with their meager knowledge and even less attainment, which they deem to be great. Know ye not that the first step on the path is one of humility and self-effacement? The fist step beyond this is forgiveness toward all life.”



Igor was embodied in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution and kept the flame for his countrymen as a devotee of Mother Mary and Archangel Gabriel. By his devotion, Mother Mary was able to anchor a light in Igor that held back a far greater destruction and loss of life for the Russian people. In a dictation from 1966, published by the Summit Lighthouse, Mother Mary described Igor:

“This child prayed, and he prayed not only with feeling but he prayed with understanding....Igor was continuously in prayer for the great peoples of russia and for Mother Russia....His passion made him to be a patriarch to his people, but they knew him not. His name was never recorded, his own parents did not recognize his inward development. they thought him a strange and weird child, the child of aloneness. And his teachers cuffed his ears and sent him into the corner because they too, thought him ignorant and without knowledge.

He sought for nothing for himself. But when the full knowledge of spiritual mastery was given to him and he attained a wisdom compatible with my son Jesus. He did not do as Jesus did, go forth to gather souls by speaking to the masses upon the hilltops, but he wrestled with the souls of men at inner levels. And as he lay upon his straw pallet and gazed up at the stars at night, his consciousness would roam afar about the world. And he traveled and journeyed to France, to America and to many lands, seeing clearly with a greater vision than your television screens can convey, the beauty of men's souls and their perils. When he saw peril there, he prayed, and his prayer filled the very air.”




Orion lived in America and ascended in the twentieth century. He now serves with Saint Germain and Godfre to expand the flame of freedom and to overthrow the forces of darkness that seek to derail us spiritually by bankrupting America and destroying the economy. Orion also works closely with the elementals from his retreat in the Rocky Mountains to maintain the balance of light that is held in nature through gold within the rock. Orion as been called the “Old Man of the Hills.” He says, with a twinkle in his eye, that he is both old and young and that he scales the hills and mountains in search for devotees of freedom. He reminds us to apply ourselves to our own God presence for guidance in the world of form until we have become fully one with our spiritual source through the ascension in the light.

Orion fully understands the challenges of having to deal with our untransmuted negatives. He recalls how as a youth in his final incarnation, he had committed misdemeanors that had disconcerted his parents and brought down upon him condemnation from his associates. he said it was faith in God and a persistent effort towards mastery that pulled him out. In the book, The Great White Brotherhood in Culture, Religion and History of America, Orion shares the mystical experience that turned his life around. He says,

“In contemplation of the vast sierras, as I gazed upon the mountains, I was inspired with the exaltation of the soul. And one night as I lay in camp alone, hearing the music of the stars, my soul took flight from my form and I consciously left my body temple for the first time. Lying there in the mountains looking into the stars, the gaze of my eyes contacting whirling fiery centers transported my soul unto the causal body of ascended beings and my own I AM Presence, and I had a preview of my own soul's flight unto the ascension. And how I rejoiced to know that which God holds in store for every living soul! How I rejoiced in that moment, transcending planes of consciousness, to see the servants of God as angels and seraphim and sylphs and masterful beings!...I saw the cycles of life ascending and descending, descending and ascending, and souls upon the ladder reaching for the stars....I descended once again to my body temple high in the Sierras, and I found myself once again gazing upon the stars in the firmament of God's being. And I rubbed my eyes and I said, 'Was it a dream? Was it a dream' And I knew in my soul that I had contacted a vastness and a plane of mind where the few are privileged to be.'”




Teachers of Light Who
Walked the Path of the Ascension

The great teachers below walked an exemplary path of spiritual devotion, and left footsteps in the sand that many have already followed. These ones will also ascend, and may have already done so, unless they elect to come back to earth one more time. We can call to their causal body for a blessing and a multiplication of the attainment that they anchored while on earth, and we can also invoke the violet flame on their behalf.

Lahiri Masaya

Lahiri Masaya is a master who is a part of the Eastern lineage of the Great White Brotherhood. You can read about his life in the book, Autobiography of a Yogi. He was the guru of Sri Yukestwar and carried the blue flame for that dispensation.

Sri Yukestwar

Sri Yukestwar is also a master who is a part of the Eastern lineage of the Great White Brotherhood, and he is also featured in the book, Autobiography of a Yogi. He was the guru of Paramanhansa and carried the yellow flame for that dispensation. Yogananda, who carried the pink flame for that Eastern dispensation chose to come back into embodiment in the community of students of the ascended masters.


Cardinal Lustiger

Cardinal Lustiger served as the most beloved archbishop of Paris for more than twenty years, and made his transition in 2007. Born a Jew, he did much to reconcile the Judeo-Christian traditions. During his memorial service, a rabbi led the service alongside bishops and priests in the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

His epitaph, which Lustiger wrote himself in 2004, reads, “I was born Jewish. I received the name of my paternal grandfather, Aaron. Having become Christian by faith and by baptism, I have remained Jewish as did the Apostles. I have as my patron saints Aaron the High Priest, Saint John the Apostle, Holy Mary full of grace.”

The Cardinal Lustiger did much for the youth and inspired them to follow in Jesus' footsteps. He was authentic, balanced, gentle, funny and compassionate. You can listen to that quality in his voice as he tells young people why they should take the time to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His presence has been sorely missed among many Europeans.


Peter Deunov

Peter Deunov was a great spiritual teacher from Bulgaria who trained his chela Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov to bring those teachings to the world. Watch him here.


Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Bulgarian master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov brought powerful teachings of the Great White Brotherhood to the world. These have been published in dozens of languages and continue to inspire and assist spiritual seekers everywhere. Omraam's teachings are profoundly esoteric and simultaneously, down-to-earth and very practical. We can learn much about him and about his guru Peter Deunov in the biography, The Life of a Master in the West. Watch Aivanhof read a teaching here.