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Originally posted by granny smith
I hope you don't mind if I say that since I haven't shared your experiences I have to hypothecate them (bracket them off 'as true' for discussion).
Do you feel that ascension - or more, the possibility of its 'realisation' : and what would this realisation *be*? -is a product of the time we live in? : are there not always people who seek a more spiritual path?
How do 'alien abductions' factor into this? : in terms of spirituality is not seeing them as 'aliens' - rather than as perhaps faeries or spirits etc - maybe a retrogade step? I'm sure your experiences are useful here.
It is a bit to one who hasn't had the experiences.
ASCENDED MASTER: A God Realized Master that is free of matter and united with his or her Primary Godhead Sun in the Monad Realms of Light beyond the Higher Realms. Many Group Entities falsely promote themselves to be an Ascended Master to many in the flesh. Source
Originally presented by H. P. Blavatsky in the 1870s, the "Masters of Wisdom",  "Mahatmas" or "Elder Brothers"  were further developed by C. W. Leadbeater, Alice Bailey, Helena Roerich, Manly P. Hall, and many others in theosophy-based organizations, especially in the United States. They believe that Ascended Masters are individuals who were formerly embodied on the Earth and learned the lessons of life during their incarnations. They gained mastery over the limitations of the matter planes, balanced at least 51% of negative karma, and fulfilled their Dharma (Divine Plan). An Ascended Master, in such an understanding, has become God-like and a source of unconditional "Divine Love" to all life, and through the Ascension has united with his or her own "God Self", the "I AM Presence".
It is further claimed by various groups and teachers that the Ascended Masters serve as the teachers of mankind from the realms of Spirit, and that all people will eventually attain their Ascension and move forward in spiritual evolution beyond this planet.  According to these teachings, they remain attentive to the spiritual needs of humanity, and act to inspire and motivate its spiritual growth. In many traditions and organizations, they are considered part of the Spiritual Hierarchy for Earth, and members of the Great Brotherhood of Light, also known as the Great White Lodge, Great White Brotherhood, or Universal White Brotherhood (per Peter Deunov). 
According to Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme there are sixty Cosmic Masters, defined as beings who are have reached the Fifth Level of Initiation or above, with Djwhal Khul in a pivotal role as the master who telepathically dictated the many esoteric teachings in Baileys' books. Elizabeth Clare Prophet revealed the names of a number of these Ascended Masters that were previously unknown. Source
Other esoteric traditions, however, dismiss or deny the existence of a Great White Brotherhood. Neo-Pagan author Isaac Bonewits has been sharply critical of the concept; in his 1971 book Real Magic, Bonewits dismisses the "Great White Brotherhood" as part of his rejection of what he sees as the Manichean dualism of the implied opposition of whiteness and darkness, white magic versus black magic. Bonewits mentions the Brotherhood as an example of his larger thesis, that "(t)he whole idea of White as Good and Black as Evil is purely the result of cultural bigotries
The Great White Brotherhood is the name given in some metaphysical/occult circles to adepts of wisdom in or out of earthly incarnation who have assumed responsibility for the cosmic destiny of the human race, both individually and collectively. Nicholas Roerich and his wife, Helena Roerich, inspired by the Theosophical writings of H.P. Blavatsky, published the "Agni Yoga" series of books. Their contents, claimed to be inspired by the Master Morya, described the work of the Brotherhood and the Spiritual Hierarchy. Most occult groups assign a high level of importance to the Brotherhood, but some make interaction with the Ascended Masters of the Brotherhood a major focus of their existence. Of these several, the most prominent are the "I Am" Activity - the original Ascended Master organization founded in the 1930s, The Bridge to Freedom, the Church Universal and Triumphant, and The Temple of The Presence. Source