No, it does not.
But there is some truth hidden within that story.
You often see the Seeker looking for the monastery, traveling to a strange land, ignored by everyone who he asks for help. They look at him as though he were crazy and distance themselves from him.
And then a stranger points him in the right direction.
He makes his way to the monastery, searching for the path up the mountain, but he finds there is no road. Just the mountain itself.
He struggles and falls, experiencing pain and frustration. He falls and slides back down the mountain a ways. And he comes to a moment where he experiences his darkest moment, a moment of utter despair.
He looks back down the mountain. He has come half-way up the mountain.
He looks up the mountain. He still has half-way to go.
And in this moment, he looks within himself and discovers his Truth.
He accepts his struggle and embraces it. He has chosen to press forward.
In the darkness he climbs and stumbles, ignoring the pain, letting his feelings and frustrations wash through him and then out. He strides forth with purpose for he has made his decision and his strength is renewed.
And as dawn breaks, he climbs the final few steps to the monastery … and the doors open for him.
That’s the journey you’re just starting on. That’s the journey each of us are on when we seek our own evolution.
Embrace it. You’re in the right place.
E.A.'s courses are a wonderful place to start. They are the three fundamental practices that will allow you to establish your own connection with the realms beyond this physical one.
Start with Divination. It’s not exciting and sexy the way the other “godlike powers” are, but starting there will help you develop your first connection with your own intuition. And that’s vital.
Don’t skip the Divination. Seriously. You’ll hold yourself back for years that way. I know I did.
Evocation builds on what you’ve discovered through practicing Divination. It helps you establish your first contact with spirits and to begin receiving instruction from them through personal tutoring. This is often called Personal Gnosis. We use it to refer to first-hand knowledge that we gain through spiritual means rather than the traditional means we are used to in the physical world.
Soul Travel helps you develop your ability to travel to the realms beyond this physical one yourself, through a form of spiritual “flight” for lack of a better term. Astral Projection is an often used term, but we use Soul Travel because it can actually be taken beyond what people think of as Astral Projection.
That’s one path to establishing your own connection. And it’s a good solid path that’s helped many people. I’ve followed it myself for the most part, although we all find ourselves taking little side roads and detours.
There are other paths. You’ll find them as you begin your journey.
But in the end, what you’ll discover is there is really only Your Path.