Peter Mt. Shasta traveled extensively in India in the 70s, spending time with Ram Dass, Maharajji, Sathya Sai Baba, Anandamayi Ma and other saints. He also studied with the Tibetan Lamas, Trungpa Rinpoche and Chagdud Rinpoche. On his return to the West, Saint Germain materialized before him in Muir Woods, near San Francisco, and told him to go to Mount Shasta for further training. There he was brought into contact with Pearl Dorris, a former assistant to Godfre Ray King (author of Unveiled Mysteries, The Magic Presence, and the "I AM" Discourses), and head of the San Francisco "I AM" Sanctuary. Through Pearl, he was given advanced training in the I AM teachings to prepare him for service to the Ascended Masters. He has recently published a biography of this remarkable woman, Lady Master Pearl, My Teacher. To read the first part of his autobiography about his spiritual awakening read Part l, "Search for the Guru."He is also the author of "I AM Affirmations and the Secret of their Effective Use," and the biography of his teacher, "Lady Master Pearl, My Teacher." For discourses of the Masters, who appeared to him in tangible form, read the now classic book, "I Am the Open Door." He has is teaching ways to incorporate the consciousness of oneness with the active principle of mastery invoked by the conscious use of the words, "I AM."