This book contains the Messages of the Masters of Wisdom, or the Ascended Masters, or the Masters of Shambala, or the Great White Brotherhood, or the Teachers of humanity, or the Hierarchy of the Forces of Light. People call them by different names. These beings have reached the next evolutionary step in their development. The information contained in the Messages belongs neither to any particular system of beliefs nor to any concrete religion. The substance of these Messages is that humanity is going through a very important stage of its development when it should give up focusing on the self, on the ego. And if in the near future humanity does not straighten its course in accordance with the stream of evolution, the most drastic consequences of its wrong collective choice are possible, even to the extent of a global cataclysm. These Messages are a helping hand extended through the worlds.