The steps are seven in number:
1. becoming acquainted with the being
2. the desire for newness
3. surrendering to seduction
4. leaving all passions behind
5. the union with love
6. laughter in the universe
7. healing of all opponents.
There are steps and the path.
You must work on both the steps and the path at the same time.
The Master works upon the steps, Man upon the path.
Indeed Man has left the Master behind him.
That is why he perceives the others as his companions upon the path.
Because of this willingness, he is able to complete these steps on his own, without the Master.
This is the sign of the New Age: that Man, as a companion, no longer worries about these step.