Godfré Ray King’s book The Magic Presence recounts how Alexander Gaylord, while yet in embodiment and working for the Brotherhood, went on missions with Leto, who had ascended more than three hundred years earlier. Godfré relates a story Alexander Gaylord told him about Gaylord’s first meeting with an unnamed master. Gaylord was on an assignment for the Indian Council of the Great White Brotherhood. He was on board a ship going to France when he met “a most distinguished looking gentleman.” The man accompanied Gaylord to India and other places and taught him, in Gaylord’s words, “the most marvelous use of the ancient wisdom.” Gaylord says he was “a remarkable man. The only promise he exacted from me at any time was that I never reveal his name to anyone.”
- Godfré Ray King, The Magic Presence, 5th ed. (Chicago: Saint Germain Press, 1982), pp. 187–214.