Life after life, as an initiate of the Mysteries, you pick up at the step you left off, out of the 33 steps of initiation.
The destination of the Mysteries is union with your Divine Self, your individual I AM Presence.
This process of self-transformation is known as the path of the ascension.
The path of the ascension is comprised of 33 steps of initiation.
The first 28 steps correspond to the mastery of the seven rays in the four quadrants of matter: fire, air, water, and earth.
The last five steps of initiation correspond to the Greater Mysteries: Baptism by Water, Baptism by Fire, Crucifixion (Deep Purification), Resurrection (Crystallization of the Light Body) and the final greater mystery of the Ascension, which is the breaking of the wheel of birth and rebirth1.
Thus: 28 + 5 = 33
As step by step you advance on the path of the ascension, the kundalini at the base chakra rises up your spinal column and climbs the 33 steps of the spinal ladder all the way to higher chakras….
And so, which of the 33 steps of initiation are you on? Where did you leave off in your previous embodiment2?