This book explores how associating with a spiritual guide can aid a seeker on the path. Greg Bogart describes all phases of spiritual apprenticeship--from choosing a teacher, initiation, discipleship, testing, guru yoga, and inner awakening, to the stages of separating from a teacher, finding the teacher within, and teaching others. If you are searching for a teacher, The Nine Stages of Spiritual Apprenticeship provides a map of what to expect. If you already have a teacher, this book will help you avoid the pitfalls. If you had a teacher and got burned, this book can help you heal. Of interest to practitioners of all traditions.