VAT: Journeymen and Masters

An enlightened journeyman can help others on their journey. An enlightened master makes the journeys of others into a business.

In the trades, after some years of apprenticeship one becomes a fully-skilled journeyman. With additional coursework in business, the journeyman becomes a “master.” Unlike a journeyman who can only offer his skill for hire, a master is able to hire journeymen and make a business of offering their skills.  In the realm of spiritual matters, a journeyman may be more enlightened than a master but clearly not so on worldly matters, especially as the general public perceives the master as the real thing.