sunset2Ascension was first taught in the United States in 1991 by Maharishi Sadashiva Isham (MSI). Although he is often considered the founder of the IshayaTechniques, MSI never claimed authorship of the TEACHING. He often said that the origins of Ascension are lost in the shrouds of time, and that it can actually trace its lineage through the Judeo-Christian traditions as well as through the East.MSI trained teachers to spread the teaching. The teachers and the different organizations are dedicated to sharing the Ascension Attitudes with people throughout the world. Advanced training is available for those who desire it, but the basic course is sufficient to enable the practitioner to reach his or her highest goals.