Many of the new-age fluffy-fluff crews spout that no master can guide one along the path, plus those solely within thoughts, mind, logic, and matter, spout there is no path. But I disagree.
Yes, ultimately the true master is deep in the self (deep enough to have to really dig about a bit though), but from my experiences someone with 'true Gnosis' can certainly guide.
I have come across a true master recently, known simply as Matt, a traveller. He has such cosmic consciousness he sees the earth plane as outer space. Matt seeks no money, adorns no strange clothes or any strange titles. Matt simply burns through all labels and conditioning; simply by observing pure truth in day to day life.
Matt experiences many avenues of our reality, including going to a barbecue, going fishing, and dancing. Also observing lawnmowers, scary rides, and food paint.
Happy Satur(n)day, I leave with a photo of comet ISON.