This assumption means that there is a range of routes to semi-divinity. Some of them are what Foucault calls Technologies of the Self. Some of these technologies can be further specified as technologies of consciousness, generating ASC.
Different technologies of the Self
In relation to this study there were around 400 BC at the dawn of the Axial Age three models of how to become semi-divine. As I have said Foucault would call them Technologies of the Self, as they all aimed at fundamental transformation of the individual. Below, I have delineated the three models, but it should be borne in mind that they are only models, abstractions of reality. In reality this means that many of the high status groups employed different combinations of the models. The models are more thought of as landmarks, allowing us to discuss how far a given group or practice was from a given landmark.