When looking at the NWO, we need to realize that the New Age movement is 'part and parcel'.
Yes, you are correct. I wrote another one that may be more to the point in relation to what you are speaking of: New World Order or Occult Secret Destiny?
The New World Order elite have always had gurus and masters. They seek spiritual enlightenment the same as the average occult devotee; except in their twisted views of themselves and their right to rule, they have concealed certain aspects of the teachings amongst the adepts. Apotheosis - the teaching of the serpent in Gen. 3:5 - is for them alone, according to their masters: the Great White Brotherhood, the Hierarchy of "Unknown Superiors," etc. etc.
There's a writer on my site that I have great respect for: Phillip Collins. There is nobody on this planet who has investigated this aspect of NWO (as it relates to the elite plan and their use of occultic power for control) like the Collins brothers. Here's a standalone page I've set up for them:
I've been researching these things for a long time and it's safe to say that nearly every one of Phillip Collins' articles can be called a masterpiece of scholarly investigation.