“Beginning in 1959, [Creme] was contacted by one of the "Ascended Masters," who told him he had a mission to perform for the advancement of the Masters' plan for humanity. Creme was instructed to prepare the way for the coming of one Lord Maitreya, a Master who would assume human form and begin preparing humanity for the advent of the Age of Aquarius — a sort of New Age millennium. The Aquarian Age would be a time of peace, plenty, perfect equality, and global governance under the Masters, via the United Nations.”- New Age Roots, by Steve Bonta
In 1980 Creme wrote a book called The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, which is an account of his telepathic communication with Maitreya and the history of his involvement with the occult dating back to the 1940's. These messages received from Maitreya represents the most dominate strain of the present-day New Age eschatological religion.
In the preface to his book, Creme states that his career in the occult began through a study of Wilhelm Reich's work and the use of the orgone accumulator. He became "consciously aware of, and extremely sensitive to, energy currents." He continues in the preface of The Reappearance of Christ, "I also began to read. I read, among others, the Theosophical works of H.P. Blavatsky and Leadbeater; Gurdjieff, Ouspensky and Nicoll; Paul Brunton; Patanjali; the Alice Bailey and Agni Yoga teachings; Swamis Vivekananda and Yogananda; Sri Ramana Maharishi, whose path of self-knowledge I sought to follow."
In mid-1957 he worked with a group which claimed contact with the Space Brothers, and discovered his ability to transmit energies from the Space People. In 1958 Creme entered into close contact and began to work for the Space Brothers. Creme also worked briefly with contactee George Adamski, vouching for the authenticity of Adamski's contacts from his own experiences.
By 1974, Creme and his small group, received a series of overshadowing messages by Maitreya, which launched him on his career to affirm his coming. It's revealing to note that Creme also mentions that his group would often make contact with Maitreya in ceremonies that were held on the full moon, and at various times of Astrological significance.
Creme himself travels and lectures all over the world, while his organization, Share International, promulgates the Gospel According to Maitreya. Share International's newsletter of the same name is advertised as "a monthly magazine, bringing together the two major directions of New Age thinking — the political and the spiritual." Each issue includes articles ranging from globalist politics and finance to occult phenomena such as UFO sightings. Also featured is a message from the Master (Maitreya), which, it is claimed, is communicated telepathically via Benjamin Creme.- New Age Roots, by Steve Bonta
The following blockquote is the official message from Share about Maitreya.
WHO IS MAITREYA?
He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions. Christians know Him as the Christ, and expect His imminent return. Jews await Him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect Him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah.
The names may be different, but many believe they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose name is Maitreya (My-'tray-ah). Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher, Maitreya has not come as a religious leader, or to found a new religion, but as a teacher and guide for people of every religion and those of no religion.
At this time of great political, economic and social crisis Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation.
He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty. Among Maitreya's recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, clothing, education, and medical care become universal rights.
Under Maitreya's inspiration, humanity itself will make the required changes and create a saner and more just world for all.
A Gradual Emergence
In recent years, information about Maitreya's emergence has come primarily from Benjamin Creme, a British artist and author who has been speaking and writing about this event since 1974.
According to Creme, Maitreya descended in July 1977 from His ancient retreat in the Himalayas and took up residence in the Indian-Pakistani community of London. He has been living and working there, seemingly as an ordinary man, His true status known to relatively few. He has been emerging gradually into full public view so as not to infringe humanity's free will.
As a modern man concerned with today's problems, Maitreya has worked on many levels since 1977 to prepare humanity for His outward presence.
From behind the scenes, the outpouring of His extraordinary energy has been the stimulus for dramatic changes on many fronts, including the fall of communism in the Soviet Union, the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, the rapprochement between East and West, the growing power of the people's voice, and a worldwide focus on preserving the environment.
Outwardly, He has met with groups of journalists and influential leaders from all fields, informing them of His solutions to today's most pressing problems and of the role they might play in the coming time.
Since 1988 Maitreya has appeared miraculously throughout the world, mainly to orthodox religious groups, presenting in the simplest terms the great spiritual laws governing our lives. And, through steadily increasing signs and spiritual manifestations, now widely reported in the media, He has touched the hearts of millions, preparing them for His imminent appearance.
Day of Declaration
At the earliest possible moment, Maitreya will demonstrate His true identity. On the Day of Declaration, the international television networks will be linked together, and Maitreya will be invited to speak to the world.
We will see His face on television, but each of us will hear His words telepathically in our own language as Maitreya simultaneously impresses the minds of all humanity. Even those who are not watching Him on television will have this experience.
At the same time, hundreds of thousands of spontaneous healings will take place throughout the world. In this way we will know that this man is truly the World Teacher for all humanity.- Message taken from the Share International website in the year 2000. A slightly different version remains online here.
One major aspect of Creme's mission was the formation of Share International Foundation and the publication of it's monthly self-titled magazine. Each issue contains a brief synopsis of the emergence of Maitreya on the first two pages and then a brief message that has been trance-channeled through Benjamin Creme from an Ascended Master known simply as "The Master" on page three. The spiritual thrust of SI is clearly obvious in each issue that is published. Despite this fact, or perhaps because of it, SI has a long list of prominent, well respected international diplomats, religious leaders and political figures who have had articles published in this magazine. They include articles written by former UN leader Boutros Boutros-Ghali; present leader Kofi Annan; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; Gro Harlem Brundtland who is director-general of the World Health Organization and former Prime Minister of Norway; the Dalai Lama; and recently even Britain's Crown Prince Charles. Even though the average man on the street would most likely dissolve into hysterical laughter upon being presented with the beliefs of Creme and Share International, it is easily shown that this magazine is well-respected and taken seriously by many influential members of the Global Elite. In fact, Share International Foundation is accredited as an official non-governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations, and the magazine, as stated on the inside cover of each issue, is published by SI "...in association with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations."- Antichrist: The Contemporary Data, by Peter D. Goodgame
The following is collection of quotes from Creme's The Reappearance of The Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (1980). If what he says is true, then the infiltration of the government by Luciferic agents is already a reality today. These agents, we are told, are directed by the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters and are working together to bring about the New World Order right under our noses. The reader will be reminded of the quotes from Marilyn Ferguson in another page, regarding this very same conspiracy. No narrative is necessary, the message is crystal clear: [(EMPHASIS MINE)]
From these existing groups (New Age plants) in all fields of work — political, religious, social, scientific, educational and cultural — will be formed a nucleus who will be trained directly by the Master himself. Gradually they will be called upon for help and advice by governmental agencies, and their effective power to influence governmental decisions will increase. THEY CAN THUS DIRECTLY LAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
Administrative and Governmental positions will be offered to certain members of the inner group who can then directly implement the needed changes. In this way a gradual transformation of society will be made...
The Hierarchy has plans already made and ready to put into effect. These involve the reconstruction of the world financial and economic order. A group of high initiates, themselves economists, industrialists, and financial experts of great experience and achievement, are working with the Hierarchy and have evolved a series of blueprints, alternative inter-related plans, which will solve the redistribution problems which are at the basis of the present world crisis. These can and will be speedily implemented when the need is seen and accepted, which acceptance will be forced on the United Nations of the world by the weight of a now informed public opinion. The cry for help and justice from the poor and starving nations will be too loud and too dramatic to ignore. THE STAGE WILL THEN BE SET FOR THE [ANTI]CHRIST TO MAKE KNOWN HIS PRESENCE AND LEAD MANKIND INTO THE AQUARIAN EXPERIENCE.
According to Benjamin Creme, The Ascended Masters live in a dimension that hovers over the Gobi Desert (Shamballa), are led by Sanat Kumara, which Theosophist Dane Rudyar referred to as "King Satan." The world has been continually infiltrated by Theosophists, with what they believe to be consciousness-altering "light" in order to prepare us for the unity necessary to receive Sanat Kumara as our world leader and true spiritual identity. The next expected avatar who will bridge the gap between western and eastern mysticism will supposedly be Maitreya, who is one of the higher Kumaras, who will usher in the wide reception of Sanat Kumara.
Creme says that the aspect of God that we aspire to is the Logos of our planet, who is embodied for us as Sanat Kumara, on Shamballa. He is our "Father ....In the coming age many, many people will see God as Sanat Kumara and take the third initiation ....When you take the third initiation you see God, as Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the world, who is a real physical being in etheric matter on Shamballa." (Reappearance of Christ and The Masters of Wisdom, p. 135)
Creme talks about Maitreya being the 1st and 2nd initiations who "prepares the way" for this "Lord of the World" - "Sanat Kumara", the third initiation. David Spangler another Blavatsky/Bailey disciple makes no bones about the identity of this initiator. He calls this the "Luciferic Initiation."
The true light of Lucifer cannot be seen through sorrow, through darkness, through reflection. The true light of this great being can only be recognized when one's own eyes can see with the light of the Christ, the light of the inner sun. Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into the New Age, which is the age of man's wholeness, each of us is brought to that point which I term the Luciferic Initiation, the particular doorway through which the individual must pass if he is to come fully into the presence of his light and his wholeness.
Lucifer comes to give us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it, then he is free and we are free, that is the Luciferic Initiation. It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age.- David Spangler, Reflections on the Christ, Findhorn Lecture Series, 3rd ed., 1981; p. 45
In his Tara Center's ad in 1982, Benjamin Creme stated: "What is the Plan? It included the installation of a new world order government and new world religion under Maitreya." At his Share International website Creme has a question and answer format describing the teachings of Maitreya.
- Do you accept the interpretation of Lucifer as the Fallen Angel of Evil? (Maitreya's teachings on religion)
No, I do not. I think this is a complete misunderstanding of Lucifer by christian teaching. The name 'Lucifer' means, literally, 'light'. The word comes from the latin root: lux, lucis - light; and fer, ferre - to bring. It means therefore, light-bringing and is the name of the planet Venus as the morning star.
Far from being evil it is pure light. In the esoteric teaching, Lucifer is the name for the great angelic Entity who embodies the human kingdom on the soul plane.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. II Cor. 11:14-15
- What is the role of devotion in religious attitude (for example, the cult of Christ and Mary?) Is such devotion misplaced or valid (based on fact)?
Devotion is the expression of the love of the devotee for God as exemplified by the object of devotion - the Guru, Christ, Madonna, and so on. It is one of the two major paths to God-realization (the other is knowledge). Eventually, devotion must give way to knowledge and the devotee or mystic must become the occultist or knower.
Creme denies the creator and promotes the Heresy of Lucifer, in which the serpent invited Eve to partake (Gen. 3:5).
- What will you say is the purpose behind creation? ( Ageless Wisdom teachings and spirituality. Basic tenets FAQ)
There is only one purpose that we can know about in the whole of cosmos - the service of cosmos by cosmos. If it is true to say that we are God, there is no such thing as God out there and us here. God is a state of Being, a state of consciousness. When you have that state of consciousness, you know that you are God.
- Alice Bailey founded the Lucifer Trust, which she later changed to the Lucis Trust -- what did she mean by Lucifer?
Lucifer is the name of a great Angel, not an upstart in heaven who revolted against God and was put down into the nether regions as the Devil....the angel who ensouls the human kingdom; every person, therefore, is a fragment of Lucifer. According to the esoteric teaching, the human souls individualized 18.5 million years ago. Lucifer, the Oversoul, diversified itself, and each fragment became individualized.
That's funny the word of God tells me otherwise: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High." Isaiah 14: 12-15
And the great Dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev. 12:9
Maitreya in another page at Creme's Share International gives his disciples a prayer for the New Age. Read the following with Genesis 3:4-5 in mind: “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall surely not die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods knowing good and evil.”
I am the creator of the universe.
I am the father and mother of the universe.
Everything came from me.
Everything shall return to me.
Mind spirit and body are my temples,
for the self to realize in them
My supreme being and becoming.
Now would the true Christ return to deny God and give the same message that the serpent gave to Eve; we can become Gods. Creme teaches that the Christ Maitreya has returned as the World Teacher and that his teaching is the art of "self-realization" or in other words, man has the capacity to become God by occult initiatory methods.
Whether Benjamin Creme's channeled "Master" is, in fact, the antichrist or not, remains to be seen. However, the teaching of man's divinity is the crux of the New Age-New World Order, and its various "light-bearers" have successfully ingrained this idea into the minds of humanity — a clear invitation to partake "in fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil". We know who brought that first message in the Garden, and the startling thing is that they readily admit that its Lucifer bringing this same "initiation." Incidentally, New Age leader John Randolph Price admits that, "Those who follow the path of Lucifer are called 'light-bearers' in the world."
The Plan of the Hierarchy of Ascended Masters is a New World Religion and a New World Order, with a "Christ" and one "Sanat Kumara" at it's head. Jesus said there will be many false Christs (Matt. 24:23,24), and warns of this as a sign just before his return. First the New Age Hierarchy had to ingrain their "Divine Plan" into the minds of an already spiritually-empty society, which our Western culture has been for generations. What was the Plan, you say?
John Randolph Price, writes:
“Has it not occurred to you what the Divine Plan is? The Divine Plan for your life is the Christ (self) indwelling, your spiritual nature, your Superconsciousness, your LORD ... The Light of God within you, your True Self.”- The Planetary Commission, p.68
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The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship, by Paul & Phillip Collins
Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbe Barruel
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, by James H. Billington
America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones, by Antony C. Sutton