by Terry Melanson
(Last update: May 7th, 2005)
In 1959, the "Ascended Masters" contacted Benjamin Creme — an
obscure English painter who dabbled in the occult — Creme was told
to perform a mission: the advancement of the Masters’ plan for
humanity. Creme was instructed to prepare the way for one Lord Maitreya — a Master and self-proclaimed
christ who would soon begin
to assume a human form to begin preparing humanity for the Age of
Aquarius. The Aquarian Age would be a time of peace, plenty, perfect
equality, and global governance under the Masters, via the United
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
Age eschatological religion.
In the preface to his 1980 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;
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
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
Creme travels and lectures all over the world, while his
Share International, promulgates the gospel according
to Maitreya. Each month Share International puts out a newsletter
with articles ranging from globalist politics and finance to occult
phenomena, including UFO sightings. Also featured is a message from
Maitreya, which, it is claimed, is communicating telepathically via
The following blockquote is the official message from Share
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
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
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
Under Maitreya’s inspiration, humanity itself will make the required
changes and create a saner and more just world for all.
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
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
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.
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.
taken from the Share International website in the year 2000. A
slightly different version remains online.
Each issue of Share International’s monthly Magazine features 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 Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; present
Secretary General 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.
the average man off 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 Share International,
with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations."
(Webmaster’s Note: The information in the above paragraph was found
Red Moon Rising, notes and sources are cited.)
your ’Ascended’ Master
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
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
"Father ....In the coming age many, many people will see
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
Lucifer and Maitreya
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
teaches idol worship
What is the role of devotion in religious attitude (for example, the
cult of Christ and Mary?) Is such devotion misplaced or valid (based
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
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:
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
for the New Age
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
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
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