Planet Earth Now?
Masters of the Universe & Mr. Creme
Creme has had his work cut out for the last 27 years. In fact, as the
man chosen to tell the planet about the future of mankind, he hasn't
stopped. Now 78-years-old, he still tours the world constantly and
lectures on the emergence of a 'World Teacher', a man greater than the
Messiah, a man they call Maitreya. The world according to Creme is a
world of UFOs, Masters of Wisdom and a Divine Plan for the universe. And
if that sounds hard to believe, wait for this. Prepare yourself, for the
moment the world has been waiting for has come. Christ is back. But this
time, it's just a little bit different...
On 3rd January 1959,
Benjamin Creme's life was revolutionized. Which is probably quite
understandable, considering he claims he was telepathically contacted by
one of the senior Masters of Ageless Wisdom. In true James Bond style,
his mission - if he chose to accept it - was to re-educate the planet on
its future. Except this was no Hollywood movie. Creme says this really
happened, as he's been telling people ever since.
He's made more than
300 broadcasts on TV and radio in the US alone, lectured across the
world since 1974, published nine books translated into 11 languages,
whilst editing the prophetic magazine Share International that spans 70
countries. All this when he was quite happy to carry on life as an
abstract painter with his wife in London. His message is simple and
Get ready, for the
times they are a changin'
"In this coming
time, even 100 years from now, you'll see a new world, much better in
every respect," says Creme. "Sharing, justice and freedom will
rule." His books, written through him telepathically, continue
where Theosophists like H. P. Blavatsky and Alice Bailey left off. They
give a comprehensive account of the evolution of consciousness in man
and nature, describing how the Universe came to exist, how it operates
and man's place within it in great detail. Creme's job, as he puts it,
is "just to make the story known."
When he talks, it
often sounds like the next script for Star Wars. For any unexplained
event, from weeping statues to crop circles, Creme has an explanation,
and it all comes back to Maitreya. His books prophesy the dawning of a
new spiritual age under the guidance of Masters of Wisdom, advanced
beings who exist in a Spiritual Hierarchy in the higher realms of the
These Masters, Creme
tells us, are men who have gone ahead of us in evolution and perfected
themselves. They now plan to return to the earth with one Great man,
Maitreya, who will show humanity the steps it should take to regenerate
itself. And this man, the Lord of Love and Christ himself, has
apparently been living amongst us since 1982, waiting for the public to
be ready for him. Appealing as it sounds, Creme's proclamation is bound
to cause some skepticism.
The Day of
His blueprint is far
from vague. The Day of Declaration is nearly upon us, he says, as a
major US television network has already invited Maitreya to appear on a
prestigious program. An international press conference will then lead to
a momentous occasion when he will appear on the television networks of
the world linked by satellite.
On that day Maitreya
will mentally 'overshadow' the whole of humanity simultaneously, meaning
everyone will hear him speak to them inwardly in their own language. At
the same time, hundreds of thousands of miracles will take place
throughout the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is
the one man all religions have been waiting for. All the world has to do
is invite him to come forward and be ready. At the very least, it makes
for an interesting story.
Creme's own story of
what happened in his London home 42 years ago is just as extraordinary.
Already an adept esotericist, Creme was told by an associate that the
Masters were sending him communications, but they were just 'bouncing
off' because he wasn't open. He says: "I was aware of the Masters
and knew about their work and believed about their existence, but wasn't
expecting any kind of communication from them.
"It was the
last thing on my mind. Then within just a few weeks the first message
got through. Late one night, about 11.30, it was as if a beam of light
was directed to my mind and my attention shot up several notches.
"All my own
thoughts disappeared, and then came these words as clear as a voice on
the telephone, 'Go to Blackfriars Bridge on January 18th at
The Universe calls
to Mr. Creme
Three weeks later
Creme went there and was greeted by a waiting car of men, one being the
associate who first approached him. This was the start of a flow of
messages that came, he says, "in gathering momentum." The
telepathic voice of the Master soon told Creme to get a tape recorder,
then he began a series of long dictations which Creme recited into his
He says: "At
first there was some hesitation, but after about three months I got
better and better until I perfected it. Then in March 1959, the Master
suddenly said: 'Switch off the machine and sit down. Now our Master has
something important to tell you. This is the Master of all the Masters,
and he holds the office of World Teacher in the hierarchy of
He explained to
Creme that this great Master, Maitreya, is the historical Christ, not
Jesus but the one who worked through him and all the other great
teachers like the Buddha. Creme then knelt down and had what he called
"the most extraordinary experience of my life to date."
He says: "There
was a tremendous energy that poured down from the top of my head. My
heart melted and I was filled with the love of all the world. At the
same time tears rolled down my cheeks, not from sadness or sorrow but
from the feeling of my heart melting.
"Then I was
given a visitation. I was sitting inside a sphere of white light and if
I turned my attention to the right I could see events of the past from
history, but they were all taking place now. If I turned my attention to
the left I saw the events of the future that were also taking place
now." Creme says he was told time doesn't exist in the higher
realms as we experience it, as the past, present and future all take
A visitation from
the World Teacher
"I then saw Maitreya with multitudes of people crying for joy
around him shouting 'Hallelujah'. While I was watching all this the
voice of Maitreya came and says: "I myself am coming, sooner than
anyone thinks possible. It will be in about 20 years. You will have a
role to play in my coming if you accept it.'" Being filled with the
love of all the world, Creme found it impossible to say anything other
than "I'll do it."
But it didn't end
there. Creme was told to put his tapes away, which he did for 17 years,
until in 1972 his Master resumed what he called "the most intensive
period of de-glamorisation, disillusioning, training and
preparation." For months he worked for 20 hours a day with his
Master, strengthening the telepathic link until it required the minimum
of his Master's attention and energy. By 1974 Creme eventually, and
reluctantly, began lecturing, soon to travel the world by invitation in
the name of Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom.
He teaches that a
fundamental shift will take place in the coming years, making it clear
that the soul exists, that reincarnation is a fact of life and that
everyone is here for a certain purpose: the evolution of the planet.
Most people think the world develops in a haphazard fashion, Creme says,
but in fact the Masters - who are, literally, the Masters of the
Universe - have a divine plan to make the Earth into a sacred planet. It
is currently only mid-way in its evolutionary path.
The evolution of the
Since the millennium
the world has moved into a new period, what esotericists have called the
Age of Aquarius, which is set to become a time of peace and brotherhood.
If we reincarnate even 100 years down the line, Creme says, then the
world will be a drastically different and far better place. As this
happens, the Masters plan to return to the everyday world, where they
will peacefully co-exist amongst men.
Living in a culture
defined by its skepticism, many people will take Benjamin Creme with a
pinch of a salt and a large dose of irony. But at 78-years-old, his
enthusiasm, energy and spirit is an example in itself. At one point
during the conversation, asking if there is anyone else in the world in
telepathic contact with a Master, Creme paused to ask his own Master the
answer. Without a trace of pretence, Creme says there were originally
five others given the opportunity to do the work in the worlds five
cities of spiritual energy: New York, London, Genoa, Darjeeling and
Tokyo. He couldn't say if they accepted the offer.
The endearing thing
about Mr. Crème
The endearing thing
about Creme is that, after so many years of lectures and talks, he
doesn't seem to mind what anyone thinks. At most he will compare himself
to Galileo, the man declared a heretic for understanding the solar
system whose theory is now taken for granted. If he tells the truth, as
hundreds of thousands of people across the world already believe he
does, the mild-mannered and self-effacing Creme will soon be compared to
the likes of John the Baptist in the world's history books.
"There's a deep
fear of something new," Creme says, "So in my lectures I say
'just listen and be as open-minded as you can'. People are
extraordinarily lacking in open mindedness, and they're very afraid of
what they don't know. They would rather have a lack of knowledge than a
knowledge that is so far out. But then people write to me all the time
and say they're lives have been changed by what I've said."
Having a Master of
the Universe in your head is, as Creme puts it, like "having your
best mate sitting on your shoulder." He isn't releasing his
Master's name yet, but on anything else he is candid and open.
"It's taken over my life in a very strange way," he says.
"I'm perfectly normal and down to earth, it's not a mystical thing
to me. It's just like someone talking to their boss in his office over
the phone." Except that his boss apparently lives high up in the
nether regions of the Himalayas.
The Master's sense
Far from being a
disciplinarian, Creme says his Master has a tremendous sense of humour.
Recounting an experience when he was writing his first book in the 70s,
he says he was smoking cigarillos as he took the dissertation. His
Master constantly told him to stop smoking his "filthy weeds",
as he called them, but Creme was determined not to, retaining his right
to exercise free will. He always put his cigarillo tin in the same
place, but on this day it suddenly vanished.
Looking for it
everywhere, he asked his Master if he had moved it. 'Who me? No, don't
you think Master got better things to do,' was the constant reply. Soon
realising that it had to be his Master, Creme said: 'Ok I'll just buy
some more on my way out,' and then, instantly, the cigarillo tin
manifested just where he had left it. It was just one of many anecdotes
amassed from Creme's intriguing past, if, of course, you can believe it.
The Master uses
Creme as 'a window into the world' through which he can heal, talk and
inspire Creme to say what's needed. The incongruity of this
free-spirited, amiable man communicating constantly with a prodigious
world Mastermind is comical to think about. Creme says that he often has
to apologise for his language, as his Master is always impeccably
polite, approaching him with words like 'would Creme be good enough to
do such and such'. He says: "If I don't approach him he doesn't
approach me now, but I have never wished he would leave me alone or give
me a break."
A climate of hope
It is an incredible
account, but for Creme the point of his story is not to glorify himself,
but simply to inform about Maitreya. He doesn't receive any kind of
financial reward for his work; his books are sold as cheaply as
possible, while his lectures and meditation workshops are always free.
"This reappearance is an imminent thing, Maitreya is in the world
now," declares Creme with tireless enthusiasm. You have to ask how
someone, if deluded or mad, could spend so many years lecturing on a
subject if they made it up, especially when you consider the backing and
support Share International has built. Creme urges the skeptic to just
read his books and contemplate the wisdom and insight of the material,
which he says is obviously not his but channeled from a far greater
His aim is simple;
to create a 'climate of hope' for the World Teacher to make himself
known, a man who doesn't sleep, doesn't eat, can take on different
forms, be in several places at once and disappear at will. A man who is
already living among the Asian community in East London. But that's
another story, one that Creme will no doubt be telling at his next