A man by the name of Benjamin Creme, a self-described disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, appears to have taken
over where they left off. Through his early studies of their works he became convinced in the reality of the "Ascended
Masters," (the supposed inter-dimensional beings who direct humanity's evolution), and claims that in 1959 he was first
contacted by them. According to Creme's biography...

"He was told, among other things, that Maitreya, the World Teacher -- the Master of all the Masters -- would return in
about 20 years and that he (Creme) would have a role to play in the event if he chose to accept it."

Creme claims that he has been in constant telepathic contact with "Maitreya the Christ" since the early '70s and that
Maitreya finally entered civilized society privately in 1977 when he materialized in human form and took up residence in a
suburb of London.(4) Since then Creme has traveled the world, giving lectures and appearing on talk shows, to prepare
the world for the public emergence of Maitreya.(5) He also claims that a major American television network has agreed
to interview Maitreya at a time of Maitreya's choosing.(6)

One major aspect of Creme's mission was the formation of Share International Foundation (SI) 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.(7) 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,(8) 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."

Creme and Share International are both intimately connected with a number of New Age groups including the
Freemasons (Creme often lectures in Masonic halls), the Tara Canter of Hollywood, CA, the Theosophical Society, the
Lucis Trust (which maintains the official UN "meditation room"), and World Goodwill, an organization created by the
Lucis Trust and also recognized by the UN as an official NGO. World Goodwill also actively promotes the appearance of
"Maitreya the World Teacher" in their literature and on their website. (9)

Maitreya claims to be "The Christ" returned, yet there are many aspects of his character and many of his predictions (as
given by Creme) which fall in line with the bible's predictions of the coming Antichrist and the events that will surround the
end of the age. For instance, Maitreya predicts many natural disasters and a period of violence and destruction prior to
earth's entry into the New Age (10);  he warns that the worldwide capitalist financial system will be overturned (11); he
predicts that a new world religion will be established under his guidance and that he will be aided by a future leader of the
Roman Catholic Church (12). Regarding the current problems between Israel and the Palestinians Creme has stated that
when Maitreya appears he will solve them, saying,

"I believe Maitreya alone has the spiritual authority to point to the solution and achieve its implementation."

Most Christians understand that the final seven year period of earth's rebellious history begins with a covenant that will
involve the Antichrist and the nation of Israel. (13) In addition to these facts Creme says that Maitreya may be rejected by
intolerant "fundamentalists" (Christians and Jews), and "The Master," an unnamed being who also speaks through Creme,
warns of people who will reject Maitreya based on "scriptural warnings which they all too readily misinterpret."  (14) (This
researcher is doing his best to interpret them correctly.)
Benjamin Creme on Maitreya