A message of hope for humanity
by Benjamin Creme
Creme gives background and explains why he is convinced that the
Christ has returned in hopes of awakening others.
Many people have asked me to relate something of the steps which have led me into the work I am now doing. It will
not be a complete account: there are unwritten laws of reticence on some aspects of the Master - Disciple
relationship, and I am pledged to silence on certain work for and with the Space Brothers; but for whatever interest
it may have, and in the hope that it may make more real and believable the fact of the Masters and the fact of the
Christ’s return at their head, I set down the following:
As a child of four or five, one of my favourite
pastimes was to sit at the window and watch the wind; not the effect of the wind on the trees or leaves, but the
wind itself. I would watch the movements of the air and try to guess whether it was a north, south, east or west
wind blowing. When I went to school, I learned that the air was invisible, the wind likewise, and forgot, I do not
remember whether gradually or suddenly, my ability to see what of course was some level of the etheric planes of
matter. Above the dense physical — solid, liquid, and gaseous — are four planes of still finer matter which
constitute the etheric envelope of this planet, and of which the dense physical planes are a precipitation. It was
not until some twenty years later, through the building and use of Wilhelm Reich’s orgone accumulator, that I
again became aware of this ocean of energy of which we ourselves are a part, and proved to myself conclusively the
existence of the etheric planes.
At the age of fourteen, I read what was for me an extraordinary book: With
Mystics and Magicians in Tibet, by Alexandra David Neel. This Polish woman of indefatigable courage,
determination and resource managed, disguised as a Lama, to penetrate the forbidding barriers around that mysterious
country, gained permission to stay, and placed herself under the tutorship of a true Lama. She describes various
esoteric practices, some of which she learned, including the creation by thought of a 'familiar'; in her case of a
jovial fat monk who soon got out of her control and had to be de-materialised. These practices obviously involved
considerable concentration and mind control, but I found a little success with some of them, including Tumo, a
system for creating internal heat in cold weather. In the late 1940s, through a study of Wilhelm Reich’s work, and
the use of the orgone accumulator, I became consciously aware of, and extremely sensitive to, energy currents; so
much so that eventually I could tell when an atomic bomb had been exploded in the Pacific or wherever. Across these
thousands of miles, I registered the shift in the etheric currents caused by the explosions. Inevitably, a day or
two later, would come the report that America, Russia, or Britain had tested a 'device' of such and such a size.
the early 1950s, I happened on a book by Rolf Alexander: The Power of the Mind. The magazine article which
drew my attention to it had, of course, concentrated on the most sensational aspect of the book — 'cloud-busting',
the breaking up of clouds by the power of thought alone. Rolf Alexander, a Canadian, was called to Tibet and trained
by a Tibetan Master of Yoga, and his book outlines a practice to bring the instinctive, subconscious mind under the
control of the directive conscious mind. The latter is only too often fragmented and partly submerged in the
subconscious computer activity of the former, and a great deal of its available energy is lost. The method used is
self-hypnosis. The freeing of the conscious, directing principle from its involvement in the activity of the
subconscious mind (which should proceed automatically) releases large stores of mental energy and leads directly to
the focus and concentration which precede meditation. And so I began to meditate.
I also began to read. I
read, among many 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, Sivananda, Yogananda; Sri
Ramana Maharshi, whose Path of Self-knowledge I sought to follow. Through his meditation on 'Who am I?' (and, I know
now, through the Grace of my Master), I found myself precipitated into a sense of identity with the whole phenomenal
world: the earth, the sky, the houses and people; the trees and birds and clouds, I saw to be myself. I disappeared
as a separate being, yet retained full consciousness, a consciousness expanded to include everything. I saw that
this was the true Reality, that one’s normal waking consciousness simply covers this, keeps it hidden, through
wrong identification with oneself as this body. I also saw this phenomenal world as a kind of ritual, a ritualised
shadow-play, acting out a dream or desire of That which alone existed, alone was Real, which was also myself.
1953, I read Desmond Leslie’s and George Adamski’s Flying Saucers have Landed and Adamski’s Inside
the Space Ships, which made a deep impression, and had, for me, the ring of truth. Until then, I had looked on
reports of flying saucers as probably referring to secret new types of aeroplanes being built by America and Russia.
My reactions to these books I think can be summarised as: The Space People are obviously here. It would be
marvellous to meet them, but if they want me I am sure they will know where to find me. Until that time it does not
In mid-1957, I began to work with a society involved with the U.F.O. phenomenon, which claimed
contact with the Space Brothers. With this group I did my first public speaking, but, more importantly, discovered
my ability to transmit the cosmic spiritual energies from the Space People, which was a major work of the group. I
also found I could heal.
Towards the end of 1958 I withdrew from this society and entered into the closest
contact with, and work for, the Space Brothers. The nature of this work I am afraid I may not reveal, but many
misconceptions about them and their activities which I had held were rectified at this time. I worked very briefly
with George Adamski during a visit he paid to this country, and can vouch for the authenticity of his contacts from
my own experience.
How did I come into this work? In late 1958, I was told by a fellow disciple who had the
'connection', that I was receiving 'messages'. This surprised me and I had no sense that it was true. I was told
that the messages 'bounced off' me, but if I did such and such, in time I would receive correctly.
have done the right thing, because one night, early in January 1959, so clearly there was no mistaking, I heard
inwardly the instruction: go to so and so (a place in London) on such and such a date and time, some three weeks
ahead. On the night, there were people waiting there to meet me.
That was the start of a flow of messages
which came in gathering momentum. Some, apparently, I missed (I was told later when I missed one) and I became so
afraid of missing them that I gave them to myself. I sent myself on several rendezvous, where nothing happened and
no one came, but gradually I settled down; I did not miss them and I stopped making them up. I was told to get a
tape-recorder and received many long dictations of various kinds. Some contained advice, guidance, or spiritual
instruction. I was not told the identity of the Master (or Masters) who spoke thus, telepathically, to me, and I
think I was too shy to ask, although I was told I could ask questions. It was not until years later that I learned
his name and also that I would have been told had I asked long ago.
One night, early in 1959, during such a
transmission, I was told to turn off the tape-recorder. There followed a discourse on his Reappearance by Maitreya,
the Christ, Head of our planetary Hierarchy. He said also that I would have a part in the Plan. At that time I
believed that the World Teacher would come from one of the higher planets, probably from Venus, and this information
from Maitreya caused a complete upset to my thinking. In a transmission soon after this event, my Master, referring
to this new-found knowledge, added: “The time is coming when you will be expected to act upon it.” And in
another: “Affirm his coming!”
I cannot claim that I took these exhortations to heart and that that
is why I am engaged in this work of preparation for the Christ. On instruction, I put these tapes away for seventeen
years and I am afraid I needed a rather strong push from the Master to launch me into this work.
end of 1972, when I was rather in the doldrums and least expecting it, that Wise, and Wily One, whom I have the
privilege to call Master, pounced. He took me in hand, and subjected me to the most intensive period of de-glamorisation,
disillusioning, training and preparation. For months we worked together, twenty hours a day, deepening and
strengthening the telepathic link until it was two-way with equal ease, requiring the minimum of his attention and
energy. He forged in this period an instrument through whom he could work, and which would be responsive to his
slightest impression (of course, with my complete cooperation and without the slightest infringement of my
free-will). Everything I see and hear, he sees and hears. When he wishes, a look from me can be a look from him; my
touch, his. So, with the minimum expenditure of energy he has a window on the world, an outpost of his
consciousness; he can heal and teach. He himself remains, in a fully physical body, thousands of miles away. I am
not suggesting that I am his only 'window on the world'. I do not know how rare this is, but I am sure that it is
not unique. It constitutes a definite stage in the Master - Disciple relationship. He has asked me not to reveal his
identity for the time being — not even to the members of the group with which I work, and through which he works.
I know of two reasons (there may be others) for his request, and respect them, but I may say that he is one of the
Senior Members of the Hierarchy, a Master of the Wisdom, whose name is well known to esotericists in the West. His
inspiration has heightened tremendously the conceptual power and intensity of my paintings.
episodes, among many which illustrate the loving concern of the Great Ones, and their lively sense of humour, as
well as the ability to use their powers at long distance:
The first occurred early in 1973, during the period of most intense
preparation and training. For some time I had been smoking small cigarettes, and the Master frequently urged me to
stop smoking these 'filthy weeds' as he called them. His technique of discouraging me was to assign some meditation
or exercise every time I made to light one.
One day, preparing to keep an appointment somewhere, I laid this
small box of cigars on the corner of my bed while I changed clothes. When I was ready to leave, it had, literally,
disappeared. I asked the Master, of course, if he had done something to it. He claimed complete ignorance of, or
interest in, the 'filthy weeds'. I was certain of where I had left them, but nevertheless made a thorough search,
without result. “Are you sure you didn’t hide them?” I repeated. He swore his innocence: He had better things
to do with his time and energy. At last I said: “All right, I’ll just get some more on the way out.”
Immediately, they lay on the bed-corner where I had left them.
The second episode concerns a bird and
occurred about two and a half years ago. Each year, we are visited by large numbers of swifts who dive and wheel
outside our windows all day long and nest under the eaves.
Early one hot summer morning, one of these
marvellous birds flew through an open bedroom window, straight through the closed venetian blind. It dropped with a
thud on to a large tin of floor varnish which stood under the window, bending the handle and top of the tin with the
impact. It lay there panting, its eyes staring and its enormous wings lying awry, one on, and one over the side of,
the tin. The Master asked me to look closely and carefully over the bird and I felt his energy pouring through my
eyes. At once, it relaxed and closed its eyes.
The Master assured me that there were no bones broken, but
that it was severely bruised and shocked. He told me to open the window at the bottom and to go down and have
breakfast. Half an hour later, I returned to find the bird gone, healed and restored to the morning air.
two little episodes may surprise those students who remember the Master Djwhal Khul’s statement that the Masters
are not interested in, and do not concern themselves with, the personality lives of disciples. While I am sure that,
in general, this is true, I am equally certain that there are exceptions to this rule. It depends entirely on the
type of relationship the Master is seeking to build, the degree of trust he seeks to elicit, and the karmic
relationship existing between himself and the disciple. In March 1974, he gave me a list of fourteen names of people
to invite to a talk at my home on 'meditation and allied subjects'. They all came.
I talked about the
Hierarchy of Masters, about meditation, and its role in bringing about soul contact. Under instruction, I presented
them with the following offer: I invited them to take part in a group work in which their occult meditation would
proceed under the guidance of a Master of the Wisdom, in exchange for which they would act as transmitters of the
Hierarchical energies, thus forming a bridging group between Hierarchy and the disciples in the field.
Master arranged a short transmission to show them what was involved. Twelve of the fourteen agreed, two feeling that
they were not ready for this kind of work.
The group was formed in March 1974 to channel the spiritual
potencies. We met twice weekly, at first, for about 1˝–2 hours. The question of a name for the group came up, but
the Master’s instruction was, and still is, that no name should be used; no organisation built; no officers
appointed; no fence erected around ourselves and our ideas; the maximum openness maintained. At the same time, the
Master gave me the blueprint for building the transmitter - transformer instrument which we use in this work, and
which I also use in healing. It is a tetrahedron in form and is based on the principle that certain shapes have
inherent energetic properties.
A great study is going on today into the nature and energetic properties of
the pyramid. The Great Pyramid at Giza is really an Atlantean instrument, based on the power of shape. The aim of
Atlantean man was to perfect the astral-emotional vehicle, or body. Just by being the shape it is, the pyramid, when
aligned with the north and south poles, draws energy from the etheric and astral planes. This was transmitted for
the benefit of the population of the great city which lies buried beneath the sands around the Pyramid and the
The aim of our present, fifth, root race, the Aryan, is to perfect the mental vehicle. When aligned
north and south, the Tetrahedron automatically draws to itself and transmits energy from the mental planes. This
principle is behind our use of the instrument. The instrumentation — quartz crystal, magnets, gold and silver
discs and wires, focuses and potentises all the energies channelled through us by Hierarchy; the shape itself
transforming them downwards on to the lower Mental planes where they can be more readily absorbed by many people.
Without this transforming work, which the instrument carries further, the Hierarchical energies, streaming as they
do in the main from the Buddhic level (the level of the Spiritual Intuition), would 'bounce off' the masses of
people, and their effect would be limited. This is behind the need of Hierarchy for transmission groups, using some
form of meditation or prayer.
Under the Master’s instruction, I built also a Spiritual Energy Battery which
can be attached to the transmitter. So far we have used it only once, to demonstrate, I suppose, the principle. The
group’s personnel has changed many times, only four of the original group remaining. Its numbers have grown and
fallen, but always seem to stabilise at around twelve fully active members, with many less active or regular
participants, and a great many offshoots, both here and abroad. Nowadays, we meet regularly three times weekly to
transmit the energies from Hierarchy for anything from four to seven or eight hours on end. Only the most dedicated
and committed people, of course, can maintain that intensity of rhythm, so numbers are, necessarily, kept low. In
addition, we hold a regular weekly public meeting at the Friends’ Meeting House, Euston Road, London, in which the
audience is invited to share in the transmission of the energies which are sent then.
In June 1974 began a
series of overshadowing and transmitted messages by Maitreya, inspiring us, and keeping us informed of the progress
of his externalisation. We were privileged also to become aware of the gradual creation and perfectionment of his
body of manifestation — the Mayavirupa. In the period from March 1976 to September 1977, these communications from
Maitreya became very frequent indeed.
During the first year of the group’s life, we held an open meeting at
each full moon where interested friends of the members could join in the transmission. At these full-moon meetings,
I would give a short talk, usually about the Reappearance of the Christ and the Hierarchy of Masters, or, on
occasion, on the significance, from an esoteric astrological point of view, of the particular full-moon energies.
Towards the end of 1974, the Master said, several times: “You know,
you must take all this to the public. It is of little use giving this information to the twenty or so people, only,
who are here.” The pantomime began: I would remonstrate, plead not to have to 'go public'. He would assure me that
he was only joking: “I have other plans for you”, he would say, and I would relax again. But in January, 1975,
he finally said: “I mean it. Give this information (he had dictated a mass of information on how the Plan would
work out) to the groups, of all backgrounds and teachings. Tell them what you know. The hope is that from the more
focused minds of the groups will go out a telepathic interplay with the general public, so that when you go to them,
they will be somewhat prepared.”
I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it at all. I liked what I was doing. I
liked working quietly, esoterically, knowing I was doing something useful, but neither too strenuous nor making too
great psychological demands on me. I did nothing about the groups until several firm pushes from the Master at last
got me moving. In March or April I wrote hopefully to forty or so groups working along spiritual lines, offering my
services as a speaker on: “The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of the Wisdom”. The response, not
surprisingly, for I was quite unknown, was not altogether overwhelming. I had, I think, about six or seven replies.
Three of these groups were interested to know more — all newish groups run by young people — Centre House,
Gentle Ghost and the Franklin School, and I gave a talk at each, the first at Centre House, on May 30th 1975.
was very nervous. Although I knew my material, I did not have it in any sort of order. The Master, in his kindness,
dictated for me a list of headings which I could glance at, and, in fact, so overshadowed me throughout the talk
that he practically gave it. Just before the end, I was suddenly overshadowed by Maitreya himself, my heart melted,
and I had the greatest difficulty in keeping my voice steady. The following words were put into my mind:
the Christ returns, he will not at first reveal his Presence, nor will the Masters Who precede Him; but gradually,
steps will be taken which will reveal to men that there lives among them now a man of outstanding, extraordinary,
potency, capacity for love and service, and with a breadth of view, far beyond the ordinary. Men and women, all over
the world, will find themselves drawn into the awareness of the point in the modern world wherein this man will
live; and from that centre of force will flow the True Spirit of the Christ, which will gradually reveal to men that
he is with us. Those who can respond to his presence and his teaching will find themselves somewhat reflecting this
love, this potency, this breadth of vision, and will go into the world and spread abroad the fact that the Christ is
in the world, and that men should look to that country from which a certain teaching is emanating. This will take
place in a very, relatively, short period of time, and will lead to conclusive evidence that the Christ is in our
“From that time onwards, the changes which will take place in the world will proceed with a speed
unprecedented in the whole history of the planet. The next twenty-five years will show such changes, changes so
radical, so fundamental, that the world will be entirely changed for the better.”
No one was more surprised
than I was to hear this statement. Not until I heard it back on tape was I sure, even, that it made sense.
July 7th 1977, Maitreya Himself informed us that his body of manifestation — the Mayavirupa — was totally
complete, that he had “donned” it, and that his Body of Light (his Ascended Body) was now at rest in his
mountain Centre in the Himalayas. On July 8th, we were told, the Descent had begun. On Tuesday, July 19th, my Master
told me that Maitreya had now arrived in his 'point of focus', a well-known modern country. I had a lecture meeting
that night at Friends’ House, but was told to keep the information to myself, as yet. During our Friday
transmission session, the Master told me that Maitreya had been resting, acclimatising himself, for three days, and
that on that day, July 22nd, his Mission had begun. This information I could share with the group.
midnight, the transmission ended and we congregated as usual for tea before dispersing. My wife turned on the
television, where the late-night film featured some family drama with Bette Davis in the leading role. Some of the
group watched, but, understandably, my thoughts were elsewhere. I made some sarcastic remarks about the film and its
actors (usually I admire Bette Davis as an actress very much). When I could bear it no longer, I said I had some
rather more important news to tell them — that the Christ was now in the everyday world in full, physical
presence, and beginning his Mission.
Many, many times since, to scores of audiences, I have made this
announcement, but never again with the sense of having, even in a small way, shared in a great planetary event. The
tears of joy on the faces of the group around the table showed that they, too, felt the same.
beginning of September 1977, I was asked if I would take the messages from Maitreya publicly. On September 6th 1977,
the first public message was given, at Friends’ House, Euston Road, 'experimentally', to find out, I suppose, how
I stood up to the demonstration of this kind of overshadowing and telepathy in public — a very different thing
from the privacy of one’s own group. These have continued until now. At the moment of going to press we have
received eighty-five messages. These are conveyed by me to the audience; no trance or mediumship is involved, and
the voice is mine, very obviously strengthened in power and altered in pitch by the overshadowing energy of
Maitreya. They are transmitted simultaneously on all the astral and mental planes, while I supply the basic
etheric-physical vibration for this to take place. From these subtle levels, the messages impress the minds and
hearts of countless people, who are gradually made aware of the thoughts and the Presence of the Christ. He releases
in this way fragments of his teaching, to prepare the climate of hope and expectancy which will ensure his being
accepted and followed, quickly and gladly.
It is an enormous, and embarrassing, claim to have to make —
that the Christ is giving messages through oneself. But if people can rid their minds of the idea of the Christ as
some sort of spirit, sitting in 'heaven' at God’s right hand; if they can begin to see him as indeed he is, as a
real and living man (albeit a Divine man) who has never left the world; who descended, not from 'heaven', but from
his ancient retreat in the Himalayas, to complete the task he began in Palestine; as a great Master; an Adept and
Yogi; as the chief actor in a Gospel Story which is essentially true, but much simpler than hitherto presented; if
people can accept that possibility, then the claim to receive telepathic communications from such a closer and more
knowable being is also, perhaps, more acceptable. In any case, I leave it to a study of the quality of the messages
themselves to convince or otherwise. For many people, the energies, which flow during the overshadowing, convince.
Many who come to these meetings are clairvoyant in various degrees, and their visions of the overshadowing as it
takes place is for them the most convincing evidence of all.
Perhaps the above will help to explain why I
speak of the Masters and the Christ and their Reappearance with conviction. For me, their existence is a fact, known
through my direct experience and contact. It is in the hope of awakening others to the reality of that fact, and to
the further, momentous, fact of their return now to the everyday world to lead us into the Aquarian Age, that this
book is written.