The hand of Maitreya
In the October 2001 issue of Share International magazine, a
full-page photograph of the hand of Maitreya was published. In response to inquiries from
Benjamin Creme explains the phenomenon:
This is the hand of Maitreya, portrayed on a mirror in a bathroom in Barcelona. The
lady-owner went into the guest bathroom and saw a handprint on the mirror and cleaned it
off. She thought no more about it. A few days later when she went into her own bathroom
she saw the same handprint on the mirror. Luckily, instead of wiping it off, she got in
touch with her son, a co-worker in the Share International group in Barcelona. He took a
picture of it and sent it to me, and my Master confirmed it as the hand of Maitreya.
Like the Turin Shroud
It is a fantastic hand. It is 'real', three-dimensional in appearance, similar to the print on the Turin Shroud of the body of Jesus after the Crucifixion. The image also has extraordinary healing properties, but not in the way you might think. In the case of the healing waters Maitreya has magnetized all over the world, the water itself is imbued with energy from the constellation Aquarius. However, in the case of the image of Maitreya's hand, the energy does not reside in the photo, but is invoked from Maitreya when you place your hand over the image or simply look at it. You are, in effect, calling forth his healing or blessing or help – whatever is possible within the karmic law. The same effect can be produced even with a photocopy of the image.
Until we see his face
This is extraordinary. It makes Maitreya's energy, his help, in one way or another,
available to whoever asks. If what you are asking is: "Dear Maitreya, would you please
suddenly appear before me," I don't think that that is going to be answered. Every time he
appears it takes energy. He has much to do, he has a world to save, and he won't want to
waste that energy. I say this seriously, because I know people who give out the story that
if you want Maitreya to do something you just have to ask and he does it. It is not true.
Maitreya appears to thousands of people all over the world, but he does it in his own
timing, and for his own reasons ― for reasons of helping people.
The appearance of the hand at this time has great significance. It
means Maitreya is very near to coming out. Until we see his face it is the closest he can
come to us.
From Maitreya's messages
- Message 90: My Hand shall guide you and protect you.
- Message 115: Take My hand, My friends, and let us walk
blithely together into the radiant future.
- Message 123: Take
My hand, My friends, and I shall take you to a New Country in which your true nature as
Gods shall flourish.
- Message 130: Take My hand, My friends, and let Me lead you
over the river.
- Message 132: Take My hand, My friends, and let us together
walk that Path and know the meaning of Life, know the blessing of Love, know the purpose
- Message 140: Take
My hand and let Me lead you to God.
||Taking the picture
At the beginning and end of every lecture Benjamin Creme is
overshadowed by Maitreya for about 20 minutes each time. In this way Maitreya releases his
energy to the audience as a special spiritual nourishment or blessing. Many people who
have some degree of clairvoyance have seen this, but until now we have not had photographs
of the event.
This photograph was taken on 26 September 2001 in Amsterdam
at Benjamin Creme's lecture. The photographer, Ellen Bernards, was sitting in the front
row on the left of the hall and took the picture just as the initial overshadowing by
Maitreya was beginning.
When the photograph was developed she noticed that instead
of two people on the platform ― Mr. Creme and the translator ― there are three figures.
Mr. Creme, wearing a jacket and tie, was facing the audience, whereas the mysterious
figure is facing the camera; he has no tie and the first few buttons of his shirt are
The vagueness of the figures is caused by the light
emanating from Maitreya during the overshadowing. Many people see Mr. Creme literally
disappear behind the light.
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the third figure
Overshadowed by Maitreya
A photograph was taken at Benjamin Creme's lecture in San Francisco, USA,
on 6 August 2002 ― one of a series taken by O.S. of the final overshadowing of Benjamin Creme by Maitreya. It reveals a second figure ―
apparently wearing an open-necked shirt ― to the left of the photograph,
beside Benjamin Creme. The figures show the effects of the overshadowing
energies. The photograph ― the third in a sequence of six, and the only one
to show this phenomenon ― is very similar to the one taken in Amsterdam
2001 which also shows a second figure alongside Benjamin Creme during the
overshadowing by Maitreya. (See Share
International November 2001.)
(Benjamin Creme's Master confirms that the second figure in the
photograph is Maitreya.)
Other phenomena by Maitreya: