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For several months, the United Kingdom heard its own and foreign politicians, experts and economists all putting forward their opinions as to whether Britain should remain within or leave the European Union. On 24 June, Britain and the rest of Europe woke up to learn that British citizens had voted to leave the EU.
While the result is not what the Spiritual Hierarchy would have advised, Britain’s decision does not derail Maitreya’s plans. Asked his and his Master’s opinion, Benjamin Creme, Share International’s Chief Editor, replied that “the Masters are not ‘worried’” and that events will soon prove that nothing can prevent the Emergence of Maitreya and the Masters of Wisdom Who accompany Him. Mr Creme advises a calm response and continued effort to make known Maitreya’s presence and His imminent emergence.
Benjamin Creme has always advised that it would be a mistake for Britain to adopt the single European currency, the Euro, and Britain has indeed kept its own currency. The Masters recommend unity in diversity, and Maitreya Himself warned against federalism which would lead to a loss of separate national identity. However, being a member of the European Union does not contradict this; on the contrary, as we move closer to a global community of nations it will be for each country to contribute its qualities and gifts thus enriching the whole without loss of sovereignty, national culture or identity. The aim for humanity is unity in diversity, with structures in place to protect both the diversity of all and our essential unity.
Since the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master has provided articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances.
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme, January 1993
There comes a time in the life of every nation when a period of soul-searching must take place; when the ideals enshrined in its constitution, written or not, must be looked at again in the light of actual achievement, and a reassessment of that achievement made. When this is done with honesty and candour, a new and sobering realism will replace the present self-congratulation in which the leaders of many nations indulge, hoping thereby to maintain their faltering grip on the lives of their peoples. Their time is all but over.
Events shortly to occur will redistribute the power of governments and emancipate the people. The sham democracy of today will give way to true participation, and open a new chapter in man’s long quest for justice and freedom.
Even as these words are being written a plan is being set in motion which will speed this process and bring joy to the pain-wracked hearts of millions. Patiently they wait, the unexpectant poor: herded like cattle in the parched and pitiless desert; homeless and workless in the proud cities of the world; farming barren rock in the high plateaux. They await deliverance which now knocks upon the door.
Soon they will see their deliverer; many have already done so and live but to see His face again. In the battlefields which disgrace this time, He appears with equal Grace to all. Soon, the many miracles He has wrought will endear Him to the hearts of men and women everywhere. The healing waters will be discovered, one by one, and a great cleansing of men’s temples will begin.
History teaches that nothing happens twice in the exact same way. Time and evolution ensure renewal of events. Those who await a saviour in the manner of the past will wait in vain. New times demand new methods and new problems new solutions.
Thus it is that Maitreya addresses Himself to the present situation, to the problems which beset all men: hunger and strife; planetary equilibrium; sharing and justice; the ways of peace and war. That He comes to aid men is not in doubt, but He comes, primarily, to teach. Heed, then, His teachings, for they contain the essence of life, and by their guidance and inspiration can you reach the stars.
When you are asked, “What will the future bring?” tell them this: a bright star has forsaken its rightful place in the firmament and has chosen to walk among men, bringing gifts as yet unseen on Earth. By name Maitreya, this Blessed One will teach men the ways of what they can become. He will show them the secret entrance to the heart of God and lead them therein. He will walk with men and angels and relate these two. By example and teaching He will show the way to self-salvation. He will regenerate and rejuvenate the world. Listen for His knock.
[This article from Share International magazine, July / August 2016 , is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his article to him.]
Q. Are demonstrations and “people power” important?
A. They are not only important they are vital. It is time that humanity wakes up and takes responsibility to determine its own development and its future. Humanity is waking up. As soon as humanity gets a sense of its Oneness, and this is growing throughout the world, it will make a great leap forward in consciousness. It is a question of consciousness. We are potential gods, but we don’t know it. There is nothing else other than divinity. But that divinity needs structures that are in line with the divine plan; the economic, political, social and educational structures within which we live at present are inimical to our innate divinity and progress. With the presence of Maitreya and the Masters in the world we will make a huge step forward in the development of our consciousness.
Q. In the List of Initiates, there is an entry for each concerning their spiritual attainment in that lifetime, and it is a number greater than 0. My understanding is that a number between 0 and 1 is a “Probationary” level, i.e. attainment before the First Initiation. According to the Master Djwhal Khul, there are several levels of attainment before the First Initiation, which includes the Probationary Path, properly speaking, and Discipleship. What numbers correspond to these levels of attainment? For example, does 0.6 mean the individual is on the Probationary Path, or on the Path of Discipleship? Could you let me know what the various numbers between 0 and 1 mean in terms of spiritual attainment?
A. It is impossible to say – it is an individual matter and depends on many factors.
Q. On 26 April 2016 I experienced strong sensations in my legs during a Transmission Meditation session. Do you know what that sensation was?
A. It was an effect of the energies.
Q. It’s been a while since your Master has given us a current article. Is there a reason for this, especially when we need it most? Thank you for all your good work.
A. We are very fortunate to have had many years of articles from my Master. As explained in Share International magazine these messages are given for all time, not just for one moment in time. It is not necessary therefore to continue them every month. Note that Maitreya Himself recently gave an important message for the magazine (SI May 2016).
Q. Are all UFOs highly evolved – i.e. their personnel?
A. In this present time all UFOs and the people in them that are allowed to take part in the spiritual mission on our planet are people of high evolution. If they are Venusians they are like Gods; if they are from Mars some would be like Gods and others would be very advanced human beings. In any case all of them are imbued with a great love and aspiration to serve this planet and the solar system as a whole. They are our brothers and sisters from our sister planets.
Q. How do we share?
A. There are many ways. There are 14 Masters living in the world. They have been for many years now and They have disciples – men and women in the world through whom They have brought out various inter-related plans to do with the sharing of the world’s resources which is really to do with finding the right ways to plan it. Sharing is actually not very difficult but it is a question of distribution and re-distribution.
The first political action taken by Maitreya after His emergence in 1977 was to approach the then Chancellor of Germany – Willy Brandt – and ask him to form a commission. It became known as the Brandt Commission. Willy Brandt was a third-degree initiate and he brought together about 40 men and women from many different countries in the world, representing every shade of political opinion to do with the world’s economy. They were of all political persuasions from far left to the far right. They worked together – all these different opinions and approaches and eventually they came to a conclusion. It was announced at the Cancun Conference in Mexico. Everyone agreed, they reached one solid conclusion: there was only one way to deal with distribution of the resources of the world, and that was to share. That was the first time ever that sharing had been named as a means of distribution of the food and resources. It had never occurred to anyone before. But they came to that conclusion – a majority decision as the only way to save the planet. They published their findings as North-South: A Programme for Survival. All the governments met in Cancun and talked about it and the developing world countries were all in favour of accepting the ideas. Two countries were against it – the USA and the UK. And with two such powerful countries against it – nothing could save the Cancun Conference and the whole thing died a sort of natural death.
The way thought to be the best way by the Masters is simple but beautifully effective – a pooling of the excess resources of each country, contributing to a common pool from which each country could draw according to their needs.
This is the way suggested by the Masters – the best possible way. Of course, this is the ideal, but there may be many variations and gradations of this system moving towards that ideal.
Q. Will most people feel their own soul on the Day of Declaration while Maitreya is speaking?
A. Most people will feel their own souls – even if it is the first time in their lives. It will be an extraordinary experience for humanity. They will feel like a little child, pure, listening from the heart to these wonderful words and experiencing a quality of life they have forgotten about, that goes way back to their simple childhood when they were trusting and full of love and happiness.
Q. What can we do to speed Maitreya’s emergence?
A. Talk about it. Tell people. This is the most important information, the most important thing you can do – tell others what you know, at whatever level of conviction you have. If you believe it you will do all you can to serve Maitreya.
Your heart will dictate how much you do and how much you want to say. If you have 100 per cent conviction and your heart is full of the desire to serve and do something important for the world, then you’ll work day and night and put everything off to do this work before Maitreya appears. Or if you believe it but you are lazy or you don’t want to be laughed at, or you don’t want people to think you’re a bit nutty, then of course you’ll be careful and you won’t say anything. You’ll lose the opportunity of being of service to Maitreya; you’ll lose the opportunity of telling the world what is happening.
I know people in the groups all over the world who feel or think that they are involved and working but they’re not. The truth is they’re interested but being interested and being involved are two different things. They are kidding themselves – to think they’re involved. They would hear that I was coming to their country and they would suddenly get excited and busy for a couple of days. Then I would go home and after a while it all washed off them, until the next time I would go. And there they were again, all involved and excited. But really they are not involved. They go to see other gurus, teachers, this Swami or that holy man. It’s all play-acting. They’re doing nothing at all of importance. They’re not doing any harm; but nothing to do with Maitreya. They have a very, very short time to prepare the way for Maitreya. It’s up to people to use it or lose the opportunity of all their previous lives to do something worthwhile.
Q. When the Messiah comes does this mean that the end of the world is near?
A. The World Teacher is here already and, on the contrary, this is the beginning of a new time for humanity – but, a humanity chastened, relieved of its glamours, it idiocy and its destructiveness. It is the destructiveness, the greed and selfishness of humanity which leads to this position – of heading towards disaster. It is because of this that Maitreya, the World Teacher is here. Humanity is ready to change. We may not feel ready but Maitreya knows that we are ready. He sees into the hearts of all the people in the world and he sees that we are ready for change. We have to be ready to make the right choice. He will present us with that choice. What we call humanity is one unit, one being, brothers and sisters of one world. So we must do what every family does – share the resources with all the family. Humanity must see itself in those terms and accept the principle of sharing. Maitreya says that when we do we take the first step into our divinity. Unless we do that we can’t take any of the future steps.
Q. If human evolution is different to animal evolution, and the evolution of Devas-angels, what is your stand on creationism or Darwin’s theory of evolution? Were we all made by God and are separate from any other species or did we evolve? Are evolutions separate or do they meet in some way?
A. They are separate but linked to the evolution of all species.
Q. In your book Transmission – A Meditation for the New Age, you wrote that Transmission Meditation could be done daily, as a personal meditation. If one is to do this, what is the maximum amount of time that a person could do it daily?
A. It varies too much between individuals to be able to give a definitive time.
Over a number of years, some of the Masters, in particular Maitreya and the Master Jesus, have appeared at Benjamin Creme’s lectures. They also appear, in different guises, to large numbers of people around the world. Sometimes they use a ‘familiar’, a thoughtform, who seems totally real, and through whom the Master’s thoughts can be expressed: They can appear as a man, a woman, a child, at will. Occasionally They use the ‘blueprint’ of a real person, but in most cases the ‘familiar’ is an entirely new creation. More recently the Masters also work through their spokesmen and women and representatives. Accounts of such experiences are regularly received by Share International magazine and, if authenticated by Benjamin Creme’s Master, are published.
These experiences are given to inspire, to guide or teach, often to heal and uplift. Very often, too, they draw attention to, or comment on, in an amusing way, some fixed intolerance to, for example, smoking or drinking. Many times the Masters act as saving ‘angels’ in accidents, during wartime, earthquakes and other disasters. The following letters are examples of this means of communication by the Masters.
In spring 2016 I attended, as a speaker, a conference about meditation and mindfulness in Germany. My topic was meditation research and the implementation of meditation at kindergarten, schools and universities. More than 300 people, most of them working in the field of education, joined the lecture. In the middle of my speech I did an exercise about meditation on compassion. All the people closed their eyes. As I guided them through the meditation I noticed a strong energy in the hall. After the meditation people said that they found the meditation very effective. One lady told me the day afterwards that she spontaneously cried during the meditation. I now wonder. Even though I was not directly speaking about the Reappearance, was there perhaps energy of Maitreya or the Masters involved during this meditation on compassion?
Name and address withheld.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the energy was sent from the Master Jesus.)
On a totally overcast day, 28 May 2016, I was meditating when suddenly it felt as if the roof had opened above me and strong sunlight was pouring down. I could see it although my eyes were closed. It was such bright light that I opened my eyes to see whether the sun had just broken through the heavy cloud; it hadn’t. I closed my eyes and the same thing happened again and continued for some time. Was it soul light? Was it imagination?
Name and address withheld.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that it was not imagination, but a deliberate experience given by one of the Masters.)
A few days before Ms Ishikawa’s lecture in Sendai, a woman phoned us having found our flyer in her mailbox. Her name was also Michiko; Michi (first part of the name) means “road”. She was very lively, powerful and spoke loudly in a heavy Tohoku dialect.
She asked me what kind of lecture it would be. I tried to explain about the present difficult social situation and the coming of great teachers who will guide us. She listened to me for a while and then quickly changed the subject and began talking about herself. She said that we, our bodies, are where God resides, so we must all live together with love and gratitude.
Then she asked me how old Ms Ishikawa is; when I told her she was surprised and said, “I thought she was a young woman talking about a difficult and complex subject. She still looks young and beautiful and is a forward-looking woman. I am 70 but I am still in the spring of my life.” She asked me to convey to Ms Ishikawa that she is still very much in the spring of her life and to tell her to please live long.
She asked my name and age. She said her husband had died when she was 55 years old and ever since she has lived her life as she truly is. She said, “Mariko (my name), is a lovely name and you are also a wonderful person.” She encouraged me to continue the wonderful volunteer work. At the end she said, as if to prophesy: “It will be a wonderful day (referring to the day of the lecture).”
We spoke for 20 minutes; during the conversation I felt something welling up in my heart. An ordinary-sounding elderly woman in the rural area of Tohoku, talking about herself, gave me the feeling that she knew me and Michiko Ishikawa very well and conveyed to me encouragement and blessings for the day of the event. Her voice is still in my ear and my heart becomes full when I remember her. The day of the event was wonderful! Was this woman someone special? Thank you,
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the woman was a spokeswoman for the Master Jesus.)
I was travelling to the Mind, Body and Spirit Festival at Kensington Olympia to help on the Share International stand in April 2016. I stepped off a train onto a crowded platform to a scene of irate passengers who had been waiting a long time for a train. Then an announcement was made that a train was approaching and a member of staff apologized to passengers over the tannoy system and wished people a good day, with an added line of “peace and love to all”.
A man standing on the platform caught my eye. He was smiling and commenting on how polite the member of staff had been amidst an angry crowd of passengers. He seemed to emanate a sense of calm and happiness and I smiled back at him, thinking how understanding he was and wishing all people could be like that. He boarded the same carriage as me and I commented on his praise for the member of staff. I noticed his serene face and kind blue eyes, the type of face one could take pleasure just from studying; such was the peace and joy it emanated. He stood opposite me turning half towards the window. He appeared to be talking to himself but then pronounced the word ‘complacency’ in a louder voice then after a little while ‘commercialization’, again in a stronger tone. He then spoke very quietly to himself but suddenly said ‘externalization’ in a much more audible voice. This caught my attention and I thought how strange to hear these words in everyday conversation, especially as these were the subjects which my co-worker and I would also be talking about at the fair. The train came to Shepherds Bush and he moved towards the door to leave the train. We exchanged smiles and he said something to the effect of how lovely it was to see the sunshine. I agreed. I arrived at Olympia and thought about the man during the day, especially his kind open face. Whoever he was he left such an impression upon me. This led me to wonder was this an ordinary man?
F.D., London, UK.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man was a spokesperson for the Master Jesus.)
On 17 February 2016 I suffered a terrible migraine. I was worried about the purchase of a secondhand refrigerator that was using too much energy instead of being environmentally-friendly. The worry worsened the pain in my head and forced me to go to bed. I did not want to take any painkillers. I only took a Tlacote Water tablet and held a small card of Maitreya’s ‘hand’. About 7.30pm I woke up with an excruciating pain in my head. I thought that there was a short circuit inside my head. I started to cry from sheer panic and fear. I was sick and cried out for help, because I thought I was having a stroke or that I would lose consciousness. I was alone at home with no one to help me.
Suddenly, there was this voice that ordered me in rather a firm way to lie down. I did as I was told, and went to my bed. At the same time I noticed clearly an energy in my bedroom – there was ‘someone’ standing next to my bed, talking to me.
When in bed I was told distinctly that I should let go of everything and try to relax, that that was the most important thing and that there was help – someone who was taking care of me. I asked who it was, but was told only that I got the help I had asked for; that I should close my eyes and let everything go and there was no need to be afraid. I was told that I would be put into a kind of ‘narcotic sleep’ and would be woken up again. When I closed my eyes and tried to let things go, the last thing I saw was a golden light behind my eyes. That is all I remember.
About 11.30pm I woke up to a voice calling ‘girl’ or something like that. I clearly heard the front door close and thought that my friend was in the house. Then I realized that the pain had been replaced by a dull feeling in my head and I was alone in the house. I got up, felt much better and rested and ate and drank something. The ‘sleep’ had lasted four hours and it felt like coming out of a general anaesthetic. Since that time I have not had any migraines and I am immensely grateful.
May I please ask: (1) Who it was who helped me? (2) Was the voice that I heard real, or did I imagine it? (3) What happened during the time I was ‘asleep’?
C.d.H., Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms (1) The Master Jesus or rather a ‘spokesperson’ for the Master Jesus helped you. (2) The voice was ‘real’. (3) You were cured.)
The Monday following Pentecost is a public holiday in the Netherlands. On 16 May 2016 – Pentecost Monday, the Centre was officially closed but a few people were there to work so we had the “Open” sign on the door. (Just the day before a couple of us had been joking, pretending that we had hoped or expected to see Maitreya on the Day of Declaration on Pentecost, since Pentecost is a symbol of the overshadowing of disciples.)
Just as we were closing up a familiar-looking man of Surinamese descent peered in, and said he wanted to have a look at the bookThe Art of Living. With a few comments he proved that he knew a lot about us and so established quickly that he was no ordinary visitor.
Here are some of the things he then said: “We are all One – everything is connected.”
“You do meditation here, don’t you? How many people usually come?” We told him it can vary between two and 12 approximately. “People still find meditation scary. They like to be busy and active, but don’t like to be quiet and meditate. They don’t like to be reflective. But people need to connect with their souls, they need to meditate otherwise their batteries run down completely.” He mentioned creativity in relation to soul contact: “We are creative if we are in touch with the soul.”
“How can one avoid being mechanical?” We gathered he meant keeping it fresh and spontaneous giving talks about the emergence. We said it was important to speak from the heart, to observe what the audience is interested in and make it relevant to them.
He also asked what we thought of the state of the planet. When we replied that our planet is in an appalling state, he reacted by saying: “We don’t say that.” When we continued saying that it is a fact but that we felt we could be absolutely honest about it with him – in our quite intimate conversation, he said: “Yes, indeed, we have to be realistic.”
Then he asked very pointedly if we’d ever seen Maitreya. On TV do you mean? No. Himself. No, but we’ve seen Him in various guises.Have you really seen Him? Yes, in guises. How old is He? He’s in His prime. How old is that? He is in His prime, like you. Well, how old is that? You must know, you say you’ve seen Him, you see me. About 50 years old. Ah! I’m 49, he said.
Throughout the conversation he was in charge – serene, humorous and authoritative. As he left he blew us a kiss. Was he by any chance Maitreya in the guise of a serene and friendly visitor? Thank you.
Group members, Share Nederland Information Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the simple but authoritative visitor was Maitreya in that guise.)
On 3 May 2016 while driving home from Kilmacanogue, Wicklow, I had to leave the dual carriageway to get to home and when I drove onto the left hand lane I failed to notice a car coming at speed behind me. My car was forcibly pushed back into the lane I had just left. Such was the force by unseen hands that I thought the car would bend in two. This all happened in the blink of an eye. After the initial shock I felt such overwhelming gratitude for what had happened, I was filled with amazement and joy. A horrible collision had been avoided. It was an unbelievable experience for which I shall be eternally grateful. May I ask who was responsible for this? Thank you for all your wonderful work.
N.H., Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that she was saved by the Master Jesus.)
In London on 18 March 2016 around 9.30pm, after a workshop with a very good friend, we decided to have a drink in Soho to celebrate this good day. Then we left the bar to join another friend and on our way to the restaurant, in Old Compton Street, I noticed a man playing a guitar on a terrace. He was playing beautiful gypsy music and had a Spanish/Gypsy style despite looking Indian. The music caught my attention and next to him was sitting an impressive Indian man wearing a big and colourful outfit and turban. He was wearing a cardboard around his belly with colourful letters written on it “FREE HUGS”. Despite the beautiful music and his outstanding outfit and the cardboard nobody seemed to notice them, even though this street on a Friday night is crowded and very animated, full of bars and drunk people. When I saw them I literally stopped and was struck because I recognized the man on a photo that was sent to Share International in the January/February 2016 edition and was confirmed to be Maitreya. I came to him and said “Hi”, and asked if I could have a hug. He looked at me and said: “You are smiling; you have a big smile, that’s good, that’s really good. You are beautiful.” Then he stood up and hugged me saying “a hug for unconditional Love” then started talking very wisely, with a big smile and laughing a lot. I was listening very carefully but strangely I can’t remember all he said. But roughly he said: “We are all ONE, we are all connected to each other and at the same time we are unique individuals. Everything in the Universe is connected. We are ONE.” Then I asked if I could take a picture of them.
My friends were waiting for me nearby, so I asked them to join us and listen to this man. He said again: “We are all ONE, connected. With the ground, the sky, the air, the people here on this street, all the elements, we are just ONE. You are beautiful, inside, outside. I don’t need alcohol or drugs to be happy. With unconditional love, it is more than that (he laughed and moved his hands saying it’s wow!) there is no happiness, no sadness, it is beyond that. We are here for a short period of time; we need to be present in this life.” He kept repeating, “You are beautiful.” While he was talking, the man with the guitar kept playing a beautiful and joyful melody.
He hugged my friends and hugged me again. And then, at that moment lots of people rushed at him and asked for hugs. I think he said again with an incantatory voice. “I can see the vibrations of love in Old Compton street.”
And then we left. Again, it was an extraordinary joyful night in that area and with him, I think my zygomatic muscles never worked that much, and we felt an incredible energy of joy.
Later, looking again at the photos I took, I realized the number 13 was attached to his cardboard – and I remembered he was talking about that in the January/February edition of Share International.
Would you be so kind to let us know who were these two men?
C.R.D., Paris, France.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that both men were Maitreya in different guises.)
Maitreya in the guise of a guitarist plays “a beautiful, and joyful melody”
Maitreya in colourful guise, offering “free hugs”
At the end of the second week of June 2016, a group of children were praying while gathered around a campfire in Ocaña, Colombia. During their prayers an image of the Madonna appeared in the fire. (Source: Juan Carlos Granero)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the figure in the fire is the Madonna. The miracle was manifested by the Master Who was the Madonna.)
This year I had a surprise with the flowering of yellow tulips, the bulbs of which I put in the ground every year. There was a change in colour, as a pink (or rose) hue appeared on some of the flowers. When the petals started opening the rose covers their outer side, leaving the luminous yellow inside in a harmonious combination of colours.
Furthermore three flowers formed on one single, short stem, which is most unusual for tulips. I am very sensitive to flowers. Could this possibly be a sign?
M.O., Lyon, France.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the stem and colour changes were manifested by the Master Jesus.)
UFO photographed by K.N., 22 March 2016, from her house in Taito Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the UFO was a spacecraft from Mars.)
On 9 June 2016 a huge winged object was filmed near the sun by NASA’s Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the object is a huge Deva.)
Early in March 2014, I stopped my car to photograph some strange cloud formations in the sky. When printed, the photograph also showed three perfectly aligned very regular heptagons. Is there anything special in this?
J. T., Barsac, France.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the objects are spaceships from Mars.)
Recently, NASA posted photographs on its website taken by the Cassini Saturn orbiter, showing an object breaking through one of Saturn’s rings, with the caption: “A bright disruption in Saturn’s narrow F ring suggests it may have been disturbed recently”.
David Serada, who posted the undated photo to his Facebook page wrote: “Enhanced in Photoshop, we can see the tear…. This is impossible for a natural object to do! Since nothing can escape gravity unless it has propulsion and power.” (Source: Facebook: David Serada; nasa.gov)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the object is an enormous spaceship from Saturn leaving its home planet.)
[See here for the original NASA postings:
Light patterns seen in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, on New Year’s Eve 2015, photographed by E.T. This phenomenon, seen all over the world, is manifested by the Space Brothers in collaboration with Maitreya.
Compilation - an extract
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ‘The One Who knocks’. The quotations are taken from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ, Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks and Share International), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
Many will follow Me and see Me as their Guide. Many will know Me not. My aim is to enter into the life of all men and, through them, change that life. Be ready to see Me soon. Be ready to hear My words, to follow My thoughts, to heed My Plea.
I am the Stranger at the Gate. I am the One Who knocks. I am the One Who will not go away. I am your Friend. I am your Hope. I am your Shield. I am your Love. I am All in All. (Maitreya, from Message No.10)
Maitreya’s foot is at the threshold. His hand prepares to knock. Listen carefully that you miss Him not. He comes to fulfil the Law; to serve the Plan; to teach mankind; to lead His Brothers into Their destined future. He comes to see enacted His promise to men made long ago: to redeem them by His love and awaken them to their divinity. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Maitreya hastens to emerge’)
Look forward to this time which is near at hand; Maitreya stands on the threshold of His emergence, ready to do battle with separation and greed. Rally to His call for justice and freedom, reconciliation and peace, and place your all at the service of the race. This is a time like none before. This is a time which will never be repeated. Look deeply into your hearts and make your choice: a future bathed in light and love – or a denial of your destiny.
Maitreya knows the time is ripe for change. He knows humanity is ready for the test. He stands ready to emerge and begin His mission. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The reception of Maitreya’)
My information is that He is emerging very, very soon – even by our standards. I have been told for over 30 years that He is emerging ‘soon’, but that is by the Masters’ standards of time. They work in 2,000-year cycles, so a few years to the Masters is just like a Sunday afternoon. Maitreya’s emergence is based on certain laws, above all the laws governing our free will. At any time since 1982 He could have been invoked by humanity performing just a few actions which would have allowed Him to come forward. The timing of Maitreya’s emergence is up to humanity. (Benjamin Creme, The Gathering of the Forces of Light)
My friends, I am emerging so quickly now that little time will elapse until you see My face. When you see Me, you will know that your Brother of Old, Maitreya Himself, is among you. I shall call on you to work for Me and for the Plan. I know, My friends, that I may count on you. (Maitreya, from Message No.91)
Maitreya knocks loudly at the door. The door, soon, will open and the Lord of Love will step forward into the fray. When men see Him they will be astonished by the simplicity of His words but also by the clarity of His utterance. His wisdom will baffle and delight in equal measure, drawing to Him those who are ready to follow Him and rebuild the world. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Transformation’, SI, June 2007)
Long ago in the first Agni Yoga book, Maitreya said: “By human hand and by human foot the New Age must be built.”Every stone, every brick, every step of the way, must be made by man himself. But it will not happen unless the Masters return to the world. It will not happen unless Maitreya not only makes Himself known but is enabled to inspire humanity to create the conditions which will lead to sharing, justice and peace. It requires the bending of every sinew, the tuning up of every nerve, to make that happen as soon as possible.
Maitreya is coming out ahead of schedule, not waiting for the stock-exchange crash: so great are the problems in the world, not least the ecological imbalance which we have created. (Benjamin Creme, The Art of Co-operation)
No longer may men stand aside and let events take their often tragic course. Now is the time to stand proudly for unity and life, for commonsense and peace. Maitreya is on His way and will claim your choice, your answer to His plea.
Know that you are here for just such a time and doubt not the power of your decision today. Make known your choice for justice and peace and enter the ranks of those on whom Maitreya can rely.
Many today sense that something momentous is about to take place. They know not its nature and fear, often, its portent. They respond to the energy of Maitreya even if, by name, they know Him not. Soon, very soon now, they will see Him. Each can and must make his choice: to doubt and reject and suffer endlessly, or to recreate the future and to enter the domain of Truth. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The domain of Truth’)
The time is short indeed till you shall see Me. Make best use of this little time to prepare My way, to teach all those whom you meet with the words of Truth which I send to you. Lead them, too, into the Path of Light and the Promise which My Return brings to the world. My Emergence in full vision is imminent. Watch and wait and sleep not. (Maitreya, from Message No.65)
Much there is to do, for a whole world awaits its transformation. Many hands are needed, for the changes involve all men. When Maitreya enters, openly, the stage of modern life, He will beckon to His side an army of willing helpers. Through them He will administer and oversee the planet’s restoration.
Time, now, is short indeed before Maitreya’s face will be seen, His presence known, His counsel listened to with care. His advice will cover the gamut of present ills and point the way to their amelioration and cure. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The path to Divinity’)
Our job has been to create the climate of hope and expectancy which will allow Maitreya to come forward (without infringing our free will) and declare Himself openly in an arena in which at least a major receptivity exists. Millions of people have heard this story; of course, they do not all believe it. Many thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, do believe it to some extent. They are open to the possibility, and that is a good thing. There are – I do not know how many – many hundreds or thousands of really committed, active believers. Their task, our task, is to further this openness of humanity to the possibility of Maitreya’s appearance. That helps to create this open window which will allow Him to come forward. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Vol Three)
Very little time indeed now separates Me from you, in full vision. Mankind will see Me very soon. And, if they follow Me, I shall lead them forward into the future which awaits them: a future bathed in the light of Truth, of Harmony, and Love.
My friends, I would ask you to help Me, to take upon yourselves a share of the burden of preparation. If you can accept that I am here, make known this fact wherever you find a listener. (Maitreya, from Message No.6)
Maitreya, Himself, stands at the door, His hand uplifted to knock. His signs increase apace as He awaits recognition. Welcome Him to your heart and ease His entry; let Him work through you. Remember that your brothers, also, deserve to know the Great News; leave them, and your sisters, not in the dark. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Maitreya at the door’)
... The leadership given by Maitreya will not disappoint. He will raise the hopes and aspirations of all, and set loose the highest that men have, albeit hidden now and unexpressed through fear and ignorance of its existence. He will conquer men’s fear and establish, in truth, a new humanity. ...
Maitreya is about to knock loudly on the doors which lead to freedom and justice and peace. Listen and recognize His knock and be prepared to act boldly and wisely under His lead. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The New Millennium begins’)
I am here to tell you that My Appearance to the world is nigh. Soon, all the world will see Me, will know Me and call Me Brother. I am your Brother, indeed, and return as such to proclaim the truth of God’s Presence within you, to direct your steps into the future, to release to you the Love and Will of God. (Maitreya, from Message No.138)
One day soon, men and women all over the world will gather round their radio and television sets to hear and see the Christ: to see His face, and to hear His words dropping silently into their minds – in their own language. In this way they will know that He is truly the Christ, the World Teacher; and in this way, too, we will see repeated, only now on a world scale, the happenings of Pentecost; and in celebration of this event Pentecost will become a major festival of the New World Religion…
His task, and that of His Disciples, the Masters of the Wisdom, will be to inaugurate the age of Reason, the age of Brotherhood, the age of Love, and so bring men into full conscious awareness of themselves as integral parts of the One Divine Life. (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom)
My plan is to emerge forthwith, to speak to the people simply and in language which all men may understand; to speak to them as brothers, to guide their footsteps in the direction of God.
God may be known by many names: I call Him Love; I call Him also Justice. Both Love and Justice are the foundation of our life. Seek Me out and know your Brother of Old. Hearken to My Message, My friends, and together in joy shall we transform this world. (Maitreya, from Message No.38)
Each day that passes brings nearer the Day of Declaration when Maitreya will appear openly to all the world. On that glad day the shared joy of men and women everywhere will transform the present clouded picture of anxiety and fear.
The current turmoil and threat are but the prelude to a new era of peaceful co-operative effort to right the wrongs of the past; to create justice among the nations; to resolve ancient disputes and to uphold the international law.
When men look back on this time they will see it as the dark night which precedes the brightest dawn and will be glad to have lived at this eventful period. The world awaits the Teacher. The Teacher awaits His opportunity to emerge and, in full view, teach and serve. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The dark before the dawn’)
You will see Me so soon now that, for the present, there is but one action to undertake. Make known, with all the power of will and mind, My Presence in the world. Make known, My friends, that you believe that the Son of Man walks again, that the Conveyor of God’s Law is among you, that the Light of Truth beckons anew the hearts of men, that the transition into the New Age shall be, by far, smoother than supposed, that My Law shall flourish, that My Emergence is under way. Tell your brothers, My friends, these truths, and bring them into your joy. (Maitreya, from Message No.131)
When we share the produce of the world more equitably, we at a stroke make war and terrorism a thing of the past. We create the conditions of trust. When we have trust, we can sit down and work out the answer to every problem.
Thus will Maitreya speak. Look for such a man speaking in those terms, much more eloquently and simply than I have done. If you believe that He is speaking truly, make it your work to be the first to change, the first to sacrifice.
When enough people are following, not Maitreya, but the thoughts, the ideas, the advice of Maitreya, He will be invited to speak to the entire world on what we will call the Day of Declaration. (Benjamin Creme, The Awakening of Humanity)
Dalai Lama. photo: tibetanreview.net On 3 June 2016 His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to more than 3,000 young Tibetan students about Maitreya’s (Bodhisattva) ‘Ornament for Clear Realization’, which defines the awakening mind of ‘bodhichitta’ as the intention to become enlightened for the sake of all sentient beings. “If you only think of yourself, you put yourself at a disadvantage. If, instead, you open your heart and extend your concern to others, you’ll be free of fear and anxiety. If you think of all sentient beings as being like you in not wanting suffering, self-cherishing will be reduced. Look at those around you. Those who are respectful and concerned about others tend to be happier, those who are more self-centred are less so. Think of those who share their sweets and whatever good things they have and those who keep them to themselves – which of them seems to be happier?”
A few days later, on 7 June, the Dalai Lama spoke to an audience of 7,000 at the Main Tibetan Temple at his residence in Dharamsala.
In his talk he mentioned that what distinguishes India, the Land of the Aryas, is that all the world’s major religions have flourished there for 1,000 years. There are the indigenous traditions like the Samkhya, Jain and Buddhist traditions, and they have been joined by Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He said this is where we can find all these traditions living together in mutual respect, and as such it is a model for others to follow. He observed that India’s contemplative traditions, including Buddhism, possess ancient understanding of the workings of the mind that continue to be relevant and of interest today.
The Dalai Lama emphasized that while some religious traditions are theistic and stress the existence of a creator god, others are non-theistic and instead focus on causality, the law of cause and effect. Nevertheless, they all convey the same message of the importance of love and compassion and the need to protect these qualities with tolerance, contentment and self-discipline. These are traditions that have been of benefit in the past, are of benefit now, and will continue to be of benefit in the future. They may assert different philosophical points of view, but all foster the practice of love and compassion. For this reason it is important to promote inter-religious harmony amongst them. (Source: dalailama.com)
“The world needs Christ more than ever”, says Pope Francis
Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost, 19 June. He addressed the growing sense of emptiness and insecurity gripping the world and said that Jesus Christ is needed more than ever before, since he alone knows how to answer humanity’s deepest questions.
“The world needs Christ more than ever, needs his salvation and his merciful love.” The Pontiff continued, “Many people sense a void around and inside of them. Perhaps some of us too,” he said, noting that others “live in restlessness and insecurity because of precariousness and conflict.”
All people need proper answers to their deepest existential questions, he said, explaining that since “Jesus knows the heart of man like no other,” he is able to heal and to give life and consolation to humanity….
Francis focused on the day’s Gospel from Luke in which Jesus asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” – a question that Peter responds to with his declaration that Jesus is “the Christ of God.” And he went on to point out that Jesus’ question is being repeated to each one of us today, Francis said, and asked aloud “Who is Jesus for the people of our time? For me, for you, for you, for you. Who is Jesus for each one of us?” And that means adopting an attitude of solidarity, especially with the poor, and of commitment to working for justice and peace.
Pope Francis referred to UN’s World Day of Refugees on 20 June; this year’s: theme is “With refugees. We are on the side of those forced to flee.” He said that refugees “are people like everyone else, but from whom war has taken their house, work, relatives and friends.” Francis added “Because of this we wish to be with them: to meet them, to welcome them, to listen to them, to become with them artisans of peace according to the will of God.” (Source: CNA/EWTN News; catholicnewsagency.com)
Speaking on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2016, Pope Francis made a strong appeal to the world for an end to child slavery. At a special Jubilee Mass at the Vatican, the Pontiff called on the world to ban the scourge of child labour. “Today is the World Day Against Child Labour. Let us unite and renew our efforts to remove the causes of this modern slavery, that deprives millions of children of certain fundamental rights and exposes them to serious dangers. Today there are many child slaves in the world,” he said in a speech.
Earlier in the week Pope Francis warned against an excessive rigidity in matters of belief, dogma and practice. Dogmatic rigidity, he said, prevents people from reaching reconciliation with each other. Taking his cue from Jesus’ warning to his disciples, the Pope said that Jesus asks us to go beyond the laws and love God and neighbour, stressing that whoever is angry with their brother will be liable to judgement. The Pontiff said we have “a very creative vocabulary for insulting others” but stressed that such insults are a sin and an assault on our brother’s soul and his dignity.
Speaking to the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Vatican City, 10 June 2016, Pope Francis spoke of the problems of faith in the modern world.
“….In effect, today we often experience ‘a spiritual desertification’. Especially in places where people live as if God did not exist, our Christian communities are meant to be sources of living water quenching thirst with hope, a presence capable of inspiring encounter, solidarity and love. They are called to receive and rekindle God’s grace, to overcome self-centredness and to be open to mission. Faith cannot be shared if it is practised apart from life, in unreal isolation and in self-referential communities resistant to change. Thus it would be impossible to respond to the insistent thirst for God that nowadays finds expression also in various new forms of religiosity. These at times risk encouraging concern for oneself and one’s needs alone, and promoting a kind of ‘spiritual consumerism’. Unless people today ‘find in the Church a spirituality which can offer healing and liberation, and fill them with life and peace, while at the same time summoning them to fraternal communion and missionary fruitfulness, they will end up by being taken in by solutions which neither make life truly human nor give glory to God’….” (Source: news.va/en; africanews.com; ILO.org)
For many in Europe and elsewhere in the world 1989 was a momentous and extraordinary year by any historical standard. In those 12 months the world watched as country after country experienced the end of Communist rule and saw the fall of the Berlin Wall. 1989 was also the year in which Václav Havel (1936-2011), the Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, former political prisoner, became a statesman. In December 1989 he was elected president of Czechoslovakia. In January 1990 he gave his first speech – a New Year’s Day broadcast to the nation. (He was to remain president of Czechoslovakia, and then of the Czech Republic, until 2003.)
It may be interesting to reflect now on the contents, caveats and appeals in his speech, particularly in this period of many elections in various countries – as people are waking up to a greater sense of the power of their own voices and of their own responsibility. Share International presents extracts from Václav Havel’s speech.
...Our country is not flourishing. The enormous creative and spiritual potential of our nations is not being used sensibly. Entire branches of industry are producing goods that are of no interest to anyone, while we are lacking the things we need.... We have polluted the soil, rivers and forests bequeathed to us by our ancestors, and we have today the most contaminated environment in Europe....
But all this is still not the main problem. The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment. We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought. We learned not to believe in anything, to ignore one another, to care only about ourselves. Concepts such as love, friendship, compassion, humility or forgiveness lost their depth and dimension, and for many of us they represented only psychological peculiarities, or they resembled gone-astray greetings from ancient times, a little ridiculous in the era of computers and spaceships....
The previous regime – armed with its arrogant and intolerant ideology – reduced man to a force of production, and nature to a tool of production. In this it attacked both their very substance and their mutual relationship. It reduced gifted and autonomous people, skillfully working in their own country, to the nuts and bolts of some monstrously huge, noisy and stinking machine, whose real meaning was not clear to anyone. It could not do more than slowly but inexorably wear out itself and all its nuts and bolts....
We cannot blame the previous rulers for everything, not only because it would be untrue, but also because it would blunt the duty that each of us faces today: namely, the obligation to act independently, freely, reasonably and quickly. Let us not be mistaken: the best government in the world, the best parliament and the best president, cannot achieve much on their own. And it would be wrong to expect a general remedy from them alone. Freedom and democracy include participation and therefore responsibility from us all.... If we realize this, hope will return to our hearts. In the effort to rectify matters of common concern, we have something to lean on. The recent period and in particular the last six weeks of our peaceful revolution – has shown the enormous human, moral and spiritual potential, and the civic culture that slumbered in our society under the enforced mask of apathy. Whenever someone categorically claimed that we were this or that, I always objected that society is a very mysterious creature and that it is unwise to trust only the face it presents to you....
And let us ask: Where did the young people who never knew another system get their desire for truth, their love of free thought, their political ideas, their civic courage and civic prudence? How did it happen that their parents – the very generation that had been considered lost — joined them?
How is it that so many people immediately knew what to do and none needed any advice or instruction?...
Self-confidence is not pride. Just the contrary: only a person or a nation that is self-confident, in the best sense of the word, is capable of listening to others, accepting them as equals, forgiving its enemies and regretting its own guilt. Let us try to introduce this kind of self-confidence into the life of our community and, as nations, into our behaviour on the international stage. Only thus can we restore our self-respect and our respect for one another as well as the respect of other nations….
Our first president wrote: “Jesus, not Caesar.”...
I dare to say that we may even have an opportunity to spread this idea further and introduce a new element into European and global politics. Our country, if that is what we want, can now permanently radiate love, understanding, the power of the spirit and of ideas. It is precisely this glow that we can offer as our specific contribution to international politics. Masaryk [first president of Czechoslovakia] based his politics on morality. Let us try, in a new time and in a new way, to restore this concept of politics. Let us teach ourselves and others that politics should be an expression of a desire to contribute to the happiness of the community rather than of a need to cheat or rape the community. Let us teach ourselves and others that politics can be not simply the art of the possible, especially if this means the art of speculation, calculation, intrigue, secret deals and pragmatic maneuvering, but that it can also be the art of the impossible, that is, the art of improving ourselves and the world….
Our main enemy today is our own bad traits: indifference to the common good, vanity, personal ambition, selfishness, and rivalry. The main struggle will have to be fought on this field.
There are free elections and an election campaign ahead of us.... Let us not allow the desire to serve oneself to bloom once again under the stately garb of the desire to serve the common good. It is not really important now which party, club or group prevails in the elections. The important thing is that the winners will be the best of us, in the moral, civic, political and professional sense, regardless of their political affiliations. The future policies and prestige of our state will depend on the personalities we select, and later, elect to our representative bodies.
You may ask what kind of republic I dream of. Let me reply: I dream of a republic independent, free, and democratic, of a republic economically prosperous and yet socially just; in short, of a humane republic that serves the individual and that therefore holds the hope that the individual will serve it in turn – of a republic of well-rounded people, because without such people it is impossible to solve any of our problems – human, economic, ecological, social, or political....
People, your government has returned to you! (Source: vaclavhavel-library.org)
Naomi Klein, Canadian award-winning author, journalist, and activist wins the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. The Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation recognizes Klein’s contribution to the current discourse on the interlocking factors at the heart of climate change, democracy and social injustice: “For exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”
“Climate change is at the root of violence and suffering across the world, from wars over water to fires and floods that destroy livelihoods, displacing thousands. The economic system that has created this crisis has disadvantaged many and has damaged our planet beyond repair.
“If we want to achieve peace, we cannot ignore climate change. It is the greatest challenge of our time, and we must recognize that this is about justice and human rights, as much as it is about the environment. It requires a transition away from fossil fuels and predatory economics, to a system that cares for people and planet. Naomi Klein shows us how.”
Klein is known for bestselling books such as The Shock Doctrine, No Logo and her latest, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”, in which she argues thatradical change is needed to prevent catastrophic global warming. (See Marc Gregory’s review in Share International, January/February 2015.)
Klein is also one of the progressive Canadian forces behind The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another. “The Leap” is a plan for how Canada and the world can transition off fossil fuels and embrace a sustainable future based on clean energy. Naomi Klein will receive the prize at a formal ceremony in November 2016.
(Source: sydneypeacefoundation.org.au; canadianprogressiveworld.com)
Compiled by Gerard Aartsen
Despite the decades-long official cover-up of the extraterrestrial presence on Earth, a growing number of officials and dignitaries have spoken out about the reality of the visitors from space. Share International co-worker and author Gerard Aartsen brought these statements together in his books Here to Help: UFOs and the Space Brothers (2011) and Priorities for a Planet in Transition – The Space Brothers’ Case for Justice and Freedom (2015).
Combined, these testimonies provide a powerful and unmistakeable statement of disclosure from people who were or are active in the very realms of authority that are responsible for hiding the fact of the extraterrestrial presence from the public – government, science, and the military.
“It is time for the truth to be brought out in open Congressional hearings… Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense…”
– Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, US Navy, Vice Admiral; CIA director, 1947-1950; Member of National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena, 1957-1962.(Source: New York Times, 28 February 1960)
“The sons of God are everywhere. Sometimes we have difficulties in recognizing our own brothers.”
– Pope John XXXIII (the “Good” Pope) – Pontiff, Roman Catholic Church, 1958-1963. Comment made after an encounter with a being from a flying saucer that had landed in the garden of Castel Gandolfo in July 1961. (Source: The Pope’s personal assistant and eye witness to the event Loris Capovilla, and Bishop Higinio Alas Gómez.)
“The space people foresee a future of great prosperity for planet Earth, if our leaders will avoid a new conflict, and confirm that they are among us, to help us. We must not forget that we owe it to them that thus far no nuclear war has broken out.”
– Alberto Perego (1903-1981), Consul, Italy. (From: L’aviazione di altri pianeti opera tra noi: rapporto agli italiani: 1943-1963)
“I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on earth.”
– Gordon Cooper, D.Sc., US Air Force Colonel; Gemini 5, Mercury 9 astronaut, USA.(From:Letter to the UN encouraging the establishment of a committee to look into the UFO phenomenon, 9 November 1978.)
“The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, President, USSR, 1985-1991. (Source: Interview with Soviet Youth, 4 May 1990)
“They are people like us. They have the same mind, the same vision. I talked with them. I understand that we are not alone in this whole world. We are not unique.”
– Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President Kalmykia, Russian Federation, 1993-2010; President World Chess Federation FIDE, 1995-Present. (Source: Interview for British TV, 2007)
Professor Ervin László“There are reports of extraterrestrials having contact here. They are kept very secret but I have some access to some people and some information that are meant to be kept very confidential... Some of the things I know I’m not supposed to say because they will never tell me anything anymore. But I am certain that contact has been made.”
– Professor Ervin László, science philosopher, integral theorist, systems theorist, Hungary; Founder, Club of Budapest. (Source: Interview with Tessa Koop, Spring 2008)
Edgar Mitchell, D.Sc.“I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real, although it’s been covered up by governments for quite a long time.”
– Edgar Mitchell, D.Sc., US Navy Captain, Ret.; Apollo 14 astronaut; 6th man on the Moon. (Source: Interview with Nick Margerisson for The Night Before on Kerrang! Radio, UK, 23 July 2008)
“Aliens are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time. They are not hostile towards us, rather, they want to help us but we have not grown enough in order to establish direct contact with them.”
– Professor Lachezar Filipov,Deputy Director, Space Research Institute, Bulgaria; Member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). (Source: The Telegraph, 26 November 2009)
“The document I saw was an official brief to President Eisenhower. To the best of my memory, this brief was pervaded with a sense of hope and it informed President Eisenhower of the continued presence of extra-terrestrial beings here in the United States of America.”
– The Honorable Henry McElroy Jr., Former state legislator, New Hampshire, USA. (Source: Public statement on YouTube, 8 May 2010)
Paul Hellyer“Decades ago, visitors from other planets warned us about where we were headed and offered to help. But instead we, or at least some of us, interpreted their visits as a threat, and decided to shoot first and ask questions after… The veil of secrecy must be lifted and it has to be lifted now, before it is too late.”
– The Right Honorable Paul Hellyer, Minister of Defence, Canada, 1963-1968; Vice Prime Minister, Canada, 1967-1969. (From: Speech at the National Press Club, Washington DC, April 2008)
Robert Salas“Unknown aerial objects have in fact been observed over many of our nuclear weapons bases and other nuclear facilities, and in some cases the appearance of these objects coincided with compromising the operational readiness of our nuclear weapons… If they wanted to destroy them, with all the powers they seem to have, they could have done that job. So I personally don’t think that it was a hostile intent.”
– Robert Salas, US Air Force Captain (Ret.); Former nuclear missile launch officer. (Source: Statements at a press conference, National Press Club, Washington DC, 27 September 2010.)
“Along with the briefcase with the nuclear codes, the President of the country is given a special ‘top secret’ folder which is entirely devoted to the extra-terrestrials who visited our planet. The report is provided by the special secret service which deals with the extra-terrestrials in our country.”
– Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, President, Russian Federation (2008-2012); Prime Minister, Russian Federation (2012-present). (Source: Off-air comments after an interview on Russian TV, 7 December 2012)
(For more information: A video compilation of these statements is available on YouTube and Vimeo, titled End the UFO/ET Disclosure nonsense!)
In the words of a Master of Wisdom: “Apart from war, nothing so profoundly affects the future of all men as much as pollution. Some countries have recognised this fact and have taken some steps to limit pollution and global warming. Others, sometimes the chief polluters, deny the reality of global warming despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Daily, now, the climatic changes prove beyond doubt that the planet is sick and needs immediate and skilful care to re-establish equilibrium. Time is running out for men to halt the transformation which is being daily wrought on planet Earth. Every man, woman and child must play their part in the task. Time is, verily, running out. S.O.P. Save Our Planet!” (Source: ‘S.O.P. — Save Our Planet!’ by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme, 8 September 2012)
A new study, ‘The climate response to 5 trillion tonnes of carbon’ by a Canadian research team led by Katarzyna Tokarska from the University of Victoria, was published on 23 May 2016 in Nature Climate Change journal. The climate change agreement in December 2015 was supported by over 180 countries, who resolved to limit emissions to a trillion tonnes of carbon, keeping the global temperature rise to under 2oC. However, by looking at long-term computer model simulations to see what would happen if all the remaining untapped fossil fuels were burned, the team found that atmospheric warming from CO2 accumulation from both global conventional, fossil fuels and natural fires would emit 5 trillion tonnes of carbon if an accelerated transition to renewable energy did not take place. The impact from unconventional fossil fuels (from fracked shale deposits tar sands oil) had not been included and this too would have an increased carbon footprint.
The results show that the unregulated use of fossil fuel resources could lead to even higher regional differences in effects from climate change than previously experienced, with a rise in global temperatures by 10 degrees Celsius by 2200. Tokarska said: “Such climate changes, if realized, would have extremely profound impacts on ecosystems, human health, agriculture, economies and other sectors.” The study shows that rainfall could decrease by two thirds over parts of central America and north Africa and by half over parts of Australia, the Mediterranean, southern Africa and the Amazon. “What we are doing is showing what will happen if we do nothing to implement the Paris agreement to mitigate climate change,” Tokarska said. (Source: guardian.co.uk; nature.com; desmog.ca)
Portugal reached a clean energy milestone when the whole country ran for 107 hours straight on energy from solar, wind and hydro power alone, from 6.45am on Saturday 7 May 2016 until 5.45pm on Wednesday 11 May. Portugal has previously relied heavily upon energy from coal and gas, and was considered one of Europe’s biggest producers of CO2 emissions. The country has made huge moves towards clean energy, spurred by the EU’s renewable targets for 2020.
Francisco Ferreira, president of Portuguese Sustainability NGO Zero, has said: “Portugal has been investing considerably in renewables, particularly in electricity, since this will be the main final energy within the next decades with the transition from fossil fuels in road transportation to electric vehicles”.
Germany has also announced that on Sunday 15 May it generated almost all its electricity from clean energy and the UK also had its first-ever week of coal-free electricity generation for almost one-third of the time between 9-15 May. (Source: theguardian.com; independent.co.uk; ft.com)
On 8 June 2016 UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, celebrates the wealth in our oceans around the world. Sea water makes up about 70 per cent of our planet’s surface and is responsible for regulating the climate, feeding millions of people, providing healthy ecosystems for myriads of marine species, providing half the earth’s oxygen and medicines from marine resources. This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet’.
We have misused this incredible resource so that fish stocks have been critically over-fished, but recently, the Fisheries and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) ‘State of Marine Resources’ shows that larger stocks of some fish species are recovering faster than smaller stocks of other species which are harvested faster than they can reproduce. The problem of ‘bycatch’– the unintentional catching of many fish other than that of the target species – and the creation of hundreds of Marine Reserves are also beginning to be addressed after campaigning by global communities.
In the UK, efforts are being taken to protect coastal communities. On the North Yorkshire coast at Flamborough Head, a ‘No Take Zone’ (NTZ) has been established, where the removal of fish, shellfish or any marine plant by any method is strictly prohibited, meaning that people can explore rock pools and the beach, but cannot take anything out of the area. It is regularly scrutinized and protected by the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries (NEIFCA) patrols so that no fishing, collection or any extractive activities are undertaken.
Our waters are choking on plastics ranging from metres of greenhouse polythene to tiny microparticles of fossil fuel plastics which are ingested by a range of animals from whales to zooplankton. Captain Charles Moore discovered the first plastic debris gyre in the North Pacific in 1997 and set up the Algalita Foundation. In the latter part of 2016, a 15-year retrospective study will be published, which used the foundation’s research vessel Alguita to evaluate the long-term trend and changes observed in the plastic debris gyres around the world. Moore believes that all the oceanic plastic pollution can be stopped through research publication, education and action; otherwise by 2050 the amount of plastic in our oceans will outweigh the amount of fish in the sea. In the US, the Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions (POPS) is celebrating its fourth International Youth Summit this year. America is moving towards banning plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care, and the UK and EU are planning to follow suit. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is working towards elimination of single-use plastic bottles in their ‘One Less’ campaign. (Source: neweconomics.com; worldoceansday.org; agalita.com)
China is taking climate change seriously. It has committed to bold new plans to reduce its carbon footprint, developing a five-year plan to renewing the environment to a substantial level. An example of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection’s plans is that by 2020 an estimated 23 per cent of total land mass in China will be covered by forests.
China has just published an ambitious “ecological civilization blueprint”, says a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report. Entitled Green is gold: The strategy and actions of China’s ecological civilization, the report was launched on the sidelines of the ongoing second edition of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in Nairobi. The UNEP report analyzes the environmental dimension of China’s 13th five-year plan and concluded Beijing was on course to attain ecological renewal.
Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner attended the launch of the report. It indicated that besides expanding forest cover, China is committed to reducing water and carbon footprints, thanks to adoption of cleaner technologies in various sectors of the economy. According to the report, China has pledged to reduce water and energy consumption by 23 and 15 per cent respectively in a bid to cut down on carbon emissions.
“If China succeeds in implementing targets outlined in its ecological civilization blueprint, then it will have taken a major step towards shifting to a greener economy,” Steiner remarked.
China, in its bold step to build eco-civilization, aims to limit consumption of fossil fuels in key sectors like transport and manufacturing. The UNEP report noted that by 2014, China had built 10.5 billion square metres of energy saving buildings in urban areas. It disclosed that China’s production of energy efficient vehicles increased 45-fold from 2011 to 2015.
According to the UNEP report, China has also built the largest air-quality monitoring network in the developing world.
Steiner noted that China has set ambitious green goals that should be replicated in other parts of the world. “There has been unprecedented progress in policy reforms that have accelerated green transformation in China,” said the UNEP chief. (Source: UNEP)