In the inspiring and provocative books which have emerged from his lectures, Benjamin Creme paints an ever more detailed picture of humanity’s destiny, both worldly and spiritual. “We are talking about nothing less than the total transformation of every aspect of our lives,” he says. Mr Creme’s message is both profound and immensely practical. Each book covers a vast range of topics: from meditation and the growth of consciousness to political and economic change, from initiation and group work to ecology and world service. Compelling explanations are offered for the ever-increasing ‘miraculous’ or unexplained phenomena such as weeping Madonnas, crosses of light, healing waters, crop circles and UFOs. Mr Creme also clarifies misunderstandings about the antichrist and the ‘last judgment’.
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Unity in Diversity
The Way Ahead for Humanity
We need a new, hopeful vision for the future. This book presents such a vision: a future that embraces a world at peace in harmony and unity, while each individual quality and approach is welcomed and needed. It is visionary, but is expressed with a cogent and compelling logic.
Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity concerns the future of every man, woman and child. It is about the future of the Earth itself. Humanity, Creme says, is at a crossroads and has a major decision to make: to go onwards and create a brilliant new civilisation in which all are free and social justice reigns, or continue as we are, divided and competing, and see the end of life on planet Earth.
Creme writes about the Spiritual Hierarchy on Earth, whose Plan for the betterment of all humanity he presents. He shows that the path forward for us all is the realisation of our essential unity without the sacrifice of our equally essential diversity.
Published: June 2012
Paperback: 167 pages
Price: US$18 / £9 / €12
The Ageless Wisdom Teaching
An introduction to humanity’s spiritual legacy
An introduction to that great body of wisdom which substands the spiritual teachings of all groups throughout the ages. Only by discovering the common wellspring from which all their faiths have emerged will men and women truly come to understand their spiritual brotherhood, as children of the One Father, by whatever name they call Him.
Subjects include: the Divine Plan, evolution of human consciousness, the Spiritual Hierarchy, energies, the Seven Rays, karma, reincarnation, initiation, and a glossary of esoteric terms.
Published: June 1996
Paperback: 76 pages
Price: US$9.00 / £3.50 / €4.50
Our purpose is to spiritualize matter. Esotericism is the philosophy (or science) of the evolutionary process. The Ageless Wisdom Teaching is as old as humanity itself and is taught by "men and women like us who have expanded their consciousness to include the spiritual levels." These understandings are from this very small, resonant book by Benjamin Creme, who has been the source of Ageless Wisdom for some thirty years - in particular, he has given us information about the reappearance of Maitreya, the Christ and World Teacher. Reincarnation, the Law of Cause and Effect, the plan of evolution: "Over and above [that material which has an emotional appeal for the masses] is a very mental and spiritually oriented body of teachings given by the Masters specifically for the initiates and the disciples of the world, which acquaints them with the Plan, with their possible part in that Plan, and invites them to take part in the implementation of the Plan." The Christ, the anti-christ, meditation, spirituality: "It does not matter to the Self for one instant whether you are a Christian or a Buddhist or a Moslem or a Hindu, or of no religion at all; what matters is that you register yourself as the Self, that you identify with the Self, which is the same as God." Thought-provoking, spirit-provoking, a dazzlingly incisive survey, performed with fine clarity. The question-and-answer format throughout is a delight. A more pithy presentation is not likely to come along for quite some time. (The Book Reader)
The Art of Co-operation
The Art of Co-operation deals with the most pressing problems of our time, and their solution, from the point of view of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings that, for millennia, have revealed the forces underlying the outer world. Benjamin Creme brings these teachings up to date, preparing the way for the imminent emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher, and His group of Masters of Wisdom.
This volume looks at a world locked in ancient competition, trying to solve its problems by old and out-worn methods, while the answer – co-operation – lies in our own hands. It shows the way to a world of justice, freedom and peace through a growing appreciation of the unity underlying all life. Maitreya will inspire in us this growing realization. Topics include: the necessity of co-operation; the USA and competition; organism versus organization; opportunity for service; fear of loss; karma; love; courage and detachment; overcoming of glamour; how the Masters teach; unity in diversity; consensus; trust.
Published: June 2002
Paperback: 235 pages
Price: US$20.00 / £12 / €17
Creme's books are extraordinary, and powerfully demonstrate the centrality of the spirit and the coming realization we will all pass through. (The Book Reader, Spring-Summer 2002)
The Art Of Cooperation by Benjamin Creme is a three-part metaphysical examination of how cooperation and the need for unity affect human life and spirituality. Meditations, the danger of glamour, prayers for the new age, and more are accessibly rendered for the non-specialist general reader, as well as the dedicated and experienced student of metaphysics, in this insightful and highly recommended treatise. (Midwest Book Review)
The Art of Living
Living within the Laws of Life
In The Art of Living, Benjamin Creme considers the experience of living as a form of art, like painting or music. To reach a high level of expression requires both knowledge of and adherence to certain fundamental principles. In the art of life, it is through the understanding of the great Law of Cause and Effect, and the related Law of Rebirth, that we achieve the poised harmlessness that leads to personal happiness, right human relations and the correct path for all humanity on its evolutionary journey.
Parts Two and Three, “The Pairs of Opposites” and “Illusion”, propose that it is man’s unique position in the evolutionary scheme — “the meeting point of spirit and matter” — that produces his seemingly endless struggle both within himself and in outer living. The means by which he emerges from the fog of illusion, and blends these two aspects of himself into one perfect Whole, is living life itself with growing detachment and objective self-awareness.
Published: June 2006
Paperback: 215 pages
Price: US$20 / £12 / €17
The Awakening of Humanity
The Awakening of Humanity is a companion volume to Benjamin Creme’s The World Teacher for All Humanity, published in 2007, which emphasizes the nature of Maitreya as World Teacher, the Embodiment of Love and Wisdom.
The Awakening of Humanity focuses on the day when Maitreya declares Himself openly as World Teacher for the Age of Aquarius. It describes the process of Maitreya’s emergence, the steps leading to the Day of Declaration, and humanity’s response to this momentous experience.
Of the Day of Declaration, Benjamin Creme’s Master says: “Never, before, will men have heard the call to their divinity, the challenge to their presence here on Earth. Each, singly, and solemnly alone, will know for that time the purpose and meaning of their lives, will experience anew the grace of childhood, the purity of aspiration cleansed of self. For these precious minutes, men will know afresh the joy of full participation in the realities of Life, will feel connected one to another, like the memory of a distant past.”
This prophetic book gives the reader hope and expectancy for the joyful, world-changing events which are on their way.
Published: June 2008
Paperback: 141 pages
Price: US$10 / £5 / €7.50
The Gathering of the Forces of Light
UFOs and their Spiritual Mission
The Gathering of the Forces of Light is a book about UFOs, but with a difference. It is written by someone who has worked with them and knows about them from the inside. Benjamin Creme sees the presence of UFOs as planned and of immense value for the people of Earth.
According to Benjamin Creme, the UFOs and the people in them are engaged on a spiritual mission to ease humanity’s lot and to save this planet from further and faster destruction. Our own planetary Hierarchy, led by Maitreya, the World Teacher, now living among us, works tirelessly with their Space Brothers in a fraternal enterprise to restore sanity to this Earth.
Creme shows how all the planets of our solar system are inhabited, but on physical levels beyond present human sight, the so-called etheric planes. The spacecraft are constructed on the same principle; they too are in etheric matter and have complete control of energies in space. Our Space Brothers are responsible not only for crop circles but also for preparing the way on Earth for a new technology of light which will give us unlimited power from the sun. When we banish war forever and are endeavouring to live in right relationship, that technology will be ours. For the Spiritual Hierarchy of both our own and the sister planets of our system, right human relationship involves the end of competition and the beginning of an era of co-operation with sharing, justice and freedom as its hallmarks.
The book also addresses the emergence of new and more inclusive forms of education, which will be needed as we experience a huge shift in consciousness and a growing awareness of the richness of life ahead, unfettered by the stranglehold of commercialism and the dominance of market forces.
Fantasy? Benjamin Creme writes with such cogency and authority that it is difficult to gainsay his message. We leave it to the readers to come to their own conclusion; in any case, according to the author, the truth will soon be apparent for all to see, awakening humanity to their own divinity and the establishment of the rule of spiritual law on Earth.
Published: July 2010
Paperback: 240 pages
Price: US$20 / £12 / €17
The Great Approach
New Light and Life for Humanity
In this prophetic book, esotericist and international lecturer Benjamin Creme addresses the problems of our chaotic world and its gradual change under the influence of a group of perfected men, the Masters of Wisdom, who are returning openly to the world for the first time in 98,000 years.
With their leader, Maitreya, the World Teacher, they will guide humanity out of the present morass, and inspire the building of an entirely new kind of civilization where justice and freedom are the norm.
The energy that emanates from this book is electrifying. One can almost see the future stretching ahead for humanity. It appeals to the heart and inspires our highest aspiration. In a most original and convincing way it moves from idealism and expressed goodwill to the practical means of bringing the new structures into being.
An extraordinary synthesis of knowledge, it throws a searchlight on the future; with clear vision it predicts our highest achievements of thought to reveal the amazing scientific discoveries which lie ahead. It shows us a world in which war is a thing of the past, and the needs of all are met. It is indeed a message of hope for the world.
Published: June 2001
Paperback: 320 pages
Price: US$20.00 / £12 / €17
For almost three decades, Benjamin Creme has lectured to audiences across the world and has talked about miracles and messengers and the changing age... Informed by the rich knowledge of contemporary consciousness, The Great Approach takes giant strides in illuminating the history and the presence of sheer glory. (The Book Reader)
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume 1
The first of a trilogy of books which describe the emergence and teachings of Maitreya, the World Teacher. As human consciousness steadily matures, many of the ancient ‘mysteries’ are now being revealed. This volume can be seen as a guidebook for humanity as it travels on the evolutionary journey. The book’s canvas is vast: from the new teachings of the Christ to meditation and karma; from life after death, and reincarnation, to healing and social transformation; from initiation and the role of service to the Seven Rays; from Leonardo da Vinci and Mozart to Sathya Sai Baba. It sets the scene and prepares the way for the work of Maitreya, as World Teacher, and the creation of a new and better life for all. It is a powerful message of hope.
Published: March 1993 (3rd revised edition)
Paperback: 419 pages
Price: US$22.00 / £9.75 / €13.50
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume 2
This inspiring and heart-warming book offers new hope and guidance to a suffering world on the threshold of a Golden Age. It presents the teachings of Maitreya, the World Teacher, on both the outer, practical, and inner, spiritual levels; His uniquely accurate forecasts of world events, which have astonished international media; and His miraculous appearances which have brought hope and inspiration to many thousands. It also contains a series of unique interviews with Benjamin Creme’s Master which throw new and revealing light on some of the greatest problems facing humanity.
This book covers an enormous range: Maitreya’s teachings; the growth of consciousness; new forms of government; commercialization and market forces; the principal of sharing; life in the New Age; schools without walls; the Technology of Light; crop circles; the Self; telepathy; disease and death; energy and thought; Transmission Meditation; the soul’s purpose. Also includes transcripts of Benjamin Creme’s inspiring talks on ‘The Overcoming of Fear’ and ‘The Call to Service’.
Published: May 2013 (2nd revised edition)
Paperback: 739 pages
Price: US$29.50 / £12.90 / €17
Maitreya’s Mission, Volume 3
Benjamin Creme presents a compelling vision of the future. With Maitreya, the World Teacher, and His disciples the Masters of Wisdom openly offering Their guidance, humanity will create a civilization worthy of its divine potential. Peace will be established; sharing the world’s resources the norm; maintaining our environment a top priority. The new education will teach the fact of the soul and the evolution of consciousness. The cities of the world will be transformed into centres of great beauty.
This book offers invaluable wisdom on a vast range of topics. It includes Maitreya’s priorities for the future, and interviews with a Master of Wisdom on ‘The Challenge of the 21st Century’. It explores karma and reincarnation, the origin of humanity, meditation and service, the Plan of evolution, and other fundamental concepts of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings. It includes a fascinating look from an esoteric, spiritual perspective at 10 famous artists – among them Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Like the first two volumes of Maitreya’s Mission, this work combines profound spiritual truths with practical solutions to today’s most vexing problems. It is indeed a message of hope for a humanity ready to “begin the creation of a civilization such as this world has never yet seen”.
Published: January 2010 (2nd revised edition)
Paperback: 694 pages
Price: US$26.50 / £14.50 / €17
The latest volume in the series clarifying the mission of Maitreya, the World Teacher, and his disciples the Masters of Wisdom. Again, published in easily digested format of questions and answers. The future is bright for humanity. Peace. Sharing. Conservation. The broadening of consciousness. Yes, and beauty. Everything you can imagine ― actually, everything you can intuit ― is here in this book. Illusion, reality, the meaning of angels, devas, spiritual valuations of ten famous painters, earthquakes, education, ringing in the ears, healthy eating, the inhabitants of Jupiter, spiritual interviews. Point? "To consolidate the treasure of the past and inspire the marvels of the future." In the back, a list of initiates, their rays and stages of evolution. Also, a very useful, complete glossary of terms. Creme is consistent, perceptive, a believer in the evidence of things not seen. "We are spiritual Beings, literally gods, who reflect themselves on the soul-plane as the human soul, which acts as an intermediary between that divinity and the personality on the physical plane." An eloquent and absorbing expedition into the shape of reality. (The Book Reader)
For the past 20 years, Benjamin Creme has been the spokesperson for the spiritual teachings of Maitreya ― Christ's Second Coming - and his disciples, the Masters of Wisdom; he is a passionate believer in a near-future of transformed global consciousness. A number of books have been spawned by his dedication to and psychic contact with the Masters and Maitreya, including two previous volumes on 'the mission'. This third in the series focuses more intently on the future while it explores such topics as karma and reincarnation, the origin of humanity, meditation and service, and the Plan of Evolution. The emphasis is decidedly upbeat as visions of a brilliant tomorrow filled with 'self-realized' humans are frequently invoked amidst a wealth of other material (nearly 700 pages worth). The timetable for these changes comes across as somewhat variable, but the message is clear that in 15-20 years a great leap will have been made at all levels of our being. This is a meaty presentation that in answering many questions raises just a few more. (Matthew Gilbert, NAPRA Review)
Maitreya's Mission, Vol. III is filled with a tremendous amount of wisdom on a huge range of topics and offers practical solutions to many of our most challenging problems. Those who read this book will find themselves on an accelerated journey into the realms of consciousness that will change their world forever. (Kendall Klug, Vision Magazine)
Benjamin Creme is … optimistic about what is to come, certain of his mission, and erudite in the manner in which he communicates. Having studied and appreciated the writings of Alice Bailey (which, along with Blavatsky's writings, form the foundation of Creme's teachings), my own hope is that the dramatic changes which he predicts will actually come to pass. I also look forward to what he refers to as the 'externalization of the hierarchy', because those of us who feel we are here to help usher in the changes need all the help we can get, from this side as well as the other…Creme speaks clearly and knowledgeably about what he believes is required to remedy many of the problems that now beset mankind, and much of this is in the form of brief articles and question-and-answer sessions, which makes interesting 'pick-up' reading. His discussions of timelessness, the art of waiting, the nature of evil, meditation, and the initiatory process, among many other subjects, are fascinating reading. If one is interested in a book that is down-to-earth and far-out at the same time, I strongly recommend it. (David Dohrmann, Access)
Maitreya’s Teachings — The Laws of Life
A unique and diverse collection of insights from Maitreya, the World Teacher for the coming age, offering straightforward, non-dogmatic answers to some of our most profound questions about the meaning and purpose of life, including who we really are, how to find joy in everyday existence, and what we can all do to create lasting peace. Also addresses global problems — political, social, and environmental — and forecasts future events, demonstrating how the Laws of Cause and Effect work out on a world scale. The most contemporary phase of teachings given by the head of the group of enlightened Teachers known as the Masters of Wisdom.
Published: August 2005
Paperback: 258 pages
Price: US$20 / £12 / €17
A Master Speaks
Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has always had guides and teachers in times of need — such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed. These great ones work to further a Plan for the evolution of humanity and the other kingdoms of Nature, which is held in the custody of the esoteric Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom.
Since 1982, one of these fully enlightened Teachers has written a monthly article for Share International magazine. The articles contain a wealth of inspiration, wisdom, and practical information relevant to a world in turmoil.
A Master Speaks is a compilation of 223 articles given between 1982 and 2003. Titles include: Health and healing, Life in the New Age, Human rights, Sharing for peace, The problem of AIDS, The new education, The promise of the future, The end of hunger, Aiding the cause of peace, The secret of living, The rise of people power.
Published: April 2004 (3rd revised edition)
Paperback: 452 pages
Price: US$22.00 / £12 / €13.50
Messages from Maitreya the Christ
During the years of preparation for His emergence, Maitreya gave 140 Messages through Benjamin Creme during public lectures in London from 1977 to 1982. The method used was mental overshadowing and a telepathic rapport thus set up. Maitreya’s Messages of sharing, co-operation and unity inspire readers to spread the news of His reappearance and to work urgently for the rescue of millions suffering from poverty and starvation in a world of plenty. In Message No. 11 Maitreya says: “My Plan is to show you that the way out of your problems is to listen again to the true voice of God within your hearts, to share the produce of this most bountiful of worlds among your brothers and sisters everywhere – ” Maitreya’s words are a unique source of wisdom, hope and succour at this critical time of world change, and when read aloud these profound yet simple Messages invoke His energy and blessing.
Published: March 1992 (2nd revised edition)
Paperback: 286 pages
Price: US$18.00 / £7.75 / €13.50
The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom
In this, his first book, Benjamin Creme made the startling announcement that the Christ, as World Teacher for the coming age, is already among us ― gradually emerging into full public recognition. And, further, that this great Spiritual Presence, known as Maitreya, is the same One expected by many religions, albeit under different names. Along with a group of highly-evolved spiritual men – known as the Masters of Wisdom – who have long inspired humanity from behind the scenes, Maitreya is here to promote cooperation among the many ideological factions, galvanize world goodwill and sharing, and inspire sweeping political, social, economic and environmental reforms. They are among us now as universal Teachers and guides for people of all spiritual traditions and those of none.
Creme puts the most profound event of the last 2,000 years into its correct historical and esoteric context and describes what effect the World Teacher’s presence will have on both the world’s institutions and the average person. Through his telepathic contact with a Master of Wisdom, Creme answers a myriad of questions well beyond the scope of his personal knowledge. New insights are offered on such subjects as the soul and reincarnation, telepathy, nuclear energy, ancient civilizations, problems of the developing world and a new economic order. And he clarifies misunderstandings about the anti-christ and the ‘last judgement’.
Published: June 2007 (2nd revised edition)
Paperback: 287 pages
Price: US$20.00 / £10 / €9
Creme seems to belong to the same group as Blake, Russell, Madame Blavatsky and Alice Bailey: a man who sees things that other people do not see, and who tells us about it all with sincerity and even a certain amount of humour. While people like Creme exist I feel there is a great deal of hope for us all. (Colin Wilson, Books and Bookmen)
A thoroughly remarkable book that crafts a penetrating chronicle of the universe and its mind-blowing powers. (The Book Reader)
A Meditation for the New Age
The next step in today’s ‘spiritual revolution’ is putting the gains of personal development to work for the world, says Benjamin Creme. In Transmission-A Meditation for the New Age, Creme explains that the time is past to focus on one’s own spiritual progress without engaging in some form of service. Transmission Meditation, he says, is the simplest way to do both – at the same time.
Transmission Meditation is a group service activity which ‘steps down’ the great spiritual energies that continually stream into our planet, focused by the Masters of Wisdom – our ‘Elder Brothers’. This process, which makes the energies more useful to humanity, is like that of electrical transformers, stepping down the power between generators and ordinary outlets. These transformed spiritual energies, Creme explains, are gradually uplifting all life forms and changing our world for the better.
“What is unique about this work,” says Creme, “is its simplicity. It is a perfect vehicle for the aspirations of very busy people. It is safe, highly scientific, non-denominational, free of any charge, and unbelievably potent. It is a service in which we can involve ourselves for the rest of our lives and know that we are helping in the great transformation to a more just and compassionate world. At the same time I know of no other form of service which makes for such far reaching and fast spiritual growth.”
Published: June 2006 (5th revised edition)
Paperback: 212 pages
Price: US$20.00 / £8.70 / €13.50
Benjamin Creme. Center of a worldwide conspiracy of goodness. Accepting no remuneration, making no claims about his spiritual status. Specializing in Transmission Meditation where members of a group use their centers to step down energies coming from the Masters in order to provide a pool of energy useful for humanity. Colin Wilson says that Creme belongs to the same group as Blake, Blavatsky and Alice Bailey: "A man who sees things that other people do not see, and who tells us about it all." Pronto. In unminced words, clearly, and with a passionate amusement…This is a handbook of Transmission Meditation, with most of the book taken up with questions and answers, the most useful format in these times of involved new age terminologies and beliefs. Creme, now nearly 80 years old, received his first spiritual communication some forty years ago. He lectures widely across the world, participates in TV and radio interviews - and he's definitely an electric presence…Very easy to understand bits of knowledge, given by a wise man with the infinite patience of the true spiritual teacher. (The Book Reader)
The World Teacher for All Humanity
As Maitreya, the World Teacher, stands poised ready to emerge into full public work, Benjamin Creme’s book The World Teacher for All Humanity is an overview of the background to this momentous event.
The book details the planned return of our planetary Hierarchy and the descent of Maitreya from His Himalayan retreat in July 1977 and of His work in the world, albeit behind the scenes, since then. It speaks too of the enormous changes that His presence has brought about; of His plans and projects, and His priorities and recommendations in the immediate future time. It shows Him as a great and powerful Avatar and, at the same time, as a friend and brother of humanity.
Maitreya’s advice will bring humanity to a simple choice between two lines of action: to ignore His recommendations and continue in our present mode of life, and so face self destruction; or to accept gladly His counsel to inaugurate a system of sharing and justice which will guarantee a peaceful and prosperous future for humanity, and the creation of a civilization based on the inner divinity of all men.
Published: June 2007
Paperback: 132 pages
Price: US$10 / £5 / €7.50