The online edition of Share International magazine presents a selection of items from the printed edition. Each online edition includes a complete article by Benjamin Creme's Master. Most other articles reproduced here, covering a wide range of topics, are excerpts. The online edition usually also includes a selection of Questions and Answers, Readers' letters, and photographs of Signs of Maitreya's presence.
See the full table of contents of the printed edition at the foot of the page.
From the inception of Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme’s Master provided an article every month for nearly 35 years. These were intended to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances.
Many people believe that despite the presence of Maitreya in the world, everything is becoming more threatening and unstable than hitherto. They wonder what Hierarchy is doing to ease the many problems and difficulties that leave them afraid and unprepared for the heightened tension of today.
The truth is, the world is being prepared. In times of great tension and change, people look at problems with a limited view — which they inevitably have — of the true state of society. Humanity imagines that all these events have the same impact and importance for the future, whereas the true view, which only the Masters can see, is altogether different. The Masters see the happenings as if occurring on a flat plane, and as potential only. They know that some will precipitate and effect world change, while others will simply wither away without any precipitation at all. Humanity, with its limited vision, sees all these events as bearing on their future but this assuredly is not the case. From the Masters’ point of view humanity has never been so ready for the new world that the future will bring. It has never been so near a time of inspiration and readiness to work for the common weal.
When the Christ said that He would return (in such a time as we think not), He would bring not soft words of spurious peace but a sword, the Sword of Cleavage, which would separate father from son and brother from brother. It is precisely the action of the Sword of Cleavage that we are witnessing today. Maitreya’s energy of love stimulates everyone: the one who loves, and works for justice and sharing, but also the one who causes the divisions, schisms and greed in the world. In this way, through the clear opposition created by the Sword of Cleavage, men can arrive at a true choice for the future — the future for all men, the poor and hungry as well as the men of money and the destroyers of peace in the world. Each of us must choose on which side of that division we find our truth.
(Share International, October 2014)
These articles are 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, was in constant telepathic contact with this Master who dictated his articles to him.
We present a letter from our archives to show how closely Maitreya and the Masters are involved in and focus attention on political issues and matters concerning social injustice.
Last Saturday, 15 February 2003, we went to the anti-war rally in London’s Hyde Park. The Reverend Jesse Jackson began to speak, and at first his speech was not so engaging but then suddenly seemed to take on another energy and communication. It was at this point that we noticed a black man standing next to us, his eyes firmly fixed on the speaker. Then the young singer Ms Dynamite began to speak of “love” and “peace”. “And justice!” cried the man next to us, arm upraised. He continued to comment on everything that was said: “That’s right, sister... you tell ’em sister.”
There was something about the demeanour of this man which made us think He might be Maitreya or a Master. He had such a sense of joviality, rolling a cigarette (but never smoking it), together with a small bottle of whisky (though never smelling of alcohol). We noticed a camera crew and suggested they interview him. Was he Maitreya or one of the Masters?
As the crowd dispersed at the end of the speeches at the London anti-war March, a film crew interviewed people there, including the ‘jovial’ Afro- Caribbean man described by D.P. and D.J. (above). The two-and-a-half-minute interview is transcribed here.
Afro-Caribbean man: Waking up! Waking up! The world belongs to the human race, brother.
Interviewer: That’s the one, man.
Afro-Caribbean man: Yeah, that’s the scene! I am so glad! It’s a long time I come on — I used to go on the CND and thing like that. But it’s so beautiful to see, and, what is more, some of us old generation which started the whole situation, waking up! I am glad to see especially the young generation coming up — my son and my grandchildren. I am proud today to hear brothers and sisters speaking the Truth and showing out the lies, the lies, that’s beautiful! All the young generation, black, white, they are all going around this place, and I love to see that, and I would never miss it for a million pounds, brothers! And all my little brothers there, all my little brothers and sisters, all the way, coming from way out! I am glad, I am really glad! We are waking up! They thought we was asleep!
Interviewer: We’re rubbing our eyes …
Afro-Caribbean man: Yeah! [laughing] Wake up, brother, keep the faith! Keep your eyes on the prize! And the prize is humanity! For the human race belong to all of us! As Bertrand Russell says: “Remember your humanity and forget the rest.” Because if you do not, only darkness lies ahead. But you, our new generation, have seen the dawn of a new order and the order belong to the human race — not to George Bush, not to Tony Blair, or any one of these so-called ‘gods’ — you know, these ‘new gods’ — now it belong to you all! I am over 70, and I am saying, you keep the faith, brother!
(Share International, April 2003)
Light blessings and light formations
By now, Share International magazine must have printed thousands of photographs showing what may look like ‘failed photos’ but, thanks to information from Benjamin Creme and his Master, we know that the streaks of light, sometimes a spiral shape, a vortex of energy, sometimes a sweep of rose, gold or white light across an image are, in fact, the physical manifestation or effect of a blessing received from one of the Masters or Maitreya Himself.
New readers have asked about the significance of photographs of light formations seen on buildings, on sidewalks and streets. Benjamin Creme explained: “They only appear when the sun shines, and the reflection is thrown on to nearby buildings in various shapes: crosses or circles. They vary a lot in form and can be seen all over the world. They are made by the Space Brothers in association with Maitreya. Maitreya advises the Space Brothers where to manifest them and they can be all over the side of large buildings or sometimes just two or three on a little house.”
(1) Are the light formations part of the science of light [technology]? (2) Have they some similarity with laser technology? (3) Could you say something about how they are made, and do they have healing qualities for the people living in the house or people looking at them?
A. (1) No. (2) No. (3) No. They do have a healing dimension but on a world rather than on an individual basis. They are made by the Space Brothers in association with Maitreya. (Benjamin Creme, Share International July/August 2004)
We present a selection of photographs for your consideration.
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of corruption. The quotations are taken from Maitreya’s Messages and Teachings (Messages from Maitreya the Christ and Maitreya’s Teachings — The Laws of Life), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks Volumes One and Two), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
Across the world, most especially among the young, the potent desire for change is being given expression. The young want a new kind of world, a new structure which includes them and their aspirations. These aspirations are for justice and sharing, for meaningful work and an opportunity to raise their families in sufficiency and peace. For too long have they languished in poverty and obscurity, denied a say in their life’s endeavour.
From now on, the governments of the world will have to consider seriously these aspirations of the hitherto silent majority, and change their plans accordingly. …
The old order is collapsing and no government can halt this process. The new energies of Aquarius are waxing stronger, breaking asunder the old corrupt and decadent order. The young, and young at heart, are the first to register the appearance of this new aspiration for justice. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The aspiration of the young’)
Politicians cannot continue to bombard people with legislation and nothing else. A better way to rule must include real contact with real people. The needs of the people have to be addressed. Only then can they be educated in terms of self-respect, which leads to self-awareness. The values of the individual must be safeguarded. At present, there are few mechanisms of communication between leaders and the people. Nevertheless, contact ‘on the ground’ is necessary. If real needs are addressed, corruption will decrease, and the prison population will fall. (Maitreya, 'Maitreya’s Teachings — The Laws of Life')
The new civilization will be built upon the foundations of the past, but, necessarily, much of the old must be swept away, corrupt and useless as it is. For those with eyes to see, the new indications are already evident. Wherever men turn their eyes today, a new landscape presents itself, new ideas engage the mind, new structures take tentative shape. A world in flux is transforming itself, the growing pains of change are felt by all. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The reordering of priorities’)
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. 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!” (From: ‘S.O.P. — Save Our Planet!’ by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme, Share International, October 2012)
Citizens and communities are increasingly turning to the courts to address justice and accountability issues regarding the climate crisis as other avenues are blocked, limited, or found inadequate to the task. Groundbreaking cases are scheduled to be heard or tried this year in the European Union, the US and Australia, in addition to numerous smaller climate cases on dockets [court calendars] around the world, indicating that cases are growing in both number and importance.
In Europe, citizens are suing the governments of more than 30 countries in three separate cases before the European Court of Human Rights over claims that state inaction has violated their human rights. Since this court accepts only a few cases that raise the most serious human rights legal questions each year and has never officially examined climate change, the fact that it has taken up several climate cases in 2023 is precedent setting.
One such case, brought by thousands of elderly Swiss women against the Swiss government, focuses on the health impact of climate change-induced heatwaves. The second, brought by a member of the European Parliament’s French Green Party, claims France’s climate measures are not ambitious enough. The third concerns six Portuguese youths, who are suing 33 countries — all 27 EU member states, plus Britain, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine — for violating their right to life by their failure to take sufficient action on climate change. A panel of 17 judges will decide the cases, and their decisions cannot be appealed. …
In the US, the first ever constitutional climate trial and first ever children’s climate trial in US history is scheduled to begin on 12 June in Helena, Montana, and to conclude by 23 June. The 16 Montanan youth plaintiffs assert that, by supporting a fossil fuel-driven energy system, Montana is violating their constitutional rights to a clean and healthful environment, individual dignity and equal protection of the law. Youth legal actions on climate are active [live] in four additional US states as well — Hawaii, Utah, Virginia and Florida.
A unique feature of Share International is the blend of esoteric information provided by the Masters, side by side with articles that either showcase progress in various fields — the political, economic and environmental, among others — or highlight problems such as social injustice and the growing inequality seen throughout the world. The full article presented below is a snapshot in time — one that captures exactly why the world needs to hear Maitreya’s advice.
There is a curious disconnect in Britain today, manifested in the coronation of King Charles at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 2023. The ceremony at Westminster was extraordinary in its expression of pomp and majesty. Prepared and rehearsed for months, costing millions of pounds, it drew on centuries of tradition, and was a vivid, memorable spectacle. The long velvet train behind the king as he entered the Abbey, the music, the orb and sceptre presented to him; a simple white shirt to be covered up by a weighty gold coat and fur cape; and the heavy, ornate crown which was copied in paper by primary school children countrywide. It was like watching a film, a fiction. Occasionally, what felt like an inappropriate close-up of Charles showed a human, 74-year-old man with an impossible-to-read expression — a contrast to his mother, the very young queen crowned 70 years ago.
As expected, people queued for days just to see the golden coach on its way to and from the Abbey. Millions watched this spectacle on television across the world. The whole ceremony was impressive and, in its invoking of centuries of ritual and tradition, oddly moving. The crowning was followed the next day by a long concert and a most extravagant party at Windsor Castle, one of the many ‘stately homes’ belonging to the royal family, as well as at other venues.
But there was another side. The whole event looked and felt anachronistic, like an escapist fiction. In fact, in spite of the crowds, far fewer of the UK population now agree with the monarchy — or at least with a monarchy that has so many members supported by the state, and with eye-wateringly enormous private wealth. An ‘invitation’ that had been made for the whole British population to join in the oath of allegiance made to the king by the congregation was quietly dropped. Potential protestors were ‘pre-emptively’ arrested just in case they caused disruption. It seemed that everyone had to accept the centuries-long status quo, and the myth of a ‘Great’ Britain which is no longer great; instead rather foolishly isolated after Brexit. Having a monarch means we are still implicitly invited to see ourselves as ‘subjects’ of the crown rather than as free ‘citizens’.
Meanwhile there is indeed a disconnect with the ‘real world’ of Britain where the monarchy has in fact become much less popular. (A pared-down monarchy to give stability without the exorbitant financial privilege of this extended family which, unlike everyone else in the country pays no inheritance tax, is perhaps what most people would probably prefer.)
In this country, now, many people are suffering from real, material poverty. Although still very wealthy, Britain has recently become more shamefully unequal. The pomp of the Coronation, the richly-dressed guests and the following celebration extravaganza party might recall the words of Maitreya: “the rich parade their wealth before the poor”. There is a ‘cost of living crisis’, which means that some cannot pay for the most basic needs. Food and energy costs have risen by up to 30 per cent. Elderly people are offered ‘warm hubs’, for instance in local churches, to escape from their own homes where they cannot afford to keep themselves warm. Children cannot learn in school because they are hungry. Teachers are buying them food.
And the people are beginning to protest. Many public workers have been going on strike: transport workers, so people can’t get about; doctors, and nurses for the first time ever, are withholding their labour, not just in protest at their low pay but in outrage at the failing of the country’s National Health Service, once the pride of the nation.
By contrast with all this pomp, Maitreya comes as a ‘simple man’, to appeal to and bring out the genuine best in all people: “My teaching is this; learn to share, to grasp your brother’s hand and know him as yourself.” (Maitreya, Message No. 91)