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 articles to be published not only at the time they were written, but also whenever appropriate according to world circumstances.
Patiently, We, your Elder Brothers, await the response of men, knowing, as We do so, that the vast majority of people, when they know and understand the true situation now present on Earth, will agree that only radical change will forestall calamity.
One problem has been that the average person knows little of the enormous vested interests which control the affairs of men, and which, for the most part, work against the needs and rights of countless millions. At the moment, 80 per cent of the world’s wealth is owned by a small number of families and institutions. Much of that wealth is static, invested in estates, ships, gold, jewels and works of art, benefiting thereby but few. Such imbalance confounds the efforts of governments everywhere to establish societies based on relative social justice.
So old and so entrenched is this imbalance that only a Herculean effort or world economic disaster will shake its hold. Faced with this situation, governments are at a loss to manage their nation’s affairs and, simultaneously, compete with others for markets. The result, inevitably, is recurring chaos, instability, and a chronic lack of money for essential services and foreign aid. The world’s poor continue to suffer, therefore, and pray silently for change. Some, less silent, join the growing number of the world’s terrorist groups.
How then to break this vicious circle of inherited wealth, stagnation and revolutionary hatred and violence?
Maitreya, on His emergence, will address this problem and show its mechanism and negative effect on all aspects of life, national and international. He will show that only a just and fair distribution of the world’s wealth will realize the peace that all desire. That sharing alone will create the trust that makes such a distribution possible. That men have no alternative: all other ways have been tried and have failed, and the sands are running out.
Thus will the Great One speak. Thus will He raise the consciousness of men and help them to understand the reasons for their plight. He will show that such imbalance is insupportable in a world so interdependent and facing so many perilous problems. That only a rational transformation of our now defunct structures will allow men to advance into the future and to build a civilization worthy of the name.
When men hear His words they will divide into three groups: one will, with full heart, respond to His thoughts and answer His appeal for their engagement. One will form a blockade of opposition and affront. A third, smaller, number will sit, anxiously, aside.
Gradually, it will become obvious that change must be tried, at least, and some experiments will be undertaken. This will convince many of the feasibility of sharing and lead to the Day of Declaration, the signal that the New Time has begun.
(Share International, December 2005)
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.
Share International has a large reserve of unpublished letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme and his Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or a ‘spokesperson’. Other letters presented here are new, and, while we cannot confirm or indicate whether a Master is involved, we offer them for your consideration.
During our trip to Rome in October 2009 for the canonization of Damien I took a photo in the Basilica of Saint-Paul-Outside-the-Walls. At home, I noticed streaks of light on the photo that resemble the shape of two people walking. In the pew, during my visit to the church, there was a man praying; in the photo he is not visible anymore, but in the place where he was sitting (and I know for sure that he was sitting there when the photo was taken) the light can be seen. During my entire visit to the church the man remained seated there and in another photograph he can be seen sitting in the pew. I prayed there and experienced a great feeling of peace.
There were five of us from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, on a pilgrimage with the Antwerp Egidius community to meet the community in Rome that is committed to the homeless, to refugees, the AIDS problem in Africa, and to peace in the world. In Rome, many people are provided with a free meal three times a week; there is a home for the elderly, and a home for mentally retarded. In Antwerp and Brussels too, free meals are given to homeless people and refugees; there is a school of peace for young people from deprived neighbourhoods, and a dialogue is being developed between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Following the example of the community in Rome and Antwerp, we in Apeldoorn are engaged in the same way, as Damien devoted himself to the lepers. The lepers of our time are also the outcasts – the homeless, the elderly, those suffering from AIDS, the addicted. We want to be close to them in friendship and solidarity.
The canonization of Damien was a chance to meet the community in Rome which has been in existence for  years, and to nourish us for our work in Apeldoorn. The signs of light on the photo are hopefully a blessing for our work and for the work of the Egidius community in the world.
It was October 1997, when my wife and I went back to Minnesota to see my mother, who was 87 years old. She passed away a month later.
She told us about an unusual experience she had had that winter. She said that on her way to do grocery shopping, she parked in the grocery store parking lot which was sprinkled with snow and ice. She said that, as she started walking, suddenly her feet slid forward on some ice right out from under her and she fell straight to the ground, landing on her posterior. She said two men were there right away to help her up and one of them, “a very kind man”, walked her all the way to the front door of the grocery store to make sure she was OK. I asked if she was hurt falling and she said, “No, I fell kind of softly.”
Becoming suspicious of help during the fall, I asked her if she had ever seen those men before (she lived in a small town). She said, “No.” I asked if she had ever seen them since. Again, she said, “No. Hmmm.” She would not have believed any talk of miracles or Masters, so I just smiled at her and nodded. Later, Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed that the men were Jesus and Maitreya and that it was Maitreya who walked her through the parking lot to the door. I was overcome with joy! My mother met Maitreya before she died!
We present here phenomena which, to the editors, are "signs of hope" and "signs of the time". Fortunately, our current stock of phenomena confirmed as real and genuine by Benjamin Creme's Master is fairly large. However, in future we will also present material which has not been confirmed by BC's Master. We undertake to be as thorough as possible in our investigation of each 'miracle' or 'sign' and will present them for your consideration only, since we cannot now make use of the confirmation and additional information which in the past was always provided by BC's Master. Further details, when available, are given in the captions to the photographs.
Since mid-July 2021, a 15-year-old girl named Chandni, in a rural village of India’s Uttar Pradesh state, has been weeping 10 to 15 small stones out of her eyes every day. Early every morning a small lump will appear beneath one of Chandni’s eyelids. A family member then gently moves it to the tear duct corner where it pops out. The stones continue to appear throughout the day, but reportedly not during the night.
Medical experts who have been consulted can offer no explanation, with some claiming the condition cannot be possible and must therefore be a hoax, while some local villagers fearfully think the girl might be possessed by a demon or has some kind of dangerous disease.
In December 1996, Share International reported on the case of Hasnah Meselmani, a 12-year-old Lebanese girl, who similarly baffled medical experts by weeping several tiny razor-sharp crystals a day, yet felt no pain and was not injured. In March 2008, Share International reported the case of a 9-year-old girl in Argentina who, for weeks, had been weeping small wooden chips that resembled twigs, again without pain or injury. Benjamin Creme’s Master confirmed that both of those cases were ‘miraculous’ phenomena manifested by Maitreya.
Might Chandni’s ‘wept’ stones be another of Maitreya’s manifestations?
(Source: dailystar.co.uk; en.newizv.ru; latintimes.com; newsbreezer.com; mysteriousuniverse.com)
Global leaders in youth climate action gathered in Milan, Italy at the Pre-COP26 Summit, from 30 September to 2 October 2021, to appeal to leaders to take action to protect the planet. In the summit run-up to COP26, two of the most prominent voices in the international climate crisis movement made powerful and moving speeches — Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, and Greta Thunberg from Sweden.
Vanessa Nakate founded the Rise Up movement to encourage young African activists and provide a platform for their campaigns.
Keynotes from Vanessa Nakate’s speech:
“In the past few years, I have seen more and more of how the climate crisis is affecting the African continent. Which is ironic given that Africa is the lowest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions of all continents, except for Antarctica. … Many Africans are losing their lives, while countless more are losing their livelihoods.”
“There is one thing I almost never hear leaders talk about, and that is loss and damage. For many of us, reducing and avoiding is not enough. You cannot adapt to lost cultures, you cannot adapt to lost traditions, you cannot adapt to lost history, you cannot adapt to starvation. You cannot adapt to extinction.”
Nakate spoke of the heavy toll caused by delays in climate action, and asked how long the world is going to wait to act. She also referred to a recent UN report about the disaster unfolding in Madagascar: a climate change-induced famine caused by a four-year long drought.
“How long are we to watch them die of thirst in the droughts? And gasp for air in the floods? What is the state of the hearts of the world leaders who watched this happen and allow it to continue? Our leaders are lost and the planet is damaged.” “Why is it so easy for leaders to open new coal power plants, construct oil pipelines, and frack gas, which are all destroying our planet, and harming the future and present for their children?”
“No more empty promises, no more empty summits, no more empty conferences. It’s time to show us the money. It’s time, it’s time, it’s time. And don’t forget to listen to the people and places most affected.” …
Highlights from Greta Thunberg’s speech:
“Climate change is not only a threat, it is, above all, an opportunity to create a healthier, greener, and cleaner planet which will benefit all of us. We must seize this opportunity.” …
“The climate crisis is of course only a symptom of a much larger crisis. A crisis based on the idea that some people are worth more than others, and therefore have the right to exploit and steal other people’s land and resources. It is very naive to believe that we can solve this crisis without confronting the roots of it.” “Our leaders’ intentional lack of action is a betrayal. The people in power cannot claim that they are trying because they are clearly not.” …
“We can do this, I’m absolutely convinced that we can, but it starts with the people. … It starts with taking action, and it starts now.”
“We can no longer let people in power decide what hope is. Hope is not passive. Hope is not ‘blah blah blah.’ Hope is telling the truth. Hope is taking action. And hope always comes from the people.” (Source:globalcitizen.org; pbs.org)
My dear friends, I am happy indeed to be with you once more, and to magnetise your aspiration in this way.
My Coming evokes in man a desire for change, a desire for betterment, however expressed.
My Energies engender in man divine discontent.
All that is useless in our structures must go.
There are many such which are unworthy of man today.
Man is an emerging God and thus requires the formation of modes of living which will allow this God to flourish.
How can you be content with the modes within which you now live: when millions starve and die in squalor; when the rich parade their wealth before the poor; when each man is his neighbour’s enemy; when no man trusts his brother?
For how long must you live thus, My friends?
For how long can you support this degradation?
My plan and My duty is to reveal to you a new way, a way forward which will permit the divine in man to shine forth.
Thus do I speak gravely, My friends and brothers.
Hearken well to My words.
Man must change or die: there is no other course. When you see this you will gladly take up My Cause, and show that for man exists a future bathed in Light.
My Teaching is simple: Justice, Sharing and Love are divine aspects.
To manifest his divinity, man must embrace these three.
May the Divine Light and Love and Power of the One Most Holy God be now manifest within your hearts and minds.
May this manifestation bring you to the realisation of your part in the Great Plan.
From Maitreya’s Message No.81, 12 September 1979
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc, 1412 -1431) is one of the rare personalities of the Middle Ages whose life is very well documented, thanks to the Rouen trial of Condemnation (1430-31) where we can read her own words, and to the Rehabilitation trial (1456) where many childhood acquaintances and comrades-in-arms testified. All these written documents have been studied and compared by historians over the centuries. The numerous testimonies of the time attest to her role and the fervent support she received.
Joan of Arc intervened at a key moment in French history, the end of the Hundred Years’ War with England, the end of feudalism and the Middle Ages. Her intervention to liberate Orleans and crown King Charles VII was decisive in forging the kingdom of France. …
Joan of Arc and her voices
Joan was born in January 1412 in Domrémy, Lorraine — a village loyal to the Dauphin in Burgundian territory — to a family of not-too-poor peasants. At the trial she stated that her main occupation was spinning wool, and sometimes she kept animals. She was extremely pious, and appreciated by her friends. From the age of 13, she heard “her voices”, but did not tell anyone about them. Then “her voices” told her to go to Vaucouleurs to meet Robert de Baudricourt who would lead her to the Dauphin, to free France. She went there for the first time in May 1428, when she was 16 years old. “Her Lord the King of Heaven wanted the Dauphin to be made King.”
At the third attempt, Baudricourt gave her a sword and a horse and had her escorted to the Dauphin, who was residing in Chinon. She was also given men’s clothes. “The voice had promised me that, as soon as I had come to the king, he himself would receive me.”
In Maitreya’s Mission Volume II, Benjamin Creme states that Joan thought she heard the voices of Sainte-Marguerite, Sainte Catherine, Saint Michel, but that she in fact was contacted by the one ‘voice’ of her Master — Hilarion.
After a 500 km ride in 10 days, Joan arrived in Chinon on 23 February 1429. She was brought to the King and recognised him among many knights. She claimed to have a mandate from the King of Heaven to raise the siege of Orleans and have the King crowned and anointed in Reims. Charles VII received Jeanne, who told him a secret that only he knew.
The King had her examined by the clergy in Poitiers for three weeks. The church concluded that in no way did she contravene Catholic faith and that the King could accept her help.
She prophesied four things which turned out to be true: Orleans would be freed from the English, the King would be crowned at Reims, the city of Paris would return to the King’s rule, and the Duke of Orleans would be freed and come back from England.
From the beginning, Jeanne knew that she had very little time and that she would be taken prisoner. …
An initiate in contact with a Master of Wisdom
How could a 17-year-old peasant girl, uneducated, who was a nobody, living at the other end of France, in two years overthrow an institution (the ‘dual monarchy’ [the King of England also ruled parts of France]), defy the powerful University of Paris (which saw itself as the intellectual head of the kingdom of France, and of Christianity), have a king crowned who would forge the kingdom of France, transform the clan quarrels of the feudal lords into a war of liberation of a country and a people, speak such beautiful French, and dominate a court? Even the most rational minds see a mystery in her.
Jeanne had the best possible education. Her voices taught her. She had indestructible faith, the unspeakable strength that the fusion with her soul can bring to a 3rd degree initiate, supported day by day by a Master of Wisdom. She obeyed the divine and affirmed her autonomy from the Church and temporal power. She embodies the direct connection of each person with his or her soul and the divine, and the responsibility of the disciple who lives his faith into the most difficult domains, politics and war. Not only was Joan in direct and close contact with her soul, she had taken a further step in evolution and achieved a level of monadic consciousness which endowed her with an awareness of the Divine Will. She lived to serve Divine Purpose in as far as a 3rd degree initiate can encompass and express that level of Being. She became a fully soul-infused agent of the Plan of God or evolution. It was this connection which allowed Jeanne to carry out her actions with such strength and certainty that she was acting on the orders of the “King of Heaven”.
Her life also sheds light on the relationship between a disciple and a Master of Wisdom; the Master can give advice, support, but the action rests with the disciple who must fulfil their destiny. …
Mid March, 2021, Central England. Already, my garden is full of pollinators normally seen on some warmer, late spring days — hover flies and bee-flies buzzing round everything they can find. And there is so much to find. The blue tits are back in the nest box outside our window and clearly not just checking that it is still up for rent. The trees and shrubs are glowing with young leaves. There is something disarmingly serene about it all. A moment of bliss that denies the harsh realities of climate change.
A few days later and all that activity has stopped. No blue tits [similar to titmice, also known in North America as chickadees]. No pollinators. My faithful old rosemary bush looking strangely sick. The young foliage of many of the other trees and shrubs burnt to a crisp and turning to dust when touched. There have been severe frosts and there is an air of suspense. Nature has put itself seriously ‘on hold’ and it isn’t clear where the ‘restart button’ is. A climate change shock has just slipped in quietly under our radar.
A wider view
This turned out to have been a cameo of a weather event that had also affected much of Europe, with devastating consequences for some important crops. Spells of unseasonably mild weather had spurred on rapid vegetative growth, leaving it vulnerable to the same sudden, unexpected swing to exceptionally sharp frosts and biting winds, night after night, through the last week of March and the first week of April. Desperate to save what they could, vignerons resorted to various strategies like spraying the crops with precious water, or burning huge candles, gasoline lamps and even bales of straw in the fields to bring some warmth or create a smoke screen to block the adverse effects of dawn sunshine on frozen buds — adding to CO2 emissions and air pollution in the process. …
Professor Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society said in July: “It often takes a massive high-impact event to change attitudes to the climate — so let’s hope what’s been happening recently with extreme weather will raise the will to tackle the problem.” But that sounds as if even scientists are still seeing climate shock events as exclusive, instantly devastating and dramatic. If we are allowed to maintain that illusion, then we will continue to see climate change as something that happens to ‘others’ or ‘in other places’; evoking our angst and empathy, but not our mass action for change to everything we do.
We need to be helped to understand that climate change is not all about storms with names, hellfires, floods, or severe droughts. Those are acute symptoms of an all-pervading dis-ease. … It’s all day, every day and there is no hiding place. There is only the responsibility to recognize it for what it is and to be glad to be part of mass movements to do something about it.
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ‘Priorities for the new times’. The quotations are taken from Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks Volumes One), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.