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.
Preparatory to every shift in human consciousness there is a pause, a moment of stillness, in which the achievements of the past are reappraised and, if found wanting, discarded. Thus it is today as man assesses what is relevant and needful to preserve for future use, and what is dispensable in the light of his growing awareness and insight. Left to himself, this period for man would be long indeed. Many are the experiments which he would require to make, and many are the possibilities of error which could occur, ere the right path was found and the right steps taken.
From now on, man can avail himself, if he so chooses, of the help and experience of Us, his Elder Brothers, Who stand ready to aid and inspire when called upon to do so.
Thus is this a time without precedent, when the Helpers are at hand in every situation, careful to maintain man’s divine free will, but eagerly willing to give of Their age-long wisdom and hard-fought-for experience and knowledge.
Much that today seems important will pass away, to be replaced by simpler and more natural ways of living and relationship. Gone, you may be sure, will be the blasphemy of millions dying needlessly of want in the midst of overflowing plenty. Gone, too, will be the intolerance which so disfigures the human spirit today. Gone, for ever, the urge to dominate, subdue and exploit the resources and territory of smaller and weaker nations. In their place will grow a new realism, an understanding of the inter-connectedness of all men and of their mutual rights and obligations. Men and nations will seek to live by the rule of law and the requirements of peace and security for all men.
Soon, the beginning of such a process will make its appearance. Already, the men whose eyes are attuned to the future are making known their insights and gaining attention. More and more, many will turn to them for assurance and guidance, and in this way the new thought will take root. Gradually, a transformation will take place in human thinking and, inevitably, the old will give way to a new and saner approach to the problems of life.
Thus, in a fiery cauldron, the shape of the future is being fashioned now. The outlines, as yet, are dim and indistinct, yet sufficiently clear, to those whose eyes are keen, to give assurance and hope that man is awakening to his true identity and purpose, and, despite the vicissitudes of the time, well set on his forward path.
(Share International, September 2004)
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.
Seeing the photograph of hearts taken by M.M. (Share International, July/August 2021), I was inspired to share this image. This heart shape made of light appeared on my living room ceiling on 19 July 2016. I always wish Maitreya a ‘Happy Anniversary’ on that date each year since it is the date on which He entered the modern world in 1977.
I waved my arms around trying to determine the source of the light and couldn’t find where it was coming from, although the sun was out at the time. Occasionally, it appears again and I’m always delighted to see it.
On 12 June 1992, I was in Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, travelling from New Zealand to Riga in Latvia. I wanted to buy some brandy or something from the duty-free shop to take to Latvia. The shop was crammed with liquor, with narrow aisles and I was weighed down with hand luggage. As I was looking for something suitable, a tall blonde man in a striped-blue suit squeezed past me and said, “No Southern Comfort here.” I found that comment was very surprising because I do not normally drink alcohol. I remember buying a bottle of Southern Comfort whisky for a birthday of mine some years ago and somehow there was a lot of hilarity about my choice. I had never seen the man before and I hadn’t discussed Southern Comfort with anyone on or before the trip. I looked for the man immediately after he had squeezed past me but he had vanished. Was this man somebody special?
On 16 July 1992, while visiting Latvia, my brother and I visited my birthplace near the township of Sigulda and the Gauja River from where I wanted to visit Turaida Castle which is a couple of kilometres further on. The roadside to Turaida is particularly beautiful with caves and other interesting natural features. As we were walking through this beautiful area, a man and a woman had stopped their car on the roadside and were walking close to us. The road to Turaida was uphill so the couple asked us whether we would like to have a lift up the hill. We gladly accepted.
Turaida Castle is situated in the Guaja National Park, where there is also an ancient church and the grave site of a young girl known as ‘Rose of Turaida’. So it is a very special place. After a brief stop at the souvenir market outside, we went through the gates into the park. As we passed through the gates I had an unusual saintly feeling and I felt I had to be on my best behaviour. This feeling persisted during the couple of hours we spent at the castle and surrounding area.
We hurried back to the gates because we had a five kilometre walk to the railway station. As we approached the gates, the couple who gave us a lift up the hill said “We have been looking for you. Would you like to have a lift to Riga?” We were most happy to accept this, which saved us a long walk and a train ride. On the way to Riga I learned that the man was a Latvian businessman from Canada with his wife. The woman kept turning around from the front seat and talked to us. We had quite an animated discussion. They both looked to be in their fifties. The woman was very interesting in that she spoke with a strong dialect from the Latvian region of Latgale. She had very bright, generously applied, red lipstick. When we got to Riga we did not have to give detailed directions but were delivered to the door of the house. We were most grateful for this unexpected help.
Were they just kind people or were they somebody special?
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.
With the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on 9 August 2021, “we have reached a crescendo. The scientific community is literally yelling from the rooftops. Dangerous climate change isn’t some far-off target. It’s here now. The question is how bad are we willing to let it get?” So states Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. Mann was lead author of the IPCC third cycle assessments and has authored numerous books and articles on the climate crisis.
The IPCC assessments, produced about every seven years by scientists representing over 100 member nations, summarize the most up-to-date and internationally-accepted scientific findings on climate change and assess its natural, political, and economic impacts. Mann points out that in each assessment from the first one in 1990, the science has become clearer and the degree of confidence in the conclusions has increased.
In this latest report, based on scientific developments in assessment technology, the connection between extreme weather events and climate change is clearly made for the first time. That is, the events we’re experiencing now would not have been seen without human-caused climate change. Furthermore, the report shows that the unprecedented impacts have been occurring over a much longer time frame than was previously thought.
More significant still is the strident language of the report, which had to survive the efforts of certain countries to water it down. Given the political pressure for more conservative language, it’s the loudest wake-up call a group of international scientists could possibly make. What is called for now is a ‘hair on fire’ approach to solving climate change, and it will require the coordinated efforts of governments, industry, and individuals.
Until now, decision-makers have not responded with the necessary urgency, but ever-increasing weather disasters … have made everyone more aware of the crisis. And the youth climate movement has not only amped up the process but has reframed the conversation to focus on moral issues — social and economic justice — in addition to the science. It is hoped that this Sixth IPCC report will be the turning point to bend the trajectory of action radically upward.
The report states that, in order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals limiting global warming to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and aiming for 1.5 degrees Celsius, we must reach net zero CO2 emissions along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions. And we have little time to do it. If we don’t, increasing emissions will unfailingly lead to more heat and more disastrous consequences.
On the positive side, “it is still possible to forestall most of the dire impacts, but it really requires unprecedented, transformational change,” said Ko Barrett, vice chair of the IPCC. …
A 2007 article by Benjamin Creme’s Master published in this magazine stated that human actions are responsible for eighty per cent of global warming, and that we have a pivotal choice to make: to reap the beneficial results of immediate action, or the destruction that would ensue from doing nothing, or too little. The article goes on to say that Maitreya, the World Teacher for this Age, “will advocate a simpler form of living, one more in keeping with the planet’s situation.”. …
Further, “faced with the dilemma of necessary change, men will come to realize the inevitability of accepting the principle of sharing. Only sharing will make these changes practical and possible.” …
The world did not then take immediate action, and is only now realizing on its own the wisdom of the Master’s words. In order to solve the climate crisis, we in the developed world must simplify our lifestyles, and the wealthy countries must share their financial and technological resources with poorer countries in order to achieve the maximum global response required. The Master and the computer models are in agreement. …
Generating more substantial reasons for optimism are the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of large and small-scale efforts by individuals and businesses around the world to reduce the use of fossil fuels, increase renewable sources of energy, and sequester the carbon already in the atmosphere. Dozens of these are described in Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, edited by the American environmentalist Paul Hawken; and, beyond those, every month new projects and discoveries are reported in the mostly non-mainstream media. …
The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September 2021, set the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. During a preparatory meeting held in Rome at the end of July, Jeffrey Sachs gave a speech that stunned some and pleased others. Share International obtained his kind permission to print the speech.
What we’ve been hearing from the panellists is how the global food system works right now. I want to emphasize that we indeed do have a global food system. It’s based on large multinational companies, private profits, and very low international transfers to help poor people (sometimes no transfers at all). It’s based on the extreme irresponsibility of powerful countries with regard to the environment. And it’s based on a radical denial of the economic rights of poor people. …
So, yes, we have a global food system, but we need a different system. That different system must be based on the principle of universal human dignity in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the principle of national sovereignty in the UN Charter, and the economic rights in the Universal Declaration and the International Covenant of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. In the Universal Declaration, all governments agreed that social protection is a human right, not merely a ‘nice thing’, or a pleasant thing, but a basic human right. That was 73 years ago. …
The need for vastly more development financing is the message we should have just heard from the World Bank. Yet we didn’t hear that. We didn’t hear any real numbers or financing solutions from the World Bank.
The real financial needs of the developing countries in the coming decade are in trillions of dollars. After all, the world economy is now at around $100 trillion a year of output. Yet we don’t like to talk about the real financial needs of poor countries. We need to massively increase the flow of development financing to the poor countries, and at near-zero interest rates like the rates paid by the rich countries. With adequate financial flows to the poor countries, on adequate terms, we could get something done, including achieving the SDGs. …
We need the United Nations as the core and central institution of our world. The only way we’re going to have a peaceful, civilized world is through a strong UN. It’s absurd that the UN core budget is a mere $3 billion per year, when New York City’s budget is around $100 billion. We chronically underfund the UN system and then ask, “Why don’t things work well?”
The rich individuals are increasingly hoarding everything. If the billionaires want to go to space, they could at least leave their money on Earth to solve the critical Earthbound problems. We now have an estimated 2,775 billionaires with a combined net worth of around $13.1 trillion. I have it on good authority that you don’t need more than $1 billion to live comfortably. Even if every billionaire kept $1 billion, that would leave around $10 trillion for ending hunger, poverty, and environmental destruction. We should be taxing the vast and rapidly growing billionaire wealth to help finance a civilized world.”
(For more information: www.jeffsachs.org)
Jeremy Lent is a writer, speaker and founder of the non-profit Liology Institute. His book The Web of Meaning was reviewed in the July/August issue of Share International. A recording of an online conversation between Jeremy Lent and Felicity Eliot can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/11YS4X6gFok
SI: Thinking about your book I wondered what comment I might make if asked. I settled on the following and I wonder what you make of it: Jeremy Lent’s latest book: The Web of Meaning — Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe is an antidote to alienation.
JL: That’s a great way to describe it. The essential theme of the book is how our modern worldview is all about separation. It shows not only that it’s dangerous and bad for human experience and our civilization’s direction, but that it’s also just plain wrong. There’s another worldview — one of connectivity, which modern science as well as traditional wisdom cultures around the world point to. It’s a view which offers us an incredibly positive path forward, both for ourselves as individuals and our whole species in relation to the Earth.
SI: You describe the current predominating view of reality as dangerous. Please explain how.
JL: One of the most obvious ways is that it’s driving our civilization to this incredible imbalance with the living Earth that we’re a part of. We all know about climate breakdown and the terrible dangers this situation poses this century, but even broader than that is the whole ecological devastation that we’re causing. If we don’t turn it around it will lead to some form of collapse of our civilization, and just as important, if not more so, a collapse of much of the richness and diversity of life on this planet. On a mega level, that’s how dangerous it is.
But it’s also perilous for each of us as individuals, because it takes away our sense of well-being. Our consumer culture is designed to make us unhappy with our lives and move us away from a path of long-term well-being. …
SI: I think people are beginning to see that everything has its place, meaning and purpose, that it all fits together, and that all are necessary. Unfortunately, we see this, too, through the destruction we’ve caused to the natural world. We see what happens when we destroy one small link in the chain. But now that we know something of who we are, what we are, and where we are, it brings in a huge question — which you’ve asked. If life is organized in and from itself, then “How should I be? How should I live?” Many thinkers like yourself are saying ‘This is the pivotal moment. We have to shift; we have to change. We need to seize the opportunity’. So, how should we live?
JL: It’s almost never been so important for all of us to be asking this question. Again, we’re told by the mainstream culture that we should exploit the natural world to the maximum. As separate individuals we should do everything to pursue our own happiness and liberty at the expense of everything else. Then, by some magic, when we’re doing that it creates a more efficient society, so everyone wins.
SI: You can see how this predominant myth benefits capitalism, can’t you? These ideas perfectly dovetail into each other.
JL: Exactly. In fact, it’s no coincidence. They dovetail because they form from the same ontological roots. Some of the key elements of the worldview that drives our values today, our economy, our global culture came from the scientific revolution that transformed everything since the 17th century. Look at capitalism, colonialism, when a few European countries got to dominate the world for their benefit. Even racism, white supremacy all started in that same place in Europe around the 17th century. They all come from the same foundational understanding of extraction, exploitation as being not simply okay to do, but what humans should do.
Is there another way to live? I believe — and I’m simply conveying what so many great wisdom traditions show us — that there is another way. It’s based on the recognition of our deep interconnectedness. Once we realize we are life, that we’re part of this great animate sentience all around us, then we have to recognize that much of what we do is based on the presumption of human supremacy. Not just white supremacy, which is foundational for racism, but the notion that all of nature just exists for us. Even more enlightened people right now are still thinking in a mainstream way and come up with things like: we need to be more sustainable so we can use nature in a way which allows us to be prosperous for much longer than just a few generations. That’s better than destroying the earth, but it still doesn’t shift into understanding our ‘ecological self,’ as Arne Naess called it. In the words of Albert Schweitzer, “I am Life that wills to live in the midst of Life that wills to live.” He goes on to say, “I cannot then but have reverence for all of Life.” When we shift into that “we are all of life” understanding, it totally changes the ways in which we relate to all. …
If we see the world as this place of deep interconnectedness, then we can see the meaning of our lives arising from that. We learn that meaning itself is a function of connectedness. This is something that we, as sentient beings, enact in the universe through how we attune to it. Meaning is latent in all around us. We have a choice; we can close our eyes, be numb, or we can attune our spirits to that intrinsic, latent meaningfulness that’s in the universe, once we choose to connect with it.
Can the existence of the soul be scientifically proved? For Philippe Guillemant it is an absolute certainty. Dr Philippe Guillemant is a research engineer and physicist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He graduated in physics from Aix Marseille University (PhD and is qualified to supervise PhD students). He carries out interdisciplinary research based on computer engineering that is connecting theoretical physics, neurosciences, artificial intelligence and nonlinear dynamic systems.
His definition of the soul: “It is animmaterial information system that evolves outside of time, that is to say non-mechanical, whose evolution cannot be predicted by a physical law. It ensures the survival of the body by ridding it of its excess entropy (disorder). Finally, it preserves its information after death.” …
Guillemant’s model of consciousness
What triggered his journey was reading the book Dialogues avec l’Ange (Talking with Angels) by Gitta Mallasz. His research, both scientific and spiritual, led him to question the nature of consciousness and to posit in his book La Physique de la Conscience (The Physics of Consciousness) a model of consciousness composed of four vibratory ‘levels’. In his model, the soul represents levels two and three and makes the link between the first level — the Mind and the fourth which is the Anima. …
In another book, Le Pic de l’Esprit (The Peak of the Spirit), he explains, among other things, that consciousness is alive, but that it is impossible to perceive it at the ordinary human level. In this book, he writes that Love is the fundamental energy of the Universe, like light, and that this energy is divided into multiple consciousnesses to evolve its work. This energy allows us to evolve towards the highest level of consciousness, because it gives access to universal knowledge and opens the doors of the Spirit. …
The Soul as a bridge between science and spirituality
Guillemant rightly explains that science is generally similar to a good materialistic religion that transforms man into a biological machine and leads to trans-humanism. In La Physique de la Conscience, he writes that his model of the soul would make it possible to explain dark matter and energy, and for physics to regain all its explanatory potential and credibility. It could finally begin to understand all the phenomena it usually rejects as if they did not exist: directed evolution of species, synchronicities, near-death experiences, the placebo effect, spontaneous healing, shamanism, para-psychological phenomena, the UFO phenomenon, among others. His model would also make it possible to establish, with the help of a computer, the existence of the soul. It would also make it possible to establish, finally, a bridge between science and spirituality which are, as it is expressed in Dialogues avec l’Ange: “One, like melody and rhythm, inseparable.” …
Q. Do you have any information about the existence of the soul being proved by science?
Benjamin Creme: The Master Djwhal Khul, Who gave the Alice Bailey teachings, stated that the privilege of presenting to the world the scientific evidence proving the existence of the soul might come through a French scientist.