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.
When one looks at the world with the clear eye of knowledge, there is revealed to that discerning gaze a view altogether different from that held by most observers. To the vast majority, this is a world in chaos, characterized by war, flood and pestilence. Terror reigns in the hearts of millions. To be sure, the world today knows all of these catastrophes — and many suffer grievously as a result — but behind the terror and the pain there is a growing sense of hope that things will change for the better, that this period is interim and will not last forever. Thus it is in many areas where the turmoil is greatest, the hardship most acute and most difficult to bear.
Behind it all, behind the endless and mindless destruction, this world is emerging from a dark and dream-filled sleep, the awakening from which is difficult and traumatic in the extreme. New and powerful energies are stirring humanity to action as never before, and, as always in such a situation, the first responses are mixed: chaotic and destructive, followed by a new and higher rhythm which gradually imposes itself on the whole.
We Who look at life beyond the outer forms and events know with certainty that this difficult period has all but run its course, that the stability and calm yearned for by so many is almost at hand, and that humanity is wakening, refreshed and renewed, from its long, dark night.
Thus is the world now ready for the reappearance of the Christ. Thus are men now ready for what He has to give.
When He came before through His disciple Jesus, men were unready to respond to His teaching. Today, through centuries of suffering, education and experience, are men prepared to understand and act upon His precepts. As Preceptor does He come; as Teacher, not saviour, does He fulfil His mission.
Soon, the One for Whom the world waits will emerge and present Himself for all to see. Soon, men will engage in a dialogue with their Higher Selves and make their choice to live or die. Thus is being enacted the great drama of this time.
Little though men may know it, the end is known from the beginning, and they may be well assured of the final triumph of Reason and Truth.
Maitreya will use as signal the collapsing stock markets, the gambling halls of greed; then will He enter, openly, the arena of the world and state His case for justice and freedom, sharing and common sense.
Well may men take stock of themselves and their priorities, their aspirations and values, for on their coming decision lies the future of the world, the well-being of humanity and their immediate role in the Plan of God.
We, the Watchers, your Elder Brothers, await with confidence and joy your just decision and future glory.
(Share International, May 2000)
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 reserve of unpublished letters which were confirmed by Benjamin Creme and his Master to be genuine encounters with Masters, or with a ‘spokesperson’.
In the summer of 2005, we went to a holiday house belonging to my friend’s company located in Minakami Gumma Prefecture. Two families joined up and stayed there for two nights. At that time I felt depressed, not knowing ‘how should I be’, ‘how can I be of best use in my workplace’? So I wasn’t in the mood to fully enjoy the trip.
On the second day (31 July), I was walking in a grassy field together with my daughters. There were hundreds of young grasshoppers jumping around. I eventually found one (only one) grasshopper which was totally pink in colour. I have seen thousands of grasshoppers since I was a child as I liked watching and catching insects even then. But I had never seen such a pink one in all my life. As I looked at this pink grasshopper I realized that a grasshopper is a grasshopper, that there is no difference regardless of the colour and what is important is that each one is unique and should be as it is. I felt like I was being encouraged by being told to ‘be yourself as you are’ and that gave me peace of mind.
About one month later, I shared my experience and showed photos of the pink grasshopper. My friends had never seen a pink grasshopper either and said it must have been manifested by a Master. I thought that perhaps there is a legend of the pink grasshopper somewhere in the world just as there is a legend of the white buffalo in North America.
The next day, on 28 August, I left my apartment and found a grasshopper on the floor. It is very rare to find an insect in such a place. Surprisingly, the back of the grasshopper was also pink. I was astonished to see a second one. This event convinced me that it was not an incidental (or accidental) happening but a kind of ‘miracle’.…
I felt I had to write this letter about my interesting experience.
Were these grasshoppers a special gift for me — perhaps manifested by a Master?
We present here “signs of hope” and “signs of the time” which have not been confirmed by Benjamin Creme’s Master. We present them for your consideration only since we are unable to verify their ‘miraculous’ nature.
When Hollywood actor Matt Damon and water engineer Gary White were introduced at an annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, they realized they both shared a passion and a mission: how to enable many more poor people to access clean water. About a quarter of the world’s population do not have this access. This tremendous lack of a primary necessity makes the provision of clean water across the world a top priority, and it needs the ongoing focused attention of governments, agencies that can offer relevant expertise, charities, voluntary and community groups, and citizens everywhere.
Matt Damon (founder of water.org) and Gary White (founder of Water Partners) greatly enhanced and extended their work by joining forces to raise the awareness of many people, to increase fundraising, to learn about effective processes, and to deepen their understanding of how best to engage local communities. Their book, The Worth of Water, recounts their struggles and their successes. In the first ten years of Matt Damon’s work in his organization, he reached 750,000 people. But by 2019, together with Gary White and all the groups they partnered with, including local technical and community groups as well as government agencies, banks and philanthropists, they had reached 40 million people — many in very poor areas in Latin American and Africa as well as Asia – and the rate of expansion is increasing.
When Matt Damon joined a tour of African countries urged on by his friend, the [U2] singer Bono, who insisted that “seeing is believing”, he realized that many poor villages do not have a well. This means that girls and women (whose chores include obtaining water, every day, for the family) may have to walk to a well for two or three, even four hours, and back. In other words, girls in this situation cannot attend school, and women cannot do even part-time, home-based income-generating jobs, because they have no free time to pursue them.
One of the most important lessons Matt Damon and Gary White learned was that although water crises are a global problem, solutions must be local. This means avoiding sophisticated equipment that can only be fixed by sophisticated technicians. With simpler technologies, local people can use local materials, participating in both building and repairing as and when the need arises. …
Both White and Damon realized that what they needed was a partnership with a bank willing to make small loans to the poor, because the provision of clean water and adequate sanitation creates a virtuous circle: girls can go to school and get an education, and women can provide extra income for the family. These sanitation measures also have an impact on improving health generally and lowering the risk of water-borne diseases. …
After searching for a year, White finally found a bank that was sympathetic to the idea of this type of microloan, the BASIX Bank in Hyderabad, India. To cover the risk of these loans, Gary White and Matt Damon at first had to provide the financial backing. After a few years of running the numbers, it became clear that the rate of repayment was extremely high — over 90 per cent — a wonderful result. …
By 2019, through the cycle of lending that was established, because the money repaid was then lent out again to another person, the partners of the authors had mobilised more than US one billion dollars to fight the water crisis. Today, in 2022, that figure amounts to three billion US dollars. May this excellent work continue.
Saint-Barthélémy, a deeply impoverished and neglected neighbourhood in Marseille, France, has become a model for community-led solutions to the effects of chronic deprivation and marginalization. The local McDonald’s fast-food restaurant (the second biggest employer) sacked all 77 employees, closed the business and moved to sell the site in 2018, after the government withdrew its subsidies — this, despite the fact that so many people in the area had come to depend on it for employment and somewhere to eat out.
The building stayed empty until the first Covid lockdown. In March 2020, the squatters moved in. They were volunteers who were set on transforming the building into a foodbank, against McDonald’s wishes, in order to help those in the area who were going hungry, many of whom were jobless immigrants, refugees, or homeless. They changed the sign to ‘L’Après M’ (‘The After M’).
One of the principal organizers, Fati Bouarua, who himself grew up in the most neglected area of Marseille and had spent much of his life doing community work, said of the effects of Covid: “When the first lockdown struck, people were more worried about dying of starvation than of Covid around here … Everything was closed down, even charities and social help. People were left to fend for themselves. With or without papers [official documents] — they had nothing.” …
The community pulled together. Farmers brought fruit and vegetables rather than see them go to waste, shops offered food, firemen and local groups took food out to those in need, and local people donated funds. In the first five weeks after opening, 100,000 people were given food parcels. Soon, 47 local associations were working in partnership with the original staff, identifying those in need. Queues for food were hours long. …
“This isn’t just a foodbank,” says one of the beneficiaries. “This is more like a lifeboat.” (Source: apresm.org)
The theme of a Universal Basic Income is increasingly gaining traction in the economic debate today: an income to be paid unconditionally to all citizens in a locality. Attempts to implement this policy have already been tried in a handful of cities around the world. …
In the face of a growing dependence on technology to automate jobs, a Universal Basic Income guarantees a reasonable quality of life for the millions who find themselves unemployed, and consequently reduces social inequality and social instability. It also affirms the right to live as a universal right, independent of employment. It can make room for a growth in participation in socially productive work — such as care for children and the elderly — work that is currently devalued within capitalist societies.
The example of the city of Maricá: where does the money come from?
In 2013, the forward-thinking municipal government of the Brazilian city of Maricá took the first steps towards paying a regular monthly amount to its inhabitants, part of a larger initiative to establish a local Solidarity Economy. …
This city, located on the Atlantic coast a few miles east of Rio de Janeiro, is next to one of the largest oil reserves in Brazil, the source of about 60 per cent of the national oil production. Companies that operate this oil field pay royalties to the city. The local government decided to deposit five per cent of their oil revenues in a sovereign wealth fund to help the city implement and sustain its solidarity economy model, including a payment benefit to citizens.
How it Works
Among the unique features of the implementation of this type of benefit in Maricá is the use of a digital currency called a mumbuca issued by the Banco Mumbuca, a community bank funded through the Maricá city budget. This currency has a 1:1 parity with the real, Brazilian national currency. The Basic Income benefit is delivered in the form of credit on a bank card. The payment is available via a mobile phone app and can only be spent in the city of Maricá. It cannot be taken out as cash.
To spend the benefit, the citizen must go to a store or establishment that accepts the mumbuca as a form of payment. A few years after the start of implementation of the Solidarity Economy plan in 2017, only 119 establishments accepted mumbucas. However, by the end of 2020, more than 6,000 merchants accepted mumbucas, demonstrating the growing importance of this payment model in the city. Today in Maricá there are more establishments accepting mumbucas as a form of payment than any other type of debit or credit card.
The idea of payment in the form of mumbucas encourages small, local commerce, creating a substantial economic solidarity network within the city. It is worth mentioning that during the coronavirus pandemic, while most of Brazil suffered from a large increase in unemployment and misery, the city of Maricá managed to maintain its high levels of quality of life and employment, and a low level of misery and poverty.
A plan implemented gradually
Following the plan developed in 2013, the implementation of Universal Basic Income in Maricá has been carried out in stages, each one increasing the value of the benefit given to beneficiaries and the number of people who benefit from it. The intention is that, in the year 2022, the city will be able to make the transition from a model that is not yet universal or unconditional to a fully universal model, which, while not yet paid in cash, will cover the entire population of the city. …
“The fusion process is the method for the immediate future…. It will use a form of nuclear energy derived from a single isotope of water. It is safe, and superabundant in the waters of the oceans and rivers of the world. This nuclear fusion uses not heat, but a cold process, and will be used relatively very soon, not immediately.” (The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, by Benjamin Creme, 1979)
Dr Tadahiko Mizuno is one of the world’s earliest and most prominent researchers in this field. His book Nuclear Transmutation: The Reality of Cold Fusion describes the light and shadow of cold fusion research from the 1980s, when cold fusion research began, to 2004. …
Cold fusion finally had an official conference, in 2004, with the establishment of the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ISCMNS) The main organizers were Dr Francesco Celani from Italy and Dr William Collis from the US. At the final dinner of the conference, William Collis made the following speech:
“Until now, cold fusion has been treated very badly. Individual researchers had no money, no position, no place to study. Even when they sent papers to the major academic journals, they were rarely accepted. Moreover, it was difficult to present their work at conferences. However, after 15 years of hard work, cold fusion has been clearly confirmed, which finally led to the establishment of ISCMNS as an official conference in the UK. With this conference as its center, even those scientists who were opposed to the idea would be accepted. There is no distinction between the two. Let us go forward democratically, openly, freely, for the development of science.”
It was an inspiring speech that foreshadowed the great progress that would be made in the study of cold fusion. Also, at this meeting the first awards ceremony was held, and awards were given to Drs Iwamura, Mizuno and Antonella De Ninno. All three were honoured for their study on nuclear transmutation. The prize, the Giuliano Preparata Medal, is named after the Italian physicist and cold fusion researcher (d. 2000) who did not live to see the realization of his ambition. …
Dr Mizuno answers:
Q: Could you tell us, in layman’s terms, about your latest research results and the features of your device?
A: The main feature of the device is that it induces nuclear transmutations under normal physical conditions. It is a major feature that it is a reaction device that can be used safely under everyday living environments; it does not require extreme conditions to produce reactions. It is a clean and safe device that does not emit noise or harmful radiation and would be the size of a small generator, assuming the power needs of a typical household.
Q: How long will it be before cold fusion can be used as energy? And what can we, the public do to speed up the process?
A: The only issue is a research fund, and if we have that, we can have a working device within five years. …