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.
Within humanity today a growing number of people are achieving continuity of consciousness and are thus retaining the experiences of the sleep state. This makes for faster evolution as no time is lost in waiting for the filtering down of information to the brain to take place. It also ensures the reception of more accurate information leading to more correct action and results.
This is the way forward for humanity. Until now, the break in consciousness between the waking and sleeping states has proved an obstacle to large scale advance. More than anything else, it has kept humanity in ignorance of the true nature of reality, and, consequently, in superstition and fear.
Nearly a third of life is spent asleep and much information is given and received during that period. Many are the experiences which may be had and known, enriching the life of every individual. Never before, on a large scale, has the opportunity been present for a gradual shift in consciousness to take place. Already, a large group stands ready to achieve this continuity, lacking only the practical techniques for its achievement.
Soon, steps will be taken to make more known and available the information already given on this subject. Much has been imparted which awaits study and application; few, today, realize the treasure-chest of instruction which has been recorded and published.
Mental polarization is the key to this achievement. Correct alignment of the astral and physical bodies provides the basis on which mental polarization can gradually be built. This achieved, continuity of consciousness naturally unfolds. There are, of course, degrees of this achievement and the process covers a considerable period of time.
Much has been written about the need for spiritual detachment. This quality most readily provides the field for the correct interpretation of phenomena and information carried over from the sleep state. Otherwise, despite continuous consciousness, much distortion can ensue.
Spiritual detachment results from decentralization. Through service and correct meditation, the orientation of the disciple shifts from his limited self to the not-self. This begets a state of divine indifference in which desire subsides and the true, inner man can appear.
With his appearance, the way is open for continuity of consciousness to begin. Safely, the out-of-body experience can be correctly registered and known, and a new chapter opened in the life of the disciple. The Halls of Learning or of Wisdom become his conscious fields of knowledge, depending on his level on the Path.
So far, we have discussed only the continuity of consciousness between the sleep and waking states. A further expansion of awareness awaits the disciple who can bridge the gap between the two great areas of experience to which we give the names of life and death.
Life alone exists. Death is but the name for another level of experience of life, continuous and unbroken except in man’s limited consciousness. The time is coming in which the experience we call death, the intervening period, and the return to outer manifestation will be recalled in full consciousness by man. Then will man lose the fear of death and reap the harvest of the inner planes of knowledge and bliss in total awareness of his true identity as a Son of God.
(Share International, November 1987)
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 a ‘spokesperson’. Other letters, such as the one presented here, are new, and while we cannot confirm or indicate whether a Master is involved, we present them for your consideration.
A Share International magazine exhibition was held in Tokyo for three days from 1 July 2023.
As I arrived at the venue on the second day, I saw an elderly woman sitting on a chair talking with a co-worker. I was surprised to see a visitor straight away as we hadn’t done any extensive advertisements for this exhibition.
I looked around at the panels, walking around the room. The woman stopped me and asked me to sit down next to her. Then she said, “I have an idea! I have an idea! Why don’t you put up a heart shape here?” I felt a little embarrassed wondering if she meant that there was no ‘heartful’ atmosphere in the room.
Later, I approached the woman again. She said, “I’m copying these materials because you said that they couldn’t be given out.” As I looked at a thick stack of paper she was using to write on, I saw many unreadable letters on one sheet of paper after another.
A month later, when I and another co-worker were asked to write a report of this exhibition, I remembered this strange exchange with this elderly woman.
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, from time to time we 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.
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of Education in the New Time, taken from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master Speaks Volume One) and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
The new education will be concerned precisely with the development of inner consciousness. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
In The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, Benjamin Creme states: “We are moving into a period of climax, leading to events which will fundamentally alter life as we know it.” As we experience that ‘period of climax’ the need for peace has become paramount. The World Teacher, the Christ, Maitreya says: “without sharing there will be no justice; without justice there will be no peace; without peace there will be no future.” …
If the current leaders of America and Russia would talk, the Ukraine crisis could be transmuted into an opportunity of hope, but first, there has to be a change in both attitudes and international relationships.
Maitreya says: “When I make Myself known, I shall express the hope of all mankind for a new life, a new start, a readiness to change direction; to see the construction of a New World in which men can live in peace; can live free from fear of themselves or their brothers; free to create from the joy in their hearts; free to be themselves, in simple honesty.”
Sixty years ago, JFK made his “Peace Speech”, announcing talks in Geneva for “first-step measures of arms control designed to limit the intensity of the arms race and to reduce the risks of accidental war” and that “high-level discussions will shortly begin in Moscow looking toward early agreement on a comprehensive test ban treaty. … I now declare that the United States does not propose to conduct nuclear tests in the atmosphere so long as other states do not do so. We will not be the first to resume.” More importantly, he appealed for America to change its view of its enemies, a change of attitude; a change in the relationship between the USA and Russia.
“I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize that the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war — and frequently the words of the pursuer fall on deaf ears. But we have no more urgent task.
“Some say that it is useless to speak of world peace or world law or world disarmament — and that it will be useless until the leaders of the Soviet Union adopt a more enlightened attitude. I hope they do. I believe we can help them do it. But I also believe that we must re-examine our attitude — as individuals and as a Nation — for our attitude is as essential as theirs.” …
“… ‘When a man’s ways please the Lord,’ the Scriptures tell us, ‘he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.’ And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights — the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation — the right to breathe air as nature provided it — the right of future generations to a healthy existence?
“…Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy — or of a collective death-wish for the world.”
While these wise words are inspiring and encouraging, the USA seems unwilling to participate in the de-escalation, or end to the Ukrainian crisis. Kennedy was, indeed, fighting for human dignity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness, but the current, and recent, American administrations, have moved us ever closer to the edge of world destruction.
Thankfully, we have extraordinary help in our midst: the World Teacher, the Christ, Maitreya. His wise counsel is available in Creme’s books, and we’ve been assured Maitreya works in the world aiding and supporting those who seek to make the world a better place.
His reassuring advice to fear not, “All will be well. All manner of things will be well”, allows all who know of Maitreya’s presence to see world events in a different light, and to understand the happenings of the times. We can find our way out of these dark times, but only if we add our voice to the call for peace, and recognize that Russia has legitimate security needs, as do all nations — needs which have to be respected and supported. …
Part One of this article published in the July/August issue of Share International examined the youth-led uprising that erupted in Iran in September 2022, giving rise to the “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement and worldwide protests. It looked at the historic role of women, their rights, and the significance of hijab within the Islamic Republic, in addition to the unparalleled unity and fearlessness of the protesters in the face of the regime’s merciless crackdown.
Part Two highlights the importance of this turbulent and transformative time for the country — with multifaceted crises that portend the approaching end of authoritarian clerical rule. …
“It is the voice of the people, and the people have awakened to their unity and power. For the old despots, the writing is on the wall.” (from ‘The voice of the people is heard’, by Benjamin Creme’s Master)
The development of this uprising can be followed through its slogans and revolutionary songs. People whose freedom of speech and expression have been severely denied display their resistance and yearning to be heard in innovative and creative ways. The walls of alleys and streets have become a visual venue for showcasing the protests, as if they were made to witness and exhibit the voice of a people who have remained unheard and voiceless for too long. Every day, the slogans on the walls are crossed out and erased, only for others to appear anew the next day. “Our silence is slavery, resistance is life” someone has painted. “Real death is hopelessness”, “This is our final message: the aim is the regime itself”, and “For each person killed, there is a thousand behind her/him”. The slogans chanted on the streets and painted on the walls serve as a crucial platform for communication where a space for public discourse has been suppressed.
The song Baraye, meaning “For” or “Because of”, has become an anthem of this uprising. Its composer, Shervin Hajipour, was arrested shortly after he posted the song (he was later released on bail), but it had already gone viral on social media. It has been sung at rallies on the streets and university campuses, and by singers of other nationalities. In January of this year, it was awarded the first Grammy in the new category of “Best song for social change.” Announcing and accepting the award on his behalf, US First Lady Jill Biden spoke of how a song “can unite, inspire and ultimately change the world.”
While its rhythmic and poetic beauty is lost in translation, its message is clear. The song begins with the line, “For dancing in the streets,” (a forbidden act in Iran), and includes other lines such as: “For my sister, your sister, our sisters”; “For changing the corroded minds”; “For the embarrassment of poverty”; “For yearning for an ordinary life”; “For the garbage-collecting children and their dreams”; “For this polluted air”; “For cries that never stop”; “For the gifted students in prison”; “For the Afghani children”; “For the feeling of peace”; “For the Sun after long nights”; “For man, homeland, prosperity”; “For a girl who wishes she was a boy”; “For woman, life, freedom”; and ends in the climatic cadence of “For liberty, for liberty, for liberty.” …
This is a pivotal and tumultuous moment in the history of Iran. Experts point out a fundamental shift in thought and behavior has shaken the foundation of the regime more than at any other time in its 44-year history. What is especially noteworthy is the growth of awareness, the loss of fear and emergence of unity among people.
With the Sword of Cleavage (the energy of love, wielded by Maitreya) the contrast has never been so clearly drawn between those who risk everything for freedom and a better future for all, and morally bankrupt ‘religious’ imposters who stand in opposition to basic human rights, justice and truth for their own vested interests and deluded ideology.
As long as there are people willing to face undiluted tyranny with steadfast courage and profound love, hope can spark anywhere, anytime, against the long night of injustice. Even if the long night has lasted for 44 years, a spark of hope against the pitch blackness of despair can ignite a whole nation to rise up for freedom and justice, with unity and solidarity.
People are rising to embody the call of the Sufi poet Maulana Jalalu-’d-din Rumi who exhorts, “Don’t say, ‘What use is my call for peace when they fight?’ You are not one, but a thousand. Ignite your light.”