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The Esoteric Art of Benjamin Creme – NEW

The Esoteric Art of Benjamin Creme

The Esoteric Art of Benjamin Creme presents a collection of Benjamin Creme's lithographs made from his esoteric works painted between 1964 and 2003.

The book includes illustrations of Benjamin Creme's most iconic paintings, including Chalice, Flaming Diamond, Solar Angel and OM overshadowing the Earth, accompanied by the author’s unique commentaries on their concept, colour, meaning and esoteric significance.

Benjamin Creme's art is far in advance of its time, and as such his work is revelatory. It can be experienced at a deep intuitive level and enjoyed for its energy, power, scope and exquisite sensitivity.

This book provides the artist’s insight into and explanation of the creative process, the source of creativity itself, and the nature of esoteric art. Although, like most artists, Creme would prefer to let his works speak for themselves, he nevertheless provided invaluable commentaries on his paintings. They are presented here alongside each image.

Each work affords the viewer an experience – a still point of reflection or meditation. Benjamin Creme's art can lift the viewer into a higher, quieter state which has the power to transform both the viewer and his sense of everyday reality.

The Esoteric Art of Benjamin Creme

Published: June 2017
ISBN: 978-94-91732-12-6
Paperback: 108 pages
Price: US$19.50 / £8 / €10

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A Master Speaks, Volume Two

A Master Speaks, Volume Two

Humanity is guided from behind the scenes by a highly evolved and illumined group of men Who have preceded us along the path of evolution. These Masters of the Wisdom, as They are called, seldom appear openly, but usually work through Their disciples — men and women who influence society through their work in science, education, art, religion, politics, and in every department of life.

British artist Benjamin Creme (1922-2016) was a disciple of one of the Masters, with Whom he was in close telepathic contact. From the launching in 1982 of Share International, the magazine of which Benjamin Creme was founding editor, his Master contributed a series of inspiring articles on a wide range of subjects: The Brotherhood of Man, The ending of war, Unity in diversity, Saving the planet, Man's divinity, The cities of tomorrow, Evolution versus creationism, The curse of commercialization, The path of co-operation, Overcoming the fear of change — and many more.

The purpose of these articles is, in the Master's own words, "to present to the reader a picture of the life ahead, to inspire a happy and positive approach to that future and to equip them with the tools of knowledge to deal correctly with the problems which daily arise upon the way. From My vantage point of experience and insight, I have sought to act as 'look-out' and guard, to warn of approaching danger, and to enable you, the reader, to act with courage and conviction in service to the Plan."

A Master Speaks, Volume Two contains all the articles published in Share International magazine between January 2004 and May 2016.

A Master Speaks, Volume Two

Published: April 2017
ISBN: 978-94-91732-11-9
Paperback: 256 pages
Price: US$20.50 / £12 / €17

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Unity in Diversity
The Way Ahead for Humanity

Unity in Diversity

We need a new, hopeful vision for the future. This book presents such a vision: a future that embraces a world at peace in harmony and unity, while each individual quality and approach is welcomed and needed. It is visionary, but is expressed with a cogent and compelling logic.

Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity concerns the future of every man, woman and child. It is about the future of the Earth itself. Humanity, Creme says, is at a crossroads and has a major decision to make: to go onwards and create a brilliant new civilisation in which all are free and social justice reigns, or continue as we are, divided and competing, and see the end of life on planet Earth.

Creme writes for the Spiritual Hierarchy on Earth, whose Plan for the betterment of all humanity he presents. He shows that the path forward for us all is the realisation of our essential unity without the sacrifice of our equally essential diversity.

Unity in Diversity: The Way Ahead for Humanity

Published: June 2012
ISBN: 978-90-71484-98-8
Paperback: 167 pages
Price: US$18.50 / £9 / €12

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The Gathering of the Forces of Light
UFOs and their Spiritual Mission

The Gathering of the Forces of Light - UFOs and their Spiritual Mission

The Gathering of the Forces of Light is a book about UFOs, but with a difference. It is written by someone who has worked with them and knows about them from the inside. Benjamin Creme sees the presence of UFOs as planned and of immense value for the people of Earth.

According to Benjamin Creme, the UFOs and the people in them are engaged on a spiritual mission to ease humanity’s lot and to save this planet from further and faster destruction. Our own planetary Hierarchy, led by Maitreya, the World Teacher, now living among us, works tirelessly with their Space Brothers in a fraternal enterprise to restore sanity to this Earth.

Creme shows how all the planets of our solar system are inhabited, but on physical levels beyond present human sight, the so-called etheric planes. The spacecraft are constructed on the same principle; they too are in etheric matter and have complete control of energies in space. Our Space Brothers are responsible not only for crop circles but also for preparing the way on Earth for a new technology of light which will give us unlimited power from the sun. When we banish war forever and are endeavouring to live in right relationship, that technology will be ours. For the Spiritual Hierarchy of both our own and the sister planets of our system, right human relationship involves the end of competition and the beginning of an era of co-operation with sharing, justice and freedom as its hallmarks.

The book also addresses the emergence of new and more inclusive forms of education, which will be needed as we experience a huge shift in consciousness and a growing awareness of the richness of life ahead, unfettered by the stranglehold of commercialism and the dominance of market forces.

Fantasy? Benjamin Creme writes with such cogency and authority that it is difficult to gainsay his message. We leave it to the readers to come to their own conclusion; in any case, according to the author, the truth will soon be apparent for all to see, awakening humanity to their own divinity and the establishment of the rule of spiritual law on Earth.


The book contains talks by Benjamin Creme, articles by Benjamin Creme’s Master and Questions and Answers, and is in two parts: the first, ‘UFOs and their Spiritual Mission’, deals with the work of our Space Brothers on behalf of humanity; the second, ‘Education in the New Age’, looks at the changes in education that will be necessary in the coming time, as we adopt new technologies introduced by the Space Brothers and become increasingly aware of the hitherto hidden forces that underlie our lives.

In Part One, ‘UFOs and Their Spiritual Mission’, topics include: The Space Brothers’ Work on Earth, Contacting the Space Brothers, George Adamski and other Contactees, Encounters with Spaceships, Benjamin Creme’s Work with the Space Brothers. Topics under ‘The Invisible Peril’ cover Etheric Matter and Current Science, Pollution and Nuclear Radiation, Saving the Planet. Also included: The ‘Star’ heralding Maitreya’s Emergence, Maitreya’s First Interview and Maitreya’s Light-ship. Includes colour photographs.

In Part Two, ‘Education in the New Age’, topics include: We do not know who we are, Intuition and Creativity, Educating Young Children, Educational Role of the Groups, Family and Karma, the Technology of Light.

The Gathering of the Forces of Light: UFOs and their Spiritual Mission

Published: July 2010
ISBN: 978-90-71484-46-9
Paperback: 240 pages
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The Awakening of Humanity
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The Awakening of Humanity is a companion volume to Benjamin Creme's The World Teacher for All Humanity, published in 2007, which emphasizes the nature of Maitreya as World Teacher, the Embodiment of Love and Wisdom.

The Awakening of Humanity focuses on the day when Maitreya declares Himself openly as World Teacher for the Age of Aquarius. It describes the process of Maitreya's emergence, the steps leading to the Day of Declaration, and humanity's response to this momentous experience.
Of the Day of Declaration Benjamin Creme's Master says: "Never, before, will men have heard the call to their divinity, the challenge to their presence here on Earth. Each, singly, and solemnly alone, will know for that time the purpose and meaning of their lives, will experience anew the grace of childhood, the purity of aspiration cleansed of self. For these precious minutes, men will know afresh the joy of full participation in the realities of Life, will feel connected one to another, like the memory of a distant past."

This prophetic book gives the reader hope and expectancy for the joyful, world-changing events which are on their way.

Published: June 2008
ISBN: 978-90-71484-41-4
Paperback: 141 pages
Price: US$10 / £5 / €7.50

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The World Teacher for All Humanity
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As Maitreya, the World Teacher, stands poised ready to emerge into full public work, Benjamin Creme's latest book, The World Teacher for All Humanity, is an overview of the background to this momentous event.

The book details the planned return of our planetary Hierarchy and the descent of Maitreya from His Himalayan retreat in July 1977 and of His work in the world, albeit behind the scenes, since then. It speaks too of the enormous changes that His presence has brought about; of His plans and projects, and His priorities and recommendations in the immediate future time. It shows Him as a great and powerful Avatar and, at the same time, as a friend and brother of humanity.

Maitreya's advice will bring humanity to a simple choice between two lines of action: to ignore His recommendations and continue in our present mode of life, and so face self destruction; or to accept gladly His counsel to inaugurate a system of sharing and justice which will guarantee a peaceful and prosperous future for humanity, and the creation of a civilization based on the inner divinity of all men.

Published: June 2007
ISBN: 978-90-71484-39-1
Paperback: 132 pages
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The Art of Living: Living within the Laws of Life

In The Art of Living, Benjamin Creme considers the experience of living as a form of art, like painting or music. To reach a high level of expression requires both knowledge of and adherence to certain fundamental principles. In the art of life, it is through the understanding of the great Law of Cause and Effect, and the related Law of Rebirth, that we achieve the poised harmlessness that leads to personal happiness, right human relations and the correct path for all humanity on its evolutionary journey. Parts Two and Three, "The Pairs of Opposites" and "Illusion", propose that it is man's unique position in the evolutionary scheme — "the meeting point of spirit and matter" — that produces his seemingly endless struggle both within himself and in outer living. The means by which he emerges from the fog of illusion, and blends these two aspects of himself into one perfect Whole, is living life itself with growing detachment and objective self-awareness.

Published: June 2006
ISBN: 978-90-71484-37-7
Paperback: 215 pages
Price: US$20.50 / £12 / €17

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Maitreya's Teachings - The Laws of Life

A unique and diverse collection of insights from Maitreya, the World Teacher for the coming age, offering straightforward, non-dogmatic answers to some of our most profound questions about the meaning and purpose of life, including who we really are, how to find joy in everyday existence, and what we can all do to create lasting peace. Also addresses global problems — political, social, and environmental — and forecasts future events, demonstrating how the Laws of Cause and Effect work out on a world scale. The most contemporary phase of teachings given by the head of the group of enlightened Teachers known as the Masters of Wisdom.

Published: August 2005
ISBN: 978-90-71484-31-5
Paperback: 258 pages
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A Master Speaks

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has always had guides and teachers in times of need — such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed. These great ones work to further a Plan for the evolution of humanity and the other kingdoms of Nature, which is held in the custody of the esoteric Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom.

Since 1982, one of these fully enlightened Teachers has written a monthly article for Share International magazine. The articles contain a wealth of inspiration, wisdom, and practical information relevant to a world in turmoil.

A Master Speaks is a compilation of 223 articles given between 1982 and 2003. Titles include: Health and healing, Life in the New Age, Human rights, Sharing for peace, The problem of AIDS, The new education, The promise of the future, The end of hunger, Aiding the cause of peace, The secret of living, Rise of people power, The ending of bondage.

Published: April 2004 (3rd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-90-71484-29-2
Paperback: 452 pages
Price: US$22.50 / £12 / €13.50

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The Great Approach

In this prophetic book, esotericist and international lecturer Benjamin Creme addresses the problems of our chaotic world and its gradual change under the influence of a group of perfected men, the Masters of Wisdom, who are returning openly to the world for the first time in 98,000 years.

With their leader, Maitreya, the World Teacher, they will guide humanity out of the present morass, and inspire the building of an entirely new kind of civilization where justice and freedom are the norm.

The energy that emanates from this book is electrifying. One can almost see the future stretching ahead for humanity. It appeals to the heart and inspires our highest aspiration. In a most original and convincing way it moves from idealism and expressed goodwill to the practical means of bringing the new structures into being.

An extraordinary synthesis of knowledge, it throws a searchlight on the future; with clear vision it predicts our highest achievements of thought to reveal the amazing scientific discoveries which lie ahead. It shows us a world in which war is a thing of the past, and the needs of all are met. It is indeed a message of hope for the world.

Published: June 2001
ISBN: 978-90-71484-23-0
Paperback: 320 pages
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The Reappearance of the Christ
and the Masters of Wisdom

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Gives the background and pertinent information concerning the return of the Christ. A vast range of subjects is covered, including: the effect of the reappearance on the world's existing institutions, the anti-christ and forces of evil, the soul and reincarnation, meditation, telepathy, nuclear energy, UFOs and ancient civilizations, the problems of the Developing World and a new economic order.

Published: June 2007 (2nd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-90-71484-32-2
Paperback: 287 pages
Price: US$20.50 / £10 / €9

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Maitreya's Mission - Volume I

Includes much information on the story of Maitreya's emergence and on such subjects as: the work and teachings of the Christ, life ahead in the New Age, evolution and initiation, meditation and service, healing and social transformation, externalization of the Masters, the Seven Rays. Includes ray structures of over 600 initiates in history.

Published: March 1993 (3rd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-90-71484-08-7
Paperback: 419 pages
Price: US$22.50 / £9.75 / €13.50

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Maitreya's Mission - Volume II

This book offers unique information on such subjects as meditation, growth of consciousness, psychology, health, the environment, world service, and science and technology in the New Age.
The process of Maitreya's public emergence is updated. Also explains such phenomena as crop circles, crosses of light, visions of the Madonna, healing wells and UFOs.

Published: May 2013 (2nd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-94-91732-02-7
Paperback: 739 pages
Price: US$30.50 / £12.90 / €17

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Maitreya's Mission - Volume III

This chronicle of the next millennium -- and beyond -- completes a trilogy about Maitreya's mission. Visualize, if you can, a world of peace with cities restored to great beauty, where the necessities of life are guaranteed to all people.

Imagine a civilization where the Science of Light will bring new modes of travel and architecture, new sources of energy, a restored healthy environment, and advanced medical marvels.

Take a peek at education in the future, how we will use increased leisure time, and a renaissance of art and creativity greater than the world has ever known. It may sound like science fiction but it presents -- in interviews with a Master of Wisdom -- Maitreya's priorities in the coming time and some of the challenges of the 21st century through which he will guide us.

As in the previous two volumes (Maitreya's Mission, Volumes I and II), there is invaluable wisdom concerning a vast range of topics, some familiar to us from the first books but now expanded upon, and other totally new subjects such as the proper understanding of time, the elimination of the fear of death, service and the soul, and what's behind the proliferation of miracles throughout the world. It also includes a complete compilation of the initiates and their ray structures as given in Share Internationalmagazine.

Published: January 2010 (2nd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-90-71484-45-2
Paperback: 694 pages
Price: US$27.50 / £14.50 / €17

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The Art of Co-operation

Examines the root cause of our world crisis: the glamour, or psychological 'fog', that hides the reality of our oneness and produces pain and suffering at all levels. Overcoming glamour is therefore seen as the key to realizing unity, the true relationship of all life in the universe. Co-operation--rather than competition--follows naturally from the recognition of unity and is the only foundation for a just and peaceful world. This book is an invaluable guide for group work.

Includes eight color photos of miracles

Published: June 2002
ISBN: 978-90-71484-26-1
Paperback: 235 pages
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Messages from Maitreya the Christ

During the years of preparation for his emergence, Maitreya gave 140 Messages through Benjamin Creme during public lectures. The method used was mental overshadowing and the telepathic rapport thus set up.

The Messages inspire the readers to spread the news of his reappearance and to work urgently for the rescue of millions suffering from poverty and starvation in a world of plenty.

Published: March 1992 (2nd revised edition)
ISBN: 978-90-71484-22-3
Paperback: 286 pages
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Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age
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Transmission Meditation, introduced to the world by a Master of Wisdom through Benjamin Creme in March 1974, is a dynamic process which serves both the world and the individuals involved. Groups transmit spiritual energies directed through them by the Masters of the Spiritual Hierarchy.

The prime motive of this work is service, but it also constitutes a powerful mode of personal growth. Transmission Meditation is opening the way to the new Golden Age.

Published: June 2006 (5th revised edition)
Paperback: 212 pages
ISBN: 978-90-71484-35-3
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The Ageless Wisdom Teaching
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This book presents an introduction to that great body of wisdom which substands the spiritual teachings of all groups throughout the ages.

Only by discovering the common well-spring from which all their faiths have emerged, will men and women truly come to understand their spiritual brotherhood, as children of the One Father -- by whatever name they call Him.

Published: June 1996
ISBN: 978-90-71484-13-1
Paperback: 76 pages
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First published April 1999,