The Art of Co-operation

The Art of Co-operation

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by Benjamin Creme

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The Art of Co-operation deals with the most pressing problems of our time, and their solution, from the point of view of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings that, for millennia, have revealed the forces underlying the outer world. Benjamin Creme brings these teachings up to date, preparing the way for the imminent emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher, and His group of


The Art of Co-operation deals with the most pressing problems of our time, and their solution, from the point of view of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings that, for millennia, have revealed the forces underlying the outer world. Benjamin Creme brings these teachings up to date, preparing the way for the imminent emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher, and His group of Masters of Wisdom.
This volume looks at a world locked in ancient competition, trying to solve its problems by old and out-worn methods, while the answer – co-operation – lies in our own hands. It shows the way to a world of justice, freedom and peace through a growing appreciation of the unity underlying all life. Maitreya will inspire in us this growing realization.
Topics include: the necessity of co-operation; the USA and competition; organism versus organization; opportunity for service; fear of loss; karma; love; courage and detachment; overcoming of glamour; how the Masters teach; unity in diversity; consensus; trust.

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Benjamin Creme: a messenger of hope Benjamin Creme, a British artist and long-time student of esoteric philosophy, has become the principal source of information about the emergence of Maitreya, the World Teacher. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1922, Benjamin Creme began studying art at an early age, developing into an accomplished painter in the modernist style. He befriended and collaborated with many of the leading figures of the time in British art, music and literature. His paintings have been exhibited in a number of prestigious galleries. Training Throughout his early years Creme also studied various aspects of esoteric philosophy, in particular the teachings released in the late 1800s through Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society, and more recently through Alice A. Bailey. Although these teachings led him to believe in the existence of the Masters of Wisdom ― a group of perfected individuals who are the custodians of the Divine Plan for this planet ― it nevertheless came as a complete surprise to him when, in 1959, he was contacted by one of the Masters. He was told, among other things, that Maitreya, the World Teacher ― the Master of all the Masters ― would return in about 20 years and that he (Creme) would have a role to play in the event if he chose to accept it. More than a decade later, in 1972, Creme began a period of arduous training under his Master's direction to prepare him for his coming task: announcing to a skeptical world the emergence of the World Teacher, awaited by people of every religion under his various names ― the Christ, Messiah, Imam Mahdi, Krishna, Maitreya Buddha. Creme's constant contact with a Master of Wisdom gives him access to up-to-date information on Maitreya's emergence, plus the total conviction needed to present this story. Lecturing From 1975 to 1979, Creme lectured, by invitation, throughout Europe. During his first US tour in 1980, he spoke to large audiences in many major cities. Since the early 1980s, his tours have included Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and two trips a year through the US. He has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and television programs in the US alone. Creme's books on the reappearance of the Christ have been translated into seven languages and are published throughout the world by groups responding to his message. He is also co-editor of Share International, a monthly magazine that focuses on the political, economic, social and spiritual changes now occurring globally. The magazine is read in more than 70 countries. Benjamin Creme receives no payment for this work and makes no claims about his own spiritual status. These facts, along with his authenticity, intelligence and humor, lend credibility to an otherwise incredible story, and prompt dozens of well-known broadcast personalities to agree with Canadian Broadcasting host/producer, Max Allen, who said: "The Maitreya story is important and Creme is an admirable spokesman." Since his first public talk in 1974, millions of people have heard Creme's message of hope, and many have been inspired to help make it known on a worldwide scale. "My job," Creme says, "has been to make the initial approach to the public, to help create a climate of hope and expectancy. If I can do that, I'll be well pleased."

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WimS More than 1 year ago
Hope for the future. The first part of this book on the art of co-operation interested me the most. Mr. Creme connects two central problems the world faces today: the economic crisis and the question of war and peace. He shows how the unequal distribution of resources in the world creates social tensions with risk of war. This dangerous situation can be overcome by replacing competition by co-operation. This would mean a total transformation of our economic structures. But according to Mr. Creme, in the long run this is possible. This gives hope for a safer and happier future for all humanity.
mbspgh More than 1 year ago
"The Art of Cooperation" is one of my favorites. I have read all of Ben Cremes books because they are easy reads, uplifting, and full of interesting information, good humor and hope for humanity. If you take a universal approach to spirituality, and are interested in learning more about the interconnections and essential oneness of humanity and our place in Cosmos, you will love these books. Specifically, this book tells about the modes necessary for humanity to move forward effectively and evolve quickly out of the current separative paradigm towards a Golden Age of sustainability, justice and undreamed-of creativity. Creme's stories of what we can look forward to in the near future are fascinating, and he makes the esoteric philosophy and the ancient wisdom teachings very understandable. If you like this one, you will also like "The Art of Living" and "The Gathering of the Forces of Light"
peacegirl1 More than 1 year ago
Talks about the way we can learn to recognize the need for diversity but still have co-operation. covers right relationship, healthy competition, motive, how to inculcate the co-operative attitude, glamour,and overcoming it, heart versus mental response, soul rays and glamours, the need for unity, trust, consensus. Also includes powerful prayers for daily use. Especially found the recognizing and overcoming of glamour useful....we don't always see the truth about ourselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book a few months ago and haven't been able to put this book down. I must say it is a real page turner. I really recomend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Benjamin Creme's book, The Art of Co-operation, to be one of those books with information that kind of finds its way into your system by osmosis. In fact, I read it several times and each time felt like I had gained more insight into the solution to our world's most perplexing problems. A must read, if you are interested in our problems, the solutions, the future, and your own spiritual growth. Great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those familiar with British author, artist and esotericist Benjamin Creme, this newest compilation from recent talks continues on themes from his previous books, and adds up-to-date socio-political commentary on how best to alleviate the precarious international tensions of the post- 9/11 world. With sharp social commentary on the stance of the current US administration, Creme maintains no illusions, but rather offers insightful guidance on the only reliable means to creating a truly peaceful world-- equitable distribution of global resources via international co-operation and justice. According to Creme, a peaceful world will be more fully possible when the whole of humanity begins to realize its essential unity. Also included is helpful commentary on how to create co-operation in one's personal life and in group work. For those readers who are not familiar with Creme's work, and who might benefit from more background information, two of his earlier titles are recommended: 'The Great Approach,' and 'The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom.'