Britain's Benjamin Creme is today's most powerful voice challenging the millennial 'prophets of doom' with his compelling and detailed vision of the future - what he calls a "brilliant new civilization in the making."
This sweeping transformation is now possible, Creme writes, because a group of extraordinary spiritual teachers are living in the everyday world, ready to begin their open mission of inspiring and guiding humanity. At their head, says Creme, is Maitreya, the World Teacher, the one awaited under different names by people of all spiritual traditions.
Creme covers topics both profound and practical, ranging from mankind's origin to the principle of sharing as the first step toward global peace; from meditation and service to the technology of light; from reincarnation and karma to a pollution-free environment. A section on miracles explains the source and purpose of weeping Madonnas, crosses of light, healing waters, 'milk-drinking' statues, crop circles and more.
Benjamin Creme's message holds a unique place in today's world. It offers a practical application of the ancient wisdom underlying all faiths. It provides the blueprint for a society that offers the basic necessities of life to all. It is the assurance of a hard-won but glorious future for humanity. "The new millennium is not the end," says Creme, "but rather a hopeful new beginning."
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Humanity today is living at a unique time in its history. The events that I submit are now under way will transform our lives, our world, in the most fundamental, radical fashion, within a relatively short number of years. We are at the end of a civilization, and therefore at the beginning of a new one: if we would have it so, this can be the most brilliant in our long history.
Most people will know that we are entering a new era, a new cosmic cycle. We call it the Age of Aquarius because of the particular relationship now being formed in space between our solar system and the constellation of Aquarius. In its cyclic movement around the heavens, our solar system has come into a definite energetic alignment with that constellation, which will continue for the next 2,350 years, more or less. This alignment causes the Earth to become saturated with the cosmic energies of Aquarius. Every civilization, beginning roughly every 2,000 years, is the result of this changing cosmic relationship.
As we near the end of the century, a powerful thoughtform of destruction is gripping the minds of millions of people. Throughout the world there is a 'doomsday complex'. As a result of misunderstanding the prognostications of people like Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus and others, people have the idea that towards the end of the century there will be some great catastrophic event in which the world will be physically changed: mountains will rise and many countries, perhaps continents, will sink under the sea. This belief is widespread and it comes largely from a misunderstanding of history and of scriptures which seem to point to such an apocalyptic end to the world.
As we enter a new age, everything changes. Political, economic, religious and social forms inevitably change under the impact of the new, powerful, cosmic energies that enter our lives. The foretold destruction I believe is altogether exaggerated. Countries will not go under the oceans. The oceans will not rise as mountains. The cataclysm which has been foretold by so many, emanating in the main from the astral planes--the planes of illusion has little foundation in fact. Change there will be, but change for the better.
We are about to enter an era in which the innate spiritual nature of humanity will begin to express itself in a mass form. Countless millions throughout the world will awaken to the true purpose of their lives. A deeper, more soundly-based attitude to life will develop and people will recognize themselves as souls--souls in incarnation. They will come to understand the purpose of their incarnation, and, more and more, they will take a conscious part in their own evolution, creating modes of freedom and justice which this world has never before seen. Freedom and justice, and therefore peace, will allow the divine, spiritual aspect of humanity to come to the fore and be given expression, not only as a religious experience, but in every department of life. In politics, economics and education, in art and science, the inner awareness of our spiritual nature will increasingly be demonstrated. This will allow the discovery of a science, and the control over the forces of nature, which will give humanity unlimited power over its environment.
All of this awaits us as we enter the new cycle. Far from destruction, we shall enter an era of unprecedented creativity and beauty of life. And this in large measure because of the re-entry into our lives of a group of men without fault, spiritual giants--from our point of view, perfected men. These are men who have gone ahead of us in evolution, and have completed the journey on which we are still engaged. They need no longer live on this planet, but accept the responsibility of remaining here to guide the rest of us to that same perfection 1/4 They have many names: the Great White Brotherhood, the Society of Illumined Minds, the Elder Brothers of humanity, the Teachers, the Guides, the Mahatmas, the Masters of Wisdom and the Lords of Compassion 1/4
Cycle after cycle, one of these Great Ones has come into the world to teach humanity the way forward, the next step in our evolution to perfection ... Some 2,600 years ago, Gautama Buddha prophesied that at the beginning of this cycle there would come into the world another great teacher, a Buddha like Himself, by name Maitreya. Maitreya, He said, would inspire humanity to create a brilliant golden civilization based, as He put it, on Righteousness and Truth 1/4 In June 1945--significantly at the end of the Second World War--the Lord Maitreya announced His intention to return to the world at the earliest possible moment, if humanity would take the first steps to put its house in order. He said He would come when a measure of peace had been restored to the world; when the principle of sharing was beginning to govern economic affairs; and when the energy of goodwill, the lowest aspect of love, was manifesting, and leading to the establishment of right human relationships ... This event would be the externalization of the activity of the Masters for the first time in nearly 100,000 years.
Table of ContentsMAITREYA'S PRIORITIES
The Fact of the Kingdom of God
The Spiritual Hierarchy
The Master Jesus
Buddha and Other Masters
Treasure of the Past, Marvels of the Future
World Peace and Brotherhood
The Mantle of Power
The Politics of the New Age
Economic Injustice: A Threat to World Peace
Establishment of a System of Sharing
Poverty, Crime and Self-Esteem: the Crucial Connection
Religion and Fundamentalism
Jesus and Bible Stories
Education in the Laws of Life and Love
Goodwill, Harmlessness and Detachment
On Awareness, Knowledge and Wisdom
The New Architecture
New Forms of Travel
Pool of Knowledge
THE CHALLENGE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Ecological Balance of the World
Closing Nuclear Reactors and Discovering New Energies
The Environment: What the Scientists May Be Overlooking
Underground Nuclear Testing and Earthquakes
Ensuring Health Care as a Universal Right
Death and Dying
Education in the New Age
TO SERVE ANEW
Day of Declaration
List of Appearances Worldwide
The Age of Miracles Has No End
Visions of Virgin Mary
Hindu Milk Miracle
Crosses of Light
The Solar System
UFOs and the Space Brothers
THE AGELESS WISDOM TEACHINGS
Source of the Teachings
The Seven Rays
Rebirth and Reincarnation
The Law of Cause and Effect
The Masters of Wisdom
The Origin of Man
Meditation and Service
ARTISTS AND THEIR RAYS
Leonardo da Vinci
Transmission and the Reappearance Work
On Meditation in General
THE ART OF WAITING
A New Concept of Time
Windows of Opportunity
The Sense of Timelessness
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC TERMS