Why is the world perpetually in crisis, on the brink of self-destruction? Essentially, says British author Benjamin Creme, it is because we do not yet realize that we are one global family sharing a common planetary home. Upon that recognition, and the new approach to living it will engender, rests the destiny of the world.
In his tenth and latest book, Creme emphasizes that co-operation among people and nations is 'not optional' if we choose to survive. It is the very foundation upon which a brilliant new civilization can be built.
Steeped in the 'ageless wisdom' that substands all the world's spiritual traditions, Creme traces the origins of the competitive spirit and shows its gradual replacement by co-operation as humanity advances. He describes the illusions that hide our fundamental unity and explains how ending our sense of separation will lead to a great leap forward in human evolution. He further reveals:
- Why competition--rooted in fear--is never 'healthy'
- Why a 'war'--on anything--is counter-productive
- What the atomic structure of the universe has to do with the desire to join a group
- How the simple act of sharing resources would immediately ease tensions worldwide
- How the 'American dream' impacts the rest of the world
For more than 27 years Benjamin Creme has traveled the world raising public awareness about the Masters of Wisdom. "Without the presence of the Masters," says Creme, "I believe we would not achieve the sharing, and therefore the justice and peace, which is required. It takes Their galvanizing spirit, energy, and wisdom to create the conditions to lift humanity, to inspire us; and also to show us what will happen if we do not change."
|Publisher:||Share International Foundation|
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About the Author
In 17 inspiring and provocative books, Creme reveals an ever more detailed picture of humanity's destiny, both worldly and spiritually. "We are talking about nothing less than the total transformation of every aspect of our lives", he says. Creme's message is both profound and immensely practical. Each book covers a vast range of topics: from meditation and the growth of consciousness to political and economic change, from initiation and group work to ecology and world service. Compelling explanations are offered for the ever-increasing 'miraculous' or unexplained phenomena such as weeping Madonnas, crosses of light, healing waters, crop circles and UFOs. Creme also clarifies misunderstandings about the antichrist and the 'last judgment'.
In close contact with, and trained by, a Master of Wisdom since 1959, Mr. Creme had access to constant up-to-date information on the progress of Maitreya's emergence and the total conviction necessary to present that information to a skeptical world. He was chief editor of Share International, a monthly magazine read in over 70 countries that addresses Maitreya's emergence as well as the changes that are both needed and actually occurring in every field of endeavor to bring about a more just and compassionate global society.
Until his 90s, Creme lectured by invitation throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, and was regularly interviewed on radio and television. He received no remuneration or royalties for this work and made no claims about his own spiritual status. His books have been translated and published in numerous languages by groups worldwide who have responded to his message.
"My task," Creme said, "has been to make the initial approach to the public, to help create a climate of hope and expectancy into which Maitreya can emerge without infringing our free will."
Benjamin Creme made his transition on October 24, 2016, but his work continues through a network of worldwide groups.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
"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"
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.
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.
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.
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.'