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Antichrist: The Contemporary Data
The 20th century has seen the decline of traditional Christian beliefs and the
rise of the seemingly all-inclusive, multi-dimensional belief system known loosely as
"New Age" spirituality. Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey were two of the most
well known organizers of this movement in the early part of this century (and they will be
referred to throughout this article). Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society and
Bailey, later a president of the TS, founded the organization known as the Lucis Trust,
which has counted as members men of great influence such as David Rockefeller, Henry
Kissinger, Paul Volker and George Schultz (1). Blavatsky and Bailey were
avid trance-channelers who claimed to receive messages from spirit entities (2)
and both recorded many predictions that were made to them regarding the inevitable
appearance of "The Lord Maitreya" or "The Christ" on the earth
immediately prior to earth's initiation into the utopian "New Age."(3)
Because these women engaged in the biblically-forbidden practice of spiritism and because
the messages they received were deeply anti-Christian, mocking and ridiculing traditional
Christianity, bible-believing Christians have understood that the appearance of the man
whom Bailey and Blavatsky predicted was not a reference to the second coming of Jesus
Christ, but was in fact a prediction of the future Antichrist.
A man by the name of Benjamin Creme, a self-described disciple of both Blavatsky
and Bailey, appears to have taken over where they left off. Through his early studies of
their works he became convinced in the reality of the "Ascended Masters," (the
supposed inter-dimensional beings who direct humanity's evolution), and claims that in
1959 he was first contacted by them. According to Creme's biography... "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." Creme claims that he has been in constant
telepathic contact with "Maitreya the Christ" since the early '70s and that
Maitreya finally entered civilized society privately in 1977 when he materialized in human
form and took up residence in a suburb of London.(4) Since then Creme has
traveled the world, giving lectures and appearing on talk shows, to prepare the world for
the public emergence of Maitreya.(5) He also claims that a major American
television network has agreed to interview Maitreya at a time of Maitreya's choosing.(6)
One major aspect of Creme's mission was the formation of Share International
Foundation and the publication of it's monthly self-titled magazine. Each issue
contains a brief synopsis of the emergence of Maitreya on the first two pages and then a
brief message that has been trance-channeled through Benjamin Creme from an Ascended
Master known simply as "The Master" on page three. The spiritual thrust of SI is
clearly obvious in each issue that is published. Despite this fact, or perhaps because of
it, SI has a long list of prominent, well respected international diplomats, religious
leaders and political figures who have had articles published in this magazine. They
include articles written by former UN leader Boutros Boutros-Ghali; present leader Kofi
Annan; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; Gro Harlem Brundtland who is
director-general of the World Health Organization and former Prime Minister of Norway; the
Dalai Lama; and recently even Britain's Crown Prince Charles.(7) Even
though the average man on the street would most likely dissolve into hysterical laughter
upon being presented with the beliefs of Creme and Share International, it is easily shown
that this magazine is well-respected and taken seriously by many influential members of
the Global Elite. In fact, Share International Foundation is accredited as an official
non-governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations,(8) and the
magazine, as stated on the inside cover of each issue, is published by SI "...in
association with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations."
Creme and Share International are both intimately connected with a number of New
Age groups including the Freemasons (Creme often lectures in Masonic halls), the Tara
Canter of Hollywood, CA, the Theosophical Society, the Lucis Trust (which maintains the
official UN "meditation room"), and World Goodwill, an organization created by
the Lucis Trust and also recognized by the UN as an official NGO. World Goodwill also
actively promotes the appearance of "Maitreya the World Teacher" in their
literature and on their website. (9)
Maitreya claims to be "The Christ" returned, yet there are many
aspects of his character and many of his predictions (as given by Creme) which fall in
line with the bible's predictions of the coming Antichrist and the events that will
surround the end of the age. For instance, Maitreya predicts many natural disasters and a
period of violence and destruction prior to earth's entry into the New Age (10);
he warns that the worldwide capitalist financial system will be overturned
(11); he predicts that a new world religion will be established under his
guidance and that he will be aided by a future leader of the Roman Catholic Church (12).
Regarding the current problems between Israel and the Palestinians Creme has stated that
when Maitreya appears he will solve them, saying, "I believe Maitreya alone has
the spiritual authority to point to the solution and achieve its implementation."
Most Christians understand that the final seven year period of earth's rebellious history
begins with a covenant that will involve the Antichrist and the nation of Israel. (13)
In addition to these facts Creme says that Maitreya may be rejected by intolerant
"fundamentalists" (Christians and Jews), and "The Master," an unnamed
being who also speaks through Creme, warns of people who will reject Maitreya based on "scriptural
warnings which they all too readily misinterpret." (14) (This
researcher is doing his best to interpret them correctly.)
The Theosophical Society- http://www.theosophical.org/
The Lucis Trust- http://www.lucistrust.org/
Share International- http://www.shareintl.org/
World Goodwill- http://www.lucistrust.org/goodwill/
"New Age Roots: Dark foundations of the New World Order"
by Steve Bonta - http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/1999/03-01-99/newage.htm
1. Gary H. Kah, The New World Religion, p.30
2. This is an established fact and can be verified through the works of Blavatsky and
Bailey themselves or through the many biographies of their lives, including Charles J.
Ryan's H.P.Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement, and Bailey's own Unfinished
Autobiography. Two of Blavatsky's guiding spirits referred to themselves as Koot
Hoomi and Morya, while Bailey's chief spirit referred to himself as Djwhal Khul, otherwise
known as The Tibetan. Also see the following article on The Ageless Wisdom Teachings
from the Share International website- http://www.shareintl.org/background/awteachings/AWT_main.htm
3. Blavatsky referred to this New Age leader as the Lord Maitreya (see http://www.shareintl.org/archives/Krishnamurti/k_bs-pathlessjourney.htm),
while Bailey confirmed that this Maitreya was in fact "The Christ," the
messianic figure expected by all religions. See especially her work The Reappearance
of the Christ (http://www.lucistrust.org/lucispub/24books/appear.shtml).
4. A brief biography of Benjamin Creme can be found at http://www.shareintl.org/background/bcreme/bc_main.htm
5. Here's a link to his future scheduled media appearances- http://www.shareintl.org/events/upevents.htm
6. Some have speculated that CNN is the network that has agreed to interview Maitreya.
Here is the prediction- http://www.shareintl.org/maitreya/Ma_emerge.htm
7. Share International articles:
Boutros Boutros-Ghali - (Title unavailable) 9/98
Kofi Annan - "No peace without development," an interview 1-2/00
Mary Robinson - Human rights: from paper to practice 5/00, Human rights
include economic rights 1-2/00, Never again? 12/99, Strengthening human
rights is best conflict prevention 6/99
Gro Harlem Brundtland - Millions die because essential drugs are not available
9/00, Maternal mortality still a scourge 10/99, A survival strategy for
The Dalai Lama - Human rights and peace 6/99
Crown Prince Charles - Reflections on the Reith lectures on sustainable development
These are only a few of the many prominent politicians, diplomats, activists and
theologians who have been published in SI.
Every issue of SI contains this disclaimer on the inside front cover, "Contributors
to this publication and those who have been interviewed or quoted do not necessarily
endorse Benjamin Creme's statements about the presence of Maitreya the World Teacher, or
the associated esoteric ideas." Hopefully the above members of the global elite
do not believe Creme's message, but this would be unlikely given that the spiritual aspect
of SI is so prominent in each issue. By allowing their articles to be published they must
realize that they are endorsing the "esoteric ideas" involved, even
though their articles focus on social issues. Robinson is one of the more prolific authors
to be published in SI and she also happens to be the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
8. Share International Foundation and World Goodwill are accredited as official
Non-Governmental Organizations by the United Nations Department of Public Information- http://www.un.org/MoreInfo/ngolink/ngodir.htm
9. World Goodwill's promotion of the New Age Christ (Anti-Christ)- http://www.lucistrust.org/arcane/roc.shtml
10. A period of violence and destruction for the earth.
"This 'end of an age' inevitably produces a certain number of natural disasters
such as floods and earthquakes, and we are seeing a dramatic climax in the number of
disasters taking place around the world... Maitreya says: 'The last time I came, as Jesus,
it was written in the Bible that when I appeared again the very elements of nature would
be disturbed.' " "...After the disasters have peaked there will come a period of
calm -the violence and destruction will come to an end. As people gain awareness, their
guilt will recede..."
Maitreya's Mission, Volume Two, Benjamin Creme, Share International Foundation,
The bible predicts many catastrophes in the book of Revelation, beginning with the polar
shift of the sixth seal (http://www.redmoonrising.com/list.htm,
Section II), and including a meteor impact into the ocean (8:8), major famines and plagues
(6:8), intense heat from the sun (16:8), and many others.
11.Maitreya (through Creme) predicts the collapse of the current financial system.
"When the US's "oasis of prosperity" begins to dry up, as it must
in the current global financial crisis, stock markets in the West will plunge. This
collapse will provide an opportunity for governments to re-evaluate their economic
priorities, says futurist Benjamin Creme. The nations of the world will meet together to
discuss how to cope with the future in an orderly fashion." from the Share
International website at- http://www.shareintl.org/maitreya/Ma_prior.htm
Also see- http://www.shareintl.org/archives/economics/ec_mas-tchrsready.htm,
these are just a few.
Also see Maitreya's Mission, Volume Two, by Benjamin Creme, Share
International Foundation, 1993, pp. 8, 118-119, 137
The bible is clear that the final capitalist financial system is led by end-times Babylon
which is a nation whose identity is evaluated here- http://www.redmoonrising.com/MysteryBabylon.htm
It will be replaced by a socialist world government that will includes a single religion
and one mandatory financial system to be led by the Antichrist and supported by the False
Prophet (Rev. 13).
12. New World Religion to be established (from a Share International search page.)
... and in celebration of this event, Pentecost will become one of the major festivals of
the new world religion which the Christ will eventually inaugurate.
Our response to his call will ...
2. The new civilization, by the Master , through Benjamin Creme; Share
... the new science will demonstrate man's divinity and will lead to the establishment of
the New World Religion. The ancient schism between religion and
science will be healed and a new impulse ...
3. Maitreya's teachings on religion; Share International Archives
... between what you wrote in Maitreyas Mission, Vol. I. that Maitreya had
come to found the New World Religion and to inspire a change in the
worlds political/economic structures, and yet ...
4. Churches, theology and dogma, by Aart Jurriaanse; Share International
... as members of the Church Universal, and they are building the spiritual nucleus of the
coming New World Religion, which will finally encompass the peoples
of the whole world into a single ...
5. Avatars down the ages by Felicity Elliot, Share International Archives
... A comparison of all religions shows their common elements. "Eventually a new
world religion will be inaugurated which will be a fusion and synthesis of
the approaches of East and West. The ...
A future RCC leader will help to promote Maitreya.
See the section on the False Prophet at http://www.redmoonrising.com/contFP.htm
See the biblical data on the future False Prophet at http://www.redmoonrising.com/biblicalFP.htm
13. Maitreya will be instrumental in solving the problems within Israel
"...politically, the next problem [for Maitreya] is to solve the
situation in the Middle East, solve the Arab-Israeli problem." from The
Reappearance of the Christ..., p 187
"There can't be true peace in the world until 'the Middle East' question is
settled. . . . So deep are the feelings aroused in both sides, so entrenched are the
positions which each adopt, that I believe Maitreya alone has the spiritual authority to
point to the solution and achieve its implementation."
Maitreya's Mission, Volume 1, page 128
"I believe the Israelis will procrastinate endlessly and that it may well take
the emergence of Maitreya to bring about reconciliation."
Maitreya's Mission, Volume 2, page 100
Daniel's prophecy of the Seventy Weeks includes the prediction of a final seven year
period. Please read and understand this all-important prophecy here- http://www.redmoonrising.com/daniel.htm
It is this researcher's belief that the Antichrist will indeed influence the
establishment of the final seven year period but that it will be his lackey, the False
Prophet, who actually fulfills Daniel 9:27 and begins the final seven year period as
explained here- http://www.redmoonrising.com/biblicalFP.htm
14. Bible-believers will reject Maitreya.
"There are many fundamentalists - Christian and others - who see my
information as a travesty of the truth, and who will reject Maitreya in the first place,
but not for ever. It may be that Christians will accept the Master Jesus before they
accept Maitreya, but it could well be that they will not even accept the Master Jesus. The
name is right, but He does not have holes in His hands and feet any more."
"For a time, it may well be that very orthodox Christians - in particular
Fundamentalists - will reject both Maitreya and the Master Jesus, now in Rome. He has not
come 'on a cloud at the end of the world' as they expect, nor does He have holes
in His hands and feet. But gradually, many Christians will find it easier to
accept the Master Jesus as the returned Christ (at least the name is the same) rather than
Maitreya, and the Master Jesus is in charge of the Christian Church worldwide. Eventually,
however, I believe that most people, Christian and otherwise, will accept that Maitreya is
indeed the Christ, Messiah, Krishna - World Teacher for all."
Above quotes from http://www.shareintl.org/archives/M's_emergence/faq_Maitreya's-emergence.htm
"A great polarisation will take place in humanity, between those who are ready to
go forward with the Christ, into the future, on the only rational basis of sharing and
co-operation for the good of all, creating right relationships; and those who are holding
on to the old separatist ways, who are ready (though they wouldnt see it in these
terms, it would be the inevitable result) to plunge the world into chaos, and war..."
The warning from "The Master" (please read the
full text at http://www.shareintl.org/archives/M's_emergence/mem_mas-reception.htm)
"Maitreya knows that when He steps forward into the world arena a
mixed reception will be forthcoming from humanity. There are many who look forward to that
moment with joyful expectation, who will see it as the beginning of the New Time which
awaits the sons of men. There are others, however, understanding little of the meaning and
process of His advent, who will look askance and doubt His credentials, fearfully
aware of scriptural warnings which they all too readily misinterpret. Others,
too, will simply watch from the sidelines, awaiting a lead from those they hold in some
esteem. Thus will humanity range themselves on one side or the other: those who welcome
the Teacher with open arms, eager to follow His precepts and advice; and those who see Him
as the embodiment of evil and all that they distrust. Thus will the Sword of Cleavage do
its work, revealing those who stand for freedom and justice, for practical goodwill and
love; revealing also those whose suspicion and fear, prejudice and hate prevent their
recognition of the truth of Maitreyas message of compassion and love. Thus will it
be, and thus will men be tested as guardians of their future." (Don't worry, the
Master says that the "Sword of Cleavage" is actually Love. Maitreya would never
order people's heads cut off for not submitting to him as predicted in Rev. 20:4.) Also
Links to other sites promoting Maitreya
The Ashtar Command- http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/our-mission-athena.html
World One News Pages- http://www.wonp.org/index.html
Friends of Maitreya- http://www.friendsofm.com/
Links to sites and articles which warn of Maitreya as the possible Antichrist of
Eastwood's World of Prophecy- http://home.sprynet.com/~eastwood01/nitty.htm
The Ascended Masters- http://www.diakrisis.org/ascended_masters.htm
The Occult Character of the United Nations- http://www.diakrisis.org/un_occultism.htm
What Is Happening?- http://community-2.webtv.net/KevinEggena/WHATISHAPPENING/
The Final Warning- http://www.finalwarningthebook.com/
Here's an article which takes a socio-political look at the emerging philosophy of
"Maitreyanism." The researcher identifies it as merely "the preeminent
flavor of modern Luciferianism," and as nothing less than "authoritarian
communism" in a New Age guise- http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/newage.html
Hannah Newman's Master's of the Blinding Light also notes the
"Luciferic" aspects of Maitreyanism and New Age philosophy. See especially
Section C- http://www.redmoonrising.com/newman.htm
Redmoonrising.com's extensive article on Maitreya- http://www.redmoonrising.com/ac.htm
It must be understood that it is very unlikely that the world will ever see the
appearance of a figure who will be publicly known as Maitreya. Certainly this
sounds strange after examining the evidence that has been set forth, but this statement is
not simply this researcher's personal opinion, rather it comes from Benjamin Creme
himself. Before elaborating we should first examine the historical source of the
Maitreya is a name that comes from Buddhism, and it is a Buddhist prophecy that a figure
by this name would appear on earth as the next Buddha. The prophecies of Maitreya first
appeared in the third century AD in India and they actually predicted that he would appear
as a bodhisattva in 30,000 years or so when Buddhism was in a terrible state of decline.
Of course it has not been 30,000 years since the prophecies were given and Buddhism is
hardly in a state of decline, yet Creme is able to dance around these problems and
continues to promote Maitreya as the genuine fulfillment of the Buddhist prophecies. For
more on the traditional Maitreya please go here- http://sangha.net/messengers/maitreya.htm
This enigmatic spirit being which Benjamin Creme claims to be in constant contact with,
claims to not only be the fulfillment of Buddhist prophecy, but also of Muslim, Hindu,
Jewish and Christian prophecy. Because Maitreya is a uniquely Buddhist name, and in an
effort to appear unbiased towards any specific religious tradition, Creme has claimed that
when his mentor does appear on the public scene as the World Teacher he will
be known by a totally different and unique name that is not
associated with any one religion.
This important point is given at this Share International web page:
So is Maitreya the Antichrist? Before giving a yes or no answer we must
realize that, from what Creme says, perhaps this is not exactly the question that we need
to be asking. A more appropriate question to ask would be:
"Is Benjamin Creme and Share International, along with other New Age groups
and various prominent world personalities, working to prepare the way for the real
Antichrist, whatever his name will be?"
The answer to this question, as evidenced by the research of this website and from the
sources given, is a resounding YES! These groups and these various influential world
power-brokers are working to set the stage for the coming Antichrist. He will not
appear on the scene without friends and without a supporting infrastructure. In fact
Revelation 17 indicates that the Antichrist will be supported by the ten most powerful men
on the planet! They are described as ten kings, ten men who "...have one purpose
and will give their power and authority to the beast."
And what of the role played by Benjamin Creme? Why would the Antichrist need someone to
set up organizations, take out newspaper adds, appear on talk shows and travel the world
giving lectures on his behalf? The answer may appear when one compares the ministry of
Jesus Christ with the career of the Antichrist. They are strangely similar in a number of
- Both have "ministries" that last three and a half years, Jesus from age thirty
to age thirty-three and a half, while the Antichrist is given power and authority over the
earth for forty-two months (Rev. 13:5-8).
-Both operate within a trinity, Jesus being the Son, alongside God the Father, and the
Holy Spirit, while the Antichrist operates alongside the Dragon who is Satan, and the
False Prophet, a counterfeit who works to bring mankind to worship the Antichrist (Rev.
-Both are killed and resurrected, with the Antichrist suffering a fatal wound and then
being miraculously healed with the whole world looking on in astonishment (Rev. 13:3).
-Both are born directly of their spiritual fathers. Jesus from God himself through the
virgin Mary, and the Antichrist from Satan himself.
And by examining the role of Benjamin Creme the similarities continue: Jesus was preceded
by a man who was called by God to publicly and loudly prepare the way for Him. This was
John the Baptist. The Tara Center has produced a documentary and promotional video called "Breaking
the Biggest Story in History" that focuses on Maitreya and Benjamin Creme which
opens with these words,
"For over twenty years, a man whom some call 'a modern day John the
Baptist' has been travelling the globe, telling audiences that the Second Coming
of Christ will not be a celestial spectacle in a distant future, but it is instead a real
event, unfolding since 1977 behind the scenes of everyday life, and signifying the
reappearance of a great spiritual teacher for all people..."
It is the firm belief of this Christian researcher that Benjamin Creme is indeed
fulfilling the role of a counterfeit 'John the Baptist' by publicly announcing the message
of the imminent appearance of the Antichrist. It would be terribly irresponsible to simply
dismiss him as a quack or a loon, and everyone, Christian or not, should examine his
predictions and his ideas and should pay serious attention to the many supporters who
continue to flock to his side. If Creme is indeed laying the groundwork for the Antichrist
that was predicted by Jesus and God's prophets, then we can expect this trend to continue
and to intensify, and for more and more people to publicly support Creme and his message.
For an article that gives a very personal and credible account of Maitreya and the
Ascended Masters please take the time to read this one by Creme disciple Wayne S.
Peterson. Unfortunately Peterson has completely accepted the deception- http://www.shareintl.org/archives/AgelessWisdom/aw_wpexperiencing.htm
A recent interview with Peterson can be heard on the Coast-to-Coast-AM audio archives
(06-24-00). The intro to the show reads, "Wayne Peterson has come forward to
speak about his extraordinary experiences with influential world figures. He asserts that
many of them believe, as he does, that a group of highly evolved spiritual teachers are
about to make their presence known on a worldwide scale. Mr. Peterson explains how these
teachers, lead by one referred to as the World Teacher, will show us how we can solve our
most difficult problems and build a new civilization." Mr. Peterson mentions
several world leaders who he claims are disciples of Maitreya.