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December 23, 2008

Fuhrer Rising

In May 1982 a man named Benjamin Crème published full page ads in newspapers throughout the world proclaiming “the Christ is Now Here”. That ad campaign was intended to prepare the population to accept the Theosophical teaching that Maitreya (a messiah rooted in occultism) and his entourage (the masters of wisdom) were about to step forward and govern the earth. According to the ads, Maitreya was to make his appearance within two months. That never happened. Maitreya’s delayed career caused embarrassment for many Theosophical circles. Crème subsequently changed the name of his organization to Share International.

Crème later explained that Maitreya’s delay was because humanity had not been adequately conditioned to accept his teachings. Hence Maitreya would occupy himself working to lessen the severity of natural disasters until conditions are right for his emergence. We learned the masters of wisdom would further condition humanity and emit stronger “initiatory rays of enlightenment” upon the earth. Those attuned to those impulses would receive them and be prepared for transcendence. Perhaps this conditioning is best portrayed in a prayer called the Great Invocation—when recited aloud is believed to quicken Maitreya’s arrival: “let purpose guide the little wills of men, the purpose which the masters know and serve”.

And shortly thereafter more aggressive conditioning did take place. A key Theosophical doctrine that all religions worship the same god but follow different paths to the Almighty was being projected everywhere: books, talk shows, entertainment, and even church pulpits. We were flattered with how wise we are because our souls were old and had passed through many life cycles. This “wisdom” had prepared us for the coming earth changes, or conscious evolution. Corporations everywhere required employees to attend “diversity training” where we were introduced to meditation. According to Theosophy, meditation, along with initiation, is the glue that binds together the new civilization. While many people consider meditation to be contemplation, the new age forms desire an outcome which leads to altered states of consciousness or a self-induced hypnotic state. Once one becomes accustomed to entering in and out of hypnotic states, I cannot help but believe that person has become vulnerable and easily manipulated by another trained hypnotist. Benjamin Crème has said that when Maitreya emerges he will appear on television and telepathically communicate to each of his followers in their own language. This claim brings to memory old film footage I've watched of Hitler's Germany where people appear to be locked in a trance.

Should we dismiss Crème’s writings because he erred in 1982? I believe doing so would be a mistake. Crème, once again, is publishing press releases with a renewed vigor. His latest, which may be read on the online edition of the Wall Street Journal, indicates that Maitreya is ready to start his career and build upon the earth a “brilliant new civilization”.

This press release concerns me because over the past year I’ve noticed a significant level of cooperation between Crème’s Share International, the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations, and the Aquarian Age Community. The Aquarian Age Community—the spiritual foundation of the United Nations—also recognizes Maitreya as the coming world spiritual and political leader. Both Crème and the Aquarian Community have expressed the opinion that the Alliance of Civilizations is the vehicle which will be used to materialize the new civilization.

According to the press releases, Maitreya is to be the Christ to Christians, the Imam Mahdi to Muslims, Krishna to Hindus, the Messiah to Jews, and Maitreya Buddha to Buddhists. Many people who subscribe to this universalist doctrine may find themselves in a bit of a dilemma. Does Maitreya fulfill your prophetic expectations or do your religious texts portray something altogether different? Is your Christ really Maitraya? If you reject the universalist doctrine, according to the Alliance of Civilizations you have an “exclusionary” ideology and are prone to violent radicalization and have terrorist leanings.

In the Armageddon Script, Theosophist Peter Lemesurier wrote that they have studied all the world religions and intend to fulfill all religions’ prophetic expectations so they can get on with the business of creating a new heaven and earth of their own devising. Share International has consistently said that Maitreya would not appear until the United States has economically collapsed and the world feels the pain of a global economic meltdown. I cannot help but believe the economic collapse was assisted with a push. The Alliance of Civilizations has said it could not implement its agenda until the United States’ sovereignty was redefined and subject to global governance.

Throughout 2008 Alliance of Civilizations’ Co-chair Federico Mayor’s message has been “no more delays. No more reports. No more meetings to agree on what has been agreed upon for years. It is time for action”. It is time for action; these words sound familiar to those of us who have read Peter Lemesurier’s Armageddon Script: “Their script is now written, subject only to last-minute editing and stage-directions. The stage itself, albeit as yet in darkness, is almost ready. Down in the pit, the subterranean orchestra is already tuning up. The last-minute, walk-on parts are even now being filled. Most of the main actors, one suspects, have already taken up their roles. Soon it will be time for them to come on stage, ready for the curtain to rise. The time for action will have come.”

Let us remember the history of what happens when man attempts to become God.