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Artist – author – international lecturer – Benjamin Creme dedicated his life to bringing inspiration to the world through his paintings, spiritual books, and countless lectures, adding his revelatory phase to the body of work known as the Ageless Wisdom teachings – the writings of Helena Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, Helena Roerich, and now, Benjamin Creme.
Called the forerunner for Maitreya, the World Teacher, Benjamin Creme travelled the globe for over three decades bringing to millions his prophetic message of hope – that the One awaited by all religions, but by different names, is here now.
Standing alongside Creme’s prophetic message of the Avatar, or the Coming One, was his life-long love of art. His esoteric painting period, begun in 1964, stands as a unique and powerful interpretation of the theosophical ideas which had been introduced to the art world by artists such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich, and Klee.
Through the aid of his own Master, Creme’s paintings explore altogether new levels, demonstrating a significant depth of understanding of esotericism, expanding upon the artistic work of the early theosophically inspired pioneers. Using art to express abstract esoteric principles, Creme brought down into physical plane expression that which hitherto had remained in the world of ideas and ideals. Through meditation, contemplation, and study, his symbolic paintings make esoteric concepts more accessible to the mind, leading the viewer into a greater understanding of the complex information and relationships that make up the Ageless Wisdom tradition.
About this tradition, Creme himself has said “Esotericism might be described as the philosophy of the evolutionary process in man and the lower kingdoms in nature. It is neither solely an art, nor a science; nor is it a religion, but partakes of something of all of these. It is the science of the accumulated Wisdom of the ages, but dynamic rather than academic in its application to our lives from day to day. It presents a systematic and comprehensive account of the energetic structure of the Universe and of man’s place within it, and it describes the forces and influences that lie behind the phenomenal world. It is also the process of becoming aware of, and gradually mastering, these forces.”
The Benjamin Creme Museum invites you to see this powerful, groundbreaking art. Located in Pacific Palisades, California, in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this intimate museum displays a representative collection of Creme’s art with a particular emphasis on his esoteric paintings period.