"Share International regrets to announce that Benjamin Creme, British artist, author and lecturer has died. He passed away peacefully on 24 October 2016 at his home in London, with his family around him.
Through his work as the Chief Editor of Share International magazine, as author of many books, and as international speaker, Benjamin Creme has been an inspiration throughout the world in presenting information about the emergence of Maitreya the World Teacher and the Masters of Wisdom. Working from a background of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings given to the world by Helena Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and the Alice Bailey esoteric teachings, he has expanded and brought up to date this ancient knowledge.
Working under the tutelage of one of the Masters of Wisdom, Benjamin Creme dedicated the last 40 years of his life to his work for the Emergence of Maitreya the World Teacher and the Masters of Wisdom, and in doing so inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the world. He began his public work in 1975 and lectured worldwide from 1979 onwards, only finally stopping at the age of 90.
In 1974 he introduced Transmission Meditation – a new group meditation, which is both a means of personal development and a form of service to the world.
Benjamin Creme had been unwell for a long time but had kept going in his usual courageous, determined and humorous way. His was an extraordinary life dedicated to service. He brought hope to the millions who have heard and been touched by the news of the imminent Emergence of the World Teacher, and the consequent transformation of the world by the creation of justice and peace, through sharing."
(from Share International, Oct 26, 2016)
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 5 December 1922, Benjamin Creme was the second of three children of an Irish mother and a Russian Jewish father. Very early on, the young Creme determined upon a career in the arts, and at the age of ten began music studies, setting out to be a ‘great’ composer and conductor. But at age thirteen, an intense interest in painting took precedence over his interest in music. He was especially impassioned by the work of the old masters, notably Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci.