TradCatKnight: Maitreya and the New Age For Dummies
In 1959, the "Ascended Masters" contacted Benjamin Creme - an obscure English painter who dabbled in the occult - Creme was told to perform a mission: the advancement of the Masters’ plan for humanity. Creme was instructed to prepare the way for one Lord Maitreya - a Master and self-proclaimed christ who would soon begin to assume a human form to begin preparing humanity for the Age of Aquarius. The Aquarian Age would be a time of peace, plenty, perfect equality, and global governance under the Masters, via the United Nations.
In 1980 Creme wrote a book called The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, which is an account of his telepathic communication with Maitreya and the history of his involvement with the occult dating back to the 1940’s. These messages received from Maitreya represents the most dominate strain of the present-day New Age eschatological religion.