I don't actually *have* a guru. But as we all know, Nabby does. To find out how 
*he* stacks up against the "choosing to live in a fantasy world believing his 
guru is respected" criterion, I searched for the most common tags applied to 
any reference to him on the Internet and found:

Benjamin CremeMaitreya world spiritual fraudphony false world messiahcharlatan
There were also wonderful quotes, such as:
"Creme is a marginalized figure even amongst his fellow New Age devotees; most 
likely because of his insistence upon an imminent appearance of a 
self-proclaimed Messiah."
"Creme was always at the outskirts of the Theosophical crowd, and hardly 
achieved anything of importance. For example, in his monumental work on the New 
Age, False Dawn, Lee Penn spends a total of a paragraph and a half (and two 
footnotes) discussing Benjamin Creme and his Share International (pp. 314, 418, 
462) – as basic an outline as possible. Likewise, esoteric scholar Wouter J. 
Hanegraaff, in his New Age Religion and Western Culture, devotes but one 
sentence on Creme (p. 101)."
And of course there is this wonderful description in the New York Observer, 
written by Ron Rosenbaum:
Long John is long gone, but Coast to Coast AM is there to keep you in touch 
with the night side of the culture that Long John first gave national voice to. 
You can still find that special undying brand of weirdness there. Updated, yes, 
and sometimes with the same kind of conspiracy theory you can find all over the 
Web, but still with room for iconic occult curiosities like Benjamin Creme, who 
appeared at 2 a.m. on a recent show. 

You know of Benjamin Creme, right, and his relation to Jesus, and you know 
about Benjamin Creme’s prophetic function in regard to the coming of the Super 
Fifth Degree Master and Teacher, the great and mighty all-powerful Maitreya, 
who outranks Jesus himself, right? 

Well, don’t feel bad if you don’t. To recognize the name Benjamin Creme, you 
probably have to be, as I am, an assiduous student of New Age rhetoric and 
literature (I believe in what Stephen Greenblatt first called a “poetics of 
culture” before it was renamed and mass-marketed to grad students as “the New 
Historicism”). Anyway, while following New Age trends and obsessions, I noticed 
that Benjamin Creme was always a little on the fringes of the New Age guru 
circuit, but the guy seemed to have staying power. 

He always seemed to turn up in the New Age lecture calendars, a 
distinguished-looking gentleman who had something to say about the Second 
Coming of the Christ. I recall something about Jesus having already come back, 
that he was living quietly in London, awaiting recognition. I somehow had the 
impression—mistaken, I now realize—that he was implicitly suggesting that he 
was Jesus (he lived in London). But I guess it was more a matter of him having 
inside info on the London Christ’s plans for revealing himself. 

It gets confusing, and I could be wrong, but after listening to his appearance 
on Coast to Coast AM recently, I got the impression that Benjamin Creme’s 
emphasis has shifted from Jesus to an entity called Maitreya, who outranks 
Jesus in the Ascended Master hierarchy. Benjamin Creme is apparently in 
“telepathic contact” with one of the Fourth Degree Masters and in sporadic 
contact with the Master of All Masters, this dude Maitreya, who’s planning to 
reveal himself and set us all straight so that all humanity will start caring 
and sharing like the great big family we all are. About time. 

I have to admit that listening to Benjamin Creme being interviewed by George 
Noory on Coast to Coast AM was a little frustrating. (Mr. Noory said that after 
Mr. Creme’s last appearance, a number of listeners called in to say they’d 
become physically ill afterward because they felt something coming through the 
radio. And there was some discussion of whether or not Maitreya might be the 

Mr. Creme was somewhat evasive about who the hell this Maitreya might be, what 
his deal is, why he doesn’t manifest himself already aside from sporadic 
appearances in other people’s bodies, like that time in Nairobi. (Mr. Creme’s 
Web site, in case you want to try to figure it out, is www.shareintl.org.) 

There was some dialogue on whether Maitreya had “suspended” his visits. Or 
whether he was coming “very soon,” and also what exactly he was coming for and 
why he was waiting. I mean, if we need help from a Teacher to get us caring and 
sharing, couldn’t he have shown up in, say, 1914? 

So there was a bit of vagueness, and I could see maybe this was the way 
Benjamin Creme had become such a perennial icon on the guru circuit for so 
long: He wasn’t giving a lot away. And as long as he just brings news of 
Maitreya’s imminent arrival but the Big Guy never shows up, Benjamin Creme is 
still The Man. 

But it just makes you wonder: What would it be like to be Benjamin Creme? It’s 
the old deception versus self-deception thing. You gotta admire the guy’s 
persistence, but out on the road, in the quiet of his Comfort Inn, does he feel 
like the Willy Loman of the guru circuit? 

      From: nablusoss1008 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 12:04 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Non-biological Intelligence
    A comment to be expected from the Turq. We all know that psychiatric wards 
are full of people being treated with psychofarma for having glimpses of higher 
states of consciousness they are not able to integrate in daily life. 
Experiences any real Sadhana will also give. The reason the Turq doesn't 
understand this is because he is a quitter that never did any Sadhana for any 
length of time in his entire life, instead choosing to live in a fantasy world 
believing his guru is "respected and welcomed by heads of state everywhere". 
I'm sure there is a diagnosis for such fantasies as well.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :

You realize, do you not, that you have just described yourself in a way that 
any psychiatrist in the world would diagnose as psychotic. 

When most people look at another person for a short time, the other person does 
not "disappear." 

Have you considered just having your vision checked?  :-)
  From: nablusoss1008 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 11:25 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Non-biological Intelligence
 "If you look into anything deeply enough, jr, it resolves into consciousness, 
literally. Try it"You don't even have to look very deeply. Looking at a person 
for some short time will make him disappear leaving a light, often golden or 
blue. In my experience the more evolved a person the quicker he disolves and 
the more interesting the light he leaves behind. And like you say it can be 
anything, only it takes a little longer for an ordinary object than humans to 

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