Benjamin Creme was born on December 5, 1922, and died on October 24, 2016.
He was a Scottish artist, author, esotericist, and editor of Share International magazine.
He asserted that the second coming prophesied by many religions will come in the form of Maitreya the World Teacher.
However, Maitreya is the name Buddhists use for the future Buddha, but Creme claimed that Maitreya was the teacher that all religions point towards and hope for.
There was many other names for him, according to Creme, are the Christ, the Imam Mahdi, Krishna, and the Messiah. Creme claimed Maitreya is the “Avatar for the Aquarian Age” and lived in London since 19 July 1977.
Creme began painting at around 13 years old, after he was inspired by the work of Rembrandt.
For him to be able to become a painter, Creme left school when he was sixteen.
Apparently at 14 years old, Creme says, he became interested in the occult, when he read With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel.
As of 1957 to 1959, he was the Vice-President of the Aetherius Society, a UFO religion based largely on Theosophy.
During 1958 Creme met George Adamski and Creme says he can personally vouch for the authenticity of Adamski’s UFO contacts.
Benjamin Creme passed away at 93 years old.