WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, "LORD" MAITREYA?
by Albert James Dager
Last year, April 25, the world was stunned by the announcement in
some twenty major newspapers that "The Christ is Now Here." Large ads,
placed by an occultic New Age organization called Tara Center,
generated tremendous apprehension--even fear--in the hearts of many.
Its promise that this "christ" for our age--"Lord Maitreya"
(pronounced MY-TRAY-UH)--would appear within two months to guide
mankind into a new era of peace, prosperity, and brotherhood. It had
the earmarks of biblical prophecy regarding the anti-Christ.
Our subsequent rebuttal in concert with Church by the Sea
(Huntington Beach, CA) appeared in the LOS ANGELES TIMES the following
week, May 2, scripturally defining the only true Christ--Jesus--and
His Second Coming. In our full-page ad we pointed out that anyone else
who would pretend to christhood is at least one among many
anti-Christs, if not THE anti- Christ. Our ad, also, generated pockets
of interest worldwide and opened the door for no small amount of
Since that time, with the failure of Maitreya to appear as
predicted, many have been asking what has become of him and his
followers. Our most recent issue of MEDIA SPOTLIGHT includes an update
to our orininal, 14,000-word special report on Maitreya, his chief
apostle Benjamin Creme (KREHM), and the Tara Centers.
In our further investigations we found that discouragement has
taken a considerable toll among the ranks of Maitreya's disciples.
Many financial supporters of the Tara Center have withdrawn their
backing. In addition, the centers have had to close their New York
office while consolidating their two Los Angeles offices into one.
Their five paid staff members have had to seek other employment. In
short, the controversy has subsided considerably, and the efforts of
Maitreya's followers to aid in his appearance seemingly have come to a
But in spite of the gloomy outlook from their point of view, there
is still much optimism among the ranks of "the faithful in Maitreya."
And lest Christians think the whole incident laughable, we should
remember that the Tara Center is only one of a network of over 10,000
New Age organizations still working for the establishment of a
one-world government under the spiritual direction of certain
"Ascended Masters"--men who have supposedly advanced up the
evolutionary scale to a higher spiritual plane.
For those who may have never heard of these developments, or who
would like to learn more, we offer our original six- teen- page
report, IS ANTI-CHRIST HERE? A BIBLICAL LOOK AT BENJAMIN CREME'S "LORD
MAITREYA." An update, "Where Have You Gone 'Lord' Maitreya?" was
published in conjunction with a review of the movie, E.T. in the
latest issue of MEDIA SPOT-LIGHT. Included with a 14,000-word report
are copies of the Tara Center ad and a rebuttal.
A few copies of both publications are still available from:
P.O. Box 1288
Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
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