By Chase Kyla Hunter 01.01.2010
In the early 1980s I walked into a new age bookstore in Colorado Springs, old “Colorado City” to be exact, and posted on the bulletin board was the tear sheet of a full page newspaper announcement boasting:
“The Christ Has Returned and Is Living in London” – the ad had been placed in New York Times, and also in the Wall Street Journal. I chuckled, thinking to myself, …well this must be the new spiritual “flavor of the week” in new age circles: Maitreya – Jesus returned and now living in London…right. And that would make me the Queen of England I guess.
I paused and reflected that the Jesus I knew most likely would not have chosen London as his place of waiting. I wondered what the fuss was all about for just a few seconds, then went on my way and forgot all about it.
Long since jaded by what I had already seen in my travels, I considered it just one more piece of kooked out spiritual hogwash, not unlike some of the outrageous statements being made at the time by Ramtha, Shirley MacLaine, David Spangler, or any of the rest of the international new age cliche that always showed up at the same retreats, at the same time, speaking about the Aquarian Age. One could attend one of these new age events in any of several dozen cities anywhere at any time for about $200-$450 for a weekend of non-stop schmoozing and shoulder rubbing with a dozen or so of the hottest new age celebrities on the speaking tour circuit. Every wealthy bored housewife west of the Mississippi knew everything about all of these speakers and their beliefs. The new age movement was in it’s heyday. I assumed that “Maitreya” was the new spiritual soup du jour on the new age lecture circuit.
That was more than 20 years ago. I had already been “investigating” the new age movement for a good ten years by then, and I was in my early 30s. The world certainly did not seem to be grinding to a halt over this full page newspaper announcement. It should have been pretty huge news, you know, Christ returns to earth, is living in hiding in London. So where were the news stories, the TV cameras, the CNN news vans, you know:
We fast forward to 2008 and the UK Telegraph’s mysterious internet articles by Mick Brown. In essence, Mick wrote that a modern “star of Bethlehem” would soon herald a Christmas Miracle – the Return of the Christ, the World Teacher – the cosmic man who would fulfill the messianic prophecies of every world religion: Maitreya.
Oh yeah, that guy. Wow. He sure has been waiting along time. Doesn’t it beg the question: Just exactly what has “Maitreya” been doing living in hiding in London all these years? I sure wanted to know by now.
So, for new blog guests, I am not new to the “Maitreya” story. I am simply picking up the trail again after catching first sight of the genesis of his international fraud over 20 years ago. I genuinely fear that soon in late 2010 all traces of dissenting views against Maitreya may be scrubbed off the web under an international police state, so while I can, I intend to collect and archive as much research about his global apostasy as I can.
That’s what the site is for. I want for everyone, Christians, atheists, Muslims, agnostics, and persons from every religious faith to have a source of information and facts about Maitreya that do come from the mainstream media, or from his many “public relations” websites, which are devoted to “selling” him to the world.
This page will evolve overtime – but that is the 25 words or less. Feel free to re-post anything you locate here, keeping the content, authorship, source and web link-back intact. BUT: If I find you trying to make a buck off this research, I will come after you with my wealth and my army of lawyers and mow you down. So do not do it. This is a free labor of love and let’s keep it that way, ok? Great. Blessed be.