Maitreya manifests crosses of light
by Carrol Joy
Accounts of the first crosses of
light, following Benjamin Creme’s statement that Maitreya would begin
a series of manifestations in light in different parts of the world.
Some weeks ago Benjamin Creme’s Master told him
that Maitreya would soon begin a series of manifestations in light in
different parts of the world. Signs of the cross would appear
On 26 May we received information from Patricia Pitchon’s contact
close to Maitreya that Maitreya has manifested the sign of the Cross
in light on the window of a house in Louisiana, USA. This sign was
seen by thousands of people who crowded round the house. Many people
there have understood as a consequence of this experience that the
Christ can be ‘reached ’ through this Cross.
At the time of writing 12 such manifestations have occurred in the Los
Angeles area. Tara Center co-worker Mona LaVine was a witness to some
of these appearances.
Last weekend,” the Pasadena Star News (Southern California) reported
on 27 May , “residents reported seeing a cross shining through a
bathroom of an apartment in El Monte.” This was, the paper pointed
out, the second cross sighting in El Monte in a week. “More than 3,500
people saw the cross... On Thursday, El Monte police barricaded the
street to prevent congestion from cars. People started arriving at 10
am; by 9 pm hundreds remained outside the home. They were allowed
inside the front gates in small groups and directed to the proper spot
for a look. The lighted cross was the same as the first — shining
brightly from a bathroom window”.
After reading this article in the Pasadena Star News Mona LaVine, a
founder and Board member of Tara Center in Los Angeles, decided to go
and see the phenomenon for herself. Tara Center is a non-profit
organization in Los Angeles that co-ordinates the American tours of
Benjamin Creme and publishes and makes available information on the
Reappearance of the Christ. The site of the first of these recent
crosses of light, an apartment in El Monte, was occupied by a young
mother of three children, Margaret Romero.
The cross in the window was first noticed on Friday 20 May, she said,
by her husband as he walked across the driveway towards their front
door. What he and the people who have since flocked to the apartment
saw, LaVine saw too: “A cross of a pale golden light — and simply
beautiful”. It seemed not to be on the window itself but some distance
back from the window, like a hologram. “We were outside, and at first
we observed it from about 20 feet away. As we walked away from the
window the cross seemed to expand; as we came closer it seemed to get
smaller, though if you stand right next to the window and look inside,
the cross seems to be inside the room and looks much larger — maybe
four by three feet...
It is an even-armed cross. The vertical line spreads outwards at each
end, and there are two small shafts of light emerging from the
vertical line above and below the center of the cross, pointing
towards the ends. The horizontal line is about double the width of the
vertical line and slightly shorter in length. Like the vertical line,
it also spreads wider at the ends. A diamond shape connects the cross
a few inches from the ends”.
Margaret Romero explained that the cross appears on her bathroom
window when she turns on the bare light bulb above the bathroom sink.
When the light is out, the cross disappears. “From inside the bathroom
itself,” said LaVine, “the cross can’t be seen at all: you have to be
outside, looking in, to see it.” “The window,” she continued, “is
about five feet away from the sink, above the bathtub/shower area.
Margaret told us that two glass companies have come out to check the
window. One man, who had worked with glass windows for 30 years, told
her he had never seen anything like it and could not explain it”.
Ms Romero has changed the light bulb several times. Mona LaVine: “She
even had the glass replaced by a neighbor’s window, but the cross
keeps shining. She told me that when water is poured over the window
the cross becomes very much smaller and the lines become sharper. She
demonstrated this right before my eyes. The lighted cross suddenly
reduced to about one third its size and its outline was much more
There have been some changes in the lives of the Romero family since
the cross appeared. “At first,” Margaret Romero admitted, “I was
really anxious and nervous about it. But since then hundreds of people
have come to see it and I can see that it has brought them closer to
Christ. Now I believe it is a good sign. I feel happy that it is
here.” Romero has found, she says, a degree of patience she never had
before, and when asked if she had any regrets she answered, “I have no
regrets about it. I believe it is a blessing”. A neighbor agreed: “I
think it is some kind of miracle from God because I have been
suffering for a long time and now all the pain in my body is gone.”
According to Ms Romero, there are now 12 crosses around the Los
Angeles area. In addition to the two others in El Monte, she said,
there are more in Baldwin Park, Montebello, La Puente and East Los
Angeles — most of which are Spanish-speaking communities.
LaVine next visited the other two sites in El Monte. “The second house
was about five minutes away. There the identical cross was in the
window, the only difference being that at the top of the cross there
seemed to be a brilliant sphere of light. As I had done with Margaret
Romero I shared my story of the reappearance of the Christ with one of
the onlookers, and said He is here for all people, regardless of their
religion or their lack of faith. ‘Of course,’ she replied, ‘In the
Bible it refers to one shepherd, one flock’ ” .
At the third house, the image was virtually the same as at the other
two: evenarmed crosses connected by a diamond. “The resident said her
priest thought it was God trying to tell us something”. Commented
LaVine: “I thought so too.”
From the July/August
1988 issue of Share International