Someone was asking who is Maitreya.
Maitreya is a name that is given to a Buddha. (Buddha appears to be the Sanskrit translation of Angel). Maitreya appears in the Krishna story, about
5000 years ago. He is recognised by Krishna as another aspect of Himself.
According to the Esoteric traditions (Bailey, Blavatsky et al), Maitreya is a high degree initiate in the Angelic Hierarchy, and is an immortal being,
able to incarnate directly into a physical form at will. So he's a bit like Doctor Who. He also has a partner, Tara (Tardis?)..
Anyway, there are a couple of modern-day contenders for the post of Maitreya, one is supposedly channelled by a man called Benjamin Creme, from the
80's or 90's onwards. Here is his website
And there is also a man who was born into the Blackfoot tribe in 1951, who has been recognised by many people as Maitreya, and also recognised by many
Tibetan monks as a Tulku (a reincarnated Master of Wisdom).
He has a website so you can check it out for yourself: Buddha Maitreya Website
So who is Maitreya? In western terms, he is the reappearance of the Ancient of Days, an immortal being who is responsible for the planet, also known
as the Buddha, the Christ, the Imam Mahadi, or simply "The Coming One". This includes the Jesus incarnation, which is one of very many, but which
marks his ascension to 6th degree initiation.
Some Buddhist traditions seem to place Maitreya's return about 500 years in the future, but there we are...
As to whether he is alien or not, well, I hold the belief that our galaxy is seeded with many races, but that they are mostly humanoid, and that you
would not know the difference. I believe that Jesus was human in form, but on a higher level of evolution, but still vulnerable to torture and pain,
but less judgemental, and hey, isn't that where we should be going, away from hatred and war? and towards .. what?