True Story of Two 20th Century Artists Who Sought Peace
Through Art, Brought Their Dreams to America, and Laid
the Groundwork to Create a Buddhist Country Around Siberia.
by Corinne McLaughlin, Co-Author of Builders of the
Dawn and Spiritual Politics
Ruth A. Drayer brings to light many unknown facts concerning two Russian
visionaries and their connection with America. The true account
of charismatic Nicholas Roerich, who produced over 7,000 paintings
and his mystical wife, Helena, author of the Agni Yoga series.
Moving to New York City during the Roaring Twenties they built
a 27-story skyscraper, the Master Institute of United Arts, the
first school to teach all of the arts under one roof. The innovative
school attracted artists from across America including Marsden
Hartley, Deems Taylor and Rockwell Kent.
to create a Buddhist country around Siberia, Mongolia
and the Gobi from 1924-28, the couple courageously crossed
the remote and dangerous regions of India and Asia. They
searched for signs of the sacred Buddhist site, Shambhala,
for Maitreya (the Coming Buddha), whose presence would
signal the New Era of peace and for ancient relics and
books hidden in crypt libraries and caves in the Gobi.
Six years after this effort failed, President F. D. Roosevelt
and the Department of Agriculture funded a second try.
first book to interweave the Roerichs' spiritual teachings
with their fascinating travels. A must for artists, students
of yoga, spirituality and metaphysics, historians and
anyone who searches and seeks for truth. Contains: 2
maps. 44 photos. 11 seldom-seen color prints from Russia.
presents her readers with an absorbing view and fascinating
account of the lives of these two remarkable 20th Century
figures whose work continues to echo powerfully in our
The Theosophical Society
52 page Spanish/ English e-Book: Beauty—Nicholas Roerich's Vision for the Future. Includes reproductions of art by Nicholas Roerich and Ruth Drayer. The e-book was created in Spain by Ediciones S.R, and was translated into Spanish by Leonardo O. Amaral.
7" X 9"
312 pages including
45 black & white photos,
and 12 color illustrations.