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Encyclopedia > Nicholas Roerich
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Nicholas Roerich, (October 9, 1874 - December 13, 1947) also known as Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (Russian: Николай Константинович Рёрих), was a Russian painter and spiritual teacher. He was the father of Tibetologist George Roerich (a.k.a. Yuri Roerich) and artist Svetoslav Roerich. Nicholas and his wife Helena Roerich were co-founders of the theosophical Agni Yoga Society. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x637, 143 KB) Description = Guests from Overseas (1899) Nicholas Roerich File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rurik Varangians Nicholas Roerich Talk:Main Page User talk:HappyUser/Main... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x637, 143 KB) Description = Guests from Overseas (1899) Nicholas Roerich File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rurik Varangians Nicholas Roerich Talk:Main Page User talk:HappyUser/Main... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Guru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Svetoslav Roerich (1904-January 9, 1993) Russian painter, son of Nicholas Roerich, studied from a young age under his fathers tutelage. ... Helena Roerich (1879-1954) was born in Russia on February 12, 1879. ... Theosophy, literally god-wisdom (Greek: θεοσοφία theosophia), designates several bodies of ideas. ... Agni Yoga, also called the Teaching of Living Ethics or (in Russian) the Zhivaya Etica, is an esoteric teaching founded by the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (Nikolai Konstantinovitch Rerikh) and his highly adept empathic wife, Helena Roerich (Elena Ivanovna Rerikh). ...


Born in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg, Russia to the family of a well-to-do notary public, he lived around the world until his death in Punjab, India. Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his interests lay in literature, philosophy, archaeology and especially art. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ... A lawyer, according to Blacks Law Dictionary, is a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law. ... Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek: αρχαίος, archaios, combining form in Latin archae-, ancient; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). ...

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Early life

In his early life Nicholas Roerich (Ukrainian: Микола Костянтинович Реріх) had close ties to Ukraine and Ukrainian culture. Influenced by such prominent Ukrainian sympathizers of his time as Taras Shevchenko, Nikolai Gogol, and Nikolay Kostomarov, he had prized Kostomarov's influential book of poems Kobzar as one of his favorite books. [1]. Roerich took his first painting classes in the same class with Shevchenko. Between 1903 and 1906 Roerich's drafts for Pokrova were implemented in the Kyiv region, in the 1910 mosaic for Troyicky cathedral in the famous Pechersk Lavra. Taras Shevchenko Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: ) (March 9, 1814 [O.S. February 25] – March 10, 1861 [O.S. February 26]) was a Ukrainian poet, also an artist and a humanist. ... Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian: ; IPA: ; Ukrainian: ) (April 1, 1809 — March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. ... Nikolai Ivanovich Kostomarov (Russian: ; Ukrainian: ) (May 16, 1817, vil. ... A kobzar (kобзар in Ukrainian) was a Ukrainian wandering bard of Cossack times, who played a stringed instrument called a kobza to accompany the recitation of epic dumas. ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... Roofs of the Holy Trinity Church Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, 1890s Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ), also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is an ancient cave monastery in Kiev. ...


Roerich's stage-designs for the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, given in Paris in 1913, and based on ancient Russian motifs, were highly innovative and influential. They were an important element in the success and the scandal of this epochal musical event. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Igor Fëdorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian composer, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th-century music. ... The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du printemps (Russian: Весна священная, Vesna svjaščennaja) is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


America

He first visited New York City in 1920. After touring the United States, he and his wife settled in the city, founding the Master Institute of the United Arts. They also joined various theosophical societies and their activities in these groups dominated their lives. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


The Roerich American Expedition

After leaving New York, the Roerichs - together with their son George and six friends - went on the five-year long 'Roerich American Expedition' that, in Roerich's own words: "started from Sikkim through Punjab, Kashmir, Ladakh, the Karakoram Mountains, Khotan, Kashgar, Qara Shar, Urumchi, Irtysh, the Altai Mountains, the Oryot region of Mongolia, the Central Gobi, Kansu, Tsaidam, and Tibet" with a detour through Siberia to Moscow in 1926. Between the Summer of 1927 and June of 1928 the expedition was thought to be lost, since all contact from them ceased for a year. They had been attacked in Tibet and only the "Superiority of our firearms prevented bloodshed. ... In spite of our having Tibet passports, the expedition was forcibly stopped by Tibetan authorities". The Expedition was detained by the government for five months, and forced to live in tents in sub-zero conditions and to subsist on meagre rations. Five men of the expedition died at this time. In March of 1928 they were allowed to leave Tibet, and trekked south to settle in India, where they founded a research center, the Himalayan Research Institute.


His cultural work

In 1929 Nicholas Roerich was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the University of Paris. (He received a second nomination in 1935.) His concern for peace led to his creation of the Pax Cultura, the "Red Cross" of art and culture. His work in this area also led the United States and the twenty other members of the Pan-American Union to sign the Roerich Pact on April 15, 1935 at the White House. The Roerich Pact is an early international instrument protecting cultural property. Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize Image:Nobel-medal. ... The Sorbonne, Paris, in a 17th century engraving The historic University of Paris (French: ) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganised as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). ... Pax Cultura or cultural peace is the motto of the art protection movement founded by Nicholas Roerich. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Organization of American States (OAS; OEA in the other three official languages) is an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA. Its members are the 35 independent nations of the Americas. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...

Saint Panteleimon the Healer, 1916.
Saint Panteleimon the Healer, 1916.

U.S. Vice-President Henry A. Wallace was a frequent correspondent and sometime follower of Roerich's teachings, which caused some controversy when Wallace ran for President in 1948 and portions of the letters were printed by Hearst Newspapers columnist Westbrook Pegler. Image File history File linksMetadata Panteleimon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Panteleimon. ... Saint Pantaleon (Panteleimon), counted in the West among the late-medieval Fourteen Holy Helpers and in the East as one of the Holy Unmercenary Healers, was a martyr of Nicomedia in Bithynia during the Diocletian persecution of 303 AD. According to the martyrologies, Pantaleon was the son of a rich... Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–45), the 11th Secretary of Agriculture (1933–40), and the 10th Secretary of Commerce (1945–46). ... --207. ... Westbrook Pegler (2 August 1894 - 24 June 1969) was a United States journalist and writer. ...


His legacy

Today, the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City is the artistic center of Roerich's work. Numerous Roerich societies continue to promote his theosophical teachings worldwide. His painting can be seen in several museums including the Roerich Department of the State Museum of Oriental Arts in Moscow; the Roerich Museum at the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow; the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; a collection in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; a collection in the Art Museum in Novosibirsk, Russia; a collection in the Art Museum in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; the Roerich Hall Estate in Kullu Valley, Himachal-Pradesh (India); in various art museums in India; and a selection featuring several of his larger works in The Latvian National Museum of Art. Located at 319 West 107th Street in Manhattans Upper West Side, between West End and Riverside. ... State Tretyakov Gallery (2006) The State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian: , Russian: ), in Moscow, Russia, is the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Location of Novosibirsk in Russia and the Oblast Coordinates: Oblast Novosibirsk  - Mayor Vladimir Gorodetskiy Area    - City 447. ... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ), colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


A recent source of information about the spiritual journeys of Nicholas and Helena Roerich is a book called "Nicholas & Helena Roerich, The Spiritual Journey of Two Great Artists & Peacemakers" by Ruth Drayer. Also see Jacqueline Decter's biography, "Messenger of Beauty"; Kenneth Archer, "Nicholas Roerich: East and West"; and scholarly articles by John McCannon, as well as his "Searching for Shambhala," in the magazine "Russian Life."


Later developments have shown that Roerich tried to begin a new country made up of parts of Tibet, Mongolia, China and Russia. His wife, Mme. Helena Roerich wrote a book detailing how such a country should be governed by N. Roerich. Called "The Leader," it has been translated from Russian into English by Gleb Drobychev and Gurt Wilson.


Roerich's UFO sighting

During his travels in northern China, Roerich describes a strange sighting in his travel diary on August 5, 1926: is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

We were in our camp in the Kukonor district not far from the Humboldt Chain. In the morning about half-past nine some of our caravaneers noticed a remarkably big black eagle flying above us. Seven of us began to watch this unusual bird. At the same moment another of our caravaneers remarked, "There is something far above the bird." And he shouted in his astonishment. We all saw, in a direction from north to south, something big and shiny reflecting the sun like a huge oval moving at great speed. Crossing our camp this thing changed in its direction from south to southwest. And we saw how it dissappeared in the intense blue sky. We even had time to take our field glasses and saw quite distinctly an oval form with a bright surface, one of which was brilliant from the sun[1]

See also

Theosophy


Category:Theosophy
Founders of the T. S.

Helena Blavatsky
William Quan Judge
Henry Steel Olcott Agni Yoga, also called the Teaching of Living Ethics or (in Russian) the Zhivaya Etica, is an esoteric teaching founded by the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (Nikolai Konstantinovitch Rerikh) and his highly adept empathic wife, Helena Roerich (Elena Ivanovna Rerikh). ... Pax Cultura or cultural peace is the motto of the art protection movement founded by Nicholas Roerich. ... Theosophy, literally god-wisdom (Greek: θεοσοφία theosophia), designates several bodies of ideas. ... Helena Blavatsky Helena Petrovna Hahn (also Hélène) (July 31, 1831 (O.S.) (August 12, 1831 (N.S.)) - May 8, 1891 London), better known as Helena Blavatsky (Russian: ) or Madame Blavatsky, born Helena von Hahn, was a founder of the Theosophical Society. ... William Quan Judge (1851-March 22, 1896 New York) was one of the founders of the original Theosophical Society. ... Colonel Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907), founder and first president of the Theosophical Society, is well-known as the first prominent person of Western descent to make a formal conversion to Buddhism. ...

Personalities

Theosophists

Mysticism

Theosophical mysticism

Organisations

Theosophical Society
TS Adyar · TS Pasadena · ULT
The Theosophical Society was the organization formed to advance the spiritual doctrines and altruistic living known as Theosophy. ... The Theosophical Society - Adyar is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875. ... The Theosophical Society (Pasadena) is a successor organization to the original Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others in 1875. ... The United Lodge of Theosophists, or ULT, was founded in 1909 by a disgruntled Theosophical Society member, Robert Crosbie (1849-1919). ...

Theosophical texts

Isis Unveiled
The Key to Theosophy
Mahatma Letters
The Secret Doctrine
The Voice of the Silence
More... Isis Unveiled, a master-key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology, published in 1877, was Helena Petrovna Blavatskys first major book. ... The title of a popular book by Helena P. Blavatsky first published in 1889 and still in print today, expounding the principles of theosophy in a readable question-and-answer manner. ... The Mahatma Letters are letters that were supposedly written by the mystical theosophical Mahatmas to certain theosophists. ... The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in 1888, is Helena P. Blavatskys magnum opus. ... The Voice of the Silence is a book by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. ...

Other topics

Agni Yoga · Anthroposophy ·
Esotericism Agni Yoga, also called the Teaching of Living Ethics or (in Russian) the Zhivaya Etica, is an esoteric teaching founded by the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (Nikolai Konstantinovitch Rerikh) and his highly adept empathic wife, Helena Roerich (Elena Ivanovna Rerikh). ... Anthroposophy, also called spiritual science, is a spiritual philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner,[1] which states that anyone who conscientiously cultivates sense-free thinking can attain experience of and insights into the spiritual world. ... Look up Esotericism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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  1. ^ Nicholas Roerich, Altai-Himalaya: A Travel Diary, pp. 361-62.

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Nicholas Roerich, painter, archeologist, writer, lawyer and peace builder was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 9, 1874.
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