On Friday evening, August 16 at 7:30PM, to celebrate the release of our fourth book collaboration, Dr. Gard Jameson and I will be speaking at the Philosophical Research Library in Los Feliz. We are encouraging the Myth Salon and Pacifica communities to attend our presentation first – to become acquainted with Nicholas Roerich and second, with the continued high level of programming at the Philosophical Research Society.
If you haven’t been to PRS yet, you’re in for a big treat! Here’s the link to our talk:
Essentially, it’s a freebee, although modest donations to PRS are certainly appreciated.
Gard’s book – The Peace Pilgrim Pictures – A Meditation on the Spiritual Journey takes a deep look at the life, art and mystical influence of Nicholas Roerich –an artist, world peace advocate, philosopher, and a major occult figure of the early 20th century. If you’ve been to a world heritage site, such as the Taj Mahal, you’ve experienced the hand of Nicholas Roerich in creating communion and global peace.
Long before the legends of Indiana Jones, Roerich left his native Russia for Tibet and India on a quest to pursue Shambhala, ultimately settling in New York City where on Manhattan’s westside, he built a mammoth complex where he cultivated a vibrant community of spiritual thinkers, mystics and world political figures – all the while churning out paintings that evoked the human quest to realize enlightenment through engagement in the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas. “A self-styled cultural ambassador,” Mitch Horowitz writes in Occult America, Roerich became the guru of Vice President Henry Wallace – influencing the creation of the World Heritage sites through the Roerich Peace Pact and the re-design of the American one-dollar bill to include the pyramid and the all-seeing eye. He became affiliated with Manly Palmer Hall, the founder of the Philosophical Research Society – and for decades since, a statue of Nicholas Roerich has graced the PRS Library and will serve as a backdrop for Gard’s talk about the art, wisdom and spiritual legacy of this influential figure.
We hope to see you at PRS on Friday, August 16 – 7:30PM in the library at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz.