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Title:
Wayfarers : the spiritual journeys of Nicholas & Helena Roerich
Author:
Drayer, Ruth.
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Publication Information:
Las Cruces, NM : Bluwaters Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
287 pages, 10 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780964032170
Format :
Book

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Drayer recounts the travels, spiritual teachings, and peace initiatives of the Roerichs, two Russian artists and mystics who fled Russia in 1920. They traveled to remote areas of India, China, Mongolia, Tibet, and Siberia, seeking to establish a Buddhist spiritual country to promote world peace, at one point even receiving funds from President Roosevelt. Helena Roerich organized a school of mysticism, or Agni Yoga; her teachings were banned in Russia until Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika, but meanwhile her Agni Yoga books were translated into many languages. Both Roerichs believed in the power of the arts to enable peace and courageously sought to enact their vision. Drayer is an artist who has traveled extensively, interviewed Svetoslav N. Roerich (the Roerichs' son) in India, and done extensive research for this work; she is also the author of a book on numerology (The Power in Numbers). This work reads like a travelog, with an almost novelistic narrative style. Appealing to spiritual seekers as well as to those interested in travel narratives, it is recommended for large public and academic libraries.-Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Univ., Farmville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.