"Again we go away beyond mail communication,
and wish to see all your work directed only into the future.

Directed toward those masses among whom art penetrates with such difficulty.
Toward universities, schools, the people’s and workers’ clubs,
libraries, village communities, railroad stations,
prisons, hospitals, orphan asylums.

There the new consciousness is growing.
There they await.

And creation is growing together with labor.

And all obstacles are only the birth of possibilities."


  • Roerich Nicholas. 'A Letter.' In Shambhala. © Copyright 1930.
Nicholas Roerich Museum. n.p. n.d. Web. Accessed October 16, 2012. <>.