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by Nicolas Roerich, the veiled Sophia is surrounded by starlike disincarnate avatars of her wisdom, while below upon the earth, a pair of male and female mystics invoke her influence.

Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth. The Valar are divine beings below a greater, more ultimate Creator, Ilúvatar. Thus some equate the Valar of Middle-earth with saints and angels; thus Varda, in her role as the most loved and prayed-to Vala, may be an equivalent of the Virgin Mary in Tolkien's own Catholic faith.

Selene: Greek Goddess whose presence is felt when the moon is full. In the triple phase of womanhood, Selene is the fruitful mother at the Full Moon who stands proudly between the maiden Artemis at the Waxing Moon and the crone Hecate at the Waning Moon.

Николай Рерих Матерь Мира 1924

Николай Рерих Матерь Мира 1924

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Breaking the Vicious Circle, 1962. A female figure pulls apart a closed circle of "static knowledge" in the form of a knotted rope that encircles and constrains her, revealing a hidden world beneath her body. Flayed open at the chest by the strained effort of rupturing the "vicious circle," the figure exposes a world "beyond appearance" in which the bare branches of a wooden forest double as the veins and arteries of the human body.

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Order of Rigden Jyepo, Nicolás Roërich, 1933

A 140 años de su nacimiento, recordamos vida y obra del maestro Nicholas Roërich