A series of “Legends of Universe” is created on the basis of books «Cosmic legends of the East» and «Secret doctrine» by Helena Blavatsky.
The idea came up in 1997, when for the first time I read those books. In stanza of «Dzian Book» a line «…Seven inside, seven outside – a shining Egg tertiary in itself… » has caused an instant art association. There was a sensation of pulsation of an initial energy that is ready for separation of spirit from a matter; and image of “shining Egg”, already comprising simultaneously the supreme Trinity and material Quarter inside and in a condition of “Embryo” and «…outside… ».The moment of the greatest tension and power where time has no value, but continues its movement from within to the outer space.
On the basis of these impressions, the first artwork from the series was created, «Seven inside, seven outside … », followed by the other artworks.
The line from the “Book Dzian” described by E.P. Blavatskaya in “The Secret Doctrine”. The origin egg is shown on the picture – “…Three fall into Four…”, divine trine engages with the material quad, “Ray giving nature now consists of seven”; enclosed in the Universal egg pure energy is already prepared to involution from energy to matter, it has everything what is going to be revealed in the material Universe.
The soul which completely has exempted the terrestrial gravitation, suddenly sees and realizes boundlessness of space. She abandoned all terrestrial feelings long ago, and only boundless Joy, Surprise and Admiration have captured her self being…
The painting is created under L.V.Shaposhnikova’s description of the buddhist thanka «The map of a Shambhala» which she saw recovered in Northern India.
Spiral unwrapping following the Sun’s way of motion, symbolizes eternal movement and creative energy of Shambala. There is symbolic image of main Shambala’s tower in the center of the picture, around it there are ‘rocks and caves where the guardian spirits live’, the contrast colours symbolize four elements. Rocks, waterfalls, palaces, crystal columns, Lotus Garden and Cosmos Garden are covered with mountains giving way only to those who are called. The flaming river is surrounding the border; and there is a swastika and a tree with fiery flowers near the passage.
Certainly, this picture essentially differs in technics from Tibetan thankas, but I think that each artist should introduce new things into the world.
Irresistible gravitation draws the energy to the center of power, and gradually it is full. For some time in the fragile equilibrium of chaos the highest and the material energy are combined together. The explosion, giving birth to a new star, at the same time parts highest energy – Fohat nucleus – from the material cover visible for us.
According to ancient Indian philosophy, passing the Manvantara circle, the Universe is collapsing. The material is splitting getting from molecules enriched particles of pure energy of Fohat consolidating into single entity, highest energy essence of Parabrahman. All the Universe energy after fulfilling Manvantara circle stays in peace and balance during Pralaya.
The secret Shambala is a source of sacred Kalachakra (Time Wheel) doctrine. This is a teaching about harmonious structure of the Universe, unity of macro cosmos and micro cosmos, interaction of everything that is in the space. When in the center of the black square which symbolizes Pralaya (The Universe dream) the white spot-light of Atman appears, the secret and eternal law of Life origin and spreading comes into action. The Time Wheel begins it’s spin as the Ashavatha tree starts to grow its branches down. The spirit inhabits the matter and laws of Universe development start to act, creation spreads into infinity. The Life extension, change of Kalps and Yugs is associated with a spinning colored wheel. In Tibet and India god Kalachakra is represented multiarmed and his arms make the Time Weel arms.
The painting is devoted to Helena Roerich, she has described the funeral ceremony of Atlants named “Silent cover”. The body wrapped in cloth impregnated with eucalypt oil was placed on special pedestal. Then the body was covered with inwrought cloth colored according to aura of passed person. Thick layer of flower and petals was spread on top and seven lamps of seven rainbow colors were placed round the cover. In three days the body was burned in fire. Helena Roerich wrote that Atlants knew sequence of body shells separation when person was leaving his material existence. The mankind is at the threshold of the cosmic consciousness, and probably the scientific awareness of life and death would be next step towards it. The Doctrine of Live Ethic has been given to the World through Helena Roerich, and her achievements as a bearer of highest energies is a deed of planetary level.