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5 The Beginning of Exile

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Nikolai Roerich moved to Sortavala in Karelia (Finland), together with his wife and sons, in the middle of May 1917, that is, two months after the outbreak of the February Revolution. The two most remarkable events of the Roerich's year and half stay in London were Elena Roerich's miraculous encounter with the mahatmas at Hyde Park and Nikolai's meeting a real Indian mahatma, Rabindranath Tagore. London was a very special place for theosophists. It was here, at Hyde Park, that Helena Blavatsky claimed to have been approached personally by her Teacher, Sahib or Mahatma, around 1852. The story recounted by Elena clearly demonstrates that there was actually no "encounter" as such, or verbal contact between her and the two strange looking Indians at Hyde Park. Many other weird phenomena accompanied the Roerichs' first séances in London.

Keywords: Elena Roerich; February revolution; Helena Blavatsky; Hyde Park; London; Nikolai Roerich; Rabindranath Tagore

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