I found out about the painter via this YouTube video about the Apocryphon of John, he’s the guy who did the background image:
Then I found this website dedicated to him and it has a gallery of his work:
Then months go by and I’m listening to this Jay Weidner video about hollow earth, and he made the claim that FDR sent Roerich to Tibet to investigate Shambhala. I get different answers as to what Shambhala is when I search it, but Jay in the video says that it’s, according to legend, a location where there’s an entrance to the hollow earth. Other things I’ve found don’t seem to go that far but that’s what Jay said.
They get into Antarctica as well.
So I started looking into this Roerich connection to FDR and I found this article, which goes more into his history and apparently his connection to FDR was through Henry Wallace (future FDR VP). He has connections to Blavatsky and a lot of other big names back then.
This video is interesting because he not only gives an explanation as to how our ancestors would have worshipped, but he also goes through some etymological analysis to show you how certain towns, lakes, rivers, words, etc. in Europe are named after different aspects of their pagan beliefs. For example, Wednesday being Woden's Day (Odin) and various other examples.
Survive The Jive is a great channel for anyone interested in European history, ancestry, and pre-Christian mythology and beliefs:
The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda (Icelandic: Snorra Edda) or, historically, simply as Edda, is an Old Norse textbook written in Iceland during the early 13th century. The work is often assumed to have been to some extent written, or at least compiled, by the Icelandic scholar, lawspeaker, and historian Snorri Sturluson c. 1220. It is considered the fullest and most detailed source for modern knowledge of Norse mythology, the body of myths of the North Germanic peoples, and draws from a wide variety of sources, including versions of poems that survive into today in a collection known as the Poetic Edda.