Helena Roerich & Agni Yoga

World War II intervenes

“Between 1924 and 1939, a further body of teachings – the Agni Yoga teachings – was given through another Russian disciple, Helena Roerich. These Ageless Wisdom teachings are the means by which humanity is kept informed of its essential divinity and of its journey of evolution toward perfection.” (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s Mission, Vol.III, p.347.)
    “When I began my exoteric work in 1919, I had not expected to be frustrated by the second world war, or rather by the final phase of World War I. The Hierarchy had hoped that the lesson had been severe enough to force those changes which were essential to the future of mankind. As I have often told you, the Hierarchy – because of the divine principle of free will in humanity – cannot foretell how men will act in times of crisis...” (The Master DK through Alice A. Bailey (1957), The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p.636.)
    “The Agni Yoga teachings were intended primarily to alert the disciples to the dangers of the coming [Second] World War, and to galvanize them into constructive action in line with Hierarchical intention but are not seen, by Hierarchy, as having been successful in doing this.” (Benjamin Creme (1993), Maitreyas Mission Vol.II, p.549)