In 1943, during the Second World War, Norman Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms series. (In addition to Freedom from Want were Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, and Freedom from Fear). That same year a fire in his studio destroyed numerous original paintings.
Norman Rockwell’s works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. He is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for over 4 decades.
He considered “Freedom of Speech” the best of the four. Rockwell was a prolific artist, producing over 4,000 original works. He went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor in 1977.
A message from the Ascended Master Paul the Venetian who served the culture of the world as the artist Paolo Veronese:
I remember when Norman Rockwell came to me at inner levels to study in my etheric retreat. And I remember as I counseled him to show the Christ in the American people, in everyday scenes of humor, humility, wonder, togetherness, heroism. And all these have been treasured, remembered, and valued highly because something of the spirit of the Christ image that is become an image of America came through his work.
A unique artist, one devoted to the inherent qualities and identity of the individual. As his perception of the Christ was, so was his painting the capturing of unique moments. You might examine that work to find in each painting what is the glimmer, however great or faint, of some aspect of the individual reaching for the Higher Self.”
© CUT Vol. 27 No. 3 Jan. 15, 1984
This Master is the Chohan or great teacher of the third ray of God’s consciousness. Each of the Seven Rays has a great teacher who is the tutor of souls evolving along that line or discipline. As souls step into the accelerated spiritual path, each one is seen, guided and taught by a spiritual teacher on the “inner” planes of consciousness. Treasure the path and the Teacher.