1932-10-10 the arts
USBN #73 - May 1933 - page 7
Mrs. Clara Weir of Hollywood has received a letter from the Guardian.....
[Last spring Mrs. Weir staged a "Pageant of Nations" .... lines ...selected by
Mrs. Weir from "The Promulgation of Universal Peace".]
"Shoghi Effendi was very much interested to learn of the success of the
'Pageant of Nations' which you produced. He sincerely hopes that all those who
attended it were inspired by the same spirit that animated you while arranging it.
"It is through such presentations that we can arouse the interest of the
greatest number of people in the spirit of the Cause. That day will the Cause
spread like wildfire when its spirit and teachings are presented on the stage or
in art and literature as a whole. Art can better awaken such noble sentiments than
cold rationalizing, especially among the mass of the people.
"We have to wait only a few years to see how the spirit breathed by
Baha'u'llah will find expression in the work of the artists. What you and some
other Baha'is are attempting, are only faint rays that precede the effulgent light
of a glorious morn. We cannot yet estimate the part the Cause is destined to play
in the life of society. We have to give it time. The material this spirit has to
mould is too crude and unworthy, but it will at last give way and the Cause of
Baha'u'llah will reveal itself in its full splendor."