It is the end of a civilization when those whose mission it is to lead the people seek only to please them.
… Artists lack the awareness of the role they can play in transforming humanity. They do not know how to make the most of the powers that Heaven has placed in them in order to awaken souls. They waste these powers. They play, they sing or they paint, but it is not to make beings evolve, it is to distract them, to flatter their desires, their whims, or to obtain money or glory.
In reality, if you are an artist, you must undertake a masterpiece that no one else can, a masterpiece so beautiful, so edifying, that it will propel hearts and souls towards the Lord, that by looking at it, everyone will feel an impulse towards perfection awakening in them. This is how initiates understand the mission of art: to lead human beings to Heaven, and not to hell, cacophony, disorder.
Izvor n° 223, Afterword