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"Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« on: May 22, 2008, 10:28:56 AM »
Has anyone here read these books? They are wildly popular in Russia/Ukraine. Some of my Russian-speaking friends have told me how powerfully compelling they find these stories. Many believe the stories to be true and  are certain that Anastasia is a real person.

http://www.ringingcedars.com/
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 03:57:59 PM »
The amazon reviews are pretty dubious.

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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 07:04:50 PM »
^^Very dubious.  But when you consider that Anastasia is a 39yr old woman raised by wild animals, but who seems capable of carrying on a conversation (apparently in Russian?) without interrupted moments of howling at the moon, this stuff seems fairly lucid (albeit in a new-agey kinda way).

“Reality, Vladimir, must be defined only through one’s self. Every Man living on the Earth today is
capable of seeing into the lives of people thousands of years ago, of looking into the future, and of creating
his own future. All have this tremendous ability within themselves. It just needs to be understood.
Once it is understood, then nobody can lead them away from the truth. People will come into harmony
with each other, and endless warfare will cease.
“A lot of efforts have been made to distort past reality. The possibility of distortion arises when Man
abandons his own reasoning powers and forms constructs of the past based on somebody else’s words
and conclusions.”

Hug a tree, have some granola and enjoy as you float right out of reality! :D
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 07:58:50 PM »
The "transcendant sex" part in the amazon review just sounds wacky. And when you go to the website they go out of their way to make it appear that the characters could be real without actually saying that they are.

Then there is that complete farse of Tom Brown Jr.'s her in the US. "Grandfather" wasn't really a person. He was a literary tool.

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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 08:26:44 PM »
It looks like we're of the same opinion on this one...

I know university-educated Russians who swear that Anastasia is a real person, and that these books make more sense to them than Christianity....
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 08:30:27 PM »
I was under the impression that Anastasia assumed that the real Anastasia escaped from her family's annihilation by Lenin's killing squads and lived out the rest of her life in the wilderness among the animals who protected her from Lenin.

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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 09:25:21 PM »
It looks like we're of the same opinion on this one...

I know university-educated Russians who swear that Anastasia is a real person, and that these books make more sense to them than Christianity....

That's probably because they are seeking a spiritual experience, but they might not recognise it as that and even if they did they probably wouldn't contenance Christianity because of its "checkered" history and what are perceived as judgemental attitudes.

There is a positive aspect to any pagan belief system and C.S. Lewis considered paganism a kind of sister religion to Christianity, seeing it as a necessary link to the "myth turned reality" of Christianity. And, of course, we see that in the New Testament. St Dionysius in Acts was, before hearing the words of St Paul, a worshipper of Dionysius, the slaughtered and ressurected god of the Greeks.

Don't give up on those who we believe have gone down the wrong turning in the path, and remember just as you see deluded people believing in myth so, too, do they when they look at us. 
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 09:29:01 PM »
That's true, Riddikulus! The only thing is, the one woman in particular was an evangelical Christian! Anyhow, I just wondered if anyone here had actually read these books as I haven't. Possibly it would be good to read one of them so as to better understand.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 09:41:36 PM »
That's true, Riddikulus! The only thing is, the one woman in particular was an evangelical Christian!

Depending on what kind of evangelical Christian she is, she might be feeling the pinch of stark materialism that she finds within her congregation. She simply could be looking for a more robust form of mystic spirituality than the kind of intellectual assent she has experienced within a conservative religion. Many "mystics" find themselves in an arid religion and long for spiritual nourishment. I don't know that this is the case with this woman, but it's just a thought. 
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008, 09:50:41 PM »
Depending on what kind of evangelical Christian she is, she might be feeling the pinch of stark materialism that she finds within her congregation. She simply could be looking for a more robust form of mystic spirituality than the kind of intellectual assent she has experienced within a conservative religion. Many "mystics" find themselves in an arid religion and long for spiritual nourishment. I don't know that this is the case with this woman, but it's just a thought. 


That sounds very perceptive to me. You could very well be right!
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Re: "Anastasia" The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megre
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 10:27:57 PM »
Well, this Ringing Cedars ideology is just another pagan teaching. In other words, spiritual danger.
 
Don't give up on those who we believe have gone down the wrong turning in the path, and remember just as you see deluded people believing in myth so, too, do they when they look at us. 

Exactly!
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