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Popularity of Saint Agapit of Pechersk among people. Why does the Church remain silent?

  • 25.02.2016
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Agapit of Pechersk, the Unmercenary Physician. Interest to this historical personality is growing as the years go by, and his image is accumulating secrets and miracles, tidings about which are spreading all over the globe. Who was he? A doctor? There have been many doctors at all times, including nowadays and the times of Reverend Agapit’s life. A saint? There have been plenty of saints in all parts of the world. A monk? Monks have never been a rarity in our land. At that, a crowd of pilgrims comes exactly to the shrine with Reverend Agapit’s relics, and there are millions of people in that crowd every year. It’s difficult not to notice this. Thus, our desire to get at the heart of the matter is totally logical.

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Christianity: about 300 denominations. What do people divide, when God is single?

  • 17.11.2015
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Perhaps, many people are unaware that Christianity, the largest world religion of our time with its over 2 billion followers living in different parts of the globe, has about 300 denominations, and you have probably never heard of the most of them, dear readers. At that, hopefully, some rumours have still reached you that the largest Christian denominations are in permanent latent fight for the followers and their exceptional right to possess the Truth. At times it becomes totally unclear what the Lord, who is single in the multitude, has to do with all such disunity and confrontation. Hence, a detached observer such as me has a number of fair and logical questions to representatives of the influential religious community who aspire for God 

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Onisaburo Deguchi: “All religions spring from the same source...”

  • 22.11.2015
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    Onisaburo Deguchi (1871-1948) was one of active figures in Oomoto religious movement in Japan. In 1898, he got acquainted with Nao Deguchi, founder of Oomoto religion, and soon became one of her leading followers. Onisaburo Deguchi’s the author of numerous publications, including the 81-volume work Reikai Monogatari (霊界物语?). He was engaged in many fields of art, creating paintings, sculptures, calligraphy works, and ceramics. One of the key points of his teaching was close connection between art and religion, as well as the positive influence that works of art have on the world. During his life, Deguchi upheld pacifist views, dressed himself in richly decorated clothing of his own embroidery, and posed as different Buddhist or Shinto deities. When Oomoto religion was persecuted by the Japanese government, he spent almost seven years (1935-1942) in prison... In the West, Deguchi was first and foremost famous by the influence he exerted on Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, whom he first met in 1919.

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Why will the Church always object?

  • 23.11.2015
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Dear Point of View analysts, via this letter I would like to warn you against certain unnecessary “movements” and undesirable consequences in your surely good impulse to communicate to the public the resonance news of the coming of Shambala Sovereign who is known to various peoples and religions as the Holy Spirit, Imam Mahdi, Maitreya, Kalki, and so on.

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Who were called heretics, and why? The Secret Book of Bogomils

  • 24.11.2015
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Once, while studying translations of the Nag Hammadi Library texts, I ran across records about a Christian movement that emerged around the 10th century in the Balkans, the followers of which were called Bogomils. It is considered that the name of this movement originated from Bogomil, a man of religion who lived in the 10th century in the territory of contemporary Bulgaria. No specific records of his life have been preserved (here and below, only the most interesting facts are highlighted). What I regard as the most interesting are the ideas of this religious movement which are very similar to those of Cathars.

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One of the secrets of Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ’s Beloved Disciple

  • 25.11.2015
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    A striking and resonant research was carried out by Ramon K. Jucino, who endeavoured to prove that Mary Magdalene’s name is still the most concealed, unnoticed and mysterious in the old story of Jesus Christ the Saviour. We will surely refer to this personality many times ahead, since the Primordial Knowledge brought by Rigden Djappo contains mentions of her as the most significant, epoch-making figure in the history of the “contemporary” stage of human existence on Earth. There are obvious “parallels” and secrecy based on undisguised lies in the official Church’s version of the story.

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Saint Malachy’s prophecy and Virgin Mary's apparitions in Fatima. What do those have in common?

  • 09.12.2015
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    After publication of Predictions of the last Pope and flow of interesting comments on that, we decided to elucidate the subject in more detail. The relevant text is historically known as the Prophecy of the Popes and attributed to Saint Malachy (1094-1148), Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland. The prophecy was first published in 1595. It consists of 112 short Latin phrases describing the Popes of Rome, starting with Celestine II elected in 1143, up to the Second Coming and Last Judgement. According to the most widespread interpretation of the prophecy, the last but one Pope is Benedict XVI (2005-2013) associated with the phrase Gloria Olivae (“the Glory of Olive”). His rule terminated in the evening on 28 February 2013. The last Pope is referred to as Petrus Romanus (Peter of Rome). Two closing paragraphs of the prophecy contain the following text:

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Mary Magdalene. Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages

  • 18.12.2015
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    Looking for information about Mary Magdalene, we discovered a very interesting book by American researcher Katherine Ludwig Jansen. Extracts from her fundamental research paper clarify the issue addressed in our previous publications. It becomes obvious how the image of one of the most praiseworthy women of all times was deliberately distorted, why and for whom it was beneficial to ascribe to her the past of a loose and demon-possessed woman, supposedly cured by Jesus. We will underline the most important points, and our comments on the text will be in red.

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Hope for germination of the seed of the Spirit

  • 05.01.2016
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Herein we refer to the words of progressive German researcher and theologian Holger Kersten, which he initially wrote in 1983 in the primary version of his book Jesus Lived in India. His Unknown Life before and after the Crucifixion and updated in later versions of the book. Generally speaking, no special clarifications or interpretations are needed, for the author speaks straight to the point. He has supported his words with numerous facts discovered in his research and journalistic activities, and we hope to refer to some of these facts in subsequent articles as well.

 

“Do not think I am spinning yarns:
Get up and prove things otherwise!
All ecclesiastical history
Is a mishmash of error and coercion.”

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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Grace of the Most Holy Mother of God. From miracle, mystery and authority... to Love

  • 29.01.2016
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    I remember my first visit to the church about fifteen years ago. Someone said there was a monastery in Pechersk district of Kiev, where a wonderworking icon of the Mother of God was kept, and, supposedly, if one came there early in the morning, stood at the entire first acathistus and prayed, he or she could ask for certain things, and everything would come true. Yes, this was exactly how I memorized it fifteen years ago: “ask, and everything will come true”. A bait of miracle and wishes fulfilment in those rather troubled times. And I certainly went there, not so much for the sake of asking, but rather to see the icon which was so miraculous to fulfil all people’s wishes. Was it really wonderworking? Just to mention, I was not gullible at all, quite the contrary, but for some reason the mysterious wonderworking icon and the nationwide worship of the Mother of God – the authority – became convincing for me.

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A present from the Most Holy Mother of God

  • 14.03.2016
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    This article lay idle for a month and a half in my desk. The composition of it involved numerous obstacles, and even after the final article version was prepared and thoroughly edited on the website in the offline mode, the text suddenly and enigmatically disappeared, so that I had to rewrite everything all over again. Nonetheless, after a while I decided to go back to this story for a reason unknown to me.

    In my previous publication entitled Grace of the Most Holy Mother of God I disclosed some details of my biography associated with my past spiritual awakening, if such pathos expression would be appropriate for an ordinary non-pathos life situation. In my case I could stop on that, since I am neither a select nor awarded with any particular divine marks or signs. However, something probably clicked inside, and the memory suddenly exposed a very interesting and long-forgotten story from the same time period, which story’s directly connected with Virgin Mary or rather her manifestation during my ordeals of those days. I gave myself a while to mull over whether I should present the story to a wide audience, and if so, in which form should I do that. I was and am still harried by certain contradictions: firstly I wouldn’t like to seem immodest, and secondly I fear to dilute the emphasis, since for better understanding it’s necessary to give details of my life situation in the first part of the story, while that situation had nothing to do with spirituality. Moreover, the whole story looks rather improbable today even for me, and I’m simply astounded what a fine fellow I was in those years.

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Home of the Most Holy Mother of God

  • 15.02.2016
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    Nowadays, Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a famous male monastery. Yet, not many people are aware of the historical fact that the Kiev Pechersk cloister initially accommodated both a nunnery and a monastery, representing a unique combination of female and male monastic communities and an abode for all people who endeavoured to learn their inner spiritual world, regardless of their nationality, age or sex. The nunnery (maiden convent), further referred to as the Ascension Convent, was an integral part of the Pechersk monastery complex and occupied one of central locations on the “holy mountain” – the place indicated by the Mother of God to Elder Antony.

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Virgin Mary: the greatest personality in history.

  • 07.04.2016
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    Despite the fact that the Christan holy scripture – the Bible (New Testament) contains very few records of Virgin Mary’s words and deeds, her marvellous image and particular respect for her are found all over the world, to this day with inexplicable power attracting believers and atheists in different parts of the globe. We are returning to this wonderful luminous topic again, since we consider it to be one of the most worthy subjects to address and pay attention to. It deserves attention of all people for them to expand their limited understanding of the essence of hidden processes in the universe. Though many people are so far engrossed in earthly and transient things and fail the accept what they don’t physically see, though talks about spirituality and deep inner feelings provoke distrust and detachment, any opinion, even the most deep-rooted one, may be changed, while extinct interest may be inflamed with interesting and obvious facts, for facts are stubborn things.

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The Way of St. James. Santiago de Compostela – the Spanish Mecca. Star. The Golden Ratio. Part 4

  • 17.06.2016
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    In the previous article Star. The Golden Ratio. Places of Power. Ley Lines there was information about the so-called Stellar Road. I mentioned that once I had encountered the Stellar Road, my brain had worked in the “stop and look closely” mode. Herein I have already walked the Stellar Road, gathering pebbles, and there has turned out to be plenty of them. Perhaps, I lost sight of some pebbles, while some I did notice, but decided not to collect them (the Way passes through Southern France, Occitania, Languedoc, one of Cathars’ bases. Most probably, Knights Templar controlled this pilgrimage route in their time). I left these pebbles for those who might possibly desire to follow this Way, just like myself. 

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Three-faced and four-faced images... New evidence of existence of the four Aspects?

  • 20.07.2016
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Let me go back to the quest of new evidence of existence of the four human Aspects, the knowledge of which were lost by humanity many centuries ago. You might ask why I am doing this, given that the subject has been addressed on this website numerous times before. Firstly, the quest provokes a genuine interest in me. Secondly, it is so striking how everything is uniform, irrespective of cultures and continents. Well, thirdly, I do this to ensure that once a bright day will come when only a minor handful of uneducated fools will continue brushing obvious facts aside, while the reasonable majority will follow the wise recommendation of the ancients: “Know yourself!”, and the entire mankind will eventually be transfigured.

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Predictions by Elder Antony. Is his meeting with Sensei true or fictional?

  • 16.09.2016
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Several years ago on my personal blog I posted an article entitled Elder Antony. Who is he? Is his meeting with Sensei true or fictional?, where I mentioned how a friend of mine discovered interesting coincidences in descriptions of the elder’s appearance in Birds and a Stone book by Anastasia Novykh (the old monk with whom Sensei met) and in Spiritual Conversations and Guidance book. These two works of literature greatly vary in content, so I never had doubt they were written by different authors at different time. Moreover, I remember very well that I encountered the second book as long ago as in 2002-2004 when it was sold under-the-counter at religious literature stalls (e.g. near metro stations in Kiev) because it was prohibited by the Church, though being actively spread among Orthodox believers. I recall someone even told me where and how I could buy it.

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Our Lady’s spiritual help through the centuries... Santa Maria аlla Fontana

  • 18.11.2016
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Italy is a Roman Catholic country. In every city and even in every smallest town there are well-groomed Catholic churches. Many Italians regularly attend Sunday masses, accustoming younger generations to such tradition as well. In schools and kindergartens kids have weekly classes on religion. The church closely interacts with parishioners and their families. Joint family dinners are arranged, where people meet and communicate in an amicable environment.

Virgin Mary is particularly worshipped in this land. Chapels with Her statues are placed in many ordinary yards of dwelling houses, kindergartens and schools, as well as at street crossings. Inside nearly every house there is Her image or figurine.

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Virgin Mary’s sites in Italy. Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte presso Caravaggio

  • 26.11.2016
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Not many people know Virgin Mary has a number of sites in Italy – the very country where everything started and everything will end. It started from Peter and will end with Peter as well. As a matter of fact, the entire history of Catholicism has represented a struggle against the pure and Holy Personality, the mistress, Beloved Disciple and Apostle of Jesus – Mary Magdalene. It’s been a fight for power based on envy and hatred, for She always came to ordinary people, not to religious ministers. 

Places of power chosen and attended by Mary are all around Italy. Since local inhabitants lack genuine knowledge, they believe it was Jesus’ mother who came. However, such misunderstanding does not prevent them from receiving help for already several centuries. Nowadays people here have nobody but Mary to rely and set hopes on, because Catholicism as religion can give nothing to a human being. 

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Black Madonna. Part 1

  • 25.12.2016
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Having equipped ourselves with a camera, my friends and I went to explore local cultural heritage sites. Luckily, Barcelona as one of the centres of Templar activities in the Middle Ages is full of architectural riches, so we had an opportunity with our own eyes to see signs and symbols that we had previously seen mostly in books.

However, what we saw there surpassed all our expectations. Local signs and symbols carefully and accurately placed by Knowledgeable people centuries ago still wait for an attentive eye to notice them. Like guiding stars, they are ready to show the road to those who can orient themselves by them. The AllatRa book became an indispensable compass for us in such doing.

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St. Cyril’s Church in Kiev. Wall paintings

  • 28.02.2017
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Recently I visited Kiev and “accidentally” called at St. Cyril’s Church on 12, Oleny Teligi Street. Although I was entering the church with interest, I did not expect to see anything special there. To tell the truth, I had never been particularly interested in the issue, which was not right as I later on understood. I believe, once you familiarize yourselves with this article you will grasp the reason, dear readers.

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Mary Magdalene. Not remembrance, but nowadays

  • 17.08.2017
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The 4th of August was the day of remembrance of St. Mary Magdalene, Equal of the Apostles. Countless riddles and fantasies are associated with this Personality.

To tell the truth, it has become news for me that even within Christianity there is no single opinion on who Mary Magdalene actually was. As a person reared on Christian traditions since my early childhood, I used to commonly think that Mary Magdalene was a “penitent sinner”, and I also heard something about stones, demons, feet ablution, the raising of Lazarus, etc. Thus, I had a typical set of knowledge of a person who doesn't know what she’s talking about.

Now that I approach information consumed by my consciousness more maturely, it has turned out that most of the knowledge I use is scrappy. I used to take many things on trust, not even thinking whether information I heard or read was trustworthy.

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A song about the Mother of God

  • 22.12.2017
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(an unrhymed translation from Russian)

 

Mother of God, Mother of God, the Mother of light, love and good,
You are my hope, Mother of God, and the time of miraculous insights.
Mother of God, Mother of God, I love You so much with all my soul,
You are my star, You are my dawn, You are a ray of light in the earthly life. 

You are Our Lady of the Don, Our Lady of Kazan, Our Lady of the Sign – all Your images are with me.
You are the Theotokos of Vladimir, Our Lady of Valaam, and Derzhavnaya above the land. 
You are the heavenly joy of all the sorrowful, You are the punishment for all the killed,
Your are the Purest Bride of all virgins, You are my grief and love. 

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Consciousness and Personality.
From the inevitably dead
to the eternally alive
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    02.08.2017

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    10.07.2016

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    25.07.2016

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    31.07.2016

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