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On the origins of the security state

The passage below is an excerpt from book 8-2 of the Anastasia series “Rites of Love”. The Anastasia books, which purport to be inspired by the author’s direct relationship with a young wise woman who lives in the Siberian taiga of Russia have been tremendously popular in Russia. In the west, however, interest has been more limited.

Cover art from the first edition of the first of the Anastasia books in English.

According to the books, Anastasia is a young woman who lives off the land in intimate cooperation with nature and the spirit. She comes from a tradition of Vedic Russia dating back to the pre-inquisition times. According to her story, during the time when the inquisition was suppressing spirituality and nature healing in Europe, some Russian adepts retreated to Siberia to escape persecution of a similar sort.

Like the curandero in Carlos Castaneda’s books who lives as a hermit in the north of Mexico while ‘working’ as a well-known healer in the south, Anastasia works ‘remotely’ from her remote northern outpost to inspire Dachniks, or small gardeners throughout Russia. She says her mission is to carry mankind across the dark forces’ window of time, and her dream of a better future involves ecovillages in which each family grows their own food on their own hectare of land. Continue reading

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In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk — way to go, people!

And since 1999, it seems things have only gotten better when it comes to small-scale agriculture in Russia. 

A Russian family by their Dascha, or family plot

A Russian family by their Dascha, or family plot

In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private Garden Plot Act” enabling Russian citizens to receive free of charge from the state, plots of land in private inheritable ownership. Sizes of the plots differ by region but are between one and three hectares each [1 hectare = 2.2 acres]. Produce grown on these plots is not subject to taxation. A further subsequent law to facilitate the acquisition of land for gardening was passed in June 2006. (according to a footnote in “Who We Are” by Vladimir Megre, pg. 42)

What other country raises so much of their food in such sustainable, organic, and non-GMO modes of production? While the European Union is setting the stage for agribusiness takeovers of major market share from traditional peasant farmers in places like Poland, Russia seems to be one of the few countries on the global stage moving so clearly in a sustainable and healthy direction. Continue reading

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