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.
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