Book 1. Anastasia (1996)
I think the most unusual, mystical phenomenon I witnessed during my time in the forest was Anastasia's ability to see not only individuals at great distance but also what was going on in their lives. Possibly other recluses have had a similar ability
She did this with the help of an invisible ray She maintained this was something everybody has, but people don't know about it and are unable to make use of it.
“Man has still not invented anything that is not already in Nature. The technology behind television is but a poor imitation of the possibilities of this ray.”
The ray being invisible, I didn't believe in it, in spite of her repeated attempts to demonstrate and explain how it worked, to find some proof or plausible explanation. And then one day...
“Tell me, Vladimir, what do you think daydreams are? And do many people dream of the future?”
“Daydreaming? I think a lot of people are able to do that. It’s when you imagine yourself in a future of your own desire.”
“Fine. So, you do not deny that Man has the capacity to visualise his own future, to visualise various specific situations?”
“That I don’t deny”
'And what about intuition?”
“Intuition... It's probably the feeling one has when, instead of analysing what or why something might happen, some sort of feelings suggest the right thing to do.”
“So, you do not deny that in Man there exists something besides ordinary analytical reasoning that helps him determine his own and others' behaviour?”
“Well, let’s say that's true.”
“Wonderful! Good!” exclaimed Anastasia. “Now, the night-dream. The night-dream — what is that? The dreams almost all people have when they are asleep.”
“The night dream — that’s,.. I really don’t know what that is. When you’re asleep, a dream is simply a dream.”
‘All right, all right. Let us call it just a dream. But you do not deny it exists? You and other people are aware that someone in a dream state, when his body is almost beyond the control of a part of his consciousness, can see people and all sorts of things going on.”
“Well that, I think, is something nobody will deny.”
“But still in a dream people can communicate, hold conversations, empathise?”
“Yes, they can.”
‘And what do you think, can a person control his dream? Call up in the dream images and events he would like to see? Just like on ordinary television, for example.”
“I don’t think that would work out for anyone. The dream, somehow, comes all by itself.”
“You are wrong. Man can control everything. Man is designed to control everything.
“The ray I am telling you about consists of information one possesses — concepts, intuitions, emotional feelings and, as a result, of dream-like visions consciously controlled by Man’s will.”
“How can a dream be controlled in a dream?”
“Mot in a dream. Wide awake! As if pre-programmed, and with absolute accuracy You only experience this in a dream and it is chaotic. Man has lost most of his ability to control, to control natural phenomena and himself So he has decided that a night-dream is simply an incidental by-product of his tired brain. In fact, almost everybody on the Earth.,. Well, maybe I should try helping you see something at a distance right here and now?”
“Lie down on the grass and relax, let go, so that your body draws less energy It is important that you are comfortable. Nothing in the way? Now think about the person you know best — your wife, for example. Recollect her habits, bow she walks, her clothing, where you think she might be right now, and turn the whole thing over to your imagination.”
I remembered my wife, knowing that at that moment she might be at our country home, I imagined the house and some of the furnishings
and things. I remembered a great deal, and in some detail, but I didn’t see anything. I told Anastasia about all this, and she replied:
“You are not able to let go all the way, as though you were going to go to sleep. I shall help you. Close your eyes. Stretch out your arms in different directions.”
Closing my eyes, I felt her fingers touch mine. I began to immerse myself in a dream, or a wakeful doze...
...There was my wife standing in the kitchen of our country home. Over her usual dressing gown she was wearing a knitted cardigan. That meant it was cool in the house. Again some kind of trouble with the heating system.
My wife was making coffee on the gas stove. And something else, in the small crock-pot. My wife’s face was gloomy and unhappy Her movements were sluggish. All at once she turned her head, tripped over to the window, looked out at the rain and smiled. The coffee on the stove was spilling over. She picked up the pot with its overflowing liquid but didn’t frown or get upset as she usually did. She took off the cardigan...
I woke up.
“Well? Did you see anything?” asked Anastasia.
“I did indeed. But maybe it was just an ordinary dream?”
“How could it be ordinary? Did you not plan on seeing your wife in particular?”
“Yes, I did. And I saw her. But where is the proof that she was actually there in the kitchen at the moment I saw her in the dream?” “Remember this day and hour, Vladimir, if you want to have proof. When you get home, ask her. Was there not something else out of the ordinary that you noticed?”
“Can’t think of anything.”
“You mean to say you did not notice a smile on your wife’s face when she went over to the window? She was smiling, and she did not get upset when the coffee spilled.”
“That I did notice. She probably saw something interesting out the window which made her feel good.”
‘All she saw out the window was rain. Rain which she never likes.” “So, why was she smiling?”
“I too was watching your wife through my ray and warmed her up.”
“So, your ray warmed her up — what about mine? Too cold?”
“You were only looking out of curiosity you did not put any feeling into it.”
“So, your ray can warm people up at a distance?”
“Yes, it can do that.”
'And what else can it do?”
“Obtain certain kinds of information, or transmit. It can cheer up a person’s mood and partially take away someone’s illness. There are a lot of other things it can do, depending on the energy available and the degree of feeling, will and desire.”
'And can you see the future?”
“The past too?”
“The future and the past — they are pretty much the same thing. It is only the external details that are different. The essence always remains unchanged.”
“How can that be? What can remain unchanged?”
“Well, for example, a thousand years ago people wore different clothes. They had different instruments at their disposal. But that is not the essence. Back a thousand years ago, just like today, people had the same feelings. Feelings are not subject to time.
“Fear, joy, love. Just think, Yaroslav the Wise,1 Ivan the Terrible2 and the Egyptian pharaohs were all capable of loving a woman with exactly the same feelings as you or any other man today.”
“Interesting. Only I’m not sure what it means. You say every person can have a ray like this?”
“Of course everyone can. Even today people still have feelings and intuitions, the capacity to dream of the future, to conjecture, to visualise specific situations, to have dreams while they sleep — only it is all chaotic and uncontrollable. ”
“Maybe some kind of training’s necessary Some exercises could be developed?”
“Some exercises might help. But you know, Vladimir, there is one absolute condition before the ray can be controlled by the will...” “And what condition is that?”
“It is absolutely necessary to keep one’s thoughts pure, as the strength of the ray depends on the strength of radiant feelings.” “Now there you go! Just when everything was starting to get clear... What have pure thoughts got to do with it? 'Radiant feelings’?” “They are what power the ray.”
“That’s enough, Anastasia! I’m already losing interest. Next you’ll be adding something else.”
“I have already told you what is essential.”
“You can say what you like, but you’ve got too many darn conditions! Let’s talk about something else. Something a little simpler...”
All day long Anastasia engages in meditation, visualising all sorts of situations from our past, present and future life.
Anastasia possesses a phenomenal memory. She can remember a multitude of people she has seen in her imagination or through her ray, and what they have been going through mentally. She’s a consummate actress — she can imitate the way they walk and talk, and even think the way they do. She concentrates her thought on the life experience of millions of people in the past and present. She uses the knowledge she gains from this to visualise the future and to help others. This she does at a great distance by means of her invisible ray, and the ones she helps through suggestion or decision, or the ones she heals, haven’t the slightest idea that she is helping them.
It was only later that I found out that similar rays invisible to the eye, only of different degrees of strength, emanate from every individual.
The academician Anatoly Akimov photographed them with special devices and published his results in 1996 in the May issue of the magazine Chudesa i prikliucbenia (Wonders and Adventures). Unfortunately we are unable to use these rays as she does. In scientific literature a phenomenon such as this ray is known as a torsion field.
Anastasia’s world-view is unusual and interesting.
“What is God, Anastasia? Does He exist? If so, why hasn’t anyone
“God is the interplanetary Mind, or Intelligence. He is not to be found in a single mass. Half of Him is in the non-material realm of the Universe. This is the sum total of all energies. The other half of Him is dispersed across the Earth, in every individual, in every Man. The dark forces strive to block these particles.”
“What do you think awaits our civilisation?”
“In the long term, a realisation of the futility of the technocratic path of development and a movement back to our primal origins.” “You mean to say that all our scholars are immature beings who are leading us into a dead end?”
“I mean to say that they are accelerating the process, they are bringing you closer to the realisation that you are on the wrong path.” 'And so? All the cars and houses we build are pointless?”
“You’re not bored living here alone, Anastasia? Alone, without television or telephone?”
“These primitive things you mention, Man has possessed them right from the very beginning, only in a more perfect form. I have them.”
“Both television and telephone?”
“Well, what is television? A device through which certain information is served up to an almost atrophied human imagination and scenes and story-plots are acted out. I can, through my own imagination, outline the plot of any story, and act out the most improbable situations — even take part In them myself, just like having an influence on the outcome. ...Oh dear, I suppose I have not been making myself too clear, eh?”
'And the telephone?”
“Every Man can talk with any other individual without the aid of a telephone. All that is needed is the will and desire of both parties and a developed imagination.”