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  1. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 5. The Fall of the Messenger

    First, in his blindness, Blok lauds Navna, taking her for the Eternal Femininity. Then he sings of Velga, taking her for Navna, with his blindness being even more aggravated. Yet, this is only the beginning. Unsatiated with love affairs and minglings with people, Blok’s passionate love for...
  2. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 5. The Fall of the Messenger

    The immense corpus of research on Alexander Blok emerged in rather specific conditions, of which we know all too well. It should come as no surprise that hardly has anybody posed the problem of Blok’s inner evolution. Of course, there is an official version to the effect that Blok came to...
  3. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 4. Missions and Destinies (end)

    Those following the train of my thoughts, perhaps, expect me to characterize along the same lines, other bearers of the “messagery” gift in Russian literature: Alexei Tolstoy, Tyutchev, Leskov, Chekhov, Blok. But, for the purposes of this writing, I would rather indefinitely postpone sharing my...
  4. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 4. Missions and Destinies (end)

    There is a specificity in the history of Russian culture which, once taken notice of, stuns and gives rise to rather disturbing thoughts. Antiquity would strike one with quite versatile and intense expressions of the Feminine Principle in the Greek mythology. Without Athena, Artemis, and...
  5. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 3. Missions and Destinies (cont.)

    Speaking of the historical and psychological prerequisites of the Rose of the World, I have already taken notice of a major one: relieving the long-standing confrontation between the ascetic-spiritual and the so-called “heathen” principles. The self-contained ascetic principle was justified by...
  6. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 3. Missions and Destinies (cont.)

    When describing – to the best of my ability – the nature of the connection between humankind and the sakwala of Daemons in the chapter on the middle planes of Shadanakar, I mentioned the race of metaprototypes that abide close to daemons and are essential for understanding certain works of art...
  7. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 2. Missions and Destinies

    The mission of Pushkin, not without difficulties and only partially, is yet explicable in human terms; essentially, it is clear. Lermontov’s mission is one of the deepest enigmas of our culture. From a very early age, Lermontov featured as follows: the unflagging feeling of his chosenness, of...
  8. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 2. Missions and Destinies

    All that is created by the demiurge Yarosvet, all that is manifesting his influence upon the historical plane is directly or indirectly connected to his supreme task, which realization has to justify the thousand-year path of gory and appallingly agonizing development of the Russian suprapeople...
  9. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 1. The Gift of Messagery

    They say: “Genius and wickedness do not go together”. It is hard to say so judging by historical facts. Be that as it may, heavy vices, deep downfalls, numerous little weaknesses, even transgressions of basic ethical norms are not only compatible with artistic genius but, in the majority of...
  10. Даниил Андреев

    X. Chapter 1. The Gift of Messagery

    In one of the preceding chapters, I have already pointed out that the cultural horizon of medieval Russia featured no brilliant thinkers. Neither was this period abundant with artistic geniuses. However, never again did the Russian metaculture shine with such a plethora of saints and righteous...
  11. Даниил Андреев

    IX. Chapter 4. The Feat

    «Statehood is marred with the primordial sin; its enlightenment is impossible» – Alexander I could have clothed his subjective experience of kingship in such a formula, unwittingly making use of traditional notions of Christianity. Alexander I himself – both as a monarch and breacher of ethical...
  12. Даниил Андреев

    IX. Chapter 3. Withdrawal of the Sanction

    When, finally, Count Pahlen (a Baltic German courtier and general, translator’s note) wrung a consent for the overthrow of Pavel I out of Prince Alexander, it was just that – a consent for the overthrow. There was no question about killing the half-looney emperor. It was presumed that the...
  13. Даниил Андреев

    IX. Chapter 2. The Second Witzraor and the Homeland Space

    In trying to project what the demiurge demanded of the demon of statehood in the times of Peter I onto the plane of human notions, I have emphasized in the preceding chapters the imperious need for inner reform in Russia, namely: the elimination of the boyars as the leading force in the state...
  14. Даниил Андреев

    IX. Chapter 1. The Second Witzraor and the World Arena

    One may ask in perplexity: how is that possible? Does it mean that metahistorical contemplation can well justify conquests? And even regret that some conquest could not be carried out? How to square it with basic moral norms, which are as clear as day and as needful as bread? A paramount topic...
  15. Даниил Андреев

    IX. Chapter 1. The Second Witzraor and the World Arena

    In attempting to gain insight into the Russian metahistory of the last centuries, conscious thought will surely have to come to terms with striking comparison between two historical junctures. Elected by the nationwide assembly, blessed by the church, saluted by all the social strata...
  16. Даниил Андреев

    VIII. Chapter 4. Kin-guardian Peter and the Demonic Distortion of his Mission

    Amid the riddles of the seventeenth century for historical thought to ponder, not the least mysterious is a strange fact: the birth of a man into no less than a royal family who, with his spiritual stature, giftedness, intellect, cast, and even physical temperament, perfectly befitted an ideal...
  17. Даниил Андреев

    VIII. Chapter 3. Bridging the Gaps Among Cultures

    What impulses were at work creating that gigantic geographical whole, that uncanny conglomerate of deserts, tundras, exceedingly fertile and heavily populated areas, enormous cities, and horizonless taiga that, by and large, overlapped with the boundaries of the Russian suprapeople? In...
  18. Даниил Андреев

    VIII. Chapter 2. The Egregor of Orthodoxy and Infraphysical Fear

    His and his inspirer’s defeat stemmed not only from the greater power possessed by the demon of statehood but also a broader epochal-historical rationale behind the demon’s actions. The witzraor’s legitimacy was apparently sensed by a wide swath of the population. If the purely liturgical...
  19. Даниил Андреев

    VIII. Chapter 2. The Egregor of Orthodoxy and Infraphysical Fear

    Any conscientious researcher would hardly deny the fact so embittering to our national pride: the lack whatsoever of artefacts that would testify to a fruitful work of the analyzing and broadly generalizing thought. Strictly speaking, neither to Russian chroniclers, nor to church writers and...
  20. Даниил Андреев

    VIII. Chapter 1. Succession of Witzraors

    In a long chain of bizarre – precisely for their simplicity – mistakes of the unknown, two are particularly standing out. One of those was through involving himself with Marina, a crafty, yet completely lacking in the sense of statehood, lady. As is known, it was precisely Marina who was one of...
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