Who is Anastasia?
Why are her words filling readers with such hope, excitement and renewed energy?
“I am Man, a human being — I am a woman!”
Discovered by the author in 1995, Anastasia lives deep in the remote Siberian wilderness and is thought to be a surviving member of an ancient Vedic civilization whose extraordinary powers and knowledge far exceed anything known today. According to Megré's account, she was born in 1969, in the Western Siberian taiga1 not far from the city of Surgut on the River Ob.
Her parents died in a forest accident when she was just a baby. She has been cared for by her Grandfather and Great-grandfather. She lives in the wilderness — for the most part without warm clothes, food cultivation or man-made shelter — and survives on fruit, nuts, berries and mushrooms, brought to her by "wild" animals with which she lives in peaceful harmony.
She displays the most developed psychic, mental and physical powers including remote viewing and healing, mind reading and a seemingly perfect memory with access to long forgotten knowledge of past events. Her predictions as recorded in these books are coming true with almost flawless accuracy.
She says that her powers are natural to Mankind2 and in these books she describes exactly how they may be regained by any one of us.
A young woman, born and living as a recluse in the remote Siberian taiga, brought up after the death of her parents by her grandfather and great-grandfather, who have also been living the life of a recluse.
Can one consider the loyalty of wild animals to her something unusual?
Even this is nothing out of the ordinary. Many animals in peasant farmyards get along peacefully with each other and treat their human masters with respect.
A much more difficult task is determining the mechanism whereby she is able to see things at a distance and can know details of various events, even those that occurred thousands of years ago, and to be completely conversant with our contemporary way of life. How does this ray of hers work when it heals people far away, when it penetrates the depths of the past or peers into the future?
There is a Moscow Research Centre devoted to investigating Anastasia phenomena, which has concluded:
“The greatest spiritual teachers known to mankind for their religious teachings and philosophical and scientific investigations, cannot match the fantastic pace of Anastasia’s influence on the human potential. Their teachings have had a noticeable manifestation in real life only centuries and millennia after their first appearance.”
In some inexplicable way, over a matter of days and months Anastasia has managed, without the aid of written doctrines and religious
teachings, to directly influence people’s feelings, provoking emotional outbursts and causing a surge of creativity manifest in artistic creations on the part of a whole lot of people who have been mentally touched by her. We are able to perceive them in the form of works of art and inspired impulses toward goodness and light.
Philosophy professor Kim Ivanovich Shilin3 who is also a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Informatisation (MAI), has written a number of articles analysing Anastasia’s sayings. In one of them he wrote:
“Anastasia’s creative potential is a gift of God, a gift of Nature, which is universal, not
merely a personal gift to her. All of us collectively, and each one of us in particular, are
connected with the Cosmos. The means of escaping an approaching catastrophe lie in a harmonious
synthesis of our cultural principles. The development of this type of harmoniously pure
childhood culture results in a “feminine” cultural type. This cultural type has been
expressed most fully and clearly in Buddhism, but also in our Anastasia. It may be formulated
in the following identification chain:
Anastasia = Tara = Buddha = Maitreya.4
Anastasia is in the fullest sense Man in the likeness of God.”
— Prof. Kim Ivanovich Shilin
Most of all Anastasia is a beautiful mystery — one who is changing the landscape of metaphysical thought with her foresight and innate wisdom.
Her words are now resonating so strongly with the hearts of people the world over – regardless of ethnicity or religious background – because they bypass all the cultural conditioning and superficial limitations that seem to separate us one from another – they simply go straight to the very core of our being.
1. taiga – the Russian name given to the boreal forest that stretches across much of Siberia and northern Canada.
2. The word Man (with a capital M) is used throughout the Ringing Cedars Series to refer to a human being of any gender. Details on the word’s usage and the important distinction between Man and human being are contained in the Translator's Preface to Book 1.
3. Kim Ivanovich Shilin — Doctor of Social Sciences, senior researcher at Moscow State University’s Institute for Asian and African Studies, known for his interdisciplinary research in philosophy, ecology, sociology, cultural and Asian studies, aimed at a synthesis of Eastern and Western cultural principles. He has authored numerous articles and several books on ecosophy (the interpretation of cultural and social phenomena on the basis of a culture’s relationship to and perception of Nature).
4. Tara – a female Buddha, a deity capable of removing interferences and putting things in perfect order. Maitreya (literally, ‘the loving one’) is described as the future Buddha, associated with friendliness, success and prosperity.