PHOTO: Grigory Efimovich Rasputin (1869-1916)
Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916) was a Russian strannik [wanderer or pilgrim], and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Emperor Nicholas II, and is believed by many historians to have gained considerable influence in late Imperial Russia.
Historians often suggest that Rasputin’s scandalous and sinister reputation helped discredit the tsarist government and thus helped precipitate the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty a few weeks after he was assassinated. Accounts of his life and influence were often based on hearsay and rumour.
In 1912, Grigory Efimovich Rasputin (1869-1916) published the book Благочестивые размышления [Pious Reflections]. In it, he publishes prophecies, some of which soon came true, while others have yet to happen.
Which prophecies came to pass:
- The shooting of the Imperial Family
It is said that Rasputin foresaw the death of the Imperial Family long before the shooting in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, on the night of 16/17 July 1918,
“Whenever, I embrace the Tsar and the Tsarina, the girls, and the Tsesarevich, I shudder with horror, as if I embrace the dead. And then I pray for these people. I pray for the Imperial Family, because the shadow of a long Eclipse falls on them.”
- October revolution of 1917
Rasputin predicted the arrival of a new power in Russia and mountains of corpses, among which would be the bodies of the Grand Dukes, and the water in the Neva will be stained with their blood. He said,
“Darkness will descend on Petersburg. When it’s name is changed [Petrograd], then the Empire will end.”
- His own death:
Rasputin also foresaw the circumstances of his own death. He wrote “if I am killed by simple robbers of the Russian peasants,” he said, “Tsar Nicholas should not fear for his fate, and the descendants of the Romanovs will reign a hundred years and more. However,” Rasputin further added, “If the murder is committed by nobles – relatives of the Tsar – then the future of Russia and the Imperial Family will be terrible. The nobles will flee the country, and the relatives of the Tsar will not be alive in two years. Brothers will rise up against brothers, and will kill each other.” Rasputin was murdered by a group of nobles on 30th [O.S. 17th] December 1916.
PHOTO: Благочестивые размышления [Pious Reflections] by G.E. Rasputin (1912)
What prophecies have yet to pass:
- Global catastrophes
Rasputin predicted various troubles and catastrophes. As in the cases with other soothsayers, his prophecies are very vague, they do not contain any specific dates. But if you interpret them from the point of view of modern knowledge, then it becomes truly spine-chilling from the accuracy of his predictions.
Grigory Efimovich predicted more frequent earthquakes, rising sea levels.
“Earthquakes will become more frequent, lands and waters will open, and their damage will engulf people …”
“The seas, like thieves, will enter cities, into houses, and the lands will be drenched with salt …”
Sadly, Rasputin turns out to be right. Over the past 100 years, sea levels have risen by almost 20 centimeters.
Scientists at the Potsdam Climate Institute conducted computer simulations, according to which the current trend in climate change will lead to a rise in sea level by 3 meters or more over the next hundred of years. According to other studies, during the twenty-first century, the sea level will rise by 2 meters.
How could an illiterate peasant in 1912 even simply assume something like that?
- Loss of moral values
“When times draw near to the abyss, man’s love for man will turn into a dry plant …”
All one has to do is to turn on the television on any news channel to see proof of this on a daily basis.
- Development of genetic engineering
“Monsters will be born that will not be humans or animals….
“Irresponsible human alchemy, in the end, will turn ants into huge monsters that will destroy homes and entire countries …”
For example, let us recall the world’s most popular sheep – Dolly. On 5th July 1996, the first cloned mammal was “born”. The animal was produced from frozen genetic material from an already deceased donor. Dolly became a complete copy of her prototype and lived for almost 7 years. She gave birth to 6 lambs.
Nowadays, rumors about the cloning of a mammoth are already circulating. What is this if not the beginning of the implementation of the predictions of the “elder”?
- The third global conflict
In his prophecies, Rasputin mentions three world wars. Two of them have already passed.
“Three hungry snakes will crawl along the roads of Europe, leaving behind ash and smoke … The time of peace will come, but the world will be written in blood. And when two fires go out, the third fire will burn the ashes. “
Putting aside one’s personal views of Rasputin or beliefs in propecies, let us hope and pray that the unfulfilled predictions of Grigory Efimovich will remain so, otherwise humanity will face truly terrible trials and tribulations.
© Paul Gilbert. 24 November 2021