1.5.Question: What is your opinion about the purpose of bringing the Girdle of the Mother God into Russia?
Answer: O 'Henry has a good story "The trust that went bust" about people coming into different small towns (in America a place with 200-300 people can be called a town). And if you pay a dollar, they will show you a secret.
At that time the dollar had a big value. People came into a tent and there was a mirror with a sign below "You are a fool, but do you really want to be a fool on your own?". And the person would go out and wouldn't say anything about having seen a miracle there.
And so it went until all the villagers would go through the tent and become fools like everyone else. When everyone had gone through that's when the organisers would need to get out in time, gather up all the money and shoot through to avoid being caught.
Do you know how many people have died in a queue? I think a lot. Do you know how many corpses were taken away by ambulance and you wouldn't find a single word written about it. Has even a single person been saved by this thing? Firstly, it has nothing to do with the real Girdle of the Virgin. Many such girdles have been traveling around the world.
Can you imagine the width of the Virgin's waist if all pieces of the girdle could be added up together? No, that was just a joke. Actually in every joke there is some truth. The fact is they are just trying again to create another 'walk with the cross' where people feel some sort of improvement, the 'cripples put down their crutches, get up and walk' so to speak.
Such cases do exist and they happen not because they were healed during the 'walk with the cross', but because when a huge crowd gathers together, their energy combines and a person in a state of trance can enter into ecstasy, and the energy gives him the capacity to feel normal for some time.
He can 'walk without crutches', etc. But after a while everything goes back to what it was for that person. And its quite interesting that they even have 'professional cripples' and the same person makes a 'return to normal life' at each of these sessions. Once, again, and always the same people.
There are people who can convince themselves of anything . By entering into religious ecstasy, they can imagine that they have open wounds as Christ did when he was nailed to the cross. And wounds really do appear! And the Church recognizes this as a miracle.
But the funny thing is that in most cases, people imagine wounds exactly where they have seen them in pictures or in icons. Here's the wound! (Showing the palm of his hand) but its bullshit! If you try to put a nail through a person at that spot then nothing will hold, and the slightest movement will simply tear through the flesh, and he falls down.
They always put the nails through here, between the ulna and radial bones to prevent people from falling down. But for some reason no one has wounds appearing here (pointing to his wrist). Somehow, everyone has them here (on the palm of the hand).
The 'crown of thorns' is easy to explain. We have only one head and can’t wear it anywhere else. But the fact that all the so called 'pseudo-Christs' have their wounds appearing here (on the palm of the hand) is because they received misinformation or were shown an inaccurate image.
Artists did not know anatomy well. It was only later that Leonardo da Vinci began to study it. But all the others before him didn't study it. They were told that nails were put through the hands (palm) and that was that . If this was true, then the wounds should have appeared here (on the wrist). But the wounds wold always appear at places where people thought they should be. What is this about?
Self-hypnosis! Such people do exist - a small percentage. Such people can go into a state where they can be hypnotised to think, for example, that someone is trying to touch them with a hot object, an iron, which they obviously can’t see. They have just been told about it and that it will hurt them a lot.
And when they are touched with a pencil, or just a cool object, a burn appears at the spot they were touched. Imagine. Such a person can hypnotise himself.
Is this a miracle? It is a miracle of the human psyche. But it has nothing to do with a divine principle or with God. In order to talk about something, you need to have proof. For example, a man was sick, he kissed the girdle, and he recovered.
Prior to that he needs to have evidence that had an illness, ie, a full medical examination with a statement that he had particular symptoms, and then he touched an object and his illness disappeared. Then there has to be medical evidence showing that no illness remains.
What do you think? Does even just a single such proof exist? Have you heard of it? Just talk. At least in American magazines several articles have been published about my results. They couldn’t make up anything to explain them differently. Do you they just wrote it up that way? No, all the medical evidence was collected.
Not my data, but test results, of X-rays, blood tests, magnetic nuclear resonance (MRI), etc. Before the process started, because wasn't just a single moment, rather the process continued step by step, as things occurred, etc. It was all written down, recorded. And what then? They kept silent as if it was nothing, because it wasn't advantageous to them!
But if I had said, it is God acting through me, and it is God's will, do you understand? They said to me: either God is acting through you, or you are a messiah, or that you are God yourself, then they would all have run after me. But why would I want that ? I’m not God, not a messiah and I will not be used by some crooks.
Even if some things happen, it is not connected in any way with any of divine nature, or girdle, etc. The fact that on many occasions I do certain things, touching an object, or water. A person is drinking my water and many of his illnesses disappear. A miracle? No. I just created a program that makes those things happen.
There are no miracles in any of this. Knowledge, yes - but a miracle, no! They thrive when ignorance is confused with knowledge. Show such a thing – like the tomb of Mohammed floating in the air. Did you know that the coffin is iron? But if he was placed in a wooden coffin, he wouldn't float in the air.
Do you know why? Because where the tomb is located, there are a large deposits of magnetite. Naturally, the metal coffin became magnetized. And as you know, even trains can fly and hover above a magnet. Is this a miracle? No. But in those days, when people did not know a damn thing about it, it seemed as a miracle. Those who did it knew perfectly well about it.