Staunton, September 26 – The Kremlin has sent the shaman who threatened to exorcise Putin from Russia back to Sakha and intimidated his followers from continuing his march on Moscow, but it can do nothing about what the appearance of a shaman means for Russia and its future given the intense interest he has generated among Russians, Nikolay Podosorgorsky says.
That is because, the blogger continues, Aleksandr Gabyshev’s appearance recalls that of Rasputin at the end of the Imperial times and those of extra-sensory figures like Kaspirovsky and Chumak at the end of Soviet ones, mystical figures all who attracted attention because people were searching for something (zen.yandex.ru/media/podosokorsky/issledovatel-shamanizma-pro-arest-gabysheva-duhi-naidut-gorazdo-bolee-jestkii-i-masshtabnyi-vyhod-5d8b812535ca3100b175e322
The Stars of the Shaman (1917) and The Big Book of the Shaman (1919)), about the shaman and what will happen next (facebook.com/100001651509323/posts/2460880133977013/
Such people can be arrested and confined in a psychiatric hospital as Gabayev has been or they can even be murdered as Rasputin was, but that does nothing to reduce their influence and may even increase it. “As sociologists have frequently noted, the growth among people of a belief in the irrational is especially characteristic of turning points in history,” the blogger adds.
And he warns: “even if Shaman Gabyshev soon disappears from the news, it is extremely probable that in his place will appear other magicians and witches.” What matters in this case is not the machinations of political technologists, but “the demand of society” for such people. It remains high and may even be growing.