Rasputin and the Tsarina's friend
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Colin Wilson - Mysteries
There is a well authenticated story concerning the 'monk' Rasputin and the Tsarina's friend Anna Vyrubova.
In January 1915, Anna Vyrubova was involved in a railway accident; her head was trapped under an iron girder and her legs badly crushed; in hospital, the doctor declared that there was no hope for her life.
Rasputin heard of the accident twenty-four hours later-he was in disgrace at the time - and rushed to the hospital. Ignoring the Tsar and Tsarina, who were by the bedside, he went over to the unconscious woman and took her hands.
'Annushka, look at me.'
Her eyes opened and she said: 'Grigory, thank God.'
Rasputin held her hands and stared intently into her eyes, concentrating hard. When he turned to the Tsar and Tsarina, his face looked drained and exhausted.
'She will live, but she will always be a cripple.' As he left the room, he collapsed in a faint.
But Anna Vyrubova's recovery began from this moment.