Here, in this second and final part of “Anomalous Zones” we go further out than before and into a fascinating, mystical system of belief. Here, among the portents; the knowledgeable interpret the land and its features as supernaturally significant – to either positive or negative effect.
Reading the text presented to me by a close friend, who has greater faith in such things than I, I could not help but feel connected to a prior epoch. There life, nature and supernature were blended seamlessly together – and were rendered inseparable.
Age of otherness
In that world of otherness: good and evil, the living, the dead (and entities that were neither) would reveal their intent to those either wise or foolish enough to seek them out. Also, to those with enough dubious fortune to accidentally blunder into their presence. Either directly, or cloaked in either natural or unnatural forms, they tainted or blessed the ground upon their visitation, pursuing purposes and motivations beyond the understanding of their mortal witnesses.
Such was the world as experienced through the senses of our ancient, puzzling inhabitants – prior to science as we now know it. Then, the universal mechanism that linked the soil to the cosmos cycled inscrutably around, and through, the lives of those living from season to season as passengers.
With a modern mindset, the above scenario is largely dismissed as fiction or superstition: perhaps folk-memory/belief at best. There, the following text will also likely be consigned, with a scoff or other dismissive gesture.
However, the original writing comes as a warning from the mind of a modern and intelligent Russian, accepting of both contemporary science and Russian Orthodox faith whilst seemingly wary of elements from an older belief system too. It’s a fascinating combination; one that lends credence to my personal belief that the Russian soul is often a lot closer to the “other” than our own.
I’ve edited the text somewhat, and perhaps tempered some of the extremity. It is presented here, as an insight into the beliefs of the original author, though the essential message: “take care” is of course welcome whether the hazards are natural or indeed supernatural in origin. Here’s part two:
Do not challenge fate, do not put your life in danger by visiting dangerous places. In Russia there are already many amazing locations worthy of your attention instead! These include areas of unique wildlife and centres of ancient architecture – including holy temples and monasteries.
There are also regions of natural beauty, sure to garner unforgettable impressions. Some also contain sacred springs or other significant features. Visiting such places may leave you enriched by their positive atmosphere or perhaps charged with their pure, inspiring energy. Some feel they encourage peace of mind or even promote the healing of body and soul.
We have included a link below to a map of anomalous zones and dangerous objects with the sole purpose of helping you avoid such places and to save you from possible trouble!
It should be noted that not all “geo-pathogenic” and dangerous points are on the map. The number of such places is increasing. We must admit that our planet is gradually turning into one giant “anomalous zone” for many reasons. Principally these are tied to the destructive activities and extreme aggression of human behavior.
The constant dissemination (whether intentional or not) of destructive, negative, and false narrative into the global information sphere leads to worldwide destabilisation. The launch of dangerous or poorly studied pursuits may lead to irreversible processes -”tipping points”- at all levels of existence.
You may stumble upon an unfavorable place or object simply by accident and in any location. Here, are a few characteristic features considered the warning-signs of a “bad place”:
- Unusually scarce or (in contrast), especially thick, impassable vegetation such as thickets with atypically tall grass and/or powerful trees.
- Dangerous swamps and ponds with bad reputations.
- Strange landscapes with holes or cracks in the ground.
- Incomprehensible, dilapidated constructions or abandoned mines, buildings or entire settlements.
- Trees of unusual shape/appearance eg: unusual curves, intertwined limbs, twisted or burnt trunks, bare branches, large numbers of lichens and/or other growths.
- The prevalence of one species of plants or fungi.
- The absence of birds and other animals or alternatively: the presence of a large number of snakes and/or dangerous poisonous insects.
- Places featuring extraordinary silence, lack of air movement, strange thick fog or smog.
- Locations generating such alarm symptoms as: discomfort, headache, disorientation, weakness and/or unexplained fear.
Such characteristics indicates that you had better leave the location as soon as possible!
Places of power
For the sake of balance we must admit that among the so-called “places of power” – both natural and even man-made, there are truly amazing places whom believers associate with powerful positive energies. In such places, some have claimed a surge in well-being, strength, and restoration – even elation. Such locations are said to reside in the Altai Mountains, Lake Baikal and the ruins of the ancient city of Arkaim in the southern Urals, for example.
However, you should be careful when choosing places to visit. Many travel agencies and cunning guides offer tourists a visit to so-called “places of power” containing Dolmens (дольмены) -or ancient stone sites similar to England’s Stonehenge. Dolmens are especially common in the Krasnodar region and are often visited by tourists or believers in such phenomena.
But, the purpose of such stone assemblies remains unclear, and therefore a claim of any positive impact on humans is highly controversial. Some have even claimed a negative impact of Dolmens on the psyche of various visitors. Research states that Dolmens are most likely the remains of ancient temples -places for pagan rites and even ritual bloody sacrifice.
So before you go to such a place, make sure that it is really safe. Try to learn more about that place on the Internet, read reviews from other tourists who have visited the location and consult local (and expert) knowledge.