July 25, 2005

Rasputin's Power

Staying on theme still; if you feel I'm being vulgar then you're not reading thoroughly.

I have always been intrigued with Russian history and the Bolshevik Revolution in particular. The long history of the czars, the deep religious roots of Russia, the events that ushered in communism; but mostly Rasputin.

Who was this man that had controlled the court of Czar Nicholas II? Who was this man that had the ability to control women? Rasputin was not exactly an attractive guy.


It was always my belief that Rasputin was demon possessed (yes I believe in that kind of stuff). Some of the aristocrats witnessing the control that he had, tried on several occasions to assassinate him without success. They eventually drugged him, shot him, wrapped him in a carpet and placed him in a frozen river. It was reported that when they recovered his body that there was evidence that he was still alive for quite awhile after being placed in the river.

But there is another theory as to Rasputin's power over women. Apparently he was well endowed.


From 4 Men's Health

In a more innocent age, it was said that Gregory Efimovich Rasputin's legendary power over women was due to his piercing eyes.

But a new museum of erotica here suggests that the mad monk's charm may instead have been, ahem, concealed beneath his cassock.

Measuring 28.5cm (about 11 inches) - allowing for shrinkage caused by pickling - Rasputin's penis displayed in a tall glass bottle is, to put it delicately, a big attraction at the museum.

Director Igor Knyazkin said he bought the object from a French antiquitarian for $US8,000 ($A11,500), along with several of Rasputin's hand-written letters.

Of course it must be said, it's not known if he has a certificate of authenticity for such a remarkable piece.

Reputed both for his mysticism and his debauchery, Rasputin was a powerful influence at the court of the Romanov Czars.

Concerned about his unusual hold over the Empress Alexandra, a group of aristocrats decided to kill him to save Russia.

They lured him to an assignation in 1916, fed him drugged cakes, shot him and finally killed him by wrapping him in a carpet and throwing him into the frozen Neva river.

The aura of sexual power and mysticism lives on. Some Russians think just by staring at the object, they can cure sexual impotence. One visitor asked Knyazkin if this is true. "Without a shadow of doubt," he replied with a smile.

Knyazkin, 37, a urologist and sexologist, set up the museum in the clinic he runs, partly with the aim of helping his patients overcome impotence. The atmosphere of the museum makes patients "more optimistic and relaxed," he said.

"The aim of the doctor is to free his patient from anxiety and fears. Men who come here are ill at ease because of their problems, and our light and happy atmosphere reassures them."

Only part of Knyazkin's collection of 12,000 erotic objects is displayed in the clinic, which is staffed by buxom nurses wearing short white blouses and high heels.

"I keep the valuable stuff at home," he said.

What can we learn from this?

Alexandra, the wife of Nicholas, was captivated by Rasputin. She felt as if he were sent by God to help with her dying son. Did she have a sexual relationship with him? Don't know. But in seeking to save her son she feel prey to a false prophet. The relationship that the Romanov family had with Rasputin was in part, the beginning of the end for the great czars of Russia. The Bolshevik revolution followed the assassination of the family and Stalin and his communist regime gained control.

This is a lesson in understanding the power sexual relationships have over us. It's a lesson that there is indeed evil in our world that often comes diquised as good. The Bible teaches us to be cautious and aware of false teachings and prophets. Historically socialism has never functioned well, yet many countries are on the verge of full-blown socialism.

With all of the reading I've done on Russia, it's history is somewhat like ours. There was a strong devotion to religion. It wasn't a democracy, but many citizens were pleased with the leadership the Romanov czars offered them. But men, bent on seeking secularism, seeking socialism, brought down this great empire. This is why we need to be vigilant and aware of the actions taking place within our own country right now. The baby steps many on the left are taking are leading us to the same path that Russia took.

Posted by Stacy at July 25, 2005 10:40 AM | TrackBack

You're seriously starting to weird me out with all the c**k stuff.

Posted by: Admin Worm at July 25, 2005 12:22 PM

You're not being vulgar at all. You're being correct. Even if I'm not reading you exactly, sex is a mesmerizing, all encomapssing power, or it can be. Equally addictive are those having the power of voice or character intoxicating people enough to be led, even to die for a cause. Rasputin had to be more than well-endowed to corrupt a nation.
And our left are intoxicated with socialism, a corrupt idea of Utopia and if only we wern't so stupid we'd floow them.
I don't know whether to joke or be serious, you led off with *That Jar* which started the wise guy in me, then you came to Socialism and how close we are to being a Socialist country and that sobered me right up.
I'm sitting here wondering if a part of me will end up so displayed....Nah.

Posted by: Paul of York at July 25, 2005 12:30 PM

Spelling :p I tried to preview it gave me an error so.......it's not my fault, sort of.

Posted by: Paul of York at July 25, 2005 12:33 PM

Well done Paul, it's both. I hit the floor laughing when I found that picture. Funny stuff, huh? But seriously, I'm VERY concerned about socialism taking over our country. Christians are already idealogically in containment camps, how long until it's physically?

Posted by: Stacy at July 25, 2005 01:05 PM

Tom, I'm on a roll. I've got more coming (just you hush) to be ready. I'll continue with this theme until I either grow bored with it or my mother calls me and says 'Stacy, that's enough now'.

Posted by: Stacy at July 25, 2005 01:07 PM

I'm worrying about ya, Stacy... that "Not a Desperate Housewife" bit is beginning to sound a little strained... ;)

But turnabout is fair play, so I think that on behalf of the guys, it's fair to say that there aren't many of us that could look at That Jar's contents and feel confident and relaxed. "Sure, uh, honey, nothing to *hem* worry about. [ulp.]"

Posted by: Nightfly at July 25, 2005 01:58 PM

It looks like it fell off an Elephant, so I'm not worried. Same slight of hand as Mr./Ms. Myanmar.
Stacey, we are being contained, it's scary.
The force amassed against Christianity is powerful and persistent, mocking and full of venom. how did it get this way? I can't remember being taught anything which could harm anyone. The Golden Rule is dangerous to whom?
That girl in the picture is showing an inordinate interest - why does she exam so closely? (pervert, she seems to be admiring, not freaked out, like she should be.)
I'm done.

Posted by: Paul of York at July 25, 2005 02:17 PM

Nightfly, no, not at all desperate. I think it's all these guys I live with. Two teenage sons learning to puff out their chests could quickly be humbled by that picture. LOL!!

Paul, an elephant or a horse. I actually think it looks like it belongs to a horse. There are several on our street. I drive by and think 'could you put that think away please?'. She does seem to be looking at it admirably though, a penny for her thoughts.

Posted by: Stacy at July 25, 2005 02:47 PM

Perhaps .

Which would suggest the member is not his.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 25, 2005 03:06 PM

Well, crap, something went wrong with the embedded link text--it ended up being a period.

Here's the link.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 25, 2005 03:07 PM

That's funny Jeff!

Posted by: Stacy at July 25, 2005 03:45 PM

Funnnny! Yes , I guess a horse, having seen many a Elephant documentary, an elephant would live in shame.
Horses should be required to wear pants. Except when......and that should be done in the barn with doors closed.
"I have always been intrigued with Russian history and the Bolshevik Revolution in particular."
Does it give you clues about what will happen here? In ours?

Posted by: Paul of York at July 25, 2005 04:38 PM

History is always destined to repeat itself.

Posted by: Stacy at July 25, 2005 04:58 PM

Ohhh, how fascinating. I think it's telling even if it's somewhat fabricated.

Posted by: Nettie at July 25, 2005 06:34 PM

Who decides to save stuff like this, and why? I know there is a rumor that Napoleon's was preserved, but I'm not sure who has the Bonaparte now.

Posted by: BobG at July 25, 2005 10:03 PM

Oh man, I was right. It's pictures of farm animals next right? Right? Please say it ain't so...

A pickled...p*****? Do I detect a tongue twister there, Peter Piper?

Posted by: Muley at July 25, 2005 10:28 PM

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled...naw, I just can't bring myself to finish it...

Posted by: Jeff H at July 26, 2005 12:52 AM

Bob-that end could totally be made into a joke.

Muley-now see what you've done to Jeff?

Posted by: Stacy at July 26, 2005 01:03 AM

That's the way I intended it!

Posted by: BobG at July 26, 2005 08:50 AM

I saw Rasputin on a motorcycle once.

Posted by: Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit at July 26, 2005 06:25 PM

No, I think that was the Buddha.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 26, 2005 10:32 PM

Was he hung like a horse?

Posted by: Stacy at July 26, 2005 11:19 PM

Not sure. I was thinking of the old Zen dictum (sorry, no pun intended there), "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him", as well as the old classic (which I've never read), "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

Posted by: Jeff H at July 27, 2005 06:06 PM