The most interesting personality of the XIX century, Russian writer, teacher, music critic Vladimir Fedorovich Odoyevsky (1803 – 1869), the last representative of the ancient princely family of the Rurik dynasty, the organizer of the Society of Lyubomudriya, publisher of the magazine “Mnemozina”, one of the founders of the magazine “Moscow Herald” and co-editor of Pushkin’s Sovremennik, assistant director of the St. Petersburg Public Library and director of the Rumyantsev Museum, enthusiastically collected various facts attributed to the category of superstition and prejudice. A part of the collected materials was published by the prince in the journal “Notes of the Fatherland” in the article “Sorcery of the XIX Century” in 1839.
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Our world is the house in which our ancestors lived, we live, our children will live …
However, considering the cultural heritage of the ancestors, we are far from always able to understand the true causes of the emergence of ancient rites, their roots, meaning, and sometimes do not understand the essence of the patterns that manifest themselves in them. Sometimes it is easy to understand them. More often – centuries pass, and we are marking time, stretching our hands helplessly about the toga that we have encountered. Continue reading