Roza Mira

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Roza Mira (Full title in Russian: Роза Мира. Метафилософия истории, literally, The Rose of the World. The Metaphilosophy of History.) is the title of the main book by Russian mystic Daniil Andreev. It is also the name of the predicted new universal religion, to emerge and unite all people of the world before the advent of the Antichrist, described by Andreev in his book. This new interreligion, as he calls it, should unite the existing religions "like a flower unites its petals", Andreev wrote. According to Roza Mira, there are no contradictions between different religions, because they tell about different aspects of spiritual reality, or about the same things in different words. Daniil Andreyev compares different major religions to different paths leading to one and the same mountain peak (which is God). Andreyev names five world religions, which are Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. Andreyev believes in the Trinity of God, but the third hypostasis, instead of being the Holy Spirit, is claimed to be the Eternal Femininity.

Daniil Andreyev agrees with main Christian dogma, namely, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God that had come to our world to help it on its way to the Light. However, Andreyev states that the murder of Jesus wasn't planned as a part of Redemption; it was instead inspired by the Devil to hinder God's plans. Though strongly rooted, psychologically and emotionally, in the Russian Orthodox Church, Andreev also believed in reincarnation and karma, so that his personal faith, as expressed in Roza Mira, is something of an amalgamation of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. (On his deathbed, Andreev was shocked to find that the attending Orthodox priest refused him last rites;[citation needed] the priest knew that the dying man believed in reincarnation, and so did not consider him a Christian.)[citation needed]

In large part, Roza Mira is a spiritual cosmography, a description of the domains human souls occupy after death or between incarnations—domains resembling, to greater or lesser degrees, the heavens, hells, purgatories, and netherworlds of various religions and mythological systems. As such, it can be compared to works like the Bardo Thodol or Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (as well as modern expressions of the same visionary tradition, like The Urantia Book). As a 20th-century entrant in this sub-genre, Roza Mira extends its purview far beyond the terrestrial Earth, to other planets, solar systems, and galaxies. Andreev peoples these visionary domains with types of beings recognizable from world religions and mythologies—angels, archangels, demons, daemons, titans, nature spirits or "elementals"—and also with creatures unique to Andreev's vision, called igvas, raruggs, and witzraors, among others. The venues include familiar names like Atlantis and Gondwana, plus unique Andreevian coinages, Olirna and Digm, Mudgabr and Fongaranda and many more. All of this is expressed in a distinctive and remarkable volcabulary—and this vocabulary is one of the most noteworthy aspects of the text. So, the Earth (Enrof) is the center of a complex structure (bramfatura) of 242 "variomaterial planes." Similar structures abound in the known universe, so that Andreev's cosmos comes to resemble the "niutas of kotis of Buddha countries" (i.e. tens of millions of millions of alternative realms) described in the sutras of the Buddhist religious canon. This makes Roza Mira a highly distinctive and notable entry in the Western esoteric spiritual literature.

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  • Gagtungr. The devil's name, or, more exactly, the name of the Earth's local devil, who is subject to the similar and more powerful being of the Galaxy.
  • Witzraor. The huge squid-like daemon living from inside the Earth's shell in the parallel spiritual world which represents the state or the empire. The real-world (Enrof) wars are reflected on the "thin layer" as the fight of Witzraors. Wiztraors procreate by cloning, and the successful descendant must eat the heart of his father, which corresponds to revolution in Enrof. The word itself is not Russian at all, and is more like a coined English-like word.
  • Zventa-Sventana. Future good-side female supreme goddess which will be born in one of the heaven regions (and the devil wants to hinder this). The name is the coined Balto-Slavic word, similar to "Sventovit" (ancient Slavic deity) and "Svetlana" (popular modern Russian female name with the meaining of "lighty").
  • Zatomis. A region of the heaven, which corresponds to the particular religion-based civilization in the real world. The zatomis which corresponds to the Western civilization is called "Monsalvat".
  • Voglea. A female daemon of lust and all kinds of degradation and destructive behaviour, associated with the Moon. Probably some reminiscense of Lilith who is also considered the female daemon of lust in Hebrew tradition. On the other side, Astarte is mentioned in the book as a good-side female spirit, which founded the "thin layer" foundation of the Assyro-Babylonian civilization by descending to hell and defeating the hell's spirit in the fight (the plot of the Ugaritian "Song of Baal", though the deity is called Anath there).
  • Several layers of heaven are depicted, as also several layers of hell and several layers of the human soul. The dead souls of the sinners are stripped down to one of their "soul core" layers and then sunk to some layer of hell, both corresponding to the severity of their sins. The very core of the soul called "monade" cannot be created by the devil, neither can be spoiled by him (but can be hold in captivity). The innermost layer of hell is inhabited by only a single dweller - Judas. According to Andreev, Judas's action in the New Testament was a planned murder of the God, not just the deed of greed to earn 30 shekels.
  • Civilizations of the real history should have a "thin layer" background, with several major spiritual figures present - the "mother of the nation" called "carossa" and the witzraor. The historical events of founding the empire are represented by the carossa giving birth to witzraor in the "thin layer".
  • Egregor, represents the shining cloud-like spirit associated with the Church.

Relation to Russian history[edit]

Andreev describes in great detail both past and future history of the world (and Russia in particular) from his metaphysical point of view.

  • Reconstruction of the Moscow duchy by the prince Dmitry Donskoy, which restored the Russian state after the Mongol invasion, is depicted as the birth of the Russian witzraor.
  • The Time of Troubles in early XVII century is depicted as the birth of the new witzraor who killed the previous one; so is the Russian revolution of 1917.
  • The conspirologial legend of "Elder Fyodor Kuzmich" is cited in this book (though not invented by Andreev). According to this legend, the Russian king Alexander I did not die in Taganrog, but instead left his crown and the status of monarch to continue his life as a travelling hermit.
  • Joseph Stalin is depicted as an infernal person - something like a beta version of Antichrist.

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