Eugenia Davitashvili

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Eugenia Yuvashevna Davitashvili, known as Djuna or Dzhuna[1] (Georgian: ევგენია ჯუნა დავითაშვილი; Russian: Евге́ния Юва́шевна Давиташви́ли; 22 July 1949 – 8 June 2015) was a Soviet and Russian faith healer, writer, painter and public figure of Assyrian[2] descent who positioned herself as a healer and astrologist, claiming the power to cure cancer, knit broken bodies, and prolong life beyond 100 years.[3] She took her Georgian-language surname from her former husband.

Politics[edit]

In 1995, she participated in the Russian legislative election at the head of the Juna Davitashvili Bloc. Her 0.47% of votes were not enough to give her any seat in the State Duma.

Experiments[edit]

In 1983 and 1984, physicist and psi researcher, Russell Targ, his daughter Elisabeth Targ, and Keith Harary visited the Soviet Union as guests of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. In Moscow they were able to discuss remote viewing research with Russian scientists, visit psychics, including Davitashvili, and allegedly even carry out with her some remote viewing experiments between Moscow and San Francisco.[4][5]

Death[edit]

Davitashvili died in Moscow on 8 June 2015, two days after she fell into a coma, according to her close friend and actor Stanislav Sadalsky. She was buried next to her son, who died in 2001.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tetrault-Farber, Gabrielle (8 June 2015). "Famed Russian Faith Healer Dzhuna Davitashvili Dies in Moscow". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ Я из глубокой провинции, из станицы "Ассирийка на Кубани" Part II: Furure Sears and Prophets - Dzhuna "Целительница Брежнева" Джуна Давиташвили [Brezhnev's Healer: Dzhuna Davitashvili]
  3. ^ "Even Russia turns up a faith healer". The Milwaukee Journal. 24 April 1982.
  4. ^ Anderson, Ian (22 November 1984). "Strange case of the psychic 'spy'". New Scientist (1431): 3–4.
  5. ^ Targ, Russell; Harary, Keith (1984). The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities. New York: Villard Books. ISBN 9780394533568.
  6. ^ "Умерла целительница Джуна" (in Russian). Lenta.ru. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.

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