Rasputin: what was his link with the “erotic-mystical” sect of the Khlysts?

Grigory Efimovitch Rasputin was probably born in January 1869 in Proskrovoye in the district of Tyumen, a region of Western Siberia, on the borders of the Urals. He grew up in a very pious family of small landowners. Very early, Rasputin manifests divinatory gifts. Grigori even claims to have apparitions of the Virgin Mary. To … Read more