Friday, October 03, 2008

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grigori Rasputin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"According to Rasputin's daughter, Maria, Rasputin did 'look into' the Khlysty sect but rejected it. One Khlyst practice was known as 'rejoicing' (радение), a ritual which sought to overcome human sexual urges by engaging in group sexual activities so that, in consciously sinning together, the sin's power over the human was nullified.[11] Rasputin is said to have been particularly appalled by the belief that grace is found through self-flagellation."

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