Family. Essay, Research Paper
Because of Rasputin’s healing abilities Alexandra became very dependant on him, and ignored his evil ways. Rasputin supposedly had “healing powers”that he used to heal people in strange and unique ways. One thing that the tsarina Alexandra and the rest of the royal did not notice or ignored, was the fact that Rasputin had an evil side to him. Rasputin definitely had a rise to power he went from a Siberian peasant, to a monk, then to eventually become a confidant to the Tsarina Alexandra. Rasputin did indeed become one of the most influential men in Russia of his time.
Rasputin used his “healing abilities” in very unusual ways. He did not have to be in the vicinity to heal the person that had the problem.He could heal the sick on the phone, by telegraph, through writing, or in person. It really did not make too much of a difference.He helped any and every one that needed his help.The way that he “cured’ people required no actual examination. He would simply go up to them, talk and just by talking to them, they would get their health back, they would get better.
Not only did he have healing abilities he also had precognition and clairvoyance, this would enable him to see into the future. He would be able to predict what will happen to you.Rasputin used some of the techniques which are mentioned earlier, to heal Alexandra’s son Aleksey. Aleksey was a Hemophilic child and when ever he would have a bleeding attack and the doctors said that nothing could be done, the royal family would call upon the expertise of Rasputin for his help. The strange thing was that every time that Aleksey was ill and Rasputin said that he would not die and that he would get better, he was right and Aleksey would indeed get better. Rasputin “healing powers” had a tremendous impact on young Alekseys life and also on the length of his life, which later was the reason that Rasputin became such an influential force.
The entire royal family was too blinded by his ability to heal their son to see that he had an evil side. Rasputin was part of a religious sect known as the Khlisti sect, they believed that all of man’s desires should be fulfilled. They held orgies to make sure that their desires would be fulfilled.Rasputin also held many of his own orgies in his own basement of his house.As he became more and more influential and famous he began attracting more and more women around him.”Rasputin was also selfish, greedy,and dissolute”.When he had the Tsar and Tsarina fooled into thinking he was helping their son, he was actually trying to gain a political advantage so he could later rise to power.
Rasputin would do anything in his power to keep Alexandra fooled so he could continue to gain leverage in Russia’s government, without the Royal family finding out.If that meant he had to keep on healing Aleksey then he would do that. Or if that meant that he had to continue having massive orgies to get in the public’s eye then he would. And if he needed to keep the Tsarina on his side so she could keep on protecting him, and keep thinking that he could not possibly do anything evil then he would do that.
Rasputin definitely rose to power, but what techniques did he use? As it was stated earlier he would do anything in his will, if that meant he would be more powerful. Sometimes he would even tell people that he felt the will of God seeping into him, and those people actually believed it. Another technique used by Rasputin was definitely his use of his “healing abilities.” The was his most important and successful technique. “The more he healed Aleksey the closer he got to the Royal family, and eventually he started meddling in political affairs.”
Rasputin healed Aleksey so successfully that the Royal family really had no other choice but to call him back every time that Aleksey became ill and no one else could do anything about it.Eventually he became so close to the family tat they called every time that he became ill.As a result of that he started getting closer to the family and eventually became a very trusted friend.
Rasputin was influenced by two main sources. One of them being his “guardian angel”,Astra. He said that he was the force deep inside of him, that encouraged him to do good. She was there through the good times and the bad times, “she was there through it all” Until one day that she simply disappeared. He was also influenced by a sect known as the “Khillisti Sect”. This sect influenced him in a very negative way. They made him believe that all of mans desires should be obtained during a lifetime. To make sure that, those pleasures were obtained they would throw parties that would lend orgies. Also, after a while Rasputin became addicted to these actions, and he began to throw orgies of his own in his basement of his house.Rasputin’s rise to power came to be because of careful consideration on his part which he used to do so.
Rasputin did indeed contribute to the downfall of the monarchy and the birth of
communism in Russia. Thanks to his abilities to cure Aleksey, the whole Royal family always felt that they were in debt to him.They also had a deep admiration and respect for him, so they did not restrain him from doing what he wanted to do. As a result of this,he started to meddle in Russia’s political affairs. He would influence the Tsar and Tsarina into making decisions concerning Russia’s well being that would benefit him. “He even began to appoint people to offices in the government .” Those people who he had given the jobs to, were incompetent for the jobs that he had given to them. Many of the people that were appointed to high places did not have the proper training to be there, and they did not have enough insight in Russia’s political affairs to make accurate decisions.
Another way that Rasputin contributed to the downfall of the monarchy was because of his “unholy” ways. When the Russian people found out about all of his evil actions, they began to despise him, “they began to hate him so much, that he was in essence a symbol for hatred”.They even began to call him the “Mad Monk”. Since the Tsarina and Rasputin were so close, Russian people began to think that they were spies for Germany during the war (especially since the Tsarina was native to Germany).
Finally, he affected the Russian Revolution by rising to power. When he rose to power he thought he could do anything (which also happened to be true). He was in essence “above the law”. Anything and everything that Rasputin would do, was “right” in the eyes of Alexandra. Anyone that did not agree with that, was considered to be committing an act of treason, by Alexandra. Since the Tsar and Tsarina were so close to Rasputin, and Rasputin was so deeply hated the Russians began to question the Royal family’s authority. As a result of that testing of authority, it was easier for Communist Russia to rise.
Rasputin was a very powerful man, with a great intelligence. And if he would have used his power for good rather than evil, he could have been one of the most powerful leaders known to date. Even though this great man was able to hide his “true” self from the Tsar and Tsarina, he was not able to hide the way he really was from the Russian people. And because of that,everyone in Russia knew about his evil ways, except for the Royal family, who were too blinded by the health of their son Aleksey.