Healing Old Russia

The most important sources from which we obtain information about the state of medicine are ancient legends, stories, epics. In them we get knowledge about the people's views on the various issues of life, including those of humans, and of the social processes.

Healing Old Russia

The most important sources from which we obtain information about the state of medicine are ancient legends, stories, epics. In them we get knowledge about the people's views on the various issues of life, including those of humans, and of the social processes.

Another source, giving valuable information on the medicine of ancient Russia, are conspiracies, sayings, proverbs, sayings, etc. Proverbs, according to Dahl, — reduced parables are important for the history of the people. Among these sources, take one of the main places of the old herbalists and medical reference. Despite the fact that they refer to the time of its appearance to the later historical period, though they contain many of the traditional, jumping at them from the pagan period of Russian history.

Primary germ Russian folk medicine to be found in sorcery and witchcraft ancient Slavs. This folk medicine differed one line, not typical primary stages of Western medicine. The fact that the Russian folk medicine knew priestly organization, which marks him first stages of development of medicine in the Latin and Germanic peoples. Volhovaniya, spells, charms, slanders, based on belief in the mysterious forces of nature, are the predominant instruments of our archaic medicine, along with simple, purely mechanical means of healing bodily diseases.

In pagan Russia, a symbol of the power of their gods of nature, custodians and holders of higher intellectual knowledge of his tribe, including medicine, were senior to the old (old men, "beggars perekhozhie"). They combine departure and external worship, and keeping traditions, and broadcasting rights. Had, in all probability, and the secrets of primitive medical art. "Kalika perekhozhie" heal Ilya Muromets, who, according to our epics, "thirty-three years in the village of Sidney sat Karacharovo" and return him to power, giving "him drink honey-pititsa glass of vodka." By the way, what was sick of Ilya Murom? Likely multiple sclerosis, an incurable so far. But there is a view that as a child he suffered polio.

In the cult of the ancestors of the ancient Slavs were also animistic representations (anima — soul). In the view of our ancestors occupied a special place reincarnation (rebirth), based on the idea of a special life force that exists separately from the person. The same physical appearance and belongs to a living person, act, move, think, and the dead, a corpse that looks like a living, but fixed, senseless, because the life force ("soul") separated from him somewhere. When a person dies, the ancient Slavs Dumas, his soul or spirit left the body as "dymets small." The fate of these spirits in ancient times, different. Some of them remain on the land doing good and evil and the other part goes to heaven, continuing to influence the lives of children. It was also believed that the souls of the dead seek refuge in animals, objects, so many therapeutic techniques associated with animals: for headache puppy seated on his forehead, fevers tied near a goat, etc.

The ancient Slavs called the father Churom or Schur ("pax"). Chur — the keeper sort. Keepers at home — for houses. The head of the tribe was to "keep in touch" with spirit ancestors. Intermediaries between mankind and the mysterious forces of nature are considered as sorcerers, magicians, nymphs, nymphs, which play a prominent role in the ancient chronicles and tales of the oral folk literature. By sorcerer calls — remember? — Prince Oleg: "What will come true in the life of me?" These intermediaries could use his power for the benefit and to the detriment of the person — heal or punish.

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