Story told by Lyubka Todorova
I went to visit Baba Vanga only once at the end of August 1966. This meeting left deep and enduring emotions in me.
At this time I was already married – I had one girl, and was living in Sofia. My mother and sister lived in Dupnitza. Right after my sister – Bistra, finished he education at the Institute to become a children teacher, she got very sick from multiple sclerosis. The disease developed very quickly. Just few years, she was already immobilized to a bed.
I went to visit Baba Vanga to ask for help for my sister. I went to Petrich with my husband – we had booked an appointment well in advance. There were many people waiting in front of her house, so me and my husband joined them with our sad hearts. Most people didn’t talk at all. Some were very thoughtful with their own pain…some were staying with the prophetess for a very short time, others for much longer. Baba Vanga’s sister – Lyubka was there, and she was helping a lot with the conversations because Baba Vanga was talking with a Macedonian dialect and sometimes you needed a translation.
I heard my name, and I entered to visit Baba Vanga. I was literary shivering, feeling enchanted from her presence and the whole atmosphere that was around her.
The very first thing that she told me was that I came here with my husband with our car, that I was abroad recently, and that soon I will go abroad again. – this was the pure truth! Also she guessed that I took some time off work to look after my sister.
I gave her the sugar, over which my sister has slept the other night. Baba Vanga touched it and said that my sister is very sick – her right side is paralyzed and that she can’t help her. – She will die with her hands crossed like a saint – but it won’t be soon, she said with a very friendly and compassionate voice that I will never forget.
Baba Vanga also added that my grandmother (she passed away 10 years ago) is watching over us and that an uncle of mine that is sick, will die soon. Initially I didn’t know which uncle she meant in particular, but after a while, the brother of my deceased father died from cancer.
Then our conversation was revolving around my family. I remember how Baba Vanga insisted: – I want from you to give birth to one boy.
In 1970 this is what happened – I gave birth to a son, his name was Biser. Two years later, in the fall of 1972 my sister passed away, after years of suffering from her disease.
Prophets are carrying a very heavy burden. They are constantly seeing the dark pictures of accidents, cataclysms, disasters, and people’s misfortunes. They see all, they know all, but they can’t do nothing to prevent any of it. Baba Vanga is often accepting people, whose relatives are suffering from the worst diseases which can’t be cured. Most of them wait for Baba Vanga to tell them: “He will live”! – but unfortunately that is not the destiny of those martyrs.
When Baba Vanga sees that death is coming and it is inevitable – this is her greatest challenge when predicting people’s fates. She has to either tell directly of the upcoming death, or try to find a way how to hide it if she sense that the person in front of her will not be able to accept it.
Very often, when this is the case, Baba Vanga simply says: “Come to visit me again in 10 days” or “Come in 1 month”, because she knows very well that the inevitable would have happened. At the same time the person that visited her will need her compassionate and courage after his close relative passes away, so she is always ready to help and that’s why she calls them back.
Baba Vanga used to say: – I live with people’s pain and suffering every day, but I can’t and don’t dare to explain why this is happening to them. One very strict voice is telling me to not try to explain anything because every human being deserves the life he has.
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The excerpt for this article was taken from Baba Vanga Predictions – Luxurious Edition (In Bulgarian) by Zheni Kostadinova
About The Author
Zheni Kostadinova graduated Philosophy at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has worked as an editor at the student TV show “Ku-Ku”, and as a reporter at the National Radio “Horizon”. For over 15 years she is a columnist at “Weekly Trud” newspaper writing about esoteric and psychology. In the same newspaper she is maintaining a page on literature. Zheni Kostadinova is the author of some of the most popular books written on Baba Vanga including “Baba Vanga The Prophetess”, “Baba Vanga Predictions”, “The Secret of Baba Vanga”. Her first book was translated into Russian, Polish, Latvian, Serbian, and Albanian. Zheni is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers. She had published three books of poetry: “Fire Sticks (2002), “17 love colors” (2007), and “Fig Jam” (2008). In 2012 Zheni has founded the art-house “Kuklite”. It is a doll gallery and a mini-museum located in the old downtown of Sofia. The gallery exhibits different dolls placed in specific categories. Besides the exhibitions, the art-house “Kuklite” also have the priority to work with children from the local schools, so they learn more about the traditions and customs of the different nations. The main idea is to transform the art-house “Kuklite” into a centre for cultural exchange, creative collaboration between representatives of different fields of art, science and philosophy. The art-house will hold meetings with interesting personalities, and will be a place of exhibitions, seminars, workshops, premieres of books and documentary movies, puppetry, and many other great events. The art-house “Kuklite” will also be a place where collectors can display their favourite artefacts and can share the history associated with them.
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