Story told by Ilia Mardov from Gotze Deltchev
My brother George, who is 6 years older than me got sick, and all visits to doctors were without results. My sister-in-law insisted that we go and visit Baba Vanga. So on July 10th, 1969 we went down to Petrich. The usual atmosphere – hundreds of people waiting in front Baba Vanga’s house waiting for their turn to see the prophetess. It was around 3 pm when Baba Vanga came out of her house and said with a loud voice: – There is one man from Kornitza – let him come.
For a moment I felt over-excited, as I didn’t know if she was calling me, or another man from my village. Apparently she felt my hesitation and said again: – Ilia Mardov – come over here!
I felt bad, looking at the judgemental looks of the other people, as I was entering before them – even though they were here much earlier than me. But what else do you do when Baba Vanga calls you.
She had a rectangular table in her small room, and under the table there was a basin where she disposed of the sugar from the other visitors. While she was touching my sugar she said: – I see Maria and Elena, they are asking for you.
Maria was my mother, and Elena was my sister – both were deceased.
Then at once Baba Vanga changed her tone, and said with such a compassion: Oh George, George…such as good man you are, a teacher…he is very sick…I see death – it awaits everyone, the difference is some are taken earlier, others are taken later.
After a little while my brother passed away. I remembered again my conversation with Baba Vanga. This great Bulgarian was given the extraordinary gift and right to help other people. For me she is a real Saint.
“I see death – it awaits everyone”. Here Baba Vanga is definitely trying to comfort Ilia by reminding him of the eternal truth of the beginning and ending of each life on this planet. For Baba Vanga, life and death have special characteristics, different from what we imagine. For all these years of predicting people’s fates, Baba Vanga is living between two realities, where the beginning and the end are tied together in one combined stream, most likely united and undivided. Very often Baba Vanga tries to comfort her visitors when they have lost or will soon lose a loved one, by explaining them that death is inevitable and that’s how this world is organized. Even though she knows very well, that even the greatest wisdom words can’t overcome the grief that every human being experiences, she still continues to inspire strength and hope.
It seems that people needed the compassion of Baba Vanga. They needed to hear her voice that comes from this invisible realm, where we are all sentenced to go to one day.
For Baba Vanga, death was the other name of life!
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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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