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Anka Peyzanova About Baba Vanga

Story told by Anka Peyzanova from Belene, Lovech Province

My daughter, Malina, was constantly sick when she was little. She developed asthma and allergies from almost all medicines. In 1989 they admitted her to a hospital in Belene with two-sided bronchopneumonia. She was having allergy attacks, and doctors didn’t know how to treat her. I almost tried all recipes from the folk medicine, but nothing really helped. They discharged Malina from the hospital and in May we went down to Sandanski for a few weeks. On the very first night Malina had another asthma attack, and we took her to the local polyclinic. The doctor said that the climate here is not suitable for her. Our hosts at the apartment where we stayed, showed compassion and offered us to take Malina to see Baba Vanga. Very close to them was living Lyuba – Baba Vanga’s sister. Lyuba told us that she will help us to arrange the visit. We put some sugar on a handkerchief, and Malina slept over it for one night. Lyuba took the sugar to Baba Vanga, and told us to go and see her in two days.

We went to Rupite where Baba Vanga was accepting her visitors. Some people were waiting in front of her gate for 1 week. I also got an admission number and started to wait. In one hour Baba Vanga came out and said: – Next to come is the child from Belene. We entered and her first words were that Malina was not cured out well. I told her to which doctors I have taken her, and what medicines they have given her, and she said strictly: – Stop all medications at once.

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The excerpt for this article was taken from Baba Vanga Predictions – Luxurious Edition (In Bulgarian) by Zheni Kostadinova

She told me to pick 50 leaves of colt’s foot, to dry them out, and in September in the same year to bring them back to her. I followed all of the instructions, and we went again in September to see Baba Vanga.

She took the colt’s foot leaves and put them in front of her. She placed her hands over them, and held them for a while. Then Baba Vanga said:  – When the weather gets cooler, for 40 consecutive days put one leave on the child, and leave it for overnight. She instructed me to dip the leaves in warm Rakia (grape Brandy) and for the first night to place the leave on the child’s chest, and on the next day to put it on the back – repeating this sequence up to the 40th day. On top of the leaves, I had to put a newspaper and a piece of cotton. Then from the used, broken leaves, she advised to prepare tea that will alleviate the coughing.

Many years have passed by since our meeting with Baba Vanga. Malina is absolutely healthy now. Thanks to Baba Vanga’s remedy, my daughter hasn’t had any attacks or allergic reactions.

Story Analysis

The asthma recipe that Baba Vanga gave to Malina, was given to many other people as well. Generally speaking this same recipe is popular in the Bulgarian National Medicine. The colt’s foot is also mentioned to help relieve the asthma symptoms.

However what is different and unique, is that Baba Vanga asks people to give her the leaves in person and she puts her hands on them – most likely she is casting some sort of spell. She is saying specific formulas for health, and she is whispering prayers for health. Maybe this is the secret of the strong healing properties that those herbs have when they were touched by Baba Vanga. She often advises the same herbs for the same diseases, but each recipe has its unique character in accordance with each specific case. Maybe Baba Vanga is following the orders of the superior powers that guide her what to advise for the specific situation. That is why, it is rather unlikely for ordinary people to have good results using the exact same recipe that was given to somebody else, to treat their own disease.

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Article Source

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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