When eight-year-old Ania is sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer holidays, she finds a house full of strangers and a grandmother who pretends not to know her. Ania only returns home six years later.
THE CULT IN MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE
Autobiography about childhood in an elite and illegal totalitarian cult in the USSR, dedicated to raising super-humans immune to any illness.
The book is translated from Russian to English by Stephanie Droop
THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT ADULTS BETRAYING THE CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE
FROM THE AUTHOR
“I used to get annoyed when friends and acquaintances questioned me about my childhood. Every time I started to answer, someone would immediately interrupt me, and from their very first question it was clear they didn’t believe me.
For many years I didn’t know how to talk about the cult. On one hand, it seemed to contain something great, brilliant and necessary for all humanity. On the other hand, there was a constant whisper inside me that no, something wasn’t right… Until I had a daughter, I attributed this vague misgiving to ignorance; it was more convenient to think I was simply not intelligent enough to understand the full depth and true meaning of what went on. But then my daughter was born, and when she reached the age at which I entered the cult, I suddenly, and to my own surprise, completely revised my attitude to what had gone on there and to the people connected with it.
It must be said that my husband understood from the second sentence of my story that I had been in a cult. I needed almost 40 years.”
The Stolbun’s cult has been supported for 40 years by the world-famous children's author Eduard Uspensky, known as the one who made up Cheburashka.
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
“I want to tell you about my experience and how my way of thinking has changed. How at first I was delighted with the ideas promoted by the cult of Viktor Davydovich Stolbun, and how then I realised what was really behind them.
My story is about at what price a person learns to think, not so much critically as independently. It is not difficult to criticise, but the ability to find the best solutions requires not only a good education, but also a lot of courage.
This is a story about how much ignorance costs us. It is about how not to bring up children. It is about what happens in the soul and psyche of a small child. I want to tell the truth, the truth about a cult that did not disappear with the collapse of the USSR, that larger “cult” which had made it all possible.
I want to tell the truth, as true as any memory or life experience can be.
This book is not fiction. It contains only facts from the childhood I spent in a cult.
For many years I held an internal discussion about whether it was worth publishing this truth. I kept expecting one of the “adults” would do it — after all, I was a child when I was there. But no one came forward, and the cult continues to exist to this day in the very centre of Moscow. Even in Switzerland, where I now live, there are followers of Stolbun’s “teachings”.
Now it is headed by another person, Vladimir Vladimirovich Streltsov, the son of Stolbun’s wife, and its members actively promote themselves on Russian social networks and continue to attract new clients. Previously, they “treated” mainly alcoholism, drug addiction and schizophrenia, but now they also say they treat tuberculosis.
There is a lot of information on the Internet, but it is scattered and sometimes fundamentally incorrect. I decided to collect between the covers of one book what I know myself, using people’s real names.”
THE AUTHOR MANAGED TO FREE HERSELF FROM THE PUPPETMASTER'S GRIP, BUT HIS APPALLING ACTIVITIES CONTINUE TO THIS DAY
ИНТЕРВЬЮ С АВТОРОМ
Секта в доме бабушки и книга, задуманная в детстве
Анна Чедия Сандермоен о независимом мышлении
Интервью с Анна Чедия Сандермоен, автором книги «Секта в доме моей бабушки» (2020). Книга описывает документальные события, быт столбуновцев. Анна сумела выбраться из патриархальной секты, преодолела навязанную идеологию, восстановила равновесие в собственной жизни. Вопросы, которые будут в этом интервью, касаются преодоления тотального индуцированного бреда.
Интервью в подкасте «Давай поговорим»
Книга «Секта в доме моей бабушки» — победитель в конкурсе нон-фикшн произведений «Это факт» на сайте ЛитРес. Главный приз — интервью с автором в подкасте «Давай поговорим».
жизненные сценарии и как их менять,
психологические травмы и как с ними жить.
IT WARNS US TO BE WARY OF ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE "SAVING THE WORLD", AND CONTAINS TOOLS TO IDENTIFY A CULT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
Gripping memoirs with a universal message
MASS MEDIA RESPONSE
Избиение гениев. Рассказывает внук Виктора Столбуна
У Виктора Столбуна было много внебрачных детей и две официальных дочери – Екатерина и Юлия. Екатерина рассказала свою историю в книге Анны Сандермоен. В 1985 году, когда ей было 25, она сбежала из секты своего отца.
Мартин Даничев – сын Екатерины, внук Виктора Столбуна, – тоже решил рассказать свою историю.
Дмитрий Сидоров, Елена Платонова
Скандалы вокруг имени псевдоученого Виктора Столбуна возникают даже после его смерти. Дети, оказавшиеся в школах-интернатах под его эгидой и терпевшие эксперименты над собой, выросли и заговорили вслух о взрослых — в том числе родителях, — вовлекших их в коммуны, которые позже стали называть сектой.
Although Stolbun's activities were banned and a criminal case was brought against him, many influential people in the country sent their children to the commune for "treatment" and supported it financially and through connections. Among them were E. Uspensky, R. Bykov, V. Shainsky, Y. Golovanov, party functionaries, scientists and many others.
E-book: pdf, e-pub, mobi, fb2 in zip file
Hardcopy: paperback, matt laminate, 450 g, 15x23 cm.
Анна Сандермоен. «Секта в доме моей бабушки» — книга о детстве в секте. Ее лидер В. Д. Столбун утверждал, что может создать сверхлюдей, способных преодолевать любые физические и психические заболевания…