3/8/2016 By Dr Paul Kindlon
This is a story about Dutch aristocrats, Royal incest, Rasputin and the ill-fated Romanovs.
Hint: It could have easily been written by Dan Brown…thus the fanciful title.
A scene from a recent Russian film which shows Rasputin in a favorable light, starring the Russian superstar Vladimir Mashkov
In ancient kingdoms it was fairly common for brothers to marry sisters or sometimes close cousins. This practice – called Endogamy- persisted for thousands of years. Even modern European aristocrats engaged in Endogamy – and therefore- incest. The cause of this incest, however, was not some perverse impulse, but rather a desire to contain and maintain something called “mana”.