Question: Was the novel “The Master and Margarita” by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov inspired by the ascended masters? I know it was written in the Soviet Union during Stalin’s regime. The story concerns a visit by the devil to the officially atheistic Soviet Union. It combines supernatural elements with satirical dark comedy and Christian philosophy, defined categorization with a single genre. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.
Well, certainly, this is an example of what we have talked about before that there can be certain books that have a certain inspiration from the ascended masters, contain certain ideas, but also contain a human-interest story or certain elements that are not in alignment with the teachings or coming from us.
You have to see this book in the context; it was not an attempt to give an entirely accurate, consistent ascended master teaching. It was an attempt to bring out some ideas within the very strict confines of what was allowed, based on censorship in the Soviet Union, but could still challenge people, as many people have been challenged by that novel.
There were people who grew up in the Soviet Union, or the Warsaw block, for whom this novel was a major eye opener that opened them to think beyond the official party line. What I’m saying is that not everything that is in the book is entirely accurate, of course, but that for its time and its place, it was, we might say, a groundbreaking book and certainly a paradigm-shifting book for those who were open minded enough for it.
I’m not necessarily saying that all ascended master students now need to go out and read the book. This is something you need to decide individually. This messenger has read parts of it but has never finished the entire book.
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