Prophecy from Kremna

Anthropologist from Nis, Bojan Jovanovic, was a guest in one of the shows of the Agape series, authored by Aleksandar Gajsek. Anthropologist Jovanovic is researching the lives of famous Serbian prophets of the 19th century, the Tarabic brothers. They came from the village of Kremna, on Tara Mountain in Serbia, whose ancestors captured the public's attention by claiming to be clairvoyant, orally describing events that would allegedly befall the Serbian state and people in the future. 2

According to Jovanovic, people since the earliest times have had a tended to peek into the future and discover what will happen to them. They used different methods and techniques to discover the future. Occasionally there were individuals who relied solely on intuition, an inner voice that occurs especially in moments of threat to the survival of the community. Then the archetype of the savior speaks, who warns the majority that they should listen him. This feeling, which most have forgotten over time, is possessed by almost all animals. Intuition is expressed through dreams and visions in the form of an archaic language of symbols that represent the possibility of knowing the future and feeling it directly. Intuition is an attempt to perceive the symbols that in a certain state come to the consciousness of the recipient and to determine their meanings in order to determine the place of man in the present and future moment.

When it comes to prophecy, anthropologist Jovanovic says that it is about a higher power, which actually speaking through certain people. God chooses certain individuals through whom he communicates important messages to a particular community. That is why such individuals, the transmitters of God's messages, are said to be prophets and that prophecy is a text through which God addresses people.

When it comes to the Tarabic brothers, Jovanovic believes that from the standpoint of religious consciousness, they are more related to paganism and impersonal force, which is more of a fateful character than the divine, and that they belong to the phenomenon of folk prophets.

For the place Kremna, where the Tarabic brothers were born and lived, the opinion is that it is special because it has certain magnetic properties that even allegedly influenced the strong blurring of photographs taken with analog cameras in the area from the air. Anthropologist Jovanovic says, that the place Kremna is rich in titanium ore, which has certain geomagnetic properties, and the name of the place Kremna itself comes from the name for flint stone. This influenced individuals to explain the explanation of a large number of prophets in the area by the existence of a spirit of nature that speaks and shapes people in the area.

The beginnings of Tarabić's prophecy are related to the beginning of the 19th century and refer to the divination of events related to the arrival and descent from power of Milos Obrenovic I of Serbia. They predicted the death of Mihailo Obrenović in 1868 and the downfall of the Obrenović dynasty in 1903 in the May coup. That period and the events that followed, influenced the establishment of the Prophecy from Kremna, because their predictions came true. Over time, a myth was built among the people about the prophets from the place of Kremna, about the abilities of the people from that area to accurately predict future events.

One of the Tarabic brothers, Milos Tarabic (1809-1854), accurately predicted the year in which he would die. According to one record, Milos fell asleep and spent the night at the place where the fairies gather. The next day, he told his mother that the fairies showed him a book that has no pages, but in which he saw everything that would happen in the future. He described, among other things, that "the time will come when black snakes will drink all the water from the spring and that the people will not have a water." Today's interpreters describe his prophecy as being fulfilled because in most parts of Serbia, small derivation hydropower plants are being built, which put the sources of watercourses on the mountains of Western and Eastern Serbia in plastic hoses.

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