The fragility of the human mind under the infernal pressures from the Security.
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AbstractThe present research aims to reveal a unique aspect of the confinement periplus of George Văsîi, one of the five young members of “The Burning Altar” group, as it was declared by the Security in 1958. The main source of the present scientific research was the files from the Archives of the National Council for the Study of Security Archives (ACNSAS) from which we selected a series of documents that directly concern Văsîi George. The reading of the pages that his criminal records consist of must be done with caution because they were designed to serve the purpose of supporting totalitarian communist power. The case of the group “Teodorescu Alexandru and others” must be understood in this context, when the atheist offensive of the regime was reaching its peak. The year 1958 represents the moment when the communist regime began the persecution of the Romanian Orthodox Church. As a consequence, Decree no. 410 in 1959, was adopted by the dictatorial communist regime and thus, many monasteries were closed and eight of the monks and priests having connections with “The Burning Altar” group were arrested under the most fanciful accusations, fabricated by the imagination of the Security, which guarded society against the disease of mysticism. Therefore, the purpose of this research sketch is to show how, by deepening of those pressures, the oppressive mechanism in the communist prisons conducted irremediable changes on George Văsîi’s physical and mental health, and these transformations generated the reconfiguration of his perception of the world and existence.
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