Leech interested not only doctors, but also philosophers. They tried to find a justification of its mystical power. These include Schopenhauer, German philosopher-irrationalist. He imagined the essence of the world as irrational will, put forward several controversial in the scientific and philosophical level theories, according to which one of the leech was primordial on the ground.Remembering ancient mythology texts of Ovid, reinterpreting them, Schopenhauer came to the fact that the leech was thus androgyne whom God punished for attacks on his greatness.Perhaps the reason for such a statement was the opening biologists leech hermaphrodite. Subsequently, this theory was developed and continued by Helena Blavatsky and Roerich.Roerich argued in particular that after on the ground there will be no living creature, save the world hermaphrodite – a leech. It was she, in his opinion, again destined to become a fundamental principle of life on earth. Today, the medicinal leech is very popular in many countries. In the south of France is the Gironde region in which the city of Bordeaux. In this city for several years, experts bred leeches in artificial conditions. In a pine forest dug several ponds in which leeches are at different stages of development. These leeches are used as a therapeutic agent directly to girudoterapii sessions and for the production of creams and pharmaceuticals. Russian state too is no exception to this series. The first person in Russia, proclaimed leech Foremost princely remedy was Yuri Dolgoruky – Prince of Suzdal and Grand Prince of Kiev, son of Vladimir Monomakh. Who knows, perhaps it is a leech helped preserve the health of the prince and later conquer Pereyaslavl and Kiev. As you know, soon after the second capturing Kiev boyars poisoned Prince. Sudden death Dolgoruky, obviously, was the cause, not allowing him to proclaim leech official remedy of all Russia. More than thirty centuries mankind uses medicinal leech, and in various, sometimes unexpected purposes: culinary, medical, preventive, bioenergy, mystical, beauty … But mostly, of course, is the treatment of a wide range of diseases. It is known that Russian actor Mikhail Shchepkin, while still a serf, in 1805, played on the provincial scene four or five performances a day. To recover after a few hours on stage courage, strength and energy, Shepkin on the advice of the sorcerer after the last performance for 10-15 minutes set himself leeches behind the ears. The next morning, the joy of all, he again sparks rushil conservative views theatergoers on how to play and it should transform into different roles on the stage lived the life of his new characters, conquered contemporary art of acting work. And only a small circle of friends and relatives know that the source from which Mikhail Semenovich infinitely drew strength were leeches.