Tsar Nicholas II 1868 – 1918 was the last Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and claimed the title of King of Poland. His official title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias and he is currently regarded as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Tsar Nicholas II was a patient (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papus) of Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse, as was his wife Tsarina Alexandra, and he was attended by a Tartar homeopath at the end of his life (Elisabeth Heresch, Blood on the snow: eyewitness accounts of the Russian Revolution, (Paragon House, 1 Jul 1990). Page 43).
Tsar Nicholas II granted a plot of land to the St. Petersburg Society of Homeopathic Physicians in 1905 for the building of a sanitorium (Alexander Kotok, M.D., The history of homeopathy in the Russian Empire until World War I, as compared with other European countries and the USA: similarities and discrepancies, (On-line version of the Ph.D. thesis improved and enlarged due to a special grant of the Pierre Schmidt foundation 2001)).
Tsar Nicholas II’s brother in law Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky was an advocate of homeopathy, as were his ancestors Tsar Alexander I, Tsar Alexander II, Tsar Alexander III, Tsar Nicholas I, and his first cousin George V,
Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse visited Russia three times, in 1901, 1905, and 1906, serving Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra both as physician and occult consultant. In October 1905, he allegedly conjured up the spirit of Tsar Alexander III, the Tsar Nicholas II’s father, who prophesied that Tsar Nicholas II would meet his downfall at the hands of revolutionaries.
Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse’s followers allege that he informed Tsar Nicholas II that he would be able to magically avert Alexander’s prophesy so long as Encausse was alive: Tsar Nicholas II kept his hold on the throne of Russia until 141 days after Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse’s death.
Although Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse seems to have served Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra in what was essentially a shamanic capacity, he was later curiously concerned about their heavy reliance on occultism to assist them in deciding questions of government. During their later correspondence, he warned them a number of times against the influence of Rasputin.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to an economic and military disaster.
Critics nicknamed him Nicholas the Bloody because of the Khodynka Tragedy, Bloody Sunday, and the anti Semitic pogroms that occurred during his reign.
As head of state, he approved the Russian mobilization of August 1914 which marked the first fatal step into World War I and thus into the demise of the Romanov dynasty.
Nicholas II abdicated following the February Revolution of 1917 during which he and his family were imprisoned first in the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo, then later in the Governor’s Mansion in Tobolsk, and finally at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg.
Nicholas II, his wife, his son, his four daughters, the family’s medical doctor, the Tsar’s Valet, the Empress’ Lady in Waiting and the family’s cook were all killed in the same room by the Bolsheviks on the night of 17 July 1918.
This led to the canonization of Nicholas II, his wife the Empress and their children as martyrs by various groups tied to the Russian Orthodox Church within Russia and, prominently, by the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia.