Abstract: The proposed biographical literary study aims to shed light on the main moments of the life and work of one of the most mystical and profound visionary thinkers of mankind – Daniil Andreev. This is a dissident writer who has not published a single line of his shocking work in his lifetime (most of his works Andreev wrote in prison). His first editions in the early 1990s turned him into a worldwide sensation – he was called “The Russian Dante”. Especially the major work of Daniil Andreev, The Rose of the World, is perceived by the cultural elite as a revelation of the coming of a new spiritual age for humanity.
Key words: Daniil Andreev, metahistory, providentialism, visionary, alternative spirituality, worldwide church, universal religion