Freitag, 18. August 2017

Ελληνικός πολιτισμός ως επιλογή

Δεν αλλάξαμε απλά θρησκεία (όπως νομίζουν πολλοί εσφαλμένα). Αλλάξαμε πολιτισμό, διότι δεν φτάνει το άγαλμα του Δία στην θέση της εικόνας του Ιησού. 
Δεν αρκεί ο συνειδητός αυτοπροσδιορισμός ως Έλληνας - για να συνεχίζουμε μετά να σκεπτόμαστε και να συμπεριφερόμαστε όπως πριν. 
Η Επανελλήνιση απαιτεί πρωτίστως αλλαγή έθους.
Κάθαρση από τα συσσωρευμένα σκουπίδια του παγκόσμιου μονοθεϊσμού.
Ο Ελληνισμός δεν είναι μόνο θρησκεία, είναι ένα ολόκληρο σύστημα αναφοράς με δική του θρησκεία και αντίληψη του κόσμου. Η θρησκεία δεν μπορεί να αποκοπεί από το σύνολο. 
Όσο κάποιος προσεγγίζει μόνο τα ιερά, αδιαφορώντας για το καθολικό πλαίσιο, τόσο πιο πολύ απομακρύνεται από τον Ελληνισμό και καταλήγει σε παράξενα μονοπάτια.
Το ένα σύνολο μπορεί μόνο να αποκατασταθεί από ένα άλλο σύνολο. Η επιμέρους αντικατάσταση είναι ελλιπής και αφήνει περιθώριο να διεισδύσουν οι διάφορες παρδαλές ιδεολογίες ή νοοτροπίες του παγκόσμιου μονοθεϊσμού (είτε λέγονται διεθνιστικές, είτε εθνικιστικές) στο φαντασιακό μας με αποτέλεσμα να μας αφομοιώσουν.
Ο Ελληνισμός είναι ένας διαφορετικός πολιτισμός με δική του θρησκεία, με δικό του πλαίσιο αρχών και αρετών, με δικά του έθιμα, με δική του συμπεριφορά στο ατομικό και συλλογικό επίπεδο. 
Οτιδήποτε άλλο, αποκομμένο μάλιστα από το σύνολο, δεν είναι ελληνική θρησκεία ή κοσμοθέαση, αλλά κάτι διαφορετικό, ακριβώς επειδή είναι αποκομμένο και χωρίς αναφορά. Γι'αυτό άλλωστε και δεν μας αφορά.
Όταν λοιπόν διαλέγουμε τον Ελληνισμό και γινόμαστε πραγματικοί Έλληνες, δηλαδή μετέχοντες του ελληνικού έθους, παύουμε να είμαστε μέλη της Εσπερίας ή της Ρωμιοσύνης, διότι ανήκουμε πλέον στον ελληνικό πολιτισμό.
Αυτή είναι η διαφορά.

Sonntag, 30. Juli 2017

Πως να γίνουμε Έλληνες

Άλλαξε ο Ρωμιός και έβαλε τα ρούχα του αλλιώς. Μόνο έτσι μπορεί να περιγράψει κάποιος τα πάμπολλα φαινόμενα "επανελλήνισης" (της συμφοράς) που αντικρίζουμε γύρω μας.
Η στροφή στον ελληνισμό σημαίνει αλλαγή ιδιοσυγκρασίας. Το λέω ξανά, αλλαγή ιδιοσυγκρασίας. Ο σύγχρονος πολιτισμός δεν είναι δικός μας. Οπότε πρέπει να τον αποβάλλουμε μαζί με τις ιδεοληψίες και τις προκαταλήψεις του, μαζί με όλα όσα μας δίδαξαν τα διάφορα πολλαπλασιαστικά όργανα του.

Πρέπει λοιπόν να περάσουμε κάθε ιδέα στο μυαλό μας από κόσκινο προκειμένου να θέσουμε ερωτηματικά σε όσα θεωρούμε αυτονόητα. Διαφορετικά, θα ντύνουμε τις παλιές ιδέες του νυν πολιτισμού με ελληνικούς χιτώνες, με αποτέλεσμα να καταντήσουμε καρικατούρες του εαυτού μας.
 
Όποιος δεν θέλει να αλλάξει και να νιώσει τον πόνο που συνεπάγεται ο αποχωρισμός από τον νυν πολιτισμό και τις διαποτισμένες απ' αυτόν πεποιθήσεις του, δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να γίνει Έλληνας.

Ο χειρότερος αντίπαλος της επανελλήνισης είμαστε εμείς οι ίδιοι.

Freitag, 21. Juli 2017

Τα «Προμήθεια» και ο εξευτελισμός του ελληνισμού

Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

Twenty years YSEE – For the preservation and restoration of Hellenism

Twenty years YSEE – For the preservation and restoration of the genuine Hellenic tradition
July «2017»


On the occasion of a celebratory event for the YSEE's 20th anniversary in the cult room of Ethnic Hellenic Religion at Athens on July 15, founding members of YSEE gave numerous speeches about important events during the first years of battle, reflected on what has been achieved over this 20-year period and formulated collective goals for the next years. Speakers included the Secretary of YSEE Vlassis G. Rassias, High Priestess Elena Petri and the Representative of the Mythological Laboratory for Children Amelia Mathe. Konstantinos Malliaros, an other member of YSEE, closed his speech about Rehellenization by saying: "This means that we need to change radically our mentality from the way the system has programmed us to think."


Here you can find some photographs of the event: https://www.ysee.gr/index.php?type=d&f=ysee20

“Neo-Hellenic Polytheism” doesn’t concern Hellenism

I’ve read today with regret that the Facebook-Group “Society For The Protection and Promotion of Polytheism” presented the “neopagan” Group “Neo-Hellenic Polytheism” (NHP) as being part of Greek Polytheism. We Hellenes often explained that we reject “Neopaganism”, “neopagan” intolerance (“I want to be part of your tradition, whether you like it or not”) and that the so-called “Neo-Hellenic Polytheism” does not belong to our tradition. Because Hellenes are an ethnos, not “pagans”, and Hellenismos (Hellenic Tradition) is an ethnic Religion, not “neopagan” or “pagan” at all. “Paganism” was fabricated by the christians (and adopted by the occident) in order to humiliate the ancient cults and ethnicities. We would never use the mentioned term to define ourselves (except for very rare exceptions), for it was imposed on our ancestors, which were slaughtered, persecuted and tortured as supposed “pagans” and “devil worshippers”. This word itself transports all the categories of thinking and alienating power of current cultural imperialism. “Neopaganism” is one of the most significant forms of current cultural imperialism.
It’s outrageous to see that this group still holds onto its old propaganda. I very much hope that the Society” will correct its post, for “NHP” is not hellenic, but “neopagan”. Hellenism is an ancient religion and part of the indigenous Hellenic identity. “Neopaganism” is a modern movement that emanated from christian occultism. The Greeks didn’t practise “Neopaganism” and “Neopaganism” didn’t originate from Greece, so “neopaganism” can not be considered as being part of their religion. It was never linked to Hellenism. “Neopaganism” is the “child” of western monotheism, it has nothing to do with indigenous religions and worldviews. On the contrary, “neopaganism” represents the homogenizing trait of global monotheism. “Neopaganism” is not ancient, and if its not ancient, it can not be Hellenic. And therefore it can not be part of the revitalized hellenic culture in general, unless the mentioned Group can prove the opposite. But I haven’t ever read such a thing in any scientific book written by Walter Burkert, Walter Friedrich Otto or Paul Veyne. As an ethnic Hellene I would know if such a group existed in my tradition. The issue is not a personal one. Nor is it about believing” in the Gods, but practicing Hellenismos in a historical and cultural accurate way, for Hellenismos is an orthopraxic tradition, and it is the orthopraxy (right practice”) that defines Hellenismos. So, the issue here – regarding this group – is that they label themselves as Hellenic polytheistic”, while they are not. But this kind of dishonest self-labeling is characteristic of “Neopaganism”. If someone doesn’t practice the religion in the right way, the Greek way, it should be apparent the he or she does not practice Hellenic Polytheism, but something else.
We don’t practice Hellenic Religion in my” or in your” way, but in the way of the Greeks. Hellenism is a collectivistic culture. The Polis stands above the citizen, the community stands above the individual. Greek Religion wasn’t a matter of personal likes and dislikes. It was an orthopraxic religion (orthopraxy means correct practice”). The Hellenes were eager to practice in the ways of our ancestors”. Today we would say: in the way the Hellenes practiced. And that’s what Hellenismos is about: Honoring the Greek Gods in the Greek Way. Orthopraxy lies in the heart of hellenic piety.
Therefore, We say “NO” to the exploiters of Hellenic Tradition and follow the example of the Lakotas by protecting our selves, our tradition and Identity from harm and distortion caused by disrespectful groups, which can’t take No for an answer (see: Declaration of War against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality). Native Traditions, stand up and protect your heritage!

 
1. “The term ‘Pagan’, which in the original Latin is derived from Paganus (peasant), is yet another insult used by the victorious Christians since the 4th Century, to belittle what remained of the Native Religions. They used this to label all those remaining loyal to their Ethnic Traditions, to imply that they were uneducated and uncouth villagers. The term was used for centuries in most European languages to refer to the Ethnikoi. In the 20th Century, it was reintroduced with the suffix neo (viz. Neopaganism), by various Christian-inspired devotees of Esotericism and the New Age. ‘Neopaganism’ doesn’t concern us. It may even be a manufactured ploy to detract from the current world rule of the so-called ‘Monotheists’.” (Supreme Council of the ethnic Hellenes, FAQ 24).
2. “The polish reporter Wojciech Jan Rudny interviews a constitutional member of the Supreme Council of the ethnic Hellenes (YSEE) on behalf of the polish «GNIAZDO» magazine”
Wojciech Jan Rudny:  I’ve heard about many American Hellenists (people that they believe in the Greek Gods). What do you think about them?
YSEE: Some of these people that you mention are not true Hellenists but rather members of the so-called Wicca or other “neo-pagan” groups who are simply disguised as “Hellenists” for reasons that exist hidden within the depths of their own minds. Obviously we are not interested in having any relationship with these people. Our Tradition, Religion and Values should not be exploited in any manner, in much the same way that no other ethnic Tradition, Religion and Values should be exploited.
3. “Neopaganism” (“Neo-Hellenic Polytheism”, “Hellenic” Wicca etc.), Occultism and, the New-Age-Movement simply don’t concern the Hellenes, their Religion and Culture.”
Stilian Ariston: Hellenismos: The religion and worldview of the hellenes and hellenic polytheists.


Update, 10/7/2013”:
The mistake has been corrected. The Society” finally deleted the contentious Message. We thank the Society” for protecting Hellenismos and saying no to neopagan” intolerance.

«Greek» State recognizes Ethnic Hellenic Religion

Yesterday (on April 9) the Secretary of the Supreme council of ethnic Hellenes (YSEE) announced that after more than twenty years of struggle, the Greek state has finally recognized the Hellenic Religion as a «known religion» according to paragraph 17 – the only form of recognition for a religion in Greece. The mentioned paragraph includes the permission to build a temple as well as the right of «public exercise» of any recognized religion. The recognition of Hellenic Religion as a «known religion» is only the first step towards a general recognition of Hellenism. Now the YSEE at Athens is still waiting for recognition as a religious statutory body in Greece. The Supreme council of ethnic Hellenes will approach the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg if the state leaves them no other choice, said its Secretary.

 YSEE

«Prometheia» and the discreditation of Hellenismos

«Prometheia» and the discreditation of Hellenismos

Few days ago some people in Greece celebrated the so-called «Promitheia» on mount Olympus. Now greek news agencies try to link Hellenismos with this new age festival. So let’s get things straight: Hellenismos has nothing to do with the so-called «Promitheia» or other new age or para-christian festivals celebrated by New agers, Nationalists and UFO-cultists in Greece. Hellenismos is not plastic laurel wreaths, kitsch chitons or white bedsheets, fakelore and reenactment. If anything, contemporary Hellenismos is the result of a serious attempt to revitalize indigenous Hellenic tradition as a way of functioning in everyday life on both the personal and collective levels.
But the ridiculization of indigenous traditions is not only a hellenic problem. There are many examples that show that this is a phenomenon that takes different forms across the globe. To be honest, we are not overly concerned about the activities of the spiritual branches of the current cultural imperialism. For these are the dog days of a collapsing world system.