Die hellenische Alternative / The hellenic Alternative

«Der Hellenismos ist die eingeborene hellenische Tradition und Weltanschauung, und die Identität der ethnischen Hellenen, also jener Griechen, die nicht nur dem Namen, sondern vor allem dem Ethos und der Weltanschauung nach Hellenen sind. Der Hellenismos ist gleichzeitig auch eine Religion, denn er umschließt den väterlichen Götterkult der Hellenen und betont ihn gleichzeitig. Der Hellenismos ist eine Religion, indigene Weltanschauung und macht den harten Kern des Hellenentums aus, das nicht an moderne Nationalstaaten, Staatsbürgerschaften usw. gebunden ist. Aber vor allem ist der Hellenismos eine Alternative zum Abendland[1] und Orient[2] darstellt, die allen Menschen zugänglich ist.»

1. Parlamentarismus, Nationalismus, Christentum, Okkultismus, Neopaganismus, New Age.
2. Mystik, Hermetik, Soteriologie, Dualismus, Mönchtum.

Hellenismos is the native cultural Tradition of Greece, including greek Way of Life, virtue System, Religion («Polytheism»), Identity and Ethos. Hellenismos is also the indigenous identity and worldview of the ancient and medieval Hellenes. Hellenismos is an ethnic Tradition.

The term «Hellenismos» means «of the Greeks, Hellenism […]. II. use of a pure Greek style and idiom […].» (Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott: A Greek-English Lexicon, p. 536, 9th edition, Oxford University Press, New York 1996). In order to avoid ambiguities, we must specify that by Hellenismos, in its true hellenic meaning, we don´t mean Romiosyni (greekspeaking orthodox Christianity), Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), Modern Greek Nation State, Citizenship, and Affairs. By Hellenismos we mean nothing but the genuine Culture of Hellenic Ethnos, also known as ethnic Hellenismos (in order to distinguish carefully between Hellenic Culture and «christian Hellenism», meaning Romiosyni). 

Hellenismos is also an orthopraxic religion. Orthopraxy, the restoration of Hellenic tradition and worldview, and the loyalty towards Hellenism are some basic characteristics all Hellenes and Hellenic Polytheists have in common, regardless of whether they are platonists or stoics. Hellenismos is polytheistic, cosmotheistic and animistic. It’s not a universal religion, but a culturally specific one. Greek Religion has its origin in the minoan culture (E. O. James). «By Ethnic Religion, we mean religion, spirituality, and cosmology that is firmly grounded in a particular people’s traditions. In our view, this does not include modern occult or ariosophic theories/ideologies, nor syncretic neo-religions» (ECER).

Hellenismos is a religion, a way of live and indigenous identity, but also an authentic alternative to Occident [1] and Orient [2].

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1) Parliamentarianism, nationalism, christianity, occultism, neopaganism, New Age etc.
2) Mysticism, hermeticism, soteriology, dualism, monasticism, etc.

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