Another pagan deception or Colonialism is in vogue

A relatively new pagan con is on its way, it's called “Hellenic Herald” and it is coming for your money. As always in cases like this, the label here is quite simply fraudulent.[1] For the trained eye, it is easy to see through their facade.[2] The lack of knowledge about the difference between a “Hellenic … Another pagan deception or Colonialism is in vogue weiterlesen

Hellenische Religion, Polytheismus und Kosmotheismus

Fällt der Begriff «hellenische Religion», denken die meisten Menschen an einen bunten Götterhimmel, spannende Geschichten, Monster, Heroen. Polytheismus. Aber die hellenische Religion ist nicht nur «Polytheismus». Mittlerweile vermeide ich es bewusst, den Begriff «Polytheismus» in den Mund zu nehmen, da er von befremdlichen Klischees umlagert wird. Außerdem vermeide ich es, mich als «Polytheist» zu bezeichnen. … Hellenische Religion, Polytheismus und Kosmotheismus weiterlesen

Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religions: A Conversation (Video)

Harvard Divinity School: Center for the Study of World Religions. The event took place on December 1, 2021. «So cultural appropriation, the notion of cultural appropriation is itself rooted in consumer capitalism and in a Western notion that culture can be owned. That it is an object a commodity that can be owned. The second … Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religions: A Conversation (Video) weiterlesen

Louis Ménard: Religions and Sociopolitical Structures

Following are excerpts from «Du Polythéisme hellénique» by Louis Ménard (Paris: Charpentier, 1863). Louis Ménard (1822-1901) was a French religious scholar, historian and chemist, socialist revolutionary and Hellenist. He took part in the February revolution of 1848 and discovered collodion. He was buried according to Hellenic custom. Translated by Stilian Korovilas. The diversity of peoples … Louis Ménard: Religions and Sociopolitical Structures weiterlesen

Cultural pretenders and academia

The problem of identity fraud or pretenders is not peculiar to Hellenism: more or less all indigenous traditions face the stereotyping and commercialization of their identity by individuals who seek to profit in several ways from consumers who in turn are chasing the «ancient atmosphere,» the exotic, the foreign, the alien's otherness just out of … Cultural pretenders and academia weiterlesen

A Hellenic response to Mr. Jordan Peterson regarding polytheism and monotheism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJHEY-3VZY Mr. Jordan Peterson, It has come to my attention that in a lecture which you gave some years ago, you stated that you like the idea of a relationship «between polytheism and psychological confusion» and «monotheism and psychological unification,» an idea you ascribed to Carl Jung. I don't know about you, but the ancient … A Hellenic response to Mr. Jordan Peterson regarding polytheism and monotheism weiterlesen

Hellenic religion, cosmotheism and polytheism

Hellenic religion is not only «polytheism.» I consciously avoid using the term «polytheism,» since it's surrounded by odd stereotypes. In addition to that, I avoid calling myself a «polytheist.» Polytheism refers to religion, but the Hellenes are not a religion or religious community. We are an ethnicity. It would be irrational to reduce a whole … Hellenic religion, cosmotheism and polytheism weiterlesen

The real problem of cultural appropriation

Hellenes face the colonial attitude, which is characteristic of Anglo-American paganism, almost every day. For example, Hellenes are criticized for their ethos, the way they live and think and practice their ancestral religion. Paganism or Neopaganism hungers for indigenous cultures, it buys, sells, consumes, uses, utilizes and exploits their religions, and ultimately disposes of them … The real problem of cultural appropriation weiterlesen

Pagan depravity and Genocide denial

The cultural appropriation* and commercialization** of Hellenismos by the West, in particular by paganism and nationalism, takes on increasingly imperialistic and pathological features. They deny our right to self-determination, deny our right to be ourselves. And now they also deny the Greek genocide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8aq9gaceZ8 My mother's grandmother lost five children to the genocide of the … Pagan depravity and Genocide denial weiterlesen

Hellenismos ist viel mehr als Religion

Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche von Stilian Korovilas Dieser Artikel soll eine sanfte Erinnerung oder eher ein «Aufklärer» für die Leser sein, bei denen der Eindruck erweckt wurde, beim Hellenismos handele es sich um Religion oder dass es ihm ausschließlich um die anzestralen Kulte gehe. Leider gibt es sehr viele falsche Informationen im Internet, so … Hellenismos ist viel mehr als Religion weiterlesen