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Hellenic Reconstructionism

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We are Hellenic Reconstructionists who are tired of all the self-serving tripe that passes for Hellenismos these days. This community serves as a haven for those of us who wish to discuss Hellenic paganism without interference from charlatans. When it comes to some of our co-religionists, we question their integrity. Sometimes, we question their sanity.

What do we consider a legitimate Hellenic Recon?

* You have made the Hellenic deities as understood by the Reconstructionist approach to religion your first and foremost religious calling.
* You do not claim to be a Hellenic Reconstructionist while having strong ties to New Age mysticism, Neopagan spirituality, or Ceremonial Magic(k).
* You do not claim to be a Hellenic Reconstructionist while still holding to Christian rituals or worldviews.
* You understand that while Mystery religions had a place in Hellas, they were a secondary concern, and so shall they remain in modern Reconstruction.
* You do not present yourself as a mystical mouthpiece for the gods.
* You identify foremost with the best of Western Civilization as illuminated by ancient Hellas - not with American popular culture or bizarre counter-culture movements.
* You understand that mainstream Hellenic religion is about duty to the gods - not a personal quest for glory or self-growth.

If you disagree with any of these, then you will not be invited.

All posts are friends only. This community is not about criticizing individuals or individual organizations. Do that elsewhere. What we are concerned about is building Hellenismos as it was meant to be.

A more open community to discuss these same issues can be located here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hellenic_Recons/