Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition

 

Gwendolyn Taunton

“The age of Socratic man is past: crown yourselves with ivy, grasp the thyrsus and do not be amazed if tigers and panthers lie down fawning at your feet. Now dare to be tragic men, for you will be redeemed. You shall join the Dionysiac procession from India to Greece! Gird yourselves for a hard battle, but have faith in the miracles of your god!”  – Nietzsche

Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition contains the diversity and multifaceted components of thought which combine together to create the Hellenic Tradition – philosophy, mythology, archaeology, esotericism, mysticism, spirituality and paganism in the form of Hellenismos. All of these topics are integral components in the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of Greece. Whilst some of these authors will delve deep into the ancient past via texts and archaeological discoveries, others will look towards the future and keep their Tradition alive via Hellenismos. Kratos therefore, contains articles for those who love the past and those who love the future and carry the Hellenic Tradition onwards as one of the European continent’s oldest surviving Traditions.

Content

  •  Not Dead but Dreaming: Oneiromancy and Necromancy in the Hellenic Tradition – Gwendolyn Taunton 
  • Those Who Wander in the Night: Magoi amongst the Hellenes – Damon Zacharias Lycourinos
  • Homer and Classical Philology – Friedrich Nietzsche 
  • The Black Sun: Dionysus in the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Myth – Gwendolyn Taunton 
  • The Sacred and the Profane in Hellenismos – Kallistos 
  • Dionysus – John Pickard 
  • Hecate from Protector to Witch Goddess: Her Passage from Classical Greece to Modern Times – Christos Pandion Panopoulos 
  • Foreign Gods, Syncretism and Hellenismos – Kallistos 
  • Aphrodite and Persephone: Passion and Rebirth – Tara L. Reynolds 
  • Hellenic Household Worship – Christos Pandion Panopoulos
  • Death and the Maiden – Gwendolyn Taunton
  • Raising Apollonius – Eamonn Loughran