Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Aim For The Greek Pagan Community

Lately, I have been in a constant state of griping about the Greek Pagan Community. It's not that this constant complaining is not justified. It IS, however, a draining and tainting state of being. It's hard to be positive when every so often you come across yet another instance confirming that you're fighting for a cause long lost.

Nevertheless, I have decided to remain steadfast in my aim to provide (better) education for Greek Pagans, new and old alike. Many would ask: "Who do you think you are to teach us? How can a 21-year-old kid teach us anything?" I understand that I am still very young and have so many things I haven't experienced yet, both in my religious, magical and spiritual life and in other fields. Regardless, I am blessed to know exquisite people in the occult and Pagan world, people who are beacons of knowledge and experts in their fields. I am going to use everything I have learnt thanks to them in this mission of mine.

That being said, I'm not going to be the Pagan equivalent of a Mormon. I'm simply going to be there for anyone who wants to learn more. Maybe approach an individual who has been vocal about wanting to learn more. Maybe use a chance during a conversation and provide a little insight on a misunderstood subject. And last but not least, try and make a study/seekers' group.

I really, really want my NeoHellenic Witchcraft system to evolve, grow and become the system used by a future coven. Unfortunately, I have realized that not only I am still too far behind in my development of said system to present it in a group form, but the GPC itself doesn't seem ready for such a thing yet. There is a strong, underlying need for education on Pagan matters. I weep to see the taint of Correllianism and Witchschool, of Conway, McCoy and Ravenwolf in Greece. It saddens me when everyone is too knee-deep in New Age crap to actually explore real possibilities, true potential.

I understand that my way is not the way for everyone. On the other hand though, I know that there has to be someone, perhaps more than a few, who would fit in such a way. I know deep down, instictively, that there are people out there, fellow Greeks who feel or will feel the calling of my Goddess, the calling of Witchcraft, the calling of the New-Old Ways.

I simply need to make it available. I need to cultivate a patch in the farm that is the GPC for those people to find and use to grow roots. I have to create a "place" of correct information, good education, well-grounded mindsets and with a welcoming, refining environment.

It's just... hard to remember all this, to hold onto hope, to keep reminding myself that at some point in the future, if I remain patient and not lose track of my aim, people will come, people will find me. It's hard because there are so many obstacles, in the shape of people, events and inner "demons".

I have to keep going though. And for that I need help and support. May the Gods provide those.