I was always curious as to why ancient Hellenic culture was able to achieve an almost unbelievable pace of innovation on and off the battlefield. This small nation of made up of city states at war with each other for most of the time somehow found the leisure time to invent theatre, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, democracy, nutrition, systematic exercise and muscle development, sculpture, that we still use and are still relevant to this present day. My journey to understanding the secret of rational thought has been a life long pursuit. This article is the first I am publishing on this subject and will be followed up others and eventually by a book I have been writing for a long time titled: “Recipes for the Revival of the ancient Hellenic Spirit” The book will take a little while longer, but there is no need to wait.
The Dancing Warriors
There is one aspect of the ancient Hellenic culture that always intrigued me. Their physical development seemed so extraordinary that to this day very few if any really understand how they trained. What did they know about physical training and development? Based on the evidence they left behind they knew a great deal more than our present athletes and warriors. Dance was at the center of their training. You can still see some elements of the ancient Hellenic dance in classical forms of ballet. This form of dance began in Italy after the Hellenic scholars and merchants arrived fleeing the Ottoman empire after it occupied Constantinople. They brought their most treasured books and manuscripts and they brought their gold. This wealth fuelled the Italian renaissance and began the march out of the dark ages of human expression. It is assumed that classical dance began by simply copying the poses of the ancient Hellenic sculptures. But what if their books described a training technique of the body? What if there were detailed drawings of the exercises and rhythms and steps? Continue reading Secret Training Techniques of Ancient Hellenic Culture
Our minds have been poisoned by wrong assumptions about the origin of our civilization. Pericles, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were not the ones that built the Hellenic culture they were the ones that presided over its destruction. The ones that built that magnificent Hellenic culture were the pre-Socratics. They built the greatest civilization this world has ever seen. Their story is about to be finally revealed. True Hellenic thought is emerging from 2,500 years of misinformation.
We need this more then ever because we like Pericles, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle before us, we are now the ones presiding over the greatest destruction of our natural resources, animal and human life this planet has ever seen. The damage has continued over the last 2,500 years.
My upcoming book “Recipes for the Revival of the Hellenic Spirit” will uncover the true nature of pre-Socratic intelligence, nutrition and physical exercise. Recipes that built the greatest civilization the world has ever seen. It is a personal story of my lifelong quest to unravel the mystery of their advanced rational thinking abilities, their sense of freedom and individual rights, their search for the most nutritional foods, their superior training methods and their will for joy, learning and unlimited curiosity about the world around them.
All their knowledge has been in plain sight this whole time. It is embedded in the original marble and bronze statues they left behind. It is embedded in the temples like the Parthenon at the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon at Sounio and the temples of Aphaia in Aigina Island. The origins go much deeper then the building of the temples. The stage was set much earlier for the emergence of a new consciousness for humanity based on their ability for rational beingness. This embodied knowledge can only be accessed by shifting our perception from thinking to being. An integral part of rational beingness is proper nutrition, and properly performed exercise. Certain original statues still in existence today hold the total knowledge of physical exercise, nutrition and embodied rationality. The world is searching for answers everywhere except where the real answers lie waiting to be accessed: in the Ancient Hellenic pre-Socratic culture.
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