Statement of Belief

Bob Clark

 

When in 1976, at the Temple of Hippolytos at Troizen, I felt the beauty, grandeur, and piety of the ancient past, my transformation was irrevocably begun.

I felt a presence and belonging I had never felt before, and the remarkable and profound events that followed have brought me new insights, abilities, awareness, understanding, peace of mind, and confidence.

I have felt the ancient past and was proven correct, I was visited by the Goddess Hera in a very powerful and intense dream, and I was healed (saved from death within hours) and shown the future in exact detail when I called on Hera for help.

For me there are no doubts, but the question “Why do I want to worship the Gods?” remains.  Here are some of my reasons.

  • I want to worship the gods because my love for them compels me to do so
  • I want to worship the gods because to me they are and at the same time represent the essence and various natures of the universe
  • I want to worship the gods because to me they are accessible in a tangible and demonstrable way
  • I want to worship the gods because to me they confirm our current knowledge and encourage an ever greater search for truth
  • I want to worship the gods because to me they demand virtue
  • I want to worship the gods because to me evil has no power
  • I want to worship the gods because to me I am responsible for my actions
  • I want to worship the gods because to me life and what I do in life has far greater value

When it is time for me to leave, I believe as Epictetus says: “Is it now Thy will that I should depart from the assemblage of men? I depart. I give Thee all thanks that Thou hast allowed me to join in this Thy assemblage of men and to see Thy works, and to comprehend this Thy administration.”

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