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Zalmoxianism

Zalmoxianism or Zamolxianism[1] is a ethnic religion and spirituality of the Romanians, through a process of reconnection to their ancient Dacian and Thracian roots.[2] The religion takes its name from Zalmoxis or Zamolxe, at the same time the name of the primordial god and the archetype of the enlightened man in Paleo-Balkan mythology. Scholars Bakó and Hubbes (2011) have defined Zalmoxianism, like the other ethnic religious revivals of Europe, as a reconstructionist ethno-paganism.[3]

Contents

  • Origins 1
  • Organisations 2
    • Gebeleizis Association 2.1
    • Zamolxe group 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Origins

The reconstruction of ancient Dacian and Thracian religion and mythology has been strictly connected with the field of dacology.[4] Amongst contemporary supporters of Zalmoxianism, the emigrant dacologist Octavian Sărbătoare even proposed to make it the official religion of Romania.[5]

Organisations

Gebeleizis Association

The "Gebeleizis Association" (Romanian: O Familie, Un Neam, Un Teritoriu);[8] for the ideas promoted, the Gebeleizis Association has been subject of media scandal, and accused of extremism.[9] "Gebeleizis" was the same as Zalmoxis among the Thracians.

Zamolxe group

Another group is the Zamolxe, based in Bucharest, whose high priest is Alexandru Mihail. They worship the old Thraco-Dacian pantheon of gods, and claim that the name "Zalmoxis" comes from zamol, meaning "earth".[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, pp. 139-140
  2. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 129
  3. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 131
  4. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 137
  5. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 140
  6. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 136
  7. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 149: quoting Margareta Lupu
  8. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 143
  9. ^ Bakó-Hubbes, 2011, p. 142
  10. ^ Maras Loks: Zamolxe

Bibliography

  • László-Attila Hubbes. Romanian Ethno-Paganism: Discourses of Nationalistic Religion in Virtual Space. In Native Faith and Neo-Pagan Movements in Central and Eastern Europe. Kaarina Aitamurto, Scott Simpson. Acumen Publishing, 2013. ISBN 1844656624
  • Rozália Klára Bakó, László-Attila Hubbes. Religious Minorities' Web Rhetoric: Romanian and Hungarian Ethno-Pagan Organizations. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, vol. 10, issue 30, Winter 2011: 127-158. ISSN: 1583-0039

External links

  • Societatea Gebeleizis ("Gebeleizis Association")
  • Spiritualitate Daco-Românească ("Daco-Romanian Spirituality")
  • Octavian Sarbatoare. The Foundations of Zamolxiana New Religious Movement, 2014. ISBN 9780992446819
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