Epsilon Team

Epsilon Team

The Epsilon Team (Greek: Ομάδα Έψιλον, Omadha Epsilon) is a conspiracy theory concerning a secret society consisting of an elite team of Greek engineers, academics, pilots, powerful businessmen and politicians. First coined by Ioannis Fourakis, this term was later used by Anestis Keramidas, Gerasimos Kalogerakis, Dimosthenis Liakopoulos, Kyriakos Velopoulos and a few other writers in a series of eschatological, messianic, pseudohistorical, pseudoscientific and national mysticist books, which now form a complex mythos.

The symbols

Epsilon Team's supposed symbol is a Delphic Epsilon, ie two Epsilons connected back to back and supposedly appearing on their "UFOs" and on ancient Greek and Inca monuments. The "UFOs" have the word "Ελευθερία" (Freedom, in Greek) on them.

Existence?

Their existence is promoted by (mainly Greek) pseudohistorians and mystical nationalists as well as some ufologists.

Their Greek supporters like to present the "Epsilon Team" as a proof of the superiority of the Greek race and culture above all other cultures, by claiming that Ancient Greeks were of extraterrestrial, Hyperborean origins and had extremely advanced technology, now secretly discovered and studied by the "Epsilon Team", which is, if not of Greek origin, at least using "forbidden" and "top secret" Greek technology, either the result of rediscovering "ancient" technology or the work of scientists, members of the society. Also this team is supposed to fight against the so called Jewish Darkness, an eternal fight between light and darkness. A fight between two cultures actually, the Hellenic (Hellas - root(H)el = light) and the Judaic.

History

No clear timeline of the Epsilon team can be traced mainly because people who support its existence or claim to be members, connoisseurs or even its representatives all give very different and incoherent versions of the story.

Some of them claim that the Epsilon team has existed in some form since the first forms of Greek civilization, and that its members included ancient philosophers, historians, scientists, and politicians like Plato, Aristotle, Pericles, Socrates, and so on.

Others don't dwell into antiquity but claim that the "contemporary" form of the Epsilon team as a secret society dates back to the post World War II period, founded as a secret society by Greek scientists working in the United States and economically backed up by people like Aristotelis Onassis and others (mostly people already deceased at the moment of "acknowledgment").

An interesting view is that of the journalist G. Palmos, who dismisses any attempts at providing a definite timeline or description by simply stating that the Epsilon Team is more of an "eternal common Greek spiritual brotherhood" than a secret society or organized company of sort and thus has no timeline or traceable structure.

People and publications

Most publications and people openly supporting the existence of the Epsilon team are currently found in Greece, and usually their interests are either mystical, nationalistic or both. A brief list of related publications:

  • The Greek "Ελληνόραμα" (Hellenorama) magazine, a monthly magazine featuring articles on the existence of Greek Language elements in Hawaiian or Australian Aboriginal languages (a claim made by a German linguistics professor named Nors S. Josephson in his book "Greek Linguistic Elements in the Polynesian Languages - Hellenicum Pacificum") and various pseudoscientific articles with no bibliographic references. While some of their claims are true, they are usually mixed and adulterated with irrationality.
  • The Greek "Τρίτο Μάτι" (Third Eye) monthly magazine, mostly focusing on mysticism, National Mysticism and conspiracy theories.
  • Several books, usually marketed only inside Greece and only by some particular bookstores. One of them is a book issued in 1998 by the publisher Dion (Thessaloniki) called "Omada Epsilon" (The Epsilon Team), by Anestis Keramidas. Some other books related to National Mysticism are published by the Greek publisher "Georgiades books" (see external links). Other epsilonist writers are Gerasimos Kalogerakis and Yannis Fragoulis.
  • Giorgios Paras is the current spokesperson for the Epsilon Team chapter in Australia.

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