The first volume of this interpretation of Greek mythology concerns essentially the keys used by the Elders so that the real meaning of the myths would be accessible only to initiates. Among these keys, special attention is paid to symbolic letters as well as to genealogical trees structuring all the myths.
Two other chapters complete this first book, one devoted to the Olympian gods, the main spiritual powers who support the current phase of human evolution, and the other to the genesis of the world and the pre-mental phases of evolution.
The Interpretation Keys
Five encryption methods were uncovered:
– The first method uses the symbolic content of the alphabet which allows us to form nouns, the meaning of which comes from the arrangement of the letters used. Very often, these nouns (gods, heroes, characters, places…), consist of a combination of meaningful letters and words used in common language to form a symbolic rebus. Each letter expresses, in agreement with its graphics, an idea or a fundamental archetype. Thus, theta Θ representing “what is inside” and N “the evolution according to nature”, the goddess Athena expresses “the spiritual power which, in humans, supports the development of the inner being”.
There is good reason to believe that this encryption method was already used by the Egyptians. The Egyptian signs were called by The Greeks “Ta hieragrammata“, the sacred letters, or “Ta hieraglyphica“, the hieroglyphs, an expression meaning “the sacred (letters) engraved”. Why “sacred”, if it is not to demonstrate, by their lines, a symbolic content revealing “sacred things”. The Egyptians themselves referred to it as the “writing of the divine words”.
By extension of the meaning of the letters to that of their roots, and by a correct understanding of the “rebus” method used, it is possible to define accurately the meaning of each proper noun.
– The second method relates to the meanings conveyed by the basic symbols – images, numbers, etc. – often multiple meanings that the “dictionaries of symbols” try to convey. However, one should be careful with the indications given in these books because the Greeks have sometimes adopted ancient meanings that are totally foreign to us. They have, for example, borrowed from the Vedas the image of the cow as a symbol of the “light of Truth”, instead of the “nourishing Earth” or “abundance”, as indicated in these dictionaries. The herds of the Sun, Helios, are “flashes of Truth” perceived by the soul of the seeker.
This category also includes numbers as basic symbols.
– The third method relates to a structure specific to Greek mythology, at least in the widespread use that has been made, because the seed was already there in the Egyptian and Middle Eastern mythologies: family trees. They provide symbols with multiple ramifications and can be used, by filiations and unions, in a quantity of notions such as spiritual progression, the theory and the practice, the ascending planes of consciousness, the history of spirituality, the stages of the journey and the conditions required to take it up.
The knowledge of two or three hundred characters (among the three thousand listed) helps to situate us easily in the spiritual progression.
– The fourth method concerns the chronology of the stories and the stories themselves which put together in a coherent way basic symbols and stories containing teachings or describing experiences allegorically.
Assuming that the simple symbols have been decrypted without error, the first difficulty is to situate the story in the spiritual progression. The answer is very often given in the myths themselves by indicating a number of generations or years ‘before’ or ‘after’ the great milestones such as the Trojan War, the quest for the Golden Fleece, or the peregrination of people or heroes through real or imaginary provinces and territories. Other more specific indices, such as distant relatives or the age of the heroes, help to clarify the chronology. Theseus, for example, was more than fifty year old at the moment of the abduction of nubile Helen.
– The fifth and final method relates to a single symbol, both simple in its design but very complex in its interpretation: the Caduceus of Hermes. It contains a vast esoteric knowledge regarding the planes of consciousness and their interactions, the circulation of energy, etc.. Better known in its dynamic form – two snakes coiled around a stick – it was transcribed in its static form, in the cabalistic Hebrew tradition, by the symbol of the “Tree of Sephiroth” also called ‘Tree of Life’.