Volume 1

The Return of Menelaus

  << Previous : Orestes' revenge and Clytemnestra’s murder If in the Odyssey, Telemachus, the son of Achilles, is surprised that Menelaus left the murder of Agamemnon unpunished for so long - during the seven years of Aegisthus' reign - it is simply because...

Orestes’ revenge and Clytemnestra’s murder

  << Previous : The Return and Murder of Agamemnon  Homer never mentions Orestes’ murder of Clytemnestra, only that of Aegisthus. Let us recall that Orestes, the youngest son of Agamemnon, was born shortly before the Trojan War. He was therefore an...

The Return and Murder of Agamemnon

  << Previous : The Return of Aeneas Agamemnon let the first wave of "returns" go. He stayed behind to offer sacrifices to Athena in order to appease her wrath caused by the ungodliness of Ajax the Lesser who tried to take Cassandra by force, or even to...

The Return of Aeneas

  << Previous : The Death of Ajax “the Lesser”, Son of Oileus The Trojan lineage is unambiguously related to the Pleiad Electra, which symbolizes the illumined mind, and expresses the achievement of liberation in the spirit. Although one of its branches was...

The Death of Ajax “the Lesser”, Son of Oileus

  << Previous : The Return of Teucer (Teukros) Ajax “the Lesser" (or Locrian Ajax) represents what traditions call "the little self" or personality consciousness. He was a son of Oileus "the consciousness that works to liberate itself. This personality...

The Return of Teucer (Teukros)

  << Previous : The Return of Neoptolemus Let us recall that Teucer "the right opening to the summits of consciousness" was the bastard son of Telamon and the Trojan Hesione, and thus the half-brother of the great Ajax. First back home in Salamis, he then...

The Return of Neoptolemus

  << Previous : The Returns of Idomeneus, Philoctetes and Podalirius  During the Trojan War, Menelaus promised his daughter Hermione to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, who also received Andromache, Hector’s wife,as a share of the booty during the plunder...

The Returns

  To receive the new consciousness without deforming it, one must be able to stand in the light of the Supreme Consciousness without casting a shadow. The Mother (Mother’s Agenda, Volume 10, April 16th, 1969)   In Chapter IV we examined not only the events...

The Return of Calchas

  << Previous : The Returns of Diomedes and Nestor The soothsayer of the expedition, Calchas, took the land road with Amphilocus, Leonteus, Podalirius and Polypoetes. He died after reaching Colophon, following a contest of prophecies from which Mopsus, son...

The Returns of Diomedes and Nestor

  << Previous : The Returns (Introduction and Summary) Returning from Troy, following a quarrel between the two Atrides, Agamemnon and Menelaus, generated by Athena, many Achaean heroes and fighters had to endure the wrath of the goddess. A meeting was...

THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS (ULYSSES) : THE ODYSSEY

  << Previous : Hermione's Marriage to Neoptolemus and her union with Orestes The manuscripts of the Odyssey date from the Middle Ages and we know little about the transmission of texts since Homeric times, except that there was most likely a very long...

LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF HERACLES

The latest exploits of Heracles illustrate the advanced stages of the process of purification-liberation or "unveiling" of the divine involuted in matter. After the installation of the seeker in the overmind, these are the first experiences of the supramental...

THE TROJAN WAR (THE ILIAD)

The Trojan War sung by Homer in the Iliad illustrates a major reversal in the process of spiritual quest. This reversal marks the end of the quest for the divine in the spirit when the seeker finally agrees to purify the depths of the vital. Achilles and Ajax playing...

THE LINEAGE OF ASOPOS: ACHILLES

The lineage of the Asopos illustrates the purification of the deep layers of the vital achieved successively by Aeacus, Peleus and Achilles.The other major lineages involved in the Trojan War include: the Tantalum lineage, the Trojan royal lineage, the Spartan...

THE ROYAL LINEAGE OF ARCADIA: ATALANTA

The royal line of Arcadia illustrates the liberation from all attachment and the achievement of equality through endurance, equality embodied by Atalanta. Atalanta fighting with Peleus - Staatliche Antikensammlungen To fully understand this web page, it is recommended...

THE LINEAGE OF MAIA: HERMES AND AUTOLYCOS

The lineages involved in the Trojan War include: the Tantalum lineage, the Trojan royal lineage, the Spartan lineage, the Maia lineage, the Deion lineage and the Asopos lineage. The lineage of Maia continues with her son the god Hermes, symbol of a force consciously...

THE ROYAL LINEAGE OF SPARTA: LEDA, PENELOPE AND HELEN

The lineages involved in the Trojan War include: the Tantalum lineage, the Trojan royal lineage, the Spartan lineage, the Maia lineage, the Deion lineage and the Asopos lineage. The royal lineage of Sparta (Taygetus lineage) studied here illustrates the access to the...

THE LINEAGE OF TANTALUS: PELOPS, ATREUS AND AGAMEMNON

The lineages involved in the Trojan War include: the Tantalum lineage, the Trojan royal lineage, the Spartan lineage, the Maia lineage, the Deion lineage and the Asopos lineage.The lineage of Tantalus studied here embodies the aspiration of the seeker. It includes in...

OEDIPUS AND THE THEBAN WARS

The myth of Oedipus and the wars of Thebes illustrate the process of purification of energy centers to make the body transparent to the penetration of divine forces. Oedipus and the Sphinge - Louvre Museum / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)...

ORION

The myth of Orion describes a searcher who "draws" excessively the divine ecstasy in his nature which is not yet ready to receive it. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation. This...

THE LAST FEATS OF THESEUS

The last feats of Theseus concern the period between the realization of equality and the descent into body consciousness. Theseus leading Helen to a chariot arranged by Peirithoos - National Archaeological Museum of Athens...

THE CALYDONIAN BOAR HUNT

Calydonian boar hunt represents a very advanced purification of the deep layers of the vital, only possible when equality is achieved. The Boeotian Atalanta fighting with Peleus - Staatliche Antikensammlungen To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to...

Greek myths interpretation

  INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERPRETATION OF GREEK MYTHS This introduction to the decoding of Greek myths invite us to discover that they are an extraordinary and very accurate description of the spiritual path as it was known in the time of Homer Prologue...

Miscellaneous

1. Synoptic table of the symbols-letters of the Ionian alphabet 2. Diagram of Construction of the symbol-letters 3. Planes of Consciousness (Diagram) 4. The Sephiroth Tree (Diagram) 5. The Caduceus (Diagram) 6. The Caduceus and the Tree of Life (Description) 7. The...

THE CAPTURE OF CERBERUS

The last labour of Heracles is the Capture of Cerberus in the kingdom of Hades which symbolizes the acquisition of the knowledge of what prevents from a premature transformation. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in...

GOLDEN APPLES OF THE HESPERIDES

Eurystheus ordered Heracles to bring him back the golden apples of the Hesperides, a garden which was located in the Hyperboreans' land on the Atlas. These  golden apples symbolize the Knowledge whose limits are constantly receding as human evolution progresses. To...

THE CATTLE OF GERYON

For the tenth labour, Eurystheus commanded Heracles to go to the «misty» island of Erythia located on the edge of the ocean (or beyond) in the far-West and to bring back the Cattle of Geryon. The latter was a monster made of three men joined at the waist.The object of...

THE BELT OF THE AMAZON QUEEN HIPPOLYTA

As ninth labour, Heracles must bring the Belt of the Amazon Queen back to Eurystheus. This labour marks the culminating phase of the inner fire, the fulfilment of a perfect mastery of life, the realization of holiness. To fully understand this web page, it is...

THE MARES OF DIOMEDES

Eurystheus requested Heracles to bring the Mares of Diomedes back to him. These mares symbolize the attraction for excessive asceticism that constrains the energies of life and must therefore be reoriented To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow...

THE CRETAN BULL

The Cretan Bull that Heracles must bring back alive represents the ability to contain without artifice the realizing power of the luminous mind. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the progression given in the tab Greek myths interpretation....

INTRODUCTION TO THE SIX FINAL LABOURS OF HERACLES

The six final labours of Heracles concern the most advanced stages of the spiritual journey. Accomplished out of the Pelopponese, they symbolize the end of the process of purification and liberation. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the...

ORPHEUS

The myth of Orpheus, because of its relationship with the mystical power or mystery cult known as Orphism, is perhaps the one from Greek mythology which has generated the most studies and debates among experts, who even take care to distinguish between legend and...

DIONYSUS

This page offers an interpretation of the myths related to Dionysus. This character belongs to the lineage of Cadmos and Harmonia, and therefore to the the process of purification-liberation. It is a symbol of ecstasy or divine enthusiasm in the first sense of the...

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