Volume 2

The Argonauts and the death of the giant Talos

  << Previous : The Argonauts in the Hesperides garden Having followed his directions the heroes skirted Crete where the giant Talos attacked them with stones. Zeus had offered him to Europa after being united with her. He went around Crete three times a...

The Argonauts in the Hesperides garden

  << Previous : The Argonauts and the desert test Having arrived at the shores of Lake Triton the heroes laid down their vessel. Parched with thirst they sought a spring and reached the place where on the previous day a dragon had been guarding the golden...

The Argonauts and the desert test

  << Previous : The union of Jason and Medea Although they had reached the outskirts of their homeland the heroes still had to undergo other trials on the borders of Libya. While the land of Pelops was in sight they were roughly treated by a storm raised by...

The union of Jason and Medea

  << Previous : The Argonauts avoid Charybdis and Scylla Then the heroes arrived to a vast and fertile island inhabited by the Phaeacians and ruled by King Alcinous where they were very warmly welcomed. Drepane (“the Sickle”) was the name of the sacred...

The Argonauts avoid Charybdis and Scylla

  << Previous : The Argonauts escape the seduction of the Sirens As Hera had foreseen the heroes then approached Charybdis and Scylla at the “crossroad of the sea routes”. In fact Hera knew that without the intervention of Thetis their route would lead them...

The Argonauts escape the seduction of the Sirens

  << Previous : The Argonauts at Circe Before reaching the baneful waters of Charydbis and Scylla, the heroes passed by the Island of Flowers inhabited by the Sirens whose spellbinding songs made all those who moored in proximity to the island perish. But...

The Argonauts at Circe

  << Previous : Argonauts are confronted with spiritual presumption and the awakening of kundalini Setting sail again the heroes finally reached the harbour of Aeaea where they found Circe, the daughter of Helios and sister of Aeetes. She was cleansing her...

The murder of Apsyrtus by Jason

  << Previous : The path of the return of the Argonauts Filled with rage Aeetes demanded that his people the Colchians bring back his daughter Medea without further delay. A large army set out in pursuit of the Argonauts under the leadership of Apsyrtus the...

The path of the return of the Argonauts

  << Previous : Jason kills the sawn-men raising out from the Dragon’s teeth Canto four deals wilt the return of the Argonauts Since Medea had decided to flee with Jason, she made use of her powers to lull the monstrous dragon to sleep so that Jason could...

The Argonauts and the birds of the island of Ares

  << Previous : The Argonauts pass off the coast of the Chalybes, Tibareni and Mossynoeci ENCOUNTER WITH THE SONS OF PHRIXOS The heroes then approach the island of Ares. It was populated by birds whose feathers fell from the sky like sharp arrows, causing...

The Argonauts on the island of Thynia

  << Previous : The Cyanean rocks or Symplegades (Clashing rocks) This myth illustrates the encounter with the Master or one’s personal path. The Argonauts disembarked on the port of the desert island Thynia. It was the moment just before dawn when a faint...

The Cyanean rocks or Symplegades (Clashing rocks)

  << Previous : The Argonauts at Phineus The myth of the Symplegades or Clashing Rocks, also known as the Cyanean Rocks, deals with the first major test for the spiritual seeker. Phineus counsels the heroes in these terms: “After you leave me and come to...

The Argonauts at Phineus

  << Previous : The Argonauts at the Bebryces This story deals with the perturbations of intuition and the impossibility of benefiting from expansions of consciousness The following day the heroes disembark on the land of the Thynians. On the shore dwelled...

Jason and the quest of the Golden Fleece

  The myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece describes the first steps on the spiritual journey, the encounter with the spiritual master and the tests until the first great spiritual experience. To fully understand this web page, it is recommended to follow the...

The Argonauts at the Bebryces

  << Previous : The Argonauts at the Dolions The second canto deals with other mistakes of the seeker, the clarifying of intuition, the episode of the dark rocks and the meeting with the true master After describing the risks of being misled Apollonius...

The Argonauts at the Dolions

  << Previous : The women of Lemnos This myth deals with inner insincerities which lead to deceptive paths During the night the heroes finished crossing the Hellespont and advanced into the Propontis. Then they reached a peninsula known as “Mount of Bears”...

The women of Lemnos

  << Previous : The departure of the Argo ship The “women of Lemnos” illustrate the quest for “exotic spiritual forms” in lieu of an aspiration to transform oneself The first episode which the seeker is faced with is illustrated by the episode of the women...

The departure of the Argo ship

  << Previous : The Argonauts The first Canto reports an erring vagrancy of the seeker looking for exotic forms of spirituality and fascinated by spiritual powers  It must be recalled that according to the seekers a wide variety of experiences can occur;...

The Argonauts

  << Previous : Jason and the quest of the Golden Fleece Jason’s companions the Argonauts represent the yogic labors that must be developed up to a certain level to begin the quest. We repeatedly will find lists of characters to illustrate the conditions...

THE TELEGONY : TELEMACHUS AND TELEGONUS

  << Previous : The Suitors in Asphodel Meadows and Odysseus with Laertes (Book XXIV) Before dying falsehood rises in full swing. Still people understand only the lesson of catastrophe.  Will it have to come before they open their eyes to the truth? I ask...

The slaughter of the suitors (Book XXII)

  << Previous : The Bow of Odysseus (Book XXI) After getting rid of his rags, the beggar-Odysseus (Ulysses) fired an arrow into the throat of Antinoos who died immediately. Then he revealed his identity to the suitors green with terror. Then Eurymachos...

The Bow of Odysseus (Book XXI)

  << Previous : Before the slaughter of Penelope’s Suitors (Book XX) Penelope fetched the bow, arrows and axes that were stored with Odysseus (Ulysses)' treasure in a locked room. The bow was a present from Iphitos whom Odysseus (Ulysses) had met one day at...

Odysseus (Ulysses) and Penelope (Book XIX)

  << Previous : The Beggars Fight (Book XVIII) At Odysseus (Ulysses)' request, Telemachus sent away the women. Then, as Athena provided light with her golden lamp, they both carried helmets, spears and shields to the treasure. Telemachus told his father of...

The Beggars Fight (Book XVIII)

  << Previous : Odysseus the beggar (Book XVII) An extremely gluttonous beggar, without strength or vigour but of very good appearance, arrived in the great hall. His name was Arne, but the young men nicknamed him Iros because he carried all the messages....

Odysseus the beggar (Book XVII)

  << Previous : Odysseus (Ulysses) reveals himself to Telemachus (Book XVI) Telemachus, declaring that he did not want to take care of him, entrusted the "beggar" to Eumaeus to take him to the city while he himself would go to Penelope's house. Upon his...

The Return of Telemachus (Book XV)

  << Previous : Dialogue of Odysseus (Ulysses) with the Swineherd Eumaeus (Book XIV) While these events were taking place in Ithaca, Athena went at night to Telemachus who was in Sparta at Menelaus with Pisistratus, Nestor's son. She urged him to return,...

Telemachus at Menelaus in Sparta (Book IV)

  << Previous : Telemachus visits Nestor in Pylos (Book III) Telemachus and Pisistratus arrived at Menelaus’ home on the same day that he was celebrating the wedding of his two children: those of his daughter Hermione with Neoptolemus, son of Achilles,...

Telemachus visits Nestor in Pylos (Book III)

  << Previous : Preparation of Telemachus' Journey (Book II) As the day rose, Telemachus' boat approached Pylos. It was the city of Neleus and his son Nestor. On the shore, black bulls were sacrificed in honour of Azure-haired Poseidon. The Pylians were...

Preparation of Telemachus’ Journey (Book II)

  << Previous : The Situation in Ithaca (Book I) The next morning, Telemachus convened the assembly of Achaeans with long hair. As some asked why, Telemachus addressed the nobles present in the assembly. He complained that their sons were ruining his house...

The Situation in Ithaca (Book I)

  << Previous : The Phaeacian Reception (Book VIII) Before continuing the story of Odysseus (Ulysses), we must study the course of events in his homeland, Ithaca. As had been decided at the assembly of the gods, Athena went to Ithaca to convince Telemachus,...

The Phaeacian Reception (Book VIII)

  << Previous : Joining Alcinous (Book VII) The next morning, Athena toured the city under the guise of a herald of King Alcinous to invite the Phaeacians to the assembly. Alcinous still did not know the name of Odysseus (Ulysses) and whether it came from...

Joining Alcinous (Book VII)

  << Previous : The Arrival among the Phaeacians (Book VI) Nausicaa returned to her father's mansion and went to his room where her old nurse Eurymedusa lit the fire. Odysseus (Ulysses) arrived in the city, hidden by a cloud which Athena had covered him...

The Arrival among the Phaeacians (Book VI)

  << Previous : Sailing to Phaeacia (Book V) In the past, the Phaeacians lived in Hyperia, but they were subjected to the power of the Cyclops. Thus their king Nausithous, son of Poseidon, removed them from Hyperia. He settled them in Scheria where he built...

Sailing to Phaeacia (Book V)

  << Previous : Odysseus and Calypso (Book VII, 240 sq., Book I and Book V) Odysseus (Ulysses) sailed on his raft for seventeen days without ever sleeping, and arrived on the eighteenth in view of the coast of Phaeacia. Poseidon, who had just returned from...

Odysseus and Scylla (Book XII)

  << Previous : The Sirens (Book XII) Circe had given Odysseus (Ulysses) the choice of two routes after his encounter with the Sirens. On one side were the two overhanging rocks against which the great swells of Amphitrite were breaking. The gods called...

The Sirens (Book XII)

  << Previous : The Departure from the Island of Circe and the Invocation of the Dead (End of Book X and Book XI Nekuia) Odysseus (Ulysses)' ship was again driven to the island of Circe, where without delay the hero fulfilled the promise made to Elpenor to...

Genealogical diagrams

The first diagram shows the overall architecture. The two that follows present syntheses of the two great spiritual paths: that of the ascent of the plans of consciousness or "spiritualization" of the being (Iapetus) and that of the “psychisation” (Oceanos). For...

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Inachus – Family tree 21

FAMILY TREE 21 - OCEANOS: THE INACHIDS This page presents the main line from the Titan Oceanos and therefore concerns the purification / liberation process. A general description of the first generations of this lineage corresponding to the family tree appearing above...

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Jason – Family tree 12

FAMILY TREE 12 - JASON This page presents the family trees of four sons of Aeolus out of the seven. Aeolus belongs to the line of Iapetus "the ascent of the planes of consciousness" (cf. Family tree 10 and Family tree 7). The Sisyphus family tree is presented in...

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Aeolus – Family tree 10

FAMILY TREE 10 - AEOLUS' CHILDREN Hellen belongs to the line of Iapetus "the ascent of the planes of consciousness" (cf. Family tree 7 ). It symbolizes the quest for "liberation" with a view to "awakening" according to the name of his wife Orseis. His son Aeolus,...

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Pleiades – Family tree 8

FAMILY TREE 8 - THE PLEIADES The seven Pleiades are daughters of Atlas, himself the son of Iapetus. They therefore relate to the ascent of the planes of mental consciousness. At the end of the war which opposed the gods to the Titans, that is to say when the mind...

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