Artemis and Apollo Slay The Children Of Niobe
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Self-Development

Artemis and Apollo Slay The Children Of Niobe

The myth in which Artemis and Apollo slay the children of Niobe is told in various sources of Greco-Roman mythology. It’s a story of how the unconscious rears up to deflate an over-inflated ego and replace self-defeating subconscious programs with self-knowledge. Sometimes self-knowledge is devastating. “The ego must avoid destruction and overcome —and even redeem…

The Symbolic Meaning of Demeter in Greek Mythology
Archetypes | Greek Mythology

The Symbolic Meaning of Demeter in Greek Mythology

To the ancient Greeks, Demeter was associated with agriculture, a symbol of nurturing, regeneration and fertility. She was subsequently given the title of ‘goddess of the grain’. The symbolic meaning of Demeter aligns with the planting and cultivation of seeds needed to nourish the body, mind and ‘soul’. Seeds and grains are symbols that relate…

The Symbolic Meaning of the Olive Tree
Christian Symbolism | Esoteric Symbolism | Greek Mythology | Self-Development

The Symbolic Meaning of the Olive Tree

 We are told by religious “authorities” that the symbolic meaning of the Olive Tree or olive branch is peace, friendship, victory, wisdom, fertility, prosperity, immortality and success.  Taken at face value the exoteric interpretation is misleading. Subsequently, commentators conclude the symbol of the olive means a “reconciliation with God”, the end of a conflict between…

The Symbolism in Hades Rape of Persephone
Decoded Symbolism | Esoteric Symbolism | Greek Mythology | Psychology

The Symbolism in Hades Rape of Persephone

The actual meaning in Hades Rape of Persephone is open for debate. I have yet to see a plausible interpretation given for what the symbolism of Persephone’s abduction and rape actually means.  Interpretations offered by academics are trite. Yet their “authoritative” views are published, accepted and shared with the general public. Subsequently, academia has the…

The Symbolic Meaning of Cows in Ancient Mythology 
Egyptian Mythology | Esoteric Symbolism | Greek Mythology | Hindu Symbolism | Self-Development

The Symbolic Meaning of Cows in Ancient Mythology 

Cows are recurring themes in ancient mythology. But the appearance of cattle is not simply because of their commonality as domesticated animals and sacrificial beasts. The symbolic meaning of cows teaches us about the importance of managing how you think and behave. The thoughts, actions and emotions we process every day become subconscious programs. That…

The Abduction of Persephone, Hymn To Demeter
Greek Mythology

The Abduction of Persephone, Hymn To Demeter

The abduction of Persephone is among the most famous Greek myths. It’s ‘mysteries’ are believed to have laid the foundations for the Eleusinian Mysteries, secret rituals and imitation rites taught in ancient mystery schools. Whilst it is known that the myth and the secret rites are closely intertwined, their true purpose is open for debate….