Myths are the early answer to universal questions and make up the essence of all cultures throughout history. They touch, besides the collective unconsciousness, the thalamus and hypothalamus of every human being –feeling and affection –, which at the same time makes them transcendental and hard to eradicate. That's why it is said that those who control myths manipulate consciousness and awareness, cosmo visions or cultures, even life itself. In short, myths are much more than vain and innocent fables. Even more, myths have an almost infinite power since they have been able to create gods themselves –spiritual beings–, souls and afterlives with their heavens and hells; to which geniuses included, have felt the obligation to serve with utmost devotion. Let's not even mention the masses that have found so difficult to break free from them. That is why, paraphrasing Democritus of Abdera while studying the physical reality of the Cosmos said: "There are only atoms and empty spaces, the rest are opinions", the author affirms: "Within religion only myths and faith exists; the rest are hypothesis"
The book studies and analyzes various myths of different cultures and periods: the Matriarchy and Patriarchy, originated in myths; Greek myths within the Iliad, Prometheus and Pandora, the myth of fire, and the myth of Antigone. Hebrew myths: Adam & Eve and the myth of the Original Sin, Abraham's sacrifice, and Jesus of Galilee. The myths of Popol Vuh, Native American and Taíno myths, America's utopia…
The reader will find unsuspected realities and will discover liberating roads that myths prohibit when they "unlearn a multitude of assumptions and discover some others".
The fascinating, seductive, and illuminating myths of human existence, with its poetic aspect exalted by German poets like Rilke, have a terrible manipulative prosaic aspect that terrifies and enslaves. That is our Gordian knot, object of our present study and reflection.