Review of “Secrets of Greek Mysticism” by George Lizos

Review of “Secrets of Greek Mysticism” by George Lizos March 14, 2024

Review of “Secrets of Greek Mysticism: A Modern Guide to Daily Practice with the Greek Gods and Goddesses” by George Lizos

Mr George Lizos’ work has always revolved around helping lightworkers and spiritual seekers to find, follow, and fulfill their life purpose. Secrets of Greek Mysticism presents a complete system with step-by-step practices, rituals, meditations, and activations to help readers tap into the earth-based spirituality of his ancestors. Mr Lizos wants his readers to succeed in their quest for developing a relationship with the Greek deities and makes himself available in a support capacity on Facebook, Instagram and has resources available for download on his website.

It should be noted, that Mr Lizos completed his official priesthood training in Hellenic Polytheism organized by the Supreme Council of Ethnic Hellenes (YSEE) in Athens following the religion’s legal recognition by the Greek government in 2017. Building on this training, Secrets of Greek Mysticism has a solid curriculum divided into three parts.


Part I: The Nature of the Gods provides a solid foundation in spirituality, cosmology, theology, and the journey of the soul. This part ends with an analysis of the four planes of existence:

  • The physical plane primarily consists of physical matter and energy.
  • The mental plane is subdivided into the mineral, plant, elemental, animal, and human minds.
  • The spiritual plane consists of spiritual beings, such as minor deities, demons, Ascended Masters, and other spirit guides.
  • The Olympian plane is where the Olympian deities and other high-dimensional beings exist.

The beauty of this analysis is that it puts the work that Mr Lizos’ target audience of lightworkers and spiritual seekers are already engaging in on the third plane with Ascended Masters and other spirit guides, as well as on the fourth plane with high-dimensional beings, into proper perspective. The value of working with the Olympian deities becomes immediately apparent – it will facilitate enhanced access to Ascended Masters, spirit guides, and high-dimensional beings.


Part II: Getting to Know the Gods introduces a technique for deep meditation journeys so as to meet the deities, perform rituals, and receive intuitive guidance. While the ancient Greeks had hundreds of deities, the most important were the 12 Olympian deities. A number of Hellenic reconstructionists as well as Mr Lizos limit themselves to these, as they encompass most of the essential aspects of human life.

Each of the 12 Olympians has their own chapter which “has a set structure, discussing the god’s essence and virtues, while providing an ascension toolkit with a mantra, journal prompts, symbols, hymns, practices, and activations to help you connect with the gods.” Mr Lizos provides a lot of information on just how to work with each of the Olympians and what readers can expect.

Mr Lizos concludes this part with a meditation to meet your guardian god or goddess, which may or may not be one of the 12 Olympians. “Remember, there are as many gods and goddesses as there are Universal laws and functions. Therefore, your guardian god or goddess may be a secondary god, such as Asclepius, Dionysus, Pan, Eros, Hecate, one of the muses, or any one of the other minor gods.”


Part III: Living with the Gods shares ways of working with the gods and goddesses on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.

Mr Lizos uses YSEE’s contemporary Greek Wheel of the Year which is centered around the cycle of the sun to correspond with the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Each month features a deity, an ancient festival, the month’s zodiac sign, and the virtues of the venerated deity.

“Starting in January and ending in December, the Greek Wheel of the Year also provides a guided framework for aligning our manifestation efforts, life purpose, and spiritual journeys to the cyclic nature of the Earth.”

The Greek Wheel of the Year is not traditional, however, it is very easy to use as it is based on the calendar which everyone is familiar with. It will definitely appeal to those readers who want to experience Greek deities and festivals, but don’t want to bother with a lunar calendar.

Mr Lizos typically performs a public monthly ritual celebrating the month’s festival (usually on the last Sunday of the month).

He also performs a private monthly new moon ritual at home as “it helps me refocus my intentions, set the tone of the month, and bring fresh energy into the house.” This ritual was known as Noumenia and is “the first day of each lunar month marked by the appearance of the first silver of the moon. It was held in honor of Apollo Noumenios and the household gods, Hestia, Zeus, Hermes, and Hekate.”

Mr Lizos points out that “Full moon festivals in ancient Greece consisted of all-night festivities reserved almost exclusively for women, and were in honor of the moon goddesses Selene, Artemis, and Hecate.” While little is known about these, he has used what is known to design a full moon ritual.

He offers guidance on creating sacred space, setting up altars, and even provides a simple ritual for animating a statue to be placed on the altar. He outlines various divination systems.

Mr Lizos provides training on asking for, and receiving, clear signs and intuitive communication from the deities. The whole point is to open up lines of communication with the deities. He explains:

“The most common block people face when receiving intuitive guidance is doubt.  …  your ego will do whatever it takes to sabotage the process and keep you from communicating with the gods. Once you know the ego’s ways, you can learn to distinguish between real intuitive messages and the ego’s interference.”

Mr Lizos then outlines three ways to distinguish between ego and intuitive guidance, so as to ensure that readers are on track.

All in all, Secrets of Greek Mysticism is a wonderful introduction for readers (especially those from a lightworker background) wanting a fresh, modern approach to working with the ancient Greek deities. I was very impressed with Mr Lizos’ obvious dedication to helping his readers succeed by providing downloads and making himself available on social media.


Tony Mierzwicki

Author of Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today and Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment.


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