The treatment turns immediately to search for mythical elements arising from antecedents religions that may have inspired some passes and descriptions of the Gospels.
In the central chapter, however, the comparative method is soon abandoned to introduce a new exegetical analysis suggested by an original idea of decoding the Egyptian solar myth.
From this decoding comes a long series of allegorical interpretations of many Gospel episodes:
The equivalence of Jesus and John the Baptist with the Sun
The birth on December 25
The birth from a virgin in Bethlehem
The beginning of the preaching
The 40 days in the desert
The Wedding Feast at Cana
The multiplication of the loaves and fishes
Jesus Walks on the Water
Going into Jerusalem
The time of the Parousia and the Messianic Era
The room for dinner in Mark
The Passover meal
The two robbers
The spear in his side
The death and resurrection
and many other details of the narrative.
The mythical hypothesis, however, does not preclude the search for a possible figure of the historical Jesus.
Several matches found between Mithraism-Freemasonry and Christianity and an explicit indication of Raimondo de Sangro in a coded letter foresee a precise profile of the founder of a Hermetic-initiatic sect.