Metaphysical meaning of Mitylene (mbd)
Mitylene, mit-y-le'-ne (Gk.)--pressing; curtailing; cleansing; purifying.
Meta. A place in consciousness wherein the word of Truth (Paul) enters and does a much needed (pressing, meaning urgent) cleansing and purifying; thus error is diminished (curtailing) and the individual is made ready for the next step, which is signified by Chios, where Paul went from Mitylene. Chios means open, and is representative of an open, unobstructed attitude of mind.