Spring-Summer 2016

Having finished looking at The Power of Myth series we moved onto Mythos I series of lectures by Campbell which addresses some of the most challenging questions:

  1. Psyche and Symbol: The psychological sources of myths and dreams.
  2. The Spirit Land: How a living myth imbues the world with meaning.
  3. On Being Human: The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies.
  4. From Goddesses to God: The evolution of the concept and personfication of gods.
  5. The Mystical Life: Mythological narratives that helped shape the Western psyche.

 

Winter 2016

The final in a trilogy of symposiums, The Theatre of Change, took place in the Abbey Theatre between the 21st and 23rd of January 2016. The most moving and heart-wrenching presentations were not about Ireland but about the gordian-knot that is the Middle East.

Word Sleuth:

*méh1-nōt or *meh1-n(è)s (PIE) - moon:-

The main word for moon derives from the verb, *méh1-, to measure and indicates a functional conception of the moon. The meaning of the reflexes may be moon or month or both.
i.e. Old Irish ; month; Latin mēnsis month; English moon, month; Lithuanian mënuo moon, month; Albanian muaj month;Greek mēn month; Armenian amis month; Avestan moon, month; Sanskrit mãs- moon, month and Tocharian B meñe moon, month.

Title: The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European (PIE) - Authors: J.P.Mallory and D.Q.Adams - Pub: Oxford Linguistics - ISBN: 978-0-19-929668-2