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:

*h2ster (PIE) - star:-

Possibly derived from the noun *h2(hx)-s-tér ember or *h&2ehx-s- to burn.
Middle Irish ser star;Latin stēlla star, English star; Greek astēr star; Armenian astl star; Hittite hasterza star and Sanskrit tãras stars.

Title: The Mythic Image - Authors: Joseph Campbell - Pub: Princeton-Bollingen - ISBN: 0-691-01839-1
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