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Welcome to the website of The Traditional Cosmology Society. The Society is concerned with exploring myth, religion and cosmology across cultural and disciplinary boundaries and with increasing understanding of world views in the past and present. We are based in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies of Edinburgh University. We hold meetings throughout the year, along with day conferences and an annual conference.Cosmos: The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society is published annually, in Edinburgh. 

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The Traditional Cosmology Society is a registered charity in Scotland (Charity Number SC004052)

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Event: Day Conference: Spiritualities and the Sacredness of the Divine Feminine and Masculine.

Organisers: Jointly organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996, and the Traditional Cosmology Society.

Presenters and Facilitators: Sara Bonner-Morgan, Lilian Helen Brzoska, MaryCatherine Burgess, Claudia Goncalves, Margot Daru-Elliott, Emma Dymock, Mark Halliday, Lucy Iredale, Morag Liebert, Louise Milne, Mandy Peat, Jenny Williams (tbc), and Jonathan Wyatt.

Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Day Conference: 10am-5pm.
Event Description: This Day Conference will look at issues associated with the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine.

 

Day Conference:

Spiritualities and the Sacredness of the Divine Feminine and Masculine.

Organisers:

Jointly organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace,

EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996, and the Traditional Cosmology Society.

Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church,

41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017.

Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am.

Day Conference: 10am-5pm.

 Cost: Day Conference: £25/£20 (Concessions/£10 (Students). For a Registration Form:
Contact: Neill Walker, mesp2017@hotmail.com, 0131 331 4469.

For more information please follow this link.

2017 Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology

we are happy to draw your attention to the Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, which this year will take place at our home base, here in Edinburgh, from June 8th to June 10th.

The conference, which recently announced its call for papers, picked a rather intriguing primary theme for this edition: ‘Creatures of the Night: Mythologies of the Otherworld and Its Denizens’. Papers may also also include Myth, State and Nationalism, as well as ‘free topic’ submissions.

Further information will be posted regarding locations nearer the time.

Event – film screening and panel discussion

THE LAST STORYTELLER (2002) Written and Directed by Desmond Bell  (52 min)
Event date: Friday 17 February
Time:  13:00
Location: G.03, 50 George Square

 

Synopsis :  An imaginative look at the tradition of folk lore collection in Ireland in which film maker, IASH Fellow Des Bell draws upon the magic of silent cinema to retell some of the uncanny tales collected by  Sean O Eochaidh for the Irish Folk Lore Commission.

There will be a panel discussion after the screening.

Louise Milne, art historian and film maker, holds posts at Edinburgh College of Art and in the Film School at Edinburgh Napier University. She is the author of ‘Carnivals and Dreams; Pieter Bruegel and the history of the imagination’.

Liv Willumesen is Professor of History at the University of Tromsoe in Norway. She is a witchcraft scholar and the author of ‘Witches of the North. Scotland and Finnmark’

Desmond Bell, film maker and cultural theorist, is a visiting fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. His film ‘The Enigma of Frank Ryan’ was selected for the World Film festival, Montreal and broadcast on Irish television.

Margaret MacKay (Chair) , is Honorary Fellow in Celtic and Scottish Studies and the University of Edinburgh and has extensive fieldwork experience of folklore collection.

The film represented Ireland in the 2003 Venice International Film Festival and was screened on RTE television.

Organised by Celtic and Scottish Studies and IASH