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Forthcoming lecture: 31 October 2017

Vaclav Blazek lecture 31st October

Václav Blažek. 

‘Celestial wedding: the solar bride and lunar bridegroom: An Indo-European motif in North Eurasian perspective’

Tuesday 31st October

16-20 George Square- G.02 *(access at 19 GSQ)
17.30- 18.30

 

 

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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.

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

DAY CONFERENCE 2015

Shamanism and Cunning Folk
Traditional and Modern Perspectives                                  shaman

31st October 2015

Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, J.05

10.00-17.30

Schedule:

10:00 – 10:30: Registration and tea / coffee

10:30: Louise Milne University of Edinburgh
The Restructuring of the Self in Shamanic Visions

11:15: Jenny Butler University College Cork
Cunning Folk in the Irish Context: Wise Women,
Fairy Doctors and the Consequences of Contact with the Otherworld

12:00: Magnus Course University of Edinburgh
Changelings: alterity beyond difference

12:45 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00: Maria Magdolna Tatár Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo
Fighting Evil in Rivalry between Lamas and Shamans

14:45: Lidia Guzy University College Cork
Gurumai tradition of Koraput: Shamanism of Middle India

15:30: James Kapalo University College Cork
“This dream is the dream of the Mother of God” Dreaming and Charming in Contemporary Gagauziya

16:15 – 17:30: Discussion