Wessex Research Group - Mythic Imagination

Mythic Imagination - Universities & Schools

Title The Mythic Imagination
Venue TMI Courses, 7 Duck Street, Cattistock, Dorset DT2 0JJ England
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Contact Merrily Harpur
Tel +44 (0) 1300 320064
Email contact@mythicimagination.info
Web www.mythicimagination.info
   
Info The courses introduce the Ancient Greek vision of the Soul of the World, or Anima Mundi , and its appearance in Western culture at different times in history, from Hermetic philosophy to modern psychology. Courses are high-powered but at the same time informal and fun. They take place from February to June 2010 and comprise talks, discussions, films and field trips in the exceptionally beautiful landscape of undiscovered West Dorset.
   
   
2-4 September 2016 The Thought Fox
 

A weekend of talks, walks, seminars, film and discussion.
Talks / speakers include:

Patrick Harpur. An introduction to the weekend: Imagination and the Golden Chain. The tradition of imagination as opposed to reason, from the Neoplatonists via the Romantics to modern psychology.

Merrily Harpur. The salmon of knowledge. An illustrated revelation

Jules Cashford. 'To a To a Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself. As a man is, so he sees.' (William Blake). A talk with lots of illustrations

Lindsay Clarke. 'The Shaping Spirit of Imagination'

James Harpur. Seminar: Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes was one of the most illustrious links in the Golden Chain of the twentieth century. In this seminar, which includes a coffee break, James will introduce Hughes' life and work, outlining the key moments in the poet's life and illustrating his poetry with a selection of poems. Texts will be provided and no prior knowledge of the poems is necessary. The session is suitable both for experienced writers and newcomers who would like an introduction to mythic poetry.

Films - The Adoration of the Lamb, by Jan Van Eyck. Jules Cashford.
Or The Haunting of Hunting by Merrily Harpur

Trails - The pike's domain. Guided by Patrick and Merrily Harpur, Metamorphoses. Guided by Patrick and Merrily Harpur

 

   
2-4 October 2015 The Poetry of Earth
  Interchangeable with the physical landscape is the imaginative one - and both can be held in tension by means of what William Blake termed 'double vision'. This Mythic Imagination weekend aims to explore both.
Underlying these explorations is the tradition which asserts that reality is grasped not so much through the abstractions of mainstream philosophy and religion, as through the concrete imagery of myth and folklore, depth psychology and - as is particularly emphasised this weekend - poetic vision
   
25 April 2014 Double Vision
  Parallel roads, opposing principles, divergent worlds, twin perspectives... this Mythic Imagination weekend explores various versions of what William Blake termed 'double vision'. Underlying these explorations is the tradition which asserts that reality is grasped not so much through the abstractions of mainstream philosophy and religion, as through the concrete imagery of myth and folklore, depth psychology and poetic vision
   
12 October 2012 The Vision
   
8 April 2012 Imagination and Reality
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 


 

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