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Mythologies

 Imagination, landscapes and metaphors in the history of human evolutions.

Latest Mediacast

11: The Mythology of Racism: the Didgeridoo

The Didgeridoo is a well recognised term for an artifact of Australian First Nation culture.

How far do we understand what it is and what it means if we are not part of the culture which created it?

10: Alex James interviews Jack Adams

Local Radio and media podcaster, Alex James, interviews Jack Adams for her series “What’s my story?”

The subject under discusion was ‘Synchronicity’.

9: A conversation with Simon Roper: British Place Names

Place names contain history and mythology which is accessible if you can decode the languages involved. Simon Roper is an archaeologist who has a love and understanding of the languages which make up English today.

In this conversation, Jack and Simon consider some of the ideas behind the naming of place.

8: Vulcan 01: beyond the caldera

“Vulcan: the mythology of global capitalism” is the story of the most dominant global myth structure of the 21st century.

How can we hope to evolve and grow as an individual or as a group if we cannot take control of our thinking? This is the real battleground in our global societies today. If we cannot understand how mythologies operate and how they sculpt our thinking then we are neither independent nor free.

Freedom begins with the ability to change our ways of thinking, to change our mind over issues in our lives. Social media is creating a battleground of aggressive binary positions in which changing ideas are taboo.

7: A Conversation with Simon Roper: The Mythology in the Names of the Days of the Week

Simon Roper is a YouTuber who produces fascinating material about language, history and anthropology.

This episode in our conversation is about the names of the days of the week and the mythology which lies behind them. Can you name the gods that the days of our week, words we use every day, are named after?

Even if you can, can you say anything about those gods or how they relate to the names of the days of the week in Italian or French?

6: A Conversation with Simon Roper: Introduction; Landscape and History

Simon Roper is a YouTuber who produces fascinating material about language, history and anthropology.

This is the first part of a conversation in which ideas are discussed on seeing a Saxon heritage in our present day.

image of Ms Anchan who was jailed for 43 years for a social media posting in Thailand

5: The Death of Free Speech

To what extent is Free Speech a mythology and have we ever owned free speech in history?

In this audio mediacast, we consider how our desire to attain free speech plays out within a global environment.

 

The photo is from an article in The Guardian newspaper 19.01.21

4: Toes Curling Crumbly Edge

(The Mythology of the Stars)

Ideas and insights around mythologies and our own individuality in an incomprehensibly immense universe.

This Mediacast contains an extract from my book “Toes Curling Crumbly Edge” which is available from the Amazon store by clicking on the following link – Visit the Amazon Store.

3: The History of Proto Fascism

How do societies develop murderous regimes?

What is fascism and how does its mythology work?

Why do we need to know about this political mythology and why is it important to understand it today?

2: The History of the World; what’s mything?

Do we understand our human history as objective fact?

Are not all histories subjective narratives, the stories of the victors over the vanquished?

If so, how does history differ from mythology?

What exactly is missing from histories? What is mything all about?

1: An introduction to Mythologies

Mythologies podcast about the landscapes of imagination created by the activity of myth making.

Have you ever wondered how our understanding of our world would change if we could separate mythology from history?

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Mythologies are what we believe in to construct realities.

Jack Adams

Jack Adams

Comparative Mythologist

Jack has spent some 30 years researching mythology and its impact on the human psyche and history. In pursuit of this learning he has studied at Ruskin College, Oxford and Girton College, Cambridge. He is also a Churchill Fellow for his work with indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia. Jack’s research has taken him to Spain, France, Tunisia, Australia, the United States and Japan. He has been a popular educational speaker at universities and institutions. Jack has written books and had articles published about his work which he produces, together with these podcasts, from his home in England.
mythologies landscapes imagination metaphor

Jack Adams

Comparative Mythologist

Jack has spent some 30 years researching mythology and its impact on the human psyche and history. In pursuit of this learning he has studied at Ruskin College, Oxford and Girton College, Cambridge. He is also a Churchill Fellow for his work with indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia. Jack’s research has taken him to Spain, France, Tunisia, Australia, the United States and Japan. He has been a popular educational speaker at universities and institutions. Jack has written books and had articles published about his work which he produces, together with these podcasts, from his home in England.
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