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"Without the sense of soul,we have no sense of history...History is story firstand fact later."

—James Hillman, Senex and Puer, 29

Image by Krzysztof Kowalik
  • ISM Presents Dr. Craig Chalquist: "Mythopoetics of Enchantment: Fiction and Imagination for Lasting Change"
    ISM Presents Dr. Craig Chalquist: "Mythopoetics of Enchantment: Fiction and Imagination for Lasting Change"
    Members Register Free
    Tue, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Jun 25, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Explore how fiction shapes reality in our webinar on modern myth-making and enchantivism. Discover the power of storytelling for personal and collective transformation, and envision more desirable futures through imaginative fiction.
  • ISM's PNC Event:  Music and Myth
    ISM's PNC Event:  Music and Myth
    Members Register Free
    Tue, Jul 09
    Jul 09, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Virtual
    Jul 09, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Virtual
    Special Guest Charlotte Moroz, a doctoral candidate in Mythological Studies, takes us on a journey of myth and music: “The gifts of listening in paperless singing: discovering mythic archetypes and narrative arcs in oral tradition music”
  • ISM Presents Dr. John Bucher: "Beyoncé and the Mythology of Cowboy Carter"
    ISM Presents Dr. John Bucher: "Beyoncé and the Mythology of Cowboy Carter"
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    Tue, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – Jul 24, 2024, 10:00 PM
    On Zoom
    Jul 23, 2024, 8:30 PM – Jul 24, 2024, 10:00 PM
    On Zoom
    This presentation will explore topics ranging from how Beyoncé deconstructs the mythos of the American West to how she cleverly made allies out of symbolic threshold guardians.
  • ISM's PNC Event: Dungeons & Dragons
    ISM's PNC Event: Dungeons & Dragons
    Members Register Free
    Tue, Aug 13
    Aug 13, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Aug 13, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join us in a night of discussion and exploration as Jason Batt presents the power of Dungeons and Dragons in mythology.
  • ISM Presents Dr. Kwame Scruggs: "Transforming Lives Through Myth: The Simplicity of it All"
    ISM Presents Dr. Kwame Scruggs: "Transforming Lives Through Myth: The Simplicity of it All"
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    Tue, Aug 27
    Aug 27, 2024, 8:30 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Zoom
    Aug 27, 2024, 8:30 PM – Aug 28, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Zoom
    Life is simple, it is living our lives that is complicated. Through snippets of myths and quotes, we will uncover a pattern that inspires us to live our lives with zest. Dr. Scruggs will take us through the simple transformative power of myth.
  • ISM Presents: Mato Topa - Dr. Robert A. Ryan: "Lakota Creation Story: An  Oral Tradition"
    ISM Presents: Mato Topa - Dr. Robert A. Ryan: "Lakota Creation Story: An  Oral Tradition"
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    Tue, Sep 24
    Sep 24, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Zoom
    Sep 24, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Zoom
    It is said by my people, “We have always been Here”. We came from the place called today Wind Cave in the sacred He Sapa (Black Hills) of what is now known as South Dakota. Inyan was the source of the creation for the Come hear a Lakota Creation Story told by Mato Topa, Dr. Robert "Bob" Ryan.

THE FOCUS & PURPOSE OF ISM

The International Society of Mythology (ISM) promotes, fosters, and encourages a robust understanding of mythology from various cultures. We facilitate dialogue, scholarly research, and disseminating knowledge about mythological studies and push the boundaries of our collective understanding of mythology and its impact on human civilization.

The International Society of Mythology (ISM) ignites a global passion for understanding our shared cultural heritage, uniting professionals and students in exploring the profound impact of mythology on human civilization and driving groundbreaking research to decode the universal language of our ancestors’ narratives.

The International Society of Mythology (ISM) exists to promote, foster and encourage a robust understanding of mythology from various cultures around the world. We facilitate dialogue, scholarly research, and the dissemination of knowledge pertaining to mythological studies. Our purpose is to create a community where professionals, students, and enthusiasts can engage with each other in meaningful discussions, share research findings, and continually push the boundaries of our collective understanding of mythology and its profound impact on human civilization.

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