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MYTHOLOGY CONFERENCE: JUNE 3 - 6 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, GA
The Mythic Journeys conference will bring together some of the best and most talented individuals seeking to reconnect us with our rich mythic heritage through their work in psychology, art, literature, education, theatre, film, music, scholarship, and more. Please join us for a fascinating weekend of workshops, panels, conversations, performances, and more. Be amazed, be transformed. The journey will be extraordinary. Contact Michael Karlin for more information: mskarlin@mindspring.com
"HIDDEN MEANINGS" New Book by Laird Scranton
The mythology of the Dogon tribe of Mali describes how their one true god Amma created all of the matter of the universe. But the system defined by these tribal myths bears a striking resemblance to the actual scientific structure of matter, starting with the atom and continuing all the way down to the vibrating threads of string theory. Moreover, many of the Dogon words, symbols and rituals used to describe this structure are a close match for those found in the myths of ancient Egypt and in the daily rituals of Judaism.
Hidden Meanings presents a side-by-side comparison of Dogon descriptions and drawings with matching scientific diagrams and definitions from authors such as Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene, then traces these symbols to their ancient Egyptian and Judaic counterparts. What is ultimately revealed is a scientific basis for the Egyptian hieroglyphic language - perhaps deliberately encoded more than 5000 years ago, and hidden from all but the most knowledgeable Egyptian priests. Along the way, it presents compelling new explanations for many of the most familiar Egyptian symbols, such as the Pyramid, the Benben stone, and the Scarab, along with new derivations for words used in Judaism and Christianity, such as Adonai, Yahweh/Jehovah, and even the origin of the name Satan. Currently for sale on Amazon.com.
Below is a list of all the school officially taking part in "The Big Myth" project. To add your school and contact information to the list, write your information to the webmaster: fiona@distanttrain.com
OFFICIAL PARTNERS:
island Berlage Lyceum, Amsterdam school website
Takstraat 33-34 1073 KJ Amsterdam, the Netherlands
tel : (+3120) 6647571 fax: (+3120) 6763643
contact: Patrick Holmes , Nini Choy
island Olympus College, Arnhem school website
Olympus 11, Postbus 30058, 6803 AB Arnhem, the Netherlands
tel : (+3126) 3229053 fax: (+3126) 3212930
contact: Annemarie van Bruggen , Tine van Hintum
island Tesoma Secondary School Kohmankaari
11 33100 Tampere, Finland
contact: Anki Grahn-Saarinen
island Cranford Community College
Hounslow, UK
contact: Philip Dobison
UNOFFICIAL PARTNERS:
island Dyffryn Taf Comprehensive School
l North Road, Whitland, Wales U.K. SA34 OBD
Tel. 01994 240355

contact: Ian John (Head of Religious Education)
island Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn
Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, Newcastle Emlyn
Carmarthenshire, SA38 9LN, Wales
Contact: Mr. Richard Evans (Head of Religious Studies)
island Clarkson Secondary School
2524 Bromsgrove Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5J 1L8
Contact: Mr. Don Mc Kechnie (English Teacher)
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