Welcome to the Centre for Myth, Cosmology

and the Sacred

Recovering ancient ways of knowing for modern times 

Through the Centre, we seek to broaden our understanding of the world and our place in it. We uphold academic rigour while also placing great importance on the intuitive and imaginal – more embodied and experiential ways of engaging with learning and the world. We create the possibility to build bridges between the rational, the imagination and the sacred, without dismissing any of them. It is only when these modes of knowing work in isolation – only the rational, only the imagination, or only the sacred – that our vision and experience of ourselves and the world becomes distorted. When all these faculties work in harmony with each other, possibilities open for deeper meaning-making and a sense of something more in relationship with the world and each other.

With a firm awareness of the issues arising in our modern world, we look to the richness of the past and the present, to the wisdom of the Earth, and to our whole selves to inform and guide our events, talks, courses, retreats and online Diploma. We take particular care to honour the foundations of our existence; the myths, images, ideas and people that have been lost over time and how these voices might be heard and acted upon today. We are informed by: Platonic philosophy, Christian and Sufi mystics, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Renaissance philosophy, Art and Architecture, Holistic Science, Transformative learning, and more modern scholars including Dr Iain McGilchrist, Professor Jeff Kripal, Dr Anne Baring, Dr James Hillman, Dr Carl Jung, Dr Rosemary Anderson and Dr Richard and Becca Tarnas, among many others. To meet our founders and directors, click here. 

History: The Centre is built on the foundation of the Masters degree of the same name which ran at CCCU from 2014 to 2021, and prior to this it was based at the University of Kent.

Upcoming Courses & Events

Myth and Meaning: Why We Need Myth and What It Means For Us Today with Mary Attwood, Dr Patrick Curry, Andreas Kornevall, Dr Louise Livingstone & Dr Simon Wilson – Saturday 23rd March 2024 – 10am-5pm UK time – One day online symposium – £39

Myth and Meaning: Why We Need Myth and What It Means For Us Today with Mary Attwood, Dr Patrick Curry, Andreas Kornevall, Dr Louise Livingstone & Dr Simon Wilson – Saturday 23rd March 2024 – 10am-5pm UK time – One day online symposium – £39

Myth and MeaningWhy we need myth and what it means for us today with Mary Attwood, Dr Patrick Curry, Andreas Kornevall, Dr Louise Livingstone & Dr Simon Wilson Saturday 23rd March 202410am-5pm UK Time   All day online symposium via Zoom  £39  ...

Through Goethe’s Eyes: In Relationship with Art and Nature through  Goethe’s Ways of Seeing with Mary Attwood and Dr Louise Livingstone – online weekend immersive – Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2024 – £120

Through Goethe’s Eyes: In Relationship with Art and Nature through Goethe’s Ways of Seeing with Mary Attwood and Dr Louise Livingstone – online weekend immersive – Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2024 – £120

Through Goethe’s Eyes:  In Relationship with Art and Nature through  Goethe’s Ways of Seeing  With Mary Attwood, MA, and Dr Louise Livingstone An online weekend immersive Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2024 £120 As the Wheel of the Year turns once more and the days...

STARTING AUTUMN 2024 – Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred Diploma Course – apply now

STARTING AUTUMN 2024 – Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred Diploma Course – apply now

The Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred is delighted to announce its first Diploma certificated ONLINE course. This course has been created to fill the space between A Level and a Bachelor’s degree with a richness of learning and research which is transformative. We will explore the power of symbol, metaphor and the mythopoetic imagination within the realm of contemporary ways of knowing, together with their practical application which benefits society and the world. When we engage with these areas of study, they are not just concepts or information, but become wisdom-enriched pathways that reveal our inner worlds.

Myth Cosmology Sacred Online Diploma

Evening Talks

Online Courses

Gaia Gatherings

The Art of Seeing

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