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Cosmos and Logos seeks to be a serious, plain-written platform for reinvigorating seminal ideas of our cultural heritage.  This journal is dedicated to what unites the human race - our sacred stories, rituals, creative imaginations, and religious cosmo-visions.

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Myth

Oedipus and Sphinx

A definition of myth is dependent on one's theory of it.  As Karl Popper has shown in the fields of science, people do not collect data and then form a theory from the data; rather, they develop a theory into which they hope most or all the data consistently fits.  If this is true for the sciences it is especially true for metaphysical branches of knowledge including the studies of myth, religion, and folklore.Read More

Folklore

Norse Eddas

In the broadest sense folklore is the traditional and cumulative knowledge of a culture which is passed down orally from one generation to the next.  These traditions may be broad and deep and may include its arts and crafts, its sacred narratives and histories, its dances and festivals, its functional techniques (agriculture, architecture, calendar making, etc.), its legends, taboos, and religious worldviews.

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Religion

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Some scholars have not defined religion as a singular concept but by the characteristics of ultimate meaning produced by human intentionality.  Religion is not just a belief in god, but rather a belief in a supreme good (atheists and Buddhists are therefore religious).  Religion tends to define what is sacred ( or rational ) and what is profane ( or irrational ), and then promotes moral directives, policies, and rituals which reinforce the sacred ideal.

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