At the BASR, we encourage sharing our knowledge not only through our publications, but also through communication with one another. With that in mind, we have started a small social media focused initiative of “Things to Think With”. Each week, we will post on our social media platforms a thing to think with. This may be a term, a phrase, or a quote. The archive of these things will be listed here.
You can participate directly by submitting your thing you think with, by following the form here: Things to Think With Participation
the stories people share personal to them which strengthens, or demonstrates the strength of, their connection to myth and mythic landscape
(Jonathan Miles-Watson 2015, “The Cathedral on the Ridge and the Implicit Mythology of the Shimla Hills,” Suomen Antropologi Journal)
Cognitive, Empathetic Engagement:
a methodology which requires approaching the field in an open-minded, empathetic manner of engaging the beliefs “as if” they are “true”
(Fiona Bowie 2013, “Building Bridges, Dissolving Boundaries” in Journal of the American Academy of Religion)