14th Dec 2010: Greek Myth by Heather Rae and Ayurveda by Diana Kras

The Wise Monkey

On Tuesday, the 14th December, 2010 the following talks were put on in The Wise Monkey (508 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 HDL) between 8:00pm until 10:00pm…

“Mythology of Greek Monsters” with Heather Rae

Greek Mythology has been around for a very long time and monsters feature in the corpus of both literiture and art.  I find Monsters interesting for their bodies, behaviour, and the way they can reflect and invert cultural norms. They are even used to question concepts of monstrosity and heroisim. I am looking at these issues and others in my PhD on Classical Monsters.  I shall be talking about Medusa, Scylla, and Giants.

Links and bibliograhy:


Click Here To Read ‘The Mythology of Greek Monsters’ by Heather Rae

The second talk was…

“Ayurveda For All and Maintaining the Company of the Wise – Ancient Natural Holistic Health care for the 21st Century.” by Diana Kras

My passion is a curiosity and an urge to know what is unknown. Knowledge is shunned by our education system …and the truth sings to me.  There is no older medicinal practice anywhere on the planet – all ancient traditional medicines are essentially Ayurveda.  In this talk I will be covering…

  • History of Ayurveda
  • Difference between therapists and medicinal practitioners
  • Different types – mind / body types i.e.” why I might love a curry but my friend get an ulcer if he eats one? “


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