- to research the various forms that mythologies have taken in history and prehistory, including their use in ritual, and their presence in archaeological remnants as well as in various religions, while making use of philological, linguistic, genetic and other scientific methods deemed relevant;
- to study the origin and spread of the mythologies of all human populations;
to compare extinct and current mythologies as to discover their peculiarities and origins;
- to take steps to ensure the survival of endangered forms of mythologies
- to disseminate such research through publishing articles, books and other materials;
- to conduct public meetings for lecture and discussion purposes; to offer correspondence courses over the Internet and other media;
- and to develop curricula for other educational institutions.
The Association has been incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2/26/08) and is a tax exempt public charity according to Section 501 (c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
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Cambridge MA 02138
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