The study of religious or heroic legends and tales. One constant rule of mythology is that whatever happens amongst the gods or other mythical beings was in one sense or another a reflection of events on earth. Recorded myths and legends, perhaps preserved in literature or folklore, have an immediate interest to archaeology in trying to unravel the nature and meaning of ancient events and traditions.
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Back in the fifties Dr Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia Medical school set up a long term test of mediums using good quality combination locks.
Anyone know anything about it? Any results? Is it still running?
First people deny a thing, then they belittle it, then they say it was known all along! Von Humboldt
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