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The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane

The Nature of Religion

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156792011
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
  • View: 352
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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

The Sacred and the Profane

The Sacred and the Profane

The Nature of Religion

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN: 9780156792011
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself. Index. Translated by Willard Trask.

The Sacred Is the Profane

The Sacred Is the Profane

The Political Nature of Religion

  • Author: William Edward Arnal,Russell T. McCutcheon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0199757119
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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The Sacred is the Profane collects nine essays by William Arnal and Russell McCutcheon that advance current scholarly debates on secularism-debates. The essays return, again and again, to the question of what "religion"—word and concept—accomplishes, now, for those who employ it, whether at the popular, political, or scholarly level. The focus here is on the efficacy, costs, and the tactical work carried out by dividing the world between religious and political, church and state, sacred and profane.

Myth and Reality

Myth and Reality

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478608617
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
  • View: 1190
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An informative guide to the modern mythologies! This classic study, translated from the original French, deals primarily with societies around the world in which myth isor was until very recentlyliving, in the sense that it supplies models for human behavior and, by that very fact, gives meaning and value to life. The author believes that understanding the structure and function of myths in these traditional societies serves to clarify a stage in the history of human thought: myths reveal that the World, man, and life have a supernatural origin and history, and that this history is significant, precious, and exemplary.

Images and Symbols

Images and Symbols

Studies in Religious Symbolism

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691020686
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 189
  • View: 1748
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Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. The author describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of people of the East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development.

Symbolism, the Sacred, and the Arts

Symbolism, the Sacred, and the Arts

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9780826406187
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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Major work is distinguished by an intensity of inspiration and an overwhelming sense of personal vision. This merging of inspiration and vision permits the creation of a classic oeuvre whose creator is deemed to be a 'master of his craft, ' or perhaps better, 'a seminal mind.' Such is the work of the historian of religious, Mirceas Eliade. In his lifelong quest to understand the presence of the Sacred throughout human history, Eliade has been fascinated by two central themes: Creation and Time.

Yoga

Yoga

Immortality and Freedom

  • Author: Mircea Eliade,Willard Ropes Trask,David Gordon White
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691142036
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 536
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Lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga. Drawing on years of study and experience in India, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century.

Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions

Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions

Essays in Comparative Religion

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022616330X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 158
  • View: 6271
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In the period domoninated by the triumphs of scientific rationalism, how do we account for the extraordinary success of such occult movements as astrology or the revival of witchcraft? From his perspective as a historian of religions, the eminent scholar Mircea Eliade shows that such popular trends develop from archaic roots and periodically resurface in certain myths, symbols, and rituals. In six lucid essays collected for this volume, Eliade reveals the profound religious significance that lies at the heart of many contemporary cultural vogues. Since all of the essays except the last were originally delivered as lectures, their introductory character and lively oral style make them particularly accessible to the intelligent nonspecialist. Rather than a popularization, Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions is the fulfillment of Eliade's conviction that the history of religions should be read by the widest possible audience.

Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World

Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World

A Thematic Sourcebook on the History of Religions

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062503049
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 672
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Originally published as 'From Primitives to Zen,' this comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. Here are colorful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of de

Waiting for the Dawn

Waiting for the Dawn

Mircea Eliade in Perspective

  • Author: David Carrasco,Jane Marie Law
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 173
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First published in 1991,Waiting for the Dawnis the result of a year-long interdisciplinary study of Mircea Eliade's scholarly, literary, and autobiographical works which took place at the University of Colorado in 1982. With a new preface by Davíd Carrasco that takes into account recent developments in Eliade scholarship, this important work is now back in print at a time of renewed interest in Eliade thanks to Francis Ford Coppola's screen adaptationYouth without Youth(2007).

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade

Myth, Religion, and History

  • Author: Nicolae Babuts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351505173
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 223
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Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was one of the twentieth century's foremost students of religion and cultural environments. This book examines the emergence, function, and value of religion and myth in his work.Nicolae Babuts, Robert Ellwood, Eric Ziolkowski, John Dadosky, Robert Segal, Mac Linscott Ricketts, Douglas Allen, and Liviu Borda examine Eliade's views on the interaction between the sacred and the profane. Each explores Eliade's phenomenological approach to the study of religion and myth. They show that modern rites of initiation, cultural activities, and spectacles like bullfighting, film, and, perhaps surprisingly, reading and writing, all harken back to the archetypal structures of the mythical imagination. Perhaps the greatest achievement of Eliade's phenomenological approach is that it reveals what we have in common with pre-Socratic man: the mind's structural capacity to endow objects and events with spiritual values and meanings.As a study of Eliade's concept of the mythic imagination, the book posits an analogy between the myths of the past and modern imitations. The authors suggest that in spite of their differences and their separate historical sources, myths represent basic structures of human consciousness. This book is essential reading for all students of religion, philosophy, and literature.

Two Strange Tales

Two Strange Tales

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9781570626630
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 148
  • View: 9186
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andquot;No event in our world is real, my friend. Everything that occurs in this universe is illusory... And in a world of appearances, in which no thing and no event has any permanence, any reality of its ownandmdash;whoever is master of certain forces can do anything he wishes...andquot; So speaks a character in Two Strange Tales, a pair of novellas in which Westerners are caught up in the uncanny realm of Eastern religion and magic. In andquot;Nights at Serampore,andquot; three European scholars, traveling deep into the forests of Bengal, are inexplicably cast into another time and space where they witness the violent murder of a young Hindu wife. In andquot;The Secret of Dr. Honingberger,andquot; a respectable Rumanian physician vanishes without a trace after experimenting with yogic techniques in his quest for the legendary invisible world called Shambhala. In Two Strange Tales, author Mircea Eliade combined yogic folklore with the literary genre of the supernatural suspense tale so as to reveal dimensions of experience that are inaccessible to other intellectual approaches. These well-crafted stories will appeal to both lovers of the supernatural and those fascinated by mysticism of the East.

The Myth of the Eternal Return

The Myth of the Eternal Return

Or, Cosmos and History

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: Bollingen
  • ISBN: 9780691017778
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
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This essay on humanity's experience of history and its interpretation begins with a study of the traditional or mythological view and concludes with a comparative estimate of modern historiological approaches.

Bengal Nights

Bengal Nights

A Novel

  • Author: Mircea Eliade
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226204192
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 180
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Set in 1930s Calcutta, this is a roman á clef of remarkable intimacy. Originally published in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent. Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps at the chance to discover the authentic India firsthand. He soon finds himself enchanted by his host's daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain's thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. In hindsight he sets down the story, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and trying to make sense of the sad affair. A vibrantly poetic love story, Bengal Nights is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man's self discovery. At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade's story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade's life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power. "Bengal Nights is forceful and harshly poignant, written with a great love of India informed by clear-eyed understanding. But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter. It is enough to make stones weep." — Literary Review Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the Divinity School and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Many of his scholarly works, as well as his two-volume autobiography and four-volume journal, are published by the University of Chicago Press. Translated into French in 1950, Bengal Nights was an immediate critical success. The film, Les Nuits Bengali, appeared in 1987.

The Idea of the Holy

The Idea of the Holy

  • Author: Rudolf Otto
  • Publisher: Ravenio Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 205
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The Idea of the Holy is one of the enduring classics of 20th-century German theology. The Lutheran theologian Rudolf Otto coined the term “numinous” and defined it as a “non-rational, non-sensory experience or feeling whose primary and immediate object is outside the self.” Otto’s work had a massive influence on thinkers as diverse as Paul Tillich and C.S. Lewis. The book contains the following chapters: I. The Rational and the Non-rational II. ‘Numen’ and the ‘Numinous’ III. The Elements in the ‘Numinous’ IV. Mysterium Tremendum V. The Analysis of ‘Mysterium’ VI. The Element of Fascination VII. Analogies and Associated Feelings VIII. The Holy as a Category of Value IX. Means of Expression of the Numinous X. The Numinous in the Old Testament XI. The Numinous in the New Testament XII. The Numinous in Luther XIII. The Two Processes of Development XIV. The Holy as an A Priori Category XV. Its Earliest Manifestations XVI. The ‘Cruder’ Phases XVII. The Holy as an A Priori Category XVIII. The Manifestations of the ‘Holy’ and the Faculty of ‘Divination’ XIX. Divination in Primitive Christianity XX. Divination in Christianity Today XXI. History and the A Priori in Religion: Summary and Conclusion

The Sacred and the Political

The Sacred and the Political

Explorations on Mimesis, Violence and Religion

  • Author: Elisabetta Brighi,Antonio Cerella
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1628925981
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4233
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What is the relationship between the sacred and the political, transcendence and immanence, religion and violence? And how has this complex relation affected the history of Western political reason? In this volume an international group of scholars explore these questions in light of mimetic theory as formulated by René Girard (1923-2015), one of the most original thinkers of our time. From Aristotle and his idea of tragedy, passing through Machiavelli and political modernity, up to contemporary biopolitics, this work provides an indispensable guide to those who want to assess the thorny interconnections of sacrality and politics in Western political thought and follow an unexplored yet critical path from ancient Greece to our post-secular condition. While looking at the past, this volume also seeks to illuminate the future relevance of the sacred/secular divide in the so-called 'age of globalization'.

Map is Not Territory

Map is Not Territory

Studies in the History of Religions

  • Author: Jonathan Z. Smith
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226763576
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 329
  • View: 8569
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In Map Is Not Territory, Jonathan Z. Smith engages previous interpretations of religious texts from late antiquity, critically evaluates the notion of sacred space and time as it is represented in the works of Mircea Eliade, and tackles important problems of methodology.

The Culture of Disbelief

The Culture of Disbelief

How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion

  • Author: Stephen L. Carter
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385474989
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
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In an updated version of his successful book, the author of Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby argues that religion can play a role in the nation's politics, law and culture while maintaining its separation from state. Reprint.