“It was lunar symbolism that enabled man to relate and connect such heterogeneous things as: birth, becoming, death, and ressurection; the waters, plants, woman, fecundity, and immortality; the cosmic darkness, prenatal existence, and life after death, followed by the rebirth of the lunar type ("light coming out of darkness"); weaving, the symbol of the "thread of life," fate, temporality, and death; and yet others.  US$13.95, US$13.85 |, 140 October 23rd 1968 Before reading this book, I did not think of myself as a religious person. I'm learning lots of new words!  US$39.95, US$42.60 Interesting read, as long as you interpret it as a philosophy text, not as the "history of religion" text it pretends to be.  US$17.95, US$13.51  US$16.95, US$12.06  US$16.50, US$12.37 US$26.27  US$19.46, US$14.78 Critics have argued that while the terms are useful in understanding human classification of worldly things and ideas, as well as understanding human religion, not every culture draws such clear distinctions. In other words, it is continuously progressing towards something new, hence reshaping and remodeling the old. Modern human beings which are becoming increasingly nonreligious manifest the sacred by what increases their progress. The religious human belongs to really ancient times, impossible to know for sure or imagine in present days. 256 pages - English translation published 1959 Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred.  US$24.99, US$16.40 [2], The Navajo believe their homeland is sacred and thus every action taken while living in their homeland is sacred.  US$13.00, US$11.30 This very scholarly work is a look into the archetypal symbols that differentiate the sacred and the profane- from mythology to architecture, even the way we experience time. "The homogeneity of time and space" is the truth of the profane.  US$9.95, US$143.59 Up until a large portion of the book, I thought the "religious human" was closer to us time wise, but it is nothing like that. On the other hand, Eliade regards that nonreligious human beings have abandoned the cardinal elements which constitute the sacred. In a book of great originality and scholarship, 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. 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Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century. Probably good as an introduction to Eliade's other works. Refresh and try again. Even though it took awhile for me to finish this book, it certainly added some new aspects of the whole idea of how religion developed across time ever since pre-monotheistic religions. What struck me as original at the time was Eliade's treatment of the axis mundi, whereby all is oriented. Eliade shows exactly how this breaks down in human activity. To acquire a world of his own, he has desacralized the world in which his ancestors lived; but to do so he has been obliged to adopt an earlier type of behavior, and that behavior is still emotionally present in him, in one form or another, ready to be reactualized in his deepest being. He exemplifies this by saying that our home (whether a cave, huge stone, pole or modern apartment) is the first space we have come to worship. Much clearer and more accessible than some of his other books, and fascinating! Useful guides in this territory have included Tillich, Otto, James, Jung, Campbell, and several times now, Eliade. In his book, he offers several examples of these elements which cha. In general most of the ideas of cycle, dualism, polarity, opposition, conflict, but also of reconciliation of contraries, of coincidentia oppositorum, were either discovered or clarified by virtue of lunar symbolism. I'm no expert in anthropology, but I couldn't help noticing how some ideas were corroborated mostly by Middle Eastern traditions, while others excl.  US$18.00, US$37.96  US$29.95, US$23.58 The inescapable human distinction between sacred and profane occurs when man attempts to ground himself in his world, to recognize both his own subjectivity and the subjective importance of the physical and temporal spaces he inhabits. Eliade was an intensely prolific author of fiction and non-fiction alike, publishing over 1,300 pieces over 60 years.  US$24.95, US$15.79  US$15.99, US$15.75 Haters gonna hate, but this is an extraordinary book, love it or hate it. The Sacred and the Profane serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion, but its perspective also encompasses philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and psychology. Whereas the latter is homogeneous, inert, and mute, its ontology 'flat', the former is studded with sacred places and times. It’s October, which means it’s the perfect time to scare yourself with a truly unsettling book. Jeez, what an amazing read.  US$24.95, US$14.09 Nic describes him as an academic much like his predecessors in that he believes Christianity to be the highest from or religious thought, but who arrived at this conclusion through secular and widespread study rather than a simple Bible-bashing and brainwashing train of thought. I may not belong to any specific creed, but I often feel mesmerized by nature, I take my home as a sanctuary, food as a gift, traveling as a liberation (and also as a sort of pilgrimage to find other meanings to my life) and sex as a powerful ritual.  US$79.95, US$23.68 In the classic text The Sacred and the Profane, famed historian of religion Mircea Eliade observes that even moderns who proclaim themselves residents of a completely profane world are still unconsciously nourished by the memory of the sacred.Eliade traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times in terms of space, time, nature, and the cosmos. Symbols awaken individual experience and transmute it into a spiritual act into metaphysical comprehension of the world.  US$16.99, US$13.92  US$22.00, US$23.39 They have caused in me the search for what might otherwise also be termed universal instantiations of human sentimentality--finding their source, likewise, in the phenomenological sphere. Probably good as an introduction to Eliade's other works.

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