The Plurality of the Sacred—Critical Remarks on Mircea Eliade’s Conception of the SacredMircea Eliade distinguishes archaic, "traditional," mythic, religious human beings from "modem," nonmythic, nonreligious human beings. Eliade does not claim that every contemporary. Western human being is a "modem" person. He refers to two, general orientations or human modes of being in the world: two radically different ways of conceiving of human nature, the human condition, and how human beings are existentially, temporally, and historically related to reality. In presenting these two essential types, Eliade formulates clear-cut traditional versus modem contrasts and dichotomies: affirming or rejecting the reality of the sacred; affirming the mythic and living myths versus identification with a demythologized reality; devaluing or abolishing time and history and upholding atemporal, nonhistorical, exemplary, mythic and religious models versus identifying with the temporal and historical dimensions of existence. Search all titles.
A lecture on Mircea Eliade's The Sacred and the Profane: Space
Myth and reality
His most enduring and influential contribution to religious studies was possibly his theory of Eternal Return , which holds that myths and rituals do not simply record or imitate hierophanies , but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them. Misattributed [ edit ] As long as you have not grasped that you have to die to grow, you are a troubled guest on the dark earth. Attributed to Eliade in The Little Book of Romanian Wisdom edited by Diana Doroftei and Matthew Cross, this appears to be a translation of the last line of the poem "The Holy Longing" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , which, as translated by Robert Bly reads: And so long as you haven't experienced this: to die and so to grow, you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth. Wikipedia has an article about: Mircea Eliade. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Mircea Eliade.
Volume Thirty-one. Planned and Edited by RUTH NANDA ANSHEN. MYTH AND REALITY. MIRCEA ELIADE. /. Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask.
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Amid the ruins of the past authors, painters and poets re-conceptualize time and history through a modernist vision based on an imaginary reconfiguration of the antiquity. It is an important problem as the very nature of these applications has often been identified with either misguided storytelling, or non-compelling, non-engaging narratives, except the initial captivating moments due to the immersive 3D visual simulation. They would evoke deeper sensations if their dramaturgical plots were based on literary texts associated with the heritage sites, from users, as similar to those often associated with cognitive presence, e. Two cases of a tangible historical place Pompeii and an intangible character Salome are identified as cultural heritage items, with associated reconstruction examples via Mixed Reality simulations and corresponding early modern literary works. To the modern mind, myth is a word with -sometimes- contradictory meanings and connotations. However, not all myths are sacred; and not all sacred stories are committed to writing.
Myths are reflective of human concerns and needs during ancient times. By reviewing them, it turns out that many human problems today, have a historical background. Among the main themes of ancient mythologies, fertility and reproduction have various representations in ancient civilizations. The purpose of this paper was to review myths and common symbols of fertility and reproduction in ancient civilizations and evaluate the reasons of their continuous importance in different cultures. The data in this review study was obtained by scrutinizing the related literature. The gathered data indicated the multiplicity and variety of fertility symbols in ancient myths. Most ancient fertility symbols were inspired by the nature and some of them like earth and water were common in mythology of different civilizations.