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Old 04-13-2005, 02:19 AM
Draken Draken is offline
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Default Re: Mircea Eliade

I realize my mistake of quoting Eliade was a Jungian. Eliade was Eliade. Period. He was in constant contact with one of my favourite writers, Julius Evola.
I have to say I haven't read anything complete of his, only parts and excerpts; I'll start on one of his main works soon, "Shamanism".

Maybe this quote is more adequate:

"Finally religion, systematically understood as the apprehension of relative worth conferred through non-historical realities (including all abstract and imaginary entities) but revealed and confirmed through historical phenomena is seen [by Eliade] as a unifying human universal."

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything of Eliade's writing on the net so far - I haven't been looking that much. I'll try to find something.
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon
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