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Title:Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mircea Eliade, Philip Mairet
Publisher:Princeton University Press (NJ)
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Number of Pages:192
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Philosophy, Mythology, Anthropology, History

Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism by Mircea Eliade, Philip Mairet

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism 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 He describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development


p Set in s Calcutta this is a i roman clef i of remarkable intimacy Originally published in Romanian in 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 br br 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 br br A vibrantly poetic love story i Bengal Nights i 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 br br i Bengal Nights i 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 i Literary Review i br br Mircea Eliade 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 i Bengal Nights i was an immediate critical success The film i Les Nuits Bengali i appeared in p

Nuntă în cer

b Ne ndoielnic scriind aceast carte autorul ei evadeaz n trecut n imagina ie n mit i Nunt n Cer i nu este desigur un roman fantastic de i misterul nu lipse te dar este cu siguran un roman realist simbolic axat pe un mit al iubirii Un roman de idei mai pu in livresc dec t celelalte i un roman liric b br br Cadrul nt mpl rilor descrise r m ne unul modern citadin n vreme ce relat rile lor au loc ntr un cadru montan izolat Avem de a face a adar cu o perspectiv de sus asupra trecutului personajelor i cu o transfigurare a acestuia prin iubire i prin suferin a desp r irii br br Prin i Nunt n Cer i Eliade se reconciliaz de fapt cu melancolica Belle poque a copil riei sale vehement respins de adolescentul miop i de t n rul macho apologet al virilit ii Este ns ceva mai mult dec t at t c ci dac Mavrodin i Hasna reprezint dou variante de om modern ndr gostit de necunoscut i atras de schimbare Ileana ncarneaz un principiu tradi ional de stabilitate

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

In the classic text i The Sacred and the Profane i 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 In doing so he shows how the total human experience of the religious man compares with that of the nonreligious br This book of great originality and scholarship serves as an excellent introduction to the history of religion but its perspective also emcompasses philosophical anthropology phenomenology and psychology It will appeal to anyone seeking to discover the potential dimensions of human existence

Le Roman de l'adolescent myope

Puisque je suis rest seul j ai d cid de me mettre crire aujourd hui m me i Le Roman de l adolescent myope i J y travaillerai chaque apr s midi Je n ai pas besoin d inspiration il faut que j crive ma vie et ma vie je la connais quant au roman j y pense depuis longtemps Voici d crit d s les premi res phrases le projet de ce livre o le narrateur un adolescent pr coce et tourment dans la Bucarest du d but du si cle d voile avec pr cision et presque impudeur son quotidien les travers de ses profs les complots des l ves leurs convoitises sexuelles les premiers exploits erotiques la d couverte de sa propre alt rit mais aussi la n cessit d crire qui lui est chevill e au corps Retrouv voici peu dans un grenier de Bucarest ce roman crit alors m me que Mircea Eliade avait l ge de son h ros est aussi un inestimable document sur le grand crivain qui fut lui m me cet adolescent de g nie qu il nous r v le en faisant mine de le d couvrir

Mademoiselle Christina

Une famille isol e au bord du Danube subit l influence mal fique d une anc tre disparue Mademoiselle Christina hante les chambres des occupants vampire l apparence s ductrice elle charme Egor et enl ve petit petit toute vie dans la demeure aust re Sous la lumi re blafarde de la lune les ombres trahissent la pr sence d un autre monde effrayant celui des mes damn es Entre deux soupirs de Sanda jeune fille exsangue un silence de mort s installe dans le r cit br br Egor trouvera t il la force de lutter contre l enchanteresse Christina La jeune Simina poss d e par le mal semble en douter br br Mademoiselle Christina nous vient tout droit du folklore roumain Une histoire de vampires dans un monde en proie au blasph me pour l exorciser un jeune homme tue deux fois le vampire en lui transper ant le c ur Le dialogue entre le monde des morts et celui des vivants n est pas ph m re Les deux camps se livrent un si ge sans merci ceci pr s que les bellig rants se disputent non des fortunes mais des mes et que leurs armes ne sont pas des armes classiques mais des rituels magiques

La ţigănci

Odat cu primul s u volum de nuvele publicat la Madrid n i reluat dup c iva ani n Rom nia sub titlul celei mai fascinante dintre ele Mircea Eliade pare s fi g sit tema de elec ie a realismului magic inaugurat de el n literatur Este o tem pe care o va explora neobosit de acum nainte ea descinde parc dintr o idee recurent a studiilor i eseurilor sale de istorie a religiilor Potrivit ei omul modern este chiar f r s o tie ap sat de o nemiloas tiranie a istoriei de care caut cu nfrigurare s se elibereze Numai c solu ia izb virii de aceast tiranie trece printr o abolire a timpului care alc tuie te miezul acelui v rtej capabil s l soarb i s l desfiin eze br br Eroul lui Eliade din La ig nci un om obi nuit prins n nt mpl ri oarecare tr ie te experien a unei fisuri n fluxul timpului prin care se afl proiectat ntr o alt lume familiar i stranie totodat o lume ce i dezv luie existen a sacrului camuflat n profan

La ţigănci & Pe strada Mîntuleasa The Gypsy / Mîntuleasa Street

Nuvela ilustreaz o alegorie a mor ii sau a drumului spre moarte

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

First published in Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious amp fascinating phenomenon Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion Romanian emigre scholar Mircea Eliade surveys the practice of Shamanism over two amp a half millennia of human history moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia amp Central Asia where Shamanism was first observed to North amp South America Indonesia Tibet China amp beyond In this authoritative survey Eliade illuminates the magico religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman at once magician amp medicine man healer amp miracle doer priest mystic amp poet Synthesizing the approaches of psychology sociology amp ethnology Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice

The Myth of the Eternal Return or Cosmos and History

This founding work of the history of religions first published in English in secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre scholar Mircea Eliade Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures amp drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages Eliade s The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible amp compelling the religious expressions amp activities of a wide variety of archaic amp primitive religious cultures While acknowledging that a return to the archaic is no longer possible Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human

Noaptea de Sânziene

Acest roman constituie poate proiectul cel mai ambi ios al lui Mircea Eliade acela de a configura un Zeitgeist plas ndu se astfel al turi de romancieri europeni redutabili Romanul recapituleaz toate temele esen iale pentru opera lui Eliade teme care i g sesc ecoul at t n proza i dramaturgia sa c t i n opera tiin ific sau n publicistic n acela i timp romanul reprezint un mare semn de adio este un roman al desp r irilor al rupturilor al unei lumi disp rute care va continua s l obsedeze pe scriitor i asupra c reia acesta va mai reveni dar niciodat cu acest suflu cu o astfel de anvergur ANGELO MITCHIEVICI

The Myth of the Eternal Return or Cosmos and History, Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, Nuntă în cer, La ţigănci & Pe strada Mîntuleasa The Gypsy / Mîntuleasa Street, Maitreyi, Noaptea de Sânziene, Mademoiselle Christina, The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion, La ţigănci, Le Roman de l'adolescent myope