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Read online Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen) 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 by Mircea Eliade, Wendy Doniger, Willard R. Trask

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Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen)
Title:Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen)
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Number of Pages:610
Category:non-fiction, anthropology, history, religion, mythology, spirituality
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Nuvela ilustreaz o alegorie a mor ii sau a drumului spre moarte, 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, 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, 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