A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1: From the Stone Age by Mircea Eliade

By Mircea Eliade

Publish yr note: initially released in French below the
title Histoire des croyances et des idees religieuses. Vol. 1: De [,age de l. a. pierre
aux mysteres d'Eleusis
Payot, Paris, 1976.
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"No one has performed loads as Mr. Eliade to notify literature scholars within the West approximately 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . everybody who cares in regards to the human experience will locate new info and new angles of vision."— Martin E. Marty, manhattan occasions ebook Review

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By Mircea Eliade

Publish yr note: initially released in French below the
title Histoire des croyances et des idees religieuses. Vol. 1: De [,age de l. a. pierre
aux mysteres d'Eleusis
Payot, Paris, 1976.
-------------------------

"No one has performed loads as Mr. Eliade to notify literature scholars within the West approximately 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . everybody who cares in regards to the human experience will locate new info and new angles of vision."— Martin E. Marty, manhattan occasions ebook Review

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38. Curt Sachs, World History oj the Dance (1937), pp. 124, 208. 39. See the abundant documentation in Evel Gasparini, II Matriarcato Siavo, pp. 667 fT. 40. G. DieterIen, Koumen; cr. Henri Lhote, "Les gravures et les peintures rupestres du Sahara," pp. 282 fT. 26 THE PALEANTHROPIANS H. C. ). To give only one example, a cosmogonic myth brings on the stage the primordial Waters and the Creator, the latter either as anthropomorphic or in the form of an aquatic animal, descending to the bottom of the ocean to bring back the material necessary for the creation of the world.

32. Alexander Marshak, The Roots of Civilization, pp. 81 ff. Equally significant is the ability of the Paleolithics accurately to observe and draw the phases of plant life (see Marshak, Roots, pp. , and his" Le baton de com man dement de Montgaudier (Charente)," pp. 329 ff. Rites, thought, and imagination 23 Whatever may be thought of Marshak's general theory concerning the development of civilization, the fact remains that the lunar cycle was analyzed, memorized, and used for practical purposes some 15,000 years before the discovery of agriculture.

Curt Sachs, World History oj the Dance (1937), pp. 124, 208. 39. See the abundant documentation in Evel Gasparini, II Matriarcato Siavo, pp. 667 fT. 40. G. DieterIen, Koumen; cr. Henri Lhote, "Les gravures et les peintures rupestres du Sahara," pp. 282 fT. 26 THE PALEANTHROPIANS H. C. ). To give only one example, a cosmogonic myth brings on the stage the primordial Waters and the Creator, the latter either as anthropomorphic or in the form of an aquatic animal, descending to the bottom of the ocean to bring back the material necessary for the creation of the world.

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