The Myth of the Eternal Return or Cosmos and History

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 as

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  • Title: The Myth of the Eternal Return or Cosmos and History
  • Author: Mircea Eliade Willard R. Trask
  • ISBN: 9780691017778
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre scholar Mircea Eliade 1907 86 Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade s The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intThis founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian emigre scholar Mircea Eliade 1907 86 Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade s The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible compelling the religious expressions activities of a wide variety of archaic 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.

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    1. Le mythe de l'eternel retour: Archétypes et répetition = The Myth of the eternal return, Mircea Eliade The "eternal return" is an idea for interpreting religious behavior proposed by the historian Mircea Eliade; it is a belief expressed through behavior (sometimes implicitly, but often explicitly) that one is able to become contemporary with or return to the "mythical age"—the time when the events described in one's myths occurred. It should be distinguished from the philosophical concept of [...]

    2. اول سه ستاره دادم، چون بیشتر مطالب کتاب برای من تکراری بود از مطالبی که قبلاً در اسطوره و واقعیت و اسطوره، رویا، راز از الیاده خونده بودم.اما بعد دیدم حق این کتاب چهار ستاره است. چون اگر این کتاب رو قبل از اون دو کتاب می خوندم، قطعاً به همون اندازه از تحلیل های دست اول و جذابش لذ [...]

    3. هدف از نگارش این کتاب پژوهشی است درباره برخی از جنبه های هستی شناسی کهن و یا به عبارت دقیق تر درباره مفاهیم هستی و واقعیت. آنچنان که مفاهیم مذکور را می توان از طرز رفتار انسان در جوامع کهن استنباط کرد. جوامع کهن یا سنتی هم شامل جهانی است که معمولا از آن با صفت بدوی یاد می شود و هم [...]

    4. Mircea Eliade tarih ve dinler hakkındaki eserlerine başlayacaklara ilk olarak Ebedi Dönüş Miti'ni okumalarını önermiş. Kitap tarih felsefesine giriş niteliğinde. Döngüsel zaman kavramı büyük dinler, inanış biçimleri, ayinler, adetler vb. olgulardan örnekler verilerek açıklanmış. Deneme tarzında yazılan kitabın dili oldukça akıcı ve sade. Konudan bihaber olan birisini bile rahatlıkla içine çekebilir. Çeviri de çok güzel. Sırada ne var derseniz, Eliade'nin tüm [...]

    5. eliade's central premise is that to 'archaic' man an object or act only becomes 'real' insofar as it imitates or repeats an earlier archetype. more than that: man's very experience in the stream of time is altered, shifting from the profane to the sacred, only when he duplicates an earlier archetypical event. to put into a modern context -- a christian who took a sunday off, in replication of god taking the seventh day off, would be thrust into sacred timeeliade enters into a kind of philosophy [...]

    6. To Transcend Profane TimeIt is always a joy to read a great man's greatest book- and the author himself considered this to be the most significant of all his works. He would expand the central concepts elsewhere, but it is here that they first seem to burst forth. The way he rattles out references and examples with only a line or footnote you get the feeling that he can't be bothered with detailed analysis because he is too caught up with the central ideas and is being swept along with them. It [...]

    7. لطالما أردت أن أعرف أكثر عن العود الأبدي الذي طرحه كونديرا في رائعته "كائن لا تحتمل خفته"، لم أكن أتوقع أن أجد نفسي أمام كتاب كهذا، مليء بالاساطير المثيرة للاهتمام، وأمام كاتب يكتب بأسلوب مترابط ومفهوم، وأمام مترجم جيد يسهل فهم الكتاب علي.

    8. سيطرت على البشرية اكذوبة قديمة اخذت تتضخم : ان طل شيء يتكرر ولذا يعيش كثير من الناس حيواتهم كما يمليه عليهم المجتمع او الاخرين لاعتقادهم انهم ينفذون المقدر لهموحتى قضية الحياة الاولى للبشر في فردوس قبل الخطيئة والطقوس التي كل ماتقوم به هو تدمير الحياة بشكلها الحالي لتولد من [...]

    9. "Among countless stones, one stone becomes sacred - and hence instantly becomes saturated with being . . . because it commemorates a mythical act . . ." --Eliade, p. 4

    10. Many years ago i was sitting in front of an Archetype Personality, i mean a Sufi mystic or a Babaji. Baba ji told me many intricate details of my personality like a psychologist. I was young and impressionable so i believe every word literally. Baba ji advised me to write fiction, till then i never thought of writing anything. Still i don't know how to write a good story, i just fill pages. So i asked him what should i read to become a good writer. He smiled and said, you should read mythology o [...]

    11. أساسي للمهتمين بالاسطورة و التاريخ و الدين، و الأهم انه مركّز و مختصر بدون مقدمات ما الها معنى و حكي بلا طعمة :) الزمن الدائري التكراري و الزمن المستقيم و سيطرتهما على العقلية البشرية في محاولتها لايجاد المعنى و الصراع مع التاريخ كتاب ممتع

    12. Initially sub-titled "The Philosophy of History," this staggering short read is a probe into humanities' use of time to unconsciously obliterate history, forcing us to mythologize regeneration (the "new' year) in opposition to careful structures for storing historical ideals, models and timelines. Eliade claims history's storage (in text, spoken word) is merely a facade for anyone schooled outside of the deep study of history. Instead, humans store myth and archetypes readily while remain puzzle [...]

    13. Francis Fukuyama was a fool. More below. Eliade once again gets to the heart of the problem, the same question children have and adults somehow figure out to live with: how to deal with YOLO (You only live once). In the course of his exposition of the approach of “archaic man” he blows up a few major Christian myths (not directly, but just as the logical conclusion of what he finds, similar to Joseph Campbell), but ends up with the need for a belief in God somehow anyway. But back to Francis [...]

    14. In a nutshell, this book concerns the translation of Myth as a way of mans coping with the cruel world and the events therein .To primitive man the only acts that where valid where those that mirrored the actions of the Gods and he frequently wiped his slate clean with frenzied ceremonies,so as to avoid responsibility for his transgressive acts.Modern man developed a more inclusive view of himself where by his experience was/is part of a refinement of the soul and his historic sufferings are les [...]

    15. This book serves as a readable introduction to the work of Mircea Eliade, anthropologist of religion and one-time fascist, and to the concept of "time" as it differs between cultures. The primary distinction drawn by the author is between our modern sense of homogeneous (even isotropic, according to some physicists) time proceeding historically through cause and effect and the more common sense, historically and culturally speaking, that time is patterned and repetitive.This book gave me some sm [...]

    16. This book was recommended to me as an excellent and inspiring book concerning the philosophy of history, and while I was initially sceptic about the relevance of this book I quickly turned to liking it. This is, in my opinion, a must-read for everyone interested in alternative approaches to (historical) time. While the book may sometimes be a little too repetitive (the author uses lots of examples that do not necessarily contribute to the argument), there are also a lot of exciting passages and [...]

    17. I had high hopes for this book before reading it, expecting to meet a more thorough examination of the idea of the 'eternal return' both in antiquity and going into modern times (with Nietzsche, the 're-enchantment' of the world etc.). Although many references were provided to numerous interesting religious ideas I lacked a more structured and comprehensible overview. Eliade seemed to get a bit lost in the many examples and digressions, leaving the main-point of his book a bit blurry. Hence the [...]

    18. Интелектуален кеф е срещата с Мирча Елиаде. С ерудицията и мащаба на мисленето си, чрез елегантните си и леки за четене разсъждения румънският професор успява да издигне ума ти (поне за кратко) над профанното. А центърът на изследването – бунтът на архаичния човек срещу вла [...]

    19. Написана на език, достатъчно достъпен дори и за човек, нямащ толкова познания в областите, с които книгата се занимава. Увлекателна, засягаща темите и въпросите обхватно и доста изчерпателно. Като единствен недостатък бих отбелязала примерите- някои от тях, може би на момен [...]

    20. This was one of those used book shop discoveries. I found it very interesting and vindicating in a way to confirm my thoughts and perceptions about cycles, myths, rituals and history. There were A LOT of big words that required frequent use of a dictionary. It made for deep, interesting reading on those bus commutes for my life in the repetitive mundane.

    21. One of many of Eliade's books placing religious experience at the heart of religious activity. In this case, he is interested in showing how the experience of the divine constitutes the human world.

    22. สนุกมากกก เต็มไปด้วยเรื่องที่เราไม่รู้ เดี๋ยวว่างๆ จะมาเขียนถึงยาวๆ

    23. This book demands a slow, methodical reading. One should have a working knowledge of ancient mythology as well as contemporary mythology (aka, religion). Definitely worth reading.

    24. See original review here: marklindnerfo/blog/2012/01/This is the 5th book that I have read for My Two-Thirds Book Challenge.I stated at the end of my review of Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces that I hoped that this might be a good follow-up book to Campbell and I have to say that I think it was. It is certainly a different project than Campbell’s but it dovetails nicely.Contents:Introduction to the 2005 Edition by Jonathan Z. SmithForewordPrefaceChap. 1: Archetypes and Repetition§ [...]

    25. Mircea Eliade’s “the Myth of the Eternal Return” is, on one level, an exposition of myths that explore and illustrate the concept of cyclical time. Eliade spans the globe recounting stories that outline his thesis, which is that man who lived in “traditional”, “archaic” societies lived in a world without history/non-linear time. Instead, he posits, they lived in a world that was created anew through ritual and the absorption of profane time into the sacred through the repetition of [...]

    26. Popadla mě nostalgie po Fakultě Hledání Smyslu, tak jsem si pořídil tuhle klasiku. Neuvěříte tomu, ale v hlavě mi ji při čtení recitoval hlas Zdeňka Pince! :)

    27. I read this book at nearly the perfect time, with a great percentage being undertaken around a Christmas/New Year holiday. The great thing about this book is that it provides a new lens to interpret our own lives while making 'ancient' cultural practices legible, and occasionally more familiar than the relations which we nominally live under. The primary question this book tackles is: how do we live with respect to history, the events which happen to us? This volume provides four choices:* to re [...]

    28. A founding work of the anthropology and history of religion, this book is of considerable interest to historians for Eliade's account of the perception of time in what he describes variously as "archaic" and "pre-modern" cultures. "Primitive" man does not conceive of time as linear and history as a progressive succession of unique events. Instead, "the life of archaic man (a life reduced to the repetition of archetypal acts, that is, to categories and not to events, to the unceasing rehearsal of [...]

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