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Title:Occultism, Witchcraft & Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religion
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mircea Eliade
Publisher:University Of Chicago Press
ISBN:0226203921
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Number of Pages:158
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Philosophy, Mythology, Occult, History, Romanian literature

Occultism, Witchcraft & Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religion by Mircea Eliade

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Occultism, Witchcraft & Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religion In the period domoninated by the triumphs of scientific rationalism how do we account for the extraordinary success of such occult movements as astrology or the revival of witchcraft From his perspective as a historian of religions the eminent scholar Mircea Eliade shows that such popular trends develop from archaic roots and periodically resurface in certain myths symbols and rituals In six lucid essays collected for this volume Eliade reveals the profound religious significance that lies at the heart of many contemporary cultural vogues .

Since all of the essays except the last were originally delivered as lectures their introductory character and lively oral style make them particularly accessible to the intelligent nonspecialist Rather than a popularization i Occultism Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions i is the fulfillment of Eliade s conviction that the history of religions should be read by the widest possible audience

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