Monday, February 22, 2010

Post for Feb. 24

Hello All,

For today's post, find one quote from Eliade that you could use in your analysis. Be sure to indicate the page on which the quote can be found.

Note: Do not repeat someone else's quote. By the end of this post, there should be 35 different quotes (since there are 35 students in the class).

25 comments:

  1. Kathryn Snow writes:
    "The center, then, is pre-eminentely the zone of the sacred, the zone of absolute reality. The road leading to the center is a ‘difficult road’[…]; pilgrimage to sacred places[…]; danger-ridden voyages[…]; wanderings in labyrinths; difficulties of the seeker for the road to the self, to the ‘center’ of his being, and so on” (p. 17-18)[Woodman slide 13].

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  2. Eliade argues that, time "has no final influence upon [a thing's] existance, since it is itself constantly regenerated" (Eliade, 2005,pg 90).

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  3. As Eliade (2005) argues, "paralleling the archaic belief in the celestial archetypes of cities and temples, and even more fully attested by the documents, there is we find, another series of beliefs, which refer to their being invested witht he prestige of the Center" (p. 12).

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  4. As Mircea Eliade notes, in The Myth of Eternal Return, "objects or acts acquire a value, and in so by doing become real, because they participate, after one fashion or another, in a reality that transcends them" (pg. 3-4)

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  5. Eliade argues "The past year vanishes to give place to another year, another era: that is, to the period when, through reactualization of the creation, the world in effect begins" (p.69)(Woodman slide 37).

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  6. "The tama's tendency to become agitated and quit its normal condition when winter passes into spring is simply an elementary physiological formulation of retrogression into the nondistinct, of the reactualization of chaos." (Eliade, p. 71)

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  7. " every territory occupied for the purpose of being inhabited or utilized...is first of all transformed from chaos into cosmos; that is, through the effect of ritual it is given a "form" which makes it become real." (Eliade,pg.11)

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  8. "The road is arduou, frought with perils, because it is in fact a rite of the passage from profane to the sacred"(Eliade,p.18).

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  9. "at the end of the year and in the expectation of the New Year there is a repetition of the mythical moment of the passage from chaos to cosmos" (Eliade 54).

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  10. Evangelina Sanchez
    "And this is the meaning of ritual purification: a combustion, an annuling of the sins and faults of the individual and of those od the community as a whole-not a mere "purifying." Regeneration, as its namen indicates, is a new birth.

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  11. Evangelina Sanchez
    "And this is the meaning of ritual purification: a combustion, an annuling of the sins and faults of the individual and of those od the community as a whole-not a mere "purifying." Regeneration, as its namen indicates, is a new birth (Eliade, p.54)

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  12. Ingrid Borja said...
    "Christianity translates the periodic regeneration of the world into a regeneration of the world into a regeneration of the human individual"(Eliade 19.

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  13. Eliade says, "Everything that we know about the mythical memories of 'paradise' confronts us, on the contrary, with the image of an ideal humanity enjoying a beatitude and spiritual plentitude forever unrealizable in the 'fallen man.'" (Eliade, 91)

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  14. “For us, the essential thing is that there is everywhere a conception of the end and the beginning of the temporal period, based on the observation of biocosmic rhythms and forming part of a larger system—the system of periodic purifications (cf. purges, fasting, confession of sins, etc.) and of the periodic regeneration of life” (Eliade, pg.52)(Woodman, slide 5).

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  15. Kayla Rodriguez

    Eliade says,"Every creation repeats the pre-eminent cosmogonic act, the Creation of the world (p.18).

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  16. Roxanne Martinez
    “No heroic ‘ordeal’ is omitted: shooting an arrow through an apple, jumping over several horses, recognizing a girl among a group of youths dressed alike, and so on” (Eliade, p.41)

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  17. Victoria Valencia

    "Consequently, whatever is founded has its foundation at the center of the world (since, as we know, the Creation itself took place from a center."

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  18. "The ritual combats between two groups of actors reactualize the cosmogonic movement of the fight between the god and the primordical dragon (the serpent almost everywhere symbolizing what is latent, preformal, undifferentiated" (Eliade, p.69)

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  19. "Facts which show us how reality is conferred through participation in the "symbolism of the center": cities, temples, houses become real by the fact of being assimilated to the "center of the world."

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  20. (Eliade, p.5")

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  21. Rigo Razo

    "Evidently, for the archaic mentality, reality manifests itself as force, effectiveness, and duration. Hence the outstanding reality is sacred; for only the sacred is in absolute fashion, acts effectively, creates things and makes them endure"(Eliade, p.10)

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  22. Eliade says,"Each of these mythico-ritual motifs testifies to the wholly exceptional character of the days that precede and follow the first day of the year"(p. 68).

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  23. Christina Blair said...

    According to Eliade, "The Sacred Mountain-where heaven and earth meet- is situated at the center of the world" ( p. 12).

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  24. Eliade says, "Every temple or place-and, by extension, every sacred city or royal residence- is Sacred Mountain, therefore becoming a center.

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  25. Sorry I forgot to put the page number. It is page 12

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