Using the seemingly simple concepts of the sacred and the profane, Eliade gifts his readers with a profound understanding of space, time, nature, and life itself. His intellectual constructs have guided my worldview for more than two decades. —Mark— From Mark's Picks
A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade
In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.