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Eliade, Mircea - On Attis, Osiris and Artemis

Identifier

003234

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Mircea Eliade

'A divinity manifested in a tree is a motif that runs through all near Eastern plastic art, it can also be found in the Indo-Mesopotamo-Egypto-Aegean area.  Most often, the scene represents the epiphany of some divinity of fertility – at Moherijo-Daro (3rd millenium BC) we find a divine epiphany in a ficus religiosa'.

In vedic literature there are descriptions of religious experiences of the manifestation of God in vegetation for example.  In the Berlin Museum there is a bas relief from Assur of a god coming out of a tree.  Gods of vegetation include Attis (fir tree) Osiris (cedar) Artemis (variously myrtle and cedar etc).

The source of the experience

Eliade, Mircea

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

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