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Cirlot on giants

Identifier

002733

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

The deepest and most ancient meaning of the myth of the giant alludes to the supposed existence of an immense primordial being, by whose sacrifice creation was brought forth.  The cosmogonic myth was very common among primitive and ancient peoples, and it shows how rites involving the sacrifice of humans are an attempt to revive the initial sacrifice and to resuscitate the cosmic forces or to awaken at least, their favourable proclivities.

The source of the experience

Cirlot, J E

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Beauty, art and music
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

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