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Mircea Eliade - The stone ones

Identifier

022984

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Mircea Eliade – Shamaism:  Archaic techniques of Ecstasy

After that he came to an endless sea and there he found trees and seven stones.  The stones spoke to him one after the other.  The first had teeth like bears’ teeth and a basket shaped cavity and it revealed to him that it was the earth’s holding stone; it pressed on the fields with its weight, so that they should not be carried away by the wind.   The second stone served to melt iron.  He remained with these stones for seven days and so learned how they could be of use to men

The source of the experience

Shaman unspecified

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Earth
Troll

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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