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Mircea Eliade - The trials and terrors of Initiation

Identifier

000821

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Mircea Eliade – Shamanism Archaic techniques of ecstasy

It will be remembered that candidate shamans or the heroes of certain myths sometimes find themselves in apparently desperate situations.  They must go ‘where night and day meet’, or find a gate in a wall, or go up to the sky through a passage that opens but for an instant, pass between two constantly moving millstones, two rocks that clash together, through the jaws of a monster and the like

The source of the experience

Shaman unspecified

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Activities

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Activity not known

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