Day 2 rels 2001 fall 2011 Eliade II%2c Osage%2c Crow%2c Seneca%2c Gikuyu

Day 2 rels 2001 fall 2011 Eliade II%2c Osage%2c Crow%2c Seneca%2c Gikuyu

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1 Day 2 Eliade cont’d, Native American Cosmogonies (Osage, Crow, Seneca), and African Cosmogony (Gikuyu)
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Day 2 Eliade cont’d, Native American Cosmogonies (Osage, Crow, Seneca), and African Cosmogony (Gikuyu) I. Mircea Eliade Five key points regarding cosmogonies (creation myths) #1. They “orient us” #2. A cosmogony distinguishes between sacred space and profane space #3. Axis Mundi (“world center”) A vertical structure that connects the higher divine realm with the lower, ordinary realm It allows for communication between the divine and the human Choose examples from Eliade, e.g., the Achilpa #4 . consecration of sacred space remaking the cosmos in miniature (examples) Audio: Consecration – as an example of how Eliade’s theory might be helpful in interpreting some religious behavior 2
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3 Day 2 : Eliade cont’d, Native American Cosmogonies (Osage, Crow, Seneca), and African Cosmogony (Gikuyu) I. Mircea Eliade
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Day 2 rels 2001 fall 2011 Eliade II%2c Osage%2c Crow%2c Seneca%2c Gikuyu

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